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Congratulations to all the honorees!
|New York State Optometric Association
|Andrea Thau, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, FNAP, of New York, New York, was awarded the Frederic A. Woll Award, the highest recognition bestowed by the NYSOA. It has been awarded only 37 times previously in the associations 128-year history.
|The NYSOA Optometrist of the Year award was given to Viola Kanevsky, OD, and the Damaris Raymondi, OD, was awarded the Young Optometrist of the Year. Both doctors work in New York City.
|Jennifer Schad, OD, FAAO, of Ferris State University, Michigan College of Optometry, was honored as Educator of the Year by the Michigan Optometric Association.
|Marie Bodack, OD, FCOVD, of Southern College of Optometry, was installed as president of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
|Arkansas Optometric Association
|The Arkansas Optometric Association installed its new board.
Julie Dolven, OD, of West Little Rock, was elected as vice-president,
and Katie Brown, OD, of Little Rock, is the new secretary/treasurer.
Also named: James Herzog, OD, of Cabot and Jacksonville, became president and Alex Bell, OD, of Rogers, became president-elect.
|Amanda Umlandt, OD, FAAO, was named the 2023 Virginia Optometrist of the Year.
|Pacific University College of Optometry alumna and former faculty member Lee Ann Remington, OD, will receive the Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist at the university’s graduate and professional commencement ceremony, where she also will deliver the keynote address.
|When Julie A. Schornack, OD, MEd, was installed as only the second president of Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU) in late April, she also accepted the mantle of being its first female president.
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