Rogers receive Community Cornerstone Award
Dr. Scott and Dr. Nicole Rogers are CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone Award recipients in Arkansas City for September. In recognition of their service, CornerBank will contribute $100 to the non-profit organization of their choice. They have selected Manna Ministries to receive the contribution. A reception honoring the Rogers’ service will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 26, in the CornerBank community room. The public is invited to attend the reception.
Scott and Nicole work as a team and anything one does requires the full support from the other. They have two small children so their volunteer work many times requires arranging babysitting schedules. They understand that being in a community and making it home means you not only give back, but you embrace the work that being a volunteer may require.
Scott served on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas City Area Art Council from 2009 to 2012. He was active in making sure the fundraisers and events were always pleasing to the audience. Both he and Nicole are strong supporters of the ACAAC activities. Nicole was one of America’s Bandstand Dancers at last year’s PrairieFest productions.
Scott also served on the Ark City Area Chamber of Commerce Board from 2009 to 2013, serving as Chairman in 2012. He was instrumental in helping establish a “program of works” and hiring a new director.
In addition, he is Chairman of the Ark City Planning Commission, and has served in that capacity since 2011.
Additional volunteer activities include Arkalalah Executive Committee, Big Brother for Big Brother Big Sister 2009-2011, and AC Little League Softball Coach 2010 to 2013. He has also served as President of Kansas Academy of General Dentistry 2012-2013, Board of Director for Kansas Academy of General Dentistry 2010 to present, Secretary for Region XII of Academy of General Dentistry 2012 to present, & President of Southern District Kansas Central Association 2011. He is also an affiliate member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2010 to present, member of American Dental Association 2008-present, and member of Academy of General Dentistry 2008-present.
Nicole has served on the Miss Walnut Valley Pageant Executive Board 2011-2013, Big Brother and Big Sister Board 2008-2011, and is a member of PEO Chapter ER where she has served as Vice President and is currently President of the Chapter. She also coached Ark City Little League Softball 2010 and 2013.
Nicole served as Kansas Dental Association Southern District Delegate 2008-2013 and also served as President in 2010. She is a member of Academy of General Dentistry 2008-present, American Dental Association 2008- present, American Academy of Implant Dentists, affiliate member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2010-present, and member of American Orthodontic Association 2008-present.
In 2008 Nicole started school dental screenings and screened over 600 children. The program expanded and has grown to over 2000 students in Cowley County. These efforts continue and Nicole does much of the screening and all the coordination. She also was involved in the Kansas Mission of Mercy Dental Outreach 2012 and New Orleans Mission of Mercy Dental Outreach 2010.
Awards Dr. Nicole has received include the Oral Health Kansas Outstanding Dentist of the Year 2011, Oral Health Kansas Dental Champion 2010, and she is the first woman dentist in Arkansas City.
In addition the Rogers Dentist office received the Star Award from Arkansas City Chamber for offering free screenings to all children.
Scott grew up in Ark City and graduated from ACHS then went on to Kansas State University for his undergraduate degree. Nicole was born in California but graduated from High school in St. Joseph, Mo. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. She was on full scholarship for softball as a pitcher. Both she and Scott went on to attend the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Mo. They met in dental school and were married in August of 2007 and moved to Ark City in 2008 where they joined the Rogers Family Dentistry. They have two children Addison and Grant. Both Scott and Nicole are members of the First Baptist Church where they are both very active in volunteering their time and talents. Both serve as Children’s Church teachers, AWANA volunteers, Vacation Bible School volunteers, and have served on numerous committees and boards.
The Rogers were selected for the award by the Community Cornerstone Award selection committee, which includes Judy Reedy, Curt Freeland, Brenda Combs, Bob Foster, and Arleta Rice. All are previous recipients of the Cornerstone Award. Volunteers are the cornerstones of healthy communities. They’re on your corner- the people next door. They’re in your corner- helping make our community stronger. The Community Cornerstone Award recognizes the time and effort of volunteers dedicated to serving people and enhancing the quality of life in Cowley County. If you know of a Cowley County resident who has shown servant leadership in community service, contact Joyce McArtor at 442-6500 or email@example.com for nomination guidelines.
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