Jim Craft, Pacific football offensive coordinator, and his wife, Kelly, welcomed daughter Stella Marie Craft on Aug. 31, 2011. She weighed 7 pounds.
William Baldwin ’49, O.D. ’51 was recently inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame. Baldwin spent 11 years as the optometry dean at the University of Houston. He also spent time as the optometry dean at Pacific University and the New England College of Optometry. The Daily Cougar, Houston, Texas
Katheryne Stout ’49, O.D. ’50 recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She resides in Des Moines, Iowa, where she practiced optometry for 35 years. Though her sight is challenged due to macular degeneration, she walks a mile daily and is active in two stock study clubs and church activities. She fondly remembers her days at Pacific, particularly “Dr. Anna” Berliner and Dr. Harold Haynes, and she still marvels that she passed her geometric optics class. She is always learning new things and is particularly fascinated recently by the new information on brain structure and function.
Jerry Kalapus received the 2012 Oregon Substitute Teacher of the Year award from the Oregon Substitute Teachers Association at its annual conference Oct. 15 in Keizer, Ore. He started his teaching and coaching career in Canyonville, Ore., where he remained for two years. For the next 33 years, he taught English and coached basketball and tennis at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, southeast of Portland. Since his retirement in 1994, he has continued to take over the classroom for his friends at the high school on request. He and his wife, Suzanne, also celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.
Carmen Julia (Michaels) Bryant and her husband, Donald, now have a total of nine grandchildren with the recent addition of two adopted grandchildren, Ethan and Elizabeth. Bryant recently became the interim executive director of ACMI, a Christian networking association in North America that provides services to international students.
Ron Thompson was inducted into the Forest Grove High School Hall of Fame for his 18 years of coaching softball at the school. Forest Grove News-Times, Forest Grove, Ore.
Art Hiemstra is currently living in Lake Oswego after spending 12 years in the Seattle area. After attending Pacific, Hiemstra received a master’s in business administration from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. Currently, he works for the Bank of the Cascades in Portland as a senior vice president.
Randy Bloom has been a teacher at Ilwaco High School in Washington for the last 19 years.
He currently teaches an array of history classes. Chinook Observer, Long Beach, Wash.
Richard McMaster O.D. was hired by the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to create a new eye clinic on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage, Alaska
Shani Moser was named director of a newly-opened nonprofit, Labor Resource Center, in October 2011. It is one of two in the state of Virginia. She continues teaching Spanish as well as coaching softball for her daughter’s team. She says she always loves to see Pacific-ites out East.
Todd Hamilton MAT is the superintendent of the Creswell School District. The Creswell Chronicle, Creswell, Ore.
Amy (Hylton) Nelson has been promoted to co-president and CEO of Point West Credit Union in Portland. Previously, Nelson had served as chief operations officer since 2007.
Felicia (Pranger) Bawdon and her husband, Craig, welcomed their son, Raleigh Paul Bawdon, on July 15, 2011, at 12:52 p.m. at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Wash. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19.5 inches long. He joins big sister, Ariana, who is 4.
Mary Ann Button O.D. has established Cascade Optical and Eyecare in Klamath Falls, Ore. The new practice comes after working in a commercial-corporate optometric setting for eight years. Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Tonya Macalino recently released her first novel, Spectre of Invention. In addition to writing, Macalino also sell soaps and other bath items at The Artfull Garden in Hillsboro.The Hillsboro Argus, Hillsboro, Ore.
James Hale O.D. is now the president of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. The Gazette Times, Corvallis, Ore.
Christine Pollard PT is helping develop the new bachelor’s degree program at Oregon State University-Cascades in exercise and sport science. Pioneer, Madras, Ore.
Christine (Marshall) Marks moved to Rabat, Morocco, in February 2012.
Jeff Roberts MAT is the assistant principal at Seaside High School. Daily Astorian, Astoria, Ore.
Steven Beckingham has been hired as the Canby High School’s new drama adviser. Since graduation, he has lived in London and Brooklyn, N.Y., and acted in numerous productions. Canby Herald, Canby, Ore.
Gina Bell recently accepted a new job with the Portland Development Commission in the neighborhoods division. Previously, Bell spent six years working with Adelante Mujeres as the farmers market director. The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
Kevin Larroque welcomed Arianna Andrea Larroque on July 21, 2011. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
Erin Miles is currently an ESL teacher at Greenway Elementary in Beaverton, Ore. She and her husband, Dolan, have two children, Lauren, 3, and Owen, 1.
Fletcher Ray and his wife, Alli Aaby, welcomed Alexandra Sophia Ray on Oct. 20, 2011.
Michelle Savoie is in her second year working on the Marbled Murrelet Project, which studies the population of endangered birds in the San Juan Islands region. The Journal of the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor, Wash.
Michelle Stewart PA works at Maple Street Clinic in Forest Grove as a physician assistant. Since graduation, she has mentored other PA students, including Joy Gephart PA ’06, who now works at the same clinic. Forest Grove News-Times, Forest Grove, Ore.
Kyle Bunting and Jill Holleran were married July 16, 2011. Kyle is a teacher at Century High School. Jill works for Wells Fargo Bank.
Rhutu (Amin) Gharib and her husband, Avikar, welcomed a baby girl on Nov. 1, 2011. She joins big sister, Suhana.
Scott Heuston and his wife, Amanda, welcomed daughter Elliott May on Feb. 7, 2011.
Krista Kennedy-Ho and Phong Ho ’02 welcomed son Jett Ho on Oct. 5, 2011. He weighed