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Dr. Baker named Dr. Jarnagin’s successor at AZCOPT

Dr. Baker named Dr. Jarnagin’s successor at AZCOPT

Dr. Joshua C. Baker has been promoted to the position of Dean of the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) following the retirement of Dr. Donald E. Jarnagin. Dr. Baker previously served as AZCOPT’s Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Originally from Blossvale, N.Y., he came to Midwestern University in April 2013 after serving as […]

In Memoriam: UABSO’s Dr. Larry Alexander

In Memoriam: UABSO’s Dr. Larry Alexander

ASCO joins the optometric community in saying goodbye to a beloved educator, Dr. Larry Alexander, who passed away recently. Dr. Alexander was a Professor and Chief of the Ocular Disease Service at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) for 20 years. According to UABSO, he also participated in private practice, served […]

In Memoriam: SUNY’s Dr. Alden N. Haffner

In Memoriam: SUNY’s Dr. Alden N. Haffner

The State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY) recently shared with the optometric community the sad news of the passing of its Founding President, Dr. Alden N. Haffner. Current SUNY President Dr. David A. Heath remembered Dr. Haffner’s contributions, saying in a press release, “Dr. Haffner has an enormous legacy that reverberates here […]

OSU’s First Dean Leaves Remarkable Legacy

OSU’s First Dean Leaves Remarkable Legacy

Emeritus Dean Dr. Frederick W. Hebbard, of The Ohio State University College of Optometry (OSU), passed away on Aug. 14, 2016, at age 93. A remembrance of his life is being planned. Having served in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Hebbard entered optometry school at the University of California, Berkeley after World War II. He received […]