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

Bill Blevins

Bill Blevins is the new head boys’ basketball coach for Sherman High School in Wasco County, Ore. 

Sande Brown MAT

Sande Brown MAT is principal at Seaside Heights Elementary School in Seaside, Ore. She previously was principal at Gearhart and Cannon Beach elementary schools, both of which are also in the Seaside School District. Two of her sons, Gavin Brown ’14 and Garrett Brown ’17, are current students at Pacific University.   

Brett Freese OD

Brett Freese OD and his optometric practice, Eyes On Main, in Sauk Centre, Minn., were featured in a story in the St. Cloud (Minn.) Times, noting how Freese and his wife, Kelley, have worked to make their business relative to the history of the town, which was home to Sinclair Lewis, the first American to receive a Nobel Prize for literature. 

Kelley Mathis

Kelley Mathis is the assistant manager for the west region of the National Federation of Independent Business, a national small-business advocacy association in Nashville, Tenn.

Aaron Fentress

Aaron Fentress, a sports reporter for The Oregonian for the last 22 years, is now a reporter for Comcast SportsNet on cable TV. He is a panelist for the studio show Talkin’ Ducks and also reports for Comcast’s website. Read more of his story.

Barbara Briscoe OD

Barbara Briscoe OD is working to help place nurses in Rwanda’s schools after she and her family traveled to the African country last summer on a two-week medical mission trip. She shared her experiences at a presentation in West Linn and is fundraising to place nurses in five schools. 

Molly (Callanan) Widdicombe

Molly (Callanan) Widdicombe is the associate director of annual giving at University of the Redlands in Southern California.