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Salus 2013 Volleyball Champs
by Sean Dempsey ’16OD
And the champions are: SWAT TEAM!!!!
What a championship match it was! SWAT Team (Captain Matt Butler ’14PA) won game one behind some big spikes from Butler, but SpEYEked (Captain Dave Domachowski ’15OD) was with them till the end. SpEYEked hung in there with a strong defensive effort spearheaded by Mike Kelleman ‘15OD, but the front line play of SWAT became overwhelming, and they took the game 25-18.
Game two started out much differently, as SpEYEked raced into the lead behind the smothering net play of Dave Domachowski ’15OD. With SpEYEked up 20-14, it looked like game two was all but over; however, Paul Fruhner ’14PA went to work at the service position for SWAT. With Fruhner's serves and Butler's spikes, SWAT rallied for 11 straight points to win 25-14. Those were the most exciting points of the year, and some of the volleys went into the high teens with both teams' refusal to give up.
Congratulations to both teams for making it to the end and fighting so hard for the top spot! Below are some team photos and action shots from the games for your entertainment (courtesy of Ryan Chia).
The athletic committee would like to thank everyone who helped this year in any way, including our scorekeepers, line judges, and photographers (Ryan Chia ’16OD and Van Huynh ’15OD). And thanks to all participants for making it a great season! We will be in touch soon regarding possibilities for summer tournaments and sports.
PCO to Receive First Rick Bay Memorial Scholarship
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University will receive the inaugural Rick Bay Excellence in Eyecare Education scholarship in Optometry from the Rick Bay Foundation for Excellence in Eyecare Education.
The late Rick Bay, publisher and president of the Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, passed away in December 2012. Jobson Healthcare LLC established the Rick Bay Foundation and the announcement that PCO was to receive the first scholarship was made last month.
President Lewis said, "Rick Bay was a wonderful friend to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry... Over the years Rick collaborated with PCO on many Continuing Education programs and other projects..PCO is proud to be the first recipient of the Rick Bay Excellence in Eyecare Education Scholarship in Optometry." The University will work with the Rick Bay Foundation to finalize the operational details of the scholarship, according to Dr. Larry McClure, associate dean for Student Financial Affairs.
OCA Students Win Trivia Bowl
The "Jerger-nauts," a team of nine second year students and one fourth year student from the Osborne College of Audiology won the Trivia Bowl competition earlier this month at AudiologyNOW!, the annual American Academy of Audiology meeting.
Named in honor of Dr. William Jerger, one of the founding fathers of the American Academy of Audiology, the team successfully answered audiology related questions in a competition among teams of students from various audiology programs around the country that competed.
Pictured above after their victory are team members (left to right): front row: Samantha Nieves '15, Kimberly Otero '13, Andrea Graham '15, Megan Piekosz '15; back row: Brittany Viniarski '15, Jonathan Brittian '15, Brendon Boudwin '15, Travis Deputy '15, Elizabeth Swartz '15, Jenna Pellicori '15. Photo is courtesy of Dr. Bre Myers, OCA faculty member.
The Salus community warmly welcomes its newest members:
- Keith T. Carney, Jr., Security
- Dr. Varleisha Gibbs, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy program
- Joanne Gonzalez, Patient Representative, The Eye Institute
- Douglas Woods, Security
- Kimberly Young, Patient Representative, The Eye Institute
The Salus community offers sincere congratulations to the following members:
- Rebecca Blaha, AuD, on her appointment as Instructor. Dr. Blaha, who has been an adjunct, is a clinical educator in the Pennsylvania Ear Institute, the clinical facility of the University’s Osborne College of Audiology.
- Erin Draper, OD, clinical instructor TEI and husband, Chad, on the birth of their son, Marcus Andrew, last month. Big sister, Jayne also welcomed Marcus to the family.
- Joel Silbert, OD, professor, on his article published in the April issue of Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.