Optometry faculty and alumni honored by national publication, state organization


Clockwise from upper left: Cathy Evans, Dori Carlson, Scott Nehring, Ken Eakland

Nov. 2, 2011 - Ophthalmic Services Director Cathy Evans and alumna Dori Carlson (O.D. '89) named among the 50 most influential women in the optical industry. Associate Dean Ken Eakland and alumnus Scott Nehring honored by state optometric organization.


Two Pacific University College of Optometry faculty/staff members and two alumni of the College have recently been recognized nationally and within Oregon as industry leaders.

Cathy Evans, director of ophthalmic services at Pacific, and alumna Dori Carlson (O.D. '89) have been named among Vision Monday’s 50 Most Influential Women in Optical. Vision Monday chose Evans for being an excellent role model and service provider in the Portland area as well as overseas. Carlson became the first female president in the 114-year history of the American Optometric Association last summer.

Additionally, the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association recently honored both a Pacific alumnus and longtime faculty member.

The OOPA named Scott Nehring (’79, O.D. ’83) its 2011 Optometric Physician of the Year. Nehring practices in Woodburn and recently assumed the presidency of the Great Western Council of Optometry.

The OOPA also named Pacific Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Programs Ken Eakland, O.D., the recipient of the organization’s 2011 Agost-Minnick Award. The honor recognizes an optometrist for outstanding service working on issues related to third-party and eye-care benefits.

Eakland oversees Pacific’s six vision care clinics located throughout the Portland metropolitan area, including EyeClinic Beaverton, which opened the world's first 3D Performance Eye Clinic last month.

Click here to learn more about the College of Optometry's leadership within the OOPA.


Posted by Joe Lang (jlang@pacificu.edu) on Nov 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen (haug7381@pacificu.edu) on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:20 PM

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