Student Organizations

National Optometric Student Association

The National Optometric Student Association is the student branch of the National Optometric Association (NOA). The NOA was formed in 1969 and is composed of optometrists from various ethnic backgrounds. The primary objective of NOA members is to provide quality vision/health care. They also work with the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the schools and colleges of optometry to increase minority enrollment.

Dr. Edwin C. Marshall ( retired IU Professor of Optometry, recently promoted to IU VP for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs) was NOA president when NOSA was established. IUNOSA exists to support and promote the advancement of minority students as they bridge the gap between undergraduate education and professional school.

Membership is open to all students enrolled in the IU School of Optometry. IUNOSA members often hold joint membership with many other optometric organizations (e.g., IUOSAVOSH, or AOA PAC) to further the advancements of the optometric profession. IUNOSA also strives to improve the professional development of every upcoming optometric practitioner in the IU School of Optometry, while helping the Bloomington community with volunteer efforts. Every student is welcome and encouraged to participate in IUNOSA and its projects.

It's never too late to join! Please talk to a NOSA member to find out how you can help.

CURRENT IUNOSA OFFICERS
Office Name Class Email
President Sarah Salim 2017 srsalim@indiana.edu
Vice President Angela Mouratides 2018 amourati@indiana.edu
Secretary Shameem Zia 2018 shazia@iupui.edu
Treasurer Katherine Rachon 2018 kmrachon@indiana.edu
Historian Shalin Zia 2018 szia@iupui.edu

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