November 2018

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WOA Board

Joe Maycock- President
Nate Edwards- President-Elect
Chris Jons-Treasurer
Jonathan Hartley-Secretary
Jeremy Nett- Director
Sam Hoffman-Director
Brandi Bilyeu- Past President

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

William Atkinson-3
Dana Day- 4
Lynda Jones- 12
Mike Hughes- 21
Jeremy Nett- 26

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Save the Date! Winter Conference

We are still working on some specific details for the upcoming Winter Conference.  With the legislative work we are doing there will be some differences to the agenda.  Here is the tentative agenda.  Watch for more details and registration soon. 

Tentative OD Agenda:
Thursday, January 31
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm  Legislative work at Jonah Building
  • 6:00pm-9:00pm  Legislative Reception
Friday, February 1
  • 8:00am-12:00pm  Legislative work at Jonah Building
  • 1:00-2:00pm  Awards Luncheon
  • 2:00-5:30pm  CE
  • 5:30-6:30pm  Dinner and WOA Membership Meeting
  • 6:30-8:30pm  CE
Saturday, February 2
  • 7:30am-1:00pm  CE

Three tips for writing a better job posting

Whether you are looking to fill an associate position or find a partner in your practice, you want to reach the best candidates in the optometry field. Optometry’s Career Center provides a nationwide approach to hiring for your practice in Wyoming. One way to ensure the right applicants will respond to your opening is by writing a comprehensive description of your position. Here are three tips to follow:
  • Include the details – It’s common for employers to want to avoid mentioning compensation until they’re ready to make an offer, but the omission could also give off the impression that benefits aren’t available. A brief outline of all employment benefits can help candidates see the “big picture.”
  • Describe the culture of your practice – While candidates can easily look up patient reviews about your practice online, a career center post can be a great opportunity to describe your practice’s culture and values in your own words. Being clear about the environment of your practice can help streamline the hiring process.  
  • Remember the importance of community – For many candidates who are seeking the right opportunity, it might also mean a significant move for their family. Consider including information about what makes your community in Wyoming wonderful, and why people want to live there.
Optometry’s Career Center is the official career center of the AOA. WOA members receive discounted pricing up to 50% off posts and posting enhancements, including the “Featured Job” promotion and the Career Spotlight e-newsletter. Start your candidate search today on

Members in the news

Laramie County Community College recently celebrated it's 50th Anniversary and highlighted 50 people associated with the college who represent the success of our alumni and friends and help advance the college in it's mission.  Congratulations to Dr. Marty Carroll for being selected as one of the 50!

 Dr. Carroll attended LCCC and earned an Associate of Arts degree in 1975. An avid supporter of the college since that time, he has served on numerous boards and promoted the college through various media campaigns.   Dr. Carroll credits LCCC with giving him the academic foundation and confidence to complete an undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming and to compete on a national level with other students in a professional degree program. He has been an optometrist in Cheyenne since 1981.   A huge proponent of any form of education, Dr. Carroll often encouraging his patients to continue their education at LCCC. He believes in the foundational importance of transitioning from high school to college in a nurturing and affordable manner and believes LCCC offers that foundation to local students.  For years Dr. Carroll has served organizations and events in the greater Cheyenne area including Head Start, Jaycees, Lions, Rotary, Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, and Cheyenne Frontier Days. He continues to volunteer for the LCCC, Laramie County School District No. 1, and the University of Wyoming.  One of his fondest memories from his student years is a perfect example of the Wyoming spirit: the college president pulling students’ stuck cars out of snowbanks so they could leave the campus lots.
WOA Newsletter - November 2018