Dental Assisting Program Director Carole Brew presents student Tammy Macon with the Richard Adam Kozal Award.
Last year it was announced that the Pierre Fauchard Academy will annually fund the Dr. Richard Adam Kozal Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1500 to be given to a deserving College of Southern Nevada Dental Assistant student. This scholarship is funded from the generous donations given by Fellows toward the Academy Educational Programs.
We are proud to announce last year's recipient of the award. On December 15, 2010, Tammie L. Macon received the first ever Dr. Richard Adam Kozal Memorial Scholarship Award at the College of Southern Nevada's Fall Graduation. Tammy was presented with the award by Carole, Brew, CDA, MEd, Program Director. She also received a Certificate of Achievement for maintaining a high GPA.
Tammie was well-liked and respected by her fellow classmates, professors, and professionals at the dental offices where she was assigned during her 300 hours of externship. She will be able to share her knowledge and create a positive work environment. You can see how pleased her classmates were that she was the recipient of this award.
My name is Tammie Macon. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, but I have grown up in Las Vegas. I am a 31-year-old single parent who has quit a part-time job to attend school full time. My children are 12, 6, and 3. I am currently on my externship and am fascinated by every moment of it! I absolutely love the dental field, and I will admit that I may be just a little obsessed with teeth (according to friends and family).
I rarely visited the dentist when I was younger; therefore, I was not aware of proper oral hygiene and proper brushing. I had a few cavities here and there, but I have never had any major work done. For this reason alone, dentistry has always intrigued me. It has allowed me to teach my children about oral health care, and it has enabled me to understand why things happen inside the oral cavity. I have learned so much during the past year thanks to the Dental Assisting Program. I am thankful for the opportunity to be accepted in the program, and upon completion I will be so proud of my accomplishment. Respectfully,
Richard Adam Kozal Memorial Scholarship Award Recipient 2010