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

Leah Harrison

Leah Harrison and husband Morné Husselman welcomed son Morgan Jacob Husselman on Jan. 11, 2014. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. The family lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Leya Wood

Leya Wood welcomed daughter Joelle Annalyse Woods on Dec. 14, 2013.

 

Sarah (Myers) Ward

Sarah (Myers) Ward welcomed daughter Sophia Andie on Feb. 27, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19.25 inches. She joins 2-year-old
sister Olivia.

 

Randi Strickland

Randi Strickland is business manager and district clerk for the Three Forks Public Schools in Three Forks, Mont.

 

Kristin (Cook) Sickler

Kristin (Cook) Sickler ’06, MAT ‘07 welcomed son Ian Daniel Sickler in November 2013.

 

Kevin Martin Gregg

Jill (Winger) Gregg

Jill (Winger) Gregg welcomed son Kevin Martin on Oct. 3, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Samantha Collins

Samantha Collins and her partner Bronson welcomed daughter Bailey on March 31, 2014. She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21.5 inches.