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Sharing Our Stories

At New England College of Optometry, we believe that experience is everything. It’s where passion finds the passionate. Where knowledge meets impact. And where the power to change someone’s life for the better becomes realized. It’s where dedicated students learn how to become great doctors. So within a vast, purpose-built network comprised of the most diverse clinical settings in the country, we provide opportunities to experience it all. For 125 years, NECO has been providing an education not simply for those looking to start a career, but those looking to lead the profession.



Share your piece of NECO history by telling your NECO stories.
Help Us Tell NECO's Story

Whether you attended New England College of Optometry, Massachusetts College of Optometry, Massachusetts School of Optometry, or Klein School of Optics, you've got a story to tell.  Our rich history is made up our community's stories and experiences. They include stories about the faculty who taught you, the individuals who challenged you, the mentors who guided you, and the friends you formed along the way.  

Our Living History

Throughout the year, we'd like to share these stories on our website and social media with the hashtags #NECO125 and #NECOStories. Are you a student, alumni, faculty member, staff member, family member, or supporter with a story to tell?  We'd like to hear from you!


125th Anniversary Monthly Stories

Throughout the year, we'll be sending out a monthly email with a specific question. We'll also post a link for each topic below. Feel free to respond to any month's story prompt at any time.  After we've collected stories, we'll share them on our NECO Stories page.  Thanks for sharing your story. Together #WeAreNECO.

January 2019
What is your strongest memory about NECO? What is your favorite NECO Experience?   

Submit January Story

February 2019
Who at NECO has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you? 

Submit February Story

March 2019
What was one of your greatest challenges at NECO? How did you overcome it? 

Submit March Story