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2008 Spurgeon Awards Are Announced


Close to 200 people attended the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s 2008 Spurgeon Dental Society Annual Awards Banquet, held at the Carolina Inn on April 10.

Pictured left to right: Patient care coordinators Lyn DeVane, Susan Addison, Phyllis Garrison and Tracy Williams were among the almost 200 guests at the recent Spurgeon Dental Society Annual Awards Banquet.Pictured left to right: Patient care coordinators Lyn DeVane, Susan Addison, Phyllis Garrison and Tracy Williams were among the almost 200 guests at the recent Spurgeon Dental Society Annual Awards Banquet.

Dozens of members of the School community – faculty, staff and students – received honors for their contributions to the profession of dentistry and to the academic mission of the School of Dentistry.

Following is a list of the awards and recipients:

Spurgeon Staff Appreciation: Dr. Jim George

Dental Assisting: Lynn Smith and Amy Nguyen (faculty) and Linda Paquette (staff)

Dental Hygiene I: Charlotte Peterson and Dr. Duane Dreyer (faculty), and Joan McKenna (staff)

Dental Hygiene II: Vickie Overman, Mary George and Pat Poole (faculty), and Joan McKenna and Kristy Pickard (staff)

First-year DDS class: Drs. Al Wilder, Susan Hadler and Lee Boushell (faculty), and Lisa Mauldin and Terry Barker (staff)

Second-year DDS class: Drs. Michelle Lynch, Richard Fetterman and Susan Hadler (faculty), and Joan McKenna and Kristy Pickard (staff)

Third-year DDS class: Drs. Allen Samuelson, Ralph Leonard and Glenn Reside (faculty), and Tammy Collins and Billie “BJ” Roberts (staff)

Fourth-year DDS class: Drs. Ed Kanoy, William Murdock and Nadine Brodala (faculty), and Esther Dixon and Yan Ying Yao

Dr. Ed Kanoy, center, received two awards at the banquet: the Richard F. Hunt Memorial Award for Excellence in Predoctoral Teaching and a faculty appreciation award from the fourth-year DDS class. Kanoy is a clinical professor of prosthodontics and leads the School’s Workgroup on Clinical Education. He is pictured with Dr. Janet Guthmiller, associate dean for academic affairs, and Dean John N. Williams, who presented the award to him. Dr. Ed Kanoy, center, received two awards at the banquet: the Richard F. Hunt Memorial Award for Excellence in Predoctoral Teaching and a faculty appreciation award from the fourth-year DDS class. Kanoy is a clinical professor of prosthodontics and leads the School’s Workgroup on Clinical Education. He is pictured with Dr. Janet Guthmiller, associate dean for academic affairs, and Dean John N. Williams, who presented the award to him.

Spurgeon Dental Class Awards: Nazir Ahmad (fourth-year DDS class), Nurica Good (third-year DDS class), Brett Alvey (second-year DDS class), Charles Cooke (first-year DDS class), Abbey Hawkins (second-year dental hygiene class), Megan Mosley (first-year dental hygiene class) and Celena Jackson (dental assisting)

Dwight Clark Memorial Awards: Nazir Ahmad (DDS), Abbey Hawkins (dental hygiene) and Carolyn Riesbeck (dental assisting)

Student Research Dedication Award: Charmaine Porter-O’Reilly

Student Research Achievement Award: Brandon Burke and Adam Chorak

Student Research Mentor Award: Dr. Ray White

American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Award of Excellence: Allison Cavenaugh and William Stanley

ASDA Faculty Appreciation Award: Dr. Ralph Leonard

Kermit Knudtzon Academic Award: Seema Thaker

Sara O’Daniel Dental Assisting Clinical Excellence: Megan Childers

Dental Assisting Clinical Achievement: Alicia Pecorella
Linda Stewart Professional Excellence Award: Chenetha McCabe

Sheila F. Harris Scholarship: Susanna Clendenin

Susan Darst Scholarship: Darci Noonan

Faye Watkins Scholarship: Krystel Mazur

Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award: Stephanie Orihood
Hinman Scholar: Daniella Floyd

Alberta Beat Dolan Scholarship Award: Megan Mosley
N.C. Dental Hygiene Academy of Advanced Studies: Rachel Kennedy

Dental Hygiene Alumni Award: Angela Davenport

American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Student Recognition: Sheronda Haskins-Harris

Procter & Gamble Preventive Dentistry: Abbey Hawkins

Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society: Abbey Hawkins, Jodie Hockaday, Stephanie Orihood, Erin Ross, Linda Paquette, and Patricia Poole (faculty)

