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Dental Hygiene Class of 2014 Honors Excellence

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:47pm

Class of 2014 Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society inductees are (from left) Ann Seelbach, Leticia Villarreal, Lyn  Hunter and Rebecca Lucero. Professor Donna Warren Morris, RDH, MEd, won the Lorna J. Bruning Award.

Class of 2014 Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society inductees are (from left) Ann Seelbach, Leticia Villarreal, Lyn Hunter and Rebecca Lucero. Professor Donna Warren Morris, RDH, MEd, won the Lorna J. Bruning Award. 

Senior students in The University of Texas School of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Program gathered for their awards banquet May 17 at Trevisio in the Texas Medical Center of Houston.  

Eleven awards were presented in all, with four students — Lyn Hunter, Leticia Villarreal, Rebecca Lucero and Ann Seelbach —  inducted into Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.  By vote of the students, Professor Donna Warren-Morris, RDH, MEd, received the 2014 Lorna J. Bruning Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Other students honored included:

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare Student Award:  Meghan O’Donnell

The Evidence-Based Dentistry Award:  Jeanette Salazar

American Association of Public Health Dentistry:  Esmeralda Diaz

Colgate Oral Pharmaceutical’s Star Award:  Ami Sanchez

Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Society Outstanding Professional Leadership Award:  Rebecca Lucero

Graduates received personalized gifts at UTSD’s Dental Hygiene Awards Banquet May 17 at Trevisio.

Graduates received personalized gifts at UTSD’s Dental Hygiene Awards Banquet May 17 at Trevisio.

The Hu-Friedy Clinical Achievement / Golden Scaler Award:  Brittani Theriot

Johnson & Johnson Dental Hygiene Excellence Award:  Stephanie Webb

Mentor of the Year Award:  Esmeralda Diaz
                            
Procter and Gamble Preventive Dentistry Award:  Violeta Ayer

UT Dental Hygienists’ Alumni Association Award:  Esmeralda Diaz

Portfolio Excellence Award:  Ami Sanchez