American Optometric Foundation Announces 2016 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship Recipients

ORLANDO, FL (October 26, 2016) – The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., is pleased to announce the 2016 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship recipients. This award is bestowed annually to a second or third year optometry students who best demonstrates the ideal eye care standards of practice, achievement in both academic performance and extra-curricular activities, and participation with other professional pursuits such as involvement with patients through internships, community service, and other volunteer activities. 

The 2016 Scholarship Recipients are:

Vakishan Nadarajah

Illinois College of Optometry

Alice M. Grasso

Indiana University School of Optometry

Sophia La

Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry

Ana P. Bonaldi

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University School of Optometry

Amber Cumings

Michigan College of Optometry

Jordyn N. Stevens

Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

Micaela Gobeille

New England College of Optometry

Krystal Rogge

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Jeremy Outinen

NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry

Paula Kutzner

Pacific University College of Optometry

Larisa Rivera

Rosenberg School of Optometry

Jezzeri Wu

Southern California College of Optometry at MBKU

Mary Nethaway

Southern College of Optometry

Kathryn Brogan

State University of New York College of Optometry

Katherine Fisher

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Camille Weissenberg

UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Jessica Arighi Boyd

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Kevin Dittlinger

University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry

Brij Patel

University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science

Bryan Kimura

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

Jonathan Chen

University of Houston College of Optometry

Pelashia Rhodes

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Michelle Zakem

University of Montreal


The AOF is thankful for the professional relationship between the Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Their exceptional support for this program continues to support the high caliber of optometric resident education.