On May 19, 2018, the Illinois College of Optometry celebrated its 175th Commencement. Together, we welcomed 154 new doctors into the profession of optometry. This year’s ceremony was in a brand new location- the Chicago Symphony Center. The 2018 Commencement Address was delivered by ICO’s president, Dr. Arol Augsburger, who will be retiring later in the year.
Relive ICO Commencement day with this collection of media and materials. In addition to the below, video footage and pictures can be found on social media using hashtag #ICOClassof2018. Finally, the ICO journey doesn’t end with Commencement! Click the links to the left on this page to discover the resources and opportunities available to all ICO alumni.
Congratulations, new doctors!
Press Release – complete and send this document to your hometown paper for some well-earned local love
The Program – the program used during the ceremony is right here
Entire Ceremony – view the full ceremony here
|154||members in the graduating class|
|71%||of graduates are female|
|5||Canadian provinces represented|
|34%||of students graduated with high honors|
|29%||of students entering post-doctoral residency education programs|
|$200,000+||in scholarships and awards were recognized at Capstone|