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SCO's 2015 Convocation ceremony honored the achievements of the college's students, alumni, faculty and staff. First-year students from the Class of 2019 recited the Student Optometric Oath as part of their formal induction into the profession of optometry.
SCO Board of Trustees member Jarrett Johnson, OD '90, was recognized as the college's 2015 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the college upon its alumni.
Scholarships and other awards were presented in recognition of academic excellence, leadership and and service. Many of SCO's scholarships were made possible by the generous support of SCO's Annual Campaign and Endowed Scholarship funds. Students received more than $87,000 in scholarships.
Among those recognized at Convocation:
Military Services Scholarships
Basic Science and Clinical Science Awards
The following Endowed Class Scholarships recognize outstanding leadership and professionalism by members of the Classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Alumni and Friends Scholarships
SCO alumni and friends generously support and recognize academic accomplishments and leadership within the student body. As such, the following endowed scholarships and awards have been established in support of SCO students.
State and Professional Associations
Corporate Partners and Ophthalmic Industry
2014-15 Faculty of the Year
CLASS OF 2016
CLASS OF 2017
CLASS OF 2018
BSK TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Burnett Faculty Recognition Award
Board of Trustees Resolutions
Class of 2019
Class of 2019 First Year Parent Tributes
Southern College of Optometry appreciates the generous support of SCO alumni, parents and friends of the college. This support is critical in shaping the positive outcome of all that we accomplish. The following first-year students have had donations made in tribute to them by their families.
Photos from the event may be found on SCO's Flickr galleries. A DVD of the ceremony may be ordered directly by Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church by calling (901) 722-6222.