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PCO’s Leslie is Traveling to Win the OSB

Here’s Salus University – Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s (PCO) contestant, Leslie Gauntlett ’18 from Tyngsborough, MA.


Her hobbies include soccer, basketball games, and laughing.

Fun Fact: She’s broken every finger on her right hand, but she managed to still be right handed.

Her goal is to finally find a place she calls home and still be able to travel incessantly.

Warm welcome for Leslie, everyone!


Marshall aims his Frisbee at OSB!

Marshall Ward PictureThe contestant from Salus University – Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) is Marshall Ward, Class of 2017. Marshall is from Southern Pines, NC. He has watched all of the Gilmore Girls 3 times and confessed that “It just keeps getting better.” When not laughing to his favorite show, Marshall enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, running, hiking, and basketball. In fact, his goal is to become best friends with Kobe Bryant. We wish him the best on the upcoming Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl™!

Leslie Gauntlett takes PCO title, will represent in 2017

IMG_2654In  the spirit of hometown legend Rocky Balboa, PCO’s Leslie Gauntlett rocked the ring to represent Philly in the Varilux Optometry Student Bowl.

On Friday, April 29 in the Hafter Student Community Center at Salus’s Elkins Park Campus, with around 150 students and doctors in attendance, Leslie (PCO 2018) was crowned the Quiz Bowl winner and will proudly represent PCO at the Varilux Student Bowl at Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC in the summer of 2017.
The event was made possible thanks to Judges Dr. Lori Grover, Dr. Mellisa Trego, Dr. Steve Eiss, and Dr. Shana Zeitlin and question masters Dr. Alissa Coyne and Dr. Michelle Britchkow, as well as both Rosani Bhavsar and Allison Guindon for incredible efforts at organizing the event.

“We would also like to thank the Pennsylvania Optometric Association for their tremendous contributions to the event, along with POSA and the Private Practice Club at PCO for their assistance with the event. We all worked very hard and are proud of the result,” said AOSA Trustee Brian Johnson. Special thanks to Emily Cardone for these photos!

Nicole Rist Represents PCO!

Nicole Rist, from the Class of 2016, will be representing the Salus University Pennsylvania State College of Optometry at OSB!