Name: Constantinos Bacas 2022 Student Visionary Spotlight

Class Year: 2022

List the award(s) / scholarship(s) you have received
Billie M. Lyons Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to the College Community

What does receiving this award or scholarship mean to you?
Starting my position as President of Student Council during the early months of the COVID-19 Pandemic was nothing like I had initially expected. I am proud of our college community for working together to find new and innovative ways to address problems that arose. The flexibility on all fronts, from faculty and administration to students, allowed the college to succeed through the pandemic. It has been an honor serving the college community throughout my 4 years at SUNY and I am honored to accept this award.

What are your plans following graduation?
I will be entering private practice in Northern New Jersey.

What advice would you give incoming or prospective optometry students?
Study hard, study early, but also find time to enjoy life along the way.