Category: community engagement

SCO Employees Give Back During SCO Service Day

SCO employees spent their morning volunteering in a number of hands-on activities to help other nonprofits in our community as part of SCO's Staff Service Day. SCO continues our work to enhance collaboration with community partners through community engagement and various service opportunities.  Volunteers interacted with patients at LeBonheur Children's Hospital, prepared food and participated in a community cookout at Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, attended a... Read More
Posted by Kate Bucko at Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SCO Faculty & Staff Donate Backpacks to Bruce Elementary

SCO's faculty and staff members really came through for students at Bruce Elementary School as we have donated over 81 backpacks in our recent Back Pack Drive, which was organized by SCO’s Social & Service Committee. The backpacks were delivered to the school on Wednesday and filled with school supplies for over 200 schoolchildren who are transitioning from homelessness with the help of the Salvation Army.  “It always brings me joy to help a local organization... Read More
Posted by Kate Bucko at Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Beta Sigma Kappa Teams Up with Vitalant to Save Lives

SCO's Beta Sigma Kappa, an international optometric honor society, teamed up with Vitalant to offer everyone the opportunity to help save lives through their blood drive.  Formerly known as Lifeblood, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit and community blood service providers. At our last blood drive, twenty-two donations were given, which saved as many as 66 lives in the Mid-South.  During the blood drive, two students took time out of their... Read More
Posted by Kate Bucko at Wednesday, July 31, 2019

SCO Receives Top Honors at 3rd Annual Volunteer Memphis Awards

Southern College of Optometry was in the spotlight at the Volunteer Memphis Awards, taking home two of the top categories for our service to the Memphis community. The awards recognize “individuals, civic groups, non-profits, and companies who represent excellence in volunteerism and make the Mid-South a better place.” Jan Frazier-Scott from SCO’s Human Resources team was named the 2018 Volunteer of the Year for her commitment for her service through the NAACP Memphis... Read More
Posted by Kate Bucko at Friday, June 28, 2019