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HomeTown Lecture Series

Each year, the Office of Alumni Relations, invites regional alumni to a series of professional CE programs, held in local communities throughout the country. These informal events include one hour of complimentary COPE-accredited continuing education, a College update during dinner, and networking opportunities. During the 2016 - 2017 series, over 90 alumni enjoyed NECO’s HomeTown programs.

We are pleased to announce that as a result of Springfield’s HomeTown 2016 event, we are able to announce the launch of the four-year Pioneer Valley LeadershipScholarship. The first recipient will be a member of the incoming Class of 2021. David Momnie, OD '74, established himself as a NECO ambassador and championed the regional scholarship idea and donation process.  "My hope for the group scholarship is to encourage bright and energetic graduates to consider practicing in Western MA," notes Dr. Momnie. We are grateful for Dr. Momnie's enthusiasm and the support received from our Western Massachusetts alums. Cultivating scholarship and mentoring opportunities for our students defines leadership and offers a wonderful way to give back to the College and the profession.

HomeTown Series 2017 - 2018
Telemedicine Screening for Retinal Disease

Optometrists play an important role in identifying patients at risk for vision-threatening conditions, yet primary care settings may be the best site for identifying patients at-risk for visual disability.

Spend an evening with your colleagues and fellow alumni to learn why digital retinal imaging may be a valuable tool for evaluating patients with retinal and optic nerve disorders. This one hour COPE-accredited lecture delivered by Tony Cavallerano, OD ’72 presents an overview of a successful teleretinal imaging model for identifying patients at risk, for practice building, and promoting a comprehensive approach to improving access and adherence to care.

The evening will be facilitated by Tony Cavallerano, OD, '72, Executive Director of Clinical Training and Patient Care, Director of Professional Relations, and Adjunct Professor, at New England College of Optometry.

Details for all HomeTown series events: 

  • 6:30 PM Reception
  • 7:00 PM Lecture & Dinner

2017-2018 HomeTown Locations


New York City, New York: October 26, 2017

Gran Morsi   
22 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007 
212-577-2725
Introduction by President Clifford Scott, OD '68, MPH. 
COPE: 53837-PS     Event: 114006     
Register Today!


Portsmouth, New Hampshire: November 9, 2017

Rudi's Portsmouth
20 High Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-430-7834
COPE: 53837-PS     Event: 114007  

Location, invitations and registration coming soon!


West Springfield, Massachusetts: December 5, 2017

Cal's Wood-fired Grill & Bar
1068 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
413-927-9353
COPE: 53837-PS     Event: 114008     

Invitations and registration coming soon!


Cromwell, Connecticut: March 1, 2018

Baci Grill
134 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT  06416
860-613-2224
COPE: 53837-PS     Event: 113944     

Invitations and registration coming soon!


Barnstable, Massachusetts: Spring 2018

Location: TBA
Location, invitations and registration coming soon!

For more information on the HomeTown Series, please contact:
Margery Warren at 617-587-5687 or alumni@neco.edu.

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