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Dr. Bernard Shair Award and Dr. Todd M. Angelo Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

The Scranton District Dental Society (SDDS) is pleased to announce that it has selected Maura Burns as the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Todd M. Angelo Memorial Scholarship and Andrew Nardone as the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Bernard Shair Award.

The Dr. Todd M. Angelo Memorial Scholarship is a cash gift funded by the SDDS, The Scranton Area Foundation, and private donations in memory of Dr. Todd Angelo who suddenly passed away in November 2011. The scholarship is administered by the Scranton Area Foundation and presented to a University of Scranton student who has been accepted by a dental school and who shows tremendous promise in the field of dentistry. This award serves as a reflection of Todd’s dedication, service and love of dentistry.

The Ben Shair Award is a cash gift funded by the SDDS and an endowment fund founded by the family of Dr. Bernard Shair (who passed away in 1982) and administered by the Scranton Area Foundation. It is presented to a University of Scranton student who has been accepted by a dental school and shows tremendous promise in the field of dentistry.
Andrew Nardone, winner of Dr. Bernard Shair Award, will graduate from the University of Scranton in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and a minor in biology. A resident of Dallas, Pennsylvania, Nardone is a member of the biology honor society, Beta Beta Beta, and the Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu.

Currently, Nardone serves as Head Resident Assistant and member of the Health Professions Organization (HPO). He also volunteers for Ready, Set, Brush! which is a community outreach program to young students about the importance of oral care. During his years at the University of Scranton, Nardone has also served on the University of Scranton Programming Board: Novelty & Variety Co-Chair (2016-2017), was a Manresa Retreat Leader (2017), and member of the men’s soccer team (2014-2016). He has also participated in the Ignite Student Leadership Conference in both 2016 and 2018.
Along with belonging to the Knights of Columbus as a 2nd Degree Member, Nardone enjoys Cross Fit, soccer, skiing, biking, building Iconx 3D Metal Models and being a DJ. He will be attending Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in the fall.

Maura Burns, the Dr. Todd M. Angelo Memorial Scholarship winner, will graduate from the University of Scranton in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and two minors in biochemistry and biology. A resident of Jessup, Pennsylvania, Burns is a member of Phi Alpha Theta and Phi Lambda Upsilon honor societies.

During Burns’ freshmen year, she, her classmate, and her chemistry graduate-assistant created Ready, Set, Brush! where community outreach programs are presented to young students about the importance of oral care. RSB also participates in on-campus events such as “Safe Trick-or-Treat” and is a valuable resource to pre-dental students on campus. She actively participates in numerous University clubs and organizations including the Health Professions Organization (Pre-Dental Chair), Biology Club, Royal Historical Society, and Colleges Against Cancer.

In her free time, Burns runs an annual dental supply drive at her parish in February during Children’s Dental Health Month, with the proceeds donated to local charities. She is a member her church’s Social Concerns Committee, St. Francis of Assisi community outreach program volunteer, and enjoys baking, reading, running, and golfing.

The SDDS is a voluntary organization comprising approximately 150 local member dentists. It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world, and the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA). The SDDS oversees activities like Children’s Dental Health Month, public education, school visitations, and continuing education for dentists.

The mission of the SDDS is to provide dentists with a forum to discuss pertinent issues that relate to the practice and regulation of dentistry as it pertains to the health and general well being of the communities we serve.

PHOTO:
Dr. Matthew Zale, Third District Trustee; Rosemary Broderick, Esq., Chairman, Scranton Area Foundation; Maura Burns, Dr. Todd M. Angelo Memorial Scholarship recipient; Andrew Nardone, Dr. Bernard Shair Award recipient; Dr. Mary Grace Rizzo-Fryzel, SDDS President Elect; and Dr. Charles Scrimalli, SDDS President;.