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

Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia recently graduated from Oregon Health & Science University with a nursing degree and is now a trauma nurse at OHSU.

 

Arthur Ginsberg

Arthur Ginsberg

Arthur Ginsberg MFA read from his book, The Anatomist, at the Mountain Writer’s Press Club in Portland in February.
 

 

Katie Gutierrez

Katie Gutierrez was recently hired as the catering director at Bon Appétit at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. She was named Chairperson of the Year by the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce at its annual award dinner. She is also the owner of Portland Event and Design, a wedding and special events planning company.

 

Nikki Mangiboyat

Nikki Mangiboyat married Landon Kursata on March 29, 2014.

 

Heather Ritenour

Heather Ritenour

Heather Ritenour married Dylan Sorber on Dec. 14, 2013. Heather is scheduled to graduate from National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, in June 2014.

 

Greg Belliveau

Greg Belliveau MFA has had his novel Go Down To Silence published by Random House in Kindle format.

 

Dalton Douglas

Dalton Douglas ’11, MHA ’14 earned his credentials as a certified professional in healthcare quality in January 2014.