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PR # 102 November 20, 2007


Lynne Postman of Somerset, a second-year student in Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Ophthalmic Science program, has been selected to receive a Transitions? Healthy Sight for Life Fund scholarship.

Postman is 1 of 10 Opticianry students selected to receive the $500 scholarship, which is part of a national contest sponsored by Transitions Optical of Pinellas Park, Florida. She won the competition by preparing an original research paper on how to communicate with patients about the quality of their vision.

RVCC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Ophthalmic Science. The program, which prepares students for careers in the optical industry as opticians, was recently renewed for full accreditation status for six years by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation.

For additional information about RVCC?s Ophthalmic Science program, contact RVCC Associate Professor Brian Thomas, 908-526-1200, ext. 8277, or call 908-253-6688.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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