June 2, 2015

Dental honor society inducts members, awards scholarships

Rising third-year student David Shin received the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence from the University of Washington chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society, at the chapter’s annual banquet in May.

Dr. Frank Roberts (left) and Dr. Art DiMarco (right) join new honorary faculty member Dr. Richard Darveau.

Dr. Frank Roberts (left) and Dr. Art DiMarco (right) join new honorary faculty member Dr. Richard Darveau.

The award recognizes scholarship, character and potential promise for advancing dentistry and serving humanity.

At the banquet, Dr. Pollene Speed-McIntyre of the Department of Restorative Dentistry received faculty membership, while honorary membership was bestowed on Dr. Richard Darveau, Chair of the Department of Periodontics.

New faculty member Dr. Pollene Speed-McIntyre

New faculty member Dr. Pollene Speed-McIntyre

Graduating fourth-year students inducted into the society were Neal Bastian, Garrett Gentling, Zachariah Hennager, Halee Hyatt, Cameron Lasley, Kathryn Parker and Brigitte Woods.

OKU scholarship awards went to Bradley Cox and Chelsea Momany of the Class of 2016, David Shin and Michael Siew of the the Class of 2017, and Paul Krzeszowski and Ripp Cristel of the Class of 2018.

Students and faculty

Dr. Art DiMarco, UW chapter president (far left), and Dr. Andy Marashi (far right) flank students awarded scholarships at the annual Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honorary banquet. From left, the students are: Bradley Cox, Chelsea Momany, David Shin, Michael Siew, Paul Krzeszowski and Ripp Cristel. Shin also received the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence.