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Representatives from Southern College of Optometry (SCO) were among the attendees at this week's formal announcement of the new Colleges of Memphis initiative.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr., a former SCO Board of Trustees member, announced the new Colleges of Memphis endeavor as part of an effort to showcase local colleges that contribute to the betterment of the community.
In his remarks, Mayor Wharton highlighted different Memphis colleges and noted that SCO attracts students from all over the country to earn their Doctor of Optometry degrees. He also noted that as many as 15% of the nation's optometrists graduated from SCO.
The Colleges of Memphis initiative has launched a website to showcase the positive contributions that are being made by Memphis colleges. The home page features logos and other links to information about local colleges, life in Memphis, and other features useful for learning more about these institutions, including SCO.
Pictured is Mayor Wharton visiting with Alyssa Milligan, '12, and Dr. Kristin Anderson, SCO Vice President for Institutional Advancement.