Class Notes


Pauline Heisler Shields resides at Vineyard Place in Milwaukie, Ore.


Wayne Myers is back in Oregon after a lifetime in the Midwest and California.                                


Laura Chamberlin Levy had a two-volume novel entitled Siberian Odyssey: The Exiles Part One, and Siberian Odyssey: The Immigrants Part Two, published in July.

Marjorie Underwood Street is in her 13th year living at Holladay Park Plaza near Lloyd Center in Portland, Ore.


Duane Waln retired from the Department of Public Services of Los Angeles County.


Dean Wilcox has been a participant in 14 of the 18 Cycle Oregon tours, visiting 98 different communities. Source: The Dalles (Ore.) Chronicle


Ted Martin is retired and travels to Alaska, where his son lives, and Seattle, Wash., where his daughter lives. In 2004 he took a cruise through the Panama Canal and the Mexican Riviera.


Nancy James Bourke is retired and living in California with her sister and brother-in-law.

Milt Johnson is retired and keeps busy playing golf, traveling, attending his grandchildren’s ball games, and feeding the horses on his daughter’s property. He cares for the peach trees on his land.


Ben Stoebner, O.D., released the book titled Developmental Vision: A 50-Year Education and Adventure. It joins two of his other published books, Basic Concepts for Learning and Intelligence and Inklings and Smatterings.


Louis and Dolores Kidder Holzgang celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2004.


The College of Arts & Sciences 50-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.


Darlene Miller Harkins is a pianist playing the greater Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash., area at weddings, receptions, anniversaries, and private parties.


Ernest Drake is enjoying retirement and traveling whenever possible.


Vincent Hayes retired from the federal government, Social Security Administration, and the Washington State government. He teaches human development and law and ethics at Seattle Vocational Institute, which is part of Seattle Central Community College.


The College of Arts & Sciences 40-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.


William Doar has photographs in the new Nene exhibit at the Honolulu Zoo. The Nene is the Hawai’i state bird that is on the endangered species list.


Peter Miller has been living in Japan for 25 years. He is a retired English teacher. His wife passed away five years ago from cancer. His daughter, Midori, also lives in Japan.


Darrell and Tonia Szilagyi Mapston ’73 have four daughters who have graduated from college in Oregon and Iowa. Darrell is in his 17th year teaching fourth grade at Lenox Elementary School. Tonia is in her 20th year at West Union Elementary school as an office manager. The couple lives in Banks, Ore., and travel as much as possible.

Sharon Velarde has been teaching special education students for the last 23 years. Now she is teaching her Native American language and culture at the high school level. She has three children who have graduated from college and two grandchildren.


Ronald Johnston practices family law in Portland, Ore. This year he is the chair of the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section.


Walter Gordinier was part of the Reunion show at Valley Art in October in Forest Grove, Ore. He had two book sculptures on display with pages made of glass. He was one of five artists with connections to Forest Grove in the show. Source: Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times


Joanne Hagensick works at BN Research, a market research company in Portland, Ore. In her spare time she knits and crochets.

Grant McOmie won his fifth Emmy at the annual ceremony for television reporting. He is an outdoor reporter for KATU, the Portland, Ore., ABC affiliate. His winning entry was an exposé about McBride Creek, a polluted waterway. Thanks to his reporting, police were able to find those responsible for dumping washers, dryers, and trash into the creek. Grant teaches a class on the environment and the media at Pacific. Source: Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times

Janis Schiffner married a professional football player in 1973, and lived in New York and Colorado where her husband played for the Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos. She has had a 17-year career in the wireless telecom industry and has a son who is 27-years-old. She also enjoys travel and has been to seven countries in the past five years.


The College of Arts & Sciences 30-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.


Barney Lerten is the new assistant news director at a Bend, Ore., television station. His wife, Debra Rosenberger Lerten, is a senior inventory technician for Alamosa PCS/Sprint PCS.

Oscar Smith, O.D., and his wife have a private optometry practice in San Ramon, Calif. They have two children. He teaches film criticism and introduction to film online at a community college in Nevada.


David Nees teaches in the Anchorage (Alaska) School District.


