Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society (OKU) honored several alumni, students and faculty as newly elected members for 2019. OKU is a national dental honor society that encourages scholarship and advances the ethical standards of the dental profession. OKU recognizes dental professionals who have distinguished themselves by excellence in scholarship while demonstrating exemplary character traits and potential future professional growth and achievement.
Junior dental student Matthew Chavarria received the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence, which recognizes a junior who has demonstrated scholarship, character, and the potential for advancement of dentistry and service to humanity.
New members are Sefik Becirovic, DDS’19; James Call, DDS’19; Jordan Clawson, DDS’19; Scott Granger, DDS’19; Will Gudenrath, DDS’19; Nathaniel Hansen, DDS’19; Eric Hillam, DDS’19; Christopher Lillenberg, DDS’19; Scott McLaren, DDS’19; and Michael Tewes, DDS’19.
Newly elected alumni members are Anthony Bolamperti, DDS’95, and Jennifer Hasslen, DDS’03. Lifetime membership was bestowed on Anne Aiello, DMD, and Terry Wilwerding, DDS’77, with an honorary membership to Barbara O’Kane, MS, PhD.