Raised by a family whose optometric legacy has spanned generations, it’s easy to be influenced to follow in their footsteps, but for the Crozier-Fitzgerald family, that legacy isn’t necessarily to become an optometrist, it’s to commit yourself to serve others.
The illuminated stage of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts was set with signature regalia for the newest graduates of Salus University. On the afternoon of May 23, degrees were conferred on 274 graduates, as they celebrated the University’s 118th Commencement.
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.
Salus president Michael H. Mittelman, OD, MPH, and USciences president Paul Katz, MD, participated in a signing ceremony and ribbon cutting at University of the Sciences’ campus on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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.