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UI dental students honored at annual commencement

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student's name) of (hometown), a (class) of/at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, was honored at the college's annual commencement and awards ceremony June 6.

(Last name) received the (name of award(s)), (description of the award(s)). Awards were presented by members of the college's administration and faculty.

This spring, 69 students were awarded the doctor of dental science degree. In addition, 31 students received graduate degrees and completed advanced training or specialty programs.

*** EDITORS: Award recipients and the award(s) they received are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa's recipients first. Following the list are brief descriptions of each award.

IOWA

 Cedar Rapids  David C. Roth, 1997 graduate, American Society of Dentistry for Children Award
 Clear Lake  Jason T. Skinner, second-year student, Oral B Dentistry Scholarship Fund Award
 Clinton  Jonathan K. Hanridge, 1997 graduate, Research Achievement Award
 Dallas Center  Ryan J. Haldeman, third-year student, Keith E. Thayer Fixed Prosthodontics Award, Dental Class of 1923 Award
 Davenport  Shelly L. Sarich, third-year student, Halverson-Wettach Scholarship Fund Award; Douglas L. Squire, first-year student, Superior Achievement in the Dental Histology Course for Fall 1996 Award
 Des Moines  Terry R. Rieck, 1997 graduate, American Academy of Oral Medicine Award
 Dubuque  Victoria L. Cook, first-year student, Dr. Hazel Edna Smith Memorial Fund Award
 Fairbank  Kelly J. Ruehs, third-year student, William H. Tade-Class of 1954 Dental Student Aid Fund Award
 Fairfield  Teresa A. Rubey, 1997 graduate, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award, Research Achievement Award
 Fort Dodge  Andrew B. Sonksen, 1997 graduate, Teledyne Water Pik Prosthodontic Award
 Iowa City  Matthew B. Anderson, 1997 graduate, American College of Prosthodontists Undergraduate Achievement Award, Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, Wallace W. Johnson Operative Dentistry Award; Kimberly D. Welcher, first-year student, Halverson-Wettach Scholarship Fund Award
 Marshalltown  Gary D. Matt, third-year student, William F. Kramer Award of Excellence, Dental Class of 1923 Award, Dr. Walter Williamson Student Aid Fund Award; John P. Hermanson, third-year student, Charles G. Sleichter Scholarship Award
 Newton  Timothy A. Collier, 1997 graduate, International College of Dentists Award
 Spencer  Scott W. Gibson, first-year student, J.D. Thomson Memorial Award
 Urbandale  Tracey R. Ray, second-year student, Ralph C. Appleby Removable Prosthodontic Award; Chad M. Lensch, second-year student, Dr. Charles N. Kierscht Scholarship Fund Award
 Waverly  Karen K. Wolf, third-year student, Preventive Dentistry Award
 West Des Moines  Gregory A. Libby, third-year student, Dr. John Roalson Student Aid Fund Award
 West Union  Pollyanne Iben, 1997 graduate, American Academy of Dental Practice Administration Award, Norma Adams Award, American Society of Dentistry for Children Award

ALASKA

 Kenai  Franklin Todd Wortham, first-year student, Rudy E. Minger Memorial Award

CALIFORNIA

 Fremont  Julianna M. Hukill, 1997 graduate, Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis Award, Iowa Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award
 Huntington Beach  Kevin J. Ortale, 1997 graduate, National Society of Dental Practitioners Inc. Award, Edward H. Karl Achievement Award, Research Achievement Award
 Los Angeles  Phillip M. Hendrix Jr., third-year student, American Dental Association/Dentsply Student Clinician Award

COLORADO

 Aurora  Jennifer J. Garza, first-year student, William H. Tade-Class of 1954 Dental Student Aid Fund Award
 Colorado Springs  Duane R. Weenig, second-year student, Dr. R.A. Greenawalt Fund Award
 Parker  Wendy M. McCreight, 1997 graduate, Dentsply International Inc. Award

