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
Jessica Garcia recently graduated from Oregon Health & Science University with a nursing degree and is now a trauma nurse at OHSU.
Arthur Ginsberg MFA read from his book, The Anatomist, at the Mountain Writer’s Press Club in Portland in February.
Katie Gutierrez was recently hired as the catering director at Bon Appétit at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. She was named Chairperson of the Year by the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce at its annual award dinner. She is also the owner of Portland Event and Design, a wedding and special events planning company.
Nikki Mangiboyat married Landon Kursata on March 29, 2014.
Heather Ritenour married Dylan Sorber on Dec. 14, 2013. Heather is scheduled to graduate from National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, in June 2014.
Greg Belliveau MFA has had his novel Go Down To Silence published by Random House in Kindle format.
Dalton Douglas ’11, MHA ’14 earned his credentials as a certified professional in healthcare quality in January 2014.