Awards, Students

UNC ASDA Chapter Wins Gold Crown Award

The UNC chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), for the third consecutive year, received a Gold Crown Award at the ASDA Annual Session. This year’s Gold Crown Award recognized the UNC School of Dentistry ASDA chapter for its work recruiting predental membership.

“We are honored to receive an award for our predental recruitment program,” said Mackenzie Hatfield, co-president of UNC ASDA. “Close to 100 predental members from universities around the state have dental student mentors. Members of the program have the opportunity to participate in socials, visit dental school classes and even get practice waxing teeth in the sim lab at UNC. Having these resources is a huge benefit for predental members and allows them to prepare for dental school.”

The award is the result of the chapter’s work with its Bridging the Gap program, which focuses on predental recruitment and involvement efforts. As the recipient of this Gold Crown Award, the UNC ASDA chapter was recognized at the Gold Crown Awards ceremony and also received a $300 check.

ASDA Gold Crown Awards are presented to individuals or chapters as an acknowledgment of accomplishments during the year. More than 30 awards are presented at the annual award ceremony during the ASDA Annual Session.