School and College News

SCO Wins Top Workplaces Awards

SCO Wins Top Workplaces Awards

Southern College of Optometry (SCO) is the recipient of a Top Workplaces Award presented by The Commercial Appeal, the predominant daily newspaper in Memphis, Tenn., and surrounding areas. SCO was named to the final list of 50 Top Workplaces in Memphis. For mid-sized organizations, the college had the fourth-highest satisfaction rate in the city. SCO […]

UMSL Honors Dr. Lester Caplan’s Contributions

UMSL Honors Dr. Lester Caplan’s Contributions

As ASCO’s Clinic Directors/Administrators Special Interest Group met in St. Louis this fall, Dr. Larry Davis, Dean of the University of Missouri at St. Louis College of Optometry (UMSL), acknowledged Dr. Lester Caplan for his many years of tireless service and leadership that have sustained ASCO and the SIG. After more than 18 years as […]

Dr. Flanagan to Succeed Dr. Levi as UCB Dean

Dr. Flanagan to Succeed Dr. Levi as UCB Dean

The University of California – Berkeley appointed Dr. John Flanagan to succeed Dr. Dennis Levi as Dean of the School of Optometry (UCB). Currently, Dr. Flanagan is a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, and in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto. He is Director […]

Salus University Partners With Qassim University

Salus University Partners With Qassim University

Salus University entered into an agreement with Qassim University of Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, to provide strategic collaboration designed to advance Qassim’s optometric educational program. The three-year agreement includes a targeted faculty development program in which faculty from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (PCO) will visit Qassim University annually to provide advanced education […]

Dr. Smith to Serve as UH Chief Health Officer

Dr. Smith to Serve as UH Chief Health Officer

University of Houston President Dr. Renu Khator named College of Optometry Dean Dr. Earl L. Smith III to a two-year term as Interim Chief Health Officer. Dr. Smith, a Past President of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) and member of its Board of Directors, will lead the University of Houston’s efforts […]

OSU’s Dr. Shipp Announces Retirement

OSU’s Dr. Shipp Announces Retirement

The Ohio State University College of Optometry (OSU) announced that Dr. Melvin D. Shipp will step down as Dean in May 2014 and retire from the university at the end of June 2014. Dean of the college since 2004, Dr. Shipp advanced its mission in many ways, including by leading the completion and implementation of […]

NECO Takes Part in Children’s Vision Advocacy Day

NECO Takes Part in Children’s Vision Advocacy Day

New England College of Optometry doctors provided free vision screenings for kids as part of Children’s Vision Advocacy Day held recently at the Massachusetts State House. Organized by Children’s Vision Massachusetts, the event drew more than 200 committed optometrists, ophthalmologists, educators, public health officials, nurses, pediatricians, family physicians, parents and advocates. The coalition later met […]

NOVA Students Conduct Teddy Bear Clinic

NOVA Students Conduct Teddy Bear Clinic

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (NOVA) students taught kids about eye examinations — in a different and fun way — during a “teddy bear clinic” at the university’s 10th annual Day for Children. The clinic was arranged by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for the event, where 5,000 children and their families learned about health […]

ICO Awarded Navigator Grant

ICO Awarded Navigator Grant

In August, the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) was one of 11 organizations in Illinois to receive a federal Navigator Grant, which aims to help consumers understand the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Nationally, $67 million was awarded; at $504,016, ICO’s award was the second highest in the state. Handling more than 100,000 patient visits annually, […]

SCO Dedicates New Academic Facility

SCO Dedicates New Academic Facility

Southern College of Optometry (SCO) officially dedicated its new academic facility in an October ceremony that attracted more than 1,000 people to tour the new complex during Homecoming weekend. Completed after more than two years of planning and construction, the $9.4 million facility adds 23,016 square feet to SCO’s campus in Memphis. The new building’s […]