ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the 2019 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship recipients. This award is bestowed annually to a second- or third-year optometry student who best demonstrates the ideal eyecare standards of practice, achievement in both academic performance and extra-curricular activities, and participation with other professional pursuits such as involvement with patients through internships, community service and other volunteer activities. “We are thankful for the professional relationship between the Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision,” the AAOF said in a statement. “Their support for this program continues to uphold the high caliber of optometric resident education.”

The 2019 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship Recipients are:

Connor Robbs

Illinois College of Optometry


Mattie Monroe

Indiana University School of Optometry


Joel Muñoz

Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry


Vincent Thoren

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University School of Optometry


Kaitlyn Arnold

Michigan College of Optometry


Eric Yoshinaga

Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry


Katie Li

New England College of Optometry


Trenton Kellog

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry


Joshua Black

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry


Nicholas Grant

Pacific University College of Optometry


Laura Gutsin

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University


Rachel Warner

Rosenberg School of Optometry


Courtney Park

Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University


Lauren Watson

Southern College of Optometry


Kevin Singh

State University of New York College of Optometry


Lindsey Hutchinson

The Ohio State University College of Optometry


Dana Shannon

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry


Jacqueline Nguyen

University of California Berkeley School of Optometry


Selena Aloisio

University of Houston College of Optometry


Meagan Anderson

University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry


Anabel Cormier

University of Montreal School of Optometry


Breck Dakin

University of Pikeville Kentucky School of Optometry


Song Kim

University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science


Aruj Ali

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry