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.
Melissa (Morris) Kam and husband David welcomed triplet sons, Connor, Logan and Mason, on Sept. 17, 2013.
Ben Bertrand PT is working at Northeast Oregon Physical Therapy in La Grande, Ore.
Bron Rowley and wife Kellie welcomed son Camden James on June 18, 2013.
Ramil Sapinoro married Aaron Olden.
Michael D. Thompson PsyD, president of the Minnesota Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, was named to an independent task force, the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards
Melanie (Bethscheider) Pedersen co-owns Your Perfect Bridesmaid, which was recently featured in the Portland (Ore.) Bride & Groom magazine.
Jill (Nuha) Shih and husband Vincent welcomed a baby boy in August 2013. The couple married Aug. 21, 2011. She earned a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Southern California in 2012.