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

Jacob Bollman OD

Jacob Bollman OD joined the practice of Granite Falls Family Eye Care in Granite Falls, Minn. 

Ashley Cantrell MAT

Ashley Cantrell MAT teaches a third- and fourth-grade class at Gaston (Ore.) Elementary School. 

Haley Menge OD

Haley Menge OD works in optometric practices in Shelby and Chester, Mont. 

Josh Olson OD

Josh Olson OD joined the staff at Family Eyecare in Brighton, Colo. 

Yuliya Panfilova '13 and Kevin Duffey

Yuliya Panfilova

Yuliya Panfilova married Kevin Duffey on June 1, 2013.

Alex Smith MS

Alex Smith MS and wife Katelyn welcomed son Aiden Smith on Sept. 7, 2013.

Megan Swift PT

Megan Swift PT works as a physical therapist at Therapeutic Associates in Corvallis, Ore.