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Congrats to the Class of 2022!

Dr. Herbert Wertheim gives commencement speech.
The Class of 2022 Optometry Graduates posed on the steps with Dean Flanagan.
The Class of 2022 Vision Science Graduates posed on the steps with Dean Flanagan.
Optometry and Vision Science Graduation 2022.
Dr. Brian Steinmann and Dr. Tyler Spilman.

Announcing Our Newest Doctors!

Congratulations to the 62 optometry students and the 12 vision science students who received their degrees on May 21st! We are so proud of all of you! And a big opto-thanks to Dr. Herbert Wertheim for anchoring the celebrations with a memorable commencement speech!

We’d also like to congratulate Dr. Brian Steinmann and Dr. Tyler Spilman, who both won the Golden Retinoscope Award this year! Congratulations to the entire Class of 2022!

Message to Graduates from Dean Flanagan

“To the Class of 2022, your partners, family and friends: CONGRATULATIONS!

Commencement is such a special celebration, and it is truly wonderful to be able to celebrate with all of you in person this year. It is a time to share with family, friends and loved ones the crowning accomplishment of so many years of hard work and dedication. As you graduate with your masters and doctoral degrees, we know that you have been attending institutions of higher education for many years, and we — your teachers and your loved ones — have all witnessed the industry, drive, and sacrifice required to have reached this life milestone. You deserve to be celebrated.

The Class of 2022 has experienced a time like no other in recent history. You have endured and persevered, you have negotiated extraordinary demands and lived with the threat of infection, whilst constantly caring for your patients, conducting your research, and supporting your friends and community. You have excelled. Please take time to be as proud of yourselves and your accomplishments as your dean, your professors, your patients, and your institution are of each and
every one of you. Many congratulations to you all!

My hope is that you leave the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science at Berkeley, confident in your knowledge and skills, humble in your calling to serve, respectful of the need for lifelong learning, thankful to all those who have helped you in your journey, and proud of the great institution from which you have learned. Together, you are the Class of 2022. We celebrate your many accomplishments and look forward to witnessing your future successes and contributions.

Go Bears!”