School and College News

MCPHS Names Dean

MCPHS Names Dean

MCPHS University School of Optometry promoted Dr. Shilpa Register to the position of Dean. Dr. Register joined MCPHS in 2012 as Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Optometry, and she had been serving as Interim Dean of Optometry since January of this year. Prior to her appointment at MCPHS, she served on […]

Grads Illustrate Success of ICO Diversity Program

Grads Illustrate Success of ICO Diversity Program

  Now entering its sixth year, the Illinois College of Optometry’s (ICO) week-long Focus on Your Future program has had remarkable success in attracting under-represented minority community college, undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students to the profession of optometry. Three participants from the inaugural program graduated as part of ICO’s Class of 2013: Drs. Agen Herring, Candace […]

Three Schools, All Accredited, Graduate Inaugural Classes

Three Schools, All Accredited, Graduate Inaugural Classes

Two colleges and one school of optometry that began educating students in September 2009 graduated their first classes this spring. In addition, all three institutions — University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO), Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry (WUCO), and Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) — are […]

OSU’s Dr. Earley Wins AOA Educator of the Year Award

OSU’s Dr. Earley Wins AOA Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Michael Earley, Professor of Clinical Optometry and Assistant Dean for Clinical Services at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, received this year’s American Optometric Association Educator of the Year award. Dr. Earley is known as a favorite instructor among optometry students, who devote Facebook pages to his witty quips and quotes. He has […]

UIW Dedicates New Facility

UIW Dedicates New Facility

At a grand opening ceremony in June, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) officially dedicated the Bowden Eye Care and Health Center. The center is named for community leader and pioneering educator Artemisia Bowden. The $8 million, 30,000-square-foot modern public healthcare facility will address the vision care needs of residents on the Eastside of […]

Salus’ Dr. Lewis Passes Presidency to His Successor

Salus’ Dr. Lewis Passes Presidency to His Successor

Dr. Thomas L. Lewis, whose efforts to transition the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) from a single-purpose school to a multi-purpose institution led to the establishment of Salus University in 2008, presided over his last commencement as President in May. He has “passed the baton” to his successor, Dr. Michael H. Mittelman, a PCO graduate […]