Sol Tannebaum, MCO, had a volume of poetry, Something to Say: Thinking Essays in Verse, published in February.
C. Clayton Powell, Sr. received the Presidential Citation of Merit from his undergraduate alma mater, Morehouse College, on April 10, for his lifetime of service and extraordinary accomplishments as a medical practitioner and civic leader.
Bill Barnett received an award at the Maryland Optometric Association fall meeting for 50 years of service to the profession.
Howard Woolf received an award at the Maryland Optometric Association fall meeting for 50 years of service to the profession.
Andrew Buzzelli has been named dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry. He arrives at the position from the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, where he served as dean and professor. The Kentucky school, the first college of optometry in the state, is presently being built and its first class is expected in enter in fall 2016.
Kevin Melicher has been appointed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple to serve a four-year term on the state’s Board of Higher Education. He has served on the Fargo School Board for eight years.
Janice Scharre, former academic dean at ICO, has been named provost of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.
Tommy Lim was named the 2013 Optometrist of the Year by the California Optometric Association.
James A. Stewart was presented with two awards in honor of his volunteer work on behalf of veterans of the Vietnam War: the Tan Son Nhut Air Base Association’s Golden Knight Award and the Vietnam Security Police Association’s Meritorious Service Award. He served as an Air Police Sentry Dog Handler during the Vietnam War. He is currently the chairman of the Veterans Bell Memorial.
Timothy A. Wingert has been named dean of the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Prior to this appointment, he served as associate dean for academic affairs and professor at UIWRSO.
James Hutchins, of Lifetime Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye, Minn., received recognition for 10 years of continued commitment to professional development at a recent Cleinman Performance Network meeting.
Lori Latowski Grover has been named dean of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.
Tracy Matchinski and Karen Squier, both ICO faculty members, have received the 2014 Frederic Rosemore Low Vision Education Grant from the American Optometric Foundation. The monetary award will support their project, “Enhancement of Clinical Low Vision Rehabilitation Skills in the Laboratory Setting with Experienced Patients with Visual Impairment.”
David Wright was elected president of the Nebraska Optometric Association. He has a three-doctor practice in Auburn, Neb.
Jacqueline Burkhardt, of The Eye Associates in Bradenton, Fla., recently became certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
Nick Vincelli became a full partner and owner of Horizon EyeCare Professionals in Owatonna, Minn., in January. On May 2, he and his wife, Amy, welcomed son Caleb Pasquale, who joins twin big brothers Elijah and Will.
Jennifer Harthan has been appointed chief of the Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence at ICO.
Heather McLeod gave birth to a healthy baby boy on April 9.
Navjit Sanghera has been appointed chief of the Sidney Hillman Health Centre, an ICO clinical externship and residency site.
Nicole Henriksen has been named the 2014 Young OD of the Year by the Montana Optometric Association.
Ashley Speilberg welcomed daughter Ryan Ashley on Feb. 25.
Noha Seif received the GLPI Rising Star Award from the GL Lens Institute for her case submission, “Managing Congenital Neurotrophic Keratitis and High Hyperopia with Therapeutic Scleral Lenses in a Two Year Old Child with Multiple Disabilities.”
Kimberly Michel has joined EyeLux Optometry in San Diego.
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Nancy DeMaso, director of material operations at the Illinois Eye Institute, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Civic Foundation, a non-partisan organization devoted to improving the accountability, efficiency, transparency and fiscal responsibility of governments across Illinois.
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