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Hudson Powell to be honored by fund
Scholarship award will be named for late dentist
W Dr Hudson Powell
Dr. Hudson Powell
Dr. Hudson John Powell Sr. left an indelible mark on Statesboro — and beyond — in his lifetime.He was a dentist, honor graduate of Statesboro High School, magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern College and recipient of the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award in 2008 and the Statesboro Rotary clubs’ Citizen of the Year award earlier this year.He was involved in mission trips to care for people in Brazil, treated dental issues for workers during the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair and volunteered to provide dental care at the Hearts & Hands Clinic for those without insurance or the means to pay.Less than a month after he received the Citizen of the Year award, Powell died April 13 at age 59 after a battle with cancer.To ensure that his memory will live on, friends and associates of Powell’s have worked to establish the Dr. Hudson J. Powell Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be given each year, and the recipient will be a Georgia Southern University student who is committed to becoming a dentist or a student, with some connection to Bulloch County, who is enrolled in dental school, said Katherine Jones, who served as Powell’s assistant beginning in 1980.“We feel very strongly about this variation because of how committed Dr. Powell was in encouraging those considering dentistry,” Jones said. “One of the ways he expressed his interest was what we call ‘shadowing,’ which permitted a student to observe the many procedures Dr. Powell initiated each day.
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