ADEA Presents 2013 ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship

SEATTLE, March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2013 The ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship was presented to Sarah A. Moeller, of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, during the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition held March 16-19, in Seattle.

"ADEA is proud to present this award to Professor Moeller and wishes her the best in her pursuits," says ADEA President Gerald N. Glickman, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., J.D. "With the support of Sigma Phi Alpha, ADEA is able to honor the achievements of Professor DeVore, in whose name the award is given.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing allied dental education study at the baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree level. It recognizes the memory of the 30-year dental education career of Linda Rubinstein DeVore. Prof. DeVore was active in dental hygiene education, scholarship, and public service. She served as President of the American Association of Dental Schools (now ADEA) in 1994, and as President of the Supreme Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, the national honorary society of the dental hygiene profession, from 1997 to 1998.

About the American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit www.adea.org.

About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show casing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit www.adea.org.

About Sigma Phi Alpha

The Honor Society was founded in 1958 by members of the Section on Dental Hygiene Education of the American Dental Education Association. It is the vision of Sigma Phi Alpha to enhance the dental hygiene profession's role and image in the delivery of quality healthcare to the public. Thereby the Honor Society encourages electees to contribute to the advancement of the dental hygiene profession. For more information, visit www.sigmaphialpha.org.

CONTACT: Kellie Bove, 202.289.7201, bovek@adea.org
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