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Congratulations to Jeff Netzel, OD '02, who was recently sworn in as President of the Arkansas Optometric Association during the association's virtual spring meeting. Other alumni officers include President Elect Joe Sugg, OD '09, Vice-President Melia Robertson, OD '10, Secretary/Treasurer James Hertzog, OD '06; new Director Justin Beavers, OD '07, and returning Directors Rusty Simmons, OD '83, Alex Bell, OD '09, and Katie Brown, OD '12.
Arkansas Optometric Association alumni award recipients also announced during the virtual meeting included: Optometrist of the Year
Belinda Starkey, OD '04, Creighton Simmons, OD '90, as recipient of the Myron Shofner Award; and as recipients of the Special Service Awards: Creighton Simmons, OD '90, Matt Jones, OD '09, Belinda Starkey, OD '04, Chev Ergle '04, Bryan Armstrong, OD '00, and Joe Sugg, OD '09.