DeAnn Fitzgerald ’81, OD ’84 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has become well known for her focus on using optometry as a way to manage athletes’ concussions. She has developed protocols for young athletes who suffer head injuries, and her work has been widely shared and emulated around the country.
Sandra (Coutts) Young ‘82, OD ‘84 created a business called Visionary Kitchen, which connects nutrition with eye health. She is the author of Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health.
John Rumpakis '81, OD '84 is a guest host for a Youtube series titled "InsideVision."
Steve Paranto '79, MST '84 was featured on Fox 12 News, to highlight his pickleball career.
Howard Sullivan '79, MST '84 retired from his position as Forest Grove chamber of commerce director.
John E. Fagan '81, OD '84 was noted by the Tehachapi News for his 25 years of optometry practice in Tehachapi, Calif., and earlier, Bakersfield as well.
Larry and Kathy met in 1977 as freshmen at Pacific University. They had several core classes together, and would often spend time with a group of mutual friends. During their sophomore year, Larry asked Kathy to study for a library skills test that was part of their writing course. They didn’t end up studying at all that evening but that night they began their decades-long relationship.
Steve Paranto ’79, MST ’84 recently started podcast series Pickleball Talks with Steve Paranto.
Curtis Baxstrom ’83, OD ’84 received the 2018 G.N. Getman Award by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Hannu Laukkanen ’83, OD ’84, MED ’94 joined the advisory board of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association in October.