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SCO Hosts 2022 Commencement

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SCO Hosts 2022 Commencement

Southern College of Optometry’s Class of 2022 celebrated its commencement Tuesday, May 3, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis.

Ann McLean was named Class Valedictorian, while Holly Pederson was Salutatorian. Class President Lauren Goettemoeller delivered the class address and presented the Teacher of the Year Award to Dr. David Hall.

Dr. James Sandefur, a 1965 SCO graduate who served as the longtime Executive Director of the Optometry Association of Louisiana, delivered the commencement address. He also received the honorary Doctor of Ocular Science degree.

Graduates were honored during the ceremony with recognition of outstanding and academic clinical achievements. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, more than $60,000 in awards were presented.


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