Rev. Dr. Oden Named Alumnus of the Year at UC Berkeley
This year’s Alumnus of the Year, at the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science, is Rev. Dr. Clyde Oden, Jr. Class of 1968.
Rev. Dr. Oden has four degrees including a Doctorate of Optometry and a Master of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley. He has also earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Master of Divinity from the Claremont School of Theology.
He arrived at Berkeley intending to become the first Black optometrist in his hometown of San Diego with the expectation of becoming a successful practitioner; he left Berkeley with a determination to be part of the solution addressing health disparities in low-income communities.
Congratulations, Rev. Dr. Oden, and thank you for your contributions!
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