Manila Central University-College of Optometry (MCU-COO) has hosted its first General Assembly for the Junior Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists (Jr. IPAO) since the pandemic hit. The event last May 8, 2023, was attended by Optometry students and the previous Jr. IPAO officers to better understand the organization's mission and vision.
The Jr. IPAO is a recognized youth organization of the PRC-accredited IPAO in the Philippines. And the Jr. IPAO-MCU Chapter is dedicated to advancing the optometry profession in the Philippines by promoting educational and professional opportunities for its members. Over the years, the organization has remained steadfast in its mission. The recently concluded General Assembly provided a platform to discuss updates, plans, and initiatives that would further support its objectives.
In addition, the event also marked the introduction of a new dean of MCU-COO, Dr. Katherine M. De Mesa. In a memorable ceremony held at the MCU Helix auditorium, Dr. De Mesa was welcomed by the members of the MCU-COO community.
Congratulations to Dean De Mesa and all those who contributed to the event's success! The university is eagerly looking forward to witnessing the continued growth and accomplishments of the Jr. IPAO and the MCU-COO under the guidance of Dr. De Mesa's leadership.