New Members of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society Inducted
Twenty-two members of the Ostrow School of Dentistry DDS class of 2011 were welcomed into the Zeta chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society at a banquet on May 9.
Along with the recognition of new inductees, who represent the top 12 percent of the graduating class, three Ostrow faculty members were inducted into OKU, and the winners of seven scholarships were announced.
Dean Avishai Sadan gave opening remarks, noting that induction into OKU is an “extremely unique distinction.”
“It means that you are the top students at one of the top dental schools in the world,” he said. “You are, very literally, the best of the best.”
This year’s keynote speaker was Steven Sobel, retired associate professor of clinical dentistry and former OKU Zeta Chapter president, who spoke of the importance of leading by example.
“In every interaction we have, we are teaching and setting examples for others,” he said. “We are all teachers, all the time.”
Class of 2011 OKU Zeta Chapter Inductees
Mi Young Kim
Sree Laxmi Garlapati
2011 OKU Faculty Inductees
Abdi Sameni, DDS
Robert Gerber, DDS
Jane Forrest, RDH, EdD
2011 OKU Scholarship Winners
John (Jack) Sundbye Memorial Scholar
Hema Kishore Chapala
Donald C. Curnette Memorial Scholar
Everett Payne Memorial Scholar
Charles S. O’Grady Memorial Scholar
Robert Wallin Memorial Scholar
Dexter Smith Memorial Scholar
OKU- Zeta Chapter Scholar – 2nd year
Peter Byung Chan Lee