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content 3 President’s Corner

Richard W. Phillips, od ’78, faao President

Kristin K. Anderson, od Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Jim Hollifield


Editor Director of Communications

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Susan M. Doyle


Erin Jaffe



Honor Roll of Donors


Homecoming 2010



A. Thomas Hyde, OD ’76 – Chair

Profile of Success


Class Notes

Morristown, Tennessee

Eugene M. Bane, Jr., OD ’65 Salem, Virginia

Doug Clark, OD Hoover, AL

John A. Gazaway, OD ’67


Student Life


SCO Focus


Eagle Grove, Iowa

James B. Jalenak, Esq. Memphis, Tennessee

Jarrett Johnson, OD ’90 New Orleans, Louisiana

Brian L. Jones, MBA Germantown, Tennessee

Christopher B. King, OD ’83 Englewood, Florida

News Briefs

Sharon Berger Moscow, OD ’80


Kenneth L. Mulholland, Jr.

Out and About

Roswell, Georgia

Germantown, Tennessee

Richard L. Powell, OD ’68 Lincoln, Nebraska

Steven Reed, OD ’95 Visions Alumni Magazine is published four times yearly through the Office of Institutional Advancement. Copies are available without charge to alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the college. A digital version is available online at Please send comments, contributions and address changes to: Office of Institutional Advancement 1245 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38104-2222 800-238-0180, ext. 4 901-722-3379 FAX

Magee, Mississippi

Robert W. Smalling, OD ’74 Warren, Arkansas

Mary Thornley, EdD Charleston, South Carolina

Jason Duncan, OD ’96 Faculty Representative Memphis, Tennessee

Amanda Rogers, ’12 Student Representative South Boston, VA

pres i dent ’ s corner Richard W. Phillips, OD ’78, FAAO


I believe every generation wants to make things better for the

At our most recent Board of Trustees meeting, approval was

next. Life blessed me with two wonderful parents, but I still had a

given to come up with solutions through a workable plan to enhance

determination to make my children’s lives better than mine. This

our campus, including the possibility of constructing new classroom

same sentiment is true for the profession of optometry, and it’s

facilities, adding diverse student study areas, and updating our

certainly been the case here at Southern College of Optometry.

40-year-old campus tower. Much work remains as we strategize ways

This Annual Report issue of Visions isn’t so much a look

to make these improvements possible.

backwards as it is a progress report of where we’re headed. Just as

Alumni who graduated prior to 2002 always marvel at the

we want to improve life for our children and grandchildren, as

state-of-the-art clinical experience we provide our interns through

optometrists we should be proud that our profession is stronger than

The Eye Center. Comparably, we intend to improve the learning

ever. As alumni, we can take pride that the college is better today than

environment elsewhere on our campus. Through this action, our

it was yesterday.

Board confirmed its support of our strategic plan and the direction

The responsibility of striving to improve SCO is shared by all of us:

we have taken through our commitment to lead the profession. As

our Board of Trustees, our faculty, our staff, our students, and you, our

stakeholders in our mission, you will learn more about our plans over

alumni. Our alumni are key stakeholders in our mission. Many of you

the coming year.

are fulfilling one of the goals of our Strategic Plan by serving as role models for our profession.

It is a brighter future that we plan to embrace. At SCO, we’re focused on achieving our mission to the fullest extent possible. Many

Regardless of your politics, it is a point of pride to congratu-

of you are too. Throughout 2010 it’s been a privilege to meet and talk

late John Boozman, OD ’77, upon his election to the U.S. Senate as

with alumni at a number of state, regional and national meetings. Just

the first SCO graduate, and the first optometrist, ever elected to that

this fall alone, we’ve visited alumni in Vermont, Virginia, Tennessee,

legislative body. Joe Ellis, OD ’86, is currently leading the American Optometric Association. Another alumnus, David Shannon, OD ’86, is

We’re using new technology to enhance the classroom experience…incorporating a 21st century approach to our clinical instruction.

leading the Association of Optometrists (AOP) in the UK. These leaders allow our students to visualize ways they can improve optometry as future stewards of our profession.

North Carolina and at the American Academy of Optometry. We’ve encouraged our students to become more involved in organized optometry earlier, rather than later. In January 2011, we

Is it any wonder that the college expects more from its applicants

will host our third annual State Day event to bring representatives

and from its students than it did when many of us were optometry

from state and national organizations to network with our students.

students? Striving for excellence is rarely easy. Our patients trust us to

It’s encouraging to see similar State Day events being implemented at

take care of their vision, their most precious sense. The preparation we

other optometry schools.

give our interns is an integral part of this process. How we train and educate optometric physicians is more important than ever.

Even as we look back at the most recent academic year to provide accountability to our stakeholders, we look ahead to 2011.

As you will read in this Annual Report issue, the college is

Your support of our academic and clinical programs will be more

making important progress toward many of the goals outlined in

important than ever. A Southern College of Optometry education

our strategic plan, including our work to educate the best possible

instills a degree of confidence in our graduates. When you think of

healthcare providers. We’re using new technology to enhance the

your alma mater, our hope is that you share this confidence in our

classroom experience. We’re incorporating a 21st century approach to

future and join us in our effort of continuous improvement.

our clinical instruction. Our recruiting effort continually evolves to attract the best and brightest from our applicant pool.

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Student Services Student Services includes Admissions/Enrollment Services, Student Recruitment, Financial Aid and oversight of the Student Government Association (SGA).

Progress Items to Note Despite a decrease in the national applicant pool, SCO’s applications increased by 10%. The mean GPA and OAT for the class of 2014 was 3.46 and 330, respectively. The GPA was .01 less than the record; the OAT may be a new record, considering the scores were adjusted downward between 10 and 17 points. Interview travel grants are being provided to aid recruitment among top applicants. A new recruitment master plan was completed. Janette Dumas, OD, was appointed to the newly created position of Coordinator of Minority Recruiting. Recognizing SCO alumni as a significant strength in recruiting students, a list of alumni in strategic locations has been identified for three states, and more states will be added. The college currently has active state clubs representing

SCO facilitates networking opportunities for students and alumni. Seen here is Mississippi student Mallorie Lindsey, ’13, visiting a delegation from her state’s association at SCO’s AOA Alumni Reception. This year’s 119 graduates included Tom Chwe, Katie Carlo, and Jamie Johnson.

AR, CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, UT and VA. Approximately 80 students attended the American Optometric Association meeting in June. Student Services assisted entering students by outlining applicant characteristics that may predict academic concerns. The department works with Jim Newman, OD ’73, Director of Academic Support Services, to help students who struggle academically. Working with students has helped keep a low attrition rate of 0.4 percent. The Fall 2010 enrollment of 487 students represents the highest enrollment since 1982-1983. SCO enjoys an extremely high graduation rate, strong NBEO passage rates, 14 years of 0% default rate for loans and visibly growing commitment to service and organized optometry among our students. Student Services created a series of three new “e-brochures” designed to appeal to prospective applicants who make SCO one of their top choices. Increase in number of scholarships awarded.




Providing Students With Financial Strategies: The Effort to Control Student Debt Student Services has partnered with Institutional Advancement in recent years to oversee the college’s Career Counseling Initiative. A number of key strategic goal objectives emphasize the importance of helping students manage their indebtedness levels. Student Services and the Financial Aid Office worked in 2010 to create an interactive debt calculator to assist students in determining the true cost of an optometric education. The debt calculator gives students a projected four-year debt estimate as well as a 10-year repayment projection for other colleges of optometry when compared to SCO’s tuition rates. “This puts SCO in the lead when relating cost versus cost among colleges of optometry,” noted Joe Hauser, Vice President for Student Services. “Besides allowing students to compare other institutions, it also engages student with the topic of indebtedness.” A significant milestone to note: SCO’s Class of 2010 graduated with $4,000 less indebtedness than the Class of 2009. “Students are becoming more responsive to the idea of budgeting, especially when they realize the benefit of debt reduction down the road,” said Cindy Garner, Director of Financial Aid. The Class of 2010 had an average indebtedness of $121,852 at a 6.8% interest rate, which represents payments of $1,402 per month for ten years, or if Mike Rothschild, OD ’97, in a screen capture from one of the video segments in SCO’s new “Financial Strategies for Optometry Students” online series. they consolidate to a 30-year repayment, $794 per month. Using those numbers, SCO’s new debt calculator also shows students the total interest and total repayment amounts that students can expect over the course of their student loans. Alumni are also playing a role in the college’s effort to assist students in this area. Mike Rothschild, OD ’97, Lauren Goldsmith, OD ’10, Jim Williamson, OD ’97, and Ryan Orgill, OD ’07, were among those interviewed for a new series of financial-related videos. Produced in collaboration with the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence, the videos are intended to start a growing video library of finance-themed topics. “We wanted to allow our students, our prospective students, and even younger alumni the chance to hear from other alumni and ODs – in their own words – about some of the financial considerations at play for our profession,” said Kristin K. Anderson, OD, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. In one video, for example, Janette Dumas, OD, a former SCO resident now on faculty, talks about something she would have changed from her time as an optometry student. She recounts not paying enough attention to finances and how she later consulted financial planning experts to tackle her student debt. Post-graduation financial considerations are also discussed in the video series, including the benefits of a residency program. To see a preview of one of SCO’s new financial videos for students, use the Smart, or QR, Code printed on this page. Download or use a QR code reader on your smart phone. Point your smart phone’s camera at the image to be taken to the video. You may also view the video by visiting

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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Academic Affairs includes oversight of Academic Assessment, Curriculum, Academic Support Services, Continuing Education, Library Services, Research Programs, and Externship and Residency Programs.

Progress Items to Note The graduating class of 2010 had a 98.3% passage rate for Part I of the NBEO. The class achieved a 95% passage rate on Part II and a 98% for Part III. Faculty ranks are near ideal. However, a faculty recruitment effort is underway. SCO has moved to become more involved with clinical research to increase student and faculty interaction and to develop critical thinking skills. The summer research program, industry support for research, and academic interest from students and faculty resulted in more than 15 different research projects and more than $200,000 in industry support. Responding to a challenge of enhancing the curriculum, the perioperative course was expanded to allow more laser instruction. An inaugural Capstone program was launched for the Class of 2010. This program of technology updates,

Doug Ellenberger, ’11, uses a YAG laser during SCO’s first Laser Symposium. Chuck Aldridge, OD ’80, speaks during one of the college’s Grand Rounds sessions.

practice management emphasis and the opportunity for classmates to network, has become an important part of the fourth-year curriculum. The culture of collegial academic excellence has been broadened through new development options for faculty by allowing for visiting scholars and “Grand Rounds,” whereby fourth-years and residents participate. All of SCO’s residency programs received multiple applications. The college leads the nation in residency positions and currently has 35 residents in 22 programs. For the first time, two residents are studying in the discipline of Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. Academic Affairs is on schedule for meeting its responsibilities for reaccreditation/ reaffirmation in 2012.




In Living Color: Tegrity Records and Aids Student Learning During the last academic year, SCO introduced a new technological component to the academic experience. Tegrity, a comprehensive classroom capture system, video records instructors as they teach, combining video with audio so students can revisit the classroom experience later via a computer or smart phone. Tegrity has been installed in all teaching environments to create a single source multi-media learning experience. Following a class, students may view the class again on video at their leisure. For example, a student may note a particular area of the classroom lecture to revisit again via Tegrity. Later that evening or the next day, the student can log in with their Tegrity account and go right to the video for the portion of the lecture they want to see. Users can even speed up or slow down the action, just like a VCR or DVD video. The Tegrity video follows the PowerPoint slides used by the instructor, even allowing users to pull up individual slides to read. In essence, the entire classroom experience can be revisited again and again for the maximum learning benefit of students, said Lewis Reich, OD, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Satisfaction surveys have been extremely positive from our students,” Dr. Reich noted. “Tegrity Justin Ashe, Classroom Technology/Audio Visual Specialist, reviews a live time classroom recording session on his computer through the new Tegrity system.

represents one of the most significant and successful usages of technology to enhance learning

during my time at SCO.” Audio-visual Tech Justin Ashe helps oversee Tegrity’s classroom implementation. He noted that during the Spring 2010 semester, 360 students viewed more than 8,000 hours of material during 12,000 unique log-in sessions. Since the start of the Fall 2010 semester, more than 10,400 hours of Tegrity recordings have been viewed, with a total of 21,443 unique log-in sessions, proving that the method only increases in popularity. OPT 112, or Anatomical Sciences, ranks as the most viewed course in the curriculum, Ashe said. Elsewhere on the academic and technological front, Moodle has been selected as SCO’s Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle is also a Course Management System (CMS). A free web application that educators can use to create online learning sites, Moodle is being implemented at SCO as a pilot project that will include five courses taught in a blended environment utilizing on-campus lectures, pre-recorded Tegrity material and online, interactive collaborative content. “SCO is committed to embracing the latest technology as it pertains to enhancing the academic and learning culture we provide our students,” said Dr. Reich.

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CLINICAL PROGRAMS Clinical Programs include Clinical Operations of The Eye Center at SCO, Adult Primary Care, Advanced Care Ocular Disease, Community Vision Care Services, Cornea and Contact Lens Service, the Ophthalmic Materials and Services, Pediatric Primary Care, Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation, and the Technology Service.

Progress Items to Note More than 78,000 individuals were provided care through The Eye Center or Nursing Home Service over the past year. Total office visits increased by 10.7%. Receipts received during the fiscal year were $3.8 million, a 7.3% increase over the previous year. Clinical Programs set several records this year. Total charges, less adjustments, were $3.16 million, a 10% increase over the previous year. Several departments showed significant increases in revenues: Adult Primary Care, Pediatric Primary Care. Cornea and Contact Lens, Ocular Disease, and Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. The program converted from letter grades for clinical courses to the usage of an Honors/Pass/Fail system. The conversion provided opportunities for better feedback to interns and increased levels of intern/faculty communication.

Keegan Hearn, ’11, confers with Glen Steele, OD ’69, Professor. Blake Rust, ’11, and Elissa Eblin, ’11, observe Cynthia Heard, OD, Associate Professor, as she assists a low vision patient.

The program purchased new ophthalmic lasers and utilized them in the first workshop for training interns in their application. Students will be involved in the delivery of laser therapy, including YAG capsulotomy, peripheral iridotomy and trabeculoplasty. The Advanced Contact Lens Care Service was changed to the Cornea and Contact Lens Service. The department increased exposure to tertiary level contact lens care and showed an increased demand for specialty lens fits and co-management care of surgical/refractive conditions. Fourth-year interns now concentrate more of their clinic time in Advanced Care Ocular Disease. The name of the Nursing Home Service was changed to Community Vision Care Services to better reflect the types of services provided, which includes nursing homes, assisted living facilities, the Community Outreach program, the School Screenings program, and external clinical sites. The Community Outreach Program showed significant growth in support, while more than 14,000 children received screening services through the School Screening Program. More than half the faculty voluntarily served at these events.




The Eye Center Rotation: A New 4th Year experience In the summer of 2009, the Class of 2011 experienced a revised rotation within The Eye Center as part of the fourth-year clinical curriculum at SCO. “We listened to the feedback from previous classes to improve the experience for our fourth-year interns,” said Jim Venable, OD ’89, Executive Director for Clinical Programs. Each semester, fourth-year interns participate in a “Welcome to Internship” reception and monthly Grand Rounds program that assist in the transition during their final rotation at SCO. These programs also offer the opportunity for interns to come together with faculty during the term in both a social and educational format. The updated educational program offers a schedule that is composed of nearly 100% direct patient care. Interns assume greater independence in contact lens management, pediatric services and rehabilitative care to further develop their clinical skills. Katherine Paulsen, Carli Murphy, and Heidi Hunt Herring, all from the Class of 2011, at the Fall 2010 “Welcome to Senior Internship” reception.

Additionally, they work within a high-tech, fully automated suite which is equipped with Marco’s

Total Refraction System (automated phoropters), the OPTOS retinal imaging system, and the clinic-wide Compulink electronic medical records during their Adult Primary Care assignment. “In essence, we are making every effort to prepare our interns to embrace the use of technology in clinical practice,” said Chris Lievens, OD, Chief of Staff. Interns still develop their skills and training in the areas of optical services, but time spent in technician-like roles has been eliminated from the fourth-year experience. The ultimate goal in the pursuit of preparing the best healthcare providers is for interns to develop their diagnostic and management skills during every patient encounter in The Eye Center. Through these changes in The Eye Center’s clinical curriculum, interns are provided an on-campus clinical education that is uniquely different from their third year and supplements their externship experience.

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FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Finance and Administration includes oversight of the college’s fiscal operating expenses as well as Accounting, SCO’s Bookstore, Information Services, Physical Plant, Security and Preventive Health.

Progress Items to Note In spite of the worst recession since the Great Depression, the college is positioned financially well. SCO met and exceeded its operational budget in 2009-2010 achieving net income from operations of $1,236,334, a $1.1 million positive variance to budget. Investments increased 8.3% during the year. Investments (Quasi-endowment and restricted funds) total $47 million. Information Services collaborated with the Communications team to implement digital signage to communicate with individuals on campus. The Physical Plant installed new glass doors and walls for The Eye Center’s patient reception area for added security. Campus renovations and improvements included areas on the 8th and 9th floor as well as completion of an elevator modernization project. Considerable time has been devoted to the development of a five-year Physical Plant Master Plan.

