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.
Howard Horner and Grace Horner ’41 were featured in The Oregonian celebrating their successful 70-year marriage, sharing their story about how they met at Pacific University and their common love for music.
Donald Foelker was featured in May 2012 in the Salem, Ore., Statesman Journal after dropping by a display of military uniforms in the Capitol galleria and sharing his story from World War II. Foelker enlisted in the V-12 Navy College Training Program just before the attack on Pearl Harbor and started his education at Pacific University.
Norman Pierce welcomed his 10th great-grandchild on Oct. 24, 2012.
Frank Mossman O.D. recently retired from practice after a fire significantly damaged his Vancouver, Wash., vision clinic.
Jerry Greenfield taught English at Miyazaki International College in Japan for 12 years and retired in 2009. Before moving to Japan, he taught photography at a number of universities. His documentaries and photographs have been displayed at public collections in the United States. He has served on the advisory board for Pacific’s Berglund Center for Internet Studies.
Barbara (Martin) Benson is retired and living in Washington, following a career full of adventures in the sky as a flight attendant and as an occasional substitute teacher. Barbara lost her husband, the love of her life, unexpectedly four years ago. Her old English sheepdog, Angel, was one of the greatest joys in her life.
Brishen (William Hedgebeth) Minns-Currier was briefly involved with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia before he went to work for the City of Portland Police Bureau as a records manager. He spent many years working in a civil enforcement office for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Seattle. Most recently, he worked as a grants administrator for the New York Office of Parks in Albany. He retired in 2010.