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March, 2017

NECO Welcomes Penelope Suter, OD as 2017 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence image

NECO Welcomes Penelope Suter, OD as 2017 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence

New England College of Optometry is pleased to host Dr. Penelope Suter as the 2017 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence. This annual program brings to campus a nationally renowned specialist in the field of pediatric and developmental…

NECO Alumni Board President and Daughter Featured in Review of Optometry Article image

NECO Alumni Board President and Daughter Featured in Review of Optometry Article

NECO Alums, and mother - daughter team, Linda Bennett, OD ‘80 and Rebecca Maida, OD ‘08 were recently featured in the March 2017 issue of Review of Optometry. Dr. Bennett is currently serving as…

February, 2017

Lu Fan MS/OD ‘02 Interviewed on Myopia in “Points de Vue” image

Lu Fan MS/OD ‘02 Interviewed on Myopia in “Points de Vue”

Dr. Lu Fan MS/OD ‘02 was recently interviewed about the state of myopia research at the Wenzhou Medical University and in China in the autumn issue of “Points de Vue” international review of ophthalmic optics. Lu Fan…

NECO Remembers Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ‘75 image

NECO Remembers Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ‘75

It is with great sadness that New England College of Optometry notes the passing of alumni Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ’75. Dr. Wallingford was a past President of the American Optometric Association, serving as 84th…

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground on New Clinical Campus image

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground on New Clinical Campus

At the end of December, construction began on our new clinical campus at 930 Commonwealth Avenue. Dr. Robert DiMartino, Academic Dean, New England College of Optometry, explains, “It will be comprised of three parts – a…

NECO Students Plan Lunar New Year Celebration image

NECO Students Plan Lunar New Year Celebration

During the week of the Lunar New Year, a committee of OD1s, working with Marie Hill, executive assistant to President Scott, hosted the first Chinese New Year celebration at New England College of Optometry, NECO. The committee…

Fourth Year NECO Student Wins Optometry Student Challenge image

Fourth Year NECO Student Wins Optometry Student Challenge

Kimberly-Anne Llamzon, Class of 2017, New England College of Optometry (NECO), was recently chosen as one of three winners of the Optometry Student Challenge. The competition is sponsored by the ABB Optical Group and Paragon…

January, 2017

Letter to the NECO Community image

Letter to the NECO Community

In a message to the College community today, President Clifford Scott and the senior leadership team wrote, “The College leadership at New England College of Optometry affirms its unwavering support of our students and employees…

VOSH Night 2017 Raises over $4,000 for Annual VOSH Trip image

VOSH Night 2017 Raises over $4,000 for Annual VOSH Trip

On Friday, January 20th, the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) group held their biggest fundraiser of the year, VOSH Night. The student-run chapter at NECO (New England College of Optometry) works with…

NECO Welcomes Dr. Will To For a Discussion on Modern Optometry image

NECO Welcomes Dr. Will To For a Discussion on Modern Optometry

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, New England College of Optometry’s Private Practice Club hosted their first event of the spring semester, Modern Optometry with Dr. Will To. Dr. To is a recent graduate of UC San Diego…

Third Year NECO Student Wins Inspiration Award from Optometry Cares® – AOA Foundation image

Third Year NECO Student Wins Inspiration Award from Optometry Cares® – AOA Foundation

Jennifer (Phuong) Lim, Class of 2018, New England College of Optometry (NECO), was recently selected to receive an “Inspiration Award” from the family of Dr. Larry J. Alexander. This award was given in connection to the…

December, 2016

NECO Doctors and Students Participate in Christmas in the City 2016 image

NECO Doctors and Students Participate in Christmas in the City 2016

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, over 4,000 families and children from local area shelters and temporary housing gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to celebrate the Christmas in the City event. Christmas in…

Retiring Alumnus Transitions Practice to Recent NECO Graduate image

Retiring Alumnus Transitions Practice to Recent NECO Graduate

In the tradition of New England College of Optometry alumni helping one another, Dr. Sabrina Mayo, Class of 2016, recently purchased a private practice from NECO alum Dr. Karl Erdmann, Class of 1980. The practice is located…

NECO Faculty, Students, Residents, and Alumni Present at Academy 2016 image

NECO Faculty, Students, Residents, and Alumni Present at Academy 2016

New England College of Optometry was well represented at the American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting this past November in Anaheim, California. Faculty, students, professional staff, residents, and alumni presented…

Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ‘43, Founder of Dollars for Scholars, Dies at Age 95 image

Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ‘43, Founder of Dollars for Scholars, Dies at Age 95

It is with great sadness that New England College of Optometry shares the news of the passing of Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ’43 at the age of 95. In addition to his contributions as an optometrist, Dr. Fradkin, a Class of 1943…

November, 2016

NECO Professor Awarded Scientific Research Career Development Award image

NECO Professor Awarded Scientific Research Career Development Award

November 21, 2016 Dr. Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, Assistant Professor at New England College of Optometry (NECO) has received the prestigious Scientific Research Career Development Award from the American Academy of Optometry…

NECO Hosts Alumni Reception at Academy 2016 image

NECO Hosts Alumni Reception at Academy 2016

On Friday, November 11, NECO welcomed over 240 alumni, guests and corporate partners to a festive reception at the Hilton Anaheim at the Academy 2016 meeting. The 2016 ACADEMY meeting offered attendees plenty of sun, cutting…

Dr. Bina Patel named Humanitarian of the Year by VOSH International image

Dr. Bina Patel named Humanitarian of the Year by VOSH International

November 17, 2016 Each year, VOSH International presents a series of awards to honor optometric leaders for their service to humanity. VOSH, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, is an organization that seeks…

NECO Professor Receives Dr. Mae Booth-Jones Award for Education from Women in Optometry image

NECO Professor Receives Dr. Mae Booth-Jones Award for Education from Women in Optometry

November 16, 2016 Women in Optometry magazine recently presented its first Theia Awards of Excellence to six women ODs. The awards, named after the Greek goddess of vision and sight, honored women in the areas…

Micaela Gobeille Receives J. Pat Cummings Scholarship image

Micaela Gobeille Receives J. Pat Cummings Scholarship

November 15, 2016 Micaela Gobeille, OD/MS ’18, has been selected to receive the 2016 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship. The award is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc and the American Optometric Foundation…