SAAO Travel Fellowship Awardees Announced
Ohio State Optometry students Marielle Blumenthaler (’19), Liz Galko (’19), Brooke Mathie (’19), Rebecca Windham (’18), and Nick Green (’17) [pictured left to right above] have been awarded the 2016 Student Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry (SAAO) Travel Fellowship. This award was created by the College of Optometry's student chapter to encourage and enable Ohio State students to attend the Academy meeting and contribute to the body of knowledge within the field. These recipients distinguished themselves from a talent-laden applicant pool based on the strength of their essays detailing how attending the academy meeting could facilitate reaching their career goals.
As the winners of this year’s competition, they each will receive funds to attend Academy 2016 Anaheim. During the academy meeting, they will be expected to achieve Student Fellowship status as a sign of their commitment to lifelong learning.