Dr. Rodriguez receives Most Outstanding Optometrist award

 

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Dr. Christine S. Rodriguez, Dean of the MCU College of Optometry, was awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as the Most Outstanding Professional of the Year in the field of Optometry during the PRC Awards Night last June 23, 2017 at The Manila Hotel.

The award is the highest recognition bestowed by the PRC to a professional who thoroughly demonstrated professional competence of the highest degree and conducted herself with integrity in the exercise of her profession. She also participated in the advancement of the profession’s social responsibility through meaningful contribution and participation in socio-related activities.

In the effort to maintain the high standard of education, the MCU College of Optometry achieved the Commission on Higher Education Center of Excellence and PACUCOA Level III 1st Reaccreditation. The establishment of the first-ever Essilor Sight Center in the Philippines was achieved under Dr. Rodriguez’s leadership. She established international linkages with the Asia Pacific Council of Optometry and Student-Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity.

Dr. Rodriguez spearheaded the participation of faculty members and students in international seminars, conferences, and fora. She is active in participating in community service programs of the Resources for the Blind Incorporated as an Optometrist performing clinical and functional vision assessment of children with visual impairment. She is a volunteer in several community outreach projects initiated by civic and religious organizations.

Dr. Rodriguez finished a degree in Optometry in 1990, Master of Science in Optometry and Master of Arts in Education in 2004 and 2011 at MCU respectively. She served as a faculty member for over 20 years before being appointed as the dean in 2011. In February 2016, Dr. Rodriguez completed the Educational Leadership Program at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.