John Lapeze Scholarship in Dental Lab
Le, a junior in the Dental Laboratory
Technology Program, is the recipient of the $500
Lapeze Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by
contributions to the LSU Health Sciences Center
Foundation, from friends of John Lapeze and gifts
from previous award recipients. The winner is
chosen based on responsibility, leadership,
citizenship, technical aptitude, academic ability
and financial need.
First-year dental student
Jamie Sitz has been award the
Ninth Annual LAMMICO merit scholarship presented
to a high-achieving student to help defray tuition
and other expenses. Since 2000, thirty-three
scholarships, each in the amount of $6,000, have
been presented to dental and medical students.
LAMMICO is a mutual insurance company based in
Metairie that provides malpractice insurance for
the dental and medical professions.
Fourth-year dental student
Benjamin Foster is the recipient
of the 2009-2010 Hotel Dieu Medical and Dental
Staff Scholarship in Dentistry. The $1,000
scholarship honors a fourth-year student who has
demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership,
and professionalism for the first three years of
Randolph B. Malloy/OKU Scholarships for
students Son Nguyen and
David Barton have been awarded
$500 scholarships from the Theta Kappa Chapter of
OKU. The award is based on academic achievement in
the junior year of dental school. Theta Kappa is
the LSUSD chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the
national dental honor society. Dr. Randolph B.
Malloy was a beloved teacher in oral and
maxillofacial surgery who played a key role in the
school’s relocation to Baton Rouge and subsequent
return to New Orleans following Hurricane
Grace Voigt Scholarship
Each year three
students are selected to receive the Grace Voigt
Scholarship which honors a second, third, and
fourth year dental student who has demonstrated
outstanding leadership, concern for fellow
students and patients, high ethical standards, and
dedication to the profession of dentistry.
The winners for this school year are Cole
Johnson (second year), Jared
Harris (third year) and David
Guidry (fourth year).
Twenty top-performing dental
students have been selected as recipients of the
2009 Baldridge Scholarships. Each will receive
$1,000 for the current academic year. Five
students are chosen from each class based on
outstanding academic performance. First-year
students are selected based on undergraduate grade
point average and scores on their entrance
The scholarships are awarded
annually. Funding comes from a generous gift
bequeathed to the dental school by the late Dr.
Carl Baldridge, a dentist in the Baton Rouge area
who was also well known as a rancher. Dr.
Baldridge also funded two endowed chairs in the
LSU Health Sciences Center, one to fund research
through the Center of Excellence of Oral &
Craniofacial Biology and the second in the
Department of Neurology.
This year’s winners
are Sarah Bihm, Erin
Green, Christy Lottinger, Nickolas Maskas, Justin
Stanford from the first-year class.
Mohammed Ismail, Cole Johnson, Alexis
Nacchio, Thu Nguyen and Nicole Thieler
are winners from the second-year class.
Jared Harris, Michael Maher, Erin Maturin,
Ruby Nhan and Joshua Parker were
chosen from the third-year class and David
Barton, Benjamin Foster, David Guidry, Son Nguyen,
Kevin Williams were chosen from the
Louisiana Dental Laboratory Association
Webre, a second-year student in the
dental laboratory technology program, was awarded
the 2009 Dr. Raymond Schiele Educational
Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 from the
Louisiana Dental Laboratory Association. Webre was
selected on the basis of academic performance,
career goals and financial need.
scholarship is named after Dr. Raymond Schiele, a
former program coordinator of the dental
laboratory technology program at LSUSD. He is an
avid supporter of dental laboratory technology and
a beloved teacher and leader.
Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Dental Student Scholarship
Jared Harris, a fourth-year dental student,
received the 2010 Pierre Fauchard
Academy Foundation Dental Student Scholarship.
The scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, honors
a third-year dental student who has demonstrated
the greatest potential for developing into an
outstanding leader in the dental
profession. Selection criteria include
leadership, professionalism, and GPA. A
native of Crowley, Louisiana, Jared graduated
from LSU in Baton Rouge. He is currently
president of the Student Government Association.