Alumni News - December 2009
Next Steps
home link

Alumni News

Sumrall Named Young OD of the Year

Megan Sumrall, OD '06, a Sumrall, Mississippi native and owner of Lexington Eye Care, has been named the Helen St. Clair Young Optometrist of the Year by the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA). The annual award recognizes significant contributions to the profession of optometry and the general public. Recipients of the award have been in practice for less than 10 years. “Even though Dr. Sumrall has only been in practice for two years, she has an amazing practice, and she has given... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 12/10/09

AOA President-Elect Speaks at State Day Event

American Optometric Association (AOA) President-Elect Dr. Joe Ellis, a 1986 Southern College of Optometry (SCO) graduate, was the keynote speaker at December’s State Day event for SCO students. Dr. Ellis gave the keynote address at two separate sessions for SCO students. Dr. Ellis offered an overview of healthcare reform legislation and AOA advocacy efforts to ensure that optometry is favorably included in the final version of any legislation that could be sent to President Obama. He... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 12/10/09

Cook Appointed to NC Board of Optometry

Andy Cook, OD '81, was recently appointed by Governor Bev Perdue to the North Carolina Board of Optometry for a five-year term. Dr. Cook, who was named Optometrist of the Year last year by the North Carolina State Optometric Society, currently serves on his state association's Legislative Committee and as Political Action Committee (PAC) Treasurer. Dr. Cook serves on the Education Committee for SECO International. He is also a past president of SECO as well. Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 12/4/09

Weigel Elected to State Association Board

Jen Weigel, OD '04, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Optometric Association (VOA).  She continues to serve as Membership Committee Chair. She also recently began her term as President of the Kiwanis Club of Manassas, Virginia, and she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Weigel and her husband live in Fairfax, Virginia, and she practices in the northern part of the state. Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 12/4/09