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

Shannon Watzel '91

Shannon Wetzel is the deputy general counsel for Mentor Graphics in Wilsonville, Ore. She earned her law degree from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1998.

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Joe Morelock MAT '93

Joe Morelock MAT is the executive director of secondary education in the Lake Oswego (Ore.) School District. He previously was an administrator in the Canby School District, where he earned an Apple Distinguished Educator award. He is enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctorate Program at Portland State University and has spoken across the globe on innovative teaching practices. He also served as an adjunct professor at Willamette University for six years. Trilingual, he started his career as a Spanish and computer science teacher and volleyball coach.

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Jon Payne '93

Jon Payne is the senior manager of business operations for Cisco Systems G.K. in Japan. He earned a master of business administration degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Veronica Roberts '93

Veronica Roberts is multi-operation specialist with Boeing in Seattle. She and her husband, Jay, have two children, Kaleb, 13, and Dylan, 10.

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Kathy (Tatum) Hawkes OT '94

Kathy (Tatum) Hawkes OT retired in January 2014 after 19 years of working in schools. After retiring, she was offered a four-month position on Oahu, working mostly with pre-kindergarten through third-grade students, while her husband Rick volunteered building houses with Habitat for Humanity. The couple welcomed a new grandson, Oliver, in April 2014, and also got to “meet” their granddaughter, via ultrasound, due in November.

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Molly (Peterson) Smith '94

Molly (Peterson) Smith is a third-grade teacher with the North Powder (Ore.) School District. She and her husband Tim Smith ’93 have two children, Bryson, 17, and Spencer, 12.

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Miriam Vincent '94

Miriam Vincent is a staff attorney for the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration.

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