2017 Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship Winners and Finalists

2017 Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship Winners

After receiving 92 applications, the Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship Committee selected four winners for this prestigious scholarship.

Tajuana BarnesTajuana L. Barnes, CDA, of Memphis, Tennessee, is a dental assistant at Christ Community Health Service in Memphis. She plans to use her scholarship to complete a restorative functions course at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry by January 2018 and then enroll in an expanded prosthetic functions course. She also plans to earn additional DANB certifications in the future.

 

 

 

Elizabeth JusticeElizabeth Justice, CDA, of Westover, Maryland, earned DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification in 2013. After graduating with an associate of science degree from Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Maryland, she went on to work as a full-time dental assistant with the oral surgery office of Lynn F. Ascher, D.M.D. Justice plans to use her scholarship to fund summer classes and textbooks at Salisbury University, where she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in community health education.

 

 

 

Elizabeth LedfordElizabeth Ledford, of Cottonwood, Arizona, is a dental assisting student at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. Upon graduation, she plans to use her scholarship to volunteer abroad in 2018 as a dental assistant with Global Health Outreach to mentor local healthcare workers and provide comprehensive dental care to the underserved. Ledford also plans to apply the funds to earn DANB certification, as well as complete additional continuing education.

 

 

 

Rebecca SantiagoRebecca Santiago, CDA, of Cameron, North Carolina, has held DANB certification for the past 14 years and is currently employed with the U.S. Army. Santiago plans to use her scholarship toward tuition and textbooks at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, North Carolina, where she is pursuing a degree in business administration, with the goal of one day managing a dental practice.

 

 

 Additionally, the scholarship committee recognized four finalists:

  • Aricka Acquistapace
  • Melissa Carter, CDA
  • Ann Marie Love, CDA
  • Chelsea Mellinger

 

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