News, Media and Stories | Class Of 2001

Nicole Rush OD ’01 was elected board immediate past president for the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association at its annual meeting in July.
Inc. magazine featured Katie McCleary’s ’01 book, Bridge the Gap: Breakthrough Communication Tools to Transform Work Relationships from Challenging to Collaborative in a Feb. 1 article titled “3 business Books You Need to Read in 2022.”
Nicole Rush OD '01 was named as one of Vision Monday's "Most Influential Women in Optical," in August 2020.
Katie Felix '01 became an HP Teaching Fellow, a position that will help her teach young students about the importance and usage of technology. 
Bonita Burke '01 won an All-Inclusive Award for showing outstanding achievement in the advancement of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). 
Katie Felix '01 has finished her 17th year of teaching for Tacoma Public Schools, where she has been recognized by Microsoft as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and a Skype Master Teacher.
Tom Batsell '95, MAT '01, has joined the University of Portland as assistant women's basketball c
Andrea (Waldron) Cota ’01, MAT ’06 and husband Tony welcomed their son, Augustus Benjamin Cota, on Feb. 14, 2019.   
William Hander ’01 recently became the new head coach and program director of the Northwest Christian University Men’s Soccer program.
Timothy Nelson OD ’01 joined the InVision team as the first and only optometrist of North Loop, a neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minn.