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In Memoriam

Dr. Sam Quintero, beloved UHCO alumnus and faculty member, passed peacefully on July 17, 2022, surrounded by family.

Sam Quintero was a dedicated teacher who committed his career to serving his students, advancing the college, and influencing the profession of Optometry for more than 50 years. Effective educators inspire students and even influence the direction of their lives. Dr. Quintero knew this and committed his career to this calling.
The Sam Quintero Endowment for Educational Excellence will help ensure that Dr. Quintero’s legacy will continue to inspire excellence in teaching through support for future generations of optometric educators.

Memorial contributions may be made to his named endowment at the University of Houston College of Optometry through FERV: https://fervfoundation.org/give-now/.



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