Alumni Programs

Alumnus/Alumna of the Year

Since 1998, the Alumni Association has been recognizing outstanding alumni with the Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award.  Every year, the Alumni Association Board members vote and select the Alumnus/Alumna of the Year.  The decision is based on the alum’s involvement with his or her community as well as commitment to the profession. The Alumnus/Alumni of the Year is an extraordinary individual who leads by example.

The Alumni Network


The Office of Student Affairs maintains a network of optometrists who have agreed to have their names and contact information available to students who want to become more acquainted with the profession by spending a day observing in an office. This network also provides mentoring for students.

To join the Alumni Network, contact Student Affairs at (212) 938-5500.

Alumni Workshops

The Alumni Association will be sponsoring a series of workshops beneficial to all alumni. These workshops will cover the following topics:  Financial planning, financial advice, resume writing, preparing for professional interviews, job placement advice, etc.

Lunch & Learn

Twice a year, alumni have the opportunity to return to the College and talk about life after SUNY Optometry.  In the spring and fall, the Alumni Association sponsors an informal alumni/student lunch. Past Lunch & Learn sessions have been very well received by the students. We hope to continue this tradition and encourage alumni participation.

Continuing Professional Education

The College offers a variety of continuing education opportunities. Check out the Continuing Professional Education page for more information.

Alumni E-store

Find your SUNY Optometry pride! The Alumni Association has created an e-store with SUNY Optometry merchandise.  The website is accessible to all alumni, family and friends! Visit the E-store.


For more information about these workshops and other programs, please contact:
Francisco Lomparte
Phone: (212) 938-5604
Email: flomparte@sunyopt.edu