American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Student Giving Matching Travel Grant Recipients

Published October 3, 2019

ORLANDO, FL (October 3, 2019) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 AAOF Student Giving Matching Travel Grants. The program was started in 2014 to create a climate of giving back to the profession and promote involvement in Academy chapters at North American schools and colleges of optometry. Each school raised the funds and the money is being matched with a travel grant opportunity for each student to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, October 23-27, 2019.

The 2019 recipients and the participating institutions are:

Alexandra Beachnau

Illinois College of Optometry

Randi-Jo Francis

Illinois College of Optometry

Ashley Ladd

Indiana University School of Optometry

Cade Millikin

Indiana University School of Optometry

Anthony Offerle

Indiana University School of Optometry

Noa Robson

Indiana University School of Optometry

Elizabeth Casper

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Alexandra Matejczyk

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Hannah Sanders

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Brianna Weber

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Erin Filbrant

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Derek Heimlich

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Lindsey Hutchinson

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Lindsay Page

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Paige Scott

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Emma Thompson

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Ashley Bachkhaz

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Jessie Vorachek

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Alex Kim

State University of New York College of Optometry

Siyun Ren

State University of New York College of Optometry

Mackenzie Edwards Dziedzic

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Kelsie L. Morgan

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Sadiksha Prasain

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Nicole Leigh Roddy

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Samantha Lin

University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

Thuy Nguyen

University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

Julia Bao

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry

Silva Lo

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry

Brittany Martin

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry

Logan Ritchhart

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry