Professor emeritus Dr. Hannu Laukkanen recently published an article about neurorehab as a specialty.
Dean Wetzel '90, OD '92 has become an additional optometrist at Mayo Clinic Health System.
Steven James Cool, former Pacific professor, died August 1, 2019 at age 78. He joined Pacific's College of Optometry in 1979. Cool was loved by many for his ability to share knowledge in a way that encouraged learners to see things in a different light and that pushed students out of the dull glare of rote learning into that charged light of discovery.
Jessica Heckman OD '09 was inducted into Concordia's Athletic Hall of Fame. After earning her degree from Concordia, Heckman pursued a doctorate in optometry from Pacific. Heckman currently is vice president of clinical affairs and optometric residency director at Chu Vision Institute in Bloomington, Minn. Her community service includes participating in eye care mission trips to the Philippines and Myanmar.
Nathan Lighthizer OD '09 will present at the North Carolina Optometric Society's Fall Congress.
Jordan Keith OD '08 was named the Young Optometrist of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association.
Robert J. Fadhl '61, OD '62 peacefully passed away on July 22, 2019 in Surprise, AZ. Fadhl was 80. Fadhl worked in an optical lab before receiving his doctorate of optometry from Pacific University in 1962. After graduating, he seved in the Army Corps for 20 years.
Dr. Lynn A. Sulerud '76, OD '78 retired following 40 years of service. He was the co-founder of Blaine Eye Clinic in Blaine, MN.
Dr. Paula Kutzner MED '18, OD '18 was the 2019 recipient of the Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award.
Troy Humphreys '00 was elected the President of the Nevada Optometric Association. Humphreys is in clinical practice with eight colleagues, four of which are also graduates from Pacific University.