Class Notes, Spring 2014

Carrie Newman '88

Carrie Newman 1988

Carrie Newman ’88 is executive director of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra. Since graduating from Pacific, she has served in the Peace Corps in central Africa, earned a graduate degree in health policy from the University of Chicago and spent more than 15 years in health administration. Read more in the Editor's Blog.

David Cook OD '78

David Cook OD 1978

David Cook OD ’78 has published a new novel, The Anatomy of Blindness. Calling it a spiritual adventure story, Cook says the novel is about a behavioral optometrist who joins a consulting group that is, in fact, a front for an alternative religious group. The novel, he says, offers a new way of seeing the world. Cook owns Cook Vision Therapy Center in Marietta, Ga., and is a member of several national and international optometric organizations. He lectures throughout the United States, most recently at the Northwest Congress of Optometry, which met Feb. 22-23 at Pacific University. Read more in the Editor's Blog.

General Comments

Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia recently graduated from Oregon Health & Science University with a nursing degree and is now a trauma nurse at OHSU.


Arthur Ginsberg

Arthur Ginsberg

Arthur Ginsberg MFA read from his book, The Anatomist, at the Mountain Writer’s Press Club in Portland in February.


Katie Gutierrez

Katie Gutierrez was recently hired as the catering director at Bon Appétit at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. She was named Chairperson of the Year by the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce at its annual award dinner. She is also the owner of Portland Event and Design, a wedding and special events planning company.


Nikki Mangiboyat

Nikki Mangiboyat married Landon Kursata on March 29, 2014.


Heather Ritenour

Heather Ritenour

Heather Ritenour married Dylan Sorber on Dec. 14, 2013. Heather is scheduled to graduate from National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, in June 2014.


Greg Belliveau

Greg Belliveau MFA has had his novel Go Down To Silence published by Random House in Kindle format.


Dalton Douglas

Dalton Douglas ’11, MHA ’14 earned his credentials as a certified professional in healthcare quality in January 2014.