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June 16, 2009

SUNY State College of Optometry Graduation 2009


On Sunday, June 7th, at the Hudson Theatre in Manhattan, 72 graduates received Doctor of Optometry degrees. 



Dr. John Clark, former Interim Chancellor and former Interim President of the SUNY College of Optometry, was the Commencement Speaker.  Dr. Clark also received the NYSOA Public Service Award.


Dr. Ian Howard received the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa.  Dr. Howard is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, at York University in Toronto, Canada and is the founder and former Director of York University's Centre for Vision Research.


Dr. Douglas Weiss, '89 and Dr. Victoria Molnar Weiss, '89 received the Alumni of the Year Award for their commitment to public service through their volunteer work in the United States and internationally with VOSH, as well as the excellent patient care in their private practices.


Dr. David Heath, President, presided over the ceremonies and congratulated the graduates on choosing a career path that will call upon their knowledge, skills and compassion and will bring them not only professional satisfaction, but great personal satisfaction.