The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Summer quarter of the 2015-16 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:
On Monday, September 28th, 2015, there will be a blood drive in the gym. The blood drive will run from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will get first priority. To make an appointment, contact Chloe Vezinaw. Please consider signing up. Your donation could save up to 3 lives.
ICO’s annual TB testing event is underway. All students in the classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018 are required to participate. Additionally, all Faculty and Staff who work with patients or primarily in a patient care area must be tested each year as a condition of employment. Tests will be administered today (Monday, September 21) and tomorrow (Tuesday, September 22nd) by appointment only. Those in need…
On Saturday, August 29, ICO’s Class of 2019 participated in the annual White Coat Ceremony. Faculty presented coats to 174 individuals. These coats symbolize the beginning of students’ optometric education. “It’s symbolic,” said Celina Lewis, ’19. “Just getting our physical jackets, we really feel like we’re crossing the threshold. It’s an exciting time.” This joy was shared by Scott Hacker, ’19. While he did not…
Last week, third year students participated in a hands-on specialty contact lens fitting workshop as part of the Contact Lens II course, which is coordinated by Dr. Renee Reeder. The event started with an overview of specialty lenses and then moved to ICO’s “Eyepod” for interactive group sessions with Illinois Eye Institute patients, who were given an honorarium for their participation. Each patient wore a…
All four ICO class years took to the RC Field on Saturday, August 22 for ICOlympics. This competition, which takes place every summer, features class representatives facing off in sporting events. Favorite games include Tug-of-War, Water Balloon Toss, Watermelon Eating, Volleyball, the Limbo, and more. Each team showed immense school spirit. Colorful signs and themed t-shirts helped cheer students on. The most physical event by…
Students, staff, and alumni represented ICO this month at the 2015 National Optometric Association Conference. Preston Smith, OD ’15, Rina Sheth, ’17, Chuatong Thao, ’17, Nicole Akpunku, ’18, and Amy Keopraseuth, ’18, all traveled to South Carolina for the event. ICO alumni enthusiastically joined this group for a weekend of learning and accolades. At the conference, ICO’s NOSA Chapter tied for Chapter of the Year. This is an exceptional honor, as…
ICO President Arol Augsburger, OD, was honored as Dean Emeritus of the University of Alabama School of Optometry. Though Dr. Augsburger has held this title for several months, a formal exchange took place in Seattle during AOA’s 2015 Optometry’s Meeting. Dean Kelly Nichols presented him with a framed resolution from the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. ICO is very proud of its esteemed President. Be sure to congratulate Dr….
The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t the only team that brought a Cup home to Chicago! Congratulations to the ICO Private Practice Club, honored this month with the 2015 Preston Cup. The Student Optometric Leadership Network gives this award to a private practice or practice management organization that goes “above and beyond” in a given year. Members voted after seeing a video presentation on key Private Practice Club events at ICO. The prize was presented in Sacramento,…
The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Spring quarter of the 2015-16 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: