In a College with approximately five hundred students, and in an Association with over a hundred members, it is only natural for one to witness many skills and talents that should be nurtured and encouraged. As part of USDSA’s commitment to provide students at the College of Dental Medicine with that encouragement, the awards system was established. Ten awards will be given out at the appreciation ceremony of every year for the distinct student that has proved his/herself in one of the categories. These categories were carefully chosen, and represent the most important characteristics that USDSA aims to nurture.

The USDSA Leadership Award

Leadership: the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group.

For the member that has demonstrated superior leadership skills during their time with USDSA.

2015/2016 Award: NO AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2015/2016

2016/2017 Award: Mohammed Bashar Estaitia, BDS2

2017/2018 Award: Mohammad Musa Hammoudeh, BDS4

2018/2019 Award: Rama Jaber, BDS2

2019/2020 Award: NO AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2019/2020

The USDSA Innovation Award

Innovation: to introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time.

For the member that has introduced something unique and new to the Association, whether it is an implemented idea or procedure.

2015/2016 Award: Zahra Seraj, BDS3

2016/2017 Award: NO AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2016/2017

2017/2018 Award: Anne Younan, BDS5

2018/2019 Award: Haif Al Qahtani, BDS4

2019/2020 Award: NO AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2019/2020

The USDSA Creativity Award

Creativity: the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.

Awarded for showing true creativity and talent all over. This may range from arts and design to planning and creative thinking.

2015/2016 Award: Zuha Rizvi, BDS1

2016/2017 Award: Ouiza Belkadi, BDS3

2017/2018 Award: NO AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2017/2018

2018/2019 Award: Haitham Ashraf, BDS4

2019/2020 Award: NO AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2019/2020

Rising Star Award

Awarded to the most and enthusiastic active new member, regardless of their committee.

2015/2016 Award: Aya Jamal Aldin, Foundation

2016/2017 Award: Yamama Al Sammarraie, BDS1

2017/2018 Award: Yaman Al Isawi, BDS1

2018/2019 Award: Waseem Toubeh, BDS1

2019/2020 Award: Elyazia Fayyad, BDS1

Unsung Hero Award

Unsung Hero: a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution.

For the person who works hard behind the scenes, without public recognition.

2015/2016 Award: Mohammed Bashar Estaitia, BDS1

2016/2017 Award: Mohammed Ali Salama, BDS2

2017/2018 Award: Alaa Yacob, BDS1

2018/2019 Award: Nuha Trabulsi, BDS2

2019/2020 Award: Omar Shazli, BDS3

The Excellency Award

Excellence: the fact or state of excelling; to do extremely well.

Awarded to a member of the current Executive Board for their remarkable leadership skills, spirit and for outstanding performance.

2015/2016 Award: Khaldoon Mardini, BDS2 & Hiba Jamal Aldin, BDS2

2016/2017 Award: Dr. Omar Al Hashmi, Intern

2017/2018 Award: Menna Omar, BDS3

2018/2019 Award: Dr. Hesham Ashraf, Intern

2019/2020 Award: Dr. Omar Al Abd, Intern

Editorial Master Award

Master: a person eminently skilled in something, as an occupation, art, or science.

Awarded to the most active member of the Editorial Committee.

2015/2016 Award: Dana Al Najjar, BDS3

2016/2017 Award: Nadine Al Wazzan, BDS2

2017/2018 Award: Maryam Fadhul, BDS1

2018/2019 Award: Omar Mardini, BDS2

2019/2020 Award: Ward Al Rubeyie, BDS1

Community Service Master Award

Master: a person eminently skilled in something, as an occupation, art, or science.

Awarded to the most active member of the Community Service Committee.

2015/2016 Award: Roseanna Draghmeh, BDS2

2016/2017 Award: Elham Akbari, BDS1

2017/2018 Award: Layan Khalid, BDS1

2018/2019 Award: Yousser Al Janabi, BDS1

2019/2020 Award: NO AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2019/2020

Master of Social Skills Award

Master: a person eminently skilled in something, as an occupation, art, or science.

Awarded to the most active member of the Social Committee.

2015/2016 Award: Omar Al-Hashemi, BDS5

2016/2017 Award: Anas Fouad, BDS1

2017/2018 Award: Amanda Souliman, BDS1

2018/2019 Award: Anas Isawi, BDS1

2019/2020 Award: NO AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2019/2020

Master of Science Award

Master: a person eminently skilled in something, as an occupation, art, or science.

Awarded to the most active member of the Scientific Committee.

2015/2016 Award: Nadine Al Wazzan, BDS1

2016/2017 Award: Aseel Mustafa, BDS2

2017/2018 Award: Yusra Bashir, BDS3

2018/2019 Award: NO AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2018/2019

2019/2020 Award: Helia Sadeghi, BDS2