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.
Keirsten Eagles OD opened Eagle Eye Vision Care in Keizer, Ore., in September 2012. She specializes in vision therapy.
Eric Foote PA ’08 and his wife, Lora, welcomed a baby girl in early 2013.
Sara Harsin ’07, MAT ’08 is now Hillsboro High School’s head varsity girls basketball coach. She served as the Spartans’ junior varsity coach last season. She teaches math at South Meadows Middle School.
Svetlana Mitsina married TJ Brown ’09 on Aug. 3, 2013.
Ricky Shinn graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2013.
Caryn (Gabryshak) Kunish PA welcomed a baby girl in May 2013.
Charnae (Little) Decker and husband Adam welcomed Miles Gene Decker on Feb. 1, 2013. He weighed 9 pounds and was 22 1/4 inches long.