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Southern College of Optometry welcomed 129 new graduates into the profession of optometry on Thursday, May 4, 2017 during the college's annual commencement ceremony held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis.
Diane Rudner, Board Chair of the Plough Foundation, delivered the commencement address. She received the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition to her service to Memphis and philanthropic causes.
Also receiving an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree was Marion Goldstein Rosemore. The wife of the late Fredric M. Rosemore, OD '48, Mrs. Rosemore has been an active supporter of optometric education and is the matriarch of an optometry legacy family which includes her daughter and seven grandchildren earning optometry degrees.
Valedictorian was Derek Hennig; Salutatorian was Meagan Williams. The class address was given by Class President Shay Sechler.
Congratulations to this year's graduates:
If you were unable to watch the live-stream of the ceremony, you can now view the recording on SCO's YouTube channel.
We've uploaded more than 900 photos from 2017 Graduation Week to our Flickr galleries. View photos from all of the week's events, including the senior awards program and the family campus celebration: