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Three Students Receive Hinman Scholarships


Three UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry students have been awarded scholarships from the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.

Jacob E. Dabell and Amanda A. Marcus, third-year dental students, and Carrie M. Coffey, a senior in the dental hygiene certificate program, received the awards at a luncheon as a part of the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta from March 15 through 17.

Students Carrie Coffey (far left), Jacob Dabell and Amanda Marcus were named Hinman Scholars at the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta. Also pictured is Dr. Ken May, the School’s vice dean, who attended the meeting. Students Carrie Coffey (far left), Jacob Dabell and Amanda Marcus were named Hinman Scholars at the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta. Also pictured is Dr. Ken May, the School’s vice dean, who attended the meeting.

This year, the society provided scholarships and gifts totaling more than $250,000 to 89 dental, dental hygiene, laboratory technician and dental assisting students at 37 Southeastern colleges and universities, as well as dental education groups and clinics. Hinman scholarship recipient schools are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Student scholarship recipients, known as Hinman Scholars, are selected by their schools. They must be junior student members of the American Dental Association, as well as in the top 10 percent of their class.

Now in its 95th year, the Hinman attracts more than 23,000 dental professionals annually to participate in lectures, courses and programs designed for dentists, hygienists, assistants, laboratory technicians and office staff.



Posted: 04/22/2010