Apr 2014

Winter Quarter Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the winter 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 YearAhrar, ShariAlexopoulos, DeniseBandstra, AlainaBartek, AnnBerens, AshleyBlavat, JamieBouras, GeorgeBrandt, AlexandraBrenart, RobertBurton, MargaretChahine, RyanCorbin, StephanieCowling, JessicaDennis, EricaEnns, KellyEsposito, ThomasFrantz, BryanFulton, TylerGorski, EmilyHallahan, BrittneyHasler,…

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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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Feb 2014

ICO to Begin Major Renovation

Over the last several years, ICO has commissioned leading architects and designers to renovate areas of the college–including the third-floor Eyepod and our beautiful Lecture Center–with a contemporary aesthetic and flow. We are now just weeks away from an exciting renovation of the library (phase I), which will ultimately make room for much-needed clinic space and the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging…

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Oct 2013

ICO Faculty Member Honored by AAO for Interprofessional Leadership

The American Academy of Optometry recognized professor and medical director of school-based vision clinics Sandra S. Block, OD ’81, Med, FAAO, FCOVD, with the Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal Award, one of its highest honors. Dr. Block received the honor at the Academy’s awards ceremony during its annual meeting in Seattle, Wash. The Award was established in 1974 and is presented to a person who…

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