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April, 2018

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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…

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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 in scholarship, leadership, and clinical expertise on April 5, 2018.

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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 2018, and recent alumnus Rebecca Deffler, Class of 2017, were chosen to receive…

February, 2018

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2018 STAPLE Program Provides Hands-On Contact Lens Experience

Contact lenses are an essential part of optometric practice and New England College of Optometry, NECO, provides courses and workshops to help students gain critical skills in contact lens fitting. On Sunday, February 10, 2018,…

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NECO Hosts Successful 2018 Career Symposium and AOSA Trade Expo

New England College of Optometry hosted the 2018 Career Symposium and AOSA Trade Expo for students and alumni on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Over 50 alumni and more than 200 NECO students and faculty participated in the day long…

November, 2017

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Jessica Taylor, OD ‘19, Selected for J. Pat Cummings Scholarship

Jessica Taylor, Class of 2019, was selected as the New England College of Optometry (NECO) recipient of the 2017 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship. The award is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and the American…

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NECO Hosts Successful Alumni Reception at Academy 2017

On Friday, October 13, 2017, New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted its annual Alumni Reception at Academy 2017 in Chicago. The conference, held on October 11-14, 2017, was the 96th annual meeting of the American Academy…

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Strong Participation by NECO at Academy 2017

Students, faculty, alumni, professional staff, and residents from New England College of Optometry (NECO) delivered presentations, posters, research, and lectures on a variety of optometric topics at the American Academy of…

October, 2017

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Class of 2021 Leadership Scholarship Recipients Announced

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce the Class of 2021 recipients of the Leadership Scholarships. The NECO Leadership Scholarship program is an interactive mentoring program that pairs first year students…

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Fourth Year NECO Students Awarded Scholarship for Practice Excellence

Each year, VSP Global® and the American Academy of Optometric Foundation (AAOF) provide a $4,000 grant to two students entering their fourth year at each of the optometric schools and colleges throughout the United States…

September, 2017

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Class of 2020 Celebrate Clinical Milestone at White Coat Ceremony

The journey to becoming an optometrist at New England College of Optometry, NECO, includes a large course load of optometric education, hours practicing clinical techniques, and clinical work with patients that increases in…

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Kristen Kerber, OD, MS, ‘16 Receives Pediatric Residency Award

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced Kristen Kerber, OD, MS ‘16, as a recipient of the 2017 Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award. Upon graduating from New England College of…

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AODP, ASIP, and MS/OD Students Honored at Summer White Coat Ceremony

On Monday, August 28, 2017, nineteen students from the AODP 2019, ASIP 2019, and MS/OD China 2019 programs participated in the third annual summer White Coat Ceremony. Traditionally, NECO students receive their white coats…

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NECO Provides Vision Screenings for Boston Public School Students

On the evening of Tuesday August 29, 2017, students, residents, faculty and staff from New England College of Optometry, NECO participated in Boston Public School’s annual Countdown to Kindergarten event at the Boston Children’s…

July, 2017

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Third Year NECO Student Releases OpTranslate Mobile App

To those outside the world of optometry, talking about astigmatism, hyperopia, and refraction may seem like a foreign language. But part of an optometrist’s job is to communicate complex concepts to patients. While this can…

June, 2017

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NECO Participates in Virtual Fair for Optometry Schools & Colleges

On June 14, 2017, admissions representatives from New England College of Optometry will be participating in an Optometry Virtual Fair. This online event for prospective students is hosted by ASCO, the Association of Schools…

May, 2017

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Eight Students Welcomed to 2017 Summer Research Training Program

New England College of Optometry, NECO, recently welcomed eight students into the 2017 Summer Research Training Program. Funded by a a research training grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health,…

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NECO Celebrates Class of 2017 at 123rd Commencement

New England College of Optometry, NECO, celebrated its 123rd Commencement on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Boston Symphony Hall. During the ceremony, the College conferred 134 Doctor of Optometry degrees to students in the four-year…

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NECO’s Student MSOS Chapter Hosts Public Policy Events

The MSOS club at New England College of Optometry (NECO) has been busy with events, lunches, and phone-a-thons over the past few weeks related to the proposed glaucoma bill and American Healthcare Act. The MSOS, Massachusetts…

April, 2017

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31 Alumni Participate in 2017 Dinner with ODs Program

New England College of Optometry hosted their successful Dinner with ODs Program again this winter in February and March. This program is sponsored by NECO’s Alumni Association, in partnership with the Private Practice…