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Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2022 HCPE Practice of Excellence Awards.
(Application Deadline: January 31, 2022)
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND PRINT THE 2022 APPLICATION
These prestigious $5,000 awards provided by the Hayes Family Foundation, are the only such honors recognizing the pursuit of excellence in Private Practice Optometry by young Optometrists.
Beginning with the 2020 application cycle -
1) Applicants must be have GRADUATED FROM SCO within the last eight years.
This means that graduates from the classes of 2012 – 2020 are eligible to apply for the 2022 Awards.
2) The Applicant must have secured an ownership/equity position in a Private Practice in ONE OF THREE WAYS:
Established in 2005, by a generous gift from Jerry Hayes, OD’ 73 and his wife, Cris, the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence (HCPE) is dedicated to preparing SCO students for the successful practice of independent Optometry.
All questions regarding the award should be directed to Lisa R. Wade, OD, MPA – Director of the Hayes Center – [email protected]
The Hayes Center for Practice Excellence is pleased to announce three outstanding alumni who have been named recipients of the HCPE Practice of Excellence Award. The Award is designed to identify and reward successful practices, recognize the achievements made by SCO graduates, and help foster joint relationships that benefit these alumni and current optometry students.
The New Practice Award went to Kristin Reed, OD '13, who owns ModernEyes Eyecare & Eyewear in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Partnership Award went to Jon Reid, OD '12, of Advanced EyeCare in Carlinville, Illinois.
The Practice Acquisition Award went to Barrett Brown, OD '13, of SEARK Eyecare in Monticello, Arkansas.
This year's recipients spoke virtually to students during an online event where they were joined by Nathan Hayes, son of Jerry Hayes, OD '73, and other guests. Last year's awards were postponed right as the pandemic unfolded. This year's ceremony was hosted by Hayes Center Director Lisa Wade, OD '84, during SCO's Annual Bon VoyEyes Program sponsored by CooperVision and Allergan.