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S: VCU Chapter Student National Dental Association 2011-2012

BC: A special thanks to all of those who came before us for paving the way! | VCU SNDA 2011-2012

FC: SNDA | vcu | S N D A | VCU | MCV | Go Rams! | VA is for

1: Oresentement, | Our History In Nashville, Tennessee a group of young African American students from Meharry felt the need to organize students at their school so that their voices could be heard. Reuben Warren and John Maupin led the movement. In 1970, Reuben Warren wrote a letter to Dr. James Holley, the President of NDA. In his letter he expressed concern for the welfare of African American dental students who felt they were voiceless and had no support, no guidance, and no connection to anyone. Dr. Holley approved the concept for the formation of this student organization. In the aftermath of the student rebellions of the sixties, many student organizations were formed. In 1972 a constitution was established. The objectives included promoting and encouraging the enrollment of minority students in all dental schools, to be committed to the improvement of dental health care delivery to all disadvantage people, to provide time and skill in assisting those programs within the greater community , to contribute to the welfare of dental students, to educate and involve its members in social, moral ,and ethical obligations in the profession of dentistry, and to promote a viable academic and social environment that is conducive to the mental health of minority students.

2: SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

3: On September 10, 2011 VCU Student National Dental Association held the 3rd Annual Oral Cancer Walk in Richmond,VA. SNDA members spent weeks organizing the event to raise awareness for oral cancer in the Richmond, Virgina area. SNDA received support from faculty staff and students at Virginia Commonwealth University. The event was also supported by major sponsors such as Delta Dental Insurance Company and Crest/Oral B. A portion of the proceeds received from the walk were donated to support oral caner research at VCU Phillips Institute. | The Main Event ...

6: Puppy Love | BYRD PARK Richmond,VA

7: Promoting Oral Cancer Awareness

8: WORKING TOGETHER WORKS!

9: From: SNDA To: VCU Phillips Institute | A portion of the proceeds collected for the Oral CancerWalk was donated to VCU Phillips Institute for oral cancer research.

11: Lessons in a Lunchbox Chimbarazo Elementary School | SNDA held its first Lessons in a Lunch box Program at Chimbarazo Elementary School in Richmond,VA. Our audience consisted of children ranging from kindergarten to 3rd grade.The children received oral hygiene instruction and lunch boxes equipped with everything needed to complete their oral hygiene routine. | February 18, 2012

12: Play Time

13: Best Buddies!

14: The community | Giving

16: Always willing to lend a hand | SNDA

17: D1 Tutoring

18: SNDA was honored to be invited and to provide a dental component to the program.

19: The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at VCU hosted their 1st Annual Medical Professions Symposium for undergraduate students.

20: I have seen farther than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants... Isaac Newton A special thanks to the Peter B. Ramsey Organization for supporting the VCU chapter of SNDA. We appreciate your dedication to our organization. You all serve as role models and leaders in our community and we appreciate your contributions. Sincerely, SNDA

21: Thank you for your support!

22: Elementary | Chimbarazo | S c h o o l

23: This year SNDA assisted Central Virginia Foodbank in distributing food and supplies to those in need for the holidays. | November 20,2011

25: 2011 | SNDA Come out to PLAY!!!

26: We like to Partayy!

27: AYYYY!

28: Dental Hygiene brought half of the party

29: We had a Frightfully good time at Krystle's Annual Halloween Party

30: All work and no play....

31: ....Not for SNDA

32: SNDA IMPRESSIONS PROGRAM The Impressions Program is held annually at VCU School of Dentistry to provide information to undergraduate students about the admissions process. The students enjoy experiences including DAT prep seminar, dental simulation, mock interviews, and a question and answer session with current dental students. Students benefit from the direct communication with students, faculty, and staff. The goal of the program is to provide students with an accurate representation of what it takes to be admitted to dental school. | February 4, 2012

33: Dental Hygiene offered instruction on how to perform an essential part of a dental examination. | It was a great way to break the ice!

34: DENTAL SIMULATION LAB | OPERATIVE EXPERIENCE

35: Q&A WITH CURRENT DENTAL STUDENTS | MOCK INTERVIEWS

36: Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King Jr.

38: D2 White Coat Ceremony

39: O c t o b e r 2011

40: Appreciating Diversity

41: OUR SPECIAL DAY

42: Class of 2014

43: Celebrating the accomplishments of all minority students

44: SNDA About Town | MOM Project | Dental Ball | Lyons Clinic

46: Multicultural Night | Featuring India Mexico Dominican Republic

47: GAMETIME! | GO RAMS!!!

48: Out with the OLD! | 05/2012

49: SNDA will sincerely miss our graduating seniors. | Senior Send off | M a j o r W i l l y s

50: FRESH NEW FACES OF SNDA | In With The New

51: The success of SNDA depends on the continuous involvement of rising dental students. SNDA works to make the groups' activities attractive to new students. We appreciate our new members for their interest ad participation,

52: SNDA OFFICERS | Tiara Harrison "HIstorian" | Dilmarys Pena "VIce President" | Magdelena Jaramillo "Secretary"

53: Carlos Blackmon "President" | Tiara Harrison "Historian" | Collin Rice "Delegate" | Danielle McCormick "Treasurer"

54: The 2011-2012 school year has been an amazing one for SNDA. Our new President has guided the group in a very positive direction. We have made an effort to connect with our community and to provide a valuable service. We started 2011 with a purpose and have made great strides toward our goal.Through all of the successes and failures we have learned to work as a team and to support each other. We have truly become a family. SNDA gives a special thanks to Carlos Blackmon for guiding us there. -VCU SNDA

55: THE END

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