Rising Star Award (NEW)

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This award is sponsored by Oculus. It recognizes a faculty member or administrator with less than 10 years of service who has made noteworthy contributions to fulfilling the mission, strategic objectives or programs of ASCO. Nominees will demonstrate outstanding contributions in one of the following areas:

  • Teaching which may include classroom, laboratory instruction, or course development
  • Scholarship which may include grant writing, research, publications, presentations, or other scholarly and creative activities
  • Administration which may include general administration, planning, development, or evaluation activities
  • Professional service which may include service to ASCO through committee, group, SIG or related activities; work in the community, state, or national levels that represents or promotes ASCO or optometric education

A contribution of $1,000 will be made to the faculty member’s or administrator’s institution designated for the recipient’s faculty and/or professional development. A commemorative award will also be presented to the “Rising Star” at the ASCO Annual Leadership Luncheon.

Nominations are not being accepted at this time. Contact Telethia R. Owens, Manager, Administrative & Board Services, and for any questions at towens@opted.org.