Gambles Honored with Humanitarian Scholarship

Dr. James Gamble, founding member of the Columbia Eyes Consultants Optometry practice in Columbia, Missouri.


Dr. James Gamble was a founding member of the Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry practice in Columbia, Missouri and established an eye care clinic in Chichicastenango, Gatemala as a personal mission. His practice partners joined him in the project and have returned to the area for numerous visit since 2000 to provide eye care and spectacles to the local population in need.

In addition, Dr. Gamble and his practice have funded expenses for University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry students and faculty to be a part of this endeavor. Students and faculty have benefited from the humnitarian and philanthropic work that he and his wife, Anita, began, which is consistent with the mission of UIW. This award recognizes a fourth-year optometry student who embodies this humanitarian spirit.

The winner will be faculty nominated. The candidate will have demonstrated a holistic interest in helping those who may not have access to care and in addressing healthcare disparities. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good institutional standing. Eligible students must be in their fourth professional year and nominated by a faculty member by November 1 of the award year. The nominees will be reviewed by the Scholarship and Awards Committee and the Director of Outreach Programs. The awardee will be announced before the beginning of the Spring semester.

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