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SCO: 2011 in Review
The end of 2011 allows us the opportunity to look back at some of the significant SCO headlines from throughout the year. Highlights included:
(For a more thorough look at 2011 in review, be sure to visit SCO’s Facebook page with many more updates. You don’t have to be a Facebook member to see SCO’s posts.)
Please note: SCO will be closed for the holidays from December 22-January 4. The entire SCO community wishes you health and happiness in the New Year.
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 2011. On behalf of the entire SCO community, Happy Holidays!
A group of SCO students and doctors recently traveled to Henderson, Tennessee for a weekend Remote Area Medical (RAM) trip. The group saw more than 420 patients and prescribed more than 460 pairs of glasses during their visit.
Participants included Drs. Tressa Eubank, Lindsey Elkins and Richard Savoy, as well as Adrienne Pak, Sarah Thompson, Truc Ly Nguyen, Emma Bercea, Van Vo, Addison DiMartino, Andrew Bibo, Canaan Montgomery, Molly Camerer, and RAM Coordinator Amanda Phelps.
The Memphis Daily News recently published a very positive feature story about SCO's commitment to raising the bar. The story focuses on the college's incorporation of technology into academic and clinical education, as well as SCO's dedication to giving back to the community.
Dr. Richard W. Phillips, SCO's President, and Dr. Steven Reed, Board of Trustees member, were interviewed for the story.
SCO students and several faculty members were among those receiving recognition at the October annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry in Boston.
Dr. Glen Steele, SCO Professor, received the Willian Feinbloom Award for his role in the creation and leadership of the AOA's InfantSEE Program. Read more in this Alumni News blog post.
SCO fourth-year Truc Ly Nguyen, '12, received the Zeiss Fellowship Award. She's pictured with last year's recipient, Dr. Matt Willis, OD, a 2011 SCO graduate, and SCO's President, Dr. Richard W. Phillips.
Another student, Ellen Elmore ‘13, received the Antoinette Molinari Scholarship for 2011 from American Optometric Foundation.
Two members of SCO's faculty became Academy Fellows: Drs. Lindsay Elkins and Chris Lievens. Several alumni also received their Academy Fellowship.
Congratulations to all for their accomplishments and achievements.