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Alumni Association

For over four decades the Alumni Association has represented the doctors and vision scientists who have received their world-class education at the SUNY College of Optometry. Our alumni represent one of the College’s greatest assets—thousands of health care professionals and researchers changing lives and making a vital impact in their communities. The Alumni Association works hard to support the work that our alumni do and to help them achieve and build on their successes through events, lectures and other activities.

The Alumni Association distributes $3,000 annually in scholarships to academically qualified students in financial need. Donations to the Alumni Association also help us host the annual reception at the AAO annual meeting, put on financial planning seminars, Lunch & Learn and reunions. For the students, the Association hosts an orientation day for the incoming class and a champagne farewell toast to the graduating class. All gifts to the Alumni Association, a 501 (c)3 organization, are fully tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to The Alumni Association.

Dr. Mark Gendal          Dr. Sherry Bass          Dr. Julia Appel

Locker Legacy

The Alumni Association Board and the College are pleased to announce The Locker Legacy Campaign.  A new initiative that will allow you to imprint your name or of a loved one in a student locker.  With only 300 new lockers in the new Student Center, your name will be permanently engraved in a 6X2 black zinc plate. Inscription space allows for 3 lines and 23 characters per line, centered. (Allow one character space for each letter, punctuation mark and space between words). Sponsoring a locker will allow you to leave your legacy at your alma matter.

Once your plaque has been placed, you will receive a notification of the exact location of the locker as well as an electronic photo.

Click here to name a locker.

Naming of a student locker is 100% tax deductible.

We appreciate and value your support to SUNY Optometry.  Your contribution will provide support to new and existing student/alumni programs as well as the overall mission of the College.

Class of 1991 Pacesetter Award

Since 1991 over a dozen students have been honored at graduation with a plaque inscribed:

Class of 1991 Pacesetter Award for Excellence in Primary Care.
(Name of Recipient)
Sponsored by the Class of 1991

Please continue your support of this award so that another dozen students can be helped. In addition to the plaque, the Alumni Office would like to add a monetary component as well. Thank you to those who have recently supported the award.

If you would like to make a donation to the Class of 1991 Pacesetter Award, please make your check out to OCNY and include Pacesetter Award in the memo portion of the check.

Building Naming Opportunities

Would you like to name an auditorium chair, conference room or student fitness center for yourself or a loved one? The opportunities are endless. You can find more information in our Naming Opportunities brochure.

For a copy of the brochure please contact:

Ann Warwick
Phone: (212) 938-5600
Email: awarwick@sunyopt.edu