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Two students selected for national ASDA service

Published: February 21st, 2012

Category: Honors, Awards & Appointments, News

ASDA logoCongratulations to University of Florida dental students Carolyn Norton and Phillip Bell, who were recently selected for national leadership positions for the American Student Dental Association (A.S.D.A.).

Carolyn Norton

Carolyn Norton

Phillip Bell

Phillip Bell

“I am so proud to have these two students represent the University of Florida and serve in these important roles at the national level,” said Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor and dean of the UF College of Dentistry. “We are fortunate to have an excellent ASDA chapter in our college, and I am not surprised that our members are being tapped for service by the national organization.”

Carolyn Norton, Class of 2014, was selected as the 2012-13 Contributing Editor on the ASDA Editorial Board. Phillip Bell, Class of 2014, was selected as the 2012-13 Legislative Coordinator for District 4-5 as part of the ASDA Legislative Grassroots Network.

Dustin Pfundheller

Dustin Pfundheller

Another student, Dustin Pfundheller, Class of 2013, is running for president of A.S.D.A. this year. Elections will be held during the organization’s Annual Session 2012 held February 29 – March 3 in Minneapolis, Minn.

 
“Dusty may be the first UF student to run for president of A.S.D.A., a significant commitment for a dental student to make. I am always impressed by students like Carolyn, Phillip and Dusty who are able to juggle the intense demands of dental school and still be so involved in other extracurricular activities,” Dolan said.
 
The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy. For more information, visit www.asdanet.org.