Class Notes, Spring 2011

Short profiles of Bobbi Nickels '70; Reese Moriyama '10; and Felicity Shoulders '08, followed by full Class Notes listings.

Bobbi Nickels ’70, former director of Pacific’s Upward Bound program, is “inches away” from raising the $25,000 needed for an endowed scholarship for low-income Pacific students. Nickels, who began the drive to honor her former students, said many small donations, including all of the custodial staff, have helped build the scholarship fund. (Courtesy Photo)

Bobbi Nickels 1970

Bobbi Nickels ’70, former director of Pacific’s Upward Bound program, has raised $25,000 for an endowed scholarship for low-income Pacific students, in honor of her former students. Many small donations, including all of the custodial staff, helped build the fund, which is still accepting donations. Nickels hopes to see the first annual scholarship awarded this fall.

More on Pacific philanthropy

Felicity Shoulders M.F.A. ’08 has been nominated to receive the 2010 Nebula Award for Short Stories. Her story, “Conditional Love” is one of seven finalists chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Shoulders will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for the awards ceremony in May. (Courtesy Photo)

Felicity Shoulders 2008

Felicity Shoulders ’08 has been nominated to receive the 2010 Nebula Award for Short Stories. Her story, “Conditional Love” is one of seven finalists chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Shoulders will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for the awards ceremony in May.

Reese Moriyama ’10 has won a national award from the University and College Designers Association (UCDA) for a series of photographs of Pacific athletes Moriyama shot in 2010. Only 196 Excellence Awards were given from nearly 1,300 entries in the 40th Annual UCDA Competition. His winning entry was on display at the annual UCDA Design Conference in October in Minneapolis. (Courtesy Photo)

Reese Moriyama 2010

Reese Moriyama ’10 has won a national award from the University and College Designers Association (UCDA) for a series of photographs of Pacific athletes Moriyama shot in 2010. Only 196 Excellence Awards were given from nearly 1,300 entries in the 40th Annual UCDA Competition. His winning entry was on display at the annual UCDA Design Conference in October in Minneapolis.

More Reese photos: fleetingcaptures.blogspot.com

General Comments

Samuel Arbital

Samuel Arbital celebrated the 55th anniversary of his home-office practice fitting of contact lenses in Plainview, N.Y.
 

Robert Casteel

Robert Casteel

Robert Casteel and his wife, Barbara Pelton Casteel ’56, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 23, 2014. They received the Pacific University Outstanding Alumni Award in 1986. Bob is a professor emeritus in speech and hearing sciences at Portland State University. Barbara is a retired insurance company executive. 

 

Chuck Olson

Chuck Olson was part of the featured barbershop quartet, The Aliens, at the 68th annual All-Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest in Forest Grove in March. The Aliens have competed in the barbershop quartet contest 32 times and have performed all over the United States and Canada.

 

Jerry Kalapus

Jerry Kalapus was named to the Reynolds School (Fairview, Ore.) District Hall of Fame in November 2013. Kalapus taught at Reynolds High School from 1961 to 1965 and still substitutes in the district. His boys’ tennis teams won numerous conference titles over several decades. In 2012, he was named Oregon’s Substitute Teacher of the Year. He is married to Suzanne (Richards) Kalapus ’60.

 

Patricia (Laws) Conrad

Patricia (Laws) Conrad has resumed playing her clarinet after 50 years. She has joined the Portland Community Winds Band. She is a retired high school math and English as a second language teacher.

 

Jarunee (Toktaeng) Chantraparnik

Jarunee (Toktaeng) Chantraparnik and her store, Toys Unique, which closed in February, were featured in a story in the Washington Post. The Potomac, Md., store offered a variety of specialty toy items — no toy guns — and catered
to a wealthy clientele.

 

Kathleen (Morgan) Ferrando

Kathleen (Morgan) Ferrando retired as a principal and is now working at a San Francisco area university supervising student teachers and teaching an online class. She and her husband Al run a church thrift shop and volunteer at the Petaluma Visitors Center one day a week. They enjoy walking their dog, Dante, and enjoying the area near their home in the Petaluma Hills north of San Francisco.