TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 4, 2011) -
Three students in Tallahassee Community College’s Dental Health Programs have been awarded scholarships, courtesy of Drs. Glenn and Marci Beck of Tallahassee. Recipients of the Smiles by Beck Scholarship are dental assisting students Ashley McCoy and Jasmin McClellan and dental hygiene student Rae Tyre.
The Becks, who have a practice in General Dentistry in Tallahassee, award scholarships to students in TCC’s dental program on an annual basis. Each scholarship recipient was awarded $300.
"Tallahassee is very fortunate to have both dental assisting and dental hygiene programs of such high caliber at Tallahassee Community College,” said Dr. Marci Beck. “The faculty at TCC continues to provide students with an excellent education that includes such extraordinary clinical skills.
“We want to give back in some way because we are so appreciative of the great job they have done supplying the community with such competent dental professionals."
All dental health students were given the opportunity to apply for the scholarship by submitting an impromptu essay on the topic, “Discuss your motivation(s) for becoming a member of a dental team.”
TCC faculty selected five essays from each class. Without revealing the names, the essays were forwarded to the Becks, who made the final decision.