At West Virginia University School of Dentistry, a recent scholarship recognition program revealed the growing generosity of our supporters.
Annually, our students are the recipients of the graciousness of alumni and friends of the only dental school in West Virginia.
In 2002, ten endowed scholarships were awarded to 12 School of Dentistry recipients. A decade and a half later, through West Virginia University Foundation, the dental school handed out 37 scholarships to 46 students.
According to WVU Foundation, up to 70% of WVU students seek financial support to attend each year, and private scholarships not only make it possible for some students to attend WVU, but they help reduce or, in some cases, eliminate the student loan burden after graduation.
These are the men and women recognized for the 2018-2019 academic year:
Dr. Camillo Alberico Scholarship - Joey Finelli
Norman and Nathan Baker Scholarship - Bethany King, Elvis Tanyi
Champe Butler Sr. Dental Scholarship - Siera Hardy
Dr. and Mrs. James Caveney and Family Dental Table Clinic Award - DoHeum Choi, Katlyn Fullen, Mohamed Meky, Kathleen Schessler, Michael Christensen, Thomas P. Patrick, William Shelton
DDS Class of 1976 Scholarship - Chris Duplaga
Cottrill General Dentistry Scholarship - Kate Fullen
Dr. John H. Dempsey Orthodontic Scholarship - Stephanie Becker
Dr. David G. Edwards Dental Scholarship - Wes McWatters
Dr. Patrick J. Farace Memorial Scholarship - Angela Pelehac
Dr. S. Phillip F. Farley Memorial Scholarship - Rachel Marino,Joshua Thorne
Frieman/Wilner Dentistry Scholarship - Keith Hickman
Dr. Mohssen and Karen Ghalichebaf Cleft Lip/Palate Scholarship - Catherine Rainey
Ghareeb Dental Group Scholarship - Breana Dieringer
James A. Griffin Scholarship - Travis Moore
John W. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship for Dentistry - Makayla Gresham
Sabe Isaac and Rose Mary Howard Memorial Scholarship - Emilee Hrtyanski
Simon P. Hullihen Memorial Award - DoHeun Choi
Huntington Dental Scholarship - Charlene Rein
Kanawha Valley Dental Society Scholarship - Kenan Hossino
Dr. Carl Lemley and Mary Eugenia Kennedy Family Scholarship - Olivia Mason
Dr. Matthew Mathias Scholarship - Jordan Dillon
Thomas P. Moore Dental Scholarship - Brennan Wood
Othman Family Scholarship - Adam Secret
Ralph J. “Buck” Rutledge Dentistry Scholarship - Andrew Marra
Dr. Elliot Shulman School of Dentistry Scholarship - Robert Point
Skaff Family Scholarship - Alex Pancake
Smoot Memorial Scholarship - Elvis Tanyi
Dr. Frank Stevens Student Scholarship - Braden Montgomery, Alex Pancake
Dr. John L. and Hazel L. Sutton Scholarship - Mason Bishop, Mary Edwards, Ellen Harper, Christina Klug, Sarah Michaels, Mark Yohe
David C. Swann, DDS Class of 1980 Scholarship - Andrew Ruble
Dr. Nancy Burton Waitkus Dental Scholarship - Emilee Hrtyanski
Geraldine Core Willis Scholarship - Cassie Liston
West Virginia Dental Tuition Waiver - Maggie Conde, Kyla Galbreath, Chris Mallow, Josh Lokant, Racil Mando, David Meadows, Tristan Quinones
Dennis “PJ” Zickefoose Memorial Scholarship - Donovan Walter
School of Dentistry friends and alumni considering a gift to help future dentists with their educational investment can provide support in a number of ways. WVU Foundation assists donors interested in annual giving, planned giving, gifts in kind, corporate giving, stocks and securities, memorial donations, matching gifts and online giving.
For more information on giving, reach out to Karen Coombs, Director of Development, WVU School of Dentistry. Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org