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, 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.
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.
More Reese photos: fleetingcaptures.blogspot.com
Sara (Thornton) Hendrickson and husband Matthew welcomed daughter Quinn Emmerie Hendrickson on Jan. 18, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.
Joe Balash is the youngest member ever appointed commissioner of the Alaska Department of National Resources. He was featured in the March 2, 2014, edition of the Alaska Journal of Commerce for his role working for the state of Alaska on a prospective multi-billion dollar gas project.
Sara (Thornton) Hendricksen and husband Matthew welcomed daughter Quinn Emmerie Hendricksen on Jan. 18, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.
Dustin Kochis and his wife Darcy welcomed son Jude Vincent on Feb. 11, 2014.
Shauna Schissler ’02, OD ’05 and husband Matt Schissler welcomed son Carter Matthew Schissler on Jan. 17, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 22 inches. He joins a brother, Ethan.
T.J. Blair and wife Reanna welcomed daughter Isabella Katharine on Dec. 16, 2013. She weighted 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