Two New Faces Bring New Energy to the College of Optometry

On June 12th two new faces joined the College of Optometry’s staff to help ensure the mission and vision of the college continued.  Theresa Murphy and Erin Schaeffer began their new journey with the College of Optometry working in the Dean’s Suite.  Murphy replaced Lorraine Simeone who retired last year, but remained on staff two-days … Continue reading Two New Faces Bring New Energy to the College of Optometry

College of Optometry Alumni, Students, and Faculty Participate in National Keratoconus Foundation-Sponsored Event Featuring St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Tommy Pham

On Monday evening, September 11th, Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham was the featured speaker at a local event for individuals with keratoconus and their referring doctors. This included members of the MD-OD Contact Lens Foundation of St. Louis, as well as Dr. Julie DeKinder, Director of Academic and Residency Programs, and Dr. Jean Bennett.  Tommy provided … Continue reading College of Optometry Alumni, Students, and Faculty Participate in National Keratoconus Foundation-Sponsored Event Featuring St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Tommy Pham

Solar Eclipse Viewing at the PCC

The main event on August 21, 2017, was not the start of the fall semester at the College of Optometry, but the remarkable solar eclipse. Faculty members adjusted afternoon labs so students could watch the show in the sky. Some students joined faculty and staff outside of the new Patient Care Center on campus to … Continue reading Solar Eclipse Viewing at the PCC

Welcome to the Class of 2021

On August 17th, the Class of 2021 was formally welcomed into the UMSL family by Dean Larry Davis at the beginning of the orientation program.  There are many unique qualities and points of pride for this class, including: The largest class in UMSL history, with a total of 49 students entering the program.  This was … Continue reading Welcome to the Class of 2021