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The Arkansas Optometric Association (ArOA) has announced Marcus Cooke, '12, as the recipient of the 2011 Dr. William H. Townsend Scholarship.
Cooke received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and graduated high school from Greenwood, Ark. He currently lives in Marion, Ark., with his wife Tiffany, and plans to return to the Northwest Arkansas area to practice optometry after graduation.
The $1,500 scholarship was established in memory of the late Dr. William H. Townsend, a distinguished ArOA member, and is awarded to an Arkansas optometry student attending an accredited school or college of optometry in the Fall of 2011. To be eligible for the William H. Townsend Scholarship, a student must be a second-year or higher Optometry student member in good standing in the Arkansas Optometric Student Association and American Optometric Student Association; be an Arkansas resident; be a student in good academic standing; and submit an essay on a topic chosen by the ArOA Board of Directors.