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Future Vision: MCPHS celebrates opening the new Eye Care Center at Manchester Community Health Center

Future Vision: MCPHS celebrates opening the new Eye Care Center at Manchester Community Health Center

“We are here to celebrate victory.” With those words, former mayor and Manchester, New Hampshire icon Sylvio L. DuPuis ’11 (Hon.) opened the formal dedication ceremony of MCPHS University’s newest achievement: an optometry clinic built in collaboration with the Manchester Community Health Center, with generous funding support provided by Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, the McIninch […]

KYCO Students’ Research Highlighted at ARVO Meeting

KYCO Students’ Research Highlighted at ARVO Meeting

Pictured, from left: Adam Hickenbotham O.D., MPH, PhD, KYCO associate professor of optometry, and KYCO students Sha’Mia Stinson, Kristen Lantz, Breck Dakin, Nitya Murthy and Catherine Donaldson Five students from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry – Breck Dakin, Catherine Donaldson, Kristen Lantz, Nitya Murthy and Sha’Mia Stinson – attended the 2018 Association for […]

NECO Welcomes President Purcell

NECO Welcomes President Purcell

New England College of Optometry is pleased to welcome Dr. Howard Purcell, OD ’84, FAAO, as the 13th President of the College. Dr. Purcell began his term on July 1, 2018. President Purcell’s appointment was announced in April by the Board of Trustees of New England College of Optometry after a detailed selection process. Following […]

Dr. Nicole Patterson Named Assistant Dean of NSU College of Optometry

Dr. Nicole Patterson Named Assistant Dean of NSU College of Optometry

David S. Loshin, OD, PhD, FAAO, Dean of NOVA Southeastern University (NSU), College of Optometry, announce the appointment of Nicole Patterson, OD, MS, FAAO as assistant dean for student affairs and admissions of NSU’s College of Optometry. She assumed the role in July. Previously, she was the Director of Educational Effectiveness and Outcomes Assessment. She also […]

MCPHS University School of Optometry Receives Accreditation

MCPHS University School of Optometry Receives Accreditation

At its annual meeting on June 20-23, 2018, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) considered the report of the March 25-28, 2018 evaluation visit to the professional optometric degree program at the MCPHS University School of Optometry. The ACOE voted to raise the program’s accreditation classification to “Accredited.” The classification of “Accredited” indicates that […]

SUNY Optometry Alumni Association Merges with the Optometric Center of New York

SUNY Optometry Alumni Association Merges with the Optometric Center of New York

The SUNY College of Optometry Alumni Association and the Optometric Center of New York (OCNY), the College’s affiliated foundation, have merged. The New York State Secretary of State certified the merger recently after securing approval from both boards and getting 95 percent of voting alumni to agree to the change. College leadership hopes the new […]

Salus PCO Student Achieves the Highest National Board of Examiners in Optometry Score

Salus PCO Student Achieves the Highest National Board of Examiners in Optometry Score

Meghan Thompson, a second year Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry student, achieved the highest NBEO® Part I Applied Basic Science Examination score nationally. In achieving the highest score, Thompson also received the Dr. Norman E. Wallis Award for Excellence – established to honor Dr. Wallis and his 25 years of phenomenal service as the executive director […]

UAB Graduate Named Optometric Association Student of the Year

UAB Graduate Named Optometric Association Student of the Year

Hannah Greenfield, left, and School of Optometry Dean Nichols at graduation Hannah Greenfield, a 2018 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, has been named the first recipient of the American Optometric Student Association’s student of the year award. The inaugural award is given to a student who has shown leadership […]