May 7th, 2004 Nicholas Belill graduated with highest distinction and as class valedictorian from Ferris St. University's Michigan College of Optometry. He received an academic recognition award and the Beta Sigma Kappa silver medal award for having the highest graduating cumulative GPA. He also received the MCO Senior Research award. He has accepted a position at Pearle Vision. Photo published in The Flint Journal newspaper, May 22, 2004.