Alumni, Associate Dean Emeritus Reappointed to Michigan Board of Optometry

Governor Rick Snyder has announced reappointments to the Michigan Board of Optometry for two Ferris State University alumni, and the associate dean emeritus of Academic and Student Affairs for the university’s Michigan College of Optometry.

John Kaminski, of Midland, is an optometrist with Mid-Michigan Eye Care. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology from Ferris, in 1995; a specialization in aging, from Ohio State University’s Department of Gerontology; a doctorate of optometry, from Ohio State University; and a low vision specialization, from the Michigan Optometric Association.

Nancy Peterson-Klein, of Mecosta, served in a variety of administrative positions in the MCO, including as a professor, before retiring in 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Science and doctorate from Ohio State University.

Carl Powers, of Petoskey, is a Big Rapids native who earned his doctorate from the MCO in 1991. Powers is president of Carl F. Powers OD PLLC in Petoskey, and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the nine-member Michigan Board of Optometry oversees the licensure requirements and standards for Michigan's optometrists.

“I thank these appointees for their willingness to continue to serve on this important board, and look forward to their contributions,” said Snyder, in a press release issued by his office. 

Their appointments are for four-year terms, ending June 30, 2020, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

PHOTO CAPTION: Governor Rick Snyder has reappointed Michigan College of Optometry associate dean emeritus of Academic and Student Affairs Nancy Peterson-Klein, of Mecosta, to the State Board of Optometry. Also receiving reappointment for four-years terms are Ferris alumni John Kaminski, of Midland, and Big Rapids native Carl Powers, of Petoskey.