Several mini profiles followed by class notes listings.
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 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
Nick Chapman and wife Mandy Chen welcomed daughter Katie on Feb. 19, 2013.
Liz Conroy-Yockim was part of a group of Pacific University alumni and students who traveled to Germany in May and June 2013. Other members of the group included Aaron Jongenelen ’07, Kaeli Laxson ’13, Brittany Hartman ’13, Rachel Schreiber ’14, Jerry Sanchez ’13, Michael Summers ’14, Ellen Rodgers ’14, Chelsey Hoglund ’15 and Sara Rodgers ’16. The group visited former German teaching assistants Conny Loder, Claas Ceo and Peter Becker.
Noah Horstman is the director of instruction at Beechmont Country Club in Cleveland. He lives half the year in Mesa, Ariz., where he teaches golf and plays in the All-American Gateway Tour.
Colin Hosking graduated with honors from Hawai’i Pacific University in May 2012 with a master of social work degree.
Ashley Zeck and Matthew Miller MHA ’13 were married on Sept. 24, 2011, and welcomed daughter Abigail Rose Miller on March 7, 2013. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.
Adam Sadoski is an attorney with the firm of Holmes Weddle & Barcott in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated in 2010 from the Seattle University School of Law.
Katie Bailey ’07, OT ’10 married Todd Gienger ’07 on Nov. 17, 2012. They currently live in Portland.