Several mini profiles followed by class notes listings.
Darlene Larson PT ’91 resides in Florida where she practices physical therapy at Smith Skilled Nursing Facility, the in-patient center at a local hospital and patients’ homes. She has not been on campus since graduating, but plans on returning this fall for Reunion.
Major Marji Burniston ’98, O.T. ’01, currently stationed in Las Vegas, returned to service in the U.S. Army as an occupational therapist in January 2006 after graduating from Pacific’s School of Occupational Therapy in 2001. In 2011, she was promoted to Major and received the Iron Major Award, which recognizes the top 10 percent of the Army Medical Specialist Corps for exceptional contributions and displayed leadership. Before moving to Afghanistan next summer, she will attend Reunion this fall.
Rodney Helm ’69, O.D. ’71 lives with his wife, Vickie ’71, in Park Rapids, Minn., where he practices optometry in his clinic with Murray Westberg O.D. ’05 and Jenni Keller O.D. ’11. Helm started biking in Forest Grove while attending Pacific and biked 64 miles on his birthday in the summer of 2011, continuing his annual tradition of biking his new age on every birthday.
Col. Randall Christiansen ’72, OD ’74 recently retired from practicing optometry in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Rusty Hampton has joined the firm of Neel-Schaffer Inc. in the marketing department of its Jackson, Miss., office. Hampton has more than 30 years of journalism experience, most recently with 11 years as sports editor of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. He previously worked for Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal and the Statesman-Journal in Salem, Ore.
Terry Sullivan owns LBC Franchising Corp., where he helps people find franchised businesses, coaches business owners and connects people and ideas. He lives in West Linn, Ore., with his wife of 25 years and two children, both of whom are in high school.
Jake von Scherrer was recently honored with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s State Award of Merit for Florida. Since 2008, von Scherrer has been the athletic director at Palmer Trinity School in Miami, where he started a variety of sportsmanship initiatives. Von Scherrer is a member of the NIAAA National Certification Committee and this year presented a workshop at its national conference on some of the sportsmanship initiatives at his school.
David LeFevre ’82, OD ’83 retired from Group Health Medical Center on Jan. 31, 2013, after practicing at its location in Olympia, Wash., for 23 years. He is now practicing half-time at the Dupont Family Vision Clinic in Dupont, Wash.
Ken Parshall was recently named assistant superintendent of the Salem-Keizer (Ore.) School District. He previously served as principal of McKay High School in Salem.
Cathy Leong ’87, MSPT ’89 married Kirby J. Doyle on Dec. 8, 2012.