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.     

Michael Curcio, OD ’30, MD (1905-1979) 

Michael CurcioDr. Michael Curcio’s career as an outstanding teacher and recognized clinician began in 1930, when he joined the College faculty. After serving as Professor and teaching Physiological Optics and optometry at PCO until 1956 he joined Hahnemann University as Assistant Professor of Opthalmology and remained there until his retirement in 1972. He was very active in the field of medicine, serving as Consulting Ophthalmologist at the Overbrook School for the Blind and the Veteran’s Hospital in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.