ICO Announces AOA President Dori Carlson, OD, as 2012 Commencement Speaker

ICO is very proud to welcome American Optometric Association President Dori Carlson, OD, as the keynote speaker for the Class of 2012 commencement ceremony.

Dr. Carlson, the first woman to serve as president of the AOA, also will be granted the doctor of science in optometry honorary degree during the May 19 event at Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago campus.

“The entire ICO community is very proud to have Dori Carlson as our commencement speaker this year,” said ICO President Arol Augsburger, OD. “She has spent a great deal of time meeting with optometry students around the country, and we are confident her words will¬† inspire our students as they leave ICO and begin their careers as optometrists.”

Dr. Carlson was elected to the AOA Board of Trustees in 2004, re-elected in 2006 and became president in June 2011. Prior to taking office, she embarked on the highly popular Dori 20/20 tour in which she visited all 20 optometry schools in the nation within 20 months to talk to students and faculty and learn what matters to the next generation of optometrists. She chronicled her experiences on her blog, www.dori20-20tour.org.