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 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.
Frank Johnson, former Pacific wrestling coach, is the coach of the men’s and women’s wresting program at Warner Pacific College in Portland. Johnson coached at Pacific from 1997 to 2002 and is credited with starting the women’s wrestling program. He later worked at Forest Grove High School, where he coached six state champions. He is married Tammara R. Johnson ’91, MAT ’92.
Rachel (Fennimore) Glancy recently moved with her husband, Patrick Glancy, and son, Caleb Clancy, to the Sunshine Coast of Australia. She earned a doctor of dental medicine degree from Oregon Health Science University in 1995 and a certificate in orthodontics in 1998.
Kimberley (Dodson) Andresen is the owner and marketing account manager for The AndresenGroup, a graphic and print design company in Eagle Point, Ore.
Stephen Kelson completed a master’s of divinity degree and is now a hospital chaplain at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland. He lives in Beaverton, Ore. with his wife, Jennifer (Roberts) Kelson ’94, and four children.
Kathy Miles MAT ’95 was honored by the Lakeview (Ore.) Soroptimist Club with the Ruby Award. Miles heads the Lake County Youth Mentor Program. She is branch director of the Treasure Valley Community College and a member of the National Council for Economic Education.She teaches at Lakeview High School.
Aaron Ross and Dina Trueheart '96 welcomed daughter Skylar on Dec. 17, 2013. Ross is an ergonomics specialist at Boston’s Partners Healthcare.
Katie (Putnam) Cole ’98, DPT ’01 and husband Shad welcomed daughter Jessie Lynn on May 2, 2013. She joins brother Morgan.