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Dittlinger Chosen as February 2016 Student Spotlight Winner

Dittlinger Chosen as February 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 February 2016 is:
Kevin Dittlinger  (Class of 2018)


Kevin was chosen for the February spotlight because he exemplifies the model of our students here at the College of Optometry.  His peers and faculty have nominated Kevin for the student spotlight.  Students, Faculty, and Staff have said many great things about Kevin:

Kevin has many good attributes that show how he feels about UMSL. He has a positive attitude about class, and is always on time for school activities.

Kevin goes out of his way to help out his fellow classmates. He is very relatable and fun to hang out with outside of class too. Kevin is an ambassador here at UMSL is willing to lead tour groups and answer questions of prospective students. He is a great representative for UMSL with his great attitude and willingness to go out of this way for others.

“Kevin  is invested in helping his classmates and other students achieve academic success through tutoring and mentoring.  In addition, Kevin maintains a positive image of the College of Optometry at all times.”

Kevin participates in all of our coed and men's intramural teams.
Kevin is a member of AOSA, and is our NORA-- Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association liaison. Kevin is also a  Neuroanatomy and Anatomy and Physiology teaching assistant. Many of the the current first years have a very high opinion of his skills and abilities.
He's a high character individual and I'm always impressed at his work effort and attitude that he brings to our class and to this program.

According to Program Director for Student Services Nick Palisch,  "Kevin is a student who truly cares about helping students succeed.  He is a dependable individual who wholeheartedly cares about his fellow classmates and the academic success of his peers. Kevin is also a student ambassador for the college, "Kevin is one of the few second years who has made time to still participate in ambassador duties while balancing multiple responsibilities. His help in the role of an ambassador is well noted and very much appreciated," said Palisch. 

Kevin is truly a compassionate individual who is able to make his peers feel supported and respected. He represents the image of "family" at the College of Optometry very well."
We are thankful to have Kevin as part of the UMSL family!   


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