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PR # 225 May 4, 2009


Abdallah Yeslam of Middletown, a student in Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Ophthalmic Science program, has been selected for the 2009 Transitions Students of Vision Scholarship Program.

As a fourth-place winner in the competition, Yeslam will receive a $500 scholarship and a trip to a September conference in Cincinnati sponsored by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE). He received the award for his poster that addressed the ?Understanding Healthy Sight? theme and the importance of yearly eye exams.

RVCC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Ophthalmic Science. Beginning in the Fall 2009 Semester, the College also will be offering an Ophthalmic Science Certificate program and an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician Certificate of Completion program.

For additional information about RVCC?s Ophthalmic Science programs, contact RVCC Associate Professor Dr. Brian Thomas, 908-526-1200, ext. 8277.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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