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.
Bob Fitzmorris earned a PhD in chemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He and his partner, Sarah Maltezo ’09, moved back to Oregon, where he will continue his research on semiconductor nanomaterials at Oregon State University as a postdoctoral scholar.
Amy Fitzpatrick married Klate Greany on June 22, 2013, in Helena, Mont.
Glenn Nainoa Keana’aina was the first recipient of the Honor Graduate Award from the National Search and Rescue Academy for his excellent leadership skills and commitment in an intensive, six-week NSARA rescue training program held earlier this year.
Alison Santoro ’05, DHS ’08 welcomed son Emmit John Santoro on April 14, 2013. He weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 inches long.
Kristina Stevens-Fleming has recently joined the staff at Baker Valley Physical Therapy.
Kerri (Tengan) Anzai PA and husband Kurt welcomed son Mason Anzai on April 7, 2013. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Shanna (Rietmann) Sallee graduated from Oregon State University Veterinary School in