Dennis Muir Scholarship and Awards of Excellence

 

Mission: To financially support dental hygiene students who exhibit scholarship, leadership, compassion, ethical standards, and community service. 


The Dennis Muir Scholarship Award began in 1990 in honor of Dennis Muir, a longtime supporter of preventive oral healthcare and community volunteerism. During his long working career with Proctor & Gamble, and in his retirement, Dennis has been involved in community service. This scholarship has been established and primarily funded by donations and sales of license mats.

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/semester of their dental hygiene program.

Applicants are evaluated on their scholarship, leadership, compassion, ethical standards, community service, and communication skills.

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 with an Award of Excellence.

To obtain a Scholarship Application, please contact your dental hygiene school program director or advisor, or email [email protected] to make the request.

Donations of support for the Dennis Muir Scholarship and Awards are always welcome and can be sent to:

Dennis Muir Scholarship Committee
10631 SW 64th Dr.
Portland, OR 97219

This scholarship and Awards of Excellence are also partially funded by the sale of license mats (pictured below) and can be purchased at local conferences and/or via mail with the Mail Order Form

Committee Members:  Sue Sanzi-Schaedel - Chair, Dennis Muir, Mary Lou Potter, Robin Nobis, Heidi Jo Grubbs, Barb Mardock, ODHA VP (Lesley Harbison 2017-18) 

Dennis Muir Templates: 

Customize your mat with photos, work, school, or favorite sports team logo. Templates for the majority of the local hygiene and dental schools have already been created and can be requested via email to [email protected].

RDH - ODHA Template   |    EPDH - ODHA Template 

Dennis Muir Scholarship Recipients

2018 - Allyson Mastrude - Pacific University
2017 - Grace Noda - Pacific University
2016 - Hannah Wieber - OIT at ODS
2015 - Rachel Broderick - Pacific University
2014 - Crystal Miller - Portland Community College
2013 - Franklin Nguyen - Pacific University
2012- Ann Archer - Pacific University
2011- Amanda Bollinger - Pacific University
2010 - Kyle Johnstone - Pacific University
2009 - Kate Currans - OIT at ODS
2008 - Emanuela Crisan - Mt Hood HCC
2007 - Pema Sherpa - Portland Community College
2006 - Dennine Walker - Mt Hood CC
2005 - Ronna Murillo - Portland Community College
2004 - Kirsten Kleinsmith - Mt. Hood Community College
2003 - Kimberly Dayton - Lane Community College
2002 - Wei Tain - Mt. Hood Community College
2001 - Angel Waddill, Mt. Hood Community College
2000 - Cami Vader - Portland Community College
1999 - Loretta Lee - Lane Community College
1998 - Tara Eng - Oregon Health Sciences University
1997 - Laura Buckley - Oregon Health Sciences University
1996 - Connie Sheflin - Portland Community College
1995 - Nga (Kitty) Le - Portland Community College
1994 - Beth Amos - Oregon Health Sciences University
1993 - Estelle Crabb - Portland Community College
1992 - Carol Shuck - Portland Community College
1991 - Coletta Beckner - Portland Community College
1990 - Robin Woods - Lane Community College


Dennis Muir Awards of Excellence Recipients

2018
Mayra Rocha Ramos - OIT Klamath Falls
Cecilia Bustamante - Mt. Hood Community College

2017
Jordan Yechout - OIT at Chemeketa
Jessica Barron - Portland Community College

2016
Junifer Muir - OIT at Klamath Falls
Colleen Bailey - OIT at Chemeketa
Amy Bell - Pacific University
Nareen Hassan - Portland Community College

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

2014
Paula Haemi Lee - Mt. Hood Community College
Florinda Paz - OIT at Chemeketa
Melissa Woodmansee - OIT at La Grande
Hailey Totorica - OIT at Klamath Falls
Andrea Audritsh - Pacific University

2013
Tessie McDuffie - Carrington College

2012
Baily Lapp - Portland Community College
Karla Dettwyler - OIT at Chemeketa
Linsay Kay McCullough - OIT at Klamath Falls

2011
Evelin James - Portland Community College
Talisa Elizabeth Taylor - OIT at Klamath Falls

2010
Sara Updegraff - Portland Community College
Whitney Bevell - Mt. Hood Community College
Amanda Alice Bedard - OIT 

2009
Annette Gentils - Lane Community College
Beniamin Muresan - Apollo College
Janelle Warner - OIT at Klamath Falls
Jessica Neitch - Portland Community College
Elisabeth Whiting - Pacific University

2008
Mya Tran - OIT at ODS
Amanda R. Warner - OIT at Klamath Falls
Yelena Svintsitskiy - Portland Community College

2007
Cameronn Carpenter - OIT at Klamath Falls
Ashlee Trueb - Lane Community College
Leanne Bradley - Mt. Hood Community College

2006
Amy Martini - Portland Community College
Karen Thompson - OIT at at Klamath Falls
Mary Ann Wren - OIT at ODS

2005
Emily Rose Miller - Lane Community College
Renee Colwill - Mt. Hood Community College

2004
Tamara Bohnstech - Lane Community College
Virginia Mattfeld - Portland Community College

2003
Jacki Burkhart - Mt. Hood Community College
Yelena Nikitko - Portland Community College
Heidi Jo Grubbs - Portland Community College
Lindsey Davis - OIT at Klamath Falls

2002
Lynn P. Nghiem - Portland Community College
Jennifer Green - OIT at Klamath Falls
Heather Lindley - Oregon Health Sciences University
Chen Alley - Lane Community College

2001
Cindy Anderson, Portland Community College
Katie Paul - Oregon Health Sciences University
Teresa Voreis - Lane Community College
Cheryl, OIT
  

2000
Natasha Olds - Lane Community College
Carrie Ann Hoover - Mt. Hood Community College

1999
Kariena Turner
Liliya Ignashova - Oregon Health Sciences University
Dana Villaarreal - OIT at Klamath Falls
Leslie Pullen - Portland Community College

1998
Beth Prince, Lane Community College 
June Green, OIT 
Annette Drehobl, Portland Community College   

1997
Malia Band - Portland Community College
Linda Rhodes - OIT at Klamath Falls
Toni Greene - Lane Community College

1996
Ragan Mehlorn - Oregon Health Sciences University
Lisa Tomlinson - Portland Community College
Debra Marie James - OIT at Klamath Falls
Summer Teeny - Mt. Hood Community College

1995
Information Not on File

1994
Laureen Janel Greenhalgh - Portland Community College
Valerie Lee Ann Lynch - Lane Community College
Deborah Kling - Mt. Hood Community College
Sheri Jo Walters - OIT at Klamath Falls

1993
Jennifer Delonge - OIT at Klamath Falls
Terri Anderson - Oregon Health Sciences University
Jennifer Rathjen - Mt. Hood Community College

1992
Wendy Eichman - Oregon Health Sciences University
Rosa Lyons - Mt. Hood Community College
Tamara Berqmmann - Lane Community College
Jean Louise Hauser - OIT at Klamath Falls

Awards of Excellence began in 1992

If anyone has any further information or edits, please email [email protected]