Dental Ecology Community Achievement: Yee Vang
Eleanor A. Forbes Clinical Achievement: Roberto Varela

Colgate STAR (Student Total Achievement Recognition) Award: Christen Woolley

Linda Paschall Jarvis Memorial Scholarship: Latrice Bruce

American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s DDS Student Recognition: Kim Hammersmith

Marvin J. Block Community Dentistry Achievement: Jacqueline Garner

Academy of Operative Dentistry: Anna Elizabeth Gladwell

American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry: Nazir Ahmad

Academy of General Dentistry: Jennifer Blakely and Eric Cottle

American Association of Endodontists: Eric Cottle

American Association of Orthodontists: Matt Olmsted

Matt Olmsted, a fourth-year DDS student, received the American Association of Orthdontists and American College of Dentists Leadership awards. He is pictured with Dean John N. Williams (far left); Dr. Alec Parker, executive director of the N.C. Dental Society; Dr. Rose Sheats, associate professor of orthodontics; and Dr. Sylvia Frazier-Bowers, assistant professor of orthodontics.Matt Olmsted, a fourth-year DDS student, received the American Association of Orthdontists and American College of Dentists Leadership awards. He is pictured with Dean John N. Williams (far left); Dr. Alec Parker, executive director of the N.C. Dental Society; Dr. Rose Sheats, associate professor of orthodontics; and Dr. Sylvia Frazier-Bowers, assistant professor of orthodontics.

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Jacob Dabell

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: Nicoleta Agrigoroae-Bolos

Nicoleta Agrigoroae-Bolos, a fourth-year DDS student, received the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and ICOI/Sullivan-Schein Dental Predoctoral Achievement awards at the banquet. Also pictured is Dr. Valerie Murrah, chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and General Dentistry, who presented the first award to her. Nicoleta Agrigoroae-Bolos, a fourth-year DDS student, received the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and ICOI/Sullivan-Schein Dental Predoctoral Achievement awards at the banquet. Also pictured is Dr. Valerie Murrah, chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and General Dentistry, who presented the first award to her.

AAOMS Dental Implant Student Award: Michael Demo

Periodontology/Prosthodontics Implant Award: Eric Cottle

ICOI/Sullivan-Schein Dental Predoctoral Achievement Award: Nicoleta Agrigoroae-Bolos

Academy of Osseointegration Award: Eric Cottle

AAOMS Achievement Award: Nazir Ahmad

Dr. Susan P. Foy Award: LaJean Morrow

Hillenbrand-Lupton Student Award: Ravi Agarwal

Oral Biology: Shannitta Bridgers

Grover C. Hunter Award of Periodontology: Anna Bridges

American Academy of Periodontology: Caleb Corwin

Dentsply International Award in Removable Prosthodontics: David Beebe

Southeastern Prosthodontics Award: Anna Bridgers

Best of the Best Prosthodontics: David Beebe

Monte Miska Fixed Prosthodontics Award: Bryden McCormick

American College of Prosthodontics Award: Ashley Schaaf

Academy of Craniofacial Pain Award: Noel Fox

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Certificate of Merit Predoctoral Student Award: Trevor Smith

American College of Dentists Leadership Award: Matt Olmsted

Pierre Fauchard Academy of Recognition Award: Jacob Dabell

Pierre Fauchard Academy Scholarship: Andy Glassick

Dr. Albert D. Guckes, assistant dean for predoctoral education and admissions, is pictured with Andy Glassick, third-year DDS student and president of the Spurgeon Dental Society.Dr. Albert D. Guckes, assistant dean for predoctoral education and admissions, is pictured with Andy Glassick, third-year DDS student and president of the Spurgeon Dental Society.

International College of Dentists Leadership Award: Shannitta Bridgers

Zane Eargle Jr. Award: Savannah Gelesko

James A. Harrell Sr. Citizenship and Leadership Award: Nurica Good

Robert Tormey Award: Cammie Morris

Henry Zaytoun Award: Kim Hammersmith

Richard F. Hunt Memorial Award for Excellence in Predoctoral Teaching: Dr. Ed Kanoy

The Spurgeon Dental Society’s officers are Andy Glassick, president; David Walker, vice president; Maggie Wright, treasurer; and Annie Chu, secretary. The Spurgeon Dental Society and the School’s Office of Academic Affairs coordinate the annual event, with financial support provided by the Dental Foundation of North Carolina.



Posted: 04/21/2010