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Dr. Howard McAlister Receives SLOS Award

Dr. Howard McAlister, Emeritus Associate Professor, recently received the Robert A. Koetting Memorial Award from the Saint Louis Optometric Society (SLOS) in recognition of his service to optometry and achievements over his optometric career spanning nearly 40 years.  During the award presentation, Dr. Jeffrey Weaver stated “…I believe Howard’s career was defined by service”. Recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) Dr McAlister continues to serve during his retirement. Congratulations Howard!

Class of 2021 Mixer

The College of Optometry at UMSL has many distinct features, including small class size, a wide array of externships, successful board pass rates, and high retention, but one of the most defining characteristics is the family feel atmosphere.  Each year the college begins the cycle of recruiting and admitting a new group of individuals from all over the country, and even the world.  This year the College of Optometry is welcoming 49 new students to the Class of 2021.  These students come together as strangers and will leave as close friends and even extended members of one another’s families by the time they graduate.
The journey toward becoming this family begins in April at the Class Mixer, where the students meet for the first time and get to know one another.  Spouses, significant others, and even parents are invited to the event; it provides the opportunity to know not only the other students but also those who make up their support system.   The class of 2021, along with their fa…

White Coat Ceremony: A Wonderful Tribute to the Class of Harmony