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Dental Student, School Receive ASDA Awards

Ann Arbor, MI — March 29, 2016 — A dental student and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry received awards during the American Student Dental Association’s Gold Crown Awards ceremony at ASDA's recent annual session in Dallas.  The ceremony recognized individuals and local chapters for their achievements during the past year.

Delegate of the Year

Madelyn Stumpos, a third-year dental student and president of the Michigan ASDA chapter, received the District 6 Delegate of the Year Award which is presented to an individual who demonstrates personal dedication and achievement on behalf of ASDA and its local chapter members.

“Our chapter made significant advances during the past year,” Stumpos said, including creating two new committees – Health and Wellness, and Sustainability.  The local chapter also began a Pre-Dental Bootcamp, a day-long event for predental students from across Michigan who were invited to the School of Dentistry to learn more about the dental school in general, the application process, and an opportunity to test their manual dexterity skills.

“X-Factor” Video

ASDA’s Michigan chapter received an honorable mention for the Most Improved Chapter for producing the X-Factor video series.  Stumpos says the video series for predental students features U-M School of Dentistry students sharing their thoughts and insights about what makes them unique and what, they think, helped them gain admission to U-M (their X-Factor).

“While I am honored to be recognized as a leader within our district, I was even more excited that our University of Michigan Chapter received honorable mention for the Most Improved Chapter,” Stumpos says.  This past year, she was extensively involved in planning District 6 events and organizing information for five other dental schools.  “ASDA is a very important part of my life, and I’m very passionate about its mission.  As dental students, it’s vital to have a voice in the future of our profession, and there is no better way to speak up than through ASDA,” she adds.