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2016 IOA Convention Awards

 
            
 
 


The IOA is now accepting nominations for the
Optometrist of the Year award
& Young Optometrist of the Year award


The Optometrist of the Year award is the highest honor the IOA can bestow on a fellow optometrist. It is presented to a doctor of optometry who has shown dedication to the profession of optometry through:
1. Public Service
2. Service to the visual welfare of the public
3. Service to optometry
4. Service to the IOA and/or AOA


The Young Optometrist of the Year award is granted to the optometrist who, within the first 10 years of graduation, demonstrates his or her dedication to the advancement of optometry by striving to meet the criteria for Optometrist of the Year.

To nominate a fellow optometrist:
Fill out the Nomination Form
Return to the Secretary/Treasurer c/o the IOA office:
By email: IOAServices@ioaweb.org
By fax: 217-525-8018
By mail: 304 W Washington St. Springfield IL 62701

Nominations will be presented to the House of Delegates on September 23, 2016 at the IOA Convention in Springfield, IL

Past Recipients of the Optometrist of the Year award

   1961 - Charles Hagener, OD
   1992 - George Lever, OD
   1962 - Don Frantz, OD    1993 - Floyd Woods, OD
   1963 - Floyd Mizener, OD    1994 - Martin Sikorski, OD
   1964 - Paul Randolph, OD    1995 - Thomas Lawless, OD
   1965 - James Molenaar, OD    1996 - Jordon Beller, OD
   1967 - Jack Potter, OD    1997 - Gary Blackman, OD
   1968 - Stanley Maer, OD    1998 - Gary Lasken, OD
   1969 - Harold Weinberg, OD    1999 - Walter Zinn, OD
   1970 - Albert Bucar, OD    2000 - Karla Kraeszig, OD
   1971 - James Gardner, OD    2001 - Pete Kehoe, OD
   1972 - Lawrence Vogel, OD    2002 - Gary Gray, OD
   1973 - Robert Collins, OD    2003 - R. Tracy Williams, OD
   1974 - Irving Kernis, OD    2004 - Vincent Brandys, OD
   1975 - James Strieter, OD    2005 - Mark Esarey, OD
   1976 - Herbert Smith, OD    2006 - Pamela Lowe, OD
   1977 - Dean Ambrose, OD    2007 - Arol Augsburger, OD
   1978 - Al Rosenbloom, OD    2008 - Louise Sclafani, OD
   1979 - Joseph Ebbesen, OD    2009 - W. Gregg Eubanks, OD
   1980 - Henry Luckhardt, OD    2010 - Charlotte Nielsen, OD
   1981 - Lamar Wells, OD
   2011 - Millicent Knight, OD
   1982 - Alfred Fontana, OD
   2012 - Dennis Rabe, OD
   1983 - Richard Stratton, OD
   2013 - Leonard Messner, OD
   1984 - Gene Ossello, OD
   2014 - R. Scott Wooley, OD
   1985 - Wayne Gordon, OD
   2015 - Robert Steinmetz, OD
   1986 - Richard Bursua, OD
   2016 - Dennis Brtva, OD
   1987 - Joe Meloan, OD
   
   1988 - Charles Schoen, OD    
   1989 - Allan Baker, OD    
   1990 - Derrald Taylor, OD
   
   1991 - Donald Gordon, OD    

  Past Recipients of the Young Optometrist of the Year award

   1994 - Paul Williams, OD    2008 - Deana LaBrosse, OD
   1995 - Pamela Lowe, OD
   2009 - Jeffrey Kempf, OD
   1996 - Stephen Steinmetz, OD    2010 - Brian Plattner, OD
   1997 - Millicent Knight, OD    2011 - Angela Oberreiter, OD
   1998 - Louise Sclafani, OD    2013 - Matt Jones, OD
   1999 - Vincent Brandys, OD    2014 - Tim Cundiff, OD
   2000 - Charlotte Nielsen, OD    2015 - Karina Nikogosian, OD
   2001 - Brian Sehy, OD    2016 -  Nicole Jensen, OD
   2002 - Valerie Kattouf, OD    
   2003 - Sandra Bury, OD
   
   2004 - Tim Williams, OD    
   2005 - Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD    
   2006 - Robert Steinmetz, OD    
   2007 - Paul Stauder, OD    


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