Alumni News

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 of… 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 …

In Her Own Words: Mary Boname, OD’94 image

In Her Own Words: Mary Boname, OD’94

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 Mary Boname, OD… Read More …

In His Own Words: Matt Bauer, OD ‘09 image

In His Own Words: Matt Bauer, OD ‘09

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 Matt Bauer,… Read More …

Class of 1966 Celebrates its 50th Reunion image

Class of 1966 Celebrates its 50th Reunion

During NECO’s Commencement Weekend, the College enjoyed hosting members of the Class of 1966 for their 50th Class Reunion. Read More …

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Over 40 Students Enjoy Dinner with ODs

As part of NECO’s career services for current students and alumni, the Dinner with ODs program matches practicing optometrists with interested students for mentoring and career advice at small informal… Read More …

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Career Program Helps US and Canadian Students Prepare to Graduate Strong

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, over 140 students gathered to learn from recent graduates at the third annual Graduate Strong Event. As part of NECO’s ongoing support for students and their career options,… Read More …