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New England College of Optometry News

NECO Selects Dr. Howard Purcell As Next President

The New England College of Optometry Board of Trustees has named Howard Purcell, OD ’84, FAAO, Diplomate, as the thirteenth President and CEO of the College. Dr. Purcell was selected following a national search to succeed Clifford Scott, OD, MPH, who will be stepping down after serving for nine…

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NECO Honors 2018 Scholarship Recipients

New England College of Optometry is please to announce the 2018 Scholarship Recipients. This distinguished group of students was honored for their excellence…

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NECO Student and Alumnus Receive Mattingly Scholarship

Two New England College of Optometry (NECO) students have been selected for the 2018 Bill Mattingly Memorial Scholarship. Micaela Gobeille, Class of…

Behavioral Scholar-in-ResidenceBehavioral Scholar Symposium with Dr. Michael Gallaway

New England College of Optometry is pleased to host a symposium with Dr. Michael Gallaway, 2018 Behavioral-Scholar-in-Residence.…

Behavioral Scholar-in-ResidenceDr. Galloway Presents: “Concussion and Vision: What’s the Connection?”

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, NECO’s 2018 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Michael Gallaway, OD ‘80, FAAO, FCOVD, will present…