Statement of Activities for the Year Ended June 30, 2010

Total Net Assets/Fund Balance at the

New digital signage represents new technology designed to help increase on-campus communication. The Eye Center added new glass walls and signage to the patient reception area.

End of the Year....................................................................$78,251,644

Change in Net Assets...................................................................... +7%

HUMAN RESOURCES The Human Resources department supports those who educate and serve the students at SCO, as well as the students themselves, through faculty and staff recruitment and retention, conflict resolution, and oversight of benefits.

Progress Items to Note The college’s faculty/staff evaluation process was refined through training for staff. An employee survey was overall satisfactory with greater than 85% participation. The college identified key areas for potential employee improvement, such as employee empowerment, and is developing plans to address those areas. The college conducted a market survey/salary review. All recommendations for job grade changes were reviewed and implemented.




It Takes People: SCO Employees Embrace Our Mission SCO’s faculty and staff play an important role in the college’s success. This year saw 92% of faculty and staff generously making gifts of more than $64,000 to scholarship and college funds. Beyond financial support, however, SCO also benefits from a dedicated group of faculty and staff, many of whom have made lifetime careers of their time at SCO. This year marked the 30th anniversary of employment for Jerry Clay. SCO holds a special place in Clay’s heart because he needed a job back in late 1979, a time marked by double digit inflation and unemployment. “I was very grateful to SCO for giving me a chance,” he remembered. Now SCO’s Facility Supervisor, he started as a custodial assistant and worked his way up the ladder. His department is responsible for keeping the campus clean and safe from chemicals, blood or other bio-hazardous materials in The Eye Center. His cheerful disposition and dedication has earned him many friendships over the years, espeJerry Clay has spent 30 years in service to SCO and optometric education.

cially with students. Clay recalls with fondness how Shay Williams, OD ’01, thanked him after he became

a student for encouraging him in the elevator on the Friday he visited SCO for his interview. He credited Clay for giving him confidence on his interview. “This year marked 30 classes I’ve seen come and go,” Clay said. “I enjoy when alumni come back to Homecoming, and I enjoy seeing how far they’ve come.” As one of SCO’s longer-serving staff members, Clay says he misses old colleagues who have retired, but he enjoys making new friends among the younger staff. “We all have the same goal and that is to meet the SCO mission of leading the profession by educating the best possible healthcare providers, promoting lifelong learning, and fostering a personal commitment to service.” Having spent more years at SCO than most of SCO’s students have been alive, Clay plans to spend his remaining work years at SCO before retirement. “I’ve been blessed at SCO,” he added.

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INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT Institutional Advancement includes responsibility for alumni relations and programs, development, placement services, event coordination, and communications.

Progress Items to Note The department supported 791 organized meetings and events both on- and off-campus this past year. The Alumni Council formed four working groups to support student development and fundraising goals. The faculty/staff “internal” campaign resulted in a record 92% participation and more than $64,000 in contributions, up from 59% participation and $46,000 just three years ago. A Class Challenge resulted in an 82% increase in alumni contributions via Phone-a-thons. The Class of 1967 led with $12,400, while the Class of 1983 had the highest overall total percentage of participation. The Classes of 1974 and 1978 were a close second in both categories. Outreach opportunities continued with an SCO presence at a number of state, regional and national meetings.

SCO alumni receptions at state meetings allow students such as Amanda Rogers, ’12, to network with Ernest Schlabach, OD ’69, in Virginia. Meetings such as SECO enable alumni to interact, including Carrie Lebowitz, OD ’06, and Leah Gray, OD ’09.

Attendance at SCO’s 2010 AOA reception was at capacity. The Hayes Center for Practice Excellence website was redesigned. The Class of 2010 contributed more towards establishing their own scholarship than the previous three graduating classes combined. SCO adopted social media, including Alumni and SCO News blogs, as well as establishing a presence on Facebook. SCO now leads all the colleges of optometry in the numbers of Facebook “friends” for the college’s page. Monthly e-newsletters are sent to alumni who subscribe at; alumni also receive digital invitations to alumni receptions and other special events.

Gifts Received FY 09-10*

Total Dollars Received........ $479,222

Number of Gifts.................................782 Total Donors........................................679 New Donors..........................................166 *Totals do not include pledge amount for future payment.




Giving Sta*s*cs  FY  09-­‐10    

Giving Statistics FY09-10 6.4%


Alumni Friends

41% 12% 13%

Faculty/Staff Grants Industry

Reuniting and Reconnecting: Class Reunion Creates Class Challenge SCO Board of Trustees member Sharon Berger Moscow, OD ’80, was among a group of more than 20 reunion class members and spouses who attended the Class of 1980’s 30-year reunion during Homecoming 2010. “What a great weekend and memory,” Dr. Moscow said. “Where did the 30 years go?” One reunion highlight was seeing classmate Arthur Franz, OD ’80, get up on stage at SCO’s “After Party” to join the band. “I never knew Arthur could play the keyboard like that,” Dr. Moscow said. During their reunion, the Class of 1980 seemed to agree that optometry had been good to them all. Several shared stories about their children. “Many of our children have learned a sense of commitment to helping people, maybe from their optometric families,” Dr. Moscow said. “Some of our kids are grown now and in optometry schools, medical schools, nursing schools and other service professions.” Thinking of young people’s futures, Dr. Moscow especially enjoyed attending SCO’s Convocation Sharon Berger Moscow, OD ’80, and her husband, Billy Moscow, OD ’78.

ceremony during Homecoming weekend. “These

young, beautiful, smart students will be future optometrists,” she said. “It still feels like yesterday for me. But 34 years ago, the Class of 1980 was in their place. I reflected on life as a student, with long hours of studying, little money, loans to repay when I got out of school.” During the awards ceremony at Convocation, Dr. Moscow noted that a number of classes before and after hers had established an endowed scholarship fund. Inspired to create a Class of 1980 scholarship, Dr. Moscow started the fund with a personal pledge of her own. She’s asked her fellow classmates to contribute as well to get to the minimum of $20,000 needed for an endowed scholarship to grant a worthy student $1,000 per year. “As a member of the Board of Trustees, I invite others to make the same commitment with your classmates if your class has not established or endowed a scholarship,” Dr. Moscow added. “Let us do our part to help these bright young men and women pursue their dream and career of optometry. They are our future.”

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HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Cumulative Gifts This listing recognizes gifts from January 1, 1986 through June 30, 2010.

$5 0 0 , 0 0 0 a n d above Jerome A. Hayes, III, OD ’73 The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. $2 5 0 , 0 0 0 - $ 4 9 9,9 9 9 Marion Rosemore and the late Fredric M. Rosemore, OD ’48 Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Vision Service Plan $10 0 , 0 0 0 - $24 9,9 9 9 Allergan, Inc. Martha Rosemore Greenberg, OD ’74 Sidney I. Greenberg, OD ’65 Lions Club of Memphis Foundation SECO International, Inc. Seymour R. Marco Family Foundation Sidney J. Stern, OD ’71 Vistakon Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Joseph F. Wiggins, OD ’51 $5 0 , 0 0 0 - $9 9,9 9 9 American Optometric Foundation Eugene M. Bane, Jr., OD ’65 Camile L. Chiasson, OD ’81 CIBA Vision Corporation Ramona P. Clifton, OD ’46 Essilor of America, Inc./Varilux Richard L. Hopping, OD ’52 Arthur Thomas Hyde, OD ’76 Laser Diagnostic Technologies, Inc. Omni Eye Service, Inc. Precision Optical Laboratory, Inc. Transitions Optical, Inc. United Way of the Mid South Wesley-Jessen Corp. $2 5 , 0 0 0 - $ 4 9,9 9 9 Allan Leslie Barker, OD ’75 and Susan S. Barker Bausch & Lomb Ronald D. Blum, OD ’72 Charlene Burnett, OD ’83 and Frederick R. Burnett, Jr., OD ’80 T. Joel Byars, OD ’63 Freddy W. Chang, OD William E. Cochran, OD ’68 and Mrs. Carolyn Cochran Melanie A. Crandall, OD ’77 Eckerd Foundation Grant Program John A. Gazaway, OD ’67 Charles G. Glaser, OD ’74 Heidelberg Engineering William G. Hendrix, OD ’55 Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Helen J. King, OD ’83 and Christopher B. King, OD ’83 John T. Leddy, OD ’56 Robert M. Malatin, OD ’72 Marchon Eyewear, Inc. Sharon Berger Moscow, OD ’80 and Billy S. Moscow, OD ’78




New Orleans Contact Lens Society Richard L. Powell, OD ’68 Wayne W. Pyeatt W. Jack Runninger, OD ’47 James D. Sandefur, OD ’65 Robert W. Smalling, OD ’74 Southwest Contact Lens Society Wal-Mart Optical Division Barry A. Winston, OD ’74 Harold J. Winston, OD ’41 Jerry M. Winston, OD ’67 $10 , 0 0 0 - $24 ,9 9 9 Abbott Medical Optics, Inc. Donna Abney Edwin F. Adams, III, OD ’76 AEN, Inc. Charles H. Aldridge, Jr., OD ’80 Alston & Bird American Heart Association American Optometric Association America’s Best/National Vision Inc. Kristin K. Anderson, OD and Christopher Lievens, OD Sara and Scott Andreas Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry Atlanta Optometric Foundation, Inc. J. Dean Baggett, OD ’83 Rick D. Bartlett, OD ’81 James A. Boucher, OD ’61 Amanda Brewer-Smith, OD ’97 J. Wayne Buck, OD ’78 Robert L. Burns, OD ’76 Charles A. Callaway, OD ’83 Phillip L. Carney, Jr., OD ’92 Charles Retina Institute Judith A. Clay, OD ’70 and Edward K. Walker, OD ’49 Cherry B. Cockrell, OD ’81 and David A. Cockrell, OD ’81 Gilan L. Cockrell, OD ’80 Dennis L. Cowart, OD ’80 Stanley M. Dickerson, OD ’76 William M. Dickerson, Jr., OD ’79 Howard Dyer, III Sidney M. Edelstein, OD ’55 Gerald A. Eisenstatt, OD ’84 Joe E. Ellis, OD ’86 Tressa F. Eubank, OD Howard F. Flippin, OD ’59 Larry E. Forth, OD ’77 C. Jeff Foster, OD ’81 Thomas J. Gallaher, OD ’51 Germantown Lions Club Lowell H. Gilbert, OD ’65 Glenn I. Goldring, OD ’78 Grand Encampment Knights Templar Billy C. Greene, OD ’49 Richard D. Gurley, OD ’80 H. W. Durham Foundation Charles L. Haine, OD and Connie Haine I. J. Halpern, OD ’74

Whitney H. Hauser, OD ’01 and Joseph H. Hauser Jarrett A. Johnson, OD ’90 Linda D. Johnson, OD Lois Johnson Charles Lowell Jones, OD ’75 Kentucky Optometric Association David D. Kirby, OD ’80 Gerald A. Krumbholz, OD ’65 Lakeland Lions Foundation Howard B. Levinson, OD ’76 Wilburn Lord, Jr., OD ’77 Memphis Family Vision Practice Mississippi Optometric Association Darwin L. Mormon, OD Paul D. Mormon, OD ’01 Dale L. Morris, OD ’73 Fred H. Mothershed, OD ’75 Michael Neff, OD ’68 William C. Oliver, OD Richard C. Orgain, OD ’77 Alva S. Pack, III, OD ’69 Major Robert E. Parfitt Ralph E. Parkansky, OD Pearle Vision Richard W. Phillips, OD ’78 Pilkington Barnes Hind, Inc. Plough Foundation PMC Commercial Trust Joseph W. Remke, III, OD ’76 Robert D. Remke, OD ’87 Jack L. Schaeffer, OD ’77 Allan G. Schoen, OD ’72 C. Wayne Shearer, OD ’50 William Y. Shields, OD Silhouette Optical Ltd. F. Mason Smith, OD ’76 Frank G. Smith, III Rosalind O. Smith, OD ’76 and Theron C. Smith, III, OD ’74 Sylvia E. Sparrow, OD ’98 Jerome Sude, OD ’72 Mrs. W. David Sullins, Jr. J. Craig Swaim, OD ’77 Stuart R. Tasman, OD ’80 Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians Tammy Pifer Than, OD ’95 and Aung Than, PhD The Egg Factory, LLC The Jelks Family Foundation, Inc. TLC Management Services, Inc. TLC Vision Corporation Toomey & Baggett Eyecare Clinic, PLLC Jean Ann Toomey, OD ’85 Robert G. Traylor, OD ’63 Gregory S. Usdan, OD ’94 Lisa Rossmeyer Wade, OD ’84 Walman Optical/X-Cel, Inc. West Tennessee Optometric Society James D. Willis Tom A. Wright $5 , 0 0 0 - $9,9 9 9 Stephen P. Akre, OD ’75 Andrew Woodfin Miller Foundation Martha and Nat Baxter Emily M. Bosley, OD ’95 and William G. Bosley, III, OD ’95 James H. Burke, OD ’77

J. Bart Campbell, OD ’87 Orman Campbell, OD ’49 Cynthia M. Cato Century Optical, Inc. Emily S. Chambers Cumberland Optical Company Howard S. Demps Designs for Vision, Inc. Dickson Eye & Health Clinic Robin J. Drescher, OD Tommy J. Ducklo, OD ’78 East Memphis Lions Club L. Allen Fors, OD ’69 Heart of America Contact Lens Society James B. Jalenak, Esq. Dr. Paul Johnson and Mary Backlund Eugenia Y. Kao, OD ’01 Keeler Instruments, Inc. Ralph P. Langenfeld, OD ’54 Logo of the Americas William J. Luck, OD ’76 Carole Lusk Hoskins Luxottica Group Horace L. May, OD ’48 Mentor O & O, Inc. David H. Mills, OD ’78 Omni Eye Services Mr. and Mrs. Russell P. Parks Odell Associates Jo Ann Payne, OD ’90 and Gregory W. Payne, OD ’89 Pease & Curren, Inc. Pfizer Inc. Sue T. Prchal, OD ’79 and Gerald J. Prchal, OD ’79 J. Martin Regan, Jr. Clifton G. Sites, II, OD ’77 Billie Parks Skinner, OD ’76 Mary K. Smart Sola Optical USA, Inc. Kurt T. Steele, OD ’95 Sunsoft Corporation Dean Swick Tennessee Affiliate of AFVA Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association The Bay Point Anterior Segment Symposium, Inc. Howard W. Tucker, Jr., OD ’63 United Methodist Church United Parcel Service Utah Vision Foundation, Inc. Visionworks, Inc. Lori A. Weiss, OD ’85 and Donald L. Weiss, Jr., OD ’86 Welch Allyn, Inc. $1, 0 0 0 - $ 4 ,9 9 9 2M Eye Stewart L. Abbey, OD ’63 Phillip E. Agee, OD ’72 AGIA Inc. Paul Ajamian, OD Gary M. Akel, OD ’79 David E. Alexander, OD ’80 Michael W. Alexander, OD ’80 Ronald D. Allen, OD ’63 Timothy P. Allen, OD ’70 Allied Irish Bank Mark A. Altfillisch, OD ’92

American Foundation for Vision Awareness Daniel S. Anderson Lisa C. Anderson William J. Anderson, OD ’52 Edwin N. Anguas, OD ’69 Annabel K. Stephens Raul E. Arencibia, OD ’88 David A. Arthur, OD ’66 Ashland City Lions Club Atlanta Frame Express Atlanta Metro Lions Club Jo-Ann B. Augustine Auxiliary of Tennessee Optometric Association Auxiliary of the Association of Seventh T. Ross Averitt, OD ’62 R. Dianne Balazsy William H. Ballinger, OD ’05 Ivan B. Bank, OD ’83 Ron M. Bannister, OD ’77 Earnestine Barge Currie Dean Barker, OD ’58 Bartlett Lions Foundation Marshall H. Bates, OD ’49 Deanna J. Baxter Bayou Ophthalmic Instruments, Inc. King S. Beardsley, OD ’67 Michael B. Beckerman, OD ’71 Jason M. Beddingfield, OD ’06 Kathryn M. Beggs, OD ’85 William S. Benkelman, OD ’67 David L. Bettis, OD ’53 Biocompatibles Eye Wear, Inc. Frederick L. Birmingham, OD ’84 T. G. Blackman, OD ’84 Robin S. Blair, OD ’74 Larry W. Bloomingburg, OD ’75 Bloomington Lions Club Blytheville Lions Club Frederick E. Bodenhamer, OD ’75 Thomas H. Boeke, OD ’60 Robert E. Botts, OD ’78 Jennifer Bourn, OD ’02 Randall D. Bowling, OD ’71 Karen A. Bowyer, PhD Dwight D. Boyd, OD ’90 Delrita Branch Kenneth B. Brehne, OD and Mrs. Gayle Brehne Brinkley Lions Club Kenneth W. Brooks, OD ’76 Mrs. L. W. Brown Larry H. Bryan Robert J. Bryant, OD ’55 Alan K. Bugg, OD ’82 Roger L. Birch, OD ’72 Tasso S. Butler, Jr., OD ’77 J. Gordon Butterfield, OD ’54 James M. Byrn, OD ’49 Winona M. Caldwell Wayne M. Cannon, OD ’62 Eugene R. Cantwell, OD ’49 Carl Zeiss Vision Inc. Carle Foundation Hospital Auxiliary Carl J. Carnaggio, OD ’72 Nicholas C. Caro, MD Carotek, Inc. Carpenter/Sullivan, LLC John E. Casto, OD ’60

