Dr. Peter J. Oppermann
Class of 1991
Career Pathway: Health Sciences
Pete Oppermann graduated in the top ten of his GHS class. During his senior year, he was class president, National Honor Society vice president and ski team co-captain. He was nominated for the Hugh O'Brien leadership award and Boys' State and received five scholarships for his freshman year of college.
In 1991, he was accepted into the pre-optometry program at Ferris State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in visual sciences. He was then accepted into the Ferris State University-Michigan College of Optometry, from which he graduated, with honors, with a doctor of optometry degree in 1998.
During college, he received the Elks National Foundation most valuable student award, the Grayling Rotary scholarship and the FSU Alumni Association scholarship. He was accepted into Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, received the Alcon Pharmaceutical Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award, and he was the only graduate to receive the Sunsoft Excellence in Contact Lenses award. He was named to the dean's list all seven years of his studies by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better.
Dr. Oppermann is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association and Rotary International. He and his wife Angel (Hale), a 1991 GHS graduate, and two children live in Crawford County. He is owner of and a partner in Gaylord Eye Care Center.