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

Kase Johnstun

Kase Johnstun MFA has been hired to write a monthly column for the Top of Utah lifestyle section of the Ogden (Utah) Standard Examiner.


Brooke Toy

Brooke Toy is the softball coach and a health and physical education teacher at Marshfield High School, Coos Bay, Ore.


Chelsey Alee Chamberlain

Chelsey Alee Chamberlain is the assistant director of communications at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. She was assistant sports information director at Pacific from August 2013 until January 2014.


Natalie Kollross

Natalie Kollross MS ’07, PsyD ’12 is now licensed to practice psychology in Oregon. She completed a year of residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and an internship at Children’s Institute, Inc., in Los Angeles. She now works at Psychological Services of Pendleton, Ore. 



Erin McElhone

Erin McElhone will attend medical school at Toro University in Henderson, Nev., on an U.S. Army medical military scholarship.


Shane Robinson

Shane Robinson MAT was featured in an article in the Daily Astorian in December 2013, noting his change of career from a firefighter to teacher at Astoria High School.


Tess Schurter

Tess Schurter was featured as “Today’s Young Professional” in the Statesman Journal (Salem, Ore.) in February. She is a human resource specialist at Cascade Cardiology in Salem.