In August, we welcomed our newest class to campus. As in every year, they arrived with their cars packed to the brim and with many questions. As in every year, they said their goodbyes and settled well into the first few challenging exams and courses.
Unlike any other year, students wore masks as they moved in. Unlike any other year, their first quarter has been spent learning and interacting remotely as the entire college moved to hybrid learning.
New beginnings are always challenging, even more so during a pandemic. Starting optometry school during a pandemic takes strength and determination. The class of 2024 has done remarkably well. They made it through orientation, their first quarter, and are now making their first forays into the clinic through the Clinical Assistant Program.
They have shown flexibility and resilience throughout these first few months, and we're so happy to have them with us. Class of 2024, we are so excited to see what these four years will bring.