Ashley Noble, a third-year student at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (NSU) received two awards during the National Optometric Association’s 48th annual convention in July 2016 in Chicago. She received the Cave Memorial Award and the Dr. Robert Johnson Pediatric/Vision Therapy Award for demonstrating a commitment to community service related to pediatric conditions, binocular vision and vision therapy.
Fourth-year NSU students Samantha Kayser and Heather Gauger won the Walmart & Sam’s Club Health and Wellness Project Foresight scholarship competition, which awarded them a $15,000 scholarship and traveling trophy. For Project Foresight, a national business plan competition, student teams from schools and colleges of optometry 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. This year’s theme was “It’s Your Practice, Your Community and Your Success!”