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At their 30th class reunion in 2003, his classmates honored his efforts by unveiling the Mad Dog Scholarship Fund. The fund reached the endowment level in 2009 and offered its first scholarship to an optometry student in 2010.
Dr. Citek, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, recently earned Diplomate status, a designation only seven percent of all FAAOs have achieved.
Kres and Amy Pedersen pictured together with their dog
The Pacific difference spans generations. Kres Pedersen '79, OD '82 and his daughter Amy Pedersen '08, OD '11 both found personal connections and meaningful careers through Pacific's undergraduate and graduate programs.
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development recently awarded Hannu Laukkanen, Jim Sheedy and Shun-nan Yang a $6,000 award to conduct a study on a promising new therapy to treat binocular vision disorder in children.
Students who provide screenings and other eye services from the EyeVan mobile clinic have been named Everyday Heroes by KATU News.
Optometry alumni, students and faculty received many honors at the American Optometric Association's annual meeting in Seattle.  From leadership roles in the association to honors for distinguished optometric careers to being recognized by colleagues in their specialties, we are proud of their accomplishments and their well-deserved recognition.
Becky Humphrey smiling
The Humphreys put the ‘family’ in Family Eye Care
Dr. Bleything is a former College of Optometry dean and professor and also served as the university provost.
The Optometry Class of 2017 celebrated a milestone and rite of passage on Friday, May 1, when they participated in the White Coat Ceremony.
Optometry Class of 2016 awards presented at annual awards luncheon on April 29.