The UW chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honorary society awarded scholarships to the top two students in each of the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 and also inducted new faculty and graduating student members at its annual banquet on May 28 at the UW Club.
In addition, the OKU chapter bestowed the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence on Anisoara Begun of the Class of 2016. The award is given to a rising third-year dental student in recognition of scholarship, character and the potential promise for the advancement of dentistry and service to humanity.
Scholarships, awarded on the basis of class standing, went to Kathryn Parker (first) and Cameron Lasley (second), Class of 2015; Chelsea Momany (first) and Christopher Davis (second), Class of 2016; and David Shin (first) and Yelena Chuvashova (second), Class of 2017.
Dr. Patrick Taylor of the Department of Endodontics affiliate faculty was inducted as a faculty member, while Diane Daubert of the Department of Periodontics faculty received honorary membership.
Seven graduating fourth-year students were inducted as new alumni members: Leigh Armijo, Dallin Dance, Shane Drew, Allison Millard, Tyler Morgan, Hunter Simpson and Timothee Souquet.