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
Kelvin Tang O.D. and Kylie Smith welcomed their second child, Logan Wyatt Tang, on Oct. 11, 2012, in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Joe Wilbur and wife Claire welcomed their daughter, Scarlett Wildfire Wilbur, on Aug. 13, 2012. Scarlett was 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches.
Jade Wilcoxson PT was named Velo’s Domestic Road Breakthrough Rider of the Year for 2012. She has put her physical therapy practice on hold and is now a cyclist for Optum Pro Cycling.
Andretta (Journey) Schellinger graduated from Hawai‘i Pacific University in June 2012, with a master of arts in diplomatic and military studies.
Alison Buccat married Branden Kawazoe ’06 on June 23, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki in Honolulu. The wedding party included alumni Kerilyn (Kawazoe) Chuang ’03, Kasey (Chun) Kehoe ’05, Kari Ann Hata ’05, Stephen Abang ’06 and Ross Akimoto ’06. Alison is a dentist in Pearl City, Hawai‘i, and Branden is a teacher at Assets School and attends Chaminade University for his master’s in school counseling.
Mick Davis '05 has recently accepted a faculty position at Umpqua Community College and started a scientific consulting company, D3 Scientific, LLC. He also successfully climbed Alaska's tallest peak, Mt. McKinley. The Delta Discovery, Bethel, Alaska.
Scott Haselwood married Aubrey Lindstrom on Dec. 12, 2012.