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SCO Hosts 2023 Commencement

SCO’s Class of 2023 reached the culmination of their four-year journey when 133 graduates celebrated their commencement on Tuesday, May 2 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis.

In an SCO first, four graduates shared the honors of being named co-valedictorians for their stellar academic performance over four years: Laurel Heskett, Seth Jones, Molly McNally, and Caroline Sutton.




Class President Anna Britt delivered the class address and presented the Teacher of the Year Award to Chris Borgman, OD.


SCO’s long-time legal counsel, Marty Regan, delivered the commencement address as this year’s recipient of the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. A noted Memphis attorney, Regan has served as SCO’s attorney since 1985 and his expertise was instrumental in building The Eye Center and other significant improvements through the decades.

Also recognized was Glen Steele, OD ’69, who was named Professor Emeritus.

Graduates were honored during the ceremony with recognition of outstanding and academic clinical achievements. A list of the graduates and the honors or awards they received can be viewed in the Ceremony Program PDF (click here to download.)

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held for graduates and their guests at the Renasant Convention Center. A farewell Capstone program was also held on campus the day prior to the ceremony.

Commencement Ceremony Livestream Recording:

If you were unable to watch the livestream of the ceremony, a recording of the ceremony is available on our YouTube channel.



Commencement Highlights:

A short video of highlights from the ceremony is available on our YouTube channel.



Photos from Commencement Week 2023: 

Click here for the full Flickr Gallery for Commencement Week 2023.

Commencement 2023

2023 Capstone

Posted by Erin Jaffe at 09:24