62 IU dental school students receive scholarships at luncheon, meet scholarship sponsors

Matti Kay Lynn receives the Elizabeth A. Hughes Memorial Scholarship, presented by Prof. Hughes’ son David Hughes, left, and husband, Allen Hughes.
Matti Kay Lynn receives the Elizabeth A. Hughes Memorial Scholarship, presented by Prof. Hughes’ son David Hughes, left, and husband, Allen Hughes.

The annual IU School of Dentistry Scholarship Luncheon brought the dental, dental hygiene, and dental assisting students receiving scholarships this academic year together with some of the generous donors who make these funds possible each year and the family members whose loved ones are memorialized by the awards.

The scholarship recipients’ parents, spouses, and significant others were also invited to attend the luncheon, hosted by Dean John Williams on Nov. 19 at the University Place Hotel on the IUPUI campus.

This year’s 34 scholarships and awards, many bearing the names of IU dental school alumni and former students and faculty or their loved ones, included five presented for the first time:

Dr. Joanne Lancaster, Zionsville, Ind., presented the Henry Lancaster Scholarship in memory of her husband. The Elizabeth A. Hughes Memorial Scholarship was presented by Prof. Hughes’ husband, Mr. Allen Hughes, and son Mr. David Hughes, Indianapolis. Mrs. Amy Hazlewood, Granger, Ind., presented the Angela Hazlewood Murat Memorial Scholarship in memory of her daughter. Ms. Tammy Sarbinoff, Carmel, Ind., presented the IUSD Class of 2012 Sarbinoff Memorial Scholarship in memory of her husband, Dr. James Sarbinoff. Dr. David Wolf, Indianapolis, presented the Indianapolis District Dental Society Foundation Scholarships in his role as the foundation’s president.

Erik Zundo (l) and Jason Hua (r) receive the Indianapolis District Dental Society Foundation Scholarships, presented by foundation president David Wolf.
Erik Zundo (l) and Jason Hua (r) receive the Indianapolis District Dental Society Foundation Scholarships, presented by foundation president David Wolf.
Quantez Freeman (l) receives the Sarbinoff Memorial Scholarship, presented by Dr. James Sarbinoff’s wife, Tammy Sarbinoff.
Quantez Freeman (l) receives the Sarbinoff Memorial Scholarship, presented by Dr. James Sarbinoff’s wife, Tammy Sarbinoff.
Jillian Hodge (l) receives the Angela Hazlewood Murat Memorial Scholarship, presented by Dr. Murat’s mother, Amy Hazlewood.
Jillian Hodge (l) receives the Angela Hazlewood Murat Memorial Scholarship, presented by Dr. Murat’s mother, Amy Hazlewood.
Alex Troxel receives the memorial Henry Lancaster Scholarship, presented by Dr. Lancaster’s wife, Joanne Lancaster.
Alex Troxel receives the memorial Henry Lancaster Scholarship, presented by Dr. Lancaster’s wife, Joanne Lancaster.

Others guests participating in the presentation of the scholarships included Ms. Patricia Johnson, Carmel, Ind. (Johnson Public Health Dentistry Awards, named for Ms. Johnson’s brother, Dr. Donald Johnson); Ms. Liz (Inman) Fretz, Indianapolis (Dr. Marlin R. and Mary J. Inman Family Scholarship, named for Ms. Fretz’s father and mother); Dr. LaForrest and Alfreida Garner, Indianapolis (Garner Minority Student Scholarship); Ms. Yvonne Perkins, representing Citizens Energy Group, and Ms. Traci Adams-Wilson, Indianapolis (Citizen’s Gas/Dr. Lehman D. Adams Jr. Scholarship, named for Ms. Adams-Wilson’s father); and Drs. W. Kelley Carr and Guthrie Carr, both of West Lafayette, Ind. (Guthrie Pullman Carr Academic Achievement Awards, named for the Carrs’ father).

Altogether 69 scholarships were awarded, as follows:

DENTAL ASSISTING STUDENTS

Delta Dental Plan Foundation Scholarships
Class of 2013 Recipients:
Tamica Bastin
Savannah Edwards

Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association Scholarship
Class of 2013 Recipient:
Stephanie Wiltermood

DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS

Elizabeth A. Hughes (BS’78, MS’99) Memorial Scholarship
New award honoring the memory of an IU dental hygiene educator who served on the faculty from 1994 until her death on Aug. 11, 2011
Recipient:
Matti Kay Lynn, Public Health in Dental Hygiene bachelor’s degree program

James (DDS’56) and Alice (ASDH’64) Hall Scholarship in Dental Hygiene
Honors memory of IUSD dental and dental hygiene graduates who practiced together in Indianapolis
Recipient:
Gabriel Rangel, DH2

Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association Scholarship
Recipient:
Linh Mai, DH2

A. Rebekah Fisk Memorial Scholarships
Honor memory of IUSD’s first director of Dental Hygiene
Class of 2013 Recipients:
Lauren Clark
Megan Clark
Jeannie Duong
Holly Oden
Kylie Rivers

DENTAL STUDENTS

Angela Hazelwood Murat (DDS’04) Memorial Scholarship
New award honoring memory of IU’s DDS Class of 2004 class president who practiced in her Indiana hometown of South Bend and also served patients in other northern Indiana towns including Elkhart, Bremen, and Michigan City. Dr. Murat died Oct. 3, 2011.
Recipient:
Jillian Hodge, D3

IUSD Class of 2012 Sarbinoff Memorial Scholarship
New award honoring memory of James Sarbinoff (DDS’74, M’81 Periodontics), a longtime Indianapolis practitioner who served on the IU dental school’s full-time faculty from 2009 until his death on April 14, 2011
Recipient:
Quantez Freeman, D2

