Scholarship Luncheon Brings Together 65 Student Recipients and Longtime Supporters of the Program

Dean John Williams poses with dental students Tina Gray, left, and Will Moll, right, the recipients of scholarships established by brothers Dr. Kelley Carr, center left, and Dr. Guthrie Carr, center right.
Dean John Williams poses with dental students Tina Gray, left, and Will Moll, right, the recipients of scholarships established by brothers Dr. Kelley Carr, center left, and Dr. Guthrie Carr, center right.
Dr. LaForrest and Alfreida Garner flank the recipient of their scholarhip, Ms. Garbrielle Johnson.They are joined by Dean Williams.
Dr. LaForrest and Alfreida Garner flank the recipient of their scholarhip, Ms. Garbrielle Johnson.They are joined by Dean Williams.

Students of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting receiving scholarships during fall 2011 were given an opportunity to meet some of the many generous people who make these awards possible each year.

The dental school’s annual Scholarship Luncheon, hosted by Dean John Williams on Nov. 18 at University Place Hotel on the IUPUI campus, brought students together with donors and other friends of the school who have created scholarships at IUSD and supported the school’s scholarship program. This year, many of the students were also joined by their family members.

Guests participating in the presentation of the scholarships this year included Dr. W. Kelley Carr and Dr. Guthrie Carr, both of West Lafayette, Ind. (Guthrie Pullman Carr Academic Achievement Awards); IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association President Dr. Michael Luarde, Fort Wayne (IUSD Alumni Association Scholarships); Dr. LaForrest and Alfreida Garner, Indianapolis (Garner Minority Student Scholarship); Ms. Carolyn Wilson, Columbia City, Ind. (Michael T. Wilson Scholarship); Ms. Yvonne Perkins, representing Citizens Gas, and Ms. Traci Adams-Wilson, Indianapolis (Citizen’s Gas/Dr. Lehman D. Adams Jr. Scholarship); and Ms. Margaret Maesaka, Bloomington, Ind. (Howard K. and Shizuko Maesaka Award).

This year’s 27 scholarships and awards, bearing the names of organizations and IU School of Dentistry alumni, former students and faculty or their loved ones, included one presented for the first time at IU: the American Dental Association Certificate for International Volunteer Service. The first IU recipients are dental students Christopher Cummings, Patrick Kelly, and Christopher Kutanovski, whose strong commitment to community dentistry includes their volunteerism as the first three IU dental students to participate in the International Service Learning program in Eldoret, Kenya, as part of the IU-Moi University collaboration.

A full list of scholarships and the recipients for 2011 follows.

DENTAL ASSISTING STUDENTS

Delta Dental Plan Foundation Scholarships
Rosemary Burskey
Sherrell Daugherty
Brittany McDonald

Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association Scholarship
Chelsee Ehrhardt

DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS

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

Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association Scholarship
Cari Willingham, DH2

A. Rebekah Fisk Memorial Scholarships
Honor memory of IUSD’s first director of Dental Hygiene
Class of 2012:
Dana Crook
Jennifer Iannotti
Chassi Lecher
BreAnn Thornburg
Cari Willingham

DENTAL STUDENTS

Cyril Carr (DDS’16) Research Scholarship
Honors memory of an Indianapolis practitioner
Pam-Olga Isyutina, D4

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

Lawrence A. Lang, DDS’47, IUSD Class of 1947 Scholarship
Honors memory of Muncie, Ind., dentist
Christopher Painton, D4

Elkhart County Dental Society Memorial Award
Honors memory of dentists who were members of the society
Shellie Steffen, D4

Steven L. Bricker (DDS’74) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of an IUSD professor who chaired IU’s former Department of Dental Diagnostic Sciences
Miriam Viernes, D4

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
Karan Bhagchandani, D3

Guthrie Pullman Carr (DDS’15) Academic Achievement Awards
Honor memory of a Lafayette, Ind., practitioner
Tina Gray, D3
William Moll, D2

Johnson Public Health Dentistry Awards
Honor memory of Frank and Jessie Johnson, parents of Donald Johnson (DDS’56), a retired public health dentist of Carmel, Ind.
Class of 2012:
Laura Davila
Stephanie So

Robert J. Alber (DDS’47) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of a Ligonier, Ind., dentist
Jonathan Dingeldein, D4

Citizens Gas/Dr. Lehman D. Adams Jr. (DDS’49) Scholarship
Honors the memory of one of the IU dental school’s longest serving professors and the school’s first African American faculty member
Jada Roberts, D3

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

Walter Ching (DDS’63) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of a pediatric dentist in Honolulu
Benjamin Donn, D3

Harvey G. Levinson (DDS’60) Memorial Scholarship
Honors memory of a Sherman Oaks, Calif., practitioner
Dennis Gillespie, D3

Milo V. Smith (DDS 1896) Memorial Scholarships
Honor memory of a Winchester, Ind., practitioner
Haley Frame, D2
Wesley Frame, D1

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
Gabrielle Johnson, D2

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
Jonathan Dingeldein, 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
Jaclyn Ponder, D3

Perry Dental Study Club Award
Sponsored by southside Indianapolis dentists’ organization
Tina Gray, D3

American Dental Association Certificates for International Volunteer Service
Class of 2012:
Christopher Cummings
Patrick Kelly
Christopher Kutanovski

Pierre Fauchard Academy Scholarship Award
Ali Sajadi, D4

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
Class of 2012:
Joseph Adams
Jenna Davies
Jonathan Evans
Richard Farnsworth
Bryce Fortner
Jessica Grams
Matthew Gunnell
Brett Jones
Robert Love
Mary Ann Maravillas
Ross Reid
Ryan Ross
Chad Susott
Scott Thompson
Katie Wolz

Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association Scholarships
Dante Carlascio, D3
Christopher Cummings, D4
Ryan Hungate, D4
Tadziu Kula, D2
Kevin Ludwig, D4
Ali Sajadi, D4
Erik Zundo, D3

Delta Dental Foundation Scholarships
Cat Nhan Do, D1
Benjamin Donn, D3
Robert Love, D4
Adam Nowak, D3
Katherine So, D4
Mohammad Spouh, D2
Faye Stokes, D2
Derek Vajda, D1

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society Scholarships
Hani Ahdab, D2
Nicholas Catton, D2
Amanda Kot, D4
Bobby Miskimen, D2
Kyle Ragsdale, D2
Alex Troxel, D2

November 21, 2011

Ms. Cari Willingham and
Dr. Michael Luarde

Mrs. Carolyn Wilson and Mr. Karan Bhagchandani

Ms. Yvonne Perkins, Ms. Jada Roberts, and Ms. Traci Adams-Wilson

Mrs. Marge Maesaka and Ms. Jaclyn Ponder

Ms. Chelsee Ehrhardt and
Dr. Luarde