American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the 2019 AAOF Student Travel Fellowship Recipients

Published August 29, 2019

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2019 AAOF Student Travel Fellowship Recipients

ORLANDO, FL (August 29, 2019) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 AAOF Student Travel Fellowships. The fellowships are supported by past and present AAO Presidents, donors, and members of both the Academy and the Foundation Boards. Each recipient will receive a travel grant to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry.

The 2019 Student Travel Fellowship recipients are:

Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Student Travel Fellowship
Salwa Saleh, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University

Brett G. Bence Clinical Student Travel Fellowship
Raphaella Tran, University of Houston

Brett G. Bence Leadership Student Travel Fellowship
Astiney Franklin, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Elmer H. Eger Memorial Student Travel Fellowship
Quinn Gallen, University of Missouri College of Optometry
Mayra Lazo, Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

Kirschen Family Student Travel Fellowship
Lea Hair, University of Houston

Lois Schoenbrun Student Travel Fellowship
Makayla Porter, Southern College of Optometry

Luxottica Student Travel Fellowship
Chung Ki Fung, New England College of Optometry
Nicole Karson, University of Houston

N. Rex Ghormley Student Travel Fellowship
Betty Li, University of California Berkeley

Recipients will be honored at the AAOF Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, October 26, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Florida Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

About the American Academy of Optometry Foundation

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is a 501 (c)(3) philanthropic organization which develops and provides financial support for optometric research and education in vision and eye health to improve clinical patient care. The AAOF is an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry.

For more information visit www.aaopt.org/AAOF.