Established in 1955, the Foundation for Education and Research in Vision (FERV) is the official fundraising arm of the college. FERV works with alumni, friends and donors to establish and grow scholarships for optometry students enrolled in our professional program to help lessen their financial burden. FERV enhances research and equipment innovation through financial support thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors. FERV is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and accomplishes it’s mission by providing vital funds that support critical initiatives, directly impacting students, education, patient care, community service and research.
Dr. Sam Quintero, beloved UHCO alumnus and faculty member, passed peacefully on July 17, 2022, surrounded by family.
Sam Quintero was a dedicated teacher who committed his career to serving his students, advancing the college, and influencing the profession of Optometry for more than 50 years. Effective educators inspire students and even influence the direction of their lives. Dr. Quintero knew this and committed his career to this calling.
The Sam Quintero Endowment for Educational Excellence will help ensure that Dr. Quintero’s legacy will continue to inspire excellence in teaching through support for future generations of optometric educators.
Memorial contributions may be made to his named endowment at the University of Houston College of Optometry through FERV: https://fervfoundation.org/give-now/.