Dennis Muir Awards of Excellence

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The Dennis Muir Scholarship Award began in 1990 in honor of Dennis Muir, a longtime supporter of preventive oral health care and community volunteerism. During his long working career with Proctor and Gamble and in his retirement Dennis continues to be involved in community service.

To be eligible for the Dennis Muir Scholarship, the applicant must be an Oregon resident, a first year dental hygiene student attending an Oregon program and have at least a 3.0 GPA at the completion of the first term of dental hygiene.

The criteria for choosing the schlarship winner are scholarship, leadership, community activity, compassion, communication skills, and ethical standards. One Scholarship is presented each year at the ODHA Annual Meeting.

The top applicant from each school not receiving the Dennis Muir Scholarship will be presented a non-monetary Award of Excellence Certificate. The award is based on points assigned on the studen'ts essay, their GPA and a faculty review.  The student with the most number of points is chosen to win the Dennis Muir Scholarship, while those with the highest points from each school will win an Award of Excellence.  The only schools who do not recieve an Award of Excellence are schools where no one sent in an application, and the school with the winner of the Dennis Muir Scholarship award does not get an Award of Excellence

2016
    Jennifer Muir, OIT - Klamath Falls
    Colleen Bailey, OIT - Chemeketa
    Amy Bell, Pacific University
    Nareen Hassan, Portland Communty College 

2015
    Dusty Lawellin, Lane Community College
    Kaela Shenk, OIT - Chemeketa
    Nha Truong, OIT - La Grande
    Brittany Lindgren, Portland Community College
    Micaela Derrer, Mt. Hood Community College

2012
   
Bailey Lapp, Portland Community College
    Karla Dettwyler, OIT - Chemeketa
    Linsay McCullough, OIT - Klamath Falls

2011
   
Evelin James, Portland Community College
    Talisa Taylor, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls
    Tracy Campos, Carrington College

2010
   Amanda Bedard, Oregon Institute of Technnology
   Sara Updegraff, Portland Community College
   Whitney Bevell,-Mt Hood Community College

2009
  
Elisabeth Whiting---Pacific University
   Janelle Warner, Oregon Institute of Technology
   Jessica Neitch, Portland, Community College
   Annette Gentils, Lane Community College
   Beniamin Muresan, Carrington College

2008
  
Mya Tran, ODS LaGrande/OIT, Mt Hood Community College
   Amanda Warner, Oregon Institute of Technology
   Yelena Svintsitskiy, Portland Community College