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

Aida (Meneses) Tribbett '07

Aida (Meneses) Tribbett and Dave Tribbett welcomed son William James on March 19, 2014. He was 8 pounds and 21 inches. He joins brother David Alexander, 2.

Amy (Fitzpatrick) Greany '08

Amy (Fitzpatrick) Greany and Klate Greany welcomed son Kolby Kash Greany on Oct. 10, 2014. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

Jessie (Shoemaker) Klingback ’08, MAT ’09

Jessie (Shoemaker) Klingback ’08, MAT ’09 and her husband, Matt, welcomed daughter Cora Mae on Nov. 14, 2014. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.

Traci (Yamashita) Bode '08 and Parker Bode ’09

Traci (Yamashita) Bode and Parker Bode ’09 welcomed a daughter on Nov. 11, 2014. She was 7 pounds, 6.4 ounces and measured 20 inches. 

Anela Iseke '08

Anela Iseke and T.J. Plunkett were married Dec. 12, 2014.

Kellen Kashiwa ’08, OD ’11

Kellen Kashiwa ’08, OD ’11 is a low-vision specialist at the Retina Institute of Hawai‘i, which soon will begin fitting patients with the Argus II, new technology that expands sight options for people with low vision.

Tanya (Pang) '08, MAT '09 and Justin Casil '09 with wedding party

Tanya Pang ’08, MAT ’09 and Justin Casil '09

Tanya Pang ’08, MAT ’09 and Justin Casil '09 were married Oct. 4, 2014.