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June 28, 2006

Farmingdale State Hosts Department of Dental Hygiene Annual Pinning and Awards Ceremony

(L to R)  Jennifer Zoller, Erica Vitagliano, Kristal Dabrowski, Martha Macaluso and Breanna Teel. Photos by Laura Joseph
(L to R)  Jennifer Zoller, Erica Vitagliano, Kristal Dabrowski, Martha Macaluso
and Breanna Teel. Photos by Laura Joseph

On May 17, 2006, students gathered with their families, friends and professors in Farmingdale State University of New York's Nold Hall for the Department of Dental Hygiene Pinning and Awards Ceremony.

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, president of Farmingdale State, Dr. Hubert Keen, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Laura Joseph, Chair Department of Dental Hygiene and Professor Janet Gruber were all in attendance for the Pinning Ceremony of the forty-nine Dental Hygiene graduates. The Department of Dental Hygiene's Pinning Ceremony is a cherished tradition that symbolizes the graduates' successful completion of all requirements for becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. Members of the allied health professions proudly wear pins identifying the school from which they graduated.

The ceremony included the presentation of awards to the following exceptional dental hygiene graduates.

Elizabeth Nunez, Deer Park, Mary Ann Dedowitz Award
Tiffany Borne, Farmingville, Colgate Award, Dental Hygiene Department Award and Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society – AS Degree
Dina Krambovitis, Bayside, Dental Hygiene Department Award
Sara McElhorne, Little Neck, Dental Hygiene Department Award
Breanna Teel, Dix Hills, Dental Hygiene Department Award
Teresa Vanderbilt, Brentwood, Dental Hygiene Department Award
Susan Guiffrida, Island Park, Bachelor of Science Achievement Award
Jamie Biancaniello, Bethpage, Dental Hygienists' Association of State of New York Award
Inga DeRosa, North Bellmore, Guggenheim Award and Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society – AS Degree
Kristal Dabrowski, Maspeth, Hu-Friedy Dental Company Award
Dianne Sottile, Bayside, Long Island Academy of Odontology Award and Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society – AS Degree
Jessica Gensinger, Coram, Long Island Dental Hygientists' Association Award
Marie Guillaume, Westbury, Dr. John Oppie McCall Memorial Award
Corrine Normoyle, Flanders, Northport Veterans Administration Hospital Award
Ann-Marie Barnes, Holbrook, Procter and Gamble Professional Excellence Award
Sepideh Ahmadilarijani, Syosset, Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society – AS Degree and Dr. Philip Silverstein Award
Elizabeth Hook, Copiague, Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society – AS Degree and Stevenson Award
Tara Lerch, Wantagh, Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society – BS Degree
Rachel Corace, East Northport, Suffolk Dental Society Award
Suzan DiDonna, North Massapequa, American Association Public Health Dentistry

 

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