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OU College of Dentistry Delta Dental Scholarship Program

Since 2001, the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation has provided scholarships to OU College of Dentistry dental students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance, financial need and a commitment to practice in Oklahoma. The foundation now awards twelve $5,000 scholarships annually.

The scholarship program not only helps the individual students offset their educational expenses, but it also helps acquaint the future dentists with the tremendous need and opportunities for benevolent dentistry. “We ask just one thing in return for accepting these scholarships,” says John Gladden, President and CEO of Delta Dental. “We ask that they pay it forward, by always being willing to give a portion of their talent and time to help provide dental care to those who need it most throughout our state.”

2013-14 Scholarship Recipients
Lindsay DeGuilio - Oklahoma City
Jeremy Edwards - Edmond
Shakir Feroz - Yukon
Michael Henneberry - Stillwater
Ryan Johnson - Tulsa
Chelsea Knox - Oklahoma City
Gabriel Luttrell - Midwest City
Krystal Mills - Norman
Joshua Prentice - Owasso
Loan Vu - Oklahoma City
Michelle Walker - Newcastle
Brian Wilson - Burns Flat

Front row, left to right: Loan Vu, Michele Walker, Chelsea Knox, Delta Dental of Oklahoma President and CEO John Gladden, Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the OU College of Dentistry, Lindsay DeGuilio , Krystal Mills. Back row, left to right: Ryan Johnson, Jeremy Edwards, Shakir Feroz, Michael Henneberry, Gabriel Luttrell, Joshua Prentice, Brian Wilson.

2012-13 Scholarship Recipients
Lauren Bowers - Shawnee
David Gore - Bartlesville
Philip Gray - Edmond
Jennifer Headrick - Mooreland
Manoj Jain - Claremore
Priyanka Kulkarni Mumbai, India
Amy Liu Wuhuan, China
Andrew Minnigh - Shawnee
Melissa Nguyen Oklahoma City
Brett Wilson Burns Flat
Lauren Yeary - Norman
Heather Zweifel Sand Springs

Front row, left to right: Lauren E. Yeary, Priyanka M. Kulkarni, Melissa L. Nguyen, Jennifer M. Headrick, Qiong "Amy" Liu, Lauren E. Bowers. Back Row, left to right: David A. Gore, Manoj Jain, Christopher "Andrew" Minnigh, Philip M. Gray, Brett A. Wilson. Not Pictured: Heather Zweifel.

2011-12 Scholarship Recipients
James Harlan - Edmond
Kristie Holman - Broken Arrow
James Joern - Oklahoma City
Courtney Johnson - Tahlequah
Stephanie McCarty - Ringling
Soren Michaelsen - Norman
Derek Peek - Oklahoma City
Tyson Roulston - Wewoka
T.J. Sprague - Tulsa
Michael Tinsley - Norman
Brittany Upshaw - Owasso

Top row from left: James Harlan, Michael Tinsley, Tyson Roulston, TJ Sprague, Dr. Mitch Kramer, John Gladden, Dr. Stephen Young, James Joern, Soren Michaelsen, and Derek Peek. Bottom row from left: Courtney Johnson, Brittany Upshaw, Stephanie McCarty, and Kristie Holman.

2010-11 Scholarship Recipients
Aaron Beaver - Checotah (Class of ‘11)
Phoebe Brown - Oklahoma City (‘11)
Tanner Cook - Lawton (‘12)
Dirk Eckroat - Edmond (‘12)
Trey Edwards - Ada (‘11)
Christopher Faulconer - Lake Kiowa, TX (‘11)
Dalia Georgy - Tulsa (‘11)
Chelsea Holland - Oklahoma City (‘11)
Dominika Kovacikova - Ruzomberok, Slovakia (‘13)
Catherine Peck - Oklahoma City (‘11)

From left to right: Delta Dental of Oklahoma CEO John Gladden, Dean of the OU College of Dentistry Dr. Stephen Young, Aaron Beaver, Dalia Georgy, Christopher Faulconer, Trey Edwards, Chelsea Holland, Dominika Kovacikova, Catherine Peck, Phoebe Brown, Dirk Eckroat, Tanner Cook, and Foundation Chairman Dr. Michael McLeod.

2009-10 Scholarship Recipients
Callie Bouziden of Claremore (‘10)
Blaire Bowers of Edmond (‘10)
Layla Chafi of Edmond (‘11)
Christopher Corbin of Duncan (‘10)
Drew Hendrix of Kingfisher (‘12)
Heather Koch of Moore (‘10)
Ande Loveless of Chickasha (‘12)
Molly Marshall of Tulsa (‘10)
Marilina Resasco of Norman (‘10)
Chris Richards of Edmond (‘10)

The 2009-10 scholarship recipients are pictured below with John Gladden, President/CEO Delta Dental.

L to R: Heather Koch, Callie Bouziden, Blair Bowers, Molly Marshall, Chris Corbin, Marilina Resasco, John Gladden, Chris Richards, Drew Hendrix, Ande Loveless, Layla Chafi