The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announced the 12 recipients of the 2021 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The award provides recognition and support to talented post-doctoral students in pursuit of an advanced degree in optometric research and education. Established in 1949, more than 440 William C. Ezell Fellowships have been awarded to date. Funding is provided by leading optometric companies, private endowments, and other generous business organizations.
Congratulations to Collin Gray, OD, '20 on being recognized as the Young OD of the Year by the Utah Optometric Association. The award, presented on June 11, 2021 as part of the association's Annual Congress, is awarded for significant service to the profession, and to the visual welfare of the people of the state of Utah.
The graduate student endowment in honor of Harold E. Bedell, PhD., Professor Emeritus of Vision Sciences at the University of Houston College of Optometry has been increased from $40,000 to $100,000 to provide more fellowships for graduate students.