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College of Arts and Sciences|Diamond Jubilee -- 75th Anniversary

Sue E. Lowe - Diamond Jubilee Outstanding Alumna

Bachelor of Arts - 1976 - Zoology

      Sue Lowe's lessons in perseverance learned during her days at UW have served her well through her later education and career. She continued her studies at Pacific University College of Optometry, from which she graduated in 1980 as a doctor of optometry. Today she is a nationally recognized specialist in binocular vision with her own practice at the Snowy Range Vision Center in Laramie.
      Among her many awards and honors are the Optometric Recognition Award from the American Optometric Association. She has been listed in eight Who's Who publications since her first listing as a UW student in 1976. She is past president of the Wyoming Optometric Association, sits on the Board of Directors of the Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association, and serves as a Medicare Liaison. Active in the Laramie community, she has served the Albany County Hospital District in a number of capacities since 1984, and recently retired from its Board of Directors after eight years. She is affiliated with the Health Advisory Board of Albany County Head Start, the Wyoming Trainers Association, the League of Women Voters, the Lioness organization and United Way. She has worked on the boards of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, the UW School of Nursing's Children and Youth Clinic, and the Wyoming Infant Stimulation organization. Lowe lectures in the UW Nurse Practitioner Masters Program, and on various vision topics to civic groups in Wyoming and around the nation. Her former UW professor, Bob Atherton, says, "I recommend to many of my female students that they visit with Sue. She takes her time to explain the challenges awaiting women who are going into any of the health care fields. She is a positive role model for Wyoming students, male and female."

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