Three Vision Care Technology Students Honored
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. Jay Gropen, (left photo), was presented with the New York State Society of Opticians’ (NYSSO) 2013 $500 Future of Opticianry Scholarship Award by NYSSO President Ethan Browne and Professor Joseph B. Sollecito, adjunct faculty member and NYSSO Board of Directors, in recognition of his academic achievement and promising future in the field. Also, honored with a $250 Student Scholarship was Doug Hess (right photo).
Presented by Department of Vision Care Technology Chair Robert Russo with the $250 Joseph L. Bacotti Scholarship Award was outstanding student Maria Jimenez (center photo) 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 a student who has displayed high ethical and moral conduct.