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

Lynn (Fishman) Hellerstein ’74, OD ’77

Lynn (Fishman) Hellerstein ’74, OD ’77 is owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, which was voted in the Top 5 in the vision category in Colorado Parent magazine’s annual “Family Favorites” edition.

Robert Hersman ’74, OD ’75

Robert Hersman ’74, OD ’75 and Aaron Mjelstad ’98, OD ’00 regularly treat football and baseball players from the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins pro teams in their practice, Hopkins Eye Clinic, in Hopkins, Minn. Former Pacific University optometry faculty member Al Reichow ’78, OD ’81, MAEd ’95 was instrumental in helping secure the arrangement between the clinic and the professional athletes. Reichow’s father, Jerry Reichow, was a former Vikings player.

Oliver Gruter

Oliver Gruter won six gold medals in swimming events in the 34th annual Nevada Senior Games in Las Vegas this fall. 

Sandy Young ’82, OD ‘84

Sandy Young ’82, OD ’84 has published a book, Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health. The book includes more than 150 recipes with photos, a chapter on important eye nutrients, food charts, and how to maximize nutrient retention during cooking. 

David Wolf OD

David Wolf OD was named the 2013 Optometric Physician of the Year by the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association in recognition of his service to the optometric profession and his community. He is the owner of Lake Oswego Vision Clinic in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Hanna Vaandering

Hanna Vaandering is featured in an article in the October 2013 edition of Today’s OEA, a publication of the Oregon Education Association. Vaandering is president. 

Ken Kondo

Ken Kondo captured five medals in August at the 2013 State Games of America, a biennial Olympic-style competition. Kondo won a gold as a member of the 200-yard freestyle mixed relay, silvers in the 50-yard backstroke, 100-yard backstroke and 50-yard breaststroke, and a bronze in the 50-yard butterfly. Kondo competed in the State Games of California prior to attending the national meet. He owned seven school records while a member of the Boxer men’s swimming team from 1985 to 1988.