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. For more information, visit roanestate.edu or call 1-866-GO2-RSCC (1-866-462-7722).
This press release was submitted by Owen Driskill.