The following students received the 2017 Baldridge Scholarship
for their outstanding academic achievements in
are awarded in each class to the students with
the highest overall GPA. The first-year dental
students are selected on undergraduate GPA and
performance on the DAT examination.
Dental 1 – Cecil Fruge III, Kyle Gresham, Ryan Hoang, Ryan Riley, Ann-Marie Simon
Dental 2 - Thomas Beckstrom, Austin Ber, Alli Blanchard, Brandon Breard, Emily Guarisco, Tabita Hooper, Zachary Jackson, Sydney Lahasky,
Lauren Langlois, Tyrel Larsen, Claire LeBlanc, Tami Nguyen, Anna Roberts
Dental 3 – Davis Beard, Jacob Ellender, Aubrey Exnicios, Daniel Gonzales,
Camille Green, Ashley Habetz, Brooks Hummel
Dental 4 – Hollis Clark, Seth DeJean, Mary Laborde, Ellyn Marks, Corey Romero
Delta Dental of Arkansas Scholarship
Catherine Akridge, Matthew Henson, Mark Whatcott are the recipients of the Delta Dental of Arkansas Scholarship. This award honors fourth-year dental students from Arkansas for high academic achievement.
Hotel Dieu Medical and Dental Staff
Scholarship in Dentistry
recipient of the Hotel Dieu Medical and Dental
Staff Scholarship in Dentistry is Gerald "Trace" Favre.
The scholarship honors a fourth-year dental
student who has demonstrated outstanding
scholarship, leadership, and professionalism for
the first three years of dental school.
John Lapeze Scholarship
Lillie Bourgeois, DLT junior student, was awarded the 2017-2018 Lapeze Scholarship.
James L. Rodriguez Rodgers
& Betty Rodgers Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide
assistance and encouragement to worthy dental
students who have completed the LSUSD Summer
Enrichment Program. The program encourages
under-represented minority students and students
from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a
career in dentistry. Dr. James Rodgers is
a 1976 LSUSD graduate. Students receive the scholarship
for each of their four years of dental school.
D2 – Seaira-Myangel Miles, Tami Nguyen, Tariq Swati
D3 - Grace Bernhard, Trang Le, Kimberly Truong
D4 - Lauren Roberts
William F. Toler Memorial Scholarship
Gage Ritter, third-year dental student, is
the recipient of the Toler Memorial Scholarship
for 2017. This scholarship honors a third-year dental student who has shown
outstanding academic ability throughout the
first two years of school and has earned a high
opinion within the dental school community for
scholarship, leadership and citizenship, and
Grace Voigt Scholarship
The Grace Voigt Scholarship honors
second-, third-, and fourth-year dental students
who have demonstrated outstanding leadership,
concern for fellow students and patients, high
ethical standards, and dedication to the
profession of dentistry. The 2017 recipients are
Lacey Galliano, D2; Emily Allen D3;
and Jonathan Doucet, D4.