Clark Peters ’65, MSEd ’70 receives the 2012 Pacific University Outstanding Alumni Service Award for his years of service to public education in Oregon and his ongoing support of Pacific University’s speech and education programs.
Irv Zemrau ’62, O.D. ’63 receives the 2012 Pacific University Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award for his years as an optometrist, community volunteer and advocate for people diagnosed with schizophrenia and their families.
Lynn Meredith ’44 posthumously receives the 2012 Pacific University Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award for his service in World War II and his 32 years protecting presidents in the U.S. Secret Service. He died in 2009 at the age of 84.
P.J. Pitts, Pharm.D. ’09 receives the 2012 Pacific University Young Alumni Leadership Award for her work to provide triage and long-term health care in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
Megan Beattie graduated in May 2013 from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix with a master’s degree in special education. She is a high school special education resource teacher in the Ketchikan (Alaska) Gateway Borough School District.
Kurtis Childers received a doctorate of medicine degree from Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. He is working on his five-year general surgery residency at Pinnacle Health Systems in Harrisburg, Penn., where he lives with his wife Aubrey and two children, Kael and Lillian.
Frankie Guros earned a master of science degree in psychology from Portland State University in August 2013.
Kelsey Owens, a former All-American runner at Pacific, was the featured speaker at the national 2013 NCAA Division II cross- country awards banquet in Spokane, Wash., in November 2013. She spoke about her efforts to help underprivileged children in Uganda through a physical education program focused on introducing Ugandan children to healthy workout habits and providing education regarding fitness.
Leanne Santella married Justin Barden ’08 in Maui on Oct. 27, 2013.
Ashley Schalow married Perry Kent ’10 on Sept. 22, 2013, in Seattle aboard a Washington State Ferry vessel. Michelle Lawrence ’10 and Jaeme Klever ’10 were attendants.
Rochelle Schwartz ’09, MA ’13 opened her private practice in mental health counseling in Portland, Ore.