The Salus University Alumni Association annually recognizes the professional contributions and achievements of graduates and friends of the institution. Awardees are nominated by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Salus.
2019 Award Recipients:
Daniel Millward, MMS ‘09, PA-C: Physician Assistant Alumnus of the Year
Daniel Millward received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, Idaho before matriculating in Salus University’s inaugural Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2009. He currently serves as an assistant professor and director of admissions for a developing physician assistant program at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colo. Since graduation, he has practiced in the area of family medicine and has had the unique experience and privilege of providing healthcare on the Navajo Reservation in Utah. The Alumni Association is proud to name Daniel Millward, MMS, PA-C the Physician Assistant Alumnus of the Year.
Kelly A. Malloy, OD ‘96, Resident ‘97, FAAO: Albert Fitch Memorial Alumna of the Year
Dr. Kelly A. Malloy is an associate professor in Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). She is chief of Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease Service at The Eye Institute (TEI) and is also an instructor of Head and Neck Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease courses at PCO. Dr. Malloy is the only neuro-ophthalmic disease diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in which she is also a Fellow. Dr. Malloy is a founding officer of the AAO Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders Special Interest Group, and is its Educational Programs sub-chair. She has lectured extensively and has been widely published in her areas of expertise. In recognition of her leadership and work with neuro-ophthalmic disease, the Alumni Association is proud to name Dr. Malloy the Albert Fitch Memorial Alumnus of the Year.
Christine M. Geiger, MEd ‘98 : Blindness and Low Vision Studies Alumna of the Year
Christine M. Geiger has taught children from birth through second grade with low vision and blindness at Saint Lucy Day School, in Philadelphia, for 25 years. She has provided all of her students with a firm foundation in both academics as well as the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) - skills needed by students with visual impairments. Geiger is charitable with her time as she has helped student teachers from Kutztown University and Salus develop their skills as teachers of the visually impaired. She has dedicated her career to helping visually disabled infants and children reach their full potential through training them in activities of daily living, computer skills, and recreation as well as giving them a path to literacy. In recognition of her service, the Alumni Association is proud to name Christine M. Geiger, MEd the Blindness and Low Vision Alumna of the Year.
George Lindley, AuD ‘03: Audiology Alumnus of the Year Award
Dr. George Lindley first came to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) School of Audiology in 2002 as an adjunct professor, directed the Audiology Distance Education program, and now serves as an assistant professor in the University’s Osborne College of Audiology. His audiology career began at Towson University in 1995 where he worked as an audiologist before going to the Pittsburgh Veterans Association (VA) as a research and clinical audiologist. He was a pediatric audiologist at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa. Along with educating students at Salus, he also taught at Lamar University and Towson University. For 13 years, Dr. Lindley has worked with Oticon - a hearing aid manufacturer - as a manager of distance learning and pediatric education and currently serves as their consultant. In recognition of his leadership and advocacy for youth, the Alumni Association is proud to name Dr. Lindley the Audiology Alumnus of the Year.
Eynon-Archbald Lions Club: Public Service Award
Chartered in 2010, the Eynon-Archbald Lions Club is the second largest Lions Club in Pennsylvania, with just over 100 members and has a 70 percent female membership. Annually, they hold a “Snowflake Gala” which benefits “Leader Dog for the Blind”- a service of Lions Club International. The Eynon-Archbald Lions have raised approximately $75,000 through this annual gala over the past six years. Internationally, the Eynon-Archbald Lions are ranked third for the largest annual club donor for “Leader Dog” in the world. This Lions Club fund raises money for children’s eyeglasses and hearing aids and promotes children’s literacy. Additionally, they provide medical equipment to those in need; annually deliver turkey dinners to 300 families; fundraise for the needy in their community; and bi-annually clean up community roadways. The Lions Club also works with police, fire services, and veterans in their community. In recognition of their service, the Alumni Association is proud to honor the Eynon-Archbald Lions Club with the 2019 Public Service Award.
Guidelines for Nominations
- Academic degrees earned (include granting institutions and date)
- Other positions held and relevant experience
- Ways in which nominee has distinguished his/herself in chosen field
- Ways in which nominee has supported his/her college and/or the University
- Ways in which nominee has represented the college and/or University via his/her achievements
- Ways in which nominee's PCO/Salus University education/degree has helped him/her in chosen career
- Examples of nominee’s civic involvement and/or displays of personal and professional integrity
- Honors attained
- Provide any other information which supports why the nominee is deserving of the indicated Award, and why such an award is appropriate. If relevant, please describe how the nominee has overcome an unusual adversity.
Please complete the nomination form(s) providing as much of the requested information as possible. | Method of Nomination and Selection (PDF)
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.
Audiology Alumnus of the Year Award
This award is presented to an alumnus/a of the Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) or the PCO School of Audiology who has distinguished himself/herself through extraordinary service and contributions to the profession of Audiology, bringing honor and prestige to Salus University and OCA.
Blindness and Low Vision Studies Alumnus of the Year
This award is presented to an alumnus of the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Salus University who has distinguished himself/herself through extraordinary service and contributions to the field of Blindness and Low Vision Education and Rehabilitation, bringing honor and prestige to Salus University.
Distinguished Service Award
This award is presented to a non-alumnus/a who is closely identified with Salus University and who has provided notable service to the University and their profession.
Occupational Therapy Alumnus of the Year
This award is presented to an alumnus of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Salus University who has distinguished himself/herself through extraordinary service and contributions to the field of occupational therapy, bringing honor and prestige to Salus University.
Physician Assistant Alumnus of the Year
This award is presented to an alumnus of the Salus University physician assistant program who has distinguished himself/herself through extraordinary service and contributions to the physician assistant profession, bringing honor and prestige to Salus University.
Public Service Award
This award is presented to a person (or organization), preferably of national standing, who (which) has made a recent significant contribution to Salus University or to their profession.
Special Recognition Award
This award is presented as special recognition of an individual's or organization's contribution to Salus University, their profession or their community.