FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Batsis, D.M.D. of Tom's River, New Jersey was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 6, 1941. His education began in Brooklyn then Bradley Beach, New Jersey. He graduated from Asbury Park High School and went on to attend Monmouth College. In 1963, he was accepted early at Tufts University, Massachusetts; he returned to New Jersey and graduated from Monmouth College in 1965 with his B.S. He earned his D.M.D. at the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) and obtained his license to practice dentistry in New Jersey. Dr. Batsis gained a reputation for treating his patients like family, always smiling and explaining procedures clearly. He willingly set up fee schedules for working families and was known as the "painless dentist" by his patients. His many awards include the George Hixson Fellowship Award (2X), the Kiwanis Legion of Honor Award in 1996 and 2001, The Kiwanis Fred Briggs Award, membership Strathmore's Who's Who Roundtable for Dentistry. From 1971, Dr. Batsis' interests turned to Kiwanis where he made himself known in Toms River, New Jersey, his place of residence for 35 years. His allegiances to Kiwanis lead to his election as Governor of New Jersey Kiwanis. Following that, he became internationally known as a Kiwanis International Trustee and committee chair of Youth Services and more. His 35 years of dentistry endeared him to his patients, and his work with youth services made him a hero not only to those he served but to his peers as well. In addition to the Kiwanis Club, he was affiliated with the Toms River Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Monmouth Ocean County Dental Society. A new website www.drandrewbatsis.com is officially debuting on June 17, 2016 in tandem with a special Times Square appearance and promotional press campaign. This site will serve as an ongoing memorial and testament to Dr. Batsis' many accomplishments during his lifetime. This site's content is being moderated by Katherine Batsis, Dr. Batsis' loving wife, who was instrumental in securing these honors and opportunities for her late husband.
Kathi Batsis, as she is known to friends and loved ones, is the beloved wife of Dr. Andrew Batsis, as well as his official biographer. She has continued to keep his memory alive through the written word and with her ongoing efforts to reach a wider audience every day. Her now completed, as-yet-unpublished biography of Dr. Batsis – which also reads as a touching memoir of their marriage to one another – is entitled, Dr. Andrew Batsis, Husband! Dentist! Kiwanian! Santa Claus? and is already gaining momentum as one of the leading new works of nonfiction literature in its specific genre due to its high quality and the aforementioned Times Square promotional advertising campaign.
Visit the special section of http://www.drandrewbatsis.com/ labeled "The Book of Dr. Batsis" to enjoy sample chapters in a desktop and mobile-friendly format. Keep watching the website for upcoming details regarding Katherine Batsis' new manuscript. While still entertaining offers from publishers, Mrs. Batsis hopes to have penned a publishing deal by late 2016 for a book release next year. Her touching compendium of their memories and experiences has been referred to by Scott Stone, Executive Vice President of 2 Brothers Worldwide Publishing as "truly groundbreaking work" and "a simply wonderful biography and memoir detailing not only the career of a great man, but also the story of a great marriage." During Mrs. Batsis' appearance on Strathmore Online Radio (also debuting June 17, 2016 – hear audio sample above) her work was met with excitement and anticipation for a proper release. Dr. Andrew Batsis, Husband! Dentist! Kiwanian! Santa Claus? is "an episodic journey into the heart of love, devotion and greatness. It is uncomplicated in its emotional gravity; direct and effective." (Stone)
Based on her excellence in the field of writing, Katherine Batsis was recently named Author of the Year by both Strathmore's Who's Who and America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, along with several other designations such as Lifetime Roundtable and the Top Female Executive and Leaders program. These special membership honors were granted based on accomplishment, ambition and an overall show of promise in one's chosen endeavor.
Katherine J. Batsis is a graduate of Lesley College and Simmons College, where she received her B.Ed and L.S., respectively. Her expertise lies in writing, reading, researching, thinking and library sciences. In her part time she enjoys international folk dancing, contra dancing, knitting, playing the piano, singing, learning French and practicing yoga.
It should be noted that this is the second time Dr. Andrew Batsis has been honored on the Times Square billboards. The Times Square honor is of particular significance because of the high visibility it offers. This visual celebration of Dr. Andrew Batsis' career and Katherine Batsis' wonderful writing will appear at regular intervals on two monitors attached to the landmark skyscraper at 3 Times Square, #1, New York, NY 10036 on Friday, June 17, 2017. This structure is situated in what is inarguably one of the busiest places in the world. Strathmore's Who's Who and America's Registry are both pleased to honor him in memoriam. They also offer their full endorsement of Katherine Batsis' manuscript, Dr. Andrew Batsis, Husband! Dentist! Kiwanian! Santa Claus? as the #1 unpublished literary work of 2016.
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