In accordance with the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania, we have resumed limited university operations effective June 8, 2020.
CPPD intends to use virtual communication to maintain the structure of their current schedule.
Alissa Coyne, OD ‘10, FAAO, Resident ‘11, has always considered herself a “Pennsylvania girl” through and through. She grew up in Pennsylvania, went to Penn State University for undergrad, and then when she applied for optometry school, the only one she considered was the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO).
Caroline Beesley Pate, OD ‘04, FAAO, now associate professor and director of residency programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO), was at home in the first week of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March when she received a call from Dr. Sam Pierce, former president of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and a local Birmingham optometrist.
Old McDonald has nothing on Tracy Offerdahl-McGowan, PharmD. When she’s not teaching Salus students in her role as a pharmacist, she’s a “farmacist.”
Dr. Anthony Di Stefano, who has been associated with the University in some capacity for more than 50 years, received a Doctor of Science Honorary Degree at the University’s 120th commencement May 22, 2020 — the first virtual commencement in the institution’s history.
Vittorio Mena, OD ‘14, graduated with a Doctor of Optometry from the University’s
Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and now specializes in corneal and contact
lens management with more than six years of diverse experiences.