October 25, 2012
Students Recognize Outstanding Service, Make Connections with Alumni
Philadelphia – The Penn Dental Medicine Executive Student Council presented its Award for Outstanding Service to Students as part of Making the Penn Dental Connection, an annual alumni and student networking event, held October 22 at the Union League of Philadelphia. The recipients included Bernice April, a dental hygienist in the School’s Main Clinic, and Roseanne Butts, an x-ray technician in the Oral Diagnosis and Radiology Clinic
The Penn Dental Medicine student body nominates and votes on two recipients of the Award each semester. The Award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond the expected standard of high performance to make noteworthy contributions to the development and education of students. Riddhi Patel (D’13), President of the Executive Student Council, notes that in the nomination of Ms. April, students expressed, “she is extremely helpful to students and her good spirits make her pleassure to work with,” and in nominating Ms. Butts, they noted “her eagerness to help students, and her warm and caring nature toward students and patients breeds a positive learning environment.”
The Making the Penn Dental Medicine Connection event drew over 150 attendees, including the members of the School’s Board of Overseers, alumni, faculty, staff, and students for an evening of networking. In addition to the awards presentation, the program included welcoming remarks by Dr. Denis Kinane, Morton Amsterdam Dean of Penn Dental Medicine.
View photos from the event on the School’s Facebook page.