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Ibisch Named November's UMSL Optometry's Student of the Month

Ibisch Chosen as November Student Spotlight Winner

Every month the Office of Student Services with the College of Optometry seeks nomination from the faculty, staff, and students of the college in an effort to recognize one student who exemplifies our student body.  This month's recipient is a true reflection on what we look for in a student at UMSL College of Optometry.

The Student Spotlight for November 2015 is:
Andrew "Andy" Ibisch  (Class of 2018)

Andy Ibisch Class of 2018 

Andy was chosen for the November spotlight because he exemplifies the month of November as the month of Thanksgiving.  His peers and faculty have nominated Andy for the student spotlight.  Students, Faculty, and Staff have said many great things about Andy:

"Andy serves as class president of the 2018 class and always serves to raise the spirit of our class. Andy goes above and beyond as a class president and does whatever it takes to make the entire class of 2018 happy"

In addition,  
"Andy always looks out for everyone in his class. He is selfless and works hard for the greater good."
Andy is a student who truly cares about the greater good and works hard to make sure he is a voice for the his class and the College of Optometry. 
 Not only is Andy a second year optometry student, he also works in the dispensary at the UEC and Lindell Eye Center.  ".He is a good team member, dependable and demonstrates a helpful personality to staff and patients that he works with," said one nominee.    
According to Program Director for Student Services Nick Palisch,  "Andy is a student who takes his role as a student, mentor, and class leader seriously.  He is responsive, calm and collected, and one of those students that truly invests himself into his responsibilities."   Andy is also a student ambassador for the college. "Andy has volunteered many times to do tours and special events, even when the campus is closed for holiday's or inclement weather. We can always depend on him to represent the College of Optometry well," said Palisch. 
"Andy is without a doubt the best leader and organizer I've ever been around, he's always got a positive attitude and that rubs off on the rest of the class"  -Nominator.

In addition to his role as the Class Representative, he is also a member of AOSA, MOSA, AAO, WOA, and SAIO.    He is also active in participating in intramural sports here on campus and recently his wiffleball team won the championship! 

We are thankful to have Andy as part of the UMSL family!    

Andy will receive a gift from Starbucks as a THANK YOU for his service to UMSL!

Congratulations Andry on being the UMSL|Optometry November 2015 Student Spotlight winner!!!


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