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

Drew Van Roekel '13

Drew Van Roekel '13

Drew Van Roekel ’13 celebrated his graduation with his grandparents, Debbie (Schranz) Van Roekel ’60 and Ron Van Roekel ’66, and godparents Inez (Bondurant) Griffels ’66 and Steve Griffels ’64.

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Kaley Adams '14

Kaley Adams has been offered a position with Oligos Etc., a DNA/RNA synthesis facility supporting the research community.

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Samantha Cruz '14

Samantha Cruz is a teaching and research assistant at Arizona State University.

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Darla Kneeland PA '14

Darla Kneeland PA joined Banner Health Clinic in Fernley and Fallon, Nev.

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Devin Lagorio '14

Devin Lagorio spent the summer playing and coaching American football in Slovenia, where he also got involved in local elections. Now back in the United States, he has been appointed JV defensive line coach for his alma mater, St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, Calif. Read more about Lagorio at pacificu.edu/lagorio.

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Eric Moore '14

Eric Moore has accepted a job with Northwest Senior and Disability Services.

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Quinten Moore '14

Quinten Moore has been offered a position as executive assistant at Clear Financial.

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