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.
Brandon Porter '09, head women’s soccer coach at the Oregon Institute of Technology since 2015, has accepted the position of head men’s and women’s soccer coach at the university.
Abby Murray MFA ’09 was chosen by the Tacoma (Wash.) Arts Commission as the city’s Poet Laureate of 2019 to 2021.
Kathryn “Kitty” Jospé MFA ’09 was recently featured in The Ekphrastic Review, an online journal, for her poem “Where Do You Go?”
Abby Murray MFA ’09 won the 2019 Perugia Press Prize for her debut poetry collection, Hail and Farewell, forthcoming in Sept. 2019.
Alissa Hattman MFA ’09 was recently published on online literary journal, Gravel.
Whitney Osborn ’09 and Maggie Wigness ’10 were married on Sept. 22, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Rachael (Burbank) ’09 and Ross Singmaster were married on Sept. 29, 2018, in Hyannis Port, Mass.
Aaron Cole ’09, OD ’12 was formally inducted into the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka (Calif.).