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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Amy Abel '96

Amy Abel '96

Amy Abel married Jaison Krueger on June 21, 2014.

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Michael Judkins '97, OD '99

Michael Judkins ’97, OD ’99 was named Optometrist of the Year by the Utah Optometric Association in June. A native of Layton, Utah, he served on the UOA board for several years and was instrumental in launching the InfantSee and Healthy Eyes, Health People public health campaigns in Utah. He served as president of the UOA in 2009-2010 and was awarded the Young Optometrist of the Year in 2004. He practices at Promontory Family Vision in South Ogden, Utah. He also provides optometric services in several skilled nursing homes and low vision services for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind.

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Jessica (Harris) Adamson '99

Jessica (Harris) Adamson is the director of government relations for Providence Health and Services in Oregon.

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Brad Day '00

Brad Day and his wife, Katie, welcomed daughter Charlie Grace in July 2014.

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Tawnya Lubbes '00

Tawnya Lubbes is an assistant professor of education at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. She recently was the primary investigator on a $198,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Education to create the Center for Culturally Responsive Practices. She also contributed a chapter, “From Do as We Say to Do as We [Digitally] Do; Modeling the Implementation of the Common Core,” in the book The Next Digital Scholar, published in 2014.

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Gail Wootan '00

Gail Wootan is the assistant director for Evergreen State College’s graduate program on the environment in Olympia, Wash.

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Kyle Bunting '01, MAT '04

Kyle Bunting ’01, MAT ’04 and his wife, Jill, welcomed Lucy Amanda Bunting on July 2, 2014.

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