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PR # 122 January 5, 2009

RVCC STUDENT WINS NATIONAL OPTICIANRY SCHOLARSHIP

Lynne Postman of Somerset, a student in Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Ophthalmic Science program, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the National Academy of Opticianry (NAO).

Postman has received the organization?s Beverly Myers Award for her research paper on ?Lasik Eye Surgery? and its possible complications.

Leslie W. Myers founded the Beverly Myers Awards program in 1951 in memory of his daughter, Beverly. The awards are granted to outstanding students enrolled in opticianry programs that are accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation. Leslie Myers was a founding member of the American Board of Opticianry, as well as the International Academy of Opticianry.

RVCC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Ophthalmic Science. The program, which prepares students for careers in the optical industry as opticians, has been renewed for full accreditation status 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 40 years, offers more than 90 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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