Alumni News - August 2011
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SCO Family Sends Encouragement to ‘06 Grad

The SCO family would like to send positive thoughts and support to Allan Whiteman, OD ‘06, and his family as he faces significant health challenges. Dr. Whiteman's classmates and friends can learn more by visiting . There has also been a Facebook event set up on his behalf, which can be found at!/event.php?eid=195190413878494 . Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 8/18/11

Graduate Celebrates Practice Milestone

Christina F. Vranich, OD '09, recently celebrated the first anniversary of opening her office, Fayette Family Vision Care.  A reception was held to mark the occasion, attended by special guest, Miss Tennessee 2011, Erin Hatley. Dr. Vranich was also recently elected Vice President of the West Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society. Congratulations to her on her election and her practice anniversary! Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 8/16/11

In Memory of Robert A. Koetting, OD '47

Robert A. Koetting, OD '47, among the first three recipients of SCO's Lifetime Achievement Award, died August 7, 2011 in Bedford, Texas. He was the founder of The Koetting Associates group and a well-known pioneer in the field of contact lenses, as well as a noted author and lecturer. In 1996, Dr. Koetting joined Jack Runninger, OD '47, and William D. Sullins, Sr., OD '39, as the first recipients of SCO's Lifetime Achievement Awards, the highest SCO honor bestowed upon graduates... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at 8/10/11