News and updates from Pacific University alumni
Dean Greenstreet retired in 2015 after years in the accounting field. He has published three e-books. He fondly remembers his time at Pacific University, particularly becoming a member of the Blue Key Honorary Fraternity, living off-campus with friends, and learning from great professors and coaches. After graduation, he served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Frank Mossman OD enjoys building and restoration work. Among his life achievements are rebuilding his office, building two homes, a mountain cabin, a beach cabin and two old cars, including a ’34 Ford, which he still drives. He also enjoys flying RC model planes. He spent 17 years working with his father, an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, followed by 31 years in private practice. He fondly remembers living in McCormick and Herrick Halls and considered Dr. Don West his favorite professor.
Dale B. Dawson and his wife Kendra spent three weeks in Northern Italy in April and May 2015 and look forward to returning in 2017. In the meantime, their five grandchildren keep them happy and busy.
Ken Sylvester recently published a book, Negotiating in the Leadership Zone.
Mapuana de Silva recently was featured on the cover of Ka Wai Ola, a magazine published by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. She celebrated 40 years as a kumu hula, and performed in concert Jan. 30 at The Hawaii Theatre.
Barbara Glover Turner is enjoying retirement after teaching grades three, four and five. She and her husband, Ballard, recently took a three-week tour of Italy.
Patrick Fisher recently retired after 35 years with Case New Holland, a farm and construction equipment manufacturer. He has moved back to Oregon from Chicago and is living in Pendleton with his wife, Marianne. He says, “Hello,” to all fellow Alpha Zetas.
Arla Squibb Hains married John Washington on Oct. 10, 2015, at Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, Calif. They are both employed with the U.S. Forest Service and make their home in Carson City, Nev.
John Brunelle ’83, former Pacific University sports information officer, connected with a group of Pacific alumni and Pacific athletic director Ken Schumann in Boise in September. Schumann was in town with the Boxers, when they faced the College of Idaho. The alumni are a Boise-based group who work together at Foothills Physical Therapy and continue to cheer on the Boxers. Pictured are Jim Hammer PT ’08, JoJo Brunelle PT ’85, Ken Schumann, John Brunelle ’83, Brooks Aberg PT ’01, and Nick Woods PT ’13.
Matt Groshart OD has retired after 30 years as an optometrist in Sheridan, Wyo. In 1991, he took over the practice his father founded in 1948.
Susan Kuenzi married Jerry Sabin on April 18, 2015, in Salem.
Mark Beck has been appointed president and CEO of JELD-WEN. He previously was executive vice president of water quality and dental platforms at Danaher Corporation and before that spent 18 years in management positions with Corning Incorporated. He earned his degree in business management from Pacific and a master’s of business administration from Harvard.
Kim Dodson-Andresen and her husband John Andresen were featured in two articles in the December issue of International Camelid Quarterly magazine. The Andresens opened a marketing firm, The Andresen Group, in 2001 and, in 2005, got involved in the alpaca industry. The recently launched Livestock of America, an online marketplace for those in the livestock industry. She and her husband have four children.
P.K. Runkles-Pearson has been added to the Oregon State Bar Judicial Administration Committee, which advises the Board of Governors on judicial selection and administration issues. She is a partner with Miller Nash in Portland.
Will Wright is president of Wright Commissioning, the Philadelphia region’s first independent building commissioning firm, which recently opened new offices in University City’s technology district. Formerly Brooks + Wright Commissioning, the firm’s goal is to ensure that building systems of new and existing facilities function efficiently, effectively and sustainably.
Garrett Calcaterra has a new young adult fantasy novel, Souldriver, releasing from Diversion Books in September 2016.
Veronica Russell is working as a development specialist for Providence Seaside Hospital’s Foundation, including as coordinator of the Providence Festival of Trees fundraiser. “I love my job and I can’t believe how much my creative writing skills have helped me in my various jobs since graduation. I love and appreciate Pacific!”
Teresa (Wutzke) Brown and husband Tony welcomed their first child, Jacob Anthony Brown, on March 12, 2015. Teresa is the office coordinator and wood purchaser for JELD-WEN Windows and Doors in Bend.
Andrea (Groetzinger) Nicolayeff and husband Nick welcomed a son, Nicolas Kayne Nicolayeff, on Nov. 7, 2013. He joins sister Avery Michelle, 4. The family lives in the Seattle area, where Andrea is a co-organizer for a local workout franchise, FIT4MOM, a freelance designer, and recently began homeschooling.
Jennifer Kalez is the public affairs and outreach coordinator for the Oregon Department of Energy.
Jennifer (VanCleave) Lee is a pediatrician in Gig Harbor, Wash. She attended medical school in Yakima, Wash., and completed a residency in Tulsa, Okla. She and her husband, Ed, were married in July 2014 and had a son, Ethan Chung-Xiang Lee, in November 2015.
Brad Evans MS ’02, PsyD ’05 has established his own practice after seven years of military and civilian federal service. Pathfinders Counseling and Consulting opened in Killeen, Texas, in 2012, and has expanded to San Antonio. The practice offers psychological services to active duty military, veterans and their families across central Texas with a new clinic planned to open in Colorado in 2016.
John Moody recently won “Best Urban Design Film” at the New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles for his film, The Cerebral City.
Kevin Spangler earned his doctor of pharmacy degree, with honors, from the Colorado Scaggs School of Pharmacy in May 2015. He started his career with Walgreens in the Denver area.
Callie Vandewiele was invited to present a Tedx Talk at the University of Cambridge’s March Tedx Conference. Her presentation, Learning Through Unschooling, is available online.
Charles Lee is an educator at Hawai‘i Nature Center in Honolulu and is pursuing his master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program. He spent Summer 2015 studying the ecosystems of the Bahia de los Angeles UNESCO World Heritage site with Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course.
Jodi (Herbert) Murray DHS is local president of the Washington County Dental Hygienists’ Association and an Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association trustee. She is a mother of two. “Thank you Pacific U for allowing me to achieve success!”
Mark Truax has been named senior director of political affairs for Pac/West. He leads the company’s Denver office.
Whitney Osborn graduated from Yale School of Nursing in May 2015, earning a master of science in nursing with a specialty in midwifery and women’s health. She is working as a certified nurse-midwife at the Physician and Midwife Collaborative Practice in Alexandria, Va.
Maggie Wigness earned a PhD in computer science from Colorado State University in December. Her dissertation research focused on applications in computer vision, and she has accepted a position with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s robotics research group.
Bri Castellini moved to New York in 2014 for graduate school. Since then, she has written, produced and starred in a web series called Brains, about love, friendship, neuropsychology and zombies. Watch it online.
Jonathan Wilson MHA ’14 and Shannon Wilson welcomed Henry Arden Wilson on Dec. 8, 2015. He weighed 8.11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.
Kathryn Onley ’15 and Jacob Davison ’14 were married Nov. 6, 2015. They met in organic chemistry at Pacific and were anatomy lab partners. They also were both resident assistants in Gilbert Hall. Jacob recently was accepted into Pacific University’s School of Physician Assistant Studies.
Briana Springer is an assistant account manager at Pac/West and was recently also named a lobbyist.