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SCO was privileged to see a great turnout of alumni when the college hosted an alumni reception during the Arkansas Optometric Association's recent spring convention in Little Rock. The reception's attendees included current Arkansas optometry students and recent alumni as well as graduates from as far back as the 1940s. Several SCO alumni were among those honored by their peers at the meeting, including: Bryant Ashley, Jr., OD '84, who received the Myron Shofner Award, ... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 4/22/10

Profiles of Success - Ryan Powell, OD '02

Name: Ryan Powell, OD '02 Occupation: Optometrist Where did you receive your education? B.S. Biology, University of Missouri; O.D., Southern College of Optometry, 2002 How has your optometric education played a role in your life today? I am a full-time optometrist practicing in my six-location private practice. What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it? The greatest challenge for me was balancing life and school. My... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 4/14/10

Profiles of Success – Megan Sumrall, OD '06

Name: Megan Sumrall Occupation: Optometrist Where did you receive your education? Mississippi College and Southern College of Optometry, 2006 How has your optometry education played a role in your life today? It has made me more confident in my ability to take care of patients that depend on me for the care of their eyes. What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it? Pharmacology and a dry erase board!!! What is the... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 4/14/10

Profiles of Success – Melissa McCulley, OD '01

Name: Dr. Melissa McCulley Occupation: Optometrist, owner- private practice and optical Where did you receive your education? Southern College of Optometry - O.D., 2001 Boston College - B.S. in Spanish and pre-med studies, 1997 How has your optometric education played a role in your life today? It has given me the opportunity to have my own business. I never knew that I would be a small business owner, but having this professional career has given me the... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 4/14/10

'85 Graduate in the Spotlight

William J. Filchak, OD '85, has practiced for 22 years in Southbury, Connecticut. His private practice specializes in personalized patient care. Dr. Filchak was recently profiled in this newspaper article . Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 4/1/10