Reception for Parting Dean James C. Wyant

OSC bid farewell to its founding dean, James C. Wyant, in a star-studded ceremony held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Meinel 408/410, as he stepped down from the leadership position he's held for 13 years. In attendance at the celebration were a number of optics leaders — including the CEOs of both the Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE — as well as several big names in University of Arizona men's basketball.

In appreciation for Jim's dedication to academic excellence, faculty and friends have established the James C. Wyant Scholarship in Optical Sciences for graduate students. If you would like to further strengthen this award, please contact Kaye Rowan or make a gift on-line.


Photograph of James C. Wyant in framed portrait by Margy Green of