Atlanta - Three dental hygiene program students at Central Georgia Technical College have been awarded Thomas P Hinman Scholarships.
Jennifer Brown from Thomaston, Megan Kissel from Monticello, and Brittany McCorkle from Forsyth each received a $500 dental hygiene scholarship. The awards were presented during a luncheon at the 97th annual meeting of the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society on March 21 in Atlanta.
The Hinman Dental Society has promoted education in the dental profession since 1912. The society grants scholarships to dental students, dental hygiene, laboratory technician, and dental assistant students. Recipients are selected by the dean or program chair of each school's dental department and must be junior student members of the American Dental Association as well as in the top 10 per cent of their class, based on grade point average. Recipients are known as Hinman Scholars.
"The Hinman Scholarship is a very prestigious award, said dental hygiene instructor Pam Mazaris. "Beyond the financial award, the scholarships indicate that CGTC's Hinman Scholars are the best of the best, both academically and clinically, and demonstrate strong leadership qualities and high ethical values. Because Hinman is one of the nation's leading dental meetings, they also had a chance to interact with some of the leading practitioners in the field. We are very proud of them and expect great things from them in the future."
The Hinman Dental Society presents annually scholarships and gifts totaling more than $800,000 to dental, dental hygiene, laboratory technician and dental assisting students at colleges and universities throughout the Southeast, as well as dental education groups and clinics.
About Central Georgia Technical College
A comprehensive higher education institution, Central Georgia Technical College provides students more than 190 career program opportunities with numerous degree, diploma and certificate options, in addition to customized business and industry services, continuing education and adult education services. The College serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs counties. More information about CGTC can be found at www.centralgatech.edu.
From left to right are 2009 CGTC Hinman Scholars Brittany McCorkle, Jennifer Brown and Megan Kissel.