Fall 2014
Fall 2014
[ Taking in the Cubs vs. Pirates game during the rooftop outing on Sept. 5. Suspended due to weather in the seventh inning with the score tied 3-3, the game was completed the following day. The Cubs wound up losing 5-3 in the 11th. ]

Homecoming 2014

Members of the 50-year reunion class, including Drs. Robert Schmidt and Darrell Schlange, were recognized during the class reunion dinner.

Lifetime Service Award recipient C. Clayton Powell, Sr., OD ’52, CCO, co-founded the National Optometric Association, of which Stephanie R. Johnson-Brown, OD ’78, currently serves as president. They’re pictured with Deborah Powell (left).

Lawrence Edelheit, CPA, Ronald Vorona, Millicent Knight, OD ’87, and Michael Favia, JD, lead a practice management panel discussion to students in the Lecture Center.

Jeanette Carbone Varanelli, OD ’97, meets with students during the student/alumni mingle networking event in the gym.

Celebrating their 30th reunion, the class of 1984 had the highest attendance of any at Homecoming.

Alumni Council president Nicholas Colatrella, OD ’96, addresses the crowd at the class reunion dinner and awards ceremony.

Members of the 50 Year Club in attendance included (clockwise from top left) Darrell Schlange, OD ’64; Roger Hanson, OD ’56; Arthur Young, OD ’64; Roger Bakewell, OD ’64; Roger Truax, OD ’64; William Ernstein, OD ’64; Robert Schmidt, OD ’64; Floyd Mizener, OD ’48, MCO; Donovan Crouch, OD ’63; C. Clayton Powell, OD ’52, CCO; Gary Morgan, OD ’64; Gilda Berkman Preskill, OD ’56; Michael Kacere, OD ’49, NICO; and Alfred Rosenbloom, OD ’48, NICO.

Dr. Augsburger presents Eileen Bush, OD ’08, Elizabeth Bush, OD ’12, and Sara Bush with the Alumnus of the Year award, which was conferred to Donald J. Bush, OD ’79, posthumously.

Louise Sclafani, OD ’89, and Pamela Lowe, OD ’88, shoot a selfie at the class reunion dinner and awards ceremony.

Members of the class of 1974 attend the Cubs rooftop outing (clockwise from front): Drs. Scott Mescher, Greg Jones, Charles Harrill (with wife Jean-Meredith) and Greg Prudhon.

Award Recipients

Alumnus of the Year Award (posthumous)

Donald J. Bush, OD ’79

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Jennifer S. Harthan, OD ’06, FAAO

Lifetime Service Award

C. Clayton Powell, Sr., OD ’52, MPH, DOS

Professional Achievement Award

Peter A. Russo, OD ’87, FAAO

Excellence in Education Award

Yi Pang, MD, OD, PhD, FAAO

Humanitarian Award

Ruth S. McAndrews, OD ’79, FVI

Distinguished Friend Award

Essilor of America, Inc.

Golden Gavel Award

presented to alumni who have completed nine years of leadership and distinguished service to ICO and have served as president of the Alumni Council

Charles W. Harrill, OD ’74

Pamela A. Lowe, OD ’88, FAAO

Dominick M. Maino, OD ’78, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Jeffrey R. Varanelli, OD ’98, FAAO, Dipl. ABO, ABCMO

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