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

Heather (Jones) Eoff ’07, OT ’10

Heather (Jones) Eoff ’07, OT ’10 and Ryan Eoff ’09 welcomed son Asher Jones on May 27, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds and measured 19.5 inches.

Lindsey (Mullens) Blem

Lindsey (Mullens) Blem and Dale Blem ’07, MAT ’10 welcomed a son, Murphy Lynn, on June 29, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20.25 inches long.

Margaret (Nuesca) Barajas ’07, OT ’10

Margaret (Nuesca) Barajas ’07, OT ’10 and husband Caesar welcomed son Micah Leonel Nuesca Barajas on Aug. 13, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured about 20 inches long.

Kristin Bone

Kristin Bone graduated in March 2013 from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom with a master’s degree in modern literary cultures. She is now in a PhD program in literature at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Her husband Cameron (Bardwell) Bone ’08 graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a master of science in business management
in March 2013. 

Isaac Ciula

Isaac Ciula and Mary (Miller) Ciula OD ’07 welcomed daughter Olivia on Sept. 23, 2013.

Eric Foote '07, PA '08 with wife Lora and daughter Olivia

Eric Foote PA

Eric Foote '07, PA ’08 and his wife, Lora, welcomed daughter Olivia on Jan. 21, 2012. Eric and Lora were married in October 2011. After graduating from Pacific, Eric spent two years as a National Health Service Corps scholar physician assistant in Christmas Valley, Ore., followed by a year and a half as a neurosurgical physician assistant at Providence Portland Medical Center. Since 2011, he has served as a member of the PA faculty at Pacific University. 

Mandy Littlewood '07, OT '11 and Mike Garber wedding party

Mandy Littlewood ’07, OT ‘11

Mandy Littlewood ’07, OT ’11 married Mike Garber on July 27, 2013, in Tualatin, Ore. Erin Forgeron OT ’11, Angela Chown ’07, and Lonnie Anderson, associate director of graduate and professional admissions, took part in the wedding.