Spring 2006 Table of Contents
Celebrating Our Community
NYUCD Students Receive President's Service and International Student Leadership Awards

NYUCD President's Service Award recipients, left to right: Parham Ramtin, '06; NYU Vice President for Student Affairs Marc Wais; Anna Graci '06; Patrick Dermesropian '07; Joanne Castaneda '07; Nina Kumar '06; Brian Fabb '06; Tammy Chen, '08; Jared Precyz, '07; Aura Caldera, '08.

"The Drillers," NYUCD's All-University Games Team, brought hom ea Silver Medal.

"The Drillers," NYUCD's All-University Games Team, brought hom ea Silver Medal.

President's Service Awards
Each year NYU President Dr. John Sexton presents a series of President's Service Awards to very special NYU students who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills, display outstanding commitment to volunteerism, and create unique and successful programs. Students are recognized in the areas of Volunteerism, Leadership and Programming. This year NYUCD was the recipient of six awards - five to individual students and one to a student group, in the following categories:

Michael Villacarlos, '07, recognized for his contributions and commitment to help the needy at events including "New York Cares Day," "Give Kids A Smile Day," and "Build A Bear Workshop," and for being a mentor and teaching preteens at the Salk School of Science.

Brian Falb, '06, recognized for outstanding leadership as President of the NYUCD Student Council. Brian, a strong and active voice for NYUCD's diverse student population, organized programs designed to instill a sense of camaraderie and fun among students, and demonstrated unwavering dedication to fulfilling the responsibilities of his position.

Jared Percyz, '07, recognized for two years of outstanding leadership as President of the Class of 2007. Jared's dedication, professionalism, and respect for his colleagues have earned him the support and admiration both of his fellow students and the NYUCD administration.

Aura Caldera, '08, and Tammy Chen, '08, recognized for their leadership, vision, and commitment in organizing the first annual NYUCD outreach to a needy population in Nicaragua.

"The Drillers," NYUCD's All-University Games Team, recognized for their exuberance, spirit, and pride exhibited in the 2006 NYU All-University Games, where they won second place and brought home a silver medal to NYUCD.

International Student Leadership Award
Dr. Helena Oliveira Francisco, a student in the Advanced Study Program in Periodontics for International Dentists, has received the NYU Office for International Students and Scholars International Student Leadership Award. The award recognizes her commitment to her studies and profession, her achievements and scholarship, and her involvement in research at NYUCD. Dr. Francisco received her dental degree from the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde-Sul in Caparica, Portugal.

NYUCD is extremely proud of all of these students' accomplishments and of their recognition at the all-University level.