Christian DeJongh OD ’22 & Alex Schoen OD ’22 Awarded Optometry VSP/AAOF Practice Excellence Scholarship
Christian DeJongh OD ’22 and Alex Schoen OD ’22 received the Pacific University 2022 Vision Service Plan/American Academy of Optometry Foundation Practice Excellence Scholarship.
The VSP/AAOF College of Optometry award is presented to two students who have demonstrated clinical and academic excellence and a commitment to enter the independent practice of optometry.
Schoen also received the Pacific University College of Optometry Private Practice Scholarship Award, which supports students intending to pursue private practice optometry following graduation. He shares the award with alumni Jimmy Dhesa OD ’22 and Nanki Kaleka OD ’22.
The College of Optometry prepares tomorrow’s doctors of optometry, while also serving the vision needs of the local community and advancing research in the ophthalmic industry. The college offers bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs in vision science, as well as a doctor of optometry degree.