Jun 2014

ICO president Arol Augsburger, OD, inducted into National Optometry Hall of Fame

The Illinois College of Optometry is proud to announce that Arol Augsburger, OD, was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame on June 26, during a ceremony as part of Optometry’s Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Augsburger was one of three inductees honored this year for significant contributions to the profession. Dr. Augsburger has served with privilege for more than 43 years at three…

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Jun 2014

Spring Quarter Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the spring quarter of the 2013-14 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all patient care courses: First Year Ahrar, ShariAlexopoulos, DeniseArneson, GretchenBandstra, AlainaBartek, AnnBerens, AshleyBlavat, JamieBouras, GeorgeBrandt, AlexandraBrenart, RobertBurton, MargaretCowling, JessicaDaraban, DanielDennis, EricaFrantz, BryanGiraldo, TatianaGorski, EmilyHartnett, MeghanHasler, RachelHeer,…

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May 2014

Members of Class of 2014 Honored at Capstone

  The following members of ICO’s Class of 2014 were honored with scholarships and awards at the annual Capstone Program on Wednesday, May 14. Élaina Y. Kuang Exceptional Tutor Award Patrick Lee Dr. Derrald Taylor Low Vision Residency Award Rachel Boram Lee Exceptional Tutor Award Tiffany Anise Lue ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations Siva Meiyeppen Exceptional Tutor Award Daisy Mendez ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations…

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Mar 2014

ICO President’s Letter to the Editor in Crain’s Chicago Business

The following letter to the editor, written by ICO President Arol Augsburger, OD, appeared in the March 10 edition of Crain’s Chicago Business. Get a Complete Eye Exam Technology is a vital component of how eye doctors examine, diagnose and treat patients, which is why Illinois College of Optometry leaders and students were intrigued by Crain’s story about Opternative and its online method of testing vision…

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Feb 2014

ICO Awarded $230,000 Grant from Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 –The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation announced today that ICO would receive a two-year, $230,000 grant in support of services provided at both the college and its community partners to meet the vision and eye care needs of underserved adults and youth. The grant will also support an evaluation study of the impact of vision care on student learning.  “We are pleased to…

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