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Outstanding young alumni will be recognized through SCO’s Young Alumni Award, a new honor to be bestowed during this Fall’s Homecoming program.
“The recipient will reflect the college’s mission of fostering a personal commitment to service by making a significant, positive impact on the global or local community,” said Carla O’Brian, SCO’s Director of Alumni Programs.
Recipients must also demonstrate excellence in patient care, research or teaching in the field of optometry. Recipients must also support SCO and its mission by displaying visible involvement through volunteerism, support of SCO’s annual campaign and/or the enhancement of the college’s image.
“We’re excited to recognize outstanding young alumni,” said Kristin K. Anderson, OD, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “SCO has seen a significant number of our younger alumni honored as ODs of the Year by their state associations in recent years, so our graduates are clearly becoming active in the profession and making positive contributions that deserve to be noted by their alma mater,” she said.
Any graduate from within the last 10 years will be eligible, so alumni, professional friends of the college or members of the SCO community may nominate young alumni who have graduated since 2000.
A nomination form may be downloaded here. A nomination letter must detail specific examples of how the nominee’s qualifications fulfill the award criteria. Supporting documentation is strongly encouraged.
Completed nominations must be received by the Office of Institutional Advancement no later than May 1, 2010. Nominations may be submitted electronically or by mail to Carla O’Brian, Director of Alumni Programs, Office of Institutional Advancement, c/o SCO, 1245 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.