The 2014 The ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship was presented
to Professor Kimberly Bray, RDH, M.S., of the University of Missouri -
Kansas City School of Dentistry during the 2014 ADEA Annual Session &
Exhibition, held March 15-18 in San Antonio. The $1,000 scholarship is
awarded to an individual pursuing allied dental education studies at the
baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree level.
"As the Director of the Division of Dental Hygiene at University of
Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry, Professor Bray exemplifies
the caliber of leader we seek to recognize with this scholarship," says
Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S., Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors.
"With the support of Sigma Phi Alpha, ADEA is able to honor the
achievements of Professor Bray, and we are pleased to support her
ongoing commitment to excellence in leadership in dental education."
The scholarship memorializes the 30-year dental education career of
Linda Rubinstein DeVore. Prof. DeVore was active in dental hygiene
education, scholarship and public service. She served as President of
the American Association of Dental Schools (now ADEA) in 1994 and as the
1997-98 President of the Supreme Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, the
national honorary society of the dental hygiene profesion.
About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental
education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and
many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations,
faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and
institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary
issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health
care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide
range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and
communications, such as the esteemed Journal of Dental Education,
as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS and
CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit www.adea.org.
About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional
development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four
days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show
casing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more
information, visit www.adea.org/2014.
About Sigma Phi Alpha
The Honor Society was founded in 1958 by members of the Section on
Dental Hygiene Education of the American Dental Education Association.
It is the vision of Sigma Phi Alpha to enhance the dental hygiene
profession's role and image in the delivery of quality healthcare to the
public. Thereby the Honor Society encourages electees to contribute to
the advancement of the dental hygiene profession. For more information,
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