Pictured from left to right: Dr. Gary Beaver, Heart of America Contact Lens Society (HOACLS) President; Wendy Muller, HOACLS Board Member; Steve Gildersleeve; Jackie Burress; Amy Garbo; Lindsay Sicks; Andrew Peter; Scott Tomasion, HOACLS Board Member.
March 12, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University alumna Lindsay Sicks, Class of 2006, was awarded one of five $2,000 scholarships given to optometry students nationwide by the Heart of America Contact Lens Society (HOACLS). She received a travel fellowship to attend the 2010 meeting of the HOACLS in Kansas City, Mo. held in February.
Sicks, a native of Orland Park, Ill. attends the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago. She was nominated for the award by the contact lens faculty at ICO and will be graduating in May with a Doctorate in Optometry.
After graduation, Sicks will advance her clinical training through a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. She hopes to eventually open a private optometry practice.
Contact: Monica Piotrowski ’10, (309) 556-3181