Fall 2016
Fall 2016

Homecoming 2016 in Pictures

On September 9-10, ICO alumni returned to campus for Homecoming 2016. Chicago-themed activities were packed into a weekend full of good times. From the tasty Blind Spot to a hilarious performance by The Second City, Homecoming reminded participants why Chicago is our favorite place to be.

We took over 330 photos over the weekend, capturing the fun and togetherness of Homecoming. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Everyone loves a good tiki bar! Even the rain couldn’t stop this party.

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The Blind Spot featured some of Chicago’s favorite foods- Italian beef sandwiches and deep-dish pizza.

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This year’s raffle prizes were some of the best yet, including Chicago Cubs gear and Apple products.

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We brought back a Homecoming favorite- the photo booth, with props and costumes galore!

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We brought back a Homecoming favorite- the photo booth, with props and costumes galore!

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Friday night concluded with an optometry-themed show from The Second City.

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Friday night concluded with an optometry-themed show from The Second City.

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Lots of laughs! Students, faculty, and alumni participated in the comedy skits.

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Lots of laughs! Students, faculty, and alumni participated in the comedy skits.

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Saturday’s annual 50 Year Club Breakfast honored some of our most esteemed alumni.

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In a special ceremony, Sydney Harris, OD, NICO ’47, dedicated a lane in ICO’s Diabetic Eye Clinic in the memory of his wife, Thelma.

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CE was moved online, and in its place, attendees experienced a lecture on modern Practice Management.

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Alumni shared knowledge with current students at a professional Mix & Mingle.

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Alumni shared knowledge with current students at a professional Mix & Mingle.

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The Class Reunion party was held at the InterContinental Hotel on the Magnificent Mile.

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ICO President Dr. Arol Augsburger showed off some classy moves on the dance floor!

Award Winners
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Congratulations to the 2016 ICO Alumni Association Award Recipients:

Alumnus of the Year Award
Dennis M. Brtva, OD ’84

Young Alumnus of the Year Award
Eric A. Baas, OD ’06, FAAO, Dipl. ABO

Distinguished Friend Award
The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and Ms. Soo Na

Professional Achievement Award
Gregg C. Pusateri, OD ’86, MDiv

Excellence in Education Award
Ruth A. Trachimowicz, PhD, OD, FAAO

Humanitarian Award
Sandra L. Bury, OD ’95

Lifetime Service Award (posthumously)
Thomas A. Lawless, OD ’71, DOS

Thank you to everyone who made Homecoming 2016 a success, particularly the doctors who directly engaged our students at the Alumni Mingle. Additional thanks to our sponsors, including Alcon, Bulley & Andrews, Marquette Associates, National Vision, ABB Optical Group, Crowe Horwath, Envolve, ICO Student Association, Johnson & Johnson, Luxottica, Nixon Peabody, Sentinel, and VSP.

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