by Josh Sandin
Posted on 5/14/2013
FORT DODGE – The Iowa Central Dental Hygiene program held its annual pinning ceremony on Friday in Fort Dodge. Nine students received pins to signify their completion of the program. In addition to the pins, individual awards were also given out.
Amber Streit received the Director’s Award which is awarded based on a combination of faculty and student votes. The Director’s Award is given annually to the student that goes above and beyond for other students as well as the program. Streit was also the class Valedictorian.
Streit was again honored with Holly Harding as the duo won the Crest Community Service Award for their joint project Improving Adoloecent Health: One Tooth at a Time. The award annually goes to the student or students in the program whose project made the greatest impact on the community.
Megan Williams was the recipient of the Outstanding Student for Iowa Award for her outstanding leadership skills. The award was presented at the Iowa Dental Hygienists Association Spring Conference. Williams was the class Salutatorian.
Kelsi Pry received the Nordent Excellence in Instrumentation Award for her consistent clinical performance, compassionate patient care and dental hygiene promotion. She demonstrated a respectful demeanor when dealing with peers, clients and faculty. She was also an integral part of the program in the community.
Kayla Demmer was the recipient of the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award. The award is given annually to the graduating student that shows excellence and commitment to the dental profession through numerous ways.
Bethanie Scott received the program’s Lavender Ribbon Award for showing outstanding growth in the dental hygiene profession. Scott was a self-motivated, team player that grew professionally and personally in her time at Iowa Central.
The ceremony also recognized eleven five-year alumni members.
Dental Hygiene Class of 2013
Kayla Demmer Farley
Michaela Grimm West Bend
Holly Harding Eagle Grove
Kelsi Pry Correctionville
Bethanie Scott Webster City
Stephanie Sloth Carroll
Amber Streit Ottosen
Leah Vander Schel Pella
Megan Williams Webster City
Outstanding Student for Iowa Megan Williams
Nordent Excellence in Instrumentation Kelsi Pry
Lavender Ribbon Award Bethanie Scott
Colgate S.T.A.R. Award Kayla Demmer
Crest Community Service Award Holly Harding & Amber Streit
Director’s Award Amber Streit
Five Year Alumni Recognition