Center for Keratoconus Joe A. Chambers, OD ’70 Chester County Lions Club Darby Chiasson, OD ’99 Doug Clark, OD Jerry L. Clay Fred S. Cloninger, OD ’65 Coal Hill VFW Scholarship Fund Mark G. Coble, OD ’77 Glenn M. Cochran, OD ’80 W. D. Cochran, OD ’70 Jeffrey H. Cohen, OD ’72 Janet Provencal Collier, OD ’96 Community First National Bank Steven L. Compton, OD ’78 Conforma Contact Lenses Charles G. Connor, Jr., OD Douglas L. Conrath, OD ’66 Andrew G. Cook, Jr., OD ’81 Mark J. Cook, OD ’78 Michael G. Cook, OD ’78 Cynthia Elam Corbin, OD ’01 Corcoran Lions Club James V. Cornetta, OD ’81 Covington Lions Club Al H. Covington, OD ’78

Norman J. Dery, OD ’69 and Bonny Lou Eads, OD ’69 James W. Devine, OD ’83 David Dick, OD ’69 Velma J. Dickson Kennan A. Doan, OD ’80 John D. Dodd, OD ’81 Paul K. Douglas, OD ’63 Susan M. Doyle Drs. Foster and Steele Family Optometry Debarah A. Wallace, OD ’86 and Peter C. Dubin, OD ’86 Michael J. Duffy, OD ’78 Janette D. Dumas, OD Jason D. Duncan, OD ’96 Craig W. Dunlap, OD ’94 Dunlaw Optical Laboratories, Inc. Erin Dunphy, OD ’97 Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Dupuy Richard D. Durocher, OD ’96 Dyersburg Lions Club Dr. Steven Edelstein Max Edrington, OD ’72 M. Scott Edwards, OD ’77 Jimmy H. Elam, OD ’72

Cecily Freeman Cathy Loper Frier, OD ’77 and Michael C. Frier, OD ’75 Future Optics, Inc. G.T. Laboratories, Inc. John Gammon Foundation John M. Garber, OD ’76 Cindy Garner Elizabeth M. Garrett Wesley E. Garton, OD ’80 Herman George Germantown Lions Club Michael D. Gerstner, OD ’97 Erin R. Nosel, OD ’01 and Hani S. Ghazi-Birry OD ’01 Frank S. Gibson, OD ’68 Gift of Sight Foundation Herman H. Ginger, OD ’72 W. Carter Glass, OD ’76 The Goldsmith Foundation, Inc. Roy L. Gooch, OD ’61 William D. Gordon, OD ’82 Phillip H. Gray, OD ’78 Stuart M. Greenberg, OD ’01 Martha W. Greene, OD ’45 Thomas H. Gulley, OD ’68

First-year scholarship recipients (sitting, L-R): Savannah Brunt, Lan Vu, Meha Patel, Meaghan Horton; (standing, L-R): Sarah Thompson, Daniel Foster, Anna Lammers, Brandon Hadel, Christina Phan, Bret Butterfield Donald V. Covington, OD ’82 William J. Crawford, OD ’82 Robert M. Cress, OD ’75 Gary G. Crook, OD ’72 G. Robert Crosby, OD ’63 Crossett Lions Club Oscar Crow, OD ’49 William M. Crow, OD ’49 Julian A. Crowder, OD ’78 David H. Curtis, OD ’78 David A. Damari, OD and Mrs. Rita Frumento Damari Elizabeth Mason Darby, OD ’01 David L. Davidson, OD ’64 Barry J. Davis, OD ’65 Donnie R. Davis, OD ’71 James O. Davis, OD ’86 Marion B. Davis, OD ’47 and Mrs. Mary Davis Norden W. Davis, OD ’61 Horace Deal, OD ’97 William R. Dellinger, OD ’64 Delta Gamma Foundation Charles Denaburg, OD ’62 Thomas D. Dennis, OD ’66

David C. Eldridge, OD ’78 J. Grady Elliott, Jr., OD ’92 James H. English, OD ’66 M. Scott Ensor, OD ’01 Robert M. Epstein, OD ’74 George S. Erlbeck, OD ’49 Cheryl E. Ervin, OD Patricia Estes-Walker, OD Exxon Company, USA/ Volunteer Involvement Fund Eye Care Clinic of West Tennessee Eye Care Associates of Kentucky Gregory L. Fanelli, OD ’76 Delton L. Fast, OD ’75 Bradley W. Fielding, OD ’84 Ann Z. Fields First Tennessee Bank Alan P. Fisher, OD ’75 Elizabeth Fisher David Fisher, Jr., OD ’90 Fisons Pharmaceuticals Sadie M. Fleming Nathan F. Ford, OD ’50 David L. Foutch, OD ’87 Melvin B. Fox, OD ’54

Neil R. Gurwitz, OD ’50 Garry Haas, OD ’67 Tonyatta T. Hairston, OD ’01 David Russell Hamlin, OD ’98 L. Shepard Hamrick, Jr., OD ’81 Wilburt D. Hanisco Jeffrey S. Hankin, OD ’78 Gene A. Harman, OD ’72 Betty J. Harville, OD Richard D. Hazlett, OD, PhD Charles B. Heiner, OD ’61 William L. Herbold, OD ’67 Hernando Lions Club Harold C. Herring, Jr., OD ’74 Kent B. Hill, OD ’70 Richard L. Hill, OD ’67 HMI Buying Group Hnedak Bobo Group Arnold F. Hodges, OD ’48 Gary M. Hoffard, OD ’72 Gerald Hoffman, OD ’52 Jim Hollifield William M. Holman, OD ’92 Daniel C. Horton, OD ’01 Stephen M. Houghton, OD ’74

Larry J. Housley, OD ’68 Elizabeth T. Howard, OD ’95 and Andrew W. Howard, OD ’96 Hoya Lens of America Hoya Optical Laboratories Morry W. Hsu, OD ’01 Humboldt Lions Club Margaret I. Hunnicutt, OD ’70 Indiana University Foundation Charles Ingram, OD ’67 Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. J.A. Majors Company J.B. Lippincott Co. Jackson Old Hickory Lions Club John Mark Jackson, OD ’99 E. D. Jamieson W. Michael Jamison, OD ’82 Donald E. Jenks, OD ’54 Gordon W. Jennings, OD ’81 Jewish Foundation of Greensboro Jobson Publishing Co. John-Kenyon American Eye Institute Jolynn and Kenneth Johnson Ray H. Johnson, OD ’68 Warren S. Johnson, OD ’84 Dr. Burnett Joiner Robert B. Jordan, OD ’88 Brian A. Kahn, OD ’87 Michael B. Kane, OD ’78 Mark R. Kapperman, OD ’87 Marie C. Kelly, OD ’85 Kentucky Optometric Foundation Aaron Kerr, OD ’98 Charles D. Keylon, OD ’71 Michael D. Kiihnl, OD ’81 Nelson C. Klaus, Jr., OD ’72 J. Keith Kleinert, OD ’86 James M. Kluckman, OD ’74 and Mrs. Tamie Kluckman Robert A. Koetting, OD ’47 Steven R. Koganovsky, OD ’75 Adam B. Krafczek, Jr., Esquire Kendall L. Krug, OD ’85 KS Foundation for Vision Awareness, Inc. Lafayette Lions Club Jane Watson Lamb, OD ’69 and Roy D. Lamb, OD ’68 Lawrence J. LaTour, OD ’80 Charles D. Lawler, OD ’64 Loy D. Lawler, OD ’49 Louis J. Layton, OD ’67 Thomas Lentz, OD ’76 George A. Lever, OD Jim D. Lewis, OD ’62 John K. Lindsay, OD ’81 Lions Club International Dist. 12-L Lookout Valley Lions Club Loudoun Douglas High Alumni Assoc. Inc. Ralph Lovell LWW Vision Care, Publishers of New OD Scott L. Lyon Robert E. MacKey, OD ’62 Leroy Magee Maine Optometric Association Willis C. Maples, OD ’68 Diane G. Markee Thomas J. Marquardt, OD ’74 Marsh Affinity Practice Neill R. Marshall, OD ’68 Martin Lions Club Erie Mathena Mark E. Mather, OD ’76 John A. May, OD ’63 James D. Mayes, OD ’79 John A. McCall, Sr., OD ’49 Lenward R. McCalla, OD ’85 George S. McCarter, OD ’76 Joe O. McClure, OD ’51 Robert W. McCullough, OD ’77 Douglas V. McKillip, OD ’70

Joe N. McKnight Janice McMahon, OD ’98 Charles E. McMasters, OD ’84 Michael S. McQuaig, OD ’77 Honorable Ned R. McWherter Memphis Blind Lions Club Memphis Lens Company, Inc. Memphis Mid-City Lions Club Merck & Co., Inc. Allyson P. Mertins, OD ’97 Metro Optics, LLC. Mid South Premier Ophthalmics Terry Milius Sally S. Miller, OD ’80 and Charles David Miller, OD ’78 Millington Lions Club Robert C. Mills, Jr., OD ’89 Minnie Flaura and Roseanna Turner Fund Terry D. Moehnke, OD ’77 John H. Mohr, OD ’61 Tiffany Kay Monahan, OD ’00 Nicole Y. Monroe, OD ’99 Sheri Monroe Montgomery Martin Contractors, LLC. Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. Sandra C. Morgan Harold E. Morrill, Jr., OD ’75 Christopher Morris, OD ’99 Ronald C. Mozingo, OD ’78 Kenneth Mulholland, Jr. Joseph W. Myers, OD ’64 Naperville Noon Lions Club Nashville South Lions Club National Academy of Practice in Optometry (NAPO) Nebraska Foundation for Vision Awareness James L. Nedrow, OD ’65 New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, Inc. James M. Newman, III, OD ’73 Nikon, Inc. John S. Niles NoIR Medical Technologies Jefrey C. Northcutt, OD ’88 Northeast Memphis Lions Club Leroy Norton, Jr., OD ’87 Ocular Instruments, Inc. Odyssey Medical, Inc. David Olive, OD ’99 Ooh La La de Paris Eyewear Optical Dynamics Corporation Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc. Optos, Inc. Carol-Lyn G. Ordynsky, OD ’85 and George Ordynsky, OD ’83 Larry Otten, OD ’77 Lyn Brown Oxley, OD ’84 PACO Research Corporation Paragon Optical Company Paris Lions Club Jerry B. Park, OD ’66 Randall T. Parrish, Jr., OD ’78 Dale E. Patrick, OD ’77 W. Stan Peacock, OD ’84 Brenda and Greg Pearson John S. Peery, OD ’84 G. Worthy Pegram, Jr., OD ’53 N. Gene Perkins, OD ’57 Walter F. Peterson, OD ’59 Clifford I. Phillips, OD ’78 William A. Pike, OD ’72 Pilkington Barnes Hind USA Austin and Melissa Pittman C. Ellis Potter, OD ’67 Geoffrey Ryan H. Powell, OD ’02 James L. Price, Jr., OD ’74 Wayne F. Provines, OD Charles R. Pruden, Jr., OD ’59 R.L. Speck & Associates, Inc. Kenneth W. Rader, OD ’55

Gary E. Radish, OD ’69 Dr. and Mrs. Mohammad Rafieetary Kim C. Raharja, OD ’06 Samuel C. Rainey, OD ’51 Brenda H. Rakestraw Raleigh Lions Club, District 12-L Raleigh Lions Club J. Gregory Reasons, OD ’87 David J. Reed, OD ’68 Steven T. Reed, OD ’95 Richard A. Reeves, OD ’75 and Debra Lee Reeves Shilpa J. Register, OD Lewis Reich, OD Leon A. Renaud, OD ’73 William T. Reynolds, OD ’85 Tonya M. Reynoldson, OD ’01 Mrs. Virgil (Peggy) Rhodes J. Scott Richardson, OD ’75 Dr. Joel W. Richardson, Jr. Gary A. Roach, OD ’72 Edward L. Robbins, OD ’51 Sandra Robbins Thomas A. Roberson, OD ’77 Bob G. Roberts, OD ’74 Robertson Optical Laboratories, Inc. Michael N. Robertson S.W. Robertson, OD ’67 Nathaniel D. Robinson, OD ’91 William E. Robinson, Jr., OD ’74 Rochester Optometric Society Richard Rogers, OD ’78 Stuart D. Rogers, OD ’82 W. W. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Lance Rosemore Howard K. Ross, OD ’78 Timothy A. Ross, OD ’85 Michael S. Rothschild, OD ’97 Lawrence A. Routt, OD ’77 Mark J. Roy, III, OD ’02 Gregory C. Russell, OD ’97 Jennifer Sanderson, OD and Andrew Rixon, OD Kay U. Saslawsky Richard Savoy, OD Henry V. Sawyer, Jr., OD ’78 Jeffrey P. Scarpace David K. Schandler Gary L. Schreiner, OD ’72 Keith Allan Schrunk, OD ’03 James R. Schuchert, OD ’72 SCO - Student Government Association Jeremy C. Scoggins, OD ’01 Donald C. Scott, OD ’85 Sallye S. Scott, OD ’78 Stephen Selby, OD ’42 James E. Sellers, OD ’75 Tim Markam Sellers, OD ’98 Diane R. Serex-Dougan, OD ’81 Fred R. Shanks, OD ’74 Denise Q. Shepard, OD ’79 Dean N. Shissias, OD ’82 Steven R. Shum, OD ’71 Gary C. Simpson, OD ’64 J. Scott Simpson, OD ’75 Charles M. Smith, OD ’79 Dennis L. Smith, OD ’81 Denson L. Smith, OD ’50 Michael K. Smith, OD ’02 and Kimberly Zimmer Smith, OD ’03 Larry D. Snider, OD ’76 Larry L. Snyder, OD ’66 Southeast Optometric Vision Forum Southern Optical Company Bernard I. Sparks, III, OD ’77 Spartanburg Lions Club Joel H. Springan, OD ’84 Alta I. Spurrier, OD ’68 Thomas J. Stander, OD ’82 Stanfield Baptist Church State of Oklahoma Scott A. Steel, OD

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Glen T. Steele, OD ’69 and Brenda Steele Audra D. Steiner, OD ’00 Scott B. Steinman, OD Sandra Stephens Stereo Optical Company, Inc. William E. Sterling, Jr., OD ’75 Cathy D. Stern, OD Christopher J. Strelioff, OD ’96 Frederick Norman Stringer, OD ’49 Student Loan Express George C. Stumpf, Jr., OD ’82 Harry M. Sulzberger, OD ’63 William C. Sutherland, OD ’66 April K. Swim, OD ’00 Terrence M. Swinger, OD ’64 Thomas H. Swords, OD ’73 Sharon E. Tabachnick, PhD James F. Tanner, OD ’64 Lloyd A. Tantum, OD ’78 Marc Taub, OD Wyatt R. Taylor, OD ’64 Randall Teague, OD ’78 Van M. Teague, OD ’81 Terry L. Bonds & Associates Banzai Consulting Tex-O-Con, Inc. D. W. Thaxton, III, OD ’66 Charles E. Thomas, OD ’84 Gerald M. Thomas, OD Sharon Holden Thomas, OD ’83 and Stuart J. Thomas, OD ’84 Mary Thornley Charlie P. Tillman, Jr., OD ’83 James E. Tillman, OD ’69 Charles P. Tillman, OD ’49 and Nettie Tillman Wylie W. Tirey, OD ’67 Shannon Torbett and Matt Torbett Thomas E. Townsend, OD ’75 John D. Tumblin, OD ’54 Tunica Lions Club John J. Turley, OD ’54 U.S. Vision Union Planters Bank University of Houston Donald G. Upton, OD ’81 USF&G Corporation Marlon R. Utech, OD ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Van Vance Richard W. Varley, OD ’77 James E. Venable, OD ’89 Cary J. Vincent, OD ’78 Mark H. Vinson, OD ’82 Virginia Optometric Association Vision Care Inc. Vision Training Products, Inc. Christina Rae Vogel, OD ’03 Volk Optical, Inc. Mark C. Ward, OD ’86 Garey E. Ware, OD ’66 Terry M. Warren, OD ’79 Morris H. Weaver, OD ’75 Kenneth A. Weinberg, OD ’77 West Memphis Lions Club David West Jerry D. West, OD ’72 White Station Lions Club Whitehaven Lions Club James J. Whitelock, OD ’82 Patrick Whitworth, OD ’97 and Lee Anne Whitworth, OD ’97 William K. Wieland, OD ’66 Williams Consulting Group Neika Williams Leslie and Robert Williams Roger C. Wineinger, OD ’76 H. Ralph Winton, OD ’60 Wisconsin Optometric Association Brunswick R. Wong, OD ’76 Frederick J. Wright, OD ’69 James E. Wright, Jr., OD ’50 Wynne Lions Club




William T. Yoe, OD ’84 Anton L. Young, OD ’62 Eugene Zuckerman, OD ’47

Legacy Society Members of the Legacy Society have made provision for Southern College of Optometry as part of their estate planning in the form of a bequest, trust agreement, life insurance or other form of planned gift. Through their foresight and generosity, these donors help preserve the legacy of the college and ensure the future for SCO.

