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Congratulations to the many SCO alumni who recently received recognition as leaders in Arkansas optometry at this year's Arkansas Optometric Association (ArOA) spring convention, held April 21-23, 2022, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas:
The following SCO graduates were installed on the ArOA board of directors on April 23, 2022:
Melia Robertson, OD ’10 – President
James Hertzog, OD ’06 – President-Elect
Alex Bell, OD ’09 – Vice-President
Joe Sugg, OD ’09 – Immediate Past President
Chevron Ergle, OD ’04 – Advisor to the Board
Rusty Simmons, OD ’83
Katie Brown, OD ’12
Justin Beavers, OD ’07
Sarah Lunsford, OD ’08
Barrett Brown, OD ’13
SCO alumni who received awards on April 23, 2022, include:
Young OD of the Year: Jessica Dinwiddie, OD ’11
Distinguished Service Award: Bryant Ashley, Jr, OD ’84
Special Service Award: Christina Vranich, OD ’09
Lifetime of Excellence Award: Robert Smalling, OD ’74
Lifetime of Excellence Award: Howard Flippin, OD ’59