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Scholarship Recipients, 2009

John Lapeze Scholarship in Dental Lab Technology
Thuy Thu 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.

LAMMICO Scholarship
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.

Hotel Dieu Scholarship
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 dental school.

Randolph B. Malloy/OKU Scholarships for Academic Excellence
Fourth-year dental 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 Katrina.   

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).

Baldridge Scholarship Winners
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 exams. 
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 fourth-year class. 

Louisiana Dental Laboratory Association Scholarship
Louis M. 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. 
The 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.

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