Dr. Richard S. Kattouf, Dr. Michael Stiniziano, and Dr. Neil R. Hodur were recently honored with awards acknowledging their leadership on the ICO Board of Trustees. Each of the recipients have completed their service to the Board. We thank them for their support and wish them the best with their future endeavors.
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….
Three awards were presented to ICO leaders at the 2015 Optometry’s Meeting: Mark Colip, OD ’92, received the Dr. Jack Bennett Innovation in Optometric Education Award. This honor recognizes “outstanding leadership or one outstanding innovation in optometric education that significantly impacts ASCO as an organization.” Said Dr. Colip, “I am humbled and deeply appreciative to receive this recognition by the ASCO Board of Directors. Dr. Jack Bennett was…
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:
The study of optometry is most often used in a clinical setting. However, the inner workings of our eyes, brain, and visual system can affect how we see fine art. Some creative ICO students are building an illusion that tricks the eye. It’s called reverspective. Chido Munjanganja ‘15, Sepideh Omidghaemi ‘15, and twin sister Saeideh Omidghaemi are using reverspective to connect art with science. Reverspective,…
Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., OD ‘48, MA, DOS, dean of Illinois College of Optometry from 1955 to 1971, and president from 1972 to 1982, died at the age of 94 on Monday, April 7th. For more than 50 years, Dr. Rosenbloom served as a teacher and administrator to thousands of students; mentor to alumni, faculty and colleagues; and skilled practitioner, improving the vision of countless…
Hey, students! Are you ready for a jam-packed day of hobnobbing and learning about the vast career possibilities that lie ahead? Then, don’t miss the 18th Annual Practice Opportunities Symposium on Friday, April 10. The event begins at 1 p.m. and is a one-stop event to window shop-till-you-drop the spectrum of career paths and resources: • Interactive small group discussions with alumni and other ODs…
The following students earned a spot on the dean’s list for the Winter quarter of the 2014-15 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: