SCCO student receives highest score on national testJune 12, 2012
Mallori B. Aschenbrenner, a fourth-year optometric intern at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO), received the highest score in the country on the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) Part I Applied Basic Science Examination. Overall, 1,811 candidates took the exam.
Aschenbrenner was also named the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Norman E. Wallis Award for Excellence.
“Mallori’s achievement is an outstanding testament to her, to our faculty, and to our educational program,” said SCCO President Kevin L. Alexander, O.D., Ph.D. “The college is indeed proud of all of our students who, like Mallori, study diligently to become exceptional providers of eye and vision care to our communities as doctors of optometry.”
NBEO established the award to honor Dr. Wallis’ 25 years of outstanding service as NBEO executive director, and it is given to the candidate who receives the highest score on the targeted or main Part I Basic Science Examination each year.
The award consists of a personalized plaque as well as a full refund of the Part I registration fee.
The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Optometric Student Association as part of Optometry’s Meeting by Nancy Peterson-Klein, O.D., president of NBEO, on June 28 in Chicago, Ill.