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Faculty, students, residents, and alumni enjoyed representing SCO at the first in-person meeting of the American Academy of Optometry in two years.
Held in Boston, the Academy meeting drew a large number of SCO attendees eager to participate after last year’s meeting in nearby Nashville went virtual during the height of the pandemic.
SCO’s student team placed third out of 23 optometry schools in the Essilor Academic Challenge. Congratulations to Meredith Fry, ’23, Regan Stone, ’22, Maria Bontrager, ’22, and faculty team advisor Morgan Ollinger, OD, for a job well done.
A total of 34 SCO academic posters were presented. Two SCO residents/recent graduates, Alexis Williams Smith, OD ’21, and Casey Krug, OD ’21, joined SCO’s Chief of Low Vision, Karen Squier, OD, in a winning academic poster. Ocutech, a low vision device company, started a new program to fund travel to the Academy meeting for low vision researchers with the winners chosen on the basis of their academic poster submission.
Thanks to all our alumni who attended SCO’s first large-scale reception for alumni and friends. The Class of 2021 had the best attendance as they enjoyed a mini-reunion of sorts with more than two dozen of the recent graduates in attendance.
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