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VOSH/International Announces Humanitarian of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:24 AM

Sandra Bury, OD (l) and C. Ellis Potter.

OMAHA, Neb.— VOSH/International, a nonprofit organization that promotes and provides eyecare worldwide, announced that the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award winner is Sandra Bury, OD, longtime director of VOSH-Illinois. This annual award honors a VOSH member who has distinguished her or himself during the year by bringing eyecare to undeserved populations through leadership, invention, public health practice, the development of sustainable eyecare and the further understanding and correction of refractive error.

VOSH also announced that the winner of the Harry Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award is C. Ellis Potter, past president of VOSH/International and member of VOSH-Kansas. This award is presented to a person recognized as exemplary humanitarian that provides a lifetime of service to humanity through improving visual welfare through leadership, invention, public health, developing sustainable eyecare and furthering the understanding and correction of refractive error. The recipient of the award is recognized as one who meets the highest criteria that exemplifies the spirit of VOSH/International.

Awards will be presented at the VOSH Annual Meeting on October 14, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
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