Phillip Carter is in his third year as an assistant principal in Portland, Ore., at Tubman Middle School.

Jeffrey Morey, O.D., is the membership director of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Board of Directors. Source: Pacific University News


Kelland Davis, O.D. ’82, and Ken Henderson, O.D. ’82, are both retired and sailing from Bellingham, Wash., to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Details of the trip can be found at

Julie Hutchison Demaree, O.D. ’83, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as a participant in the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center’s Climb to fight breast cancer. After around five days of acclimating, she reached the summit on Aug. 29.


Kevin Krueger is the new owner of Marsh Medical Services in Oregon City, Ore. The company sells medical supplies for care centers, home use, and more. Source: The Oregonian

Nada Lingel, O.D., M.S. ’87 is the clinical care director of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Board of Directors. Source: Pacific University News


David Wolf, O.D., was recently installed as president of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA). He also serves on the Regional Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee. He owns Lake Oswego Vision Clinic and is a member of the Lake Oswego Rotary Club and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce. Source: Lake Oswego (Ore.) Review

Anna Leon-Guerrero released two academic textbooks in the past year. One is Social Problems: Community, Policy and Social Action, the other is the fourth edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society. She is an associate professor of sociology and department chair at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash.


Kenneth Eakland, O.D., is the recipient of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association’s (OOPA) highest award. This award is the CG Carkner Optometric Physician of the Year Award. He received this award based on his work as associate dean of Clinical Programs at Pacific University College of Optometry. He has also done public outreach work through the development of Pacific’s Eye-Van, also known as Ivan. Ivan is a mobile optometric treatment facility. He also teaches, lectures, and does clinic management. Source: Pacific University News 


Bonnie Fode Holce has been working as a K-8 music and drama teacher in the Vernonia (Ore.) School District for 19 years. She has two sons, one in high school and one in middle school. She and her husband live outside of Vernonia.

Stephen Mitchell, P.T. ’88, opened Mitchell Physical Therapy four years ago in Portland, Ore., with his wife Jill Mitchell.

A.J. Zelada, O.D., was appointed by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to the Oregon State Commission for Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.


The College of Arts & Sciences 20-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.


Brad Andersen has been elected to the Building Industry Association’s board of directors. He is an attorney for Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. He is also a board member of the Skamania County (Ore.) Economic Council and the Lions Club. Source: Business Journal (Vancouver, Wash.)

Douglas Melzer, O.D., is the eye care benefits director of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Board of Directors. Source: Pacific University News


Aaron Miller is the principal at Washington Grade School in the Vernonia (Ore.) School District. Source: Scio (Ore.) Community News


Colin Ensminger-Stapp had photos on display in Professor Jim Flory’s photo show at Montinore Estate in Dilley, Ore. His photos showed various outdoor Northwest scenes. Source: Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times


Amy Johnson married Owen Combe in Kauai, Hawai’i in June.

Poeko Waiwaiole, M.A.T ’97, and his wife welcomed the birth of triplets in September. They had two girls and one boy. Poeko is also returning to Forest Grove (Ore.) High School as the new varsity girls basketball coach. The past two years he has been a varsity assistant coach at Kamehameha and St. Joseph’s high schools in Hawai’i.


Robert Mans, O.D., was recently installed to the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Board of Directors as president-elect. Source: Pacific University News

Chad Toomey had photos featured in Professor Jim Flory’s photo show at Montinore Estate in Dilley, Ore. His photos explored the interaction between man and nature. He is the director of the Outback program at Pacific. Source: Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times


Zoe Mendoza-Birth and her husband Kurtis welcomed a baby girl, Jada Soleil Birth into the world in July. Zoe lives in New Jersey where she works full time as a school social worker.

Hong Huynh married John Kirk in March. They honeymooned in Costa Rica and now live in Portland, Ore. She is an attorney for Miller Nash LLP. Source: Brewster (Wash.) Herald

Karl Taft is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Hoku Scientific, Inc. This is an alternative energy company he helped start four years ago. It is the first Hawai’i founded company to go public in six years. Source: Honolulu (Hawai’i) Star-Bulletin


The College of Arts & Sciences 10-year reunion will be held June 23-25, 2006. For more information, e-mail or call 503-352-2057 or 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2057.

