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

Jennifer and Eddie Hargreaves '98

Eddie Hargreaves '98

Eddie Hargreaves and Jennifer Hastings married Oct. 13, 2014. They live in Modesto, Calif., where Eddie works for Apple Inc.

Sara G. (Hewitt) Lachman '99

Sara G. (Hewitt) Lachman was named one of the 2014 Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Lachman’s practice includes real estate litigation, employment litigation, unfair competition and non-compete cases, and professional licensing disputes. In addition to her Pacific University degree, she is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and has a law degree form the University of Michigan Law School.

Jennifer Baker '99

Jennifer Baker has been named deputy district director of the Portland Small Business Administration. She has worked as an economic development specialist in the office since 2011 and previously worked in business management and international trade. She has a master’s degree in internal policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Robert Biswas-Diener MS '99

Robert Biswas-Diener MS recently published a book, The Upside of Your Dark Side, on the counterintuitive thesis that anger, guilt and other psychological unpleasantness is actually beneficial. The book has been featured in Forbes, O Magazine, Success, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, CNN, NPR, and other media outlets.

Tiffany Christian '99

Tiffany Christian completed her preliminary exams in November 2014 and is now a PhD candidate in American Studies at Washington State University.

Jeri Greenberg '99

Jeri Greenberg and Brendan Finn were married at the Portland Art Museum in September 2014. The couple lives in Portland, where Jeri is a faculty member at Oregon Health & Science University.

Erik Syrstad '99

Erik Syrstad invented the Imaging Dispersive Energy Analyzer (IDEA), allowing next-generation measurements of the space environment from orbiting satellites. Syrstad works with Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory, which was issued a patent for the invention.