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

Jesse Snyder '02, MAT '03

Jesse Snyder ’02, MAT ’03 and Mandi (Wilson) Snyder ’03 welcomed Ada Ann Snyder on April 15, 2014. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces.

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Kari (Yamamoto) Yamada '02

Kari (Yamamoto) Yamada is the assistant vice president for the commercial lines division for Atlas Insurance Agency in Hawai‘i. She was featured in the “People on the Move” column in Pacific Business News.

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Dave Avolio '03

Dave Avolio ’03 and his wife, Lauren, welcomed daughter Rae Elizabeth on Aug. 1. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19.5 inches. She joins big brothers Porter and Chase.

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Daniel Cleveland '03

Daniel Cleveland is the senior director of development for Foster College of Business in Peoria, Ill.

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Dave Graves '03

Dave Graves and wife Ashley welcomed son Henry David Graves in January 2014.

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Kim (Clark) Hall '03

Kim (Clark) Hall and husband David Hall welcomed son Samuel James Hall on April 6, 2014.

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Daphnie (Carruth) Levine '03

Daphnie (Carruth) Levine and husband Rob welcomed son Henry Graeme Levine on June 14, 2014. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

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