Congratulations to our West Coast University-Orange County Dental Hygiene graduates of the C-20 Cohort! In September, 24 graduates received their pins and recognition awards after completing their studies.
“We are incredibly proud of our dental hygiene graduates and wish them luck as they move on to their careers as dental hygienists,” WCU-OC Dental Hygiene Dean Michelle Hurlbutt said.
Research Award: “Antimicrobial Properties of Colloidal Silver Against Common Oral Pathogens,” by Christian Cruz, Monica Rodarte, Marc Tenchavez, Nicole Wong
Ergonomics Award – Recognizing a commitment to ergonomics to maintain musculoskeletal health and career longevity: April O’Neill
Community Service Award – Recognizing outstanding achievement in community projects and service above self: Bethany Icel Lauria
The Golden Scaler Award – Recognizing outstanding achievement of clinical competence, excellence in the delivery of patient care, and professionalism: Monica Rodarte
The Outstanding Leadership Award – Recognizing of outstanding leadership abilities: Taraneh Jamali
S.T.A.R. Award – Recognizing great compassion in patient care, enthusiasm for community service and dedication to the progression of dental hygiene: April O’Neill
Sigma Phi Alpha – Recognizing a commitment to excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service: Yoshi Fukushima, Nicole Wong, Taraneh Jamali
Dean’s Award – Recognizing academic, clinical, research, community service, and leadership excellence:
Valedictorian: Yoshi Fukushima
Summa Cum Laude: Yoshi Fukushima
Magna Cum Laude: Taraneh Jamali, Whitney Retta
Cum Laude: Brenda Montesinos, Marc Tenchavez, Nicole Wong
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