Charlene Burnett, OD ’83 Frederick R. Burnett, OD ’80 Douglas L. Conrath, OD ’66 George B. Coyle, OD ’50 I.D. Engram, OD ’63 Martha Rosemore Greenberg, OD ’74 Sidney I. Greenberg, OD ’65 Ralph P. Langenfeld, OD ’54 David H. Owen OD ’81 Richard L. Powell, OD ’68 Donald C. Reynolds, MOpt, MPH Mrs. Marion G. Rosemore Frank G. Smith, III, Esq. Mr. Ernie Valamides Lisa R. Wade, OD ’84 Al T. Witcher, OD ’45

Alumni Gifts by Class This listing is to recognize the alumni by class who made gifts between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.

C l a s s o f 19 47 2.4% Participation

John L. Hester, OD C l a s s o f 19 4 9 7.0% Participation

James M. Byrn, OD Orman Campbell, OD Eugene R. Cantwell, OD Oscar Crow, OD George S. Erlbeck, OD John A. McCall, Sr., OD

C l a s s o f 19 5 4 8.2% Participation

Lyndle C. Bierman, OD J. Gordon Butterfield, OD Rene J. Pigeon, OD Robert E. Thomas, OD C l a s s o f 19 55 2.0% Participation

Sidney M. Edelstein, OD C l a s s o f 19 5 8 4.6% Participation

Currie Dean Barker, OD C l a s s o f 19 59 5.9% Participation

Howard F. Flippin, OD Charles R. Pruden, Jr., OD C l a s s o f 19 6 0 3.9% Participation

Franklin D. Martin, OD Paul E. Thomas, OD C l a s s o f 19 61 8.5% Participation

James A. Boucher, OD Roy L. Gooch, OD John H. Mohr, OD Alan E. Pressman, OD C l a s s o f 19 6 2 14.63% Participation

Lynn H. Church, OD Joseph A. Lamendola, Jr., OD Jim D. Lewis, OD Robert E. MacKey, OD William D. Simmons, OD Anton L. Young, OD C l a s s o f 19 6 3 6.4% Participation

Ray D. Bess, OD T. Joel Byars, OD John A. May, OD Howard W. Tucker, Jr., OD C l a s s o f 19 6 4 10.9% Participation

William R. Dellinger, OD Charles D. Lawler, OD Gary C. Simpson, OD Terrence M. Swinger, OD William T. Tillar, III, OD C l a s s o f 19 6 5 13.0% Participation

C. Wayne Shearer, OD Hal Trimmier, OD

Arthur J. Afanador, OD, PhD C. Brantley Aycock, OD Eugene Miller Bane, Jr., OD Fred S. Cloninger, OD Norman L. Elliott, OD Gerald A. Krumbholz, OD James D. Sandefur, OD

C l a s s o f 19 51

C l a s s o f 19 6 6

C l a s s o f 19 5 0 2.0% Participation

2.8% Participation

Jack R. Hillard, OD Edward L. Robbins, OD C l a s s o f 19 52 2.4% Participation

Richard L. Hopping, OD C l a s s o f 19 53 5.7% Participation

Burton P. Bodan, OD Norman Krell, OD G. Worthy Pegram, Jr., OD

6.7% Participation

James S. Eubank, OD Stephen C. Franzblau, OD Paul D. Michalove, OD Douglas F. Parker, OD D. Winston Thaxton, III, OD C l a s s o f 19 67 9.4% Participation

Ronald B. Gantt, OD John A. Gazaway, OD Richard L. Hill, OD Edward R. Hoge, Jr., OD Louis J. Layton, OD

Ron M. McMinn, OD Joe B. Rupe, OD A.L. Spivey, III, OD Jerry M. Winston, OD

C l a s s o f 1975 10.3% Participation

C l a s s o f 197 9 7.8% Participation

Joseph J. Beaman, OD Larry E. Blackmon, OD Dr. and Mrs. William E. Cochran Frank S. Gibson, OD Robert M. Heston, OD Willis C. Maples, OD Richard L. Powell, OD Alta I. Spurrier, OD

Stephen P. Akre, OD Allan Leslie Barker, OD Larry W. Bloomingburg, OD Robert M. Cress, OD Alan P. Fisher, OD Don C. Lewis, OD Fred H. Mothershed, OD Richard D. O’Connor, Jr., OD Randall S. Ramsey, OD J. Scott Richardson, OD J. Scott Simpson, OD Mike Tannehill, OD Morris H. Weaver, OD

Gary S. Appel, OD Daniel J. Brothers, OD William M. Dickerson, Jr., OD Van M. Dunn, OD Keith M. Oliver, OD Charles E. Porch, OD Denise Q. Shepard, OD Charles M. Smith, OD Hosea J. Soileau, Jr., OD William L. Turner, OD Terry M. Warren, OD

C l a s s o f 19 6 9

C l a s s o f 1976

Michael W. Alexander, OD William Samuel Ashley, OD Errol M. Bloom, OD Frederick R. Burnett, Jr., OD Glenn M. Cochran, OD Dennis L. Cowart, OD Ira N.B. Davis, Jr., OD Kennan A. Doan, OD Wesley E. Garton, OD John J. Hutnick, OD Lawrence J. LaTour, OD Sally S. Miller, OD Lee R. Moore, Jr., OD Sharon Berger Moscow, OD Rod L. Rallo, OD Frank E. Roofe, III, OD Gary M. Soifer, OD

C l a s s o f 19 6 8 10.17% Participation

8.1% Participation

Norman J. Dery, OD David Dick, OD Bonny Lou Eads, OD Lawrence Allen Fors, OD David B. Hallahan, OD Gary E. Radish, OD Gary L. Smith, OD Glen T. Steele, OD Frederick J. Wright, OD C l a s s o f 1970 8.3% Participation

Timothy P. Allen, OD Joe A. Chambers, OD Paul W. Derrick, OD Douglas V. McKillip, OD C l a s s o f 1971 5.0% Participation

12.0% Participation

Stanley M. Dickerson, OD John M. Garber, OD Phillip A. Gelwick, OD Alan L. Ginsburg, OD W. Carter Glass, OD Arthur Thomas Hyde, OD Howard B. Levinson, OD Mark E. Mather, OD Joseph W. Remke, III, OD Larry D. Snider, OD William R. Spooner, OD Stephen C. Steilberg, OD Tim L. Strayer, OD S. Michael Veach, OD Roger C. Wineinger, OD C l a s s o f 197 7 4.6% Participation

Roger L. Burch, OD Jeffrey H. Cohen, OD Gary G. Crook, OD Max Edrington, OD Melvin C. Evers, OD Herman H. Ginger, OD Scott E. Hannah, OD William A. Pike, OD Gary A. Roach, OD Allan G. Schoen, OD Jerome Sude, OD Jerry D. West, OD James E. Yarbrough, OD William J. Yearta, OD

Ron M. Bannister, OD Mark G. Coble, OD Hubert Cockrum, OD Melanie A. Crandall, OD Robert M. Dacus, OD Kelly F. Duke, Jr., OD Donald R. Hopper, OD Cornel H. Leblanc, OD Robert W. McCullough, OD Michael S. McQuaig, OD Henry B. Miller, OD Richard C. Orgain, OD Larry Otten, OD James L. Parkerson, OD Bernard I. Sparks, III, OD J. Craig Swaim, OD Richard W. Varley, OD Douglas R. Wood, OD Neta B. Wood, OD

C l a s s o f 197 3

C l a s s o f 1978

Randall D. Bowling, OD Sidney J. Stern, OD C l a s s o f 197 2 13.0% Participation

6.9% Participation

Alan L. Blatterman, OD Keith P. Bowen, OD Gerald A. Mayer, OD James M. Newman, III, OD Phillip L. Patterson, Sr., OD Leon A. Renaud, OD Kenneth G. Schneider, OD C l a s s o f 1974 9.0% Participation

Donald Lee Baker, OD John D. Bishop, OD Robin S. Blair, OD Robert M. Epstein, OD Thomas J. Garrity, OD Martha Rosemore Greenberg, OD Max M. Horner, OD Stephen M. Houghton, OD Bob Gene Roberts, OD Robert W. Smalling, OD Barry A. Winston, OD

15.0% Participation

Robert E. Botts, OD J. Wayne Buck, OD Thomas V. Casella, OD Steve T. Cauble, OD Steven L. Compton, OD David H. Curtis, OD James F. Deavers, OD Tommy J. Ducklo, OD Glenn I. Goldring, OD James A. Gould, OD Jeffrey S. Hankin, OD Michael B. Kane, OD Charles David Miller, OD David H. Mills, OD Billy S. Moscow, OD Gary M. Moss, OD Randall T. Parrish, Jr., OD Richard W. Phillips, OD Richard Rogers, OD Frank A. Romano, OD Marlon R. Utech, OD

C l a s s o f 19 8 0 12.1% Participation

C l a s s o f 19 81 15.2% Participation

Anthony L. Aker, OD Merle C. Baker, OD Rick D. Bartlett, OD Camile L. Chiasson, OD Cherry B. Cockrell, OD David A. Cockrell, OD James V. Cornetta, OD Max M. Downey, OD Alvin Lewis Frey, Jr., OD L. Shepard Hamrick, Jr., OD Kendall B. Harris, OD Russell A. Hughes, OD Gordon W. Jennings, OD Roger I. Jones, OD David L. Jordan, OD Michael D. Kiihnl, OD Daniel O. Mosser, OD Douglas V. Reeves, OD Jonathan L. Shrewsbury, OD William D. Sizemore, OD Dennis L. Smith, OD Van M. Teague, OD C l a s s o f 19 8 2 10.9% Participation

Alan K. Bugg, OD James O. Cloepfil, OD William D. Gordon, OD Debra A. Hammerer, OD John R. Hammerer, OD W. Michael Jamison, OD Gary L. Mancil, OD Stuart D. Rogers, OD David M. Sclar, OD Dean N. Shissias, OD Anthony L. Stubits, OD Wesley J. Walker, OD David E. Witherspoon, OD DeAnne F. Witherspoon, OD C l a s s o f 19 8 3 16.2% Participation

J. Dean Baggett, OD Cynthia E. Baker, OD Joseph L. Bertagna, OD Charlene Burnett, OD

Charles A. Callaway, OD Mary Shackleford Carlton, OD James W. Devine, OD Shawn P. Doherty, OD Patrick K. Fahey, OD Paul T. Fulghum, OD Thomas K. Gober, OD Michael R. Hassell, OD Lynn Stone Kebert, OD Christopher B. King, OD Helen J. King, OD Gary B. Lukes, OD Mark A. Pulliam, OD Rhett H. Richardson, OD Valerie B. Seligson, OD Thomas Soviar, OD Charlie P. Tillman, Jr., OD Elizabeth Drysdale Todd, OD C l a s s o f 19 8 4 8.0% Participation

Robert P. Aitken, OD James F. Anderson, OD Edward E. Cho, OD Louis A. Cloutier, Jr., OD Gerald A. Eisenstatt, OD

Charles R. Hughes, Jr., OD J. Keith Kleinert, OD Lorry W. Lazenby, OD Keith L. Miller, OD Dale J. Moser, OD William K. Ramsay, Jr., OD James H. Sawyer, OD Mark C. Ward, OD C l a s s o f 19 87 9.2% Participation

J. Bart Campbell, OD Veurmer L. Clark, OD David L. Foutch, OD Brian A. Kahn, OD Mark R. Kapperman, OD Treg M. Long, OD Leroy Norton, Jr., OD Francis L. Pinard, OD J. Gregory Reasons, OD Robert D. Remke, OD C l a s s o f 19 8 8 5.6% Participation

Raul E. Arencibia, OD Scott E. Johnson, OD

Jimmy S. Gandy, OD Stacy L. Gandy, OD Gary S. Holtzman, OD James Shawn McBride, OD Jeffrey L. Summers, OD Mary Grace Summers, OD William L. Yoos, OD C l a s s o f 19 93 1.2% Participation

Scott L. Baer, OD C l a s s o f 19 9 4 4.1% Participation

Craig W. Dunlap, OD Laura L. Flockencier, OD Daniel E. Smith, OD Scott L. Spivey, OD C l a s s o f 19 9 5 10.7% Participation

Kara M. Bachus, OD Emily McNeely Bosley, OD William G. Bosley, III, OD Marilyn S. Burich, OD Tracy Decker Burroughs, OD

Troy L. Currier, OD Horace Deal, OD Erin D. Dunphy, OD Michael D. Gerstner, OD Steven E. Goldenberg, OD Allyson P. Mertins, OD Markus K. Minder, OD Michael S. Rothschild, OD Tony S. Smith, OD Mark A. Taylor, OD Malissa J. Thompson Mathis, OD Lee Anne Whitworth, OD Patrick Whitworth, OD C l a s s o f 19 9 8 7.9% Participation

Cory D. Hill, OD Melanie H. Hill, OD Aaron Kerr, OD Janice McMahon, OD Erin D. Newman, OD Tchula Morgison Ripton, OD Jonathan B. Ross, OD Kelly Gillihan Ross, OD April D. Smith, OD Brian D. Smith, OD Sylvia E. Sparrow, OD C l a s s o f 19 9 9 9.6% Participation

Jill C. Browning, OD Darby Chiasson, OD Douglas Michael Christman, OD John Mark Jackson, OD Christopher Keats, OD Amy J. Knickerbocker, OD Katherine H. Laney, OD, DO Christopher Morris, OD David Olive, OD Michael Lance Presley, OD Laurel L. Van Horn, OD Abner Velasco, OD Cl ass of 2000 10.4% Participation

First-year scholarship recipients (sitting, L-R): Gloria Wong, Melissa Agramonte, Laura Verwilst; (standing, L-R): Devin Duval, Andrew Loudon, John Deshais, Christopher Prough, Brian Knight, Micah Juedes, Brandon Sloan Bradley W. Fielding, OD W. Stan Peacock, OD John S. Peery, OD Thomas Scibiur, Jr., OD Charles E. Thomas, OD Jon E. Treadway, OD Daniel L. Weinberg, OD C l a s s o f 19 8 5 8.1% Participation

Danny B. Baltz, OD Kathryn M. Beggs, OD Russell H. Chambless, OD R. Daniel De Jarnatt, Jr., OD Marie C. Kelly, OD Kendall L. Krug, OD Lenward R. McCalla, OD William T. Reynolds, OD Jean Ann Toomey, OD C l a s s o f 19 8 6 11.7% Participation

Joe E. Ellis, OD Alan Fertel, OD Paul L. Harman, OD

Robert B. Jordan, OD Jefrey C. Northcutt, OD C l a s s o f 19 8 9 3.0% Participation

Cynthia O. Jones, OD Nancy N. McShan, OD Michael R. Sigmon, OD James E. Venable, OD C l a s s o f 19 9 0 4.6% Participation

David Fisher, Jr., OD Arthur Andy Haley, OD Jarrett Ann Johnson, OD Walter S. Rose, OD C l a s s o f 19 91 1.3% Participation

Nathaniel D. Robinson, OD C l a s s o f 19 92 9.7% Participation

Eric K. Botts, OD J. Grady Elliott, Jr., OD

Pamela L. Finley, OD Elizabeth T. Howard, OD Philip L. Nicholson, OD Steven T. Reed, OD Tammy Pifer Than, OD Annette G. Webb, OD C l a s s o f 19 9 6 9.7% Participation

Janet Provencal Collier, OD Jason D. Duncan, OD Richard D. Durocher, OD David H. Faulks, OD Scott B. Holcomb, OD Andrew W. Howard, OD Patricia Hatley Koester, OD Brenta G. Medley, OD Jared T. Powelson, OD Kevin D. Stallard, OD Christopher J. Strelioff, OD C l a s s o f 19 97 12.1% Participation

Cathy Q. Anderson, OD Walter Alex Appanaitis, OD

Joseph Kent Douglas, OD Karen Joyner Douglas, OD Benjamin Jordan Franklin, OD Courtney G. Hoffman, OD Matthew E. Hoffman, OD Lara E. May, OD Troy McKay, OD Lorie Michelle McReynolds, OD Allison Haddad Miller, OD Tiffany Monahan, OD Daniel Alan Nielsen, OD Janna Zbozien Smith, OD Audra D. Steiner, OD C l a s s o f 2 0 01 10.3% Participation

Brian E. Colletto, OD Cynthia Elam Corbin, OD Michael Scott Ensor, OD Tonyatta T. Hairston, OD Matthew H. Harpin, OD Whitney H. Hauser, OD Max P. Hergott, OD Daniel C. Horton, OD1 Eugenia Y. Kao, OD Paul D. Mormon, OD Brady M. Palmer, OD Aaron G. Thompson, OD Mathew E. Turner, OD C l a s s o f 2 0 02 8.3% Participation

Zahra Bagheri, OD Randy Birt, OD Kathy J. Marcoe, OD Giovanna Marie Moses, OD Nicole Ann Patterson, OD

Geoffrey Ryan H. Powell, OD Lisa M. Rhodes, OD Mark J. Roy, III, OD Kevin Tran, OD Bree S. Vickers, OD

Donald W. Connell, OD Alicia P. Crooks, OD Marc S. Helmy, OD Marzuka Khan-Jalal, OD Lynn A. Lowell, OD Jill L. Magargee, OD James B. McDaniel, OD Kimberly L. Oncavage, OD Cara J. Patterson, OD Claire S. Schmidt, OD William B. Teague, OD Lauren P. Williams, OD

