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

Billy Gates

Billy Gates covers high school sports for The Oregonian and OregonLive.com.

 

Katey Schultz

Katey Schultz MFA was awarded the 2013 Gold Medal for Literary Fiction Book of the Year by the Military Writers Society of America for her book, Flashes of War.

 

Rachael Burbank

Rachael Burbank has returned to her hometown in Massachusetts and is working at a Cape Cod nonprofit supporting commercial fishermen.

 

Garold Howe

Garold Howe and Rochelle Howe ’11 welcomed their second child, Harper May, on March 28, 2014. She measured 20.5 inches and weighed 7.4 pounds.

 

Nick Locke

Nick Locke opened his own chiropractic clinic in West Linn, Ore. in March 2013.

 

Thuy Nguyn

Thuy Nguyn OD is now working in the Warrenton, Ore., Costco Optical Department.

 

Bret Andre

Bret Andre MS and wife Mijeong K. Andre, research coordinator in Pacific’s Vision Performance Institute, welcomed daughter Ha-Yoon Andre on Dec. 23, 2013.