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

Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson, former Pacific wrestling coach, is the coach of the men’s and women’s wresting program at Warner Pacific College in Portland. Johnson coached at Pacific from 1997 to 2002 and is credited with starting the women’s wrestling program. He later worked at Forest Grove High School, where he coached six state champions. He is married Tammara R. Johnson ’91, MAT ’92.

 

Rachel (Fennimore) Glancy

Rachel (Fennimore) Glancy recently moved with her husband, Patrick Glancy, and son, Caleb Clancy, to the Sunshine Coast of Australia. She earned a doctor of dental medicine degree from Oregon Health Science University in 1995 and a certificate in orthodontics in 1998.

 

Kimberley (Dodson) Andresen

Kimberley (Dodson) Andresen is the owner and marketing account manager for The AndresenGroup, a graphic and print design company in Eagle Point, Ore.

 

Stephen Kelson

Stephen Kelson completed a master’s of divinity degree and is now a hospital chaplain at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland. He lives in Beaverton, Ore. with his wife, Jennifer (Roberts) Kelson ’94, and four children.

 

Kathy Miles

Kathy Miles MAT ’95 was honored by the Lakeview (Ore.) Soroptimist Club with the Ruby Award. Miles heads the Lake County Youth Mentor Program. She is branch director of the Treasure Valley Community College and a member of the National Council for Economic Education.She teaches at Lakeview High School.

 

Aaron Ross

Aaron Ross

Aaron Ross and Dina Trueheart '96 welcomed daughter Skylar on Dec. 17, 2013. Ross is an ergonomics specialist at Boston’s Partners Healthcare.

 

Katie (Putnam) Cole

Katie (Putnam) Cole ’98, DPT ’01 and husband Shad welcomed daughter Jessie Lynn on May 2, 2013. She joins brother Morgan.