Medal Monday: John J. Crozier, OD ’48
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Medal Monday: John J. Crozier, OD ’48

President’s Medal Recipients

Many people have been part of the proud history of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and Salus University.  Alumni, faculty, and friends of the College helped establish PCO as a pioneer and leader in the field of optometric education and the profession of optometry. The following people - highlighted on Medal Mondays - were honored on May 20, 1995 at the 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration for their outstanding contributions to the College and the field of optometry and vision care.

At the Centennial Gala Celebration on April 27, 2019, additional alumni, faculty, and friends will be honored.     

John J. Crozier, OD ’48, FAAO

John J. CrozierDr. John J. Crozier had a long and distinguished career as a Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) administrator, serving under five of the six College presidents. After joining the administration in 1965, he held the positions of Registrar and Director of Admissions and retired as Vice-President and Dean for Student Affairs. By the time he retired in 1991, he had admitted two-thirds of the graduates of the College. “Dr. John” was the first alumnus to be elected to the Board of Trustees, serving from 1956 to 1958. In 1974, he was a consultant to the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry and established the organization’s Washington office. He served on the Federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare’s (H.E.W.) Allied health Professions Review Committee from 1969 to 1972 and from 1972 to 1975 he served on the Council’s Student Financial Assistance. Dr. Crozier was the Alumnus of the Year in 1982 and passed away on March 5, 2004 at the age of 78. 


John J Crozier with Students