Alumni News

Check out what our alumni are up to after graduation!

Whether they are working and volunteering, raising families and starting businesses, Pacific University alumni are busy making their mark on the world.

Read the latest issues of Pacific magazine to find out what your classmates are up to, or celebrate the relationships that started at Pacific with our Boxer Love Stories.

Headlines

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.

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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.

Wid Bleything at Veteran's Day

Willard “Wid” Bleything ’51, OD ’52, MS ’54 earned three degrees from Pacific University on his way to becoming an optometrist. He served in the Air Force and Air Reserves, retiring as a colonel, and he also worked in private practice for many years before eventually returning to Pacific, where he became the dean of the College of Optometry.