Adkins receives award at SCO

Staff Report

Ethan Adkins

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ethan Adkins of Chapmanville, W.Va., was recently honored with the First Year Basic and Clinical Science Award at Southern College of Optometry. The award recognizes an optometry student demonstrating excellent clinical skills.

Adkins is the son of Terry and Ronnie Adkins of Chapmanville.

Each year, Southern College of Optometry recognizes its most outstanding students at a convocation ceremony in the fall semester. This year, 78 students were honored with awards and scholarships worth more than $65,000 for the 2015 school year.

— Southern College of Optometry was established in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1932. SCO is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education with nearly 500 students from 40 states. The Eye Center at SCO serves nearly 80,000 patients annually, helping make the college one of the top in the nation for clinical optometric education. SCO’s Community Outreach Program reaches more than 12,000 children through vision screenings provided annually to Shelby County, Tennessee, students in public, private and charter schools. For more information on SCO, visit

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