The ASCO Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding individual who over an extended period of time provided exceptional leadership to ASCO and to optometric education; made outstanding contributions to the optometric community, and displayed exemplary commitment and dedication to the Association.
Nominations are being accepted at this time.
Criteria for the Award:
- It is awarded “for unique and exceptional accomplishments and contributions to ASCO and optometric education”
- The award is not necessarily an annual award
- The Executive Committee approves awardees
- The Award is not tied to retirements
- The Award is presented at the ASCO Annual Leadership Luncheon
- Nominations can be received from any Board or Executive Committee member for consideration by the Executive Committee
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Dr. Morris Berman, OD, MS
Provost Marshall B. Ketchum University
Dr. Morris Berman was honored with the ASCO Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Berman has exemplified what it means to be a leader in optometric education, having made and continuing to make outstanding contributions.
Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., OD, MA, DOS
Former Dean and President of Illinois College of Optometry
Dr. Alfred A. Rosenbloom was posthumously given the ASCO Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes an outstanding individual who over an extended period of time provided exceptional leadership to ASCO and to optometric education; made outstanding contributions to the optometric community, and displayed exemplary commitment and dedication to the association.
Thomas L. Lewis, OD
President, Salus University and former President, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Dr. Lewis exhibited exemplary vision and leadership skills in the transformation of PCO into Salus University, the first optometry-founded health professions university in the United States. In more than 30 years as an educator, Dr. Lewis has worked passionately and tirelessly to advance the profession of optometry through optometric education.