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

Jennifer Gibson Chambers

Jennifer Gibson Chambers earned a medical degree from the University of New England.

Julia Oliver

Julia Oliver and husband Justin welcomed son Everett John Oliver on Sept. 28, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long. He joins siblings Asa, Avigail, Eden and Evangeline.

Greg Sherry MAT

Greg Sherry MAT retired from teaching in June 2013.

Trisha Haskins

Trisha Haskins is a nursing supervisor at Kaiser Permanente and is enrolled in the family nurse practitioner program at St. Joseph’s College of Maine, where she expects to graduate in 2015.

Ross Mattis

Ross Mattis recently took a job as a wine merchant with Mad Rose Group.

Fletcher Ray

Fletcher Ray and wife Alli welcomed son William on Sept. 2, 2013. William joins big sister Alexandra, age 2.

Jaye Cee Whitehead

Jaye Cee Whitehead and Shannon Perry ’99, MAEd ’10 welcomed son Julian on April 16, 2013. Julian joins big sister Sullivan, age 2.