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Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Ceremony
May 4, 2007

The Dental Hygiene Department held its annual professional achievement ceremony on Friday, May 4 in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. 35 seniors received their pins and several students received end-of-the-year honors and awards.

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Dental Hygiene senior students Kasey Morrison, Kari Bulson, Noreak Shairzai and Cara Keller. Dental Hygiene senior students Kasey Morrison, Kari Bulson, Noreak Shairzai and Cara Keller. Members of the Dental Hygiene Class of 1962 returned for the ceremony. They are Linda Hallam Long, Cathy Reuss Dillon, Mary Lee Hagin Banfield and Sharon Nolan Flynn. Members of the Dental Hygiene Class of 1962 returned for the ceremony. They are Linda Hallam Long, Cathy Reuss Dillon, Mary Lee Hagin Banfield and Sharon Nolan Flynn.
Dr. Robert H. Hill D.D.S., center, presents the Third District Dental Society Scholarship to freshman students Marcia McCallum and Jason Nurmi. Hill is chairman of the Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees as well as the Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Robert H. Hill D.D.S., center, presents the Third District Dental Society Scholarship to freshman students Marcia McCallum and Jason Nurmi. Hill is chairman of the Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees as well as the Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Hill, center, presents the Third District Dental Society Senior Students Table Clinic Award to Sophia Amin and Kasey Morrison. Dr. Hill, center, presents the Third District Dental Society Senior Students Table Clinic Award to Sophia Amin and Kasey Morrison.
Dr. Hill presents the Third District Dental Society Senior Students Table Clinic Award to Svetlana Misner and Ravi Peters. Dr. Hill presents the Third District Dental Society Senior Students Table Clinic Award to Svetlana Misner and Ravi Peters. Dr. Hill presents the Third District Dental Society Senior Students Table Clinic Award to Kellie Armstrong and Lindsey Tucker. Dr. Hill presents the Third District Dental Society Senior Students Table Clinic Award to Kellie Armstrong and Lindsey Tucker.
Marice Hoy was the recipient of the Gerald A. Ripp Memorial Award for freshman students. The Ripp Award is endowed by the Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the American College of Dentists. Marice Hoy was the recipient of the Gerald A. Ripp Memorial Award for freshman students. The Ripp Award is endowed by the Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the American College of Dentists. Suzanne Losa, RDH, right, of the Capital District Dental Hygiene Association presents the Verna Thornhill Meeker Scholarship to freshman Erin Engwer. Suzanne Losa, RDH, right, of the Capital District Dental Hygiene Association presents the Verna Thornhill Meeker Scholarship to freshman Erin Engwer.
Recipients of the Dental Hygiene Faculty Memorial Scholarship include, from left, Tamara Pratt, Venera Martin, Joanna Fox, Megan Elinger, with Associate Professor Kim Bryant. Recipients of the Dental Hygiene Faculty Memorial Scholarship include, from left, Tamara Pratt, Venera Martin, Joanna Fox, Megan Elinger, with Associate Professor Kim Bryant. Freshman Patricia Sheehan, left, was the recipient of the Troy Dental Study Club Scholarship, awarded by Dr. Stephen Lang, DMD. Dr. Lang is vice president of the club. Freshman Patricia Sheehan, left, was the recipient of the Troy Dental Study Club Scholarship, awarded by Dr. Stephen Lang, DMD. Dr. Lang is vice president of the club.
Freshman Tanya McFarland received the Mid-Hudson Dental Hygienist Scholarship, presented by Assistant Professor Barrie Montross. Freshman Tanya McFarland received the Mid-Hudson Dental Hygienist Scholarship, presented by Assistant Professor Barrie Montross. The Freshman Table Clinic Awards went to Heidi Maisch and Emily Maisch. They were presented by Instructor Theresa Miranda. The Freshman Table Clinic Awards went to Heidi Maisch and Emily Maisch. They were presented by Instructor Theresa Miranda.
The Freshman Table Clinic Awards also went to Jason Nurmi, Megan Ellinger, Bonnie Donaldson. The Freshman Table Clinic Awards also went to Jason Nurmi, Megan Ellinger, Bonnie Donaldson. More Freshman Table Clinic Awards also went to Marice Hoy, Emily Testo, Engwer and Joanna Fox. More Freshman Table Clinic Awards also went to Marice Hoy, Emily Testo, Engwer and Joanna Fox.
