Roan Alumna recognized for optometry excellence
November 19, 2016
MEMPHIS—Emily Eisenhower of Newport, a student at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, was recently honored with the 3rd Year Clinical Skills Award and Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians Scholarship. The award recognizes an optometry student demonstrating excellent promise in his or her studies and comes with a $1,000 monetary award.
Eisenhower is the daughter of Kenny and Debbie Eisenhower of Newport and the granddaughter of the late Zella Ruth and Wilbur Eisenhower and the late Darcus and George Woody.
A graduate of Cocke County High School, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from East Tennessee State University where she was a Roan Scholar.
Each year, Southern College of Optometry recognizes its most outstanding students at a convocation ceremony in the fall semester. This year 87 students were honored with awards and scholarships totaling nearly $125,000 for the 2016-2017 school year.
This article was originally posted on the Newport (TN) Plain Talk website, at 5:00 pm on Friday, November 18, 2016 and updated at 1:54 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2016.