The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and Salus have always been a big part of Sharon Marcy’s life. Her father, Bernard Blaustein, OD ’67, FAAO, worked in a number of roles over five decades there.
Dr. Di Stefano, OD ’73 officially retired on July 1, 2019, after a long and successful career at Salus University. He’s known as the architect of the University’s Public Health programs, specifically designed to bridge the gap in public health training in professions such as optometry, audiology, blindness and visual impairment, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.
According to the latest available data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as reported recently by the Philadelphia Business Journal, optometrists rank No. 7 and physician assistants rank No. 48 in the top 50 highest-paying jobs in the Philadelphia region that earn between $100,000 and $150,000.
Salus University has completed two new articulation agreements with Keystone College, one for a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree program and the second for a Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Master of Medical Science degree program.
Throughout his naval career, Dr. Cowan served as an academician, practitioner, researcher and teacher with numerous tours of duty around the world. He accepted the invitation to be the keynote speaker of the White Coat Ceremony not only because he believes the ceremony itself is a great idea - celebrating the onset of something – but also because of his close association with University President Michael H. Mittelman, OD ’80, MPH, MBA, FAAO, FACHE.