Walmart & Sam’s Club Health and Wellness announced the 2012-2013 winners of its optometry scholarship competition, Project Foresight, during a dessert reception in San Diego in June, which more than 200 people attended. Three awards were presented during the reception. Blake Dornstauder and Rhea Butchey, NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry, were the first-place winners of Project Foresight and will receive a $15,000 team scholarship. Ramon Yalldo and Lou Greco, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, were the second-place winners of Project Foresight and will receive a $5,000 team scholarship. The team of Abigail Graeff and Marcella Pipitone, The Ohio State University College of Optometry, won Best Project Foresight Poster.
For Project Foresight, a national business plan competition, student teams from ASCO member schools and colleges design an “Optometric Practice of the Future,” which promotes the profession of optometry and the values and vision of Walmart & Sam’s Club Health and Wellness — to provide quality, affordable and accessible health care for everyone.