In its July 9, 2018, edition, Vision Monday included Goodwin College’s director of Vision Care Technology, Maryann Santos, on its list of Women of Influence.
Established in 1987 and with a current print readership of 20,000 influential retail buyers, Vision Monday is considered the ophthalmic industry’s leading source of news and analysis. It reaches an additional online audience through multiple launches each week.
Vision Monday describes the Women of Influence initiative as its “annual celebration of the immeasurable impact that women have on all levels of our industry. You’ll find women of all ages and backgrounds who use their knowledge and skills to build and lead optical businesses and eyecare practices while enriching the lives of their customers, patients, students and colleagues. They’re smart, creative, hardworking and caring, and they inspire us to be better at what we do.”
The honorees are organized into four categories: Executive Suite, Rising Stars, Innovators, and Mentors, the latter category in which Santos is recognized.
Her biography in Vision Monday reads: “Maryann Santos lives, breathes, and even blogs optical education. Education has been a focus of her life since she entered the optical field as an apprentice optician out of high school. Over the years, while working as a dispensing optician, she earned associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in business and education as well as her ABO, ABO Masters and NCLE certifications. Santos was managing her own optical dispensary training business when the opportunity to establish an opticianry program at Goodwin College presented itself in 2013. Today, she teaches at the school and continually updates the curriculum to reflect industry trends.”
Congratulations to Maryann on this outstanding achievement and on all the care and knowledge that she and her faculty share with Goodwin’s students — tomorrow’s vision industry leaders.
Click here to learn more about the Vision Care Technology program at Goodwin College.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.