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OSU student receives ASDA scholarship

February 06, 2012

Mr. Pappas

Dental student Michael Pappas, Ohio State University College of Dentistry Class of 2014, is the recipient of the American Student Dental Association's Ryan Turner Memorial Scholarship.

Mr. Pappas, whom ASDA called “a role model” for his peers, receives a $1,000 scholarship with an additional $500 for his school's ASDA chapter.

The scholarship is given in memory of Mr. Turner, a district trustee and dental student at the University of Michigan who passed away in 2007. The award “honors those who have demonstrated the same qualities and characteristics Turner exhibited through his service to ASDA,” said ASDA officials.

“Receiving this scholarship is a tremendous honor,” said Mr. Pappas, an ASDA chapter president who will accept the award at ASDA's annual session later this month. “I am extremely grateful for having the support of our national leaders and I'm proud to be recognized for my work in ASDA as it relates to advancing organized dentistry.”