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HomeTown Lecture Series

Each year, the Office of Alumni Relations, invites regional alumni to a series of professional programs, held in their local communities throughout the country. The events include one hour of complimentary COPE-accredited continuing education and networking opportunities.

2016 - 2017 Series:  Diabetes - The Art of Practice

Diabetic retinopathy is an important cause of new blindness in the working age population. This course, delivered by Tony Cavallerano, OD, '72, presented a comprehensive look at how systemic factors influence the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy and the evolving trends of diabetic eye disease.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016  
Location: Gran MORSI, New York, NY


Wednesday, December 7, 2016  
Location: Cal’s Wood-Fired Grill, West Springfield, MA


Wednesday, February 8, 2017  
Location: Baci Grill, Cromwell, CT


Wednesday, March 8, 2017  
Location:  Ri Ra Restaurant, Portland, ME 

Over 90 alumni enjoyed our HomeTown programs during the 2016 - 2017 series. As a result, we are happy to announce the launch of the four-year Pioneer Valley Regional Scholarship. The first recipient will be from the Class of 2021 beginning Fall 2017. David Momnie, OD '74, established himself as the NECO ambassador and championed the 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.

For more information on the HomeTown seminars, please contact:
Margery Warren at 617-587-5687 or