The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Colip as the sixth president of the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Colip will succeed Dr. Arol Augsburger who retires after sixteen years as president. He will take office on August 6, 2018. This appointment marks the culmination of an extensive national search process that yielded a strong pool…
The following students achieved superior academic performance in the Spring 2018 quarter by earning a quarterly GPA of 3.50 or better and no grade below a B or H (honors) in all third- and fourth-year patient care courses: Graduate Akpunku, Nicole Ayoub, Nasiem Baron, Briana Bassik, Randi Battaglia, Taylor Bedi, Manveen Brady, Brittney Chain, Pei Chi Conley, Nichole Corsiatti, Nicole Criscio, Evan Doherty, Taryn Dunphy,…
Join us in celebration of the ICO Class of 2018 as our students become Doctors of Optometry. This year’s Commencement is in a brand new location, so please read the below details carefully! When Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11 a.m. Guests with tickets may enter Symphony Center at approximately 10:00 a.m. in the order that they arrived. At approximately 10:45 a.m., guests without tickets will be allowed…
The following students achieved superior academic performance in the Winter 2017 quarter by earning a quarterly GPA of 3.50 or better and no grade below a B or H (honors) in all third- and fourth-year patient care courses:
Spring is on its way, and so is ICO’s Practice Opportunities Symposium. This annual event is an aspiring OD’s dream, with over 40 doctors, vendors, alumni, and optometry professionals ready to engage with students. These experts offer exclusive panels on the various modes of optometric practice. Once the presentations are complete, attendees enjoy networking, vendors, and of course, refreshments. The 21st Annual Practice Opportunities Symposium will take place…
At their 2018 symposium in Las Vegas, the Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) named Dr. Renee Reeder their Practitioner of the Year. This honor was awarded “for outstanding professional expertise in fitting customized contact lenses to the benefit of corneal health, improved vision, and the advancement of the contact lens industry.” The GPLI is the educational arm of the Contact Lens Manufacturers’ Association (CLMA.) Dr….
The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Fall quarter of the 2017-18 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all third and fourth year patient care courses:
CHICAGO, November 3, 2017 – Illinois College of Optometry President Dr. Arol Augsburger will retire at the close of the 2017-18 academic year. As ICO’s fifth president, Dr. Augsburger has led the institution since 2002. His retirement will complete a storied career of leadership spanning forty-seven years and three academic institutions: ICO, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and The Ohio State University (OSU). Dr….
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Ruth A. Trachimowicz, OD, PhD, FAAO. Better known as “Dr. T” to students, she will be remembered as one of the Illinois College of Optometry’s most beloved faculty members. Dr. T first came to ICO in 1987 to teach Human Anatomy. As Associate Professor, she eventually taught a variety of basic health science courses and optometry laboratories, and…
The Illinois College of Optometry is delighted to congratulate Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD, FAAO, on being named 2017 Optometrist of the Year by the Illinois Optometric Association. This is the highest honor the IOA can bestow on a fellow optometrist. The award was given at the IOA’s annual convention, which took place September 14-17, 2017, in Itasca, Illinois. In addition to being a beloved Associate Professor,…