Cl a ss o f 2003 12.6% Participation

Sarah Sutherland Baldwin, OD Rebecca J. Brown, OD Robert Neil Christen, OD Jeremy Michael Durham, OD Phillip Patrick Fowler, OD Janell Andermann Martin, OD Louis L. Martin, OD Wesley Oneal Persell, OD Jaimie Michelle Pfeifer, OD Jennifer J. Pitts, OD Keith Allan Schrunk, OD Andrea Elizabeth Shelton, OD Christina Rae Vogel, OD Ryan C. Wineinger, OD Cynthia Lynn Zara, OD

Cl ass of 2009 1.7% Participation

Aaron Lyles, OD Nathasha G. Lyles, OD C l a s s o f 2 010 47.2% Participation

Cl ass of 2004 9.3% Participation

George N. Butterworth, OD Matthew T. Drew, OD Chevron L. Ergle, OD Jason A. Gould, OD Michael M. Monson, OD Karena Lynn Shippee, OD Samuel Patrick Shippee, OD Emily J. Sprague, OD Floyd J. Stewart, OD Tarra L. Vander Leest, OD Cl ass of 2005 1.8% Participation

William H. Ballinger, OD Courtney K. Humphrey, OD Cl ass of 2006 8.8% Participation

Sara K. Armand, OD Raymond M. Carozza, OD Michael S. Croft, OD Angela L. Dabbs, OD Jennifer L. Jones, OD Carrie D. Lebowitz, OD Gregory D. Loose, OD Kim C. Raharja, OD Gregory E. Reeves, OD Kristie S. Semrow, OD Travis K. Sharpe, OD Hayley L. Woodall, OD C l a s s o f 2 0 07 11.5% Participation

Seema Bhula, OD Andrew Bartholow Costello, OD Colby Blair Curtis, OD Lindsay C Elkins, OD Samuel Ryan Halpern, OD Nicole Marie Irick, OD Amy Lynn Kadavy, OD Austin Cody Krohn, OD Haylie Lynne Mulliniks, OD John Michael Neal, OD Harold Chandler Phillips, OD Laura B. Pittman, OD Leslie R Reeves, OD Kendra C Ridgeway, OD Brooke Causey Vegas, OD Katy L. Woodall, OD Cl ass of 2008 13.5% Participation

Ginny L. Ahrens, OD Andrea D. Beedles, OD Ashley R. Brooks, OD Kristen C. Bryant, OD

Thomas Augustin, OD Kristy Bain, OD Jordan Ballantyne, OD Amanda Blakley, OD Michelle Brennan, OD Becky Call, OD Chad Carter, OD Kendria Cartledge, OD Thomas Chwe, OD Meredith Cole, OD Rosalyn Coleman, OD Brent Collins, OD Kelly Collins, OD David Daughtry, OD Evan Davis, OD Michael Desautels, OD Meghan Elkins, OD Jessica Ellis, OD Kathryn Falk, OD Ragna Godtland, OD Jonathan Goodwin, OD Emily Gray, OD Pinakin Gunvant, OD Marina Gurvich, OD Kendra Hatfield, OD Benjamin Herring, OD Jennifer Holman, OD Dustin Honeyman, OD Danielle Horn, OD Jeannie Hu, OD Felicia Jackson, OD Meredith Jarvis, OD John Ketcher, OD Elizabeth Kilgore, OD Brandy Leger, OD James Leigh, OD Matt Marshall, OD Hilari McFarland, OD John Michels, OD Seth Morgan, OD Kelly Munhall, OD Erica Musgrove, OD Amanda Nadolski, OD Brandon Nelms, OD Thuy Ngo, OD Robert Patin, OD Misty Purfeerst, OD Jennifer Ratliff, OD Nicholas Reid, OD Kinsey Rives, OD Melia Robertson, OD Erik Romsdahl, OD Jamie Shouse, OD Mandi Smith, OD Troy Swanson, OD Peter Thayer, OD Danielle Vance, OD Chase Vervack, OD Landon Wallace, OD Brandon Weyand, OD Gene Wong, OD

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Friends, Foundations, Associations and Corporations The following made contributions to Southern College of Optometry from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. These gifts supported the many scholarships, funds and student activities/events.

1220 Exhibits, Inc 2020 Technology, LLC Abbott Fund Advanced Eye Care Group, PLLC Advent, LLC Paul Ajamian, OD Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Allergan, Inc. American Optometric Foundation Bausch & Lomb Eugene and Sandra Bell Charles Retina Institute Sang Nam Chwe CIBA Vision Corporation Larry Collins Polly B. Cuzzort Paul Day Stacy Early Dr. Steven Edelstein Eschenbach of America, Inc. Essilor of America, Inc./Varilux Eyecare Associates of Kentucky Focus Laboratories Freedom Scientific Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hassett Vera Herriott Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge Holt Jobson Publishing Co. John-Kenyon American Eye Institute Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson Kentucky Optometric Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Martin Laderman Lakeland Lions Foundation James L. Leigh Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Macklin Manchester Lions Club Dr. Carl and Mrs. Marquess Lynne Messina Mississippi Optometric Foundation Precision Optical Laboratory, Inc. Mrs. Peggy Rhodes Robertson Optical Laboratories, Inc. Mrs. Marion Rosemore Sain Construction Company SECO International, Inc. Seymour R. Marco Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Shouse Southern Eye Associates, PC Mrs. W. David Sullins, Jr. Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. The Jelks Family Foundation J.C. Tumblin, OD U.S. Vision Mr. and Mrs. Mark Utley Mr. and Mrs. Van Vance Vision Service Plan Wal-Mart Optical Division Walman Optical/X-Cel, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams




Gift-in-Kind Contributions The following made contributions of various items and equipment during July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010.

Anadem Publishing Bausch & Lomb Ben Benjamin, OD ‘40 Bernell Corporation Frances D. Bynum, OD ‘96 Charles Retina Institute Wesley R. Clark, OD ‘80 CIBA Vision Corporation Designs for Visions, Inc. Diopsys Corporation Eagle Vision, Inc. Enhanced Vision Eschenbach of America, Inc. Essilor of America, Inc. Freedom Scientific Good-Lite Co. GP Lens Institute Heidelberg Engineering Heine USA, Ltd. Home Therapy System Interzag International James B. Jalenak Keeler Instruments, Inc. LS&S Group, Inc. Marchon Eyewear, Inc. Marco Ophthalmic MiraMed Tech MS&S Technologies Nidek NoIR Medical Technologies Ocular Instruments, Inc. OcuSoft, Inc. Odyssey Medical, Inc. Ooh La La de Paris Eyewear Optelec-20/20 Technology Optos OptoVue Reichert Reliance and Haag Streit Stereo Optical Company, Inc. Benjamin M. Swede, OD ‘65 Vistakon Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Walman / X-Cel Contacts Welch Allyn, Inc. Carl Zeiss Meditec

Board of Trustees, Faculty and Staff The following current and former Board of Trustees, faculty and staff made contributions to Southern College of Optometry between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.

Donna Abney, MBA Trey Adams Daniel S. Anderson Kristin K. Anderson, OD Lisa C. Anderson Justin Ashe Jo-Ann B. Augustine Paula L. Baker R. Dianne Balazsy Eugene M. Bane, Jr., OD ’65 Earnestine Barge James A. Boucher, OD ’61 Fanisha C. Boyd Randy Brafford Delrita Branch Jon A. Brethorst William B. Brookshire

Cassie Brown Larry H. Bryan, CPA Frederick R. Burnett, Jr., OD ’80 T. Joel Byars, OD ’63 Winona M. Caldwell J. Bart Campbell, OD ’87 Freddy W. Chang, OD, MS, PhD Camile L. Chiasson, OD ’81 Stacy Childers Patricia Cisarik, OD, PhD Jerry L. Clay James R. Coats William E. Cochran, OD ’68 Charles G. Connor, Jr., MA, PhD, OD Melanie A. Crandall, OD ’77 David A. Damari, OD Tony Deener Eula Dickerson Velma J. Dickson Susan M. Doyle Robin J. Drescher, OD, MS Janette D. Dumas, OD Jason D. Duncan, OD ’96 William Edmondson, MAT, OD Gerald A. Eisenstatt, OD ’84 Lindsay C. Elkins, OD ’07 M. Scott Ensor, OD ’01 Cheryl E. Ervin, OD Patricia Estes Walker, OD Tressa F. Eubank, OD Sunnie J. Ewing Ann Z. Fields Elizabeth Fisher, MS Carol A. Fleming Sadie M. Fleming Howard F. Flippin, OD ’59 L. Allen Fors, OD ’69, MEd Pateaka Franklin Cecily Freeman Daniel G. Fuller, OD Cindy Garner John A. Gazaway, OD ’67 Michael D. Gerstner, OD ’97 Chris Geswein Frank S. Gibson, OD ’68 Felicia Gladue Glenn I. Goldring, OD ’78 Rosemary E. Gordon Martha Rosemore Greenberg, OD ’74 Pinakin Gunvant, PhD, OD ’10 Caroline Gustafson Sandra G. Hall Rodney Hamilton Melissa A. Hansbro Kathryn A. Harrington Nancy Harris Betty J. Harville-Brown, OD Joseph H. Hauser, MBA Cynthia Heard, OD Denise E. Henson Jim Hollifield Susan K. Hollinger William Hopper Mona G. Howard James C. Huff Arthur Thomas Hyde, OD ’76 John Mark Jackson, OD ’99, MS Susan Jackson Erin Jaffe James B. Jalenak, Esq. Jarrett A. Johnson, OD ’90 Linda D. Johnson, OD Andrea Jones Brian Jones Jennifer L. Jones, OD ’06 Aaron Kerr, OD ’98 Gail Killingsworth Christopher B. King, OD ’83 Paul A. Kish William Kress, OD Harold L. Lashlee Mike Lawson

Amy Lebel Carrie D. Lebowitz, OD ’06 So Yeon S. Lee, OD Christopher Lievens, OD, MS Scott L. Lyon Willis C. Maples, OD ’68, MS Erie Mathena Dennis E. Mathews, OD Sherry D. Mattingly William Maxwell Kathryn G. Melonas Terry Milius, MS Debra A. Mooradian Debra M. Moore Sandra C. Morgan Darwin L. Mormon, OD Paul D. Mormon, OD ’01 Sharon Berger Moscow, OD ’80 Tyra L. Moss Kenneth Mulholland, Jr. Haylie Lynne Mulliniks, OD ’07 John Michael Neal, OD ’07 Maryke Neiberg, OD Erin D. Newman, OD ’98 James M. Newman, III, OD ’73, MS Zakiya Nicks, OD Leroy Norton, Jr., OD ‘87 Carla O’Brian Richard C. Orgain, OD ’77 Deborah E. Pannell Ralph E. Parkansky, OD, MS, MBA Nicole A. Patterson, OD ’02 Amos Pearl Brenda Pearson, MS Brenda M. Phelps Richard W. Phillips, OD, ’78 Guy R. Pike Jennifer J. Pitts, OD ’03 Richard L. Powell, OD ’68 Jared T. Powelson, OD ’96 M. Jo Propst Wayne W. Pyeatt Brenda H. Rakestraw Steven T. Reed, OD ’95 Lewis Reich, OD, PhD Mary B. Rice Andrew J Rixon, OD Michael N. Robertson, MEd Jennifer Sanderson, OD Richard Savoy, OD Jeffrey Scarpace Anna Schlesselman, MS, OD Allan G. Schoen, OD ’72, MEd E. Michelle Sellers Kristie L. Shepard Kimberly A. Shropshire Robert W. Smalling, OD ’74 Daniel E. Smith, OD ’94 Frank G. Smith, III Janna Zbozien Smith, OD ’00 Joyce E. Smith Gary R. Snuffin Mark A. Sowell Bernard I. Sparks, III, OD ’77, MS Sylvia E. Sparrow, OD ’98 Janine G. St. John Scott A. Steel, OD Glen T. Steele, OD ’69 Sandra Stephens Karen J. Stevens Jerry M. Sullivan Mary Grace Summers, OD ’92 Dean Swick Sharon E. Tabachnick, PhD Marc Taub, OD, MS Wanda Taylor Lisa M. Temple Pearlie Thomas Lisa C. Tracy Marlon R. Utech, OD ’78, MS James E. Venable, OD ’89 Penny K. Walker

Carolyn J. Warren David West Lynn White Tiffany Williams James D. Willis

Newly Established Scholarships and Campus Naming The following individuals made commitments from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 resulting in the establishment of a new scholarship or campus naming opportunity at Southern College of Optometry.

Barry Winston, OD Jerry Winston, OD Christine and George Ducote, OD ’40 (In the form of a bequest from the estate of Christine Ducote)


Dina Gerson Brian A. Kahn, OD ‘87 Michael D. Gerstner, OD ‘97 Paul D. Mormon, OD ‘01 Frank Gibson, OD ‘68 Ron M. Bannister, OD ‘77 David B. Hallahan, OD ‘69 Pamela Hallahan Coolidge Holt Peggy Rhodes Emma Ivie Deborah Pannell Representative Gary Odom Peggy Rhodes Dr. Jesse Overall Peggy Rhodes Jared T. Powelson, OD ‘96 Paul D. Mormon, OD ‘01 Ennis Rhodes Peggy Rhodes James D. Sandefur, OD ‘65 Mark J. Roy, III, OD ‘02

Donations July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010

Cathy Schwartz Brian A. Kahn, OD ‘87

In Honor of

Glen T. Steele, OD ‘69 Willis C. Maples, OD ‘68

Ron M. Bannister, OD ‘77 Laura B. Pittman, OD ‘07 Kathleen and Claude Bartlett Rick D. Bartlett, OD ‘81 Hugh Berger Brian A. Kahn, OD ‘87 Dr. Timothy Brown Peggy Rhodes James H. Burke, OD ‘77 Gary R. Snuffin T. Joel Byars, OD ‘63 Ron M. Bannister, OD ‘77 William E. Cochran, OD ‘68 Mississippi Optometric Foundation Paul D. Mormon, OD ‘01 Steven T. Reed, OD ‘95 Joseph F. Crosby, OD ‘67 Peggy Rhodes Sidney M. Edelstein, OD ‘55 Dr. Steven Edelstein George Stanley Erlbeck, OD ‘49 Georgia Erlbeck Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Fielding, Jr. Bradley W. Fielding, OD ‘84 Howard F. Flippin, OD ‘59 Martha Rosemore Greenberg, OD ‘74 Sharon Berger Moscow, OD ‘80 and Billy S. Moscow, OD ‘78

D. Winston Thaxton, III, OD ‘66 Peggy Rhodes Wylie W. Tirey, OD ‘67 Tammy Pifer Than, OD ’95 and Aung Than, PhD Lisa Rossmeyer Wade, OD ‘84 Martha Rosemore Greenberg, OD ‘74 Sharon Berger Moscow, OD ‘80 and Billy S. Moscow, OD ‘78 Marion Rosemore In Memory of L. Wayne Brown, OD ‘63 Ron M. Bannister, OD ‘77 Amber Busche’s father Earnestine Barge Colonel Edward “Buzz” Bzdula, OD ‘81 Timothy P. Allen, OD ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. Lennox Chang Freddy W. Chang, OD James E. Clark, OD ‘78 Richard W. Phillips, OD ’78 Shelvy Coats James R. Coats Albert Cohen Brian A. Kahn, OD ’87

C. Jeff Foster, OD ‘81 Peggy Rhodes

Jeanette Damari James M. Newman, III, OD ‘73 Richard W. Phillips, OD ‘78 SCO Faculty and Staff Marc Taub, OD

Harold E. Freeman, OD ‘40 Dr. and Mrs. Martin Laderman

Irving L. Dunsky, OD Tressa Eubank, OD

L. Allen Fors, OD ‘69 Willis C. Maples, OD ‘68

Samuel B. Edelstein, OD ‘48 Dr. Steven Edelstein

John R. McRay, Jr, OD ‘67 Ron M. McMinn, OD ‘67

Paul D. Emmett, OD ‘60 Paul E. Thomas, OD ‘60

Herman C. Messina, Jr., OD ‘51 Lynne Messina

Brad Friedman’s Father Brian A. Kahn, OD ‘87

Gus Miller, MD J. Keith Kleinhart, OD ’86

Albert Gallini William E. Cochran, OD ‘68 and Mrs. Carolyn Cochran

Carter Norman, OD ‘49 Hosea J. Soileau, Jr., OD ‘79

Richard A. Goodson, OD ‘66 Lisa M. Temple Sandy Gottlieb Brian A. Kahn, OD ’87 Wilbur E. Hallahan, OD ‘55 David B. Hallahan, OD ‘69 and Pamela Hallahan Edward B. Hammett, OD ‘55 Terrence M. Swinger, OD ‘64 Frank Holland Frank A. Romano, OD ‘78

Serapio N. Oliveira, OD ‘50 Hal Trimmier, OD ‘50

D. W. Thaxton, III, OD ‘66 Nancy Thessing J.C. Tumblin, OD Mrs. Rosenbaum’s father Brian A. Kahn, OD ‘87 Bruce Rossmeyer Richard W. Phillips, OD ‘78 Norman Rubin, OD ‘50 Hal Trimmier, OD ‘50

