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

Gina Bell '00

Gina Bell and John Wiley were married on Oct. 4, 2014.

Cat (Cowden) Sheyman  '02

Cat (Cowden) Sheyman and her husband, Dave, welcomed triplets Zachary Michael, Benjamin Ira and Joshua James, on Nov. 4, 2014.

Jacob Pence ’02, MAT ’03

Jacob ’02, MAT ’03 and Rebecca (Lucas) Pence ’03, OT ’05 welcomed Emmett Stephen Pence on Aug. 22, 2014. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches.

Diana (Shimazu) Pennington '03

Diana (Shimazu) Pennington welcomed son Ethan Shinya Pennington on Aug. 5, 2014. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 7/8 inches. He joins sister Emily, 2.

Derek Akimoto '03

Derek Akimoto and Laura Nagengast were married on Aug. 22, 2014.

Kaila Cogdill '03

Kaila Cogdill is an assistant curator with the Tulalip Tribes Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip, Wash.

Pamela Mattson McDonald MAE '03

Pamela Mattson McDonald MAE has published Kilned Again, a mystery novel drawing on the art community, coastal culture and environment of the Pacific Northwest.