Parsippany Resident Receives 2016 VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award

Fatimah Hassan

PARSIPPANY – Parsippany resident Fatimah Hassan, ‘18OD recently received the 2016 VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award at the National Optometric Association’s (NOA) 48th annual convention in Chicago. 

The award is named for Marvin R. Poston, OD, who along with several other optometrists, formed what is now known as VSP Vision Care. The award is presented to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to leadership and service in optometry, as determined by a committee of VSP employees. Hassan is the third individual to receive this award and also received a $2,500 prize.

A Nutley High School graduate, Hassan earned her undergraduate degree from Montclair State University. Currently enrolled in Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) program, Hassan serves as the president of the PCO chapter of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA).

About Salus University
Salus University, founded as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1919, today is a diversified, globally recognized professional academic  center of learning that offers a wide range of degree programs in the professions of  Optometry, Audiology, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Biomedicine, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology.  Salus operates four clinical facilities in the Philadelphia area that provide highly specialized vision, hearing and balance, and speech-language pathology services. The University has more than 1,100 students, including PhD candidates, and more than 12,500 alumni worldwide.  For more information, please visit