Capstone Honors ICO Class of 2017

Updated: May 30, 2019

The following members of ICO’s Class of 2017 were honored with scholarships and awards at the annual Capstone Program on Wednesday, May 17. Congratulations to all!


Denise D. Alexopoulos Cribb Leadership & Service Award Faculty Scholarship Polly Flink Eastland Memorial Award Richard J. Obrien II Memorial Award


Gretchen E. Arneson Good-Lite Pediatric Equipment Award


Alaina Rae Bandstra Beta Sigma Kappa Medal Dr. Henry J. Luckhardt Memorial Award Trustees Scholarship Valedictory Award


Jamie Lynn Blavat 2017 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Trustees Scholarship VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship 2016-17


Alexandra Brandt Exceptional Tutor Award


Robert F. Brenart Natelle and Curt Brown Endowment


Margaret Teresa Burton Dr. George L. Demetros Memorial Scholarship Exceptional Tutor Award


Trina Faith Tin-Wai Chan Varilux Student Grant


Jessica Cowling Dr. Deannda Roder Memorial Scholarship


Sarah Mona El-Khazendar American Academy of Optometry Travel Grant Dr. & Mrs. Rudolph H. Ehrenberg Research Award ICO Research Award Trustees Scholarship


Kelly Diane Enns Exceptional Tutor Award


Tatiana Giraldo ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations National Association of Medical Minority Educators Scholarship


Rachel H. Goretsky Trustees Scholarship


Emily Brooke Gorski Trustees Scholarship William Feinbloom Low Vision Award


Marni M. Harris American Academy of Optometry Travel Grant – Illinois Chapter COVD Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy Faculty Scholarship


Rachel Elizabeth Hasler Beta Sigma Kappa Medal Certificate of Commendation-Highest ICO Score on Part 1-NBEO Trustees Scholarship Valedictory Award


Sonia Heer Trustees Scholarship


Emily Lynn Hutchins Dr. George L. Demetros Memorial Scholarship Enhanced Vision Student Award VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship 2016-17


Sameera Jhamb Dr. Lorayne Pocius Politser Scholarship Elmer & Blanche Pieper Memorial Scholarship ICO Alumni Association Scholarship Walman Scholarship Colleague of the Year


Punita Pradipkumar Kapadia Trustees Scholarship


Bosung Kim Trustees Scholarship Walman  Scholarship


Kori Bergera Klover Dr. George L. Demetros Memorial Scholarship Illinois Optometric Education Scholarship


Marco Jonah Morier Kosowski Trustees Scholarship


Katie Jo Kroona GP Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award


Julie Rachel Lafreniere Philip E. Wells Trust Award


Holly Huong Le Illinois Optometric Education Scholarship


Jennifer Maureen Lydon Trustees Scholarship

Soumaiya Masood Trustees Scholarship


Jaime Humberto Mendez ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations


Megan L. Meyer American Academy of Optometry Travel Grant – Illinois Chapter Lawrence P. Feigenbaum Clinical Optometry Memorial Award


Grant Thomas Miller Optelec Excellence in Low Vision Award


Lananh Trinh Ngo Good-Lite Pediatric Equipment Award


Mellisa P. Nguyen Trustees Scholarship

Kevin Michael Pfeiffer ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations


Jonathan Anhduy Pham Eschenbach Low Vision Student Award


Nhu Y Phung Dau Vincent Salierno Scholarship


Matthew Daniel Pietruszka ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations


Alexandra Madison Piper Global Specialty Lens Symposium Travel Grant Metro Optics Contact Lens Scholarship


Cassie Jean Reeves Exceptional Tutor Award


Renae Catrina Reynolds Beta Sigma Kappa Medal Trustees Scholarship Valedictory Award


Javier Ramiro Rodriguez ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations


Ariel Nicole Rosado ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations


Bethany Timara Rosenthal Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award


David Ryan Schaeffer Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence Trustees Scholarship Valley Contact Lens Award


Rina K. Sheth Alcon 4th Year Optometry Student 2017 Case Report Award American Academy of Optometry Travel Grant 2017 Illinois Foundation for Eyecare Award ICO Alumni Association Scholarship NOA Future Contact Lens Leader Scholarship National Vision Student Grant Student Association Scholarship


Nicole Sharrette Simon Clayton Powell Scholarship ICO Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations


Bobby Rajkumar Singh Trustees Scholarship


Aaron Justin Tai Trustees Scholarship


Brian Trieu Essilor Private Practice Student Travel Fellowship


Erica Joy Troyer Dr. Derrald Taylor Low Vision Residency Award


Senija Turan Richard Tennant Memorial Scholarship


Helen Wang Elmer & Blanche Pieper Memorial Scholarship Trustees Scholarship


Casey John Wilgenbusch Metro Optics Contact Lens Scholarship Tsang Family Scholarship


Jenna Marie Wesley Williams Southwest Contact Lens Scholarship


Megan Joan Wohlers Trustees Scholarship


Hye Seon Yoo Trustees Scholarship


Ashley Zimmerman Trustees Scholarship

Thank you to our generous Capstone 2017 sponsors and exhibitors:

Bronze Level Sponsors Alcon National Vision, Inc.

Exhibitor/Table Sponsors All About Eyes Allergan American Academy of Optometry Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. Chittick Family Eye Care CooperVision, Inc. Good-Lite ICO Alumni Association Illinois Optometric Association Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Luxottica Merritt Hawkins Shopko Optical US Vision Vision Group Holdings Visionworks of America Wal-Mart Stores, Inc./Sam’s Club Health and Wellness Williams Group

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