A Message From Our President
November 14, 2012
The Sights of Thanksgiving
From the first Thanksgiving in 1621 to this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Americans continue to give the fruits of their labor to others in need. SCCO has been proudly serving students and patients for over one hundred years and the spirit of giving remains as seen in our outreach programs including LA’s Care Harbor, Fullerton’s Rotary Cares, and special support of the Illumination Foundation, Blind Children’s Learning Center, Braille Institute, Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove, Kids Vision for Life and many other worthy organizations. In some extraordinary way, SCCO’s parade of giving just keeps turning around a new corner or crossing a new intersection where humanity and care meet to make a difference.
SCCO has wonderful stories and sights of thanksgiving from the past, but it is the new stories and sights of giving back to our community that have us all focused on today’s opportunities. We have launched our ACHIEVING 2020 Campaign to build toward this new future as we add new programs and seize the day to be not only powered by Optometry, but powered by the need to train the finest healthcare professionals in the country. SCCO is honored to have the support of its students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni and friends in these new efforts. Support of the new Shared Visions Gala and V-Awards has demonstrated a serious interest in SCCO’s expanding future and this is one of our sights of Thanksgiving.
So, whether you decide to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or make a personal parade to Macy’s, the amazing sights of Thanksgiving can only be matched by the energy and enthusiasm of members of the SCCO Family at work with our community or our alumni engaged in making the profession of Optometry what it is today.
Kevin L. Alexander, O.D., Ph.D.