Courtney Gilliam, a Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) dental hygiene student, is the 2013 recipient of the L.R. Bean Dental Radiology Award.
The award is named for Dr. L.R. Bean, who taught dental radiology at Lexington Community College (now BCTC) for more than 17 years. In 1991, he created an endowment for dental hygiene students who showed "empathy with patients, a sense of humor and exceptional abilities in the area of oral radiology." Since Dr. Bean's death, his family has continued to sponsor the scholarship, which is awarded to one student each year.
"I am so grateful to have been chosen for this award. The generosity of the Bean family, through this award, allowed me to attend a National Board review course to prepare me for the upcoming exam. This motivates me even more to always do my best and treat my patients with the highest consideration." Gilliam said.
Gilliam graduated from Garrard County High School in 2008 and from Eastern Kentucky University in 2012 with a B.S. in Public Health.
Photo (L to R): Mary Jones, Dental Radiology Course Coordinator; Courtney Gilliam, LR Bean Award Winner; Dr. Sharlee Burch, Dental Radiology Lab Instructor
BCTC faculty member Mary W. Jones was awarded the Outstanding Dental Hygienist Award from the Bluegrass District Dental Hygienists’ Association at the October 18, 2012 meeting.