Southern College of Optometry recently was named the recipient of the Top Workplaces Award for the fourth year in a row. The Memphis newspaper conducted a survey of the city’s employers to select the highest employee satisfaction rates.
Southern College of Optometry will award two honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees at its May 4 commencement ceremony. Diane Rudner, Chair of the Plough Foundation Board in Memphis, will deliver the class address and receive the first honorary degree. The second degree will be awarded to Marion Rosemore. With her late husband Fredric M. Rosemore, OD, (a 1947 SCO graduate), the Rosemores established scholarships at several optometry institutions. Mrs. Rosemore’s daughter and seven grandchildren are Doctors of Optometry.
SCO will open its newest clinic in May, with a grand opening to follow in June. The FocalPoint at Crosstown Concourse is one of several tenants in a massive renovation project being repurposed from one of the Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s distinctive distribution centers which were located in several major cities throughout most of the 20th century.