Henry N. Peters, Jr., OD ‘56 James A. Boucher, OD ’61

Charles A. Schaible, OD ‘74 Roger C. Wineinger, OD ‘76 Ryan C. Wineinger, OD ‘03

Travis M. Pierce, OD ‘52 Scott E. Hannah, OD ‘72

Jimmy N. Sheridan, OD ‘97 Mark A. Taylor, OD ‘97

Sally Mae Pointer Richard W. Phillips, OD ‘78

Edward L. Spencer, OD ‘60 Paul E. Thomas, OD ‘60

Jeanne Regan William E. Cochran, OD ‘68 and Mrs. Carolyn Cochran

John W. Sprinkel, III, OD ‘00 Audra D. Steiner, OD ‘00

First-Year Scholarships Awarded Twenty-nine students from the Class of 2014 received first-year student scholarships totaling $111,000. Scholarship recipients were recognized for their academic achievements and professional promise. First-year students receiving scholarships included: Presidential Endowed Scholarship ($7,000)

Devin Duval , Orem, Utah Christina Phan, Chantilly, Virginia Christina Schiller, LaCanada, California Brandon Sloan , Post Falls, Idaho Laura Verwilst , South Bend, Indiana Board of Trustees Endowed Scholarship ($5,000)

Erinn Alonso-Hohmann , Mars, Pennsylvania John Deshaies , North Reading, Massachusetts Daniel Foster , Oskaloosa, Iowa Micah Juedes , Wausau, Wisconsin Kyle Kasper , Denver, Colorado Anna Lammers , Traverse City, Michigan Andrew Loudon , Sandy, Utah Dean’s Endowed Scholarship ($5,000)

Shawn Joseph , Hollywood, Florida Gloria Wong , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Dr. William R. Jackson, Jr., Memorial Scholarship ($4,000)

Jeffrey Coats , Independence, Missouri Dr. William E. Cochran Endowed Scholarship ($3,000)

Meaghan Horton , Little Rock, Arkansas Dr. Spurgeon B. Eure Memorial Scholarship ($3,000)

Meha Patel , Stockbridge, Georgia Southern Council of Optometrists Scholarship ($3,000)

Savannah Brunt , Charleston, West Virginia Dr. M.E. Broome Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($2,000) First-year scholarship recipients (sitting, L-R): Christina Schiller, Erinn Alonso-Hohmann, Shannon Swayne; (standing, L-R): Emanuela Bercea, Shawn Joseph, Kyle Kasper, Jeffrey Coats, Chris Bright, Douglas Wright Westwood H. Holliday, OD ‘49 Richard W. Phillips, OD ‘78 James H. Holman, OD ‘72 William A. Pike, OD ’72 David Hutchinson, OD ‘99 Darwin L. Mormon, OD Cheryl D. Johnson, OD ‘82 Tressa Eubank, OD Jolynn and Kenneth Johnson Richard Rogers, OD ‘78 Lisa M. Temple Roy Jolly, OD ‘68 Darwin L. Mormon, OD L. Murray Leggett, Jr., OD ‘66 Phillip L. Patterson, Sr., OD ’73 Alberta Lovell The Norma Futrell Sunday School Class at West Jackson Baptist Church

Virgil L. Rhodes, OD ‘50 1220 Exhibits, Inc Advent, LLC J. Dean Baggett, OD ‘83 and Clarice Baggett Sandra and Eugene Bell Sheldon and Steven Bell Polly B. Cuzzort R. Daniel De Jarnatt, Jr., OD ‘85 and Hope De Jarnatt James S. Eubank, OD ‘66 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hodges Edward R. Hoge, Jr., OD ‘67 Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge Holt Manchester Lions Club Richard W. Phillips, OD ‘78 Robert D. Remke, OD ‘87 The Remke Family Claudia Ryan Sain Construction Company Mary K. Smart A.L. Spivey, III, OD ‘67 Scott Spivey, OD ‘94

W. David Sullins, Jr., OD ‘65 Ron M. Bannister, OD ‘77 Mark Teichner’s Father Brian A. Kahn, OD ‘87 John H. Van Hoy, Jr., OD ’50 Hal Trimmier, OD ’50 W. Scott Whitaker, OD ‘01 Jill C. Browning, OD ‘99

Bret Butterfield , Riverton, Utah Minority Endowed Scholarship ($2,000)

Brian Knight , Memphis, Tennessee SCO Alumni Endowed Scholarship ($2,000)

Melissa Agramonte , Merritt Island, Florida Emanuela Bercea, Dearborn, Michigan Shannon Swayne , Hays, Kansas Vistakon Endowed Scholarship ($2,000)

Christopher Prough, Pleasanton, Texas Sarah Thompson , Windsor, North Carolina

Charles A. Wood, III, OD ‘60 Franklin D. Martin, OD ’60

Dr. Nash Cochran Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)

Frances Tut Woodruff Sharon Berger Moscow, OD ’80 and Billy S. Moscow, OD ’78

Col. John T. Leddy, OD, Scholarship ($1,000)

Larry Wolfe Brian A. Kahn, OD ‘87

Dr. W. Jack Runninger Family Scholarship ($1,000)

Douglas Wright, Tulsa, Oklahoma Brandon Hadel , Olathe, Kansas Lan Vu, Whigham, Georgia West Tennessee Optometric Society Scholarship ($1,000)

Chris Bright , Henderson, Tennessee

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Celebrating Convocation’s Achievements With its most recent Convocation ceremony, SCO marked 25 years of cel-


staff, Justin Ashe in Information Services.

ebrating the academic and campus-wide

John Mark Jackson, OD ’99, Associate Professor,

success of our students, faculty and staff.

received the Burnett Faculty Recognition Award from

The annual white coat ceremony, a hall-

his fellow faculty members. Established by Charlene

mark of Convocation, helped welcome

Burnett, OD ’83, and Fred Burnett, OD ’80, the award

121 first-year students into the profession.

honors an outstanding faculty member in recognition

SCO extends its appreciation to Marchon

of the recipient’s dedication to teaching, service and

for providing the coats.

the profession of optometry.

SCO President Richard W. Phillips, OD

Faculty of the Year Awards were presented to

’78, presented two distinguished alumni

Carrie Lebowitz, OD ’06, Instructor; (two awards),

with awards. W.C. Maples, OD ’68, Profes-

John Mark Jackson (two awards); Michael Gerstner,

sor, received SCO’s Lifetime Achievement

OD ’97, Associate Professor; Jared Powelson, OD ’96,

Award, while Paul Mormon, OD ’01, be-

Assistant Professor; and former faculty member Rob

came the first recipient of SCO’s inaugu-

Drescher, OD.

ral Young Alumnus Award.


Kress, OD, Instructor, from the faculty, and from the

The generous financial support of alumni and

Military Services Scholarships U.S. Air Force

Jay Butler ’11 Carli Murphy ‘11 U.S. Army

Seth Baldwin ’11 Derek Black ’13 Chynna Chandler ’11 Jasmin Filpo ’12 Mark Medley ’11 Diana Pust ’13

Class Scholarships Classes of ’54, ’56, ’59 Scholarship

Jennifer Snyder ’12 Classes of ’60, ’61, ’63 Scholarship

Allison Lyerly ’13 Classes of ’64, ’65, ’66 Scholarship

John Nail ’12 Classes of ’67, ’68, ’69 Scholarship

In recognition of their dedication to

friends to the Annual Fund and Endowed Scholarship

Janna Iyer ’11

SCO, Dr. Phillips presented the President’s

Funds allowed the following students to be awarded

Classes of ’70, ’71, ’74 Scholarship

Special Recognition Award to William

more than $70,000 in scholarships and awards.


Lacie Truitt ’11

Class of 1977 Scholarships

Shane Clark ’11 Matthew Willis ’11 Class of 1984 Scholarships

Melissa Pfeffer ’11 David Hite ’13

Alumni and Friends

Wayne W. Pyeatt Endowed Scholarship

Andrea Giardina ’11 The Peggy Remke Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Kendra Dalton ’12 Dr. John Gazaway Endowed Scholarship

Jessica Allison ’12

Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship

Mark Schaeffer ’11

Murray Pratt ’11

1st Year Clinical Science Awards

Anna Ablamowicz Bridgette Adorno Jonathan Coble Aubrey Fulton Molly Goodman David Hite Amanda Phelps Whitney Pollock Brittany Radke Joel Weis

Walman Optical and X-Cel Contacts Scholarship

Heidi Herring ’11 Samuel Winston ’11 Kansas Alumni Scholarship

Obie Pennington ’12

James and Edna Duncan Award

Jasmin Filpo ’12

Review of Optometry Award

Stephanie Cullinan ’12

Andrea Giardina ’11

NOSA Spirit Award

Janna Iyer ’11

Vision Service Plan Scholarship

National Board of Examiners in Optometry Award

Elizabeth Turnage ’12

OneSight Research Award, Dr. Stanley Pearle Scholarship

Vistakon Pat Cummings Scholarship

Jennifer Lyerly ’11 Amanda Rogers ’12 Raymond Lambert ’12

Reena Lepine ’11

Justin Jackman Scott Matthews Sara Myers Ellen Owen Lankhanh Pham

Zachary Engle ’12

Rosemore Family Endowed Scholarships

Mauldin Family Scholarship

Corporate Partners and Ophthalmic Industry

State and Professional Associations AOF-Carl Zeiss Vision Fellowship

Matthew Willis ’11 American Optometric Foundation- Dr. Seymour Galina Grant

Jeremiah Dell ’11 Germantown Lions Club Award

Heather Jones ’13

United Parcel Service Scholarships

Nicole Kosciuk ’11 Jared Quesenberry ’12

2nd Year Basic Science Awards

Stephanie Cullinan Kendra Dalton Jenny Duncan Zachary Engle Jenessa Hartman Raymond Lambert Brett Miller John Nail Courtney Shay Jennifer Snyder

Wal-Mart Scholarships

Jeremiah Dell ’11 Jonathan Reddell ’11 Murray Pratt ’11 Wal-Mart Project Foresight Scholarship

Murray Pratt ’11 JJ Lant ’12 Precision Optical Laboratories Endowed Scholarships

Brett Miller ’12 Courtney Shay ’12

2nd Year Clinical Science Awards

Kendra Dalton Jenny Duncan Gregory Everett Raymond Lambert Brett Miller John Nail Courtney Shay Jennifer Snyder Kathryn Smith Amanda Woldmoe

Ocular Instruments Award

Aubrey Fulton ’13 Jedidiah Burkey ’12 Joy Ellenberger ’11

Dr. Allan and Mrs. Susan Barker Endowed Scholarship

Heather Hildebrand ’12

Welch Allyn Co. Award

Erin Swichkow ’11 Tennessee Optometric Association Scholarship

Jenny Duncan ’12

Heine USA Award

Jimmy Murphy ‘11 Keeler Instruments Award

3rd Year Clinical Skills Awards

Gregory Everett ’12

Basic Science and Clinical Science

Systemic Pharmacology Award for Excellence Donated by Dr. Freddy Chang

1st Year Basic Science Awards

Kendra Dalton ’12 The W. David Sullins Endowed Scholarship for Leadership

Brigitte Keener ’11

Alicia Back Shane Clark Heidi Herring Brigitte Keener Jennifer Lyerly James Murphy Zachary Oswald Mark Schaeffer Erin Swichkow Matthew Willis

Kentucky Optometric Association Scholarships

Levi Mansfield ’12 Eric Schwartz ’11

Miles Ashley Robyn Christenson Aubrey Fulton Janine Henry Jennifer Henry

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2010’s Homecoming, Fall CE and Reunion Even in an era of online social networking through Facebook, there’s nothing like getting together with old friends, live and in person. Alumni started this year’s Homecoming with a kick-off party at the Peabody. Beautiful weather drew nearly 1,000 people to campus for the annual Homecoming barbecue. Reunion dinners gave way to an after party open to all alumni, reunion or not. A live band entertained late into Saturday evening as new alumni enjoyed renewing old friendships and catching up with classmates.

Class of 2000

Attention, graduates from ’56, 61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01 and ’06. Watch your mail for planning updates for next fall’s reunions during Homecoming 2011, September 22-25. Contact Carla O’Brian, Director of Alumni Programs at (800) 238-0180, ext. 4, for more information.

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SCO Graduate Makes History as First OD Elected to U.S. Senate John Boozman, OD ’77 Southern College of Optometry congratulates John Boozman, OD ’77, upon his election to the United States Senate from Arkansas. Although SCO alumni have served in a number of state and local elective offices through the years, Senator-elect Boozman becomes the first SCO graduate to be elected to the United States Senate. Prior to his election, he had served several terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was also the first SCO graduate to be elected to that body. AOA President Joe Ellis, OD ’86, U.S. Senator Elect John Boozman, OD ’77, and Arkansas Optometric Association President Shane Ford, OD ’00. (Photo courtesy of the ArOA)

“Southern College of Optometry takes great pride in the accomplishments of our alumni,” said SCO President Richard W. Phillips, OD ’78. “For those of us who attended SCO in the 1970s, it’s a great honor

to know that one of our classmates will serve our country as part of the United States Senate. Regardless of your politics, all of SCO’s alumni can take pride in this historic accomplishment.” Dr. Boozman also made history for optometry as the first optometrist elected to the U.S. Senate, said Vicki Farmer, Executive Director of the Arkansas Optometric Association. “It’s a milestone for optometry,” Farmer said. “Congratulation to Dr. Boozman, a member of the Arkansas Optometric Association.” American Optometric Association President Joe Ellis, OD ’86, recorded pro-Boozman radio commercials leading up to the election. The commercials outlined Dr. Boozman’s qualifications and even mentioned his student leadership at Southern College of Optometry. In a statement after the election, Dr. Ellis said, “Dr. John Boozman, our friend, colleague and fellow AOA member, has added a new chapter to the history of our profession’s service to the American people. I’m very proud of Senator-elect Boozman and of every optometrist who worked to help him achieve this victory.” First elected to Congress in 2001, Representative Boozman has been a leading member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, an assistant Republican Whip and an expert on eye health and vision issues. Student Doctor Boozman played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks prior to coming to SCO, where he was active in SVOSH, Beta Sigma Kappa, Sigma Alpha Sigma, AOSA, and the Arkansas Club. He appropriately was also named to “Who’s Who,” an indicator of the SCO and optometric history he has since made. Also of note is just how many notable optometrists have emerged from SCO’s Class of 1977. In addition to Senator-elect Boozman, other leaders or educators include current SECO President Ron Bannister, public health leader Norma Bowyer, SCO Professor Emeritus Jim Burke, former SCO Board of Trustees member Melanie Crandall, Georgia State Board of Optometry member Kemp Jones, former SECO President Wilburn Lord, South Carolina NAACP President Lonnie Randolph, Schaeffer Eye Care Center President and CEO Jack Schaeffer, SCO faculty member Bernard Sparks, and former Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians President Max Venard, just to name a few. SCO’s strategic plan includes goals that encourage alumni to serve as role models to current and future generations of optometry students. January’s swearing-in ceremony of U.S. Senator John Boozman, OD ’77, will be another positive accomplishment by an SCO graduate that current SCO students can look to with pride.




In addition to John Boozman, OD ’77, being elected to the U.S. Senator, a number of other SCO graduates won elections in November. James Morrison, OD ’67, was re-elected to the Kansas House of Representatives three weeks before his untimely death. In Missouri, SCO Lifetime Achievement recipient Terry Swinger, OD ’64, was re-elected to his state’s House of Representatives for another two-year term, while in South Carolina, Deborah Long, OD ’80, was re-elected to her state’s House of Representatives. In Missouri, the son of Everett Tilley, OD ’77, Stephen Tilley, OD, was already serving as Missouri State House Majority Leader and will now become Speaker of the House. In Arkansas, State Representative Stephanie Malone was re-elected; her uncle is U.S. Senatorelect John Boozman, OD ’77. Gary Odom, Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, was re-elected to his seat in Tennessee’s House of Representative where he has served as House Minority Leader.


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’40s Alvin Gross, OD ’49, retired on November 20, 2010 after 61 years of practice. “I have loved every minute,” Dr. Gross writes.

’70s Steve Shum, OD ’71, recently celebrated the renovation of his Germantown, Tennessee practice.

Fond Memories of an SCO Graduate Even in retirement, Marshall Bates, OD ’49, remains fondly remembered by his former patients. SCO recently received a letter from a Professor at the University of Delaware who had this to say about Dr. Bates: “I write to tell you of my personal respect and connection to Southern College of Optometry. As a child growing up in Kenedy, Texas in the 1950s and 1960s, I was fortunate to be treated by Dr. Bates. My personal experience of Dr. Bates (starting at age five and lasting until he retired) convinced me that he received a superb education in optometry and in his manner of working with patients. Having been attended by several other optometrists since his retirement, I can tell you that he set the standard of care. I miss his abilities at treating vision problems. He is truly a fine representative of Southern College of Optometry.”

Martha Rosemore Greenberg, OD ’74, was recently presented with a plaque acknowledging her role as the founder of SCO’s first women’s fraternity, Gamma Omicron. Liz Dow, ’11, Gamma Omicron’s current vice president, presented Dr. Greenberg with the plaque during a “Women in Eyecare” event held on campus. She told a group of more than 50 female optometry students that she founded the fraternity during her years as a student. “At the time,” noted Dr. Greenberg, “there were no fraternities on campus in which women could participate.” A. Thomas Hyde, OD ’76, Warren Johnson, OD ’84, and Patricia Koester, OD ’96, were among the alumni and members of the

Cleinman Performance Network invited to participate in a Graduates Connections program recently held on campus for students.

