UHCO Scholarship Recipients Give Thanks

TSO held the Annual 3rd and 4th Year Student Spring Banquet for UHCO students on May 13. The annual event was held at the Downtown Aquarium Restaurant. Several TSO Network doctors attended the event to congratulate the scholarship recipients and get acquainted with the third and fourth year students.

The UHCO scholarship recipients are: Phillip Whitehead, D’Laine Pulliam and Roberto Saenz.

Scholarships were open to third year optometry students attending the University of Houston College of Optometry and Rosenberg School of Optometry who met and completed requirements which included applicants with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average; two letters of recommendation from a college of optometry faculty member and an essay on, “Explain your motivation to become a Doctor of Optometry and what you hope to accomplish in your chosen profession.” Scholarship recipients were selected by members of TSO’s Professional Affairs Committee.

We would like to thank Dr. Steve Stanfield, Dr. Alex Chen, Dr. Elle Fazlalizadeh, Dr. Jack Rountree and Dr. Sandra Fortenberry for their commitment to the future of optometry.



Doctors of TSO,

I want to express my deepest thanks for your generous contribution on my behalf through the TSO scholarship. The award means a lot to my family and me, especially now as we are expecting our first child in a few weeks. I remember getting my first eye exam at a TSO in Kerrville when I was about 10 years old. I have always been impressed by everything that the TSO brand stands for and will definitely look into opportunities to align myself with it upon graduation. Thanks again for your continued support.


Phillip Whitehead

Class of 2016