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

Amelia Faith Hess

Shannon (Janes) Hess

Shannon (Janes) Hess and husband Jordan welcomed daughter Amelia Faith on July 3, 2013. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and joins two older sisters, MacKenzie and Caydence.

Lisa (Kjorstad) Roche

Lisa (Kjorstad) Roche and Marc Roche ’05, MAT ’07 welcomed son Caden William Roche on Oct. 2, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

McKenna Paige Barron

Alec Barron

Alec Barron and wife Tabitha (Compher) Barron ’06 welcomed daughter McKenna Paige on May 28, 2013. She joins big sister Delaney, 4.

Mike Bryan

Mike Bryan and wife Pomai welcomed son Thorton “Chase” Bryan on Dec. 6, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

Kelsey Herstad

Kelsey Herstad married David Fox on Sept. 8, 2013.

Jaime Kraushaar

Jaime Kraushaar married Jake Bennett on Aug. 3, 2013.

Mika Webb

Chase Webb

Chase Webb and wife Yuki welcomed daughter Mika Webb on Oct. 31, 2013, in Osaka, Japan. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches long.