Norma Bowyer, OD ’77, was joined by Glen Steele, OD ’69, SCO Professor, and Mark Schwartz, InfantSEE® Program Manager in representing InfantSEE at the recent meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver. Jim Burke, OD ’77, SCO Professor Emeritus, visited campus recently to speak to students on SECO Day.

Bernard Sparks, OD ’77, SCO Professor, recently joined his old high school garage band when they reunited to play for their 40th high school reunion at Bartlett High School in the Memphis area. The Blues Condition, as the band was known, had not played together on stage in 40 years. “We were all certainly more grey than we were in our teens, but the music still sounded pretty cool,” Dr. Sparks said, pictured standing at the far left. Al Covington, OD ’78, was recently appointed by North Carolina’s governor to the Richmond Community College Board of Trustees.

Billy Moscow, OD ’78, Sharon Berger Moscow, OD ’80, and their associate Jennifer Dattalo, OD, recently received an award from the Roswell, Georgia Lions Club for helping more than 200 needy patients who were referred to their office for eye exams and glasses. Ray Popham, OD ’78, attended the Berry College Graduate and Professional School Fair on behalf of SCO’s recruiting team in November.

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Bob McDonnell to a four-year

Association. Dr. Reed practices in

term on the Virginia Board of

Magee, Mississippi.


David Shannon, OD ’86, AOP Chairman and SECO President Ron Bannister, OD ’77, recently signed a renewed joint working agreement between their respective organizations.

’90s Mark Foust, OD ’90, and his wife, Dawn, welcomed the birth of their first child, a daughter, Jewel Aurora, born May 14.

Ned Hubbard, OD ’83, was

David Evans, OD ’94, was in the

inducted into his high school

spotlight recently. The movie

alma mater’s Hall of Fame

he directed – profiled in the

in October. He has served as

Spring 2010 issue of Visions –

president of the Western Illinois

has been picked up for national

Optometric Society, in the Army

distribution. The Grace Card will

Reserve, and has been honored as

be released in 2011.

a Paul Harris Fellow and Rotarian

Jason Duncan, OD ’96, was elected secretary/treasurer of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, (formerly the Tennessee Optometric Association). Chris Cooper, OD ’97, was named the Tennessee Optometric Association’s OD of the Year at the organization’s annual meeting in Gatlinburg. Jim Williamson, OD ’97, gave four hours of CE for a medical/dental

of the Year by the Rotary Club.

Steven Reed, OD ’95, SCO Board

conference sponsored by Loma

of Trustees member, was

Linda University in California on

M.E. “Pat” Jackson, OD ’86, was

recently named OD of the Year

October 14th.

recently appointed by Gov.

by the Mississippi Optometric

’00s Lt. Colonel Benjamin J. Franklin, OD ’00, was recently promoted by the Air Force. He invites anyone practicing in the Columbus AFB, Mississippi area to please call him if interested in military optometry. Chris Eiler, OD ’01, was elected vice president of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians. Susanne (Stumpf) Cunningham, OD ’02, was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Mississippi Business Journal . Kathy Marcoe, OD ’02, and her husband, David, recently adopted a baby boy, Gavin William, born June 2. Gavin joins brothers Christian (16), Austin (14), Dalton (7), and sister Alexis (4).

Alumni Celebrate 60 Years of Practice Jeff Foster, OD ’81, Kurt Steele, OD ’95, and Joy Stone, OD ’10, recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of providing eye and vision care to patients in the Newport, Tennessee community. On October 17th, 1950, another SCO graduate, Nathan Ford, OD ’50, started the practice shortly after his graduation. William B. Henry, OD ’61, joined the practice in 1961. Both Drs. Ford and Henry attended the reception marking the milestone occasion of 60 continual years of patient care by the same practice. All the ODs were presented a congratulatory certificate from SCO by Board Chair A. Thomas Hyde, OD ’76. On a related note, Dr. Stone is Newport’s first female optometrist. Congratulations to all these alumni for 60 years of continuous patient care!




IN Memoriam Erin (Atwater) Jackson, OD ’08, and her husband, Zach, welcomed a daughter, Graylie Elizabeth, born July 19. She joins older brother Carter.

Emily Sprague, OD ’04, was recently promoted by the U.S. Navy to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Administering her oath was Rear Admiral Michael Mittelman, OD, USN. Mandy Lanier, OD ’04, married Adam Sommer on November 16, 2010 in Mount Gilead, North Carolina. She practices with Academy Eye Centers of Albermarle and Biscoe. Kevin Ritter, OD ’05, married Robin Reynolds on August 7 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Lisa Hager, OD ’06, and her husband, Bryan, welcomed a son, Benjamin Russell, born September 13. He joins big sister Nora, born November 4, 2007. Summer Moorer Paulatos, OD ’06, and her husband, Pete recently welcomed their first child, a daughter, Sophia Leigh, on July 25th. Amy Kadavy, OD ’07, and her husband, Kelly, welcomed a baby girl, Adelyn Presley, on August 12. She joins a big brother, Aidan. Eric Stamper, OD ’07, was interviewed in the August issue of Optometric Management magazine about opening a successful private practice.

Emily Naugle, OD ’08, and her husband, Scott, welcomed their first child, Charlotte Jenavieve, on June 11.

1946 Leighton A. Raynor, Jr., OD, Apex, North Carolina

1948 Henry Burns, OD, Glendale, Arizona

1949 Edward S. Blackmon, OD, West Monroe, Louisiana

1950 James S. Payne, OD, Kalispell, Montana

1951 W.D. McAfee, OD, Somerset, Kentucky

Holly Adams, OD ’09, recently joined a new practice in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Kelsey Bloch, OD ’09, married Kevin Livengood, OD ’09, August 7, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

William F. Keller, OD, Vinland, Wisconsin

Christa Sindelar Hunnicutt, OD ’09, recently joined Aurora Eye Care Clinic in Aurora, Nebraska. Scott Paladichuk, OD ’09, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

’10s Taylor Prchal, OD ’10, married Elizabeth Carlisle on September 18, 2010 in Johns Island, South Carolina. He is the son of Jerry Prchal, OD ’79 and Sue Davis Prchal, OD ’79, of Albany, Georgia. He is now practicing in Charleston. Mandi Smith, OD ’10, has joined the Vision Care Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

James P. Hogg, OD, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

1959 1962 James Chernau, OD, Montgomery, Alabama

1963 Leon Gresham, OD, Calhoun, Georgia

1979 J. Daniel Edmonds, OD, Tickfaw, Lousiana

1980 Alan L. Latourette, OD, Rogers, Arkansas Greg Smith, husband of Janna Zbozien Smith, OD ’00, SCO Assistant Professor, died after an accident in October. The entire SCO community sends its condolences to Dr. Smith and her family, who requested memorial gifts be sent to BancorpSouth: Greg Smith Memorial Fund. Representative James (Jim) Morrison, OD ’67, died November 24 in Denver after an illness. He had been re-elected earlier in the month to the Kansas State House of Representatives, where he served since his first election in 1992. The state’s governor ordered flags flown at half staff. Rep. Morrison was remembered as a devoted legislator and as an OD who continued to see patients on the weekends. He was survived by his wife, Karen, four children, and several grandchildren. Milton A. York, Jr., OD, ’62, former SCO faculty member, died November 2, 2010 in Memphis. He received a masters degree from the University of California in Berkeley. A Navy veteran, avid outdoorsman, poet and craftsman, he was survived by two children and four grandchildren.

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A Heart for Service: Students Volunteer to Help Others

By Amanda Rogers, ’12, and Mary Armanious, ’12

As a whole, the student body at SCO has been very involved in service-related projects within the school and in the community. Individual organizations, such as SVOSH, FCO, COVD, Lion’s Club, AOSA, and SGA have developed excellent service ideas and projects, and our students continue to find new ways to serve others while keeping their studies and other commitments in harmony.

Student volunteers joined faculty and staff recently when SCO assisted the Memphis Rotary Club in packaging more than 70,000 bags of food for Stop Hunger Now, an international food relief program.

— SVOSH members, preparing for their mission trips in May, have been volunteering their time and effort to prepare for these upcoming trips. By holding fundraising bake sales, silent auctions, and volunteering in many capacities in exchange for donations, SVOSH members are raising funds to enable them to travel where they can provide excellent eye care to those in need. This year SVOSH continues the tradition it started in 2009, by offering regional trips in addition to its international trips. SVOSH is currently coordinating three of these regional trips each year. The most recent trip was to Smithville, Tennessee, in November to work with Remote Area Medical (RAM) to provide optometric care for folks that cannot afford routine eye care and eyeglasses. — FCO, our Christian faith-based fellowship group, has been partnering with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, working in their kitchen to feed the homeless and needy on the last Sunday of every month. FCO is participating in Operation Christmas Child, packing gifts for needy children this holiday season. In May, members will take an international trip to Guatemala to give eye examinations, distribute glasses, and share a message of hope, love and reconciliation they find through their faith. — COVD recently went to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital to provide a unique service to the patients there. COVD members brought games and activities for the patients, allowing both the patients and their families to “escape from reality” and enjoy the company of our students. — Lions Club is continuously providing care to those who are less fortunate by providing prescription glasses to those who may not be able to afford it. — AOSA brought the World Sight Day Challenge back to the SCO community this year. They raised over $800 for the charity and almost 250 people participated campus-wide.

For the second year in a row, SCO students helped the college have the most in attendance from any organization at the Third Annual Memphis VisionWalk to raise awareness for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

—SGA encouraged participation in the St. Jude Marathon Weekend by organizing a spirit station. Many students trained for the race, including several who registered as St. Jude Heroes, committing to raise funds for the children’s hospital. Josh McAdams, ’12, finished first in the St. Jude Half Marathon, the second time he’s won the event as an SCO student. SGA is also working with Volunteer MidSouth to identify a service project the SCO community can complete on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. — NOSA is active in its effort to help others. One recent project was to collect items for the Ronald McDonald House, used by visiting family members of patients who are being treated at St. Jude. — Twenty-three students participated in Stop Hunger Now in November, along with SCO faculty, staff, and the Memphis Rotary Club. The two days of packaging were highly successful, resulting in over 70,000 meals being made ready to be sent to Haiti.

Students have certainly taken to heart the mission statement at SCO, which designates “fostering a personal commitment to service” as a campus-wide priority, evidenced by the way they have dedicated so much time and energy to serving others from right here on campus to around the world.




Actor Attends Optometry School in Same City Where He Appeared Onstage

Jason Harper, ’14 and his co-star and wife, Cortney, during their work with Frankie Avalon in the national touring company of Grease.

Many optometry students major in science-related degrees during undergraduate school. Jason Harper, ’14, majored in musical theatre at Missouri State University. He had a passion for performing from his appearances in college theatre. In 2003, his dreams paid off when he was cast in the national touring company of Grease. He played Roger, one of the “T-Birds” who sings a song about, well, “Mooning.” By his account, Jason “mooned” around 1,000,000 million people during his three years in the show. Ironically, Memphis was one of the stops during his first year in Grease. “The Orpheum is one of the better theatres where we played,” Jason remembers. “Folks on the tour had talked about how great the Orpheum is for performers. Everyone was really excited about it.” One of his fellow cast members was actor and singer Frankie Avalon. Grease took Jason to all 50 states and Canada for 651 performances over three years. “I loved it,” he recalled. “I had a blast. I loved traveling, and I loved the fact that my job was from 6-9 pm each night.” By his third year, he even got to play boyfriend opposite his real life girlfriend,

Cortney, who had a role in the show. Right after they married, they spent a year-long honeymoon appearing together in Grease. They especially enjoyed themselves when the show went to Hawaii. A tenor, Jason won another national touring role in the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He toured in nearly 200 productions of Joseph, including another stop in Memphis. Although he loved performing, he missed being away from his wife for long periods of time for Joseph. During his show’s stop in Memphis, his wife visited family in Jonesboro, Arkansas. His wife’s nephew had been born with a visual condition that started Jason thinking more about the difference healthcare providers can make in the lives of their patients. “I wanted to stop being selfish and pursue a life of helping others,” he said. “I had thought briefly about optometry before focusing on theatre, so I knew in the back of my mind it was something that I might want to go into.” The son of a geologist and the brother of a pharmacist, Jason had been good at science in high school but decided instead for show business. After proving his success in two national shows, it was time to pursue optometry school. “Optometry was what I wanted to do. There are people who want to do theatre the rest of their lives, but I knew I didn’t. My wife and I just wanted to pursue to acting professionally to say we did it. We were successful, but we wanted something more permanent than life on the road so we could settle down in a stable career to support a family.” He put in his notice while he was in Memphis for Joseph. He left New York in 2008 to take a few undergraduate pre-requisites required by optometry school. He liked how SCO was located near his wife’s family. “When I started researching it more,” he said, “I learned that SCO was my best option even if it wasn’t near family.” Because most optometry students earn biology, chemistry or other science-related degrees, Jason’s musical theatre degree was noticed when he interviewed at SCO and other optometry schools. He had to demonstrate that he was serious about a life as an optometrist. His career switch worked. He’s now enjoying life as a first-year student. His wife has put her show business career on hold to work in the office of SCO alumnus David Parker, OD ’95. Jason says she’s still artistic and thinking of teaching theatre after he graduates. The Harpers have an infant son, Keeton Levi, and their second child is due next March. Just a few years ago, Jason was singing on stage to audiences who had paid to see his shows. Now he sings to his son in the car for free. “I definitely want to stay supportive of the arts, so I wouldn’t say I was retired,” Jason said. “I still have the bug, and I love to perform. Right now, it’s just something I don’t have time for.” Jason appreciates the irony of attending optometry school just a few miles from the stage where he appeared in two national shows at the Orpheum. Posters from touring shows are usually posted on the walls backstage for performers to sign. Jason signed two posters with his fellow actors when he played there. During his time in Memphis, he hopes to go backstage to see if those posters are still there with his autograph. “I’d like to go back,” he said. “I’ll be glad to look at them with my retinoscope.”

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Faculty Highlights

Health Officials annual conference, the Better Vision Institute Medical Advisory Board meeting held in conjunction with the Eye Health Summit in Chicago.

Patricia Cisarik, OD, PhD, Associate Professor, and several co-authors published an article entitled, “The effect of a temporary absence of target velocity information on visual tracking” in the Journal of Eye Movement Research. Dave Damari, OD, Professor, was recently interviewed by the ABC-TV affiliate in Memphis about Computer Vision Syndrome. Janette Dumas, OD, Assistant Professor, Tressa Eubank, OD, Professor, and Scott Steinman, OD, PhD, Professor, recently attained their Fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Scott Ensor, OD ‘01, Assistant Professor, was recently elected faculty representative to the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians (formerly the TOA). Daniel G. Fuller, OD, Associate Professor, was interviewed by Memphis Parent magazine for an article about cosmetic contact lenses and authored an article on dry eyes for the October issue of Good Health Magazine. He also organized SCO’s hosting of the 12th Annual Gas Permeable Lens (GPLI) Cornea and Contact Lens Resident Symposium, the first time SCO hosted the prestigious event (pictured below). Twenty-six residents from 16 institutions attended. SCO faculty instructors included Drs. Fuller, John Mark Jackson, Bill Edmondson, and Scott Steel.

SCO Welcomes New Faculty

Paul Harris, OD, Associate Professor, recently joined the SCO faculty. A graduate of SUNY College of Optometry, Dr. Harris is active in vision therapy and behavioral optometry. He is the founder of the Baltimore Academy for Behavioral Optometry, a board member of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, and an organizer of educational meetings, including the International Congress of Behavioral. He has published extensively about vision therapy, binocular vision, and the development of refractive conditions.

Faculty Promotions John Mark Jackson, OD ’99, MS, Associate Professor, and William Edmondson, OD, MAT, Professor, are currently serving as two of the three editors of the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators newsletter. Cynthia Heard, OD, Associate Professor, authored a guest editorial in the September issue of Women in Optometry on the topic of diversity in the profession. W. C. Maples, OD ‘68, Professor, recently lectured at the Mexican Functional Optometric Conference, followed by a two-day seminar on Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy in Puerto Rico. At the COVD annual meeting, he was Master of Ceremonies at the Awards Banquet. He also traveled to Poland to lecture and teach during Thanksgiving. Glen Steele, OD ‘69, Professor, made a presentation regarding InfantSEE® for the National Commission on Vision and Health in Washington D.C., and chaired the InfantSEE® Committee meeting in St. Louis. He was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and on television for TBN’s “Doctor to Doctor” segment. Dr. Steele represented SECO at ALDOO, the Latin American optometry group, lectured on InfantSEE® in Arkansas and in Mississippi, and represented InfantSEE® at the American Public Health Association’s meeting. Dr. Steele also represented InfantSEE® at the National Association of City and County




Cheryl Ervin, OD, Associate Professor, has been named SCO’s Director of Externship Program. She is also SCO’s Residency Program Director. Dr. Ervin joined the SCO faculty in 1998.

