Class Notes, Spring 2013

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 vision tests, as well as protective sports goggles and prescription eyeglasses as needed, to all Special Olympics participants. 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. A widely recognized sports vision practitioner, Berman has a practice in Hackensack, N.J., and has received many professional recognitions for his work.

General Comments

Sid Slom

Sid Slom is a residential youth counselor at St. Mary’s Home for Boys in Beaverton, Ore.

 

Megan Brittney Ujakovich-Gometz

Megan Brittney Ujakovich-Gometz is the bulk mail driver for Portland (Ore.) Community College. She is married to Ron Gometz ’13, and they have two children, Trenton, 9, and Charlie, 6.

 

Reeve Woodward

Reeve Woodward MEd is the new softball coach at Gaston (Ore.) High School. He is also the school’s football coach.

 

Ryan Beck

Ryan Beck

Ryan Beck ’14 and Mellissa Wilson ’15 were married Aug. 4, 2013.