Congratulations to Katie Higgins, an eye bank technician at the Georgia Eye Bank. Higgins is this year’s winner of the Jachin Misko Memorial Scholarship for Technical Advancement in Eye Banking, which means she will receive funding for expenses related to attending the Eye Bank Association of America’s Technician
Education Seminar in Tampa, FL on February 4-7, 2015. At the seminar, she will learn more about the practical, technical, and scientific aspects of the eye banking practice.
Higgins is the second winner of the Misko memorial scholarship, which honors the memory of Jachin Misko who was a leader in eye banking at Saving Sight. Saving Sight partnered with Numedis, a manufacturer of corneal preservation media, to offer up to $2,000 to cover the travel, registration, and lodging costs for a promising eye bank technician from an EBAA-member eye bank to attend the EBAA’s Technician Education Seminar (TES).
Tony Bavuso, chief executive officer, said, “I believe this is a particularly meaningful way to honor Jachin because it represents the impact he had on all of us and on changing lives by saving sight through eye banking.”
The scholarship will be offered for at least the next three years. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund to help us honor Misko and support future leaders in eye banking, please visit our Giving page where you can designate your gift to the fund. You can also send a check to our headquarters in Kansas City at 10560 N. Ambassador Dr., Suite 210, Kansas City, MO 64153 with a note stating that your gift is intended to support the Jachin Misko Memorial Scholarship for Technical Advancement in Eye Banking. If you have any questions, please call our accounting department at 1-800-753-2265 or send us a message through our Contact Form.