Hoya Announces the Winners of the 2013 Grant and Scholarship Program

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LEWISVILLE, Texas—For the first time Hoya Vision Care’s ePoster contest placed a winner from every optometry school resulting in 20 winners of a $1,000 grant and one grand prize grant scholarship winner of an additional $6,000. The Grant Winners also received an all expense paid trip to the AOA Meeting and an iPad.

The awards luncheon was held at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel on June 28 in conjunction with the AOA’s annual meeting. The Scholarship Winner, Dr. James Thirion, graduated in May and is already employed at an NSU clinic that serves the Cherokee Nation and was unable to attend the luncheon.

“I continue to be impressed by the young people entering the field of optometry,” stated Barney Dougher, president of Hoya Vision Care, N.A. “Mike Elton, our director of Professional Services, does an incredible job of reaching out to all of the schools and developing programs that excite and inspire students to participate.”

“It was an amazing year for this competition,” noted Mike Elton, “This is the first time in seven years of the program that we had a Grant Winner from every school, an all-time high of 75 entries, and three repeat grant winners. I couldn’t be happier with the results and the opportunity to help so many students.”

Judging was based on originality, application of technology involved, product knowledge and overall analysis and composition.

Scholarship Winner
James Thirion, OD
Northeastern State University College of Optometry

Grant Winners:
Robert Kloepfer, OD
Illinois College of Optometry

Dan Mlnarik
Indiana University School of Optometry

Sundeep Kaur
Inter American University School of Optometry

Jamie Leung, OD
Michigan College of Optometry

Erika Anderson, OD
Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

Kelly Keane, O.D.
New England College of Optometry

Bryan Mirone
NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry

Kari Ann Smart
Pacific University College of Optometry

Marshall Walker
Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Julie Phan, OD
Southern California College of Optometry

Joshua Watt, OD
Southern College Of Optometry

Matthew Bovenzi
SUNY State College of Optometry

Kelsey Shiley, OD
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Nicholas Norris
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Jennifer Khem
University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry

Craig Scibal
University of Houston College of Optometry

Vance Lewis
University of Missouri at St. Louis College of Optometry

Kumar Patel
University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry

Nanar Hovasapian
Western University College of Optometry

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Robert Kloepfer, OD
Illinois College of Optometry

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Dan Mlnarik
Indiana University School of Optometry

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Sundeep Kaur
Inter American University School of Optometry

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Jamie Leung, OD
Michigan College of Optometry

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Erika Anderson, OD
Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

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Bryan Mirone
NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry

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Kari Ann Smart
Pacific University College of Optometry

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Joshua Watt, OD
Southern College Of Optometry

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Matthew Bovenzi
SUNY State College of Optometry

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Kelsey Shiley, OD
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

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Nicholas Norris
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

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Jennifer Khem
University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry

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Craig Scibal
University of Houston College of Optometry

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Kumar Patel
University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry

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Nanar Hovasapian
Western University College of Optometry