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

Hugh Alexander '79

Hugh Alexander '79 is in his 21st year as a professor of illustration at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver. He calls teaching the “coolest job in the world.” He also continues to create imagery for Fortune 500 companies, including recent illustrations for Mercedes-Benz.

John Brunelle '83

John Brunelle '83 is director of Capital City Development Corp., Boise’s urban renewal agency.

Angela Cerrito '89, PT '91

Angela Cerrito ’89, PT ’91 works as a pediatric physical therapist and also writes children’s novels. Her second novel, The Safest Lie, will be released later this year. She conducted research in Warsaw, Poland, including interviewing Irena Sendler, a mastermind spy and member of the Polish resistance who was in charge of all child rescue operations from the Warsaw ghetto.

Nick McRee '92

Nick McRee '92 has received a Fulbright Scholarship to Japan for the 2015-2016 academic year. He will teach courses in criminology and the American criminal justice system to students at Hitotsubashi Univeristy and Tsuda College in Tokyo. He is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Portland.

Kelly Romo MAT '98, MFA '13

Kelly Romo MAT ’98, MFA ’13 will publish her novel Whistling Women in December 2015.

Jamie Joag Barnett '99 & Zach Barnett '99

Jamie Hoag Barnett '99 and Zack Barnett ’99 welcomed daughter Annika Lea in June 2014. Big sister Malyn is enjoying her new role.

Cori Gono '99

Cori Gono '99

Cori Gono '99 and Kevin Haga welcomed daughter Ciera Miyuki Haga on Jan. 10, 2015. She joins sister Kobi, 4.