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

Michelle (Dean) Taylor '04

Michelle (Dean) Taylor '04

Michelle (Dean) Taylor and husband Ryan welcomed daughter Tristan in February 2013. 

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Leah (Penn Boris) Inman '05

Leah (Penn Boris) Inman '05

Leah (Penn Boris) Inman and her husband, Matt, welcomed daughter Julie Inman on July 4, 2014, in Faribault, Minn.

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Bridgete McAuley '05

Bridgete McAuley is the document review attorney for Electric Insurance in Beverly, Mass. She earned a law degree in 2010 from Northeastern University School of Law.

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Marc Roche '05, MAT '07

Marc Roche ’05, MAT ’07 received the Northwest League Coach of the Year honors after guiding the Gaston (Ore.) boys’ basketball team to a first-place finish in league standings in the winter 2013-2014 season.

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Bobby Shinn '05

Bobby Shinn married Ashlin Anbe on June 28, 2014.

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Julie Thomas '05

Julie Thomas and Jeremy Hilliard PT ’08 welcomed daughter Annelise Jayne Hilliard on Aug. 14, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

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Chelle (Walker) Viss '05

Chelle (Walker) Viss works as a hatchery technician at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. She is married to Michael Viss.

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