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Join us on International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. PST, for an alumnae panel of women leaders as we celebrate the inauguration of our 18th president, Jennifer Coyle ’90, OD ’93, MS ’00, who is the third woman to lead our university.
Dr. Veryl Henry Nelson ’49, OD ’50, died May 10, 2022, at age 105.
John Laughton ’54 died Nov. 17, 2022, at age 93.
Mario Geraci ’54 died May 30, 2022, at age 98.
Don Erwin Jones OD ’53, died Aug. 27, 2022, at age 99, just a few weeks shy of his 100th birthday.
Roy K. Hirokawa ’62, OD ’63, died July 22, 2022, at age 82 in his Kaneohe home on the island of Oahu. 
James Clunes ’52, OD ’53 died June 13, 2022, at age 94. 
Rachel Martel ’17, MEd’19, OD ’20 earned a leadership certificate at the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association's annual meeting in July.
Morgan Grove OD ’16 earned a leadership certificate at the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association's annual meeting in July.
Yelena (Pavlovich) Galuza OD ’15 earned the President’s Award at the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association’s annual meeting in July.

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