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NSU College of Optometry Alumni Named Young Optometrist of the South


College of Optometry Alumna Jennifer Smith Zolman, OD, FCOVD


Jennifer Smith Zolman, OD, FCOVD, was named the recipient of the prestigious 2013 South Eastern Congress of Optometry Young Optometrist of the South award. This SECO award recognizes an optometrist in practice for less than 10 years, but who has already made a significant impact in the field of optometry. Zolman graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry (NSU-CO) in 2006. This SECO award recognizes an optometrist in practice for fewer than 10 years who has already made a significant impact in the field of optometry. Zolman currently is a primary care optometrist and co-owner of the Draisin Vision Group. Zolman serves as the South Carolina InfantSEE State Leader program, and co-clinical director of South Carolina’s Special Olympics Lion’s Club International Opening Eyes Program. In addition to private practice, she is involved in numerous optometric organizations including the Coastal Carolina Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association and the Ocular Nutrition Society. In her local community, Zolman is involved in the Charleston Junior League, Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts of America, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. In 2008, she was recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

While attending NSU-CO, Zolman served in a number of student leadership positions including president of her class, and president of Nova’s Student Government Association. She has also completed three medical missions to third-world countries with her NSU-CO community. Zolman is currently an adjunct professor at 5 colleges, including NSU-CO as well as an externship program site for our students.