Rodney Norris Receives Veler Scholarship
Rodney Norris, a Youngstown, Ohio native and D1 student in the College of Dentistry, is the 2016 recipient of the Richard C. Veler, DDS, and Betty G. Veler Dental Scholarship.
Chosen for his outstanding academic merit, demonstrated interest in professional service, and exceptional character, Norris will receive full, renewable, in-state tuition throughout his time in the DDS program.
In a letter of thanks to the scholarship committee, Norris said, "This scholarship will allow me the opportunity to maximize my ability to reach out to and treat patients in need by establishing a stable practice that can serve as their dental home. It is especially important to me to be able to serve Ohio's lower-income populations. I feel a special responsibility to give back to those with unmet needs."