The Columbus Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators is accepting nominations for its 2009 Distinguished Communicator Award.

The Columbus Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators is accepting nominations for its 2009 Distinguished Communicator Award.

The award is given annually to recognize outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment, service to the communications field and involvement in the community.

Nominees are judged on the following criteria:

Contributions to and leadership in the organizational communication profession in the greater Columbus area.

Career achievement.

Professional recognition for other activities, including business-related achievements and community involvement.

Nominees do not have to be members of IABC International or IABC Columbus. Nominations may be made by members of IABC Columbus and by the general public. Nomination forms are due Jan. 15, 2009.

The award will be presented at the IABC Columbus Bronze Quill Awards ceremony in June. To download the nomination form, visit http://columbusiabc.com, or contact Awards & Recognition vice president Rebecca Hudson via e-mail at rebecca.hudson@pacer.com.

Dr. Sara Huffman, of Heritage Family Eye Care in Hilliard, was admitted into the American Academy of Optometry's Pediatric and Binocular Vision section.

Huffman is one of few optometrists to receive this distinction.

Huffman graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Optometry, where she also received her master's degree. She was selected to become the pediatric and binocular vision resident at the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Heritage Family Eye Care is a practice specially designed and equipped to see and care for children of all ages, from infants through college.