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

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.