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.
Guy DeLumeau recently won a mixed marital arts competition in Japan.
Janine Donald was recently featured in Outdoor Retailer Daily magazine for her work as executive director of Splore, a nonprofit organization in Utah.
Kanani (Kagawa) Fu and husband Ryan welcomed Rylee Leimomi on March 22, 2013. She weighed 8 pounds, 5.8 ounces. She joins big sister Rayn.
Meagan Hofmeister and husband Jake Luikens welcomed daughter Asher Fern on Feb. 8, 2013. She weighed 8 pounds and was 21.5 inches long. Asher joins big brother Roan.
Marie Lester married Connor Most on Sept. 29, 2012.
Sarah Miller earned a master of educational technology degree from Boise State University in May 2013.
Maria (Gilleece) Bednar and David Bednar ’07 welcomed daughter Randilynn Elise Bednar on Jan. 22, 2013. She was 8 pounds, 5 ounces.