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Dental students receive Gold and Silver Academic Excellence Awards

Students from the dental class of 2007 earned outstanding scores on National Boards Part I and II that made them eligible to receive the School of Dentistry Gold and Silver Awards for Academic Excellence.

To receive the Academic Excellence Gold Award, dental students must score at least one standard deviation above the national mean for parts I and II of the National Boards. These students each receive a $1,500 scholarship and payment of the boards fee of their choice. This year each student chose the Western Regional Examining Board ($1,500).

The Academic Excellence Silver Award is given to students who score at least one standard deviation above the national mean for either National Boards part I or part II. The School of Dentistry will pay for the cost of the board exam of their choice.

Recipients of the Academic Excellence Gold Award for 2007 are dental class 2007 students Thomas Kim, David Lee, Christopher Morris, and Travis Nelson.

Receiving the Academic Excellence Silver Award for 2007 are dental class of 2007 students Dawit Adugna, EP Michael Cooper, Bethany Kronberg, Wini Luong, and Matthew Sanders.

Certificates will be given to these students during the annual awards chapel in May. In addition, if they desire, a press release about this honor will be sent to their hometown newspaper.

By Nancy Yuen

TODAY news for Thursday, April 30, 2007