For many, making it through graduate school is a feat in its own; but for Kelly Morse ‘19OD, it is truly exceptional. That’s because during her time in the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) pursuing her Doctor of Optometry degree, Morse had to fight her way back from being paralyzed, in order to reach her dream of becoming an optometrist.
Four years after she became an internet sensation, dubbed “Piccolo Girl,” for tears streaming down her face as she played the piccolo as the Villanova Wildcats basketball team lost in the NCAA tournament East Region, Roxanne Chalifoux ‘19OD, graduates tomorrow from Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) with her Doctor of Optometry.
In the optometric or biomedicine academic world, Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD, FAAO is well-known, and is often a draw for those who seek education from world-class faculty. As a nationally recognized expert on convergence insufficiency, Dr. Scheiman will be presented with an honorary degree from the New England College of Optometry (NECO), his alma mater, for his collective contributions to his profession.
The founder of the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry (later named to Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) in 1964) and first president from 1919 until his death in February of 1960, Dr. Albert Fitch was indeed a visionary.
The University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) Centennial Gala weekend celebrations wrapped up at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 28 with an elegant dance-club feel in the Grand Ballroom inside the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Overlooking the Delaware River, it appeared as though guests were dancing on water.