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Michigan College of Optometry Dean Damari Named Alumnus of the Year

Dr. David DamariDr. David Damari, dean of Ferris State University’s Michigan College of Optometry, was named the 2014 alumnus of the year by the SUNY College of Optometry Alumni Association.

Damari, a 1998 alumnus of the college, was presented the award by Dr. Denise Whittam, president of the SUNY College of Optometry Alumni Association.

Damari was appointed MCO dean of March of 2013.

Prior to Ferris, Damari had most recently served as chair for the Department of Assessment and professor at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. Since 1995, he has been a consultant on visual disabilities, advising national and state testing organizations on candidates who have requested special testing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act including the National Board of Medical Examiners, National Board of Examiners in Optometry, CFA Institute, Graduate Management Admissions Council, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, National Conference of Bar Examiners, Law School Admissions Council, and State Bar Examiners including Minnesota, Texas and Virginia.

Prior administrative experience included service as chair of the Department of Optometry at Southern College of Optometry. Prior to his career at Southern College of Optometry, Damari operated a private solo practice in New York and was an assistant clinical professor at the State University of New York College of Optometry.

To learn more about Damari, read this profile from the University News website.

Click the link for more information about Ferris’ Michigan College of Optometry.