SCF dental program continues perfect performance

May 20, 2014 

Front, from left: Pam Kennard, SCF Dental Hygiene Program director; Linda Foxwell, dental hygiene clinic manager; and Toni McLeroy, assistant professor, dental hygiene. Back: Shaina Gormley of Bradenton, Patient Education Award; Michelle Bellina, Lawton Chiles Service Award; Donna Cruzan, Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award; and Andrea McBride of Bradenton, Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition Award. PHOTO PROVIDED

SCF dental program grad performance still perfect

BRADENTON -- The 2014 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota dental hygiene class passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination on the first attempt continuing the tradition of SCF's 100 percent pass rate since the program began 15 years ago.

The class includes: Kayla Bazell, Andrea McBride and Shaina Gormley, Bradenton; Michelle Bellina, Sarasota; Donna Cruzan and Melissa Skinner, North Port; Danielle Golden, Nokomis; and Yuliya Smirnov.

Two Bradenotn students won honors. Gormley took home the Patient Education Award and McBride earned Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition Award.

Pam Kennard is SCF Dental Hygiene Program director.

Eastbound 26th Avenue lane to be closed three weeks

MANATEE -- The eastbound lane will be closed from 26th Avenue West from Fifth Street West to Ninth Street West from Tuesday, May 27, to June 20, to clean and repair a storm drainage pipe.

This is a Manatee County Transportation Department project, according to Claude Tankersley, director of public works.

Call Jeff Newman, project manager of the Miller Pipeline LLC of Indianapolis, Municipal Services Division, at 317-617-0547.

E. Manatee GOP Club schedules 3 speakers

BRADENTON -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd., Bradenton.

Guest speakers include Julie Aranibar, Manatee County School Board chairwoman; Karen Carpenter, Manatee County School Board member; and state Rep. Greg Steube, R-Bradenton. All have filed for re-election. Lunch costs $16.

Reservations: 941-739-3813,

-- Herald staff reports

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