Dental student fraternity wins $2500 award
The Phi Student Chapter of Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity at the University of Louisville’s School of Dentistry was awarded a $2500 grant for its community service projects.
Alpha Omega student members Paul Maizon, ’13, and Sarah Wright Carver, ’13, collect food donations for Louisville’s Dare to Care food drive as part of their community service project. The fraternity won a $2500 grant from the international fraternity for
The principal projects were Beat the Pumpkin - a 5k run in the fall, and Give a Little, Love a Lot - a food drive to benefit Louisville Dare to Care in the spring.
Beat the Pumpkin raised $2,000 to help needy patients of the dental school’s pediatric dentistry department. The fraternity also raised cash and collected more than one-thousand pounds of food items from students, faculty and staff for
Dare to Care food bank.
The $2500 Global Oral Health Initiative Award was given by Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity for past and future community service projects. Farzan Pouranfar (Class of 2012), and Blair Jones (Class of 2012) wrote the grant proposal. Caroline Curtis (Class of 2012), Erin Dobbins (Class of 2013), Rhonda Hale (Class of 2013), Leighton Kennedy (Class of 2013), and Ashley Lee (Class of 2013) participated in the efforts for the dental fraternity.