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May 15, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Rebecca Aquije, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 15, 2020) —Rebecca Aquije’s very first career choice wasn’t necessarily her own. “As children of immigrants can probably relate, I used to want to be a doctor because my parents encouraged me to be one,” said Aquije, whose family is from Peru. After a few years believing she would be a […]

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May 15, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Natalie Paré, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 15, 2020) —Natalie Paré has wanted to be an optometrist for as long as she can remember; she credits her excellent childhood optometrists with planting the seed early. The Morton L. Kimmelman Memorial Award for Student Leadership in Organized Optometry winner is excited to start a pediatric residency after graduation, but […]

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May 14, 2020

Graduation In The Time Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2020 Organization Contact: Adrienne Stoller, communications@sunyopt.edu, 212-938-5600 What is it like to graduate as a doctor of optometry during a global health crisis? SUNY College of Optometry Class of 2020 President Nicole Mercho shares how soon-to-be-alumni are preparing for a rapidly changing professional world. How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the […]

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May 13, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Mackenzie Bradley, Class of 2020

  NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 13, 2020) —As a child, Mackenzie Bradley set the bar high for her future. As in, gold medal high. She aspired to be an Olympic gymnast for the 2012 games, but jokingly admits that her athleticism “did not reach a world-class level.” Instead of lowering her standards, she set her […]

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May 7, 2020

SUNY College of Optometry’s CSTEP Wins $950,000 Grant to Support Underrepresented and Underresourced Students

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2020 Media Contact: Adrienne Stoller, communications@sunyopt.edu, 212-938-5600 NEW YORK, NY—With an eye on expanding diversity in optometry practice, SUNY College of Optometry’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) won a grant for nearly $1 million to bolster its efforts to support under-represented and economically disadvantaged students. The award was […]

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May 5, 2020

SUNY College of Optometry Readies Students for Professional Practice Amid COVID-19

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2020 Organization Contact: Adrienne Stoller, communications@sunyopt.edu, 212-938-5600 New York, NY—Springtime is typically the final stretch for students of all levels at the SUNY College of Optometry as they complete classes, exams, rotations, and prepare to become practicing doctors. But this year, unlike any other, the journey to professional life for these […]

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April 29, 2020

Advancing Leadership within Healthcare at the University Eye Center

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2020 Organization Contact: Adrienne Stoller, communications@sunyopt.edu, 212-938-5600 Clinical Administrator Earns Top Honor in Health Management New York, NY—The SUNY College of Optometry University Eye Center (UEC) is pleased to announce that UEC Executive Director and Vice President for Clinical Administration, Liduvina Martinez-Gonzalez, MS, FACHE, has been recently named a Fellow of […]

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April 23, 2020

SUNY College of Optometry Admitted Students Day Goes Virtual – Class of 2024 Learns about Life at the College from a Distance

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2020 Organization Contact: Adrienne Stoller, communications@sunyopt.edu, 212-938-5600 New York, NY—Nearly 100 prospective students hailing from 17 states close to home and across the U.S. participated in a virtual version of Admitted Students Day at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry held on April 17. The students represent […]

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