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2016 Alumni Association Awards Honor Esteemed Optometrists

Homecoming Weekend 2016 included ICO’s annual Alumni Association Awards. Notable alumni were recognized for professional achievement, leadership in education, and excellence in philanthropy. Trophies were presented on Saturday, September 10, at the InterContinental Hotel on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Congratulations to the 2016 ICO Alumni Association Award Recipients:

Alumnus of the Year Award Dennis M. Brtva, OD ’84

Young Alumnus of the Year Award Eric A. Baas, OD ’06, FAAO, Dipl. ABO

Distinguished Friend Award The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and Ms. Soo Na

Professional Achievement Award Gregg C. Pusateri, OD ’86, MDiv

Excellence in Education Award Ruth A. Trachimowicz, PhD, OD, FAAO

Humanitarian Award Sandra L. Bury, OD ’95

Lifetime Service Award  (posthumously) Thomas A. Lawless, OD ’71, DOS


For more information about the awards and how to nominate a deserving individual, call 312.949.7080 or e-mail

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