New Alumni Council Members Elected
Congratulations to our new Alumni Council Officers! New officers are elected each fall. They are: Nana Owusu, OD '08, President, Casey Hogan, OD '97, FAAO, FSLS, Dipl. ABO, Vice President, and Pete Russo, OD '87, FAAO, Secretary. We thank them for their service and leadership!
"It’s an honor to have been given the opportunity to serve as the Alumni Council President," says Dr. Owusu. "I’m proud to be a graduate of one of the premier optometric institutions, and I’m happy to now have the opportunity to give back to the College that groomed and prepared me for professional life. In this role, I look forward to further developing our Alumni Ambassador Program. With such a strong alumni network, ICO has a great community of doctors for our students and colleagues to grow alongside."
Dr. Owusu, who also serves on the ICO Board of Trustees, was recently featured on an episode of Sandbox Stories , a podcast created by fellow Board Member, Scott Jens, OD '91. The podcast provides interviews and perspectives from people in the industry with diverse backgrounds and inspires listeners to be great at what they do.
The ICO Alumni Council consists of 10 alumni and 2 student leaders. If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Council member and would like more information, please contact the ICO Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAO Inducts New Fellows and Diplomates
The American Academy of Optometry inducted 264 new Fellows and 8 new Diplomates in the fall of 2020.
ICO would like to congratulate our alumni who have achieved their AAO Fellow status. Below is list of the newest Fellows. We are proud to see the “FAAO” after your names. Congratulations!
Alaina Bandstra, OD '17, FAAO
Brittney Marie Brady, OD '18, FAAO
Simran Brar, OD '19, FAAO
Margaret T. Burton, OD '17, FAAO
Morgan Cornelius, OD '19, FAAO
Christian Corzo, OD '18, FAAO
Bruce I. Gaynes, OD '83, PharmD, MS, FAAO
Abigail Gonsalves, OD '19, FAAO
Beth Healy, OD '03, FAAO
Kathryn Elizabeth Hohs, OD '18, FAAO
Katalin Hotsenpiller, OD '03, FAAO
Jacqueline Anne Ecalnir Julio, OD '19, FAAO
Konstantina G. Kalas, OD '19, FAAO
Kim Alana Krusell, OD '16, FAAO
Stephanie Kwan, OD '15, FAAO
Jami Parsons Malloy, OD '09, FAAO
Manali Patel, OD '18, FAAO
Sonali Patel, OD '14, FAAO
David Schaeffer, OD '17, FAAO
Ryan Socwell, OD '09, MBA, FAAO
Abigail Strauss, OD '19, FAAO
Katherine Thomas, OD '19, FAAO
Nhung Tran, OD '19, FAAO
Senija Turan, OD '17, FAAO
Aleice Vujnovich, OD '18, FAAO
Samantha Wong, OD '19, FAAO
Wendy Zhen, OD '19, FAAO
Congratulations also to Ken Maller, OD '91, FAAO, Dipl. CCLRT and former ICO resident Zanna Kruoch, OD, FAAO, Dipl. Ant. Seg. who achieved Diplomate status!