The Hall of Fame

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Thank you to the opticians in Alberta who paved the way and helped expand the profession…

Certainly, we would not be where we are today without the hard work of some great opticians and associates. Through their contributions to the profession, these trailblazers have exemplified the values and vision of the ACAO and its members. Of course, their efforts have not gone unnoticed by their community, their peers, and their successors. Therefore, it is an honour to feature these greatly respected opticians and public associates in our Hall of Fame.

We are presently working on improving the Hall of Fame; in future it will also include pictures and bios of the inductees. In the meantime, while the Hall of Fame is under construction, we can still congratulate:

 

 

BRUCE PLAUSTEINER, RO, RCLP – LIC. 99

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011

JANET VERVYNCK, RO – LIC 182

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014

MARIAN DEPTULA, RO – LIC 175

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014

ANITA DEINBECK, RO, RCLP – LIC 196

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014

JUDITH MUSCROFT, RO – LIC 485

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014

JIM THOMPSON, RO, RCLP – LIC.136

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

BOB TOPLEY, RO – LIC.198

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

SYD HALL, RO – LIC.6

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

ROBERT FORD, RO – LIC. 48

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

RIKKE DOOTJES, ASSOCIATE

Accordingly iducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

CECIL OXENBURY, RO – LIC. 10

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

DREW JEFFRIES, RO,RCLP – LIC. 29

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

ALAN DYER, ASSOCIATE

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

DENNIS GARTNER, ASSOCIATE

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

BILL STURM, RO, RCLP – LIC. 14

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

GARY CHORNELL, ASSOCIATE

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005

DON SMITH, RO – LIC. 36

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007

FRED MILLER, RO – LIC. 74

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009

KARL HAUCK, RO – LIC. 7

Accordingly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010

 

 

Nomination

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Nominate a great optician who should be added to the Hall of Fame…

If you know an optician who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, we want to hear about them too! You can nominate someone by submitting this form:


Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Nominate an outstanding optician for the Hall of Fame! Nominations must be made before February 28th, to be considered for that year. Submissions after February 28th will be considered for the next year.

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  • Criteria

    This form is for nomination of Opticians (RO’s & RCLP) who have shown excellence and contributed to the profession over their career. Individuals who have had a major impact on Opticianry or have made an impact in their community, nationally, or internationally.

    Nominees:
    1) Must have been an Optician for a minimum of 10 years
    2) Have not been an ACAO Director for at least one complete term
    3) Are not currently employed by the ACAO, or not have been employed by the ACAO for at least three years.
  • Who Can Nominate?

    Candidates may be nominated by any ACAO member, co-worker, or student. Nominations must be received before February 28th. Please submit as much information as you can.
  • Selection and Induction

    Selection is made by the ACAO Optician Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

    Inductions will be performed annually at the ACAO Annual General Meeting.
  • Your Information

    The Alberta College and Association of Opticians collects information for the sole purpose of participant information. The information you provide on this form will not be used for any other purpose.