Mallory Morris, O.D., of Clarksdale, was among 130 students recently awarded the Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
Morris graduated Summa Cum Laude and Beta Sigma Kappa, a designation for students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement.
Morris is the daughter of Amy and Tim Morris. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy and the late Rocco Glynn Morris and Sue and John Yount. Morris is a graduate of Lee Academy and Mississippi State University.
Optometrists are independent, primary health care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases/disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions.
Southern College of Optometry was established in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1932. SCO is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education with nearly 500 students from 40 states. The Eye Center at SCO serves nearly 80,000 patients annually, helping make the college one of the top in the nation for clinical optometric education. SCO’s Community Outreach Program reaches more than 12,000 children through vision screenings provided annually to Shelby County, Tenn. students in public, private and charter schools. For more information on SCO, please visit www.sco.edu.