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.
Gina Bell and husband John Howington welcomed Lola May Bell on Feb. 21, 2013, at home in Portland. She was 20.25 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
Mariah Garr is the wetlands manager for the Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt, Calif.
Jennifer (Hart) Polzien ’00, MAT ’02 welcomed son Kaimana in February 2013.
Jon Dykstra married Lauren Paige Tranbert on April 20, 2013.
Nicole (Rush) Erenfeld OD spoke at the 10th annual Women’s Health Day in Bandon, Ore., sponsored by the Southern Coos Health Foundation. She practices in both the Coquille and Bandon Vision Centers and is also an adjunct clinical professor at Pacific University.
Kevin Evers and wife Debbie welcomed Brynlee Paige Evers on March 23, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 20.5 inches long.
Jannette Smith married Jeremey Mallett on May 12, 2012.