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This year brought a number of opportunities for SCO’s students, faculty and staff to serve others. In this season of goodwill toward others, SCO invites you to take a look back at some of our work in 2009. On behalf of the entire SCO community, Happy Holidays!
The end of 2009 marks a good time to look back at some of the significant SCO headlines from through the year. Highlights included:
Please note: SCO will be closed for the holidays from December 19-January 3. The entire SCO community is looking forward to a successful 2010 and wishes you health and happiness in the New Year.
Dr. Glen Steele, SCO Professor, recently helped accept an award for InfantSEE®, the American Optometric Association's public health program that facilitates no cost vision assessments for infants from optometrists.
InfantSEE® received the Outstanding Scientific Project Award from the Vision Care Section at the American Public Health Association meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joining Dr. Steele in accepting the award were Mark Schwartz, Program Manager of the InfantSEE® program, Dr. Pam Lowe, and Shannon Torbett, Director of Optometry's Charity -the AOA Foundation.
Dr. Steele, who serves as Chief of Pediatric Primary Care at The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry, is currently serving as Chair of the InfantSEE® Committee for the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Sharon Lee and Dr. Andrew Rixon, SCO faculty members, are among the new Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry.
Their fellowship status was confirmed at the recent Academy meeting in Florida. Congratulations to both for their achievement.
The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) and the Molinari Family have announced that SCO student Erin D. Hocking, '11, has been named the 2009 recipient of the Antoinette M. Molinari Memorial Scholarship. Chosen from a very strong applicant pool, Hocking not only shows commitment to academic excellence, but she also works as a research associate, an ophthalmic assistant, and still finds time to tutor and participate in in various professional organizations.
A resident of Mount Carmel, Illinois, Hocking is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She is the daughter of Timothy and Theresa Hocking, also of Mount Carmel. Congratulations to Erin Hocking on receiving this honor.