Next Steps

Each year, SCO encourages its alumni and friends to visit the SCO booth (booth #439) and attend our Alumni Reception,a great opportunity to re-connect with classmates and to visit with current students and faculty.

SECO 2016 will be held February 24-28, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.



2016 Booth Info:

Make plans to visit SCO at booth #439.

Exhibit Hall hours:
Thursday – 1-6pm
Friday – 11am-5pm
Saturday – 11am-5pm


Booth events:

Click here to register for booth events.

Thursday:

2:00-2:30pm – Your Financial Future
hosted by Dave Olson, Senior Vice President - Regions Financial
Financial planning….. seemingly daunting and oftentimes procrastinated but it doesn’t have to be. Come learn the essentials of plotting a course to ensure an optimal outcome and even hear the latest on planned giving for your favorite charity.

3:30-4:00pm
Transitions to Retirement
hosted by Lisa R. Wade, OD ‘84, Director of the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence
55 or Older? Looking for an exit strategy? Come learn what steps you need to be taking to pass along/sell your practice and financially prepare for life after optometry. The successful exit from practice is not an accident – it takes time and planning. Come learn how to maximize your opportunity for a profitable end to a great career.

4:00-5:00pm
– Meet new SCO President Lewis Reich, OD, PhD

Friday:

12:00-12:30pmTransitions to Retirement
hosted by Lisa R. Wade, OD ‘84, Director of the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence
55 or Older? Looking for an exit strategy? Come learn what steps you need to be taking to pass along/sell your practice and financially prepare for life after optometry. The successful exit from practice is not an accident – it takes time and planning. Come learn how to maximize your opportunity for a profitable end to a great career.

2:00-2:30pm
Alumni Child Admissions Forum
hosted by Sunnie Ewing, Director of Student Recruitment
This session is designed for the children of alumni who are interested in following in their parent’s footsteps and pursuing a career in optometry. The profession has changed immensely over the years and the admission standards have too. We will walk you through the steps to make sure you have the proper preparation for a successful application. Topics will include academic requirements, application timelines and professional shadowing requirements.

3:00-3:30pm
Extern and Residency
hosted by Cheryl E. Ervin, OD, Director of Externship & Residency Programs
Whether you are a practicing OD or a student exploring your future options – Dr. Ervin will be available to answer all your questions.


Saturday:

11:00am-12:00pm – Meet new  SCO President Lewis Reich, OD, PhD 

3:00-3:30pm
Alumni Child Admissions Forum
hosted by Sunnie Ewing, Director of Student Recruitment
This session is designed for the children of alumni who are interested in following in the parent’s footsteps and pursuing a career in optometry. The profession has changed immensely over the years and the admission standards have too. We will walk you through the steps to make sure you have the proper preparation for a successful application. Topics will include academic requirements, application timelines and professional shadowing requirements.


Members of the Institutional Advancement team, SCO's Alumni Council, and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions or to introduce you to SCO students. A number of students will be attending this event. SECO is a perfect opportunity to network if you are looking for students who are pursuing practice opportunities following graduation.



Alumni Reception

SCO's Alumni Reception will be held Friday, February 26 from 6:30-8:30 in the Atrium at the Omni Hotel.


SCO will be sending out informational emails and updates about SECO activities. If you do not already receive SCO's e-newsletters or other emails, please email alumni@sco.edu and request to be added to the mailing list.