John David Perrigin Scholarship Endowment

If you wish to make a memorial gift in support of the John David Perrigin Scholarship Endowment, please make your check payable to the Foundation for Education and Research in Vision (FERV) and mail to UHCO, Attn:FERV, 4901 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77204-2020. To make a credit card gift you may call 713.743.1795 and speak with Liz Mauzy. The Perrigin family will be notified of your gift. Condolence cards may be mailed to the attention of Drs. Dave and Judy Perrigin at the same address.

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University Eye Institute Patient Parking

Construction of the University of Houston's Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II will begin on Friday July 10, 2015. Much of the parking lot adjacent to the University Eye Institute will then no longer be available, so UEI patients will be able to park at no cost in the Welcome Center Student Garage across from the J. Davis Armistead and Health and Biomedical Sciences buildings on Calhoun Road.

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Jack Bridwell, OD, '59, 1934-2017

Dr. Jack Bridwell, a 1959 UHCO graduate, was on faculty for a little over 10 years starting in 1992. He received the UHCO Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1994. He served as TOA President in 1969-1970, and received the President’s Award in 1994-1995 for outstanding contribution to the profession. He founded a golf tournament while a faculty member to raise funds for optometry student scholarships and the award has helped countless students defray a portion of the cost of tuition. He was a founding member of the National Association of Practice Management Educators and co-authored the book, Business Aspects of Optometry. Always committed to helping UHCO, during the construction of the HBSB, he and another classmate named a room in our family practice service. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him and his legacy will continue through the lives touched via his named scholarship.

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Delta Gamma Foundation Richard D. Shirk Family Lectureship in Healthcare Values and Ethics

UHCO will be hosting the Delta Gamma Foundation Richard D. Shirk Family Lectureship in Healthcare Values and Ethics on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:45pm in the Student Center South – Theater Room. The lecture joins others at over fifteen other institutions across the country.  This year’s lecture will be presented by Reba Riley, author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing, on the topic: Courage Vision: How to See and Use Your Bravery Every Day. Please visit our website to learn more and RSVP:

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Suzanne Ferimer receives MLA's highest honor

Congratulations to Suzanne Ferimer, Director of Learning Resources at UHCO, becoming of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Medical Library Association’s President’s Award.  This is one of MLA’s highest honors and recognizes Suzanne for her extraordinary work in reviewing, simplifying and revising MLS’s bylaws to address and implement changes in their dynamic environment. Suzanne will receive her award in Seattle at the President’s Award Dinner on May 30th.

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