President’s Medal Recipients
Many people have been part of the proud history of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and Salus University.  Alumni, faculty, and friends of the College helped establish PCO as a pioneer and leader in the field of optometric education and the profession of optometry. The following people - highlighted on Medal Mondays - were honored on May 20, 1995 at the 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration for their outstanding contributions to the College and the field of optometry and vision care.

At the Centennial Gala Celebration on April 27, 2019, additional alumni, faculty, and friends will be honored.       

Don H. Evans, OD '43 (1919-2005) 

Don H. Evans - Medal MondayAs Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association from 1973 to 1984, Dr. Evans helped raise the standards and structure of the organization. He lobbied for optometric interests within the state legislature, improving the status of the profession, and gained a highly-respected reputation among legislators for his accomplishments. Dr. Evans was named Alumnus of the Year in 1975. In 1999, he received the POA’s Meritorious Service Award. Dr. Evans passed away on October 23, 2005.