August 2016

ASCO Board of Directors Meets at AAO Conference, Chicago

ASCO Board of Directors Meets at AAO Conference, Chicago

The ASCO Board of Directors held a full-day meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Chicago, one day before the start of the American Academy of Optometry’s Academy 2017 Conference. The meeting was led by ASCO President Dr. David Damari, Dean of Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. The dean or president (or voting […]

ASCO Annual Meeting Coincides with Association’s 75-Year Anniversary

ASCO Annual Meeting Coincides with Association’s 75-Year Anniversary

The Board of Directors of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) met in Boston in June and elected its Executive Committee for fiscal year 2016-2017. The Executive Committee members are: President ‒ Dr. Karla Zadnik, Glenn A. Fry Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics and Dean, The Ohio State University College of […]

ASCO Celebrates 75 Years

ASCO Celebrates 75 Years

On June 29, 1941, in Atlantic City, N.J., the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry held its first meeting. At that time ASCO comprised seven schools: the College of Optometry of Ontario, Columbia University, Los Angeles School of Optometry, The Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State College of Optometry, Southern College of Optometry, and the […]

Progress on ASCO’s Strategic Plan

Progress on ASCO’s Strategic Plan

The ASCO Strategic Planning Committee continues to meet throughout the year, most recently in Boston in July. Led by ASCO President Dr. Karla Zadnik (OSU), the Committee is guiding the Board of Directors through the year-long process. In addition to Dr. Zadnik as Chair, the Committee members are Dr. Jennifer Coyle (PUCO), Dr. David Damari […]

ASCO Bestows 2016 Special Recognition Awards

ASCO Bestows 2016 Special Recognition Awards

On June 29, 2016, during its Annual Leadership Luncheon, ASCO presented four Special Recognition Awards. The recipients: Lifetime Achievement Award : Dr. Morris Berman, Provost, Marshall B. Ketchum University Industry Leadership Award: R. Mike Daley, CEO, The Vision Council Rising Star Award: Dr. Nicole Ross, Assistant Professor of Optometry at the New England College of […]

PUCO Bestows Kamelia Massih Prize

PUCO Bestows Kamelia Massih Prize

Pacific University College of Optometry (PUCO) alumnus and current member of the university Board of Trustees Dr. Douglas R. (Doug) Weberling has been named the sixth recipient of the Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist. Dr. Weberling earned his bachelor’s degree at Pacific in 1972 and a doctorate in optometry in 1974 before going […]

KYCO’s Dr. Moore Certified as Laser Treatment Preceptor

KYCO’s Dr. Moore Certified as Laser Treatment Preceptor

Dr. Gregory S. Moore, Senior Clinical Instructor at University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), was recently approved by the Kentucky Board of Optometry as a preceptor for doctors of optometry applying for licensing privileges to perform selective laser trabeculoplasty, YAG laser peripheral iridotomy and YAG laser capsulotomy. Optometrists seeking to provide the laser […]

Salus/PCO Names Director of On-Campus Residency Programs

Salus/PCO Names Director of On-Campus Residency Programs

Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus/PCO) named Instructor Dr. Bhawan Minhas as the new Director of On-Campus Residency Programs. Transitioning from her role as director of EHR Training, Dr. Minhas will oversee the development, implementation and outcomes of the on-campus residency program curricula and will participate in the recruitment of residency candidates for all […]

NECO’s Dr. Moore Receives Public Health Award

NECO’s Dr. Moore Receives Public Health Award

New England College of Optometry (NECO) Professor Dr. Bruce Moore received the 2016 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, which is among the highest honors bestowed by Prevent Blindness. The award is given annually to an individual, team or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health […]