American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Student Giving Matching Travel Grant Recipients

Published October 15, 2021

ORLANDO, FL (October 15, 2021) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 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 2021 Boston, November 3-6, 2021.

The 2021 recipients and the participating institutions are:

Alek Karthikeyan

Illinois College of Optometry

Andrea Meagher

Illinois College of Optometry

Noa Robson

Indiana University School of Optometry

Erica Tharp

Indiana University School of Optometry

Ameerah Al-Sadi

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Jenna Dougherty

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Nathan Kuykendall

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Kevin Struble

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Amanda Aker

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Brianna Herring

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Leah Hazen

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Allison Neuhaus

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Raisa Ahmed

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Jennifer Liu

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Rebecca Hung

State University of New York College of Optometry

Michelle Kim

State University of New York College of Optometry

Sara Ahdoot

Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University

Cade Oost

Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University

Brooke Hubbard

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Tiffany Jones

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Anna Lorino

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Darian Travis

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Gabrielle Ault

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry

Jessica Johnson

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry

Ashley Richmond

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry

Cydney Roberts

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry

Jacqueline Bongard

University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Optometry

Katie Kyles

University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Optometry

Maria Habib

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

Mikala Herr

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

Samantha Carrillo

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

Crystal Sin

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

   
The recipients will be recognized at Academy Boston 2021.