COVD 2010 Posters Kelley Davis, OD, 2010-11 Resident A Review of Ocular Dominance and its Effect on Sports Janette D. Dumas, OD, Assistant Professor John Sharpe, OD ’83, Professor The Effect of Low Plus Lenses on an Asperger’s Patient with Mild Gaze Avoidance Ragna Godtland, OD ‘10, 2010-11 Resident Tressa Eubank, OD, Professor An Investigation into the Relationship Between Vision and Personality

Angela Howell, OD ’90, 2010-11 Resident Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Ocular Manifestations and Clinical Considerations Dustin Dixon ’12, MS; W. C. Maples, OD ’68, MS, Professor; Marc Taub, OD, MS, Assistant Professor Comparison of Symptoms and Objective Reading Data after Treatment by Tinted Lenses Stephanie McLin, ’12; Shannon Brown, ’12 Marc B. Taub, OD, MS, Assistant Professor A Trip to the Toy Store Allison Lyerly, ’13; Stephanie McLin, ’12 Marc B. Taub, OD, MS, Assistant Professor An Investigation into the Relationship between the COVD-QOL and Attention Disorders as Measured by the Test of Variable Attention (TOVA): A Pilot Study Marc B. Taub, OD, MS, Assistant Professor Low Vision, Ocular Disease and Vision Therapy–Oh My! Pediatric and Vision Therapy Residency at SCO Marc B. Taub, OD, MS, Assistant Professor Cheryl Ervin, OD, Associate Professor Southern College of Optometry Pediatric and Vision Therapy Residencies

AAO 2010 Posters Jill Pitts, OD ’03, Instructor; Tressa Eubank, OD, Professor A Comparison of Learning Styles Across the Decades Lauren G. Goldsmith, OD ’10, 2010-11 Resident; David K. Talley, OD, Residency Supervisor Hypotony Following Glaucoma Filtering Surgery Bernard I. Sparks, III, OD ’77, MS, Professor An Assessment of Near Point Convergence Reserves on Reading Speed in an Exophoric Population Tara Whitehead, OD, 2010-11 Resident Retinal Astrocytic Hamartomas and their Related Systemic Conditions Charles G. Connor, PhD, OD, Professor Use of Transdermal Testosterone Cream to Treat Contact Lens Intolerance: A Case Series Lindsay M. Elkins, OD ’07, Instructor Eye Care for the School-aged Child: A Parent Survey Daniel G. Fuller, OD, Associate Professor; Charles G. Connor, OD, PhD, Professor Safety and Efficacy of FreshKote® used as a Rewetting Agent in Lotrafilcon-A® Contact Lens Wearers Return to Baseline Visual Acuity 60 Seconds after Artificial Tear Instillation Pinakin Gunvant, OD ’10, PhD, Assistant Professor; Scott B. Steinman, OD, PhD, Professor Predictive Value of Retinometer and Potential Acuity Meter in Estimating Post-Cataract Visual Outcomes Christina Newman, OD, 2010-11 Resident; Daniel G. Fuller, OD, Associate Professor Corneal Rehabilitation of a Nail Gun Injury with an Asymmetric Gas Permeable Lens Design

Clark Joins SCO Board of Trustees Douglas C. Clark, OD, was recently named to the SCO Board of Trustees. A 1982 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Clark is a past president of the Alabama Optometric Association, Birmingham Optometric Society and SECO International. He is currently a member of the AOA. Dr. Clark is actively involved in the community of North Shelby County in Alabama and has also served on the Board of Directors for Safehouse. Dr. Clark practices at Pelham Eye Care in Pelham, Alabama and Clanton Eye Care in Clanton, Alabama.

At the fall meeting of SCO’s Board of Trustees, outgoing members were honored for their service. L-R: Dr. Phillips, Student Representative Brigitte Keener, ’11, Chair Donna Abney, and former Chair Howard Flippin, OD ’59.

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news briefs

SCO Default Rate Remains at Zero

SCO’s Director of Financial Aid. “Our gradu-

The Federal Department of Education

ates continue to have success practicing op-

has released the official Fiscal Year student

tometry and doing what they least want to

loan cohort default rates for all the schools

do, which is repay their student loans.”

in the country. (A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who

Optical Service Growing

have defaulted on their student loans).

A low cohort default rate is an important measure of a school’s overall quality, Garner noted. “It reflects our success in

The Eye Center’s Optical service is

The national average was 7%, up from

expanding, with completion of the project

last year’s rate of 6.7%. However, SCO’s co-

expected by January of 2011. The Optical

hort default rate remains at 0% for the 14th

etry. This is a great accomplishment and it

will gain 40 percent more space, which

consecutive year.

reflects admirably on each member of the

includes five new dispensing tables and about 100 new frames on display. “Along with the addition of our fifth

“This is great news,” said Cindy Garner,

preparing our students to practice optom-

SCO family. Congratulations SCO!”

Women in Eyecare Event Held

optician, the interns will be exposed to

Nearly 50 female optometry students enjoyed a girl’s night out filled with food,

more patient contacts while in the Optical,”

fun, and practical advice concerning the challenges faced by women in the optometric

Optical Services Chief Gerald Eisenstatt, OD

profession during the “Women in Eyecare” presentation and subsequent panel dis-

’84, Assistant Professor, said. “We wanted

cussion held on Monday, October 11th at SCO.

to provide a roomier, more comfortable

Karen Fallon, Eye Care Business Advisor for Allergan, began the seminar by

frame selection and dispensing area for the

addressing the current state of the optometric profession, how recent legislation has


impacted optometric practice, and industry trends with a focus on how the increase

The extra space will also allow for additional inventory by increasing the amount of board space available to showcase high end frames and accessories.

in the number of women in the optometric profession are shifting the dynamics of traditional optometric practice. A panel discussion allowed students to ask questions of SCO alumnae Martha Rosemore Greenberg, OD ’74, Whitney Hauser, OD ’01, Melissa McCulley, OD ’01; along with SCO Faculty member Patricia Estes-Walker, OD, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Kristin Anderson, OD. The women gave their perspectives and advice to students on topics facing female optometrists in today’s changing environment. “The questions about work/life balance are paramount to the decisions the women make for their futures,” said Fallon. “I am happy to see that people are thinking about that early on as they begin their careers. It was a great model to have optometrists in various stages of their careers in different types of practice environments.”

Connecting with Younger Patients The Eye Center at SCO held its second

The event was sponsored by the OPP, the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence, and Allergan.

annual Halloween community outreach event this year. Student groups were invited to compete and decorate patient suites. Faculty and staff joined students in dressing in family-friendly costumes. Patients, too, were invited to dress up for the event. SVOSH took the top prize for its design, a Candyland-themed suite.




L-R: Karen Fallon, Martha Rosemore Greenberg, OD ’74, Whitney Hauser, OD ’01, Melissa McCulley, OD ’01, and Patricia Estes-Walker, OD.

New Residency Program Announced

National Conference in Denver, Colorado. Nora Cothran, ’13, SCO’s AOA-PAC Liai-

SCO has added a new residency pro-

son, reports that the primary topic of dis-

gram for 2011-2012, said Dr. Cheryl Ervin,

cussion was the Patient Protection and

SCO’s Director of Residency and Externship

Affordable Care Act, and optometry’s role in


its execution and success. Additional topics

Wow Vision Therapy, LLC, of Saint Joseph, Michigan, will offer a one-year residency to be supervised by Dr. Dan Fortenbacher, OD.

included current legislative bills, Medicaid reimbursements, and children’s vision.

SCO Honored for Diabetes Work

Pictured is AOA President Joe Ellis, OD

The Memphis chapter of the American

’86, with SCO students (L-R): Sam Johnson,

Diabetes Association recently honored SCO.

’13, Megan Kortum, ’13, Nora Cothran, ’13,

Bill Kress, OD, Instructor, organized a group

and Haley Bowles, ’12. (Not pictured is Mark

of students and faculty to participate in the

Schaeffer, ’11).

Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes campaign. A total of 30 volunteers from SCO attended, comprising the majority of volunteers at the event. SCO was awarded a plaque in recognition of the college’s efforts

Newman Generations Compete

in volunteering at the event. Joining Dr. Kress, pictured, are (L-R): Jimmy Murphy, ’11,

When SVOSH hosted the 9th Annual

and Brett Miller, ’12.

Eye 5K in November, three generations of the Newman family were among the competitors: Professor Jim Newman, OD ’73, his son Daniel, age 29, and Dr. Newman’s grandson, Jake Pritchard, age 11. The event marked the first time the three family members have run together in a race. The three Newmans finished with their best time ever at 36 minutes.

FOA President Talks with Students Florida Optometric Association President Michael Fregger, OD ’82, recently participated in a video conference with a number of SCO’s Florida students. Via his video link, Dr. Fregger talked about the differentials in optometry laws

Mississippi Legislators Visit

Josh McAdams, ’12, SCO’s resident Olym-

between Tennessee and Florida. He also

pic athlete, took the top honors at 15:13,

discussed the state of OD/MD relationships

A delegation of Mississippi lawmakers

while the top female was Jennifer Pancoast,

in Florida, the scope of practice in the state

and representatives of the Mississippi

’14, at 18:59.

and potential scope of practice changes

Optometric Association recently visited

over the next five years. The session con-

SCO and The Eye Center. During their

cluded with a question and answer session.

meeting with Dr. Phillips and members

SCO Group Attends Conference Lewis Reich, OD, PhD, Professor, Jason Duncan, OD ’96, Assistant Professor and five SCO students recently attended the AOA State Legislative and Third Party

Dr. Fregger will be representing Florida

of the administration, the group learned

at SCO’s Third Annual State Day in January

more about optometry, vision care and

2011. State Day facilitates state, regional

some of the services that SCO provides to

and national association interaction with

a sizable number of Mississippi residents.


Glen Steele, OD ’69, Professor, is pictured

Other SCO graduates who would like

speaking to the group.

to represent their state at State Day 2011 should contact their state association or SCO’s Office of Institutional Advancement at

Students Volunteer for RAM A group of 10 interns, resident Ragna Godtland, OD ’10, and Tressa Eubank, OD, Professor, traveled to Smithville, Tennessee

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NEWS BRIEFS to volunteer their services at a Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic. The group provided 250 comprehensive eye examinations and 289 pairs of glasses to needy individuals over two days. “From a public health standpoint, that area will certainly benefit from the increased functionality associated with clear vision,” said Jared Quesenberry, ’12, SVOSH

SCO Appreciates Industry Support As 2010 draws to a close, SCO is ap-

Gibson Retires from SCO

preciative of a number of ophthalmic in-

SCO Professor Frank Gibson, OD ’68,

Dr. Eubank noted that she received

dustry partners who support optometric

has retired after 19 years of service to

many positive comments from patients,

education initiatives and programs at the

Southern College of Optometry. He was

college. Recent industry visits to campus

honored with a reception attended by

included Alcon, above: Dave Sattler, Trent

colleagues and friends, including Pro-

Hitchcock, Brian McGrew and John Parks

fessor Emerita Lisa Wade, OD ’84.

Regional Missions Coordinator.

organizers and RAM officials regarding the compassion and patience demonstrated by SCO’s interns during the event. Kudos to Student Doctor Quesenberry,

with President Phillips. Also visiting cam-

Dr. Gibson graduated from SCO

pus on behalf of AMO was Dave Hansen,

summa cum laude as class salutato-

Michael Vuong from the Class of 2012, and

OD and Ron Rammage (not pictured), who

rian. He then joined his father in pri-

to David Hite, Ellen Owen, Amanda Phelps,

toured The Eye Center and met with key

vate practice in Thomaston, Georgia.

Anna Ablamowicz, and Zophia Rendon

faculty members.

A third-generation optometrist, Dr.

as well as Scott Gibbons and Kelly Conyer from the Class of 2011, Jared Cox and

from the Class of 2013.

Gibson counts eight direct line relatives as optometrists, as well as a number

SCO Alumni/Child Admissions Forum when

Friday, June 10, 2011

who’s invited

Children of SCO alumni who have completed a minimum of their junior year of high school.

events include


Admissions and application information; academic and clinical observation; campus tour; student-led Q&A panel; lunch; reception with faculty, students and President Phillips Wednesday, June 1, 2011 For registration information, contact Joe Hauser or Sunnie Ewing at (901) 722-3228 or

of cousins who chose the profession. Dr. Gibson and his wife, Carole, are the parents of another optometrist in the family, Jennifer Gibson Uhl, OD ’97. The Gibsons are moving to live near their daughter in the Nashville area. Dr. Gibson formerly served as SCO’s Vice President of Clinical Programs. Under his leadership, The Eye Center at SCO was designed and constructed. Following the untimely death of Rich Goodson, OD ’66, in 2005, Dr. Gibson led SCO’s Externship Program. He plans to assist the program’s transition to new leadership as well as finding time for his family, developing new friends, trying to stay healthy and traveling.




The Ties That Bind: SECO Presidents College Enjoys Long Association with SECO International from SCO: When SECO International’s annual congress convenes March 2-6 in Atlanta, hundreds of SCO alumni will be among attendees. Hosted and organized by the Southern Council of

1954.............Jake N. Lipscomb, OD ’39 1956.............Andrew Denman, OD ’49

Optometrists, SECO attracts ODs from a dozen southeastern state optometric associations

1959.............William E. Terry, OD ’49

and beyond.

1961..............Jack Runninger, OD ’47

In recent years, SCO’s alumni reception for alumni and friends has grown, attracting several hundred guests. This year’s event will be held on Friday, March 4 from 7-9 pm at the Marriott Marquis. SCO enjoys a long association with the Southern Council of Optometrists and SECO. The first SECO Congress was organized in 1924, eight years before SCO was founded in Memphis. SCO was largely a regional school in its early years. As SCO grew, faculty, students and

1963-64......James F. Loomis, OD ’41 1965.............Henry V. Sawyer, Sr., OD ’50 1967.............William D. Sullins, Sr., OD ’39 1968.............William A. Owensby, OD ’49 1973..............J. Gordon Butterfield, OD ’54

alumni were frequently in close proximity to SECO’s continuing education and organized

1976.............Bert O. Miller, OD ’52


1978.............Robert Sullivan, OD ’48

Jack Runninger, OD ’47, authored a book

1979.............Rene Pigeon, OD ’54

in 2003 to record the history of SECO and the

1982.............James E. Herrington, OD ’60

Southern Council of Optometrists. In his pref-

1983..............G. Robert Crosby, OD ’63

ace, Dr. Runninger noted that his first SECO

1984.............John E. Casto, OD ’60

Congress was as an SCO student.

1985..............Daniel Houghton, OD ’53

“It was there I met Dr. Dave Williams, a past president of the Southeastern Congress, which led to my going into partnership with

Former SECO President Jack Runninger, OD ’47, and his wife, Helen.

SCO still encourages the networking pos-

1990............Jerry B. Park, OD ’66

sibilities afforded by SECO attendance. Each

1992.............Robert W. Lopanik, OD ’73

year SECO Day is held on the SCO campus to

1994.............L. Wayne Brown, OD ’63

provide students with information about the

1995.............Lowell Jones, Jr., OD ’75

upcoming congress and the importance of orAlumni, too, play an important role

1988.............W. Ernest Schlabach, OD ’69 1989.............Robert G. Traylor, OD ’63

him in Rome, Georgia,” Dr. Runninger wrote.

ganized optometry.

1986.............William G. Hendrix, OD ’55

1996.............Andrew G. Cook, Jr., OD ’81 Current SECO President Ron Bannister, OD ’77, and his wife, Susan.

1998.............Don Williamson, OD ’67

in the Southern Council of Optometry’s success. Countless alumni have served as officers,

1999.............Gordon W. Jennings, OD ’81

delegates and committee members.

2000...........Robert W. Smalling, OD ’74

Equally impressive is the number of alumni who have served as president. Three graduating classes – 1949, 1963 and 1981 – each produced three SECO presidents. SECO’s 2007 president, Doug Clark, OD, was recently named to SCO’s Board of Trustees. In 2008, former SECO Executive Director Sam J. Galloway received an honorary degree from SCO. As the Southern Council of Optometry approaches its 90th anniversary in a few years,

2001............Stuart Thomas, OD ’84 2003............William Spearman, OD ’82 2004...........Richard W. Phillips, OD ’78 2005............Lowell Gilbert, OD ’65 2006...........Sidney Stern, OD ’71

no doubt new leadership will continue to rise from SCO’s alumni. To all alumni and friends

2008...........Wilburn Lord, OD ’77

of the college who have served the Southern Council and SECO, SCO salutes your leadership,

2009...........Jonathan Shrewsbury, OD ’81

service and dedication to the betterment of organized optometry.

2010............Ron Bannister, OD ’77

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January 12 State Day 2011 Memphis, TN

February 11-13 Heart of America Contact Lens Society Kansas City, MO

March 2-6 SECO Atlanta, GA

Join Us for Spring 2011 CE Registration will open soon for SCO’s Spring CE Weekend in Memphis, April 8-10, 2011. Scheduled lecturers include Michael Gerstner, OD ’97, Paul Harris, OD, Blair Lonsberry, OD,

March 11-13 Southwest Council of Optometry Dallas, TX

Daryl Mann, OD, Andrew Rixon, OD, Rolando Toyos, MD, and Jim Williamson, OD ’97. Workshops include Lasers for the Anterior Segment, and Incorporating Low Vision into Your Primary Care Practice. Courses will include Research and Emerging Treatments for Ocular Disease Utilizing

April 8-10 SCO Spring CE Weekend Memphis, TN

Evidence Based Medicine, Sudden Vision Loss, Autism, A Functional Model of Astigmatism - Visual Conditions of Symphony Musicians, Ocular Manifestations in Diabetes, Fighting Ocular Disease: When You Should Draw First Blood, Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies, Sports Vision, and Intense Pulse Light as a Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome. Visit our website for more updates and watch your mail and email for additional information about Spring CE Weekend 2011.

May 20 2011 Commencement Memphis, TN

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