Jeffrey Bullock, M.A.T., is the new principal at Klamath Union High School in Oregon. He has been working in the school district for four years. Previously he was the assistant principal of Klamath Union High School. Source: Klamath Falls (Ore.) Herald & News

Shannon Hussey, M.A.T., married Geoffery Denton in July. Shannon is an elementary school teacher and Geoffrey is a regional sales manager for Bradshaw International. They honeymooned in Mexico. Source: The Oregonian                                            


J’Amy McCracken finished her master’s degree in library and information science at San Jose State University. She has been working at Microsoft as a research librarian for three years and recently added a part-time job at Google doing research.

Bede LeFore Murphy created two posters for the Hillsboro, Ore., Farmers Market. Source: Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus

Greg Rothbard teaches third grade in Bartow, Fla., in the Polk County School District.

Mandy Stanley married John Miller on June 26. The wedding took place at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Old City Philadelphia. Mandy is a pastor at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Reading, Pa.

Nathan Stanley, M.A.T. ’98, lives in Redmond, Ore., where he is a teacher and head wrestling coach at Redmond High School.


Zack and Rebecca Jacobs, O.D. ’03, Chown had their first child, a boy, in June. They named him Kiernan. Zack is attending Alabama State University School of Physical Therapy and Rebecca is an active duty optometrist in Alabama at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Eddie Hargreaves has been promoted from publicity assistant to publicity coordinator of The Haggin Museum in Stockton, Calif.

Rosiland Hursh, O.D., was inducted as the Wilsonville (Ore.) Lions Club president. She is an optometric physician and the owner of the Eye to Eye Clinic in Wilsonville. Source: Wilsonville (Ore.) Spokesman

Colleen Reardon Jackson and her husband had a baby boy in April. They named him Ryan.

Kenny Lee, O.D. ’02, married Tracy Doll ’03 on May 7. They honeymooned at Riviera Maya, Mexico and now live in Beaverton, Ore. He is the owner and optometrist of Sunset Eye Clinic in Beaverton. Source: Dallas (Ore.) Itemizer-Observer

Scott and Melissa, O.T. ’01, Mocklin-Dwiggins had a second child, Maya Elise, in May. She is enjoying spending time with her big brother Jude. Melissa works part time as an occupational therapist at Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Portland, Ore. Scott works as a logistics analyst for AFMS Logistics Management Group.

Blake and Melissa Alexander Timm had a baby girl in June named Sydney Joy.

Amy Waterman graduated with a master’s in writing from the University of Wales-Aberystwyth in the U.K. She lives in New Zealand where she writes electronic textbooks as a copywriter for a web-based design company.


Jeffrey Grout is a supervisor at EST Testing. He and his wife, Amy, had a baby girl in February, Margaret Ann. She joins siblings Abigail and William.

Trisha Haskins works at Emanuel Children’s Hospital as a nurse in the pediatric acute care unit. She also teaches at Linfield College’s Portland, Ore., campus.

Lindsay Nakashima joined Kauai Realty, Inc., as a real-estate professional. She specializes in residential real estate. Source: Kauai’s (Hawai’i) Garden Island News

Tina Quarles is one of 100 women who have the chance to be voted Maxim’s top “hometown hottie.” She is the only representative from Oregon. Source: Roseburg (Ore.) News-Review

Sandie Doten Tuck is a records specialist at the registrar’s office at George Fox University. She and her husband, Robert, live in Beaverton, Ore., with two cats.

Douglas Walker, O.D., was named the Young Optometric Physician of the Year by the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Board of Directors in June. He has served as the chair of the OOPA Legislative Committee and president of the Southwestern Oregon Optometric Society. While he was a student at Pacific he served as president of the American Optometric Student Association. He practices optometry in Gold Beach and Brookings, Ore. He is an elected member of the Brookings Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Source: Port Orford (Ore.) News


Jeffrey, O.D. ’02, and Karissa Matthews, P.T.’02, Pelson welcomed their new daughter Anna Grace, into the world in May. Their son Andrew turned two in August. Jeff works at the Eye Care Group in Grants Pass, Ore. Karissa stays at home with their two children.


