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