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Our VIRTUAL Academic Advantage event was a huge success, and we were so thankful to everyone who was able to join us on April 20. Our featured speakers gave an overview of what it took for them to become the medical professionals they are today, while our counselor gave practical advice for the next steps students should take, including college research and applications. We also awarded one student with a $500 scholarship.

The resources below are designed to help students continue on the path to becoming a healthcare professional. The entire presentation is available as a video to review or watch for the first time if you were unable to join us. We also have the presentation slides and links to learn more about local colleges, universities, community organizations, and nonprofits.


Mary Charles Haigler, DMD, MS

Orofacial Pain Specialist at Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Ashley Tankersley, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Craig Horton, DMD, MS

Prosthodontist at Carolinas Center for Dental Implants

Katie Houston

Physical Therapist at ATI Physical Therapy

Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist & Certified Orofacial Myologist at Chrysalis Orofacial

Email: [email protected]

Carrie Lyndrup

Managing Partner at Carnahan Lyndrup, LLC

Email: [email protected]