Alumna Receives Optometry Scholarship
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