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UMSL Hosts Gala Reception at Optometry's Meeting



UMSL Hosts Gala Reception at Optometry's Meeting

On the evening of July 1st in Boston, the UMSL College of Optometry again hosted a reception for alumni, students, and friends.  Once again it was well received and attended.  Future receptions are scheduled for the annual meetings of the Missouri Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the Heart of America.  We hope to see you there!


Director of Clinic Operations, Dr. Vinita Henry (’85), with Dr. Mike Nichols and Dr. Cynthia Lucas (’98)


Dr. Jeff Weaver with MOA Executive Director, Dr. Lee Ann Barrett (’85)


Dr. Scott Burks (’02) and wife Karen


Dr. Nicole Pogue (’12), Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Erin Brooks (’11), and Jourdyn Smarker (’17)


Assistant Dean Dr. Ed Bennett with Carolyn Draude (’18), Joann Adams (’18), Ramya Natarajan (’18), Kaitlyn Bader (’18), and Caitlyn Reynolds (’18)


Lulette Fermil (’19), Amy Mackey (’19), Brittney Schieber (’19), Peter Jacques (’19), Sydney Kapp (’19), Kate Hamm (’19), and Taylor Dahms (’18)

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