FLORIDA

 Miami  Mario J. Martinez, third-year student, American Dental Association/Dentsply Student Clinician Award

ILLINOIS

 Pecatonica  Tamara-Corina Jackson, 1997 graduate, Frank I. Molsberry Memorial Award
 Rockford  Michael A. Pawlus, 1997 graduate, American Academy of Periodontology Award, Research Achievement Award
 Wilmette  Joseph Shaun Hicken, 1997 graduate, American Academy of Orofacial Pain Award, American Equilibration Society Award

INDIANA

 Gary  William C. Selmer, first-year student, Dr. Curtis C. Bush Memorial Fund Award

LOUISIANA

 New Orleans  Dana M. Jackson, first-year student, Dr. Curtis C. Bush Memorial Fund Award

MINNESOTA

 Austin  Geoffrey R. Engelhardt, 1997 graduate, Academy of Dental Materials Award, Research Achievement Award; Jason L. Schmit, third-year student, Charles G. Sleichter Scholarship Award
 Bloomington  Michelle K. Bergstrom, first-year student, Dr. Larry Engman Scholarship Award
 Stillwater  Kristine M. Goulet, second-year student, Dr. Richard Nelson Scholarship Award

MISSOURI

 Independence  Matthew D. Wiley, 1997 graduate, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Inc. Award, Research Achievement Award

NEVADA

 Reno  Kimberly D. McBroome, second-year student, Superior Achievement in the Dental Gross Anatomy Course for Spring 1996 Award

NORTH DAKOTA

 Grand Forks  Chad F. Schanilec, second-year student, Dental Class of 1929 Award

PENNSYLVANIA

 West Lawn  William R. Beam, 1997 graduate, American Association of Orthodontists Award

SOUTH DAKOTA

 Rapid City  Jeffrey T. Loftus, 1997 graduate, Academy of General Dentistry Award, Research Achievement Award

UTAH

 Ogden  Trace M. Lund, 1997 graduate, American College of Dentists Award, American Society of Dentistry for Children Award, Research Achievement Award; Jason J. Horgesheimer, third-year student, Dental Class of 1923 Award
 Payson  Brett M. Quackenbush, third-year student, Ralph A. Fenton Memorial Award
 Provo  Chad W. Roskelly, 1997 graduate, American Association of Endodontists Award, Wesley Collins Darby Memorial Award
 Salt Lake City  Christopher C. Burton, second-year student, Dental Class of 1929 Award, A.K. Fisher Oral Pathology Award, Rudy E. Minger Memorial Award; Erik R. Curtis, second-year student, Dental Class of 1929 Award; Matthew L. Kooyman, first-year student, Dr. Cyress S. Ranck Student Aid Fund Award

VIRGINIA

 Virginia Beach  Matthew Todd Brandt, second-year student, American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award, William H. Tade-Class of 1954 Dental Student Aid Fund Award

DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS

ACADEMY OF DENTAL MATERIALS AWARD: a plaque to a graduating dental student who has demonstrated excellence in dental materials

ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY AWARD: a plaque to the outstanding senior general practitioner

ACADEMY OF OPERATIVE DENTISTRY AWARD: a certificate and a one-year subscription to the journal Operative Dentistry to a student for excellence in operative dentistry at the undergraduate level

A. K. FISHER ORAL PATHOLOGY AWARD: a certificate and cash award presented to the sophomore dental student who has demonstrated the highest level of scholarship in oral pathology

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DENTAL PRACTICE ADMINISTRATION AWARD: a merit certificate to a graduating student showing professional growth in managerial skills and development of outstanding performance in four-handed dentistry

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY AWARD: a certificate given to a senior student who has shown the most interest, accomplishment and promise in oral pathology

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ESTHETIC DENTISTRY AWARD: a certificate and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry to the senior dental student who demonstrates the most clinical proficiency and interest in esthetic dentistry

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY AWARD: a merit certificate to a senior student showing high achievement in the undergraduate curriculum in oral and maxillofacial radiology

