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

Tom Barreto ’84, OD ’86

Tom Barreto ’84, OD ’86 had his garden featured in the October 2014 issue of Garden Gate Magazine.

Julie A. Schornack MEd/VFL '87

Julie A. Schornack MEd/VFL has been named to Vision Monday’s annual list of influential women in its “Wonder Women” issue. Schornack received her optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry and her master’s of education at Pacific. She is vice president for clinical affairs at Marshall B. Ketchum University’s Southern California College of Optometry and oversees students in the University Eye Center. She also is an assistant professor in the Cornea and Contact Lens Service.

Jeff McCaw '88

Jeff McCaw is Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 282, which donated more than 200 volunteer hours to the Hood River County (Ore.) Christmas Project, collecting toys for children in need. McCaw served on the board of The Christmas Project for 10 years and helped establish its nonprofit status. He owns Print It! Sign Media in Hood River. He and his wife, Jan, have two sons, Nathan, 23, and Adam, 18.

Joe Hartford OD '91 and son Colton

Joe Hartford OD '91

Joe Hartford OD lives in Rapid City, S.D., with his wife, Deb, and children, Sophie and Colton. He has been in practice there for 23 years and currently serves as president of the Board of Examiners for South Dakota. In August, he enjoyed cheering on his son’s baseball team as it won the Little League World Series. 

Phill '93 and LaTasha Mayhall with son Gabryel Michael Dave William Mayhall

Phill Mayhall '93

Phill Mayhall and his wife LaTasha welcomed son Gabryel Michael Dave William Mayhall at 5:08 p.m. Nov. 27, 2014 — Thanksgiving Day — in Knoxville, Tenn. 

Thuy Tran OD '94

Thuy Tran OD participated in a panel discussion about the Vietnam War in September. Tran and her family fled South Vietnam in 1975, when she was 9. Tran practices at Rose City Vision Clinic in Portland and is a lieutenant colonel in the 142nd Medical Group of the Oregon Air National Guard. She also is on the board of advisers for the Vietnamese Community of Oregon.

Tonya (Buttcane) Macalino '96

Tonya (Buttcane) Macalino and her family recently were featured for their work as authors. Macalino is the author of several urban fantasies, including the Shades of Venice. Her husband, Raymond, has published two children’s picture books. Their son, Damien, 9, published is first book about a year ago and is working on a graphic novel. Most recently, their daughter Helena, 7, published The Reflection.