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

Garrett Russell '08

Garrett Russell and Sara Miller were married on Sept. 6, 2014.

Callie Vandewiele '08

Callie Vandewiele has received a Gates Cambridge Trust Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Latin American studies. More than 4,000 applicants compete for the 95 scholarships offered each year in the United Kingdom. After graduating from Pacific, Vandewiele lived and worked in Guatemala, before returning to Portland to work with the Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington. In 2013, she moved to the United Kingdom, where she pursued a master’s degree in gender studies. 

Tyler Atwood '09

Tyler Atwood has published a book, An Electric Sheep Jumps to Greener Pasture.

Taylor and Harper Howe

Garold ’09 and Rochelle (Reeves) Howe ’11

Garold ’09 and Rochelle (Reeves) Howe ’11 are supporting Boxer basketball, along with their daughters Taylor, 2, and Harper, almost 1. 

Kathryn Jospé MFA '09

Kathryn Jospé MFA performed in September 2014 at the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, presenting songs based on e.e. cummings’ poetry. She also recently traveled to China to spread her love of poetry to students at Hangzhou Normal University. In addition, she leads a poetry walk at Memorial Art Gallery, teaches classes at a bookstore, and leads a poetry group at the community library in Rochester, N.Y.

Aubrey Ortiz ’09

Aubrey Ortiz ’09 and her 8-year-old sister wrote a book, Princess Diana and the Magic Light Beam, that was self-published.

Heather (Ritenour) Sorber '10

Heather (Ritenour) Sorber and her husband, Dylan, welcomed a son, Evan, on Nov. 26, 2014.