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Southern College of Optometry’s 27th Annual Student Awards Banquet honored academic and clinical achievement by members of the Class of 2012 in a ceremony held the night before commencement.
Class President Stephanie Cullinan signed the agreement at the start of the ceremony to establish the Class of 2012 scholarship. Dr. Janette Dumas was emcee for the evening. Kendra Dalton was recognized as class valedictorian. Raymond Lambert and Jennifer Snyder were recognized as co-salutatorians.
The following students received awards and recognition during the event:
Academic Award Sponsors and 2012 Recipients
Alcon Case Study Scholarship Award
Bausch & Lomb Endowed Scholarship
Bays Family Service Award
Drs. Fred and Charlene Burnett Student Research Award
COVD Excellence in Vision Therapy Award
Designs for Vision, Inc. William Feinbloom Low Vision Award
Eagle Vision Super Eagle Practice Builder’s Kit
Eschenbach Low Vision Student Award
Essilor Crizal Award of Excellence
Essilor Labs of America/Southern Optical
GP Lens Institute’s Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award
Dr. Bernard L. Kahn Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Heart of America Contact Lens Society
LS&S Group Low Vision Award
Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award
NBEO Part II Award
NoIR Low Vision Award
Adam Ramsey, Courtney Robinson, Truc Ly Nguyen
Ocular Instruments, Inc., Award of Excellence
Odyssey Medical Partners in Optometry Award
OEP Clinical Curriculum Award
Ooh La La De Paris Award
Dr. David P. Sloan Memorial Award
SCO Outstanding Clinician Awards
Southern Council of Optometrists Clinical Excellence Award
Southwest Contact Lens Society
Stereo Optical Co., Inc.
Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care
Winston Family Endowed Award
X-Cel Contacts Outstanding GP Fitting Award
Gold Key Membership, the highest leadership honor attainable by an optometry student, is restricted to ten percent of the fourth-year class. It is based on outstanding professional and ethical attitudes in leadership and service.
Truc Ly Nguyen
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Mark Wesoloski II
Senior Student Ambassadors
Meredith McCormick Rhodes