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ICO to Honor Distinguished Optometrists at Homecoming

The Illinois College of Optometry is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Alumni Association Awards. Ten optometrists and one corporation will be honored for professional achievement, leadership in education and excellence in philanthropy, on Saturday, September 6 at the InterContinental Chicago.

The 2014 Alumni Association award recipients are:

Golden Gavel Awards
Charles W. Harrill, OD ’74, Dipl. ABO
Pamela A. Lowe, OD ’88, FAAO, Dipl. ABO
Dominick M. Maino, OD ’78, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A
Jeffrey R. Varanelli, OD ’98, FAAO, Dipl. ABO, ABCMO

Alumnus of the Year Award
Donald J. Bush, OD ’79 (posthumously)

Young Alumnus of the Year Award
Jennifer S. Harthan, OD ’06, FAAO

Distinguished Friend Award
Essilor of America, Inc.

Professional Achievement Award 
Peter A. Russo, OD ’87, FAAO

Excellence in Education Award
Yi Pang, OD, PhD, FAAO

Humanitarian Award
Ruth S. McAndrews, OD ’79, FVI

Lifetime Service Award
C. Clayton Powell, Sr., OD ’52, MPH, DOS

Congratulations to the 2014 Alumni Association Award winners. For more information about the awards and how to nominate a deserving individual, call 312.949.7080 or e-mail