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

Jillona Smull ’12, DHS ’16 and Daniel Frangipani ’10

Jillona Smull ’12, DHS ’16 and Daniel Frangipani ’10

Jillona Smull ’12, DHS ’16 and Daniel Frangipani ’10 were married June 21, 2014.

Travis Stine '12 and Alex Taimanao ’10

Travis Stine and Alex Taimanao ’10 perform as the Born Again Hooligans, rejuvenating current hits with guitar and ukulele. They performed at the Unger Farm Store’s annual Savor the Summer Series in August 2014.

Matt Carlson OD '13

Matt Carlson OD and Candis Graves were married on Sept. 6, 2014.

Casey and Mary (Evans) Watkins '13

Mary Evans '13

Mary Evans and Casey Watkins were married on Aug. 30, 2014. 

Charlotte (O'Brien) '13 and Wayman Barnes

Charlotte O’Brien '13

Charlotte O’Brien and Wayman Barnes were married this summer in an intimate ceremony in front of family and friends. 

Gavin Brown '14

Gavin Brown’s senior project, the short animated film Coffee and a Bagel played in the Bend Film Festival in September 2014.

Stephanie Johnson '14

Stephanie Johnson, who majored in creative writing, was among 18 local authors to offer readings during Forest Grove’s literary-themed First Wednesday event. Johnson is working on a collection of magical realism poetry.