Jason Franks is interim principal at Holy Trinity School in Hawai’i. In December he received his master’s degree in education from Chaminade University.

Sarah Oldridge, O.T. ’03, married Jon-Erik Larsen on June 21. Jon-Erik is the director of Graduate and Professional Admissions at Pacific University. Sarah is an occupational therapist at Emanuel Children’s Hospital. The couple honeymooned in the Virgin Islands. Source: Warrenton (Ore.) Columbia Press


Jackie Gantzer Fisher and husband Luke had a baby girl named Lily Anne Margaret on May 15. Jackie is a substitute teacher in Hillsboro, Ore.

Jay Rigler accepted a teaching assistantship at the University of Illinois, Chicago in the economics department. He is in the economics doctorate program at the school.


Eric Ashbaker graduated from Oregon State University with a master’s degree in radiation health physics. He works as an experimental physicist at Pacific Northwest National Lab. In addition, he and his family just purchased their first home in Tri-Cities, Wash.

Russ Meeuf and Ryanne Pilgeram were married on Jan. 1, 2005 in Sandpoint, Idaho. They now live in Eugene, Ore., where they are both pursuing their doctorates at the University of Oregon.

Darin Millard married Erin Hanada ’04, M.A.T. ’05, in June 2004. Erin teaches algebra at Kapaa High School on Kauai, Hawai’i. Darin works for General Dynamics.

Anahita Nemat is the district office manager for California State Assembly Minority Whip, Assemblyman Todd Spitzer (R-Orange).

Shane Rivers is teaching drama, and freshman English at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, Wash. Shane and his wife welcomed their first child, Ashleyanna Renae, on July 4.

Kim Roediger and David Larsen married in June in Hood River, Ore. They live in Eugene, Ore., where David is finishing his master’s degree in jazz composition and arranging at the University of Oregon.

Ty Rothenberger, M.A.T., is the new varsity boys basketball coach at Forest Grove (Ore.) High School. For the past three years he has been the assistant boys basketball coach at Junction City (Ore.) High School.

Lindsay Slechta, M.Ed., married Hayes Nelson on Oct. 15. She works as a marketing coordinator for Structured Communication Systems in Portland. He is the director of sales for CBT Nuggets in Eugene, Ore. Source: Coos Bay (Ore.) World

Crispin Wong married Matthew Brunkow ’04 in August in a family ceremony at Manzanita Beach, Ore.


Jessie Jimenez is traveling and pro wrestling.

Jason Keeler married Rachel Wilharm in June. The couple lives in Denver, Colo., where Jason in pursuing his master’s degree in international studies.

Anna Lawson had photos featured in Professor Jim Flory’s photography show at Montinore Estate in Dilley, Ore. Her photos were of the Tacoma (Wash.) Glass Museum; the Jefferson Monument in Washington, D.C.; and the glass library at the University of British Columbia. Source: Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times

Lana Shotwell, M.A., married Jarrett Kubo at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church in Honolulu, Hawai’i. They honeymooned in Maui and live in Portland, Ore. She works for Trillium Family Services and he works as the operations manager for Sports Authority in Portland, Ore. Source: Billings (Mont.) Gazette

Kelvin Tang, O.D., finished his contact lens fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Anya Wilson returned from Thailand where she was teaching English and art. She lives in Mexico and teaches first grade at an international school.


Jonathan Berry, O.D., joined Albany (Ore.) Eyecare Center. He also completed internships at the Spokane (Wash.) Veteran Administration Hospital and the Eye Surgery Institute in Redmond (Ore.). Source: Albany (Ore.) Democrat Herald

James Bewley, O.D., joined Family Eyecare Specialist in Caldwell, Idaho, which is owned by William Black ’90, O.D. ’92. James also spent three months volunteering at Hickam Air Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i. He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Sports Vision section of the AOA, and the Idaho Optometric Association. Source: Idaho Press-Tribune


C. Norman Winningstad received the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum Lifetime Achievement Award in September. He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws in 1982 from Pacific University. He is the founder and leader of many startup companies in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area. Norman is the third person to receive this award. Source: Newport (Ore.) News Times