Class Notes, Spring 2012

Several mini profiles followed by class notes listings.

Chad Toomey 1994

Chad Toomey 1994

Chad Toomey ’94 has accepted a firefighter position with the Forest Grove Fire Department. Toomey has worked at the Pacific University Outback since 1997 and also served as a volunteer firefighter. “It is such a privilege to be accepted into this fine staff of professionals,” he said. “At the same time, I will be saying farewell to a wonderfully supportive organization — Pacific University. These are exciting times!”

Paul Berman 1975

Paul Berman 1975

Paul Berman O.D. '75 was honored at the White House on Oct. 2, 2012, for his work as founder and global clinical adviser of the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes program, in which volunteers provide all Special Olympics participants with vision tests, as well as protective sports goggles and prescription eyeglasses as needed. Dr. Berman developed the program in 1991, during his term as president of the AOA Sports Vision Section, and the Lions Clubs International Foundation assumed sponsorship in 2001. Dr. Berman is a widely recognized sports vision practitioner who has worked with the New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Nets, New York Giants, U.S. Olympic Hand Ball Team and U.S. Olympic Fencing Team, as well as golfers, high school and collegiate athletes and recreational athletes. His Hackensack, N.J., practice Focus Eye Health and Vision Care, has been featured on ESPN. He also is a past New Jersey Optometrist of the Year and AOA SVS Optometrist of the Year and was named the International Optometrist of the Year in 2005 by the World Council of Optometry. American Optometric Association

Jeff Plowman

Jeff Plowman is a senior retail financial analyst at Oakley, Inc., in Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Jordan Sharp

Jordan Sharp and his wife, Sarah, have moved to California, where he works at the Los Angeles Veterans Administration.

Mia Jordan Kapilialohanohokai Keefe

Kapua Torres Keefe

Kapua Torres Keefe and Michael Keefe welcomed daughter Mia Jordan Kapilialohanohokai Keefe on Aug. 6, 2013. She weighed 8 pounds and measured 19.75 inches long.

Shannon (Tanabe) Fong

Shannon (Tanabe) Fong and husband Jordyn welcomed a son to their family on Oct. 9, 2013.

Kim (Whittaker) Odman

Kim (Whittaker) Odman and Matt Odman ’07 welcomed daughter Kenzie Nicole Odman on Nov. 15, 2013. She weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces. 

Lena Aloysius

Lena Aloysius welcomed son Liam Ray Hoblet on Aug. 4, 2013. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21 inches long.

Myron Dang OT

Myron Dang OT is in private practice in a multidisciplinary pediatric therapy clinic in Mountain View, Calif. He is involved in a creative skills group known as Ninja Skills for the Youthful Soul, which aims to develop self-confidence and self-control in young persons.