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,…
The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Summer 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:
The annual Alumni Association Awards are always distributed during ICO Homecoming. This year’s event will occur later than usual, as Homecoming will be sharing a weekend with Academy- October 13-14, 2017. We have already named this year’s awardees. These distinguished individuals represent professional achievement, leadership in education, and excellence in philanthropy. Congratulations to the 2017 ICO Alumni Association Award Recipients: Alumnus of the Year Award…