At the recent Opticians Association of America’s State Leadership Conference, the Vision of Hope Foundation announced the winner of the 2014 HOYA Student to Leadership Contest. Eric Lindbloom, a student at Erie Community College, was named the winner and received an all-expenses paid trip to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2014 OAA State Leadership Conference.
Eric Lindbloom won the contest, which was open to all second-year opticianry students of NFOS schools, by creating a PowerPoint presentation on the topic of “how can we all become leaders in the optical field.” Chris Allen, OAA Executive Director, had this to say about Mr. Lindbloom, “Eric is an exceptional young man whose future is as bright as they come. The future of the profession of opticianry will be guided by individuals, like Eric, and after meeting this future leader I can confidently say that the future of our profession is in very capable hands.”
The Opticians Association of America, the Vision of Hope Foundation and HOYA believe that it is essential to the overall growth of the profession of opticianry to engage students and help them develop as the future leaders of our profession. In our opinion, the best way to accomplish this is to help students meet and create relationships with current optical leaders.
OAA’s State Leadership Conference is the premier networking opportunity for the Opticianry Industry. The event provides leaders from all over North America time for direct, personal contact with industry leaders, giving those leaders the opportunity to ask meaningful questions, view and discuss the issues facing the industry, and strengthen their professional relationships.
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