July 9, 2009 Illinois College of Optometry Hosts Special Summer Program for Minority Students Twenty-four college students from across the country are learning about the profession of optometry during the Illinois College of Optometry’s (ICO) “Focus on Your Future” summer program this week. This week-long program, now in its second year, is designed to introduce underrepresented minority undergrads to the profession of optometry.
June 24, 2009 Illinois Eye Institute Hosts First-Ever “Eye Ball” Gala The Foundation of the Illinois Eye Institute (IEI), the clinical division of the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), hosted the first-ever “Eye Ball” gala in combination with ICO’s May 16, 2009, graduation. June 24, 2009 Former Illinois College of Optometry President Selected as 2009 Inductee to National Optometry Hall of Fame Former Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) president Dr. Charles Mullen will be inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in recognition of his many significant additions to the profession. Dr. Mullen will be inducted the evening of Friday, June 26, 2009, in Washington, D.C., at Optometry’s Meeting®, the annual meeting of the American Optometric Association. June 23, 2009 Illinois College of Optometry Faculty Receive Inaugural Award Two Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) professors – Dr. Janice McMahon and Dr. Steve Beckerman – received the inaugural Editor’s Commendation for Optometry: Journal of the American Optometric Association. The award was for their paper titled, “Testing safety eyewear: How frame and lens design affect lens retention.”
May 20, 2009 American Optometric Association President Welcomes Illinois College of Optometry Graduates to Profession Dr. Peter Kehoe, president of the American Optometric Association (AOA), encouraged the 148 graduates of the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) to make a difference locally and nationally by providing excellent care and getting involved in optometric associations. Dr. Kehoe, an ICO alum who currently practices in Galesburg, Illinois, spoke at the May 16, 2009, graduation ceremony and was awarded the Doctor of Science in Optometry D.O.S..
March 6, 2009 Illinois College of Optometry announces new office and leadership advancements The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) today announces the creation of an integrated and robust Student, Alumni and College Development Office. In addition to a newly created service unit, ICO also announces the appointments of Mark Colip, O.D. to Vice President for Student, Alumni and College Development and Vincent Brandys, O.D. to Senior Director for Government Relations and Advancement.
February 13, 2009 Cash-strapped Optometry Students Give Back in a Big Way Even in this uncertain economy, Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) students are opening their hearts and wallets to volunteer for domestic and global humanitarian missions through Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH). These missions to underdeveloped communities around the world provide life-changing care for thousands of people in need and allow students to participate in restoring or improving vision while also exposing them to different cultures and diverse eye conditions.