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Pre-Dentistry Graduate Accepted to Top Dentistry School
Carli Antor, a 2012 High Point University graduate, was recently accepted to the University of North Carolinaâ€™s School of Dentistry. The program is considered one of the best in the nation, with some lists ranking it as high as number four in the country.
Antor graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in HPUâ€™s pre-dentistry program, and was a member of the Panthersâ€™ Track and Field team. She says the teamwork and leadership skills she gained during that time helped her to stand out during the interview process at UNC.
â€śCoach Eric Dudley was a real role model for me as an athlete. He was the perfect example of how to be a supportive teammate and leader that I wouldnâ€™t have seen otherwise,â€ť says Antor.
Antor also credits her pre-dental advisor, Dr. Kelli Sapp, associate professor of biology, who worked closely with her to make sure she had the appropriate courses, internships and extra-curricular activities to prepare her for dental school.
â€śWith her guidance and advice, I was able to pursue the right major and shape myself professionally through internships and shadowing opportunities at local dentist offices,â€ť says Antor.
â€śDuring Carliâ€™s time at HPU, she developed her intellectual abilities and leadership skills, which not only made her a competitive applicant for dental school, but prepared her for the academic rigor of the dental program at UNC-Chapel Hill,â€ť says Sapp.
After graduation, Antor took a full-time job as a dental assistant and studied for the DAT test. She also took classes to earn her Certificate of Completion in Oral Radiography.
â€śHer overwhelming commitment and dedication was something she learned while attending HPU,â€ť say Antorâ€™s parents, Sandy and Macgill.
Antor will begin classes this August. She says even though she may be wearing Carolina blue scrubs, her heart will always be fueled with Panther pride.