Troy Fannin, OD, Graduated from Ohio State. He became a UHCO faculty member in the College's second year of exsistant. After a breif time in private paractice, Dr. Fannin returned to UHCO and taught Optics. He was a beloved faculty member. Vernon Hammond was Troy Fannin's best friend. He was in the military and fought in WWII. Dr. Hammond was part of the first faculty members to start the College of Optometry and was here for one year. After being at UHCO, he went to open up a practice in McAllen, Texas to support the people in the Valley.