June 2, 2014

OKU honorary awards scholarships, inducts new members

Dean Joel Berg congratulates the OKU honorees.

Dean Joel Berg congratulates the OKU honorees.


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.

Dr. Mats Kronstrom (far left), OKU chapter president, and Dr. Hai Zhang (far right) join scholarship winners (from left) Kathryn Parker, Cameron Laseley, Chelsea Momany, Christopher Davis and David Shin. Not shown: Yelena Chuvashova.

Dr. Mats Kronstrom (far left), OKU chapter president, and Dr. Hai Zhang (far right) join scholarship winners (from left) Kathryn Parker, Cameron Laseley, Chelsea Momany, Christopher Davis and David Shin. Not shown: Yelena Chuvashova.


Dr. Art DiMarco (far left), chapter president-elect, and Dr. Mats Kronstrom  (far right) join the new alumni inductees from the Class of 2014 (from left): Timothee Souquet, Hunter Simpson, Allison Millard, Shane Drew, Dallin Dance and Leigh Armijo. Not shown: Tyler Morgan.

Dr. Art DiMarco (far left), chapter president-elect, and Dr. Mats Kronstrom (far right) join the new alumni inductees from the Class of 2014 (from left): Timothee Souquet, Hunter Simpson, Allison Millard, Shane Drew, Dallin Dance and Leigh Armijo. Not shown: Tyler Morgan.

Dr. Mats Kronstrom (left) and Dr. Hai Zhang congratulate Anisoara Begun, winner of the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence.

Dr. Mats Kronstrom (left) and Dr. Hai Zhang congratulate Anisoara Begun, winner of the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence.

Sandi Phillips (left), chapter vice president, and Dr. Mats Kronstrom congratulate honorary faculty inductee Diane Daubert.

Sandi Phillips (left), chapter vice president, and Dr. Mats Kronstrom congratulate honorary faculty inductee Diane Daubert.

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