Heine receives doctor of optometry degree Nancy J. Heine, Houston, TX was awarded the doctor of optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry May 10. She also received the William E. White Scholarship for 2008. Nancyâ�?�?s brother, Joel, of Houston, hosted a reception in her honor at his home. Attending were her parents, Bud and Doris Heine, Vermillion, and two siblings, Mary Pochop, Spearfish, and Gretchen Oâ�?�?Reilly, Wayne, NE. Nancy was a 2000 VHS graduate and earned her B.S. at South Dakota State University in 2004.