AAOF Names 23 Recipients of 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision J. Pat Cummings Scholarship


ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced the 2018 recipients of the Johnson & Johnson Vision J. Pat Cummings Scholarship. Every year, the AAOF awards this scholarship to exceptional second or third year optometry students. These students are the ones who best demonstrate the ideal eyecare standards of practice, achievement in the classroom and extracurriculars, as well as participation in other professional pursuits such as interactions with patients through internships, community service and other volunteer activities. The 23 recipients will be awarded $875 for their education.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

Lhamo Kyi    Illinois College of Optometry
Meret Thomas-Huebner    Indiana University School of Optometry
Estefany Colon Lopez Inter    American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry
Preet Dhami    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University School of Optometry
Mary Stoll    Michigan College of Optometry
Garret Bringhurst    Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry
Marlene Catarino    New England College of Optometry
Brock Helfrich    Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Linda Yan    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
Deidrie Colter    Pacific University College of Optometry
Marta Maria Roman    Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Patrick Clark    Rosenberg School of Optometry
Bonnie Samuelson    Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Jacob Weber    Southern College of Optometry
Samuel L. Stack    State University of New York College of Optometry
Bridget Alene Lorenz    The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Kate Daluyin    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Loukia Hadjiyianni University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
Ashley Nguyen    University of Houston College of Optometry
Maggie Pohlmeir    University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
Alexandra Gignac    University of Montreal School of Optometry
Kaitlyn Sinclair    University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science
Herrick Duong    Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry