Local Student Receives White Coat at Southern College of Optometry Convocation Ceremony

October 14, 2007

Laura England of Smithville recently participated in the “white coat” ceremony and pledged her commitment to the profession of optometry during the 22nd annual convocation ceremony held at Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis.

First-year students received their first “white coat” and recited the optometric oath signifying their entrance into the profession of optometry.

A first-year student at SCO, Laura England earned her undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech. In biochemistry and graduated from DeKalb County High School in 2003. She is the daughter of Brian and Janet England.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2007, Southern College of Optometry was established in Memphis, Tennessee in 1932. SCO is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education with a mission to educate men and women in the art and science of optometry.

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