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Southern College of Optometry (SCO) held its 25th annual Convocation ceremony on Thursday, September 30th. The ceremony honored achievement by SCO’s students, faculty and staff.
First-year students were formally welcomed into the profession of optometry by receiving their white coats and reciting the optometric oath. Scholarships and other honors were awarded in recognition of academic excellence, leadership or service.
Many student scholarships were made possible through the generous and consistent financial support of SCO alumni to the Annual Fund and Endowed Scholarship Fund. SCO’s students were awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships and awards at Convocation.
Among those recognized were:
Military Services Scholarships
The following Endowed Class Scholarships recognize outstanding leadership and professionalism by members of the Classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Alumni and Friends Scholarships:
State and Professional Association Scholarships
Corporate Partners and Ophthalmic Industry
Basic Science and Clinical Science Awards
Photos from Convocation will be added to SCO's Photo Galleries. A DVD of the ceremony may be ordered for $30 directly from Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church after October 5 by calling (901) 722-6222.