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Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Ceremony
May 5, 2006

The Dental Hygiene Department held its annual professional achievement ceremony on Friday, May 5 in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. Forty seniors received their pins and several students received end-of-the-year honors and awards.

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Department Chairperson Judith Romano Department Chairperson Judith Romano Students enter the auditorium for the professional achievement ceremony on May 12. Students enter the auditorium for the professional achievement ceremony on May 12.
Dental Hygiene faculty member Elizabeth Riccio, DDS presented the Faculty Memorial Scholarship to Melissa Reese. Dental Hygiene faculty member Elizabeth Riccio, DDS presented the Faculty Memorial Scholarship to Melissa Reese. Jessica Montano, left, received the President�s Award for Excellence from the Dental Hygienists Association of the State of New York. Presenting the award is Mary Ellen Yankosky, executive director of DHASNY. Jessica Montano, left, received the President’s Award for Excellence from the Dental Hygienists Association of the State of New York. Presenting the award is Mary Ellen Yankosky, executive director of DHASNY.
Keyvan Azizi-Ghannad and Heather Martin are congratulated for their first place poster session by faculty member Barrie Montross. Keyvan Azizi-Ghannad and Heather Martin are congratulated for their first place poster session by faculty member Barrie Montross.  
Douglas Smail, DDS, president-elect of the Third District Dental Society, awards the Third District Dental Society Scholarship to Cynthia Cammuso. Douglas Smail, DDS, president-elect of the Third District Dental Society, awards the Third District Dental Society Scholarship to Cynthia Cammuso. Douglas Smail, DDS, president-elect of the Third District Dental Society, awards the Third District Dental Society Scholarship to Wendy Giagrande. Douglas Smail, DDS, president-elect of the Third District Dental Society, awards the Third District Dental Society Scholarship to Wendy Giagrande.
Douglas Smail, DDS, treasurer of the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American College of Dentists, awards the Gerard A. Ripp Memorial Award to Jacqueline Charletta. Douglas Smail, DDS, treasurer of the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American College of Dentists, awards the Gerard A. Ripp Memorial Award to Jacqueline Charletta. The Verna Thornhill Meeker Scholarship was awarded to Cara Keller, left. Presenting the award is Suzanne Losa, RDH, the co-president and vice president for governmental affairs for the Capital District Dental Hygienists Association. The Verna Thornhill Meeker Scholarship was awarded to Cara Keller, left. Presenting the award is Suzanne Losa, RDH, the co-president and vice president for governmental affairs for the Capital District Dental Hygienists Association.
Frank Lanzillo, DDS presented the Troy Dental Study Club Scholarship to Susan McDonald. Frank Lanzillo, DDS presented the Troy Dental Study Club Scholarship to Susan McDonald. The Anne F. Hines Award was presented by faculty member Karen Palleschi, right, to Leighann Hart. The Anne F. Hines Award was presented by faculty member Karen Palleschi, right, to Leighann Hart.
The HuFriedy Golden Scaler Award was presented to Katherine Phelps by faculty member Marlene DeFeo. The HuFriedy Golden Scaler Award was presented to Katherine Phelps by faculty member Marlene DeFeo. Faculty member Marlene DeFeo, left, was honored for her 40 years in the dental hygiene professional during the ceremony. Faculty member Marlene DeFeo, left, was honored for her 40 years in the dental hygiene professional during the ceremony.
Jill Akins, left, received the Dentsply Professional Award for Student Excellence in Periodontal Co-Therapy. Amanda Senese, Dentsply territory manager, presented the award. Jill Akins, left, received the Dentsply Professional Award for Student Excellence in Periodontal Co-Therapy. Amanda Senese, Dentsply territory manager, presented the award. The Colgate STAR Award was given to Stacey O�Neil, left, by Karen Leavitt, sales representative from Colgate. The Colgate STAR Award was given to Stacey O’Neil, left, by Karen Leavitt, sales representative from Colgate.
Amanda Jones, left, was the recipient of the Proctor & Gamble Award for Excellence in Preventative Dentistry. Presenting the award was P&G account manager Ralph Parkman. Amanda Jones, left, was the recipient of the Proctor & Gamble Award for Excellence in Preventative Dentistry. Presenting the award was P&G account manager Ralph Parkman. Corinne Corey, left, received the Oral B Award for Excellence in Chairside Education. Presenting the award was faculty member Marianne Belles. Corinne Corey, left, received the Oral B Award for Excellence in Chairside Education. Presenting the award was faculty member Marianne Belles.
Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Thomas Bubel on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Thomas Bubel on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Julia Goldsmith on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Julia Goldsmith on receiving the Professional Achievement Award.
Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Peg Destefano on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Peg Destefano on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Stephanie Watkins on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Stephanie Watkins on receiving the Professional Achievement Award.
Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Gina Heid on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Gina Heid on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Christina Sorel on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Christina Sorel on receiving the Professional Achievement Award.
Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Elizabeth Carchidi on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Faculty member Therese Miranda congratulates Elizabeth Carchidi on receiving the Professional Achievement Award. Ami Nicole Archibald receives her pin from Department Chair Judy Romano. Ami Nicole Archibald receives her pin from Department Chair Judy Romano.