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News: Roane State dental hygiene student receives scholarship

News: Roane State dental hygiene student receives scholarship

Oral Surgery Specialists of Tennessee representative Scarlett Valentine, left,
presented Roane State student Kelly Tallent with a $1,500 study abroad scholarship. 

Dec. 13, 2016

Roane State Community College dental hygiene student Kelly Tallent of Lenoir City received a $1,500 study abroad scholarship provided by Oral Surgery Specialists of Tennessee.

The scholarship will be used for Tallent’s study abroad experience in spring 2017. Roane State dental hygiene students travel to Costa Rica each year to provide preventive care services to children.

“We are very thankful to Oral Surgery Specialists of Tennessee doctors Travis Witherington, Andrew Cheung, and Lindsey Nagy for providing this opportunity to one of our students,” said Melinda Gill, director of Roane State’s dental hygiene program. “Our study abroad experience expands our students’ education, enhances their knowledge, and emphasizes the importance of giving back to those in need.”

Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer programs, career-preparation programs and continuing education. Founded in 1971, the college has campuses in Crossville, Harriman, Huntsville, Jamestown, Knoxville, LaFollette, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge and Wartburg. 

Tennessee’s Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. All colleges in the system offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. 

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