Join ADAMember Log In




LSU Summer Enrichment Program participants showcased

Dr. John Ritchie, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry's director of diversity and minority affairs, takes a break with nine students from seven universities who participated in LSU's Summer Enrichment Program
Time well spent: Dr. John Ritchie, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry's director of diversity and minority affairs, takes a break with nine students from seven universities who participated in LSU's Summer Enrichment Program, a six-week course that prepares college students for admission to dental school. Since 2008, 13 students in the program have been admitted to dental schools—including six who started their first year at LSU in July. Students must apply for the summer program and selections are based on grade point average, letters of recommendation and personal essays. From left are Mia Holmes, Dr. Ritchie, Kimberly Truong, Rouglas Odor, Curtis Jackson, Jasmyne Fine, Jessica Whiteside, Mai Nguyen, Kathlene Zuniga and Andrew Minias.