Craig Eyestone

Craig Eyestone now teaches math at Ilwaco (Wash.) High School, after earning a master’s degree from Phoenix University, a six-year stop in Moses Lake, Wash., and a 20-year career in television. 

Irv Zemrau ’62, OD ’63

Irv Zemrau ’62, OD ’63 and his family received the Mary Fitzgerald Award for 2013 in “recognition of outstanding support for Prosper Place Clubhouse and its members.” Prosper Place Clubhouse in Edmonton, Canada, offers a safe place where adults with mental illness participate in their own rehabilitation and function as independently as possible. 

Richard “Dick” Beers

Richard “Dick” Beers and his wife, Ann (Bernheim) Beers ’65, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 29, 2013, in Eugene, Ore. 

Ed McQuary

Ed McQuary has published a book, 100 yards of Memories: Memorable Players and People of an Old Coach, detailing nearly 50 years coaching high school sports. A retired history teacher and school counselor, he coached at St. Helens, Banks, Lakeridge and Riverdale high schools in Oregon after graduating from Pacific University, where he played football. Read more of his story.

Dave Pump

Dave Pump recently retired as executive director of Sequoia Mental Health Services in Beaverton, Ore.

Steve Dustrude

Steve Dustrude is the president of the Pacific University Alumni Association. 

Art Kalahiki

Art Kalahiki is the owner of APK Entertainment in Hawai’i, specializing in providing services for weddings, corporate events, and hotel and restaurant shows. 

Lynn (Fishman) Hellerstein ’74, OD ’77

Lynn (Fishman) Hellerstein ’74, OD ’77 is owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, which was voted in the Top 5 in the vision category in Colorado Parent magazine’s annual “Family Favorites” edition.

Robert Hersman ’74, OD ’75

Robert Hersman ’74, OD ’75 and Aaron Mjelstad ’98, OD ’00 regularly treat football and baseball players from the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins pro teams in their practice, Hopkins Eye Clinic, in Hopkins, Minn. Former Pacific University optometry faculty member Al Reichow ’78, OD ’81, MAEd ’95 was instrumental in helping secure the arrangement between the clinic and the professional athletes. Reichow’s father, Jerry Reichow, was a former Vikings player.

Oliver Gruter

Oliver Gruter won six gold medals in swimming events in the 34th annual Nevada Senior Games in Las Vegas this fall. 

Sandy Young ’82, OD ‘84

Sandy Young ’82, OD ’84 has published a book, Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health. The book includes more than 150 recipes with photos, a chapter on important eye nutrients, food charts, and how to maximize nutrient retention during cooking. 

David Wolf OD

David Wolf OD was named the 2013 Optometric Physician of the Year by the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association in recognition of his service to the optometric profession and his community. He is the owner of Lake Oswego Vision Clinic in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Hanna Vaandering

Hanna Vaandering is featured in an article in the October 2013 edition of Today’s OEA, a publication of the Oregon Education Association. Vaandering is president. 

Ken Kondo

Ken Kondo captured five medals in August at the 2013 State Games of America, a biennial Olympic-style competition. Kondo won a gold as a member of the 200-yard freestyle mixed relay, silvers in the 50-yard backstroke, 100-yard backstroke and 50-yard breaststroke, and a bronze in the 50-yard butterfly. Kondo competed in the State Games of California prior to attending the national meet. He owned seven school records while a member of the Boxer men’s swimming team from 1985 to 1988.

Bill Blevins

Bill Blevins is the new head boys’ basketball coach for Sherman High School in Wasco County, Ore. 

Sande Brown MAT

Sande Brown MAT is principal at Seaside Heights Elementary School in Seaside, Ore. She previously was principal at Gearhart and Cannon Beach elementary schools, both of which are also in the Seaside School District. Two of her sons, Gavin Brown ’14 and Garrett Brown ’17, are current students at Pacific University.   

Brett Freese OD

Brett Freese OD and his optometric practice, Eyes On Main, in Sauk Centre, Minn., were featured in a story in the St. Cloud (Minn.) Times, noting how Freese and his wife, Kelley, have worked to make their business relative to the history of the town, which was home to Sinclair Lewis, the first American to receive a Nobel Prize for literature. 

Kelley Mathis

Kelley Mathis is the assistant manager for the west region of the National Federation of Independent Business, a national small-business advocacy association in Nashville, Tenn.

Aaron Fentress

Aaron Fentress, a sports reporter for The Oregonian for the last 22 years, is now a reporter for Comcast SportsNet on cable TV. He is a panelist for the studio show Talkin’ Ducks and also reports for Comcast’s website. Read more of his story.

Barbara Briscoe OD

Barbara Briscoe OD is working to help place nurses in Rwanda’s schools after she and her family traveled to the African country last summer on a two-week medical mission trip. She shared her experiences at a presentation in West Linn and is fundraising to place nurses in five schools. 

Molly (Callanan) Widdicombe

Molly (Callanan) Widdicombe is the associate director of annual giving at University of the Redlands in Southern California.

Marie Peck OD

Marie Peck OD recently opened her own practice, Downtown Vision Center, in Albany, Ore. 

Anissa Wiseman MAT

Anissa Wiseman MAT was named interim principal for the 2013-2014 school year at Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend, Ore. 

Amy (Hylton) Nelson

Amy (Hylton) Nelson is a board member of Financial Beginnings, a Portland nonprofit that provides financial education programs. Nelson is the co-CEO and chief operating officer at Point West Credit Union in Portland, where she oversees human resources, technology, marketing and member services.

Zoey Mendoza

Zoey Mendoza married Curt Zimmerman on June 22, 2013.

Amber Fitzsimmons MSPT '96

Amber Fitzsimmons MSPT

Amber Fitzsimmons MSPT recently accepted a position as assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco.

Tonya Macalino

Tonya Macalino celebrated the debut of her science fiction book, Stealing Lucifer’s Dreams, at a book release party at a Hillsboro, Ore., bookstore in December. The book is the second in her series, “Shades of Venice.” 

Wendy DeBrock

Wendy DeBrock recently opened an art gallery, DeBrock Galleria, in Geneseo, N.Y., representing the works of 30 artists from eight states.

Jennifer Gibson Chambers

Jennifer Gibson Chambers earned a medical degree from the University of New England.

Julia Oliver

Julia Oliver and husband Justin welcomed son Everett John Oliver on Sept. 28, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long. He joins siblings Asa, Avigail, Eden and Evangeline.