Wiregrass Tech Announces First Michelle Williams-Brown Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Wiregrass Tech Announces First Michelle Williams-Brown Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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Valdosta, Ga. – Last Summer the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College announced a new scholarship in memory of Michelle Williams – Brown by Colson Family Dentistry of Valdosta. Michelle was a 2005 honor graduate of the Valdosta Technical College Dental Assisting Program and began working at Colson Family Dentistry after graduation. Last week Dr. Heather Colson visited the Dental Assisting Lab on the Valdosta Campus of Wiregrass to announce Sabrina Paige Lancianese as the first recipient of the Michelle Williams – Brown Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will assist her with the cost of the program.

Lancianese is in the Dental Assisting program. This program takes a year to complete and will graduate Summer Semester. She shared this about being named the first recipient of this special scholarship, “I feel so proud and honored to receive this scholarship and would want to make her proud and continue her legacy.”

Michelle Williams-Brown worked with Dr. Heather for over 17 years. Michelle had a zest for life, a love of dentistry, and a dedication to the patients and community she served. This scholarship was founded to honor her memory and aid another passionate, servant-hearted student in their pursuit of a dental assisting career at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. As such, this scholarship will be awarded to a dental assisting student who exemplifies the practice of dental assisting with a compassionate and caring spirit.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is in academic “good standing” and is currently enrolled in the clinical practicum phase (second semester) of the dental assisting program. The recipient should demonstrate clinical excellence, exhibit good moral character and integrity, and possess strong leadership qualities in the profession of dentistry.

The college is currently accepting new students for Summer or Fall Semesters during Free Application Month for March. For information about the program or to schedule a tour visit the college’s website at www.Wiregrass.edu. To find out how your business or industry can partner with Wiregrass, contact Elizabeth Vickers, Wiregrass Executive Director for Community Relations and Fundraising, by calling 229-333-2124, or by emailing elizabeth.vickers@wiregrass.edu.