American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Vincent Salierno Scholarship Recipients

Published November 4, 2019

ORLANDO, FL (November 4, 2019) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation would like to announce the recipients of the 2019 Vincent Salierno Scholarships.

2019 Vincent Salierno Scholarship recipients are:

Kenneth Dang                 
New England College of Optometry

Mark Calixte                   
Nova Southeastern University School of Optometry

Christopher Muegge       
Southern College of Optometry

Ryan Sandberg               
Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University 

Sarah Supak   
University of Houston College of Optometry

Students pursuing a Doctorate of Optometry degree are nominated by his/her institution for this scholarship. Each recipient will receive $2,000 to apply to their tuition. The Vincent Salierno Scholarship is eligible for automatic renewal provided that the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and is enrolled in a full-time course of study leading to a Doctorate of Optometry degree. Continued eligibility shall be determined annually.

Vincent Salierno was on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Hospital in New Jersey. His family valued and continued his philanthropy and after his death in January 1973, his widow Rose established the Vincent Salierno Scholarship Fund with Foundation to provide scholarships to students in the field of optometry. Over the past thirty years more than one hundred scholarships have been awarded.