Nicole Akpunku

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Dr. Nicole Akpunku graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). At ICO, Dr. Nicole Akpunku was highly active in optometric organizations and served multiple leadership roles for the National Optometric Students Association (NOSA). Dr. Akpunku was on the national executive board as the national president of NOSA during her last year of optometry school. Prior to becoming the national president of NOSA, she served as two term President of ICO NOSA. Throughout her two-year term, she made it her ultimate mission to create sustainable programs that promoted access to visual healthcare for patients of minority populations. To this end she catalyzed several ground-breaking initiatives such as Eye See, Eye Learn, a program that brought pre-school aged children from the Henry Booth House (a local minority childcare program) to ICO and the collaboration with the Chicago American Diabetes Association’s (CADA) health and wellness expo.

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