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2019 ADAA Honors Dental Assisting Scholars: ADAA awards Juliette A. Southard Scholarships, Merit Scholar Awards, and Student Achievement Award.

The Juliette A. Southard Scholarship Program is named for the founder of the American Dental Assistants Association. Established in 1929, the program awards scholarships to dental assisting students and dental assistants interested in furthering their education in the field of dental assisting. ADAA congratulates all of this year's winners.

The 2019 Juliette A Southard Scholarship Recipients are:

Jennifer D. Brock

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, NC

Kaitlyn S. O'Neal

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, SC

Mackenzie L. Gagnon

Southeastern Technical Institute

South Easton, MA

Whitney R. Martin

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, AR

(Not Pictured)

Brittnay A. Foerster

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, WI

The Student Achievement Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated leadership ability through some activity related to dentistry through participation in class activities, student organization(s), and local/state dental assisting organization, where available.

The 2019 Student Achievement Award recipient is:

Mackenzie L. Gagnon

Southeastern Technical Institute

South Easton, MA

The ADAA Merit Scholar Award is to honor those dental assisting students who exhibit proficiency in four-handed dentistry and exemplify the critical contribution an educated dental assistant makes to the success of clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and improved office efficiency. Recipients of this award also embody the qualities represented by Juliette A. Southard that include loyalty, courtesy and professionalism.

The 2019 ADAA Merit Scholar Award Recipients are:

Brenna E. Lowder

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, NC

Chloe D. Graham

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, MI

Jennifer D. Brock

Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC

Keshia Cooke

Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA

Lacy B. Weatherly

Western Technology Center

Weatherford, OK

Linda Pham

Citrus College

Glendora, CA

Mary K. Hunt

Athens Technical College

Athens, GA

Stephanie E. LaFlamme

Community College of Rhode Island

Lincoln, RI

Tatiana Gay

Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX

Whitney Martin

Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville, AR

(Not Pictured)

Mary Smolen

University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR

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Publication:The Dental Assistant
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Date:May 1, 2019
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