Vision Care Technology Students Honored at Spring 2011 Awards Ceremonies
Three outstanding New York City College of Technology students were honored during the spring semester in ceremonies hosted by the Department of Vision Care Technology. Vincent Salerno, top photo center, was presented with the New York State Society of Opticians’ (NYSSO) 2011 $500 Future of Opticianry Scholarship Award by NYSSO representative Stephanie Gallo-Hess in recognition of his academic achievements and promising future in the field. Also pictured is Professor Robert Russo, department chair.
Also honored with a $250 NYSSO Student Scholarship presented by Professor Russo was student Joanna Bettini (bottom photo left). Professor Russo also presented the $250 Joseph L. Bacotti Scholarship Award to outstanding student Ruth Ruben (bottom photo right) on behalf of the Opticians Alliance of New York. Professor Bacotti founded the department more than 40 years ago and the scholarship in his memory is presented to an honoree who has displayed high ethical and moral conduct as a student.