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ASDA member receives Turner scholarship

December 26, 2012

By Karen Fox, ADA News staff

Daryn Lu 

Daryn Lu, a student from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, is the recipient of the American Student Dental Association's 2013 Ryan Turner Memorial Scholarship.

ASDA's board of trustees selected Mr. Lu for the award. He will receive a $2,500 scholarship with an additional $500 awarded to his school's ASDA chapter during ASDA's Annual Session, March 6-9, 2013, in Atlanta.

The annual scholarship honors the memory of Ryan Turner, an ASDA national leader and fourth-year dental student at the University of Michigan when he died in 2007.

“The Ryan Turner Memorial scholarship allows its recipients to inspire others and commit themselves to a passionate, lifelong involvement in organized dentistry,” said Mr. Lu. “I'm humbled to be a part of those honored few.”

Mr. Lu currently serves as his ASDA chapter president-elect. He is the founder and president of the University of Central Oklahoma Predental Society, a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, a member of the OUHSC Crimson Club, and founder of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry chapter at the Univeristy of Oklahoma.