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.
Krista Bitetto is a physical therapist at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, Wash. She earned a doctor of physical therapy degree in 2008 from Concordia University-Wisconsin.
Cari Goya Sasaki OD and husband Michael recently welcomed Andrew Dean Sasaki on Jan. 11, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 4.9 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.
Laura Beil ’05, OT ’08 and Prabu Segaran ’05 welcomed a son, Noa Prabu Segaran, on March 17, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 12.5 ounces and measured 21 inches. He joins big sister Leela, age 2.
Kristine Callan is a recipient of the 2013 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Duke University.
Angeline (Vertuli) Hill and husband John welcomed son Benjamin Hill on July 14, 2012.
Mac McGuire and Angie Verbenec welcomed son James Perry McGuire in December 2012. He was 3 pounds, 15 ounces and 16 inches long.
Stephanie (Shideler) Maher and her husband, Benjamin, welcomed Ian Maher on Feb. 13, 2013. He joins brother Finlan.