Class Notes, Spring 2013

Chad Toomey 1994

Chad Toomey 1994

Chad Toomey ’94 has accepted a firefighter position with the Forest Grove Fire Department. Toomey has worked at the Pacific University Outback since 1997 and also served as a volunteer firefighter. “It is such a privilege to be accepted into this fine staff of professionals,” he said. “At the same time, I will be saying farewell to a wonderfully supportive organization — Pacific University. These are exciting times!”

Paul Berman 1975

Paul Berman 1975

Paul Berman O.D. ’75 was honored at the White House on Oct. 2, 2012, for his work as founder and global clinical adviser of the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes program, in which volunteers provide vision tests, as well as protective sports goggles and prescription eyeglasses as needed, to all Special Olympics participants. Dr. Berman developed the program in 1991, during his term as president of the AOA Sports Vision Section, and the Lions Clubs International Foundation assumed sponsorship in 2001. A widely recognized sports vision practitioner, Berman has a practice in Hackensack, N.J., and has received many professional recognitions for his work.

General Comments

William Romley '76

William Romley '76

William Romley recently retired as a high school teacher, coach and administrator after 36 years in education. He’s enjoying playing golf and ocean fishing on the central coast of California. He currently resides in Bakersfield, Calif., but often travels to Monterey, Calif., and Salt Lake City to visit his children’s families.

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Alrick Jones '78

Alrick Jones has moved to Sacramento, Calif., after many years in Portland.

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Catherine Johnson '79

Catherine Johnson '79

Catherine Johnson PT, Victoria Vestal PT, Mike Martindale PT, Anne Watson PT and Tim Foley PT met up in Clackamas, Ore., on Aug. 3, 2014, for an informal reunion of the Physical Therapy Class of 1979.

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Anthony Doar '80

Anthony Doar recently joined Century 21 Properties Plus. Tony brings more than 17 years of real estate and facility management experience, having worked with such firms as CBRE, Iron Mountain and Comcast. He has his certification in facility management (CFM) from Northeastern. He will work out of Century 21’s Mt. Pleasant, S.C., office.

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Jim Radcliffe '80

Jim Radcliffe has been the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Oregon’s football team for nearly 30 years. He played four seasons for the Boxers’ football team as a student at Pacific. His work ethic was featured in an article by The Register-Guard in May.

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Jake von Scherrer '80

Jake von Scherrer began work July 1, 2014, as director of athletics and head football coach at Turlock Christian School in California. He previously served as athletic director at Palmer Trinity School in Florida for six years.

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Jeff Wehrman '81

Jeff Wehrman retired after a 33-year career as a PE teacher, the last 29 years spent in the Hillsboro School District. While with the district, he joined with other PE teachers to help save elementary after-school sports through a partnership with Hillsboro Parks & Recreation, and he started a Friday Exercise Club for elementary students.

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