News, Media and Stories | Class Of 1981

In Memoriam: Geoffrey Rath '81
Kathy Cole '81 was hired as the new tribal librarian in Grande Ronde, Ore. 
Robert Rothbard '79, OD '81 recently published a new optometry book. 
Lincoln Daynes
Lincoln Daynes '81, OD '83 has been helping patients see for 35 years. 
DeAnn Fitzgerald '81
DeAnn Fitzgerald '81, OD '84 has been serving the eye care community for more than 35 years. 
Fagan
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 Wan
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. 
Robyn (Buzzetti) Bogden ’79, PT ’81 retired in 2016 from physical therapy work.
Richard “Rick” Snyder ’81 became the new principal for Winchester (Ore.) Elementary School, the school he attended as a child.
Dennis Smith and Nada Lingel pictured together in the lab.
With the right education and training, optometrists can save lives. That's why two recently retired College of Optometry professors have created an award to inspire future generations of doctoral students.