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Capstone Honors ICO Class of 2017

The following members of ICO’s Class of 2017 were honored with scholarships and awards at the annual Capstone Program on Wednesday, May 17. Congratulations to all!

Denise D. Alexopoulos
Cribb Leadership & Service Award
Faculty Scholarship
Polly Flink Eastland Memorial Award
Richard J. Obrien II Memorial Award

Gretchen E. Arneson
Good-Lite Pediatric Equipment Award

Alaina Rae Bandstra
Beta Sigma Kappa Medal
Dr. Henry J. Luckhardt Memorial Award
Trustees Scholarship
Valedictory Award

Jamie Lynn Blavat
2017 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care
Trustees Scholarship
VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship 2016-17

Alexandra Brandt
Exceptional Tutor Award

Robert F. Brenart
Natelle and Curt Brown Endowment

Margaret Teresa Burton
Dr. George L. Demetros Memorial Scholarship
Exceptional Tutor Award

Trina Faith Tin-Wai Chan
Varilux Student Grant

Jessica Cowling
Dr. Deannda Roder Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Mona El-Khazendar
American Academy of Optometry Travel Grant
Dr. & Mrs. Rudolph H. Ehrenberg Research Award
ICO Research Award
Trustees Scholarship

Kelly Diane Enns
Exceptional Tutor Award

Tatiana Giraldo
ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations
National Association of Medical Minority Educators Scholarship

Rachel H. Goretsky
Trustees Scholarship

Emily Brooke Gorski
Trustees Scholarship
William Feinbloom Low Vision Award

Marni M. Harris
American Academy of Optometry Travel Grant – Illinois Chapter
COVD Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy
Faculty Scholarship

Rachel Elizabeth Hasler
Beta Sigma Kappa Medal
Certificate of Commendation-Highest ICO Score on Part 1-NBEO
Trustees Scholarship
Valedictory Award

Sonia Heer
Trustees Scholarship

Emily Lynn Hutchins
Dr. George L. Demetros Memorial Scholarship
Enhanced Vision Student Award
VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship 2016-17

Sameera Jhamb
Dr. Lorayne Pocius Politser Scholarship
Elmer & Blanche Pieper Memorial Scholarship
ICO Alumni Association Scholarship
Walman Scholarship
Colleague of the Year

Punita Pradipkumar Kapadia
Trustees Scholarship

Bosung Kim
Trustees Scholarship
Walman  Scholarship

Kori Bergera Klover
Dr. George L. Demetros Memorial Scholarship
Illinois Optometric Education Scholarship

Marco Jonah Morier Kosowski
Trustees Scholarship

Katie Jo Kroona
GP Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award

Julie Rachel Lafreniere
Philip E. Wells Trust Award

Holly Huong Le
Illinois Optometric Education Scholarship

Jennifer Maureen Lydon
Trustees Scholarship


Soumaiya Masood
Trustees Scholarship

Jaime Humberto Mendez
ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations

Megan L. Meyer
American Academy of Optometry Travel Grant – Illinois Chapter
Lawrence P. Feigenbaum Clinical Optometry Memorial Award

Grant Thomas Miller
Optelec Excellence in Low Vision Award

Lananh Trinh Ngo
Good-Lite Pediatric Equipment Award

Mellisa P. Nguyen
Trustees Scholarship

Kevin Michael Pfeiffer
ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations

Jonathan Anhduy Pham
Eschenbach Low Vision Student Award

Nhu Y Phung Dau
Vincent Salierno Scholarship

Matthew Daniel Pietruszka
ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations

Alexandra Madison Piper
Global Specialty Lens Symposium Travel Grant
Metro Optics Contact Lens Scholarship

Cassie Jean Reeves
Exceptional Tutor Award

Renae Catrina Reynolds
Beta Sigma Kappa Medal
Trustees Scholarship
Valedictory Award

Javier Ramiro Rodriguez
ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations

Ariel Nicole Rosado
ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations

Bethany Timara Rosenthal
Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award

David Ryan Schaeffer
Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence
Trustees Scholarship
Valley Contact Lens Award

Rina K. Sheth
Alcon 4th Year Optometry Student 2017 Case Report Award
American Academy of Optometry Travel Grant
2017 Illinois Foundation for Eyecare Award
ICO Alumni Association Scholarship
NOA Future Contact Lens Leader Scholarship
National Vision Student Grant
Student Association Scholarship

Nicole Sharrette Simon
Clayton Powell Scholarship
ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations

Bobby Rajkumar Singh
Trustees Scholarship

Aaron Justin Tai
Trustees Scholarship

Brian Trieu
Essilor Private Practice Student Travel Fellowship

Erica Joy Troyer
Dr. Derrald Taylor Low Vision Residency Award

Senija Turan
Richard Tennant Memorial Scholarship

Helen Wang
Elmer & Blanche Pieper Memorial Scholarship
Trustees Scholarship

Casey John Wilgenbusch
Metro Optics Contact Lens Scholarship
Tsang Family Scholarship

Jenna Marie Wesley Williams
Southwest Contact Lens Scholarship

Megan Joan Wohlers
Trustees Scholarship

Hye Seon Yoo
Trustees Scholarship

Ashley Zimmerman
Trustees Scholarship


Thank you to our generous Capstone 2017 sponsors and exhibitors:

Bronze Level Sponsors
Alcon
National Vision, Inc.

Exhibitor/Table Sponsors
All About Eyes
Allergan
American Academy of Optometry
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
Chittick Family Eye Care
CooperVision, Inc.
Good-Lite
ICO Alumni Association
Illinois Optometric Association
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Luxottica
Merritt Hawkins
Shopko Optical
US Vision
Vision Group Holdings
Visionworks of America
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc./Sam’s Club Health and Wellness
Williams Group