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.

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Dean Croshere '07

Dean Croshere earned an MBA from the University of Southern California in May 2014. He was the fifth generation and eighth in his family to graduate from USC.

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Jessie (Hand) Lamb '07

Jessie (Hand) Lamb '07

Jessie (Hand) Lamb and her husband Dan Lamb welcomed son Nicolas “Nico” Gary Lamb at 2:26 a.m. June 11, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. He joins big sisters Aliyah, 7, Kashmir, 11, and Jasmin, 11. He is the grandson of Tania Hand ’04 and her husband Ted.

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Erica Miyasako '07

Erica Miyasako and Gordon Barker ’07 welcomed baby Nora Akiko Barker in August 2014. 

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Jennifer Ward-Morgan '07

Jennifer Ward-Morgan is a physical therapy assistant with Quality Physical Therapy in Burlington, Wash. She earned her associate degree as a physical therapy assistant in 2011 from Whatcom Community College.

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Chris Lee '08

Chris Lee and wife Sei Kim welcomed daughter Sarea in May 2014.

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Candace Murayama '08, MA '10

Candace Murayama '08, MA '10

Candace Murayama ’08, MA ’10 and Reid Nakamura ’08 were married on June 28, 2014. 

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Katey Schultz MAT '08

Katey Schultz MAT was awarded an IndieFab Book of the Year Award from Foreword Reviews. She received the gold medal for adult fiction in the military/war category for her book, Flashes of War.

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