The recipients of the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Awards were Freshmen Rebecca Fredericks, Jessica Dufford, Marie Cater, Shakera Zelawar, Amanda Merluzzo, Jennifer Avdoulos, Kara Cidzik, Courtney Peck, Brittney Bushen. They are shown with faculty members Marlene DeFeo and Tammy Conway. The recipients of the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Awards were Freshmen Rebecca Fredericks, Jessica Dufford, Marie Cater, Shakera Zelawar, Amanda Merluzzo, Jennifer Avdoulos, Kara Cidzik, Courtney Peck, Brittney Bushen. They are shown with faculty members Marlene DeFeo and Tammy Conway. Senior Christine LeBell was the recipient of the Stevenson Award. It is presented by Douglas Smail, DDS. Senior Christine LeBell was the recipient of the Stevenson Award. It is presented by Douglas Smail, DDS.
Senior Amy Wolfe was the recipient of the Anne F. Hines Award, presented by Professor Karen Palleschi. Senior Amy Wolfe was the recipient of the Anne F. Hines Award, presented by Professor Karen Palleschi. The President�s Award for Excellence was presented to Lisa Filippini, left. Chetna Ray, RDH, president of the Dental Hygiene Association of New York, was the presenter. The President’s Award for Excellence was presented to Lisa Filippini, left. Chetna Ray, RDH, president of the Dental Hygiene Association of New York, was the presenter.
Senior Lacey Timmins, left, was the recipient of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award, presented by faculty member Marlene DeFeo. Senior Lacey Timmins, left, was the recipient of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award, presented by faculty member Marlene DeFeo. Heather Nygard, left, was the recipient of the Colgate S.T.A.R. Award presented by Professor Elizabeth Riccio. Heather Nygard, left, was the recipient of the Colgate S.T.A.R. Award presented by Professor Elizabeth Riccio.
Senior Jacqueline Charletta, left, was the recipient of the Oral B Dental Hygiene Profession Award, which was presented by Associate Professor Marianne Belles. Senior Jacqueline Charletta, left, was the recipient of the Oral B Dental Hygiene Profession Award, which was presented by Associate Professor Marianne Belles. Seniors Jennifer Sanford and Lea Laport received the Dental Hygiene Research Poster Session Award from Assistant Professor Barrie Montross. Seniors Jennifer Sanford and Lea Laport received the Dental Hygiene Research Poster Session Award from Assistant Professor Barrie Montross.
Seniors Sophia Amin Kasey Morrison received the Dental Hygiene Research Poster Session Award from Assistant Professor Barrie Montross. Seniors Sophia Amin Kasey Morrison received the Dental Hygiene Research Poster Session Award from Assistant Professor Barrie Montross. Seniors Nicole Charland, left, and Kari Bulson, right, received the Dental Hygiene Research Poster Session Award from Assistant Professor Barrie Montross. Seniors Nicole Charland, left, and Kari Bulson, right, received the Dental Hygiene Research Poster Session Award from Assistant Professor Barrie Montross.
Seniors Heather Martin, left, and Sue McDonald, right, received the Dental Hygiene Research Poster Session Award from Assistant Professor Barrie Montross. Seniors Heather Martin, left, and Sue McDonald, right, received the Dental Hygiene Research Poster Session Award from Assistant Professor Barrie Montross. Senior Lindsay Tucker, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Lindsay Tucker, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda.
Senior Tonya Maxam, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Tonya Maxam, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Kellie Armstrong, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Kellie Armstrong, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda.
Senior Lea Laport, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Lea Laport, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Incarnata Reo, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Incarnata Reo, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda.
Senior Dawn DeCesare, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Dawn DeCesare, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Jennifer Sanford, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Jennifer Sanford, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda.
Senior Jamie Radebach, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Jamie Radebach, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Cara Keller, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Cara Keller, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda.
Senior Tricia Cunningham, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Tricia Cunningham, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Lyudmila Ponomareva, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda. Senior Lyudmila Ponomareva, left, received the Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award from Instructor Theresa Miranda.
Sophia Amin receives her pin from Department Chairperson Judy Romano. Sophia Amin receives her pin from Department Chairperson Judy Romano. Judy Lutwama receives her pin from Department Chairperson Judy Romano. Judy Lutwama receives her pin from Department Chairperson Judy Romano.
Amy Wolfe receives her pin from Department Chairperson Judy Romano. Amy Wolfe receives her pin from Department Chairperson Judy Romano.