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Watanabe, Streeter Named to Who's Who Among Students

May  15, 2007

Two students from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry have been chosen for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, a highly regarded and long-standing honors program. Ashley Streeter, DDS class of 2007, and Dr. Keiko Watanabe, IDS class of 2007, each earned the honor for their outstanding academic achievements and leadership efforts.

Each year, a panel of eight dental school faculty members selects one IDS and one DDS student to receive the honor based on stringent guidelines, including a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Dr. Daniel Bender, director of academic affairs, said the dental school was honored to submit this year's nominees for the program.

"I know members of the nominating committee struggle each year with choosing the most deserving students from a group of highly qualified candidates," Bender said. "With the selection of Ashley Streeter from the DDS class and Dr. Keiko Watanabe from the IDS class the dental school continues the tradition of identifying the best of the best."

Streeter is a member of Tau Kappa Omega and Phi Kappa Phi dental honor societies, the Alpha Omega Professional Dental Fraternity and served as Pacific's president of activities for the American Student Dental Association in 2006. After completing her DDS degree, Streeter plans to work as an associate in private practice in Dallas, Texas.

Watanabe is a member of Tau Kappa Omega dental honor society and holds a DDS/PhD degree with a specialty in pediatrics from Osaka Dental University in Japan. After earning her degree from Pacific, she plans to work as an associate in a general dentistry practice in Oahu, Hawaii. Watanabe eventually would like to own and operate her own dental practice.

Category Type: Honors and Awards

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu