2015 Alumni Award Recipients

The Optometry Alumni and Friends Distinguished Alumnus Award is selected annually by the Board of Directors. The award criteria is as follows:

  • The honoree must be a graduate of The Ohio State University College (or School) of Optometry.
  • The honoree must be a member of Optometry Alumni and Friends.
  • The honoree must reflect credit on the OSU College of Optometry through distinguished service to the profession, community and/or world.

The Optometry Alumni and Friends Early Professional Achievement Award is selected annually by the Board of Directors. The award criteria is as follows:

  • The honoree must be a graduate of The Ohio State University College (or School) of Optometry.
  • The honoree must be a member of Optometry Alumni and Friends.
  • The honoree must reflect credit on the OSU College of Optometry through distinguished service to the profession, community and/or world.
  • Nominee must be within 15 years from graduation to be eligible.

Previous Honorees

Distinguished Alumnus Award

  • 2008 Ruth Morris, BS’43
  • 2009 Gerald Lowther, BS’66, OD’67, MS’69, Ph.D’72
  • 2010 Paul Gamertsfelder, BS’54
  • 2011 Arol Augsburger,OD/MS’71
  • 2012 Joseph Barr, OD’77, MS’79
  • 2013 Jim Sheedy, OD/MS’74, PhD’77
  • 2014 Richard Ball BS’55, MS’58, PhD

Early Professional Achievement Award

  • 2013 Gina Wesley, OD/MS’06
  • 2014 Jason Miller, OD’99