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

Ryanne Pilgeram '03 and Russ Meeuff ’03

Ryanne Pilgeram and Russ Meeuff ’03 welcomed a daughter, Fern Maise, on Dec. 23, 2014. She joins brothers Alden and William.

Nazima Sangha OD

Nazima Sangha OD is an optometrist at Family EyeCare Centre in Victoria, B.C. She recently was featured in a piece in the Victoria News about vision therapy for schoolchildren. 

Jesse Walker '03

Jesse Walker and Shannon Bond were married on Sept. 13, 2014.

Natalie (Bogues) Davis '04

Natalie (Bogues) Davis participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course in India, where she studied the ecological, cultural and spiritual landscapes of the Western Ghats. She is a staff biologist at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma and took the course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University.

Brandi Lemke '04

Brandi Lemke and Johnathan Spracklen were married Dec. 21, 2014.

Krista Mittleider OD

Krista Mittleider OD is among 10 optometrists who visited the Dominican Republic in January 2015 as part of Operation TLC. A partnership between TLC Eye Clinics and the Pujols Family Foundation, the operation delivered eyeglasses and optometric equipment and also provided eye care for adults and children. Heil practices at Family Vision Clinic in Bismarck, N.D.

Sara Rengler '04

Sara Rengler and John Chase were married in February 2012, and they welcomed a daughter
May 31, 2014.