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Mississippi Association Honors Alumni

The Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) recently honored two SCO graduates as the organization's ODs of the Year. The MOA's OD of the Year is W. Earl Malone, OD '69, of McComb, MS. The MOA's Young OD of the Year is Megan Sumrall, OD '06, of Lexington, MS. Congratulations to both of these alumni for their achievement. Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 11/9/09

TOA Honors ODs of the Year

The Tennessee Optometric Association (TOA)  recently honored two SCO alumni at the organization's annual fall meeting in Gatlinburg. The TOA's Optometrist of the Year was Brad Altman, OD '94, of Lebanon, Tennessee. Young OD of the Year was Jeremy Diamond, OD '07, who practices in Newport, Tennessee. Alumni among TOA's new slate of officers include: President, Paul Mormon, OD '01 Secretary-Treasurer, Chris Eiler, OD '01 Board Chair, Steven Malone, OD '80 ... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 11/9/09

1974 Graduate Honored

Charles J. Stuckey, Jr., OD '74, FAAO, MPA , executive director of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, recently received the 2009 Virgil Deering Optometric Executive Director of the Year Award. The prestigious award was presented by the North Central States Optometric Council. Dr. Stuckey, who has been POA’s executive director for 12 years, was recognized for his role in advancing optometry through legislative advocacy and innovative programs involving third party payers, pediatric... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 11/6/09

1977 Alumnus Inducted into Oklahoma Optometry Hall of Fame

Max Venard, OD '77, was recently recognized by the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians (OAOP) as a 2009 inductee into the Pioneers in Optometry Hall of Fame.  Following his graduation from SCO, Dr. Venard began his optometric pracctice in Moore, Oklahoma. Dr. Venard has been active in the American Optometric Association (AOA) and in the OAOP, serving as district representative, vice president and president.  He has actively been involved in pro-optometry legislative... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 11/5/09

O'Brian Named SCO's Director of Alumni Programs

SCO recently welcomed Carla O'Brian as the college's new Director of Alumni Programs in the Office of Institutional Advancement.  A graduate of the University of Mississippi, she previously served as Assistant Director of University Events at Georgia State University and Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Mississippi. Carla looks forward to meeting alumni. As director, her duties include the development and coordination of alumni activities and programs, so she... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 11/5/09