Thirty gifted dental students from across the country have received scholarships from the American Dental Association Foundation, the organization announced in June.
The $1,000 scholarships go each year to 15 dental hygiene students, 10 dental assisting students and five dental laboratory technology students. Applications are received between the second Friday of January and the second Friday of March every year.
Visit www.ADAFoundation.org to learn more about the foundation’s scholarships and grants.
Here are the names of the 2016 winners:
Dental Hygiene: Nicole Atterberry, South Florida State College, Avon Park, Florida; Porsche Hadeed, Pima Medical Institute, Seattle, Washington; Erica Hall, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington; Emily Mallory, Minnesota State Community & Tech College, Moorhead, Minnesota; Alexi Mann, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada; Simone McClelland, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California; Audrina Munoz, Concorde Career College, Aurora, Colorado; Trang Nguyen, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, Massachusetts; Katherine Nobles, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina; Alecia Petersen, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah; Svetlana Puchalsky, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska; Jenna Snapp, Fortis Institute, Erie, Pennsylvania; Laura Stahl, Lake Superior College, Cotton, Minnesota; Belem Villalovos, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, Colorado; and Shauna Wilson, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho.
Dental Assisting: Taylor Abney, West Kentucky Community and Tech College, Henderson, Kentucky; Amy Bontrager, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Rebecca Bryan, Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, North Carolina; Baylee Csomo, Lorenzo Walker Technical College, Naples, Florida; Abigail Gibson, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida; Mikaelyn Harrison, Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend, Indiana; Mindi Huseman, Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas; Rosalyn Nguyen-Huu, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California; Kristen Patterson, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan; and Whitney Watson, Hawkeye Community College, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Dental Laboratory Technology: Mary Angrisano, Erie Community College, Orchard Park, New York; Ivon Calderon, Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, Florida; Brianne Crager, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Ramona Lohman, Bates Technical College, Takoma, Washington; and Petteri Salo, Durham Technical Community College, Durham, North Carolina.