Student Award for Clinical Competency and Professionalism

The West Virginia University School of Dentistry Alumni Association will present each year an award to the graduating senior in the top 25%, of his or her class in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene based on the overall GPA. These awards will consist of a check for $200.00 and a wooden plaque which will give the recipient's name and state that it is given for Outstanding Clinical Competency and Professionalism by the West Virginia University School of Dentistry Alumni Association. The awards will be presented at a student event prior to Commencement.

The recipients are to be selected after the completion of the first semester of their senior year, regardless of when the students complete their requirements for graduation.

Recipients will be selected in the following manner:

A. Selected on the basis of over‑all professionalism and clinical competency. Professionalism to include the following:

  1. General appearance
  2. Patient rapport
  3. Seeing patients on a regular basis
  4. Concern for welfare of patient
  5. Faculty rapport

B. Clinical competency to include completion of clinical work in a superior manner.

To help in the evaluation of the recipients, the Award Committee will ask each Department Chairperson or Division Chair or Course Director to RANK the top five (5) seniors in their clinical area by utilizing the above criteria and forward the list to the Secretary of the School of Dentistry Alumni Association.

Past Winners:

  • 1975
    • D.D.S. - Charles W. Houghton
    • B.S.D.H - Susan Watters
  • 1976
    • D.D.S. - Donald Edwards
    • B.S.D.H - Renee Baker
  • 1977
    • D.D.S. - Francis Lipsinic
    • B.S.D.H - Christina DeBiase
  • 1978
    • D.D.S. - William F. Queen
    • B.S.D.H - Victoria R. Adams
  • 1979
    • D.D.S. - Roger Clay
    • B.S.D.H - Marion Dedebali
  • 1980
    • D.D.S. - Marc Wild 
    • B.S.D.H - Jo Ellen Kemmner
  • 1981
    • D.D.S. - Charles Fultz 
    • B.S.D.H - Mary Lisa Crowder
  • 1982
    • D.D.S. - Autumn Kercheval 
    • B.S.D.H - Teresa Elmore
  • 1983
    • D.D.S. - Hans A. Kurtz 
    • B.S.D.H - Lori Lynn Andochick
  • 1984
    • D.D.S. - Kevin Morrill 
    • B.S.D.H - Janice Ward
  • 1985
    • D.D.S. - Stephen M. Pachuta
    • B.S.D.H - Leslie A. Gable
  • 1986
    • D.D.S. - Albert W. Getty 
    • B.S.D.H - Lisa Ann Smith
  • 1987
    • D.D.S. - James Kevin Martin  
    • B.S.D.H - Amy Everett
  • 1988
    • D.D.S. - Louise Tupta    
    • B.S.D.H - Shelley Hite James
  • 1989
    • D.D.S. - Willie Barnes
    • D.D.S. - Mike Signorelli
    • B.S.D.H - Roxanne Beatty
  • 1990
    • D.D.S. - Lorena Surber 
    • B.S.D.H - Rhoda Mei Hu
  • 1991
    • D.D.S. - Samuel D'Arco
    • B.S.D.H - Kathleen Anne Moore
  • 1992
    • D.D.S. - Rebecca Thomson
    • B.S.D.H - Heather Rae Fox
  • 1993
    • D.D.S. - Annie M. Hu
    • B.S.D.H - Tammy Rae Hostetler
  • 1994
    • D.D.S. - T. Dean Bobbitt
    • B.S.D.H - Melissa D. Mayfield
  • 1995
    • D.D.S. - Kamil Abou-Kheir
    • B.S.D.H - Karry Meyers
  • 1996
    • D.D.S. - Angela London
    • B.S.D.H - Deann Leach
  • 1997
    • D.D.S. - Gina Davis
    • B.S.D.H - Nancy Dragovich
  • 1998
    • D.D.S. - Anissa Anderson
    • D.D.S. - Kevin Heath Bailey
    • B.S.D.H - Jessica Lyn Schwall
  • 1999
    • D.D.S. - Monique Doherty
    • B.S.D.H - Lora Haynie
  • 2000
    • D.D.S. - Jeffrey Minchau
    • B.S.D.H - Lori Lively
  • 2001
    • D.D.S. - Karry E. Meyers
    • B.S.D.H - Jeannie Lewis
  • 2002
    • D.D.S. - Ryan Burleson
    • B.S.D.H - Sharlene Toone
  • 2003
    • D.D.S. - Michael A. Hazey
    • B.S.D.H - Duana Crum
  • 2004
    • D.D.S. - Jon Abraham
    • B.S.D.H - Anna Near
  • 2005
    • D.D.S. - Nic Taylor
    • B.S.D.H - Elizabeth Hubbard
  • 2006
    • D.D.S. - Mitri Ghareeb
    • B.S.D.H - Maria T. Broschart
  • 2007
    • D.D.S. - Cindy Knotts
    • B.S.D.H - Dana Alshatti
  • 2008
    • D.D.S. - Spencer R. Stiles
    • B.S.D.H - Tiffany D. Summerlin
  • 2009
    • D.D.S. - Katie L. Kilcollin
    • B.S.D.H - Kelli L. Mullenax
  • 2010
    • D.D.S. - Doyoung Choi
    • B.S.D.H - Holly Haldeman
  • 2011
    • D.D.S. - David Johnson
    • B.S.D.H - Jennifer Wolfe
  • 2012
    • D.D.S. - Dusty Getz
    • B.S.D.H - Rebekah McCutcheon
  • 2012
    • D.D.S. - Amy Brown
  • 2013
    • D.D.S. - Shelby Alexander
    • B.S.D.H - Kerri Thomas
  • 2014
    • D.D.S. - Lena Holz
    • B.S.D.H - Donielle Maihack
  • 2015
    • D.D.S. - Adam Highberger
    • B.S.D.H - Krista Thornton
  • 2016
    • D.D.S. - Katie Tonkin
    • B.S.D.H - Kelsey Barnholt
  • 2017
    • D.D.S. - Ben Kordusky
    • B.S.D.H - Andrew Carlson