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Taylor Swanson OD ’17 was recently welcomed to the Brainerd (Minn.) Eyecare Center team, joining his wife, Alicia Archibald-Swanson OD ’17, who has been practicing there since June 2017. 
Marvin West ’58, OD ’59 died Mar. 16, 2019, at age 88.
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The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recently elevated the university to a Doctoral/Professional University from its prior designation as a Master's University.
Aimee (Pitlick) Schulte ’94, OD ’97 was honored by the Cleinman Performance Network, a leading business development consultancy for optometry practices, for the continued dedication and excellence she imparts to vision care and eye health.
Tracy (Meling) Ammann ’91, OD ’93 was chosen to speak at the 2019 Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) Conference held in Charlotte, N.C., at the end of March.
Corwin Sateren OD ’90 and his team at Sateren Eye Care will merge with NorthLakes Community Clinic in Ashland, Wis., this coming April.
Jennifer (Smythe) Coyle ’90, OD ’93, MS ’00 was recently welcomed to the Women In Optometry’s board, where she will serve for two terms.  
Richard “Dick” Bond ’64, OD ’65 died Jan. 2, 2019, at age 78, surrounded by his family after a long and difficult struggle with ALS.
Jim Ofstad OD ’71 retired last December from the Ronan (Mont.) Eye Clinic after 47 years of serving his community.
Curtis Baxstrom ’83, OD ’84 received the 2018 G.N. Getman Award by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

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