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORAL MEDICINE AWARD: a merit certificate, two-year membership and subscription to the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics journal to a senior student showing most promise in the field of oral medicine

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OROFACIAL PAIN AWARD: a copy of the book Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Classification, Assessment, and Management as well as a one-year subscription to the Journal of Orofacial Pain

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY AWARD: a lettered parchment and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Periodontology given to the outstanding senior in periodontics and funded by a grant from the Procter & Gamble Co.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENDODONTISTS AWARD: a certificate and one-year subscription to the Journal of Endodontics to the student who shows the highest degree of proficiency and interest in endodontics

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS AWARD: a certificate to the senior dental student who has demonstrated exemplary aptitude and achievement in oral and maxillofacial surgery

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORTHODONTISTS AWARD: a certificate to a senior student showing exceptional interest in the development of the orofacial complex

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY AWARD: a certificate, membership in the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Public Health Dentistry to a student with demonstrated interest and achievement in community dentistry and dental public health

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF DENTISTS AWARD: a plaque awarded by the Iowa Section to a senior student with outstanding academic achievement and active non-academic participation during dental school

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PROSTHODONTISTS UNDERGRADUATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: a plaque to an outstanding undergraduate student who has shown high academic and clinical proficiency in prosthodontics

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION/DENTSPLY STUDENT CLINICIAN AWARD: presented to the first-place winner of the Iowa Student Dental Association Table Clinic Competition, who represents the UI in the National Table Clinic Competition held in conjunction with the annual American Dental Association meeting

AMERICAN DENTAL SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGY INC. AWARD: a certificate, one-year membership in the society and one-year subscription to the journal Anesthesia Progress given to a senior student who has shown outstanding ability or interest in the field of pain control

AMERICAN EQUILIBRATION SOCIETY AWARD: a certificate to a senior student for outstanding performance in the science of occlusion and temporomandibular joint function

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN AWARD: a plaque, one-year membership in the society, and one-year subscription to the Journal of Dentistry for Children given to students for interest and proficiency in children's dentistry

CHARLES G. SLEICHTER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: given to two junior students chosen on the basis of scholastic ability, preferably with involvement in orthodontics

DENTAL CLASS OF 1923 AWARD: presented to three outstanding junior dental students on the basis of scholarship, professional attitude, character and personality

DENTAL CLASS OF 1929 AWARD: income from an endowment fund awarded to the sophomore students having the highest scholastic standing at the end of the freshman year

DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC. AWARD: a plaque to the outstanding senior student in removable prosthodontics

DR. HAZEL EDNA SMITH MEMORIAL FUND AWARD: given to a female dental student based on need and scholarship

DR. JOHN ROALSON STUDENT AID FUND AWARD: funds provided by family and friends of Dr. Roalson, a 1945 graduate of the UI College of Dentistry, to a native Iowan who is in good academic standing and has a financial need

DR. LARRY ENGMAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: a scholarship awarded on the basis of need, scholarship and community service from funds provided by Dr. Engman, a 1958 graduate of the UI College of Dentistry

DR. R.A. GREENAWALT FUND AWARD: presented to dental students pursuing a degree in periodontics, in memory of Dr. Greenawalt, a 1905 graduate of the UI College of Dentistry

DR. RICHARD NELSON SCHOLARSHIP: a cash award based on need and an active involvement in research, provided by Dr. Nelson, a 1958 graduate of the UI College of Dentistry

DR. CURTIS C. BUSH MEMORIAL FUND: an award to deserving minority students who have shown financial need and are in good academic standing within the college

DR. CHARLES N. KIERSCHT SCHOLARSHIP FUND: a scholarship to a student who has shown financial need and an intent to pursue a career in general practice dentistry

DR. CYRESS S. RANCK STUDENT AID FUND AWARD: funds awarded annually to a deserving dental student

DR. WALTER WILLIAMSON STUDENT AID FUND AWARD: presented to a deserving dental student who has demonstrated excellence in restorative dentistry

