Alumni Awards

Albert Fitch Memorial Alumnus of the Year

This award is presented to an alumnus of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry who has distinguished himself/herself through extraordinary service and contributions to the profession of optometry, bringing honor and prestige to the College.

Award Recipients
Year Awarded to:
* Deceased
2013 Robert P. Bittel, Jr., OD ’83, FAAO
2012 John S. Biernacki, OD '52
2011 Joseph P. Shovlin, OD '80, FAAO
2010 Jeffrey L. Weaver, OD, FAAO '85
2009 Michele R. Haranin '89
2008 Dennis H. Lyons OD ’73
2007 Michael H. Mittelman, OD, MPH '80
2006 Derrick L. Artis, OD, MBA '89
2005 Paul D. Freeman, OD '74
2004 Harold Wiener, OD, F.C.O.V.D. '50
2003 Leonard J. Press, OD, FAAO, FCOVD '77
2002 Beverly B. Miller, OD ‘75
2001 Neil W. Draisin, OD, FCOVD ’71
2000 Leonard M. Steiner, MS, OD ’78
1999 Robert M. Cole, OD, ’74
1998 Frank W. DiChiara, OD '53
1997 A. Michael (Gus) Iatesta, OD, '52
1996 Barry Schneider, OD, '68S
1995 75 Presidential Medals
1994 Louis J. Catania, OD, '69
1993 Barry J. Farkas, OD, '71
1992 Markus I. Barth, OD, '74 | Richard J. Shuster, OD, '72 | Larry C. Wallis, OD, '74
1991 Lawrence A. Ragone, OD, '53
1990 Freda Sattel, OD, '43S
1989 Robert J. Johnson, Sr, OD, '43S
1988 Robert C. Phillips, OD, '38*
1987 Harvey P. Hanlen, OD, '74
1986 John D. Costabile, OD, '46*
1985 Richard N. Gross, OD, '56
1984 Elmer S. Friedberg, OD, '38
1983 Martin Hafter, OD, '49
1982 George H. Crozier, OD,'49,* | Gilda C. Crozier, OD '43S, | John J. Crozier, OD, '48F*
1981 Milton J. Eger, OD, '40*
1980 Robert J. Morrison, OD, '48S
1979 Alvin Levin, OD, '51
1978 Ron G. Fair, OD, '54
1977 Morey X. Powell, OD, '36
1976 Harry Kaplan, OD, '49 | Arnold Mazer, OD, '40*
1975 Donald H. Evans, OD, '43*
1974 Spencer I. Richmond, OD, MD, '55 | Joseph C. Toland, OD, MD, '54
1973 Bernard Kushner, OD, '40
1972 Emanuel C. Nurock, OD, '27*
1971 John C. Neill, OD '22*
1970 Melvin D. Wolfberg, OD '51
1969 Martin R. Snook, OD, '36*
1968 Harold Simmerman, OD, '30*
1967 Paul L. Connelly, OD, '45*
1966 J. Donald Kratz, OD, '37*
1965 Andrew F. Fischer, OD, '37*
1964 Lawrence Fitch, OD, '36*
1963 John D. Perry, OD, '28*
1962 Alden N. Haffner, OD, '52
1961 Irving Bennett, OD, '44
1960 Leon J. Kolankiewcz, OD, '26*