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

Gordon Woods

Gordon Woods ’74, OD ’75 is now retired in Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Max Miura

Max Miura

Max Miura retired from the Department of Education of Hawai’i in June 2012 after more than 33 years teaching. He wrestled for Pacific University from 1975 to 1977 and still officiates high school wrestling in Hawai’i and occasionally in Oregon. 

 

Carol (Pritchett) Riggs

Carol (Pritchett) Riggs has signed a contract with Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot Books for her debut sci-fi novel, The Body Institute, to release in January 2015. It explores society, body image and identity and involves a teen whose mind is downloaded into overweight clients to help them lose weight.

 

Frank Giardina

Frank Giardina ’83, OD ’86 is the optometric director at Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, Inc. He also is an adjunct professor of optometry at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., and his clinic serves as an externship site. He was appointed to the California State Board of Optometry by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2013.

 

Terry J. “TJ” Lantz

Terry J. “TJ” Lantz OD, a colonel in the U.S. Army, is relocating to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he will be stationed in the Office of the Chief, Medical Service Corps. He has served 25 years in the Army in postings including Korea, Germany and several bases in the U.S. He is assistant corps chief for clinical sciences for the Medical Service Corps, chief of Army optometry and consultant to the Surgeon General. 

 

Shaun Hearn

Shaun Hearn earned a master’s degree in library and information science at Drexel University.

 

Deb Park

Deb Park is a learning strategist at Medicine Hat College in Alberta, Canada, and is a doctoral candidate in education at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.