Letter from President-Designate Mittelman
May 31, 2013
This is the first of what I hope will become many direct communications from me to all of you about my transition to the president’s position at Salus University.
This past weekend marked a crossroads for us. Dr. Thomas Lewis presided over his last commencement ceremony and I was extremely honored to be officially welcomed as the president-designate of Salus. To read the complete letter
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Salus 2013 Volleyball Champs
by Sean Dempsey ’16OD
And the champions are: SWAT TEAM!!!!
What a championship match it was! SWAT Team (Captain Matt Butler ’14PA) won game one behind some big spikes from Butler, but SpEYEked (Captain Dave Domachowski ’15OD) was with them till the end. SpEYEked hung in there with a strong defensive effort spearheaded by Mike Kelleman ‘15OD, but the front line play of SWAT became overwhelming, and they took the game 25-18.
Game two started out much differently, as SpEYEked raced into the lead behind the smothering net play of Dave Domachowski ’15OD. With SpEYEked up 20-14, it looked like game two was all but over; however, Paul Fruhner ’14PA went to work at the service position for SWAT. With Fruhner's serves and Butler's spikes, SWAT rallied for 11 straight points to win 25-14. Those were the most exciting points of the year, and some of the volleys went into the high teens with both teams' refusal to give up.
Congratulations to both teams for making it to the end and fighting so hard for the top spot! Below are some team photos and action shots from the games for your entertainment (courtesy of Ryan Chia).
The athletic committee would like to thank everyone who helped this year in any way, including our scorekeepers, line judges, and photographers (Ryan Chia ’16OD and Van Huynh ’15OD). And thanks to all participants for making it a great season! We will be in touch soon regarding possibilities for summer tournaments and sports.
PCO to Receive First Rick Bay Memorial Scholarship
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University will receive the inaugural Rick Bay Excellence in Eyecare Education scholarship in Optometry from the Rick Bay Foundation for Excellence in Eyecare Education.
The late Rick Bay, publisher and president of the Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, passed away in December 2012. Jobson Healthcare LLC established the Rick Bay Foundation and the announcement that PCO was to receive the first scholarship was made last month.
President Lewis said, "Rick Bay was a wonderful friend to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry... Over the years Rick collaborated with PCO on many Continuing Education programs and other projects..PCO is proud to be the first recipient of the Rick Bay Excellence in Eyecare Education Scholarship in Optometry." The University will work with the Rick Bay Foundation to finalize the operational details of the scholarship, according to Dr. Larry McClure, associate dean for Student Financial Affairs.
The Salus community warmly welcomes its newest members:
- Dr. Fern Silverman, director, Occupational Therapy degree programs, College of Education and Rehabilitation
- Michael Viuvivar, Security
The Salus community congratulations to the following members:
- Dr. Pierrettte Barker, director, Office of Graduate Programs in Biomedicine, on being named "Alumnus of the Year" at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Barker was honored at a banquet last month, where she received her award.
Jaime Schulang, associate director, Student Financial Affairs, on her graduation with distinction from Rider University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Rider University, along with her program's Outstanding Achievement Award.
Dr. Satya B. Verma, PCO associate professor and assistant director of the Externship program, on the presentation of the James Boucher Award from the National Academies of Practice last month at their annual conference. Dr. Verma is president-elect of the NAP.