Henry Lancaster Scholarship
New award honoring memory of an IU oral medicine faculty member (1998-2010) who directed one of the school’s Comprehensive Care Clinics and served as faculty leader of the local chapter of the Christian Dental Students’ Association. He died July 9, 2010.
Recipient:
Alex Troxel, D3

Indianapolis District Dental Society Scholarships
New awards established by the foundation of the Indianapolis District Dental Society, the Indiana Dental Association’s largest component dental society
Recipients:
Jason Hua, D3
Erik Zundo, D4

Dr. Marlin R. (DDS’46) and Mary J. Inman Family Scholarship
Honors memory of a Boonville, Ind., dentist and his wife
Recipient:
Mitchell Troyer, D3

Lawrence A. Lang, DDS, IUSD Class of 1947 Scholarship
Honors memory of Muncie, Ind., dentist
Recipient:
Devin Shone, D4

Steven L. Bricker (DDS’74) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of an IUSD professor who chaired IU’s former Department of Dental Diagnostic Sciences
Recipient:
Nicholas Catton, D3

Michael T. Wilson Scholarship
Honors memory of an IU dental student from Columbia City, Ind., who was in his third year of studies at the time of his death in 1983
Recipient:
Oyebola Koya, D4

Guthrie Pullman Carr (DDS’15) Academic Achievement Awards
Honor memory of a Lafayette, Ind., practitioner
Recipients:
Kelly Koziel, D2
Tadziu Kula, III, D3

Johnson Public Health Dentistry Awards
Honor memory of Frank and Jessie Johnson, parents of the late Donald Johnson (DDS’56), who devoted his career to public health dentistry and long served as the lead supporter of IUSD’s service learning programs. Dr. Johnson lived in retirement in Carmel, Ind., and died July 1, 2012.
Recipients:
Elizabeth Foulkes, D4
Tyler Kimmel, D4
Brian Rochford, D3

Robert J. Alber (DDS’47) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of a Ligonier, Ind., dentist
Recipient:
Ian Barnard, D2

Citizens Gas/Dr. Lehman D. Adams Jr. (DDS’49) Scholarship
Honors memory of one of the IU dental school’s longest serving professors and the school’s first African American faculty member. Dr. Adams was also a longtime member of the board of trustees for Citizens Gas, now Citizens Energy Group.
Recipient:
Juan Velez-Valencia, D2

Sylvia Levinson Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of the mother of Steven Levinson of Studio City, Calif., and the late Harvey Levinson (DDS’60)
Recipient:
Durell Dancy, D1

Walter Ching (DDS’63) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of a pediatric dentist in Honolulu
Recipient:
Tadziu Kula, III, D3

Harvey G. Levinson (DDS’60) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of a Sherman Oaks, Calif., practitioner
Recipient:
Emilia Blaser, D3

Milo V. Smith (DDS 1896) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of a Winchester, Ind., practitioner
Recipient:
Haley Frame, D3

Garner Minority Student Scholarship
Named for IU Professor Emeritus LaForrest Garner (DDS’57), former associate dean for IUSD’s Minority Student Services, and his wife, Alfreida
Recipient:
Carmen Johnson, D4

Pride-Hufford Scholarship
Named for the late Dr. James Pride, who was president of the Pride Institute practice management consulting firm; and Brian Hufford, president of the Indianapolis-based Hufford Financial Advisors, LLC
Recipient:
Tyler Kimmel, D4

George A. Welch (DDS’51) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of Rockville, Ind., dentist
Recipient:
Neil Smith, D4

Howard K. (DDS’26) and Shizuko Maesaka Award
Honors memory of a dentist in Honolulu and his wife, the parents of the late Dr. Ray Maesaka, a longtime IU School of Dentistry professor and administrator
Recipient:
Nicholas Catton, D3

Elkhart County Dental Society Memorial Award
Honors memory of dentists who were members of the society
Recipient:
Andrew Raber, D2

Perry Dental Study Club Award
Sponsored by southside Indianapolis dentists’ organization
Recipient:
William Moll, D3

Pierre Fauchard Academy Scholarship Award
Recipient:
Dante Carlascio, D4

Southeastern District Dental Society Scholarship
Recipient:
Jonathan Lambert, D2

James W. Huckelberry (DDS’24) Scholarships
Honor memory of Indianapolis practitioner who worked with IU to create the IUSD Fall Dental Alumni Conference in 1942
Recipients:
Hani Ahdab, D3
Charles Anderson, D4
Matthew Backs, D4
Austin Baker, D3
Adam Elsner, D4
Quantez Freeman, D2
Daniel Jenks, D4
Gabrielle Johnson, D3
Jaclyn Ponder, D4
Shira Ruggs Dancy, D1

Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association Scholarships
Recipients:
Karan Bhagchandani, D4
Dante Carlascio, D4
Lauren Mummert, D4
Jacy Nicholson, D4
Erik Zundo, D4

Delta Dental Foundation Scholarships
Recipients:
Aaron Braithwaite, D4
Shereen Elsahy, D4
Christopher Hayes, D2
Annissa Michael, D2
Clarisa Oliveira, D1
Ryan Smith, D3
Austin Starr, D3
Timothy Treat, D1

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society Scholarships
Recipients:
Amanda Bradley, D2
Rachel Hoffman, D2
Krestina Johnson, D2
Anna Jouravlev, D2
Jaclyn Ponder, D4
Carrie Sorg, D2
Erin Wilberg, D2

Photos by Tim Centers
November 20, 2012