Support Dental Hygiene Students at CPCC

last modified Jun 26, 2017 10:40 AM

Close to 100 CPCC Dental Hygiene program alumni gathered in the college’s Health Careers Building on June 8 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the program. During the reception, attendees mingled, enjoyed a variety of hors d’oeuvres, took a tour of CPCC’s state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic and learned about two new giving opportunities – the Dental Hygiene Anniversary Scholarship and the Laurie Barringer Werner Scholarship.

Dental Hygiene Anniversary Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of a Dental Hygiene program alumna, the Dental Hygiene Anniversary Scholarship was created to enhance the future of CPCC’s Dental Hygiene program. All gifted monies will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000 and will be used to help students cover the cost of their books, tools, supplies and licensing exam fees. Since the scholarship is associated with an “anniversary” theme, it is the perfect way to annually celebrate a graduation, anniversary, career success, and instructor and more, to help others successfully begin their careers in dental hygiene.

Laurie Barringer Werner Scholarship

Laurie Barringer Werner was a 1980 graduate of CPCC’s Dental Hygiene program and served as a dental hygienist in the Charlotte area before her passing in February 2017. In honor of her memory, her family and past classmates created the Laurie Barringer Werner Scholarship to help fund the education of aspiring dental hygienists at CPCC. All fund collected will be applied toward the recipient’s program costs (i.e. books, tools, supplies). To endow the scholarship, $5,000 needs to be raised for a $5,000 match to endow it.

To give to either of these initiatives, please contact the CPCC Foundation to make a donation at 704.330.6869, give online, or print the form and mail in your payment to the CPCC Foundation at P.O. Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235-5009.