EDWARD H. KARL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: a cash award given to the senior dental student who, during the final years of dental school, demonstrates the most significant achievement in transforming early difficulties into a strong concluding academic performance

FRANK I. MOLSBERRY MEMORIAL AWARD: a monetary award given to a senior student for excellence in periodontics

HALVERSON-WETTACH SCHOLARSHIP FUND AWARD: given to Iowa dental students who demonstrate financial need, provided by Drs. Mary Halverson Wettach and Steven Wettach, both UI College of Dentistry Graduates

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF DENTISTS AWARD: a plaque given to senior student who has shown the most professional growth and development during four years of dental study

IOWA SOCIETY OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS AWARD: a plaque and cash award given to the most promising senior student in oral and maxillofacial surgery

J. D. THOMSON MEMORIAL AWARD: a monetary award to the dental student selected by the physiology faculty as the top student in mammalian physiology

KEITH E. THAYER FIXED PROSTHODONTICS AWARD: a monetary award given to an outstanding junior student in clinical fixed prosthodontics

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF DENTAL PRACTITIONERS INC. AWARD: a certificate and membership in the society to one graduating senior from each U.S. dental school in recognition of their interest and knowledge of law and ethics in dental practice

NORMA ADAMS AWARD: a monetary award to an Iowa native after the third year of dental school that recognizes potential for professional achievement

ORAL B DENTISTRY SCHOLARSHIP FUND AWARD: given to a dental student based on financial need and community service related to dentistry

ORGANIZATION OF TEACHERS OF ORAL DIAGNOSIS AWARD: a certificate awarded to the graduating senior dental student with demonstrated excellence and promise in the field of oral diagnosis

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY AWARD: a certificate given to an outstanding and deserving senior who has exhibited leadership and who through his or her accomplishments has demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the dental profession

PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY AWARD: a plaque is given for exceptional interest and leadership toward the improvement of health and to the well-being of society through commitment to preventive dentistry

RALPH A. FENTON MEMORIAL AWARD: presented to a junior student who has excelled scholastically in basic science subjects and has demonstrated an interest in the oral manifestations of systemic disease, presented in memory of Professor Ralph A. Fenton

RALPH C. APPLEBY REMOVABLE PROSTHODONTICS AWARD: a cash award to an outstanding junior student in clinical removable prosthodontics

RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: recognizing exemplary contributions to dental research by graduating seniors who have shown substantial involvement in productive research while in dental school

RUDY E. MINGER MEMORIAL AWARD: presented in memory of Dr. Minger to deserving freshman and sophomore students

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN THE DENTAL GROSS ANATOMY COURSE FOR SPRING 1996 AWARD: an annual award to dental students, chosen by dental gross anatomy faculty, who have exhibited outstanding achievement in the course

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN DENTAL HISTOLOGY COURSE FOR FALL 1996 AWARD: an annual award to the dental student, chosen by histology teaching staff, who has exhibited outstanding achievement in the course

TELEDYNE WATER PIK PROSTHODONTIC AWARD: a certificate and gift of the recipient's choice from a list of Teledyne Water Pik products to a dental student in recognition of outstanding achievement in prosthodontics

WALLACE W. JOHNSON OPERATIVE DENTISTRY AWARD: a certificate and monetary award given to a senior dental student who has demonstrated outstanding character, professional dedication and clinical excellence in operative dentistry

WESLEY COLLINS DARBY MEMORIAL AWARD: presented in memory of Dr. Darby to an outstanding junior student in operative dentistry

WILLIAM F. KRAMER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: a certificate and cash award given to a junior student who has shown scholarship, character, and potential for advancement of dentistry and service of humanity, presented in memory of Dr. Kramer by the Mu Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honorary dental society

WILLIAM H. TADE-CLASS OF 1954 SUPPORT AID FUND: given to students based on academic standing and financial need from a fund established by the Class of 1954 to honor and recognize their classmate, Dr. Tade.

6/24/97