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Celebrating a Century
Salus Founding College Celebrates 100 years in 2019

Students, Faculty, Residents, Staff, Alumni, Board members and Friends,

Since the inception of Salus University’s founding college nearly 100 years ago, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), and now the University, has advanced integrated healthcare through innovative education, research and clinical services.  Today, Salus graduates represent many health and rehabilitative professions integral to interdisciplinary and inter-professional practice, each with a uniquely important role to play in ensuring the health and well-being of the public.   

As we approach PCO’s 100th anniversary in 2019, it is the perfect time to embrace and celebrate our legacy and tradition in health education and ensure the University’s vision of impacting and influencing the future of healthcare delivery, education and professional practice is sustained.  As part of our 100 year celebration, Salus is embarking upon a multifaceted, centennial fundraising campaign that is seeking support for endowment, reinvesting in the University’s physical facilities, and funding for community-based programs for economically disadvantaged children and families.

As we approach 2018, the 10th anniversary of the University, and 2019, the 100th anniversary of PCO, I hope you will join us as we celebrate our legacy of changing lives and  the exciting vision we have for the future.  We have much to be proud of.

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Michael H. Mittelman
P.S.  Mark your calendar…the University will be celebrating with a centennial gala on Saturday, April 27,  2019.  I hope to see you in Philadelphia then!

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In preparation for the upcoming 100-year anniversary of Salus University's founding college, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), we are reflecting upon our history and legacy. We encourage former and present faculty, staff and alumni to submit their memories, photos and opinions.

We are creating a special centennial website to celebrate some of the College's - now University's - most memorable moments.

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