The Center for Personal and Professional Development intends to use virtual communication to maintain the structure of their current schedule.
After a long and successful career in optometry, I. William Collins, OD ‘47, wants to help ensure future optometrists trained at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (PCO/Salus) have a leg up as they pursue that same level of success.
During her sophomore year at Gannon University, a liberal arts college in Erie, Pennsylvania, Olivia Burger ‘22OD attended a musical festival in nearby Pittsburgh. She was writing for the college newspaper at the time, but had not been into photojournalism at that point.
As a youngster, Korey Patrizi, OD, Resident ‘21, had some significant eye issues. She was in and out of eye doctors’ offices and even had a couple of surgeries over the years to correct her problems. So she definitely wasn’t a stranger to the optometry profession.
While attending Penn State as an undergraduate studying biology, Natalee Rackus, OD ‘21, ‘22Resident, always knew she wanted to have a career in healthcare. She considered becoming a Physician Assistant for a while but during school while working in an Emergency Department, she decided she did want to follow that path.
Within a year after graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), David Meltzer, OD ‘02, FAAO, found himself in Iraq as part of the First Armored Division, embedded with the 47th Forward Support Battalion stationed at the Baghdad Airport during Operation Iraqi Freedom.