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

Diana (Shimazu) Pennington '03

Diana (Shimazu) Pennington and her husband, Bryan, welcomed son Ethan Shinya Pennington on Aug. 5, 2014.

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Stuart Peterson '03

Stuart Peterson is a social studies teacher at Stayton High School. He earned his master of arts in teaching from Western Oregon University in 2009. He and his wife, Nonglak, have two children, Supacheep, 9, and Emjaroen, 1.

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Phil Burns '04

Phil Burns '04

Phil Burns and wife Jacquelyn Burns welcomed twins Payton Jackson and Harlow Brooklyn on Nov. 5, 2013. 

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Matt Forgit OD '04

Matt Forgit OD and Angie Smith OD ’06 presented “Dry Eyes, Ocular Allergies,” a community education luncheon sponsored by RiverView Health in Crookston, Minn. Forgit and Smith practice at the Crookston Eye Clinic.

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Shawna Francisco '04

Shawna Francisco '04

Shawna Francisco married Sean Coleman in 2012, and the couple welcomed son Sloan Lennox in December 2013. The family lives in Billings, Mont., where Shawna works for the public health department.

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Alicia (Little) Kahl '04

Alicia (Little) Kahl and husband Tom welcomed son Leo on May 26, 2014.

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Erin (Hanada) Millard '04, MAT '05

Erin (Hanada) Millard ’04, MAT ’05 and Darin Millard ’03 welcomed daughter Lily Chiemi on June 17, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches.

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