Heart of America Eye Care Congress

February 12-14, 2021
Westin Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri


Heart 2021 Conference - 60 years!

Awards

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS AWARDED AT THE 59th ANNUAL HEART OF AMERICA EYE CARE CONGRESS

Five residents and students were each awarded $2,0000 scholarships at the Saturday night banquet during the annual Heart of America Eye Care Congress in Kansas City, MO. These top five were chosen from close to a hundred posters submitted. Congratulations!

Educational Grant Winners

Left to right: Wes Garton, OD, FAAO; Sean P. Mulqueeny, OD; Mary Chivetta, OD, MBA, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT ST. LOUIS; Brianne Herlitzke, OD, INDIANA UNIVERSITY; Jessica Jankiewicz, OD, ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY; Ashley Allee, OD, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK; Laila Tawfik, OD, SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY; Larry D.Stoppel, OD, FAAO.


OD of the Year Award Winners

2018 – Ellen Weiss, O.D.
2013 – Leland Carr, O.D.
2012 – Ruth S. McAndrews, OD, F.V.I.
2010 – Joe Barr, OD, MS, FAAO
2009 – Lesley L. Walls, O.D. , M.D. , D.O.S.
2008 – William Cochran, O.D.
2007 – Bill Vietti, OD
2006 – Lee Ann Barrett, OD
2005 – Mike Nichols, OD
2004 – Dale Cole, OD
2003 – David Cockrell OD
2002 – Larry DeCook, OD
2001 – Dale Newland, OD
2000 – Donovan Crouch, OD
1999 – Peter Brungardt, OD
1998 – Donald J. Vanderfeltz, OD
1997 – Edmund Schneider, OD
1996 – Jack W. Melton, OD
1995 – Bobby Christensen, OD
1994 – J. Dallas Joyce, OD
1993 – David R. Reynolds, OD
1992 – Harry M. Sulzberger, OD
1991 – Doug Becherer, OD
1990 – Larry Harris, OD
1989 – Jim Nedrow, OD
1988 – Jim Kuhlman, OD
1987 – Frank Fontana, OD
1986 – V. E. Falkenhain, OD
1985 – N. Rex Ghormley, OD
1984 – David W. Hansen, OD
1983 – Harmon E. Wyett, OD
1982 – William Boelter, OD

Vision Service Award Winners

2019 – Joyce L. Urbeck
2018 – Alex Yoho, ABOM
2016 – Thomas Salmon, OD, PhD, FAAO
2013 – David S. McBride
2012 – Mitchell M Scheiman, O.D., FCOVD
2010 – Jim Morrison, OD, FAAO
2009 – Jack Hartstein, O.D. , M.D.
2008 – Richard Weisbarth, O.D. , F.A.A.O.
2007 – Sutherlin Optical
2006 – Saundra Gragg-Naifeh
2005 – SEE TO LEARNĀ®
2004 – Zoe Lyle
2003 – Bud Bargman
2002 – George D. Foster, OD
2001 – Gary Robbins, CAE
2000 – John Amos, OD, MS
1999 – Virgil Deering
1998 – Stanley Y.Yamane, OD
1997 – Leslie Wall, OD, MD
1996 – Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD
1995 – Thomas L. Lewis, OD, PhD
1994 – John W. Potter, OD
1993 – Robert A. Koetting, OD
1992 – Jimmy D. Bartlett, OD
1991 – Earle Hunter, OD
1990 – Louis J. Catania, OD
1989 – Leroy Oxford, OD
1988 – Franklin Harms, OD
1987 – Irvin M. Borish, OD
1986 – Milton J. Eger, OD
1985 – Victor Chiquiar Arias, OD
1984 – Roger T. Kame, OD
1983 – Richard M. Hill, OD
1982 – Neal Bailey, OD

Frank Fontana Scholarship Award Winner

Nicholas A. Holtzman, 2020 Frank Fontana Scholarship Award Winner