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Southern College of Optometry welcomed 130 new graduates into the profession of optometry on Friday, May 6, 2016 during the college's annual commencement ceremony held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis.
U.S. Senator John Boozman of Arkansas delivered the commencement address. He also received the Doctor of Ocular Science degree, conferred on those who have made outstanding contributions and rendered distinguished service to the profession of optometry and the field of visual science.
SCO President Emeritus William E. Cochran, OD '68, received the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition to his service of his outstanding support of the college through the years.
Valedictorian was Monica Perry; Salutatorian was Ryan Wilkerson. The class address was given by Class President Katherine Araiza-Brown.
Congratulations to this year's graduates: