Class Notes, Fall 2013

Featuring Ryan Nakagawa '10, Megrez Mosher '08 and Kelvin Tang OD '04.

Kelvin Tang 2004

Kelvin Tang 2004

Kelvin Tang OD ’04 works as an assistant clinical professor at the University of California Berkley School of Optometry, where he recently was invited by a student to perform his first “hooding” at a graduation ceremony. Tang also works at his own practice in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Megrez Mosher 2008

Megrez Mosher 2008

Megrez Mosher ’08 moved to New York in 2011, planning to focus on writing and comedy. She now has a career as an aerialist, a freelance circus performer, and “acts whenever the opportunity presents itself.” 

Ryan Nakagawa 2010

Ryan Nakagawa 2010

Ryan Nakagawa ’10 was named to the annual Forty Under 40 list honoring accomplished young business leaders in Hawai‘i by the Pacific Business News. Nakagawa is a loan officer for Honolulu HomeLoans. 

General Comments

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.