CCC&TI’s Ophthalmic Medical Personnel program celebrated its 20th birthday this week. The program, which got its start at CCC&TI in 1999, prepares students for work with ophthalmologists and their patients in eye car facilities.
Program Director Faith Race, Health Sciences Dean Barbara Harris and current students hosted a reception on the Caldwell Campus to mark the occasion.
Special recognition was also presented to several people throughout the day.
Race and current students presented Barbara Harris with a plaque in honor of her vision and commitment to the program. Harris was instrumental in establishing CCC&TI’s OMA program, the first of its kind in North Carolina and the model for similar programs established at other community colleges.
Awards were also presented to Graystone Eye Physicians, Iredell Eye Physicians and Morganton Eye Physicians, which have partnered with CCC&TI as clinical sites for the program since its inception in 1999.
Special guests for the reception included Morganton Eye representatives Dennis Lee, Business Manager, and Amanda Berry, Assistant Business Manager. Sandra Day, who served as one of the original instructors for the program, was also in attendance for the reception.
Happy Birthday to CCC&TI’s Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program!
Pictured is the OMP Class of 2019.