UMSL had a very prominent representation at the scientific poster session

The Heart of America Eye Care Congress and the College of Optometry have had a wonderful tradition over the years and that continued during the 57th annual Congress held, February 9 – 11 in Kansas City.  UMSL was represented significantly in many capacities including on the Board of Directors [Drs. Wes DeRosier (’96), Craig Brawley (’01), and Sean Mulqueeny (’91)] as well as the faculty (Associate Clinical Professor Dr. Julie DeKinder)].  The students had a very strong presence as well, whether it was the wonderful networking opportunities, the education, to serve as monitors, or to present – along with several UMSL graduates currently in residency programs – a scientific poster.  The highlight, as always, was the annual alumni reception which, in 2018, was immediately before the annual gala and, therefore, was very well attended.

Pictured left: The UMSL booth in the Exhibit Hall was well coordinated by these two gentleman: Nick Palisch, Director of Student and Alumni Services, and Aric Waltz(’20)

Pictured right: The annual alumni reception

Pictured left:  The Class of 2017 was very well represented at the reception

Pictured right:  Dean Larry Davis with Dr. Kyle Brost (‘87)

Pictured left:  Dr. Ellen Sanders (’17), Brittney Scheiber (’19), Dr. Tareq Nabhan (’12), Dr. Alan Wegener (’12), and Kyle Sherwood (’19)

Pictured right:  The Class of 2020 was well represented as well.

Pictured left:  Assistant Dean Ed Bennett with Dr. Courtney Kwan(’14)

Pictured right:  The Class of 2019 was well represented by Drs. Kate Hamm, Shannon Renner, and Amanda Hargrove

Pictured left:  What it’s all about—The reunion of two close friends from the Class of 2016, Drs. Sandie Dahlen and Laurie Thompson

Pictured right:  Dean Larry Davis with Dr. Kathy Noonan (’86)

Pictured left Assistant Dean Ed Bennett with Dr. Trent Henderson (‘07) and wife Jennifer.

Pictured right:  Dr. Alex McClure (’17), a noted Cardinals fan, showing off the baseball cap he was awarded at the reception.

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