Alumni News

Avani Dave, OD ‘17, wins Award for Contact Lens Excellence image

Avani Dave, OD ‘17, wins Award for Contact Lens Excellence

Recent graduate Avani Dave, OD ’17, was recently selected to receive the Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care. The annual award is given to an outstanding… Read More …

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NECO Faculty and Alumni Honored by AAOF

(Boston, MA) The American Academy of Optometry Foundation, AAOF, recently announced several 2017 awards to recognize great accomplishments and contributions to the field of optometry. The AAOF annually… Read More …

Thirty-eight NECO Residents Honored at Annual Conference image

Thirty-eight NECO Residents Honored at Annual Conference

Optometry programs traditionally involve four years of study towards an OD degree. Upon graduation, many graduates choose to pursue an additional year of post-graduate training in a specialized area… Read More …

NECO Alumni, Students, and Faculty Visit DC for Optometry’s Meeting 2017 image

NECO Alumni, Students, and Faculty Visit DC for Optometry’s Meeting 2017

It was a capital week in Washington, D.C. as the American Optometric Association, the AOA, hosted a record-breaking 2300 students and doctors at Optometry’s Meeting 2017. The annual conference took… Read More …

Recent NECO OD/MS Graduate Wins 2017 Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics image

Recent NECO OD/MS Graduate Wins 2017 Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics

Four year optometry programs can be rigorous. A combination of didactic studies and clinical work leaves little free time as students work towards their degree. However, some students make time to earn… Read More …

NECO Celebrates Class of 2017 at 123rd Commencement image

NECO Celebrates Class of 2017 at 123rd Commencement

New England College of Optometry, NECO, celebrated its 123rd Commencement on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Boston Symphony Hall. During the ceremony, the College conferred 134 Doctor of Optometry degrees… Read More …

Alumnus Dr. Lu Fan, MS/OD ‘02, Speaks at the United Nations image

Alumnus Dr. Lu Fan, MS/OD ‘02, Speaks at the United Nations

Dr. Lu Fan, MS/OD ‘02, recently spoke at the United Nations in New York on May 5, 2017. The speech was part of United Nations Academic Impact Program (UNAIP). Dr. Lu Fan is the current president… Read More …

31 Alumni Participate in 2017 Dinner with ODs Program image

31 Alumni Participate in 2017 Dinner with ODs Program

New England College of Optometry hosted their successful Dinner with ODs Program again this winter in February and March. This program is sponsored by NECO’s Alumni Association, in partnership… Read More …

NECO Honors Scholars at 2017 Annual Scholarship Ceremony image

NECO Honors Scholars at 2017 Annual Scholarship Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Recipients at New England College of Optometry. This distinguished group of students was honored for their excellence in scholarship, leadership, and clinical… Read More …

NECO Alumni Board President and Daughter Featured in Review of Optometry Article image

NECO Alumni Board President and Daughter Featured in Review of Optometry Article

NECO Alums, and mother - daughter team, Linda Bennett, OD ‘80 and Rebecca Maida, OD ‘08 were recently featured in the March 2017 issue of Review of Optometry. Dr. Bennett… Read More …

Lu Fan MS/OD ‘02 Interviewed on Myopia in “Points de Vue” image

Lu Fan MS/OD ‘02 Interviewed on Myopia in “Points de Vue”

Dr. Lu Fan MS/OD ‘02 was recently interviewed about the state of myopia research at the Wenzhou Medical University and in China in the autumn issue of “Points de Vue” international review of ophthalmic… Read More …

NECO Remembers Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ‘75 image

NECO Remembers Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ‘75

It is with great sadness that New England College of Optometry notes the passing of alumni Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ’75. Dr. Wallingford was a past President of the American Optometric Association,… Read More …

Retiring Alumnus Transitions Practice to Recent NECO Graduate image

Retiring Alumnus Transitions Practice to Recent NECO Graduate

In the tradition of New England College of Optometry alumni helping one another, Dr. Sabrina Mayo, Class of 2016, recently purchased a private practice from NECO alum Dr. Karl Erdmann, Class of 1980.… Read More …

NECO Faculty, Students, Residents, and Alumni Present at Academy 2016 image

NECO Faculty, Students, Residents, and Alumni Present at Academy 2016

New England College of Optometry was well represented at the American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting this past November in Anaheim, California. Faculty, students, professional staff, residents,… Read More …

Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ‘43, Founder of Dollars for Scholars, Dies at Age 95 image

Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ‘43, Founder of Dollars for Scholars, Dies at Age 95

It is with great sadness that New England College of Optometry shares the news of the passing of Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ’43 at the age of 95. In addition to his contributions as an optometrist, Dr.… Read More …

NECO Hosts Alumni Reception at Academy 2016 image

NECO Hosts Alumni Reception at Academy 2016

On Friday, November 11, NECO welcomed over 240 alumni, guests and corporate partners to a festive reception at the Hilton Anaheim at the Academy 2016 meeting. The 2016 ACADEMY meeting offered attendees… Read More …

Remember When?  Class of 1976 Celebrates 40th Reunion image

Remember When?  Class of 1976 Celebrates 40th Reunion

The Class of 1976 returned to New England College of Optometry on Saturday, September 17, 2016, to celebrate their fortieth reunion. Tony Cavallerano, OD ’72, Executive Director of Clinical Training… Read More …

Caitlin Morrison, OD’15, Receives Contact Lens Residency Award image

Caitlin Morrison, OD’15, Receives Contact Lens Residency Award

September 6, 2016 - Caitlin Morrison, OD ’15 has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Contact Lens Residency Award Recipient by the American Optometric… Read More …

Jameel Kanji, OD/MS ‘15, Receives Pediatric Residency Award image

Jameel Kanji, OD/MS ‘15, Receives Pediatric Residency Award

August 26, 2016 - Jameel Kanji, OD/MS ‘15, has been selected as a recipient of the Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award by the American Optometric Foundation… Read More …

In Her Own Words: Jaclyn Garlich, OD ‘10 image

In Her Own Words: Jaclyn Garlich, OD ‘10

The following is part of an ongoing series of interviews with New England College of Optometry alumni presented by the Office of Alumni Relations. This month’s installation features Jaclyn Garlich,… Read More …