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New England College of Optometry News

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New England College of Optometry Celebrates 124th Commencement

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, New England College of Optometry (NECO) celebrated its 124th commencement ceremony at historic Boston Symphony Hall. The College conferred 126 Doctor of Optometry degrees to students in the four-year OD program and in special programs – AODP (Accelerated Optometry Degree…

Graham Stetson at podium

Third Year NECO Student Receives Student Innovator of the Year Award

Graham Stetson, New England College of Optometry Class of 2019, was chosen to receive the Rick Bay Foundation Student Innovator of the Year Award this…

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NECO Honors AAO Student Fellows

On Friday, May 4, 2018, NECO hosted the annual Meet the Student Fellows dinner for individuals who achieved the status of Student Fellow from the AAO.…

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Student Achievement Celebrated at 2018 Visionaries Event

April 19, 2018 marked the 16th annual Visionaries Event at New England College of Optometry, NECO. Students, faculty, staff, and supporters came together…

Dr Howard Purcell

NECO Selects Dr. Howard Purcell As Next President

The New England College of Optometry Board of Trustees has named Howard Purcell, OD ’84, FAAO, Diplomate, as the thirteenth President and CEO of the…