Accreditation Celebration – Slideshow

Last week, RSO faculty, staff, and students celebrated the school’s accreditation with dinner, drinks, and a champagne toast.  The school’s inaugural class was admitted in fall 2009 and graduated in May 2013.  The event allowed us to celebrate and share our accomplishments over the past five years, and everyone is looking forward to celebrating more successes in the future.

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Accreditation StatusThe University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry has been granted the accreditation classification of “Accredited” effective March 20, 2013 by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association.  The classification of “Accredited” indicates that the program generally meets the ACOE standards for accreditation.  The Council finds RSO to be in full compliance with all of the ACOE standards.

Multicultural Celebration …. December 3, 2012


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Our NOSA (National Optometric Student Association) chapter at the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry organized its 2nd Annual Multicultural event today.  The event was made possible through generous support from Bausch & Lomb and Walmart.

Students and staff members came forth and put together beautiful tables to represent their ethnicity, religions and cultures. Representatives at different booths presented posters, artwork, facts and various beautiful and symbolic items from their individual cultures. The attendees had the opportunity to walk around and visit the tables, ask questions and learn about different cultures and their traditions.

This year we had booths about India, Hinduism, Germany, Greece, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, China, Iran, Pakistan, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha’i, Mexico, Canada, Guatemala, and Spain.

All the representatives had an excellent presentation to highlight their cultures and traditions. To top it all, all the representatives even presented us with delicious foods from their countries and cultures. My personal favorite were the Buneulos (I think thats how you spell it?) which are crispy Mexican snacks, made at special events like Christmas, birthdays, etc.

UIWRSO has always celebrated the diversity that is represented by its students and this event was no different. This event was definitely culturally enriching and an incredible learning experience to all those who attended. Last year’s event was a tremendous success but this year’s event may have managed to top it.

All the volunteers and representatives put in a lot of hard work and effort to make this event a lot of fun!!!

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

The National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) chapter at RSO celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month with great food from a local Mexican restaurant and several games of bingo.

San Antonio’s population is about 63% Hispanic.  This event was a great opportunity to learn more about Hispanic culture and prominent Latinos in America and to enjoy the company of fellow classmates, faculty, and staff members.