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/.
With over 6,000 YouTube subscribers and over 30,000 Instagram followers, UHCO Class of 2022’s Khanh Ton has been inspiring, encouraging, and influencing both pre-optometry and current optometry students throughout her years at UHCO. Just before her graduation this past month, Khanh spent a little time with us discussing her passion for optometry, social media, and ocular disease.
University of Houston scientists are delving into the brain by examining gap junctions in the retina and elsewhere &ndoash; an understanding that could guide the development of new treatments or diagnostics fr brain disorders and degenerative diseases.
A few Qs & As with University of Houston College of Optometry’s Easy Anyama, recently elected by fellow students from around the nation as the incoming president of the American Optometric Student Association…
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.
Anita Ticak, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., Associate Clinical Professor, is the recipient of the 2021 Cora and J. Davis Armistead Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston College of Optometry.
2021 VCS Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the Vision Care Section can bestow and is presented to a person, institution or group who has made an outstanding contribution or demonstrated continual high-quality service in the area of public health eye/vision care, see the 2021 winners.
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced that Isabel Deakins, Class of 2021 is the recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care.
Dr. Earl L. Smith III, Greeman-Petty Professor in Vision Development in the University of Houston College of Optometry, as the 2021 Esther Farfel Award recipient. Dr. Smith’s outstanding accomplishments in vision research, professional and graduate teaching, and service to his college, the university, and the profession have earned him this recognition.