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.

During the weekend of the Centennial Gala Celebration, additional alumni, faculty, and friends were honored.

Ira Silverman, OD ’49

Isadore-Ira-Silverman.jpgDr. Silverman joined the College Board of Trustees in 1982 and served until September of 1993.  His impact on the Board was significant in the areas of fundraising and organizational development. During his tenure as Chairman from 1989 to 1991, Dr. Silverman oversaw the establishment of the College's Cornea & Specialty Contact Lens Service and the renovations of pf Powell and Wentka Halls. Upon his death, the Board of Trustees established a scholarship in his memory.