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Paul Yarwood Memorial Award Winners

This award is given in memory of Paul Yarwood who served as COA executive director from 1945 to 1965. At that time, he was the only lay person to have even been named a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the first person to receive its distinguished award in 1960. He was founder and first President of the Society of Optometric Association Executives and helped found the California Optometric Credit Union. The Paul Yarwood Award may be given to persons, organizations or groups who have made significant contributions to optometry or to the visual care of the American pulbic and who are not being recognized primarily for their work in the organized structure. This is the highest awards bestowed by the COA.


2017- Joseph Mallinger, OD, MBA, FAAO
2015- William Rogoway, OD, DABFE
2014- Senator Ed Hernandez, OD
2011- William A. Gould JR, Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Briney, LLP
2009- Martin H. Prince, O.D.
2007- Lesley Walls, O.D., M.D., D.O.S.
2004- Ellis Katz
2003- O. Doyle Dannenberg, O.D.
2003- Anthony Adams, O.D., Ph.D.
2002- K. Michael Larkin, O.D., FAAO
1999- James R. Gregg, O.D.
1997- Richard H. Hopping, O.D.
1993- Allan N. Fried, O.D.
1992- Joseph E. Farrington, O.D.
1990- Richard H. Kendall, O.D.
1989- Members of the Assistance League of Fullerton
1988- Mrs. Jane Garoni
1988- Mr. Charles Garoni
1983- Lions Low Vision Aids Services Program
1982- John Anthony O’Donnell
1979- Siret D. Jaanus, Ph.D.
1978-Francis A. Young, Ph.D.
1976- Mrs. Mary Tarbox
1974- Mrs. Marion Bartoo
1973- Vision Rehabilitation Center of Santa Clara County, Inc.
1973- Arnold I. Kisch, M.D.
1972- Samuel M. Genensky, Ph.D.
1970- Mrs. Robert Case
1970- Lions Sight Conservation Center San Diego
1969- Children’s Vision Center of the East Bay
1968- Peter L. Spencer, Ph.D.
1968- Hon. George N. Zenovich
1967- Hon. B.F. Sisk

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