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ADEA gives awards to educators

Seattle—Supported by educational grants from the Colgate-Palmolive Co., the American Dental Education Association presented awards to dental educators during the 2013 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition here in March.

"ADEA is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these dental educators, with the support of the Colgate-Palmolive Co.

"The future of dental education depends on the hard work and habits of excellence which the awardees have demonstrated," said Dr. Stephen K. Young, ADEA chair of the board.

The following awards were bestowed:

• The ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Allied Dental Educators Fellowship, which provides support for participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute or a three-month fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, D.C.: Dr. Donna F. Homenko, Cuyahoga Community College. 

• The ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award, which provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts: Dr. H. Wayne Lambert, West Virginia University School of Dentistry. 

• The ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award, which provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts: Dr. Jompobe Vuthiganon, Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine.

"Colgate-Palmolive's ongoing support of these awards exemplifies the dedication and commitment to dental education, dental educators and students that it shares with ADEA," said Dr. Barbara Shearer, director of scientific affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive Co.

"We are proud to invest in the rising generation of dental educators, and offer our sincerest congratulations to Dr. Homenko, Dr. Lambert and Dr. Vuthiganon for their achievements."