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

Alyssa (Neyens) Snyder '07, OD '10

Alyssa (Neyens) Snyder ’07, OD ’10 welcomed son Jake Thomas on Jan. 5, 2015. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches.

Justin Barden '08 & Leanne (Santella) Barden '09

Justin Barden '08 & Leanne (Santella) Barden '09

Justin Barden ’08 and Leanne (Santella) Barden ’09 welcomed daughter Aleeah Kaekoa Santella Barden on Jan. 21, 2015. She weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 17.5 inches. 

Kellen Kashiwa '08, OD '11

Kellen Kashiwa ’08, OD ’11 was featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for his involvement in leading a mission with the nonprofit Amigos to provide humanitarian eye care to more than 600 patients in Tanzania.

Liz (Barnett) Strubel PA

Liz (Barnett) Strubel PA and husband Derek welcomed daughter Madison Tyler on Feb. 16, 2015. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 inches.

Peter Agbo PharmD '09

Peter Agbo PharmD '09 completed a master’s of public health and MD program and is completing a family medicine rotation in Delaware. He and a friend also started a nonprofit, the Raphas Hands Foundation, which seeks to provide basic healthcare services to underserved people around the world.

Haley Fritz Hadduck '10 & Spencer Hadduck '10

Haley Fritz Hadduck '10 and Spencer Hadduck ’10 welcomed son Asher David Hadduck on Dec. 28, 2014. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20.25 inches. 

Katie (Gutierrez) Kearn '10

Katie (Gutierrez) Kearn '10

Katie (Gutierrez) Kearn '10 and Adam Kearn welcomed Olivia Jean Kearn on Dec. 23, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches long.