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CURRENT ISSUE: SUMMER 2023
TRENDING: SUMMER 2023
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ESSENTIALS: JORDON BELLER, OD '71
A lot was changing in optometry when Jordon Beller, OD ’71 joined ICO in 1967. Here are a few of his essentials.
VAULT: WINTER 2022
In this issue, we wanted to take a step back and look at some of the other patients who have come through our optometric doors.
CLASS NOTES: SUMMER 2023
Who was inducted into the optometry hall of fame? Who got married? Check out the latest news from your graduating class.
CLOSE-UP: ROBIN RINEARSON, OD ’77
Robin Rinearson, OD ’77, was not actually intending to become an optometrist. She had her heart set on veterinary school.
PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES SYMPOSIUM
Our 26th annual Practice Opportunities Symposium was held on March 31, 2023. No event so clearly shows the diversity of career opportunities in the field of optometry, and we were happy to see so many curious faces ready to learn more from our alumni.
RECORD NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT ARVO
This year, ARVO welcomed more ICO students than ever before! Eight students, alongside faculty mentors, presented their work at the premier research conference for vision and ophthalmology. Students from every class year presented to an international crowd.
SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
Congratulations to Tracy Burk ’26. She has been selected as this year’s student researcher. In collaboration with Jennifer Harthan, OD ’06, she will spend the summer collecting data and participating in journal club meetings.
WHITE COAT PROJECT: ICO'S PRE-HEALTH CRASH COURSE
We have now officially held two pre-health crash courses for local college and high school students. These courses include full-day workshops packed with a ton of information.
CHICAGOLAND HIGH SCHOOL VISITS
With the student application pool becoming tighter and tighter, we know we need to reach students earlier. Now, we are interacting with high school students as well! One of our most recent alumni, Connor Robbs, OD '22 has already hosted six high school groups at ICO.
Many of you may fondly remember your time in the ICO basement in the ’90s. As we mentioned a few issues back, through the generous support of Scott Jens, OD ’91, we have now been able to bring an updated version of this tradition back.
Join the ICO community in remembering the lives and contributions of our dedicated alumni.
A calendar of important dates and significant events happening at the Illinois College of Optometry.
Dr. Charles Mullen and Dr. Terry Ernest celebrate the foundation of the ICO/University of Chicago partnership. It's still going strong over 25 years later.