Alumni News - October 2010
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Alumni Celebrate 60 Years of Patient Care

Jeff Foster, OD '81, Kurt Steele, OD '95, and Joy Stone, OD '10, recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of providing eye and vision care to patients in the Newport, Tennessee community. On October 17th, 1950, another SCO graduate, Nathan Ford, OD '50, started the practice shortly after his graduation. William B. Henry, OD '61, joined the practice in 1961. Both Drs. Ford and Henry attended the reception marking the milestone occasion of 60 continual years of patient care by the... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 10/21/10

Frank Gibson, OD '68, Retires from SCO

Joined by an admiring crowd of colleagues, former students, fellow alumni and well-wishers, SCO Professor Frank Gibson, OD ’68 , retired after 19 years of service to Southern College of Optometry (SCO). Dr. Gibson’s retirement reception was held on Wednesday, October 6. In his remarks, SCO President Richard W. Phillips, OD ’78, thanked Dr. Gibson for his passion for the profession of optometry. “Dr. Gibson has left a mark on our profession,” Dr. Phillips said. Professor Emeritus... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 10/6/10

Alumni Sign Joint Agreement

David Shannon, OD '86, chairman of the Association of Optometrists (AOP) in the UK, and Ron Bannister, OD '77 , SECO International President, recently signed a renewed joint working agreement between their respective organizations. SECO and the AOP will support each other's continuing education events. Read more in this article about the agreement. Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 10/6/10

Maples, Mormon Honored

SCO alumni W.C. Maples, OD '68 , and Paul Mormon, OD '01 , were recognized at SCO's 25th annual Convocation ceremony, held during Homecoming and Fall Continuing Education Weekend. Dr. Maples, left, received SCO's Lifetime Achievement Award, while Dr. Mormon, right, was recognized as the first recipient of SCO's new Young Alumnus Award. W.C. Maples, OD '68 Southern College of Optometry’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors alumni who have shown extraordinary leadership... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 10/1/10

Homecoming Weekend Kickoff

SCO is off to a good start for Homecoming weekend with an alumni kick-off party on Thursday, September 30 at the Peabody Memphis. Alumni from all years joined SCO President Richard W. Phillips, OD '78, and members of the Institutional Advancement Team at the Homecoming 2010 Kickoff Party. In attendance were members of several reunion classes, including the Classes of 2000, 1990, and 1980, as well as members of SCO's Board of Trustees, past and present, and SCO's Alumni Council. A few... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 10/1/10