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

Jeff Plowman

Jeff Plowman is a senior retail financial analyst at Oakley, Inc., in Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Jordan Sharp

Jordan Sharp and his wife, Sarah, have moved to California, where he works at the Los Angeles Veterans Administration.

Mia Jordan Kapilialohanohokai Keefe

Kapua Torres Keefe

Kapua Torres Keefe and Michael Keefe welcomed daughter Mia Jordan Kapilialohanohokai Keefe on Aug. 6, 2013. She weighed 8 pounds and measured 19.75 inches long.

Shannon (Tanabe) Fong

Shannon (Tanabe) Fong and husband Jordyn welcomed a son to their family on Oct. 9, 2013.

Kim (Whittaker) Odman

Kim (Whittaker) Odman and Matt Odman ’07 welcomed daughter Kenzie Nicole Odman on Nov. 15, 2013. She weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces. 

Lena Aloysius

Lena Aloysius welcomed son Liam Ray Hoblet on Aug. 4, 2013. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21 inches long.

Myron Dang OT

Myron Dang OT is in private practice in a multidisciplinary pediatric therapy clinic in Mountain View, Calif. He is involved in a creative skills group known as Ninja Skills for the Youthful Soul, which aims to develop self-confidence and self-control in young persons.