Everyone Has a Story: Faith and Family Defines Him

Cole Stanton (Class of 2023) He stands 6’4” tall with a traditional football player’s build as he walks into the classroom, but everyone knows that Cole Stanton is what you call a “gentle giant.” According to Cole, his story is nothing extraordinary, but what lies beneath the surface of this young man is a charismatic … Continue reading Everyone Has a Story: Faith and Family Defines Him

The Benefits of Double Vision: UMSL Welcomes the Gada Family

Historically, the College of Optometry has had a large number of sons and daughters of alumni, several twins, and sisters enrolled in the program at the same time.  This year, for the first time, the college will have a mother and daughter enrolled in the program.  Welcome Olivia Gada (’21) on the left, the daughter … Continue reading The Benefits of Double Vision: UMSL Welcomes the Gada Family

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