Christina Klein, OPT IV, was recently selected as the American Optometric Student Association (ASOA) - American Public Health Association's National Liaison for 2019-2020 academic year. There were many strong candidates, but Christina's experience, work ethic, goals and passion were a few of aspects that led the group to selecting her in representing this AOA affiliate organization on a national level.
The American Optometric Association Optometric Educator of the Year Award recognizes the deserving individual member educator for performance of outstanding services on behalf of the profession, optometric education and to the visual welfare of the public. A distinguished leader and active member of the Texas optometric community, UHCO’s Zanna Krouch, OD was recognized as the AOA Educator of the Year at Optometry’s Meeting held in St. Louis June 13-15, 2019. Honored as the Texas Optometric Association Educator of the Year in 2019, Dr. Kruoch serves as Assistant Clinical Faculty at UHCO’s Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, TX, an inner city clinic serving the vision and advanced medical eye care needs for more than 5,000 patients annually. With the high prevalence of ocular disease in the patients the clinic serves, Dr. Kruoch brings exceptional disease management skills with a special competence in medically necessary contact lenses.
We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, Dr. Judy Perrigin, who passed away suddenly on July 1, 2019. Dr. David Perrigin has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her memory through the Foundation for Education in Research in Vision, UHCO’s 501c3 organization at https://fervfoundation.org/give-now/.
In the Select Gift Account box chose Gift of Your Choice and in the Specify Gift of Your Choice, type Judy Perrigin. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent of the law and Dr. Dave Perrigin will be notified of your generosity, although the gift amount will remain confidential.
Condolences may be sent to Dr. David Perrigin c/o UHCO, 4901 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77204-2020
With just a week for graduation, Sandra Bui took time out of her extremely busy schedule to meet and thank Drs. Ron Hopping and Desiree Hopping for their generosity in funding a scholarship through their named endowment at UHCO. Bui is not only graduating next week but is getting married immediately after!
"I really appreciate the generosity of the Hoppings and it is an honor to receive this scholarship from two great leaders of our profession. I cannot be more grateful and this is a true blessing," said Bui.