Mission Accomplished

Mission accomplished is always a good feeling.

Last night, MDA Foundation Chair, Dr. Elwood Rice and I had that feeling when we attended the annual UMKC SOD Scholarship Dinner.

Education is a core support issue for the Foundation and since 1999 the Foundation has awarded $186,000 in aid to 72 students. This year we awarded $5,000 scholarships to Danielle West, Class of 2016 and Joshua Prather, Class of 2017.

It’s great to have a chance to visit in depth with these two and hear their passion for the profession. Personalities come alive outside the busy work pace of school. Both Danielle and Joshua wish to pursue pediatric dentistry. Dr. Rice and I left the dinner with the impression that our scholarship selection process last March did not lead us astray.

Kudos to the winners and all the best with their careers!




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