Class Notes, Fall 2011

Several mini profiles followed by class notes listings.

Darlene Larson 1991

Darlene Larson 1991

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.

Marji Burniston 2001

Marji Burniston 2001

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. 1971

Rodney Helm ’69, O.D. 1971

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.

General Comments

Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson, former Pacific wrestling coach, is the coach of the men’s and women’s wresting program at Warner Pacific College in Portland. Johnson coached at Pacific from 1997 to 2002 and is credited with starting the women’s wrestling program. He later worked at Forest Grove High School, where he coached six state champions. He is married Tammara R. Johnson ’91, MAT ’92.

 

Rachel (Fennimore) Glancy

Rachel (Fennimore) Glancy recently moved with her husband, Patrick Glancy, and son, Caleb Clancy, to the Sunshine Coast of Australia. She earned a doctor of dental medicine degree from Oregon Health Science University in 1995 and a certificate in orthodontics in 1998.

 

Kimberley (Dodson) Andresen

Kimberley (Dodson) Andresen is the owner and marketing account manager for The AndresenGroup, a graphic and print design company in Eagle Point, Ore.

 

Stephen Kelson

Stephen Kelson completed a master’s of divinity degree and is now a hospital chaplain at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland. He lives in Beaverton, Ore. with his wife, Jennifer (Roberts) Kelson ’94, and four children.

 

Kathy Miles

Kathy Miles MAT ’95 was honored by the Lakeview (Ore.) Soroptimist Club with the Ruby Award. Miles heads the Lake County Youth Mentor Program. She is branch director of the Treasure Valley Community College and a member of the National Council for Economic Education.She teaches at Lakeview High School.

 

Aaron Ross

Aaron Ross

Aaron Ross and Dina Trueheart '96 welcomed daughter Skylar on Dec. 17, 2013. Ross is an ergonomics specialist at Boston’s Partners Healthcare.

 

Katie (Putnam) Cole

Katie (Putnam) Cole ’98, DPT ’01 and husband Shad welcomed daughter Jessie Lynn on May 2, 2013. She joins brother Morgan.