Class Notes, Fall 2012

Clark Peters 1965

Clark Peters 1965

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 1962

Irv Zemrau 1962

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 1944

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 2009

P.J. Pitts 2009

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.

General Comments

Hala’i Topp

Hala’i Topp is a staff accountant at Pacxa in Honolulu.

Mark Truax

Mark Truax has moved back to his home state of Colorado as an account manager for Pac/West Communications and will lead its new Denver office. Pac/West is owned by Paul ’78 and Nancy (Knop) Phillips ‘77, MAT ’82, also a Pacific University trustee.

Renee Tuski MAT

Renee Tuski MAT married Bubba Elverud on Aug. 3, 2013.

Sam Watanuki

Sam Watanuki married Jacqulean Donohoue on Oct. 26, 2013, in Colorado.

Courtney Hirsch

Courtney Hirsch and Bryant Rohloff ’07 were married Aug. 31, 2013, in Auburn, Calif.

Kimberly O’Rourke

Kimberly O’Rourke recently completed a degree in nursing at Concordia University Irvine in California.

Robbie Parker PA

Robbie Parker PA donated six children’s books to the Hillsboro Main Library in August to honor his daughter, Emilie Parker, one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2013. Parker also spoke at a commencement ceremony for the 2013 graduating class of Pacific University physician assistant studies students.