2017 Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Student Awards

Coinciding with the AO December Meeting (Thursday, December 28 – Monday, January 1) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the newly created AO Student Awards will recognize the outstanding contributions from our student chapters in North America, Europe, and Israel. 

These awards will be presented during the AO International Council meeting on Friday, December 29th.  Representatives from each student chapter are encouraged to attend, especially if the chapter and/or representative has been nominated for an award or awards.

Most Innovative Community Service Event (Dental Related) Award
Sponsored by Dr. Steve Marsh, AO Cleveland Chapter Member; AO International President-Elect

Presented to the chapter that uses creativity to raise funds for a charitable cause.


Most Innovative Community Service (Non-Dental Related) Award

Presented to the chapter that uses creativity to raise funds for a charitable cause.


Outstanding Chapter President Award
Sponsored by the AO Illinois Alumni Chapter

Presented to the individual whose leadership directed the chapter in one or more of these suggested areas: increased membership, offered more social events, and/or organized charitable initiatives.


Most Improved Chapter Award
Sponsored by the AO New York Alumni Chapter 


Presented to the chapter whose recruiting efforts have significantly increased membership in the 2016-17 dues year.  The increase is relative to the 2015-16 chapter size.


Advocate Award
Presented to the student chapter faculty advisor who provides continual and positive support to the AO student chapter.

Please submit your nomination for one or more awards to the attention of Heidi Weber, Executive Director, at hweber@ao.org.  The 2017 Student Awards Committee will review the nominations and announce the winners on November 1, 2017. 

Recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the awards ceremony on Friday, December 29th in addition to the entire December meeting.

Interested in naming an award after a loved one or your family?  Sponsorships are available starting at $500 and funds will be distributed to the chapter recipients to support ongoing chapter philanthropic and social events.  A three-year commitment is requested for each award. 


Friday, December 29, 2017

Harbor Beach Marriott
Fort Lauderdale, Florida