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Neal J. Bailey Optometry Medal

Neal J. Bailey (BS-Optom'47, PhD'54) was a truly outstanding clinician, educator, author, researcher, and entrepreneur who practiced in Columbus and taught at the college for more than two decades.

In 1995, he and his beloved wife, Florence, established the Neal J. and Florence E. Bailey Scholarship in Optometry to provide scholarships for students who demonstrated leadership ability, a high degree of academic potential, scholastic achievement, and enthusiasm for learning. At that time, it was one of the largest endowments the college had ever received from an individual. So it was fitting that the Neal J. Bailey Optometry Medal for Development be established to recognize exceptionally philanthropic individuals who have donated a cumulative amount of $50,000 or more to The OSU College of Optometry.

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