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Southern College of Optometry's 2018 Convocation ceremony recognized the achievements of students, alumni, faculty, and staff with several awards and recognition presented. Of special note, the Class of 2022 gathered for its official white coat group portrait.
Receiving SCO's Lifetime Achievement Award - the highest honor bestowed by the college - was Norma K. Bowyer, OD '77. Dr. Bowyer was honored for her philanthropic work and efforts to help establish the connections between learning and vision.
Members of SCO's Class of 1968 were also recognized as they returned for their 50-year reunion during Fall Homecoming and Continuing Education Weekend. Each attendee was presented with a 50-year commemorative diploma.
Scholarships and other awards were presented to attendees from throughout the SCO campus community. Many of SCO's student awards and scholarships were made possible by the generosity of the college's alumni and friends who support the Annual Campaign and Endowed Scholarship funds.
Among those recognized:
Military Service Scholarships
U.S. AIR FORCE
Francis Parr ’20
Samantha Macchio ’20
Trey Ketchum ’21
Basic Science and Clinical Awards
The following Endowed Class Scholarships recognized outstanding leadership and professionalism by members of the Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021.
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
2017-18 Faculty of the Year
CLASS OF 2019
CLASS OF 2020
CLASS OF 2021
BSK TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Burnett Faculty Recognition Award: Dr. Jennifer Snyder ’12, MS