June 27, 2007

PHILADELPHIA —A Web blog entitled  “Remembering George Osborne” has been established by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s (PCO) School of Audiology for those who would like to share their memories of Dr. Osborne. Osborne, who was dean of PCO’s Audiology program, died on June 14 at age 66.

 In 2000, Osborne founded the School of Audiology at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). Graduating 960 students to date, the program will have awarded more than 2,000 Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degrees when its last class graduates in 2010. In May of this year, Osborne presided over the graduation of the school’s first class of residential students, a day of celebration enjoyed by more than 800 people and an accomplishment reflecting Osborne’s lifelong vision and professional tenacity.

 Osborne was founder and past president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology and a co-founder and/or charter member of the Audiology Foundation of America, American Academy of Audiology, and the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education.

 A scholarship fund has been set up in his name.  For more on Osborne’s life, family, and achievements, as well as how to help support the scholarship fund, click here. The PCO School of Audiology is currently accepting students for the Fall 2007 entering class. For further information, contact Dr. Debra Busacco at (800) 824.6262, ext. 3140.