February 2, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 5

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Health Science Center's ASDA chapter wins award

Members of the Health Science Center's chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) received the organization's national award for Chapter Organization. National awards are given in 11 categories, including the Ideal ASDA Chapter, Most Improved Chapter, Membership and Communication, Chapter Organization, Fund Raising, Activities, Organized Dentistry, Advocacy, Implementation of Billed Dues, Largest Membership Market Share Increase at a Recruited Chapter and Highest Overall Membership Market Share at a Recruited Chapter.

Seven members of the Health Science Center's chapter accepted the plaque during the ASDA's annual national conference in Boston. "We are so excited to finally have our local leaders recognized for all their hard work," said Tonya Christal, third-year dental student and chapter president. The plaque will be displayed in the Dental School's third-floor student lounge.

The ASDA is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry.

The association provides students with information, education, advocacy and services. It introduces them to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and promotes change for the betterment of the profession.