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

Mai-Lon Gittelsohn MFA '12

Mai-Lon Gittelsohn MFA published Chop Suey and Apple Pie, a book of memoir poems representing her life as a fourth-generation Chinese-American. A 23-year veteran teacher in the Del Mar Union School District, she teaches memoir writing to seniors through the San Dieguito Adult School. Her book was published by Finishing Line Press after she was named one of the winners of the publisher’s New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competitions.

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Stephanie Haugen '12

Stephanie Haugen is a reporter for the Forest Grove News-Times and the Hillsboro Tribune.

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Teri Shigeno '12

Teri Shigeno recently graduated with a master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology from Springfield College. She is now in a kinesiology doctoral program with a concentration in sport psychology and motor behavior at the University of Tennessee.

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Katie Sipos '12

Katie Sipos earned her master’s degree in publishing and writing from Emerson College in Boston.

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Jason Townsend '12

Jason Townsend was named the 2013-2014 SeaTac Coach of the Year after completing his first season as head coach of the Tacoma (Wash.) Baptist Schools Crusaders boys’ basketball team. His overall record was 15 wins and 9 losses.

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Chelsea Yarbor '12

Chelsea Yarbor earned a master of social work degree from the University of Michigan in 2013.

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Angela Kinslow MEd '13

Angela Kinslow MEd married Brian Ellison on May 31, 2014.

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