Fall 2015
Fall 2015

Class Notes Fall 2015

1934

Irvin Borish, NICO, was recognized (posthumously) by Optometric Management as one of the 50 Most Influential in Optometry.

1934

Irvin Borish, NICO, was recognized (posthumously) by Optometric Management as one of the 50 Most Influential in Optometry.

1949

Frank (Uncle Frank) Fontana, NICO, was recognized by Optometric Management as one of the 50 Most Influential in Optometry.

1966

Ken Forsythe received a Wisconsin Optometric Association Life Membership Award at the 2015 WOA annual meeting.

1968

T. K. Johnson’s practice, Midland Eye Care, was voted as the Midland Daily News’ #1 Readers’ Choice for a Midland, Michigan area eye clinic.

1971

Charles Brownlow received a Wisconsin Optometric Association Life Membership Award at the 2015 WOA annual meeting.

1974

Gene Prudhon received a Wisconsin Optometric Association Life Membership Award at the 2015 WOA annual meeting.

1975

Larry Wolf received a Wisconsin Optometric Association Life Membership Award at the 2015 WOA annual meeting.

1977

Tommy Lim was named secretary of the ICO Alumni Council.

Robin Rinearson has been elected to the ICO Alumni Council.

Michael E. Sandler was recognized for his 20 years of service as optometric physician for the Miami Marlins Baseball Club.

1979

Rob Davis was recognized by Optometric Management as one of the 50 Most Influential in Optometry.

1980

Eugene Cropp was presented with the Curtis F. Kenitz Optometric Service Award at the 2015 WOA annual meeting. This award, in memory of Curtis F. Kenitz (NICO ’54), is presented to a doctor who has demonstrated excellence in volunteering.

1982

Vincent Facchiano was appointed to the board of directors of The Energeyes Association.

1987

Jeff Sarazen was named Wisconsin OD of the Year at the 2015 WOA annual meeting.

1991

Scott Jens was recognized by Optometric Management as one of the 50 Most Influential in Optometry.

R. Christopher Marquardt was elected vice president of the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

1993

Vasvi and Thomas Babu have opened a fifth location of 20/20 Image Eye Centers in the Phoenix, Ariz. area.

1996

Stacy Hinkemeyer-Colatrella has been elected to the ICO Alumni Council.

Christopher Winter was a member of the Milwaukee Men’s Senior Baseball League 60+ inaugural season champion Lugnuts. He has played in hardball leagues since 1996, including championship teams in the 35+, 45+, and 55+ divisions.

1997

Jeanette Carbone Varanelli was named president-elect of the ICO Alumni Council.

2001

Callie Enyart was elected president of the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

2002

Todd Swanson is now seeing patients after purchasing Meng Eye Care in Rice Lake, Wis.

2003

Melissa Lambright was named by the Hartford Business Journal as a winner of the 40 Under Forty Award.

Robert Steinmetz was named Illinois OD of the Year by the Illinois Optometric Association during its annual convention in September.

2004

Andrea McCann was named president of the ICO Alumni Council.

2008

Nana Owusu has been elected to the ICO Alumni Council.

2011

Karina Nikogosian was named Illinois Young OD of the Year by the Illinois Optometric Association during its annual convention I September.

Rebecca Swartzentruber has joined the staff of Stratton Eyes in Lexington, Ky.

Friends and Family

Christine Allison, professor at ICO, was named president-elect of the Illinois Optometric Association.


2015 Alumni Association Award Recipients

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Front Row: Raleigh W. Bynum, OD ’60, MPH ; Barry L. Adler, OD ’65; Thomas R. Barber, OD ’60
Back Row: Earl S. Townsend, OD ’65; Bradley M. Williams, OD ’65, FAAO; President Arol Augsburger, OD; John J. Costello, Sr., OD ’65; James C. Leadingham, OD ’65, DOS, FAAO

Golden Gavel Award
Nicholas Colatrella, OD ’96, FAAO, Dipl. (ABO, ABCMO)

Alumnus of the Year Award
Kara E. Heying, OD ’98, FCOVD

Young Alumnus of the Year Award
Christopher J. Borgman, OD ’10, FAAO

Distinguished Friend Award
Alderman Pat Dowell

Professional Achievement Award
Aaron E. Lech, OD ’01, FAAO

Excellence in Education Award
Elyse L. Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Humanitarian Award
Tracy L. Matchinski, OD ’95, FAAO

Lifetime Service Award
Neil R. Hodur, OD ’75


50 Year Club

Barry L. Adler, OD ’65
Thomas R. Barber, OD ’60
Raleigh W. Bynum, OD ’60, MPH
John J. Costello, Sr., OD ’65
James C. Leadingham, OD ’65, DOS, FAAO
Earl S. Townsend, OD ’65
Bradley M. Williams, OD ’65, FAAO


Our Sponsors

Platinum Level
Alcon

Silver Level
BMO Harris Bank

Bronze Level
Bulley & Andrews
Crowe Horwath
CBIZ
Essilor
ICO Student Association
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Uprise
Luxottica
Marquette Associates
Nixon Peabody
Jobson Review of Optometry
National Vision
Zyloware

Table Level
Allergan Eye Care
Bausch & Lomb
CooperVision
Expert Optics
Favia and Associates
HOYA Vision Care
OD4Hire
Premier Ophthalmic Services, Inc.
Vision-Ease Lens
Vision Pro Optical
Walmart/Sam’s Club
WVA


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The following abbreviations denote predecessor names of the Illinois College of Optometry.
NICO: Northern Illinois College of Optometry
CCO: Chicago College of Optometry
MCO: Monroe College of Optometry
Northern Illinois College of Optometry Chicago College of Optometry Monroe College of Optometry

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