Briana Hudson receives scholarship from the Old North State Dental Society
Greenville, NC, July 19, 2018—Briana Hudson, third-year student at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, has received a scholarship from the Old North State Dental Society (ONSDS).
Ms. Hudson, who is from Raleigh, N.C., earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been active in the school’s Dental Student Government and will serve as the organization’s president in 2018-2019.
She has served as the event and networking chairperson for the ECU Chapter of the Student National Dental Association. She has also been selected to become a Fellow of the North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program and in the coming year will join other Fellows from ECU and across the state in service projects that address the state’s chronic health issues.
“I am delighted to be our school’s recipient of the Old North State Dental Society Scholarship. The Society has lightened my financial burden, allowing me to focus more on the most important aspect of dental school, which is learning. Their generosity has inspired me to help others and to continue to give back to my community,” said Ms. Hudson. “I hope to one day be able to help students achieve their goals, just as the ONSDS has helped me.”
“Briana is very deserving of the Old North State Dental Society Scholarship, which recognizes her strong academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills and potential for making a significant contribution to dentistry and to the lives of the patients she treats,” said Dr. Margaret Wilson, the dental school’s vice dean and associate dean for Student Affairs.
During her fourth-year of dental school, Ms. Hudson and her classmates will gain hands-on experience treating patients during their rotations at the school’s eight community service learning centers in rural areas across North Carolina. She plans to remain in North Carolina after graduation and continue to provide dental care for the underserved.