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

David Perez

David Perez married Katie Noble on Aug. 10, 2013.

Laura Tillman

Laura Tillman married Brian Henley in June 2013.

Kamu Dunahoe

Kamu Dunahoe and Janet Domingo welcomed son Ka’ihe Jax Domingo Dunahoe on July 16, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds, 5.2 ounces and measured 19.75 inches long.

Josie Vu

Josie Vu married Jared Lewis on Sept. 21, 2013, in St. Helena, Calif.

Alison (Buccat) Kawazoe

Alison (Buccat) Kawazoe and Braden Kawazoe ’06 welcomed daughter Addison Fern Kawazoe on Sept. 16, 2013. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches.

Kris McAllister PA

Kris McAllister PA works for the Lake County Medical Clinic in Lakeview, Ore.

Andretta Schellinger

Andretta Schellinger recently wrote a book, From Knights to Skulls: The Cultural Evolution of Nose Artwork, published by her historical research business, Schellinger Research.