In memory of Liz Koch and her many years of service and contributions in support of dental assistants, the DALE Foundation has introduced a scholarship in her honor. Liz joined the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) staff in 2001; she was promoted to the Director, Testing and Measurement in 2002 and named Chief Operating Officer in 2006. In addition to her remarkable impact on DANB, Liz played an instrumental role working with board directors, trustees, and staff to establish the DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate. Liz served as COO of DANB and the DALE Foundation until her untimely passing in 2011.
Liz believed in the potential of DANB and the DALE Foundation, but even more so, she believed in the potential of others. This memorial scholarship embodies Liz’s values and belief in the power of lifelong learning.
“Liz had the ability to accept you for who you are and to see what you had the capacity to become,” says Cindy Durley, M.Ed., MBA, Executive Director of DANB and the DALE Foundation. “The Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship is a true legacy to her commitment to mentoring others and her passion for lifelong learning.”
The Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship is intended to help oral healthcare professionals reach their professional development goals and support their mentorship activities. The scholarship is open to all dental assistants, DANB certificants and other oral healthcare professionals.
Winners will receive between $250 and $1,000, plus access to three continuing education products of their choice from the DALE Foundation catalog. Winners will be chosen based on their interest in and commitment to the oral healthcare profession, as well as mentorship experiences.
To learn more about the scholarship requirements, download an application.
Individuals and organizations interested in donating to the Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship can donate online or mail a check to the DALE Foundation, 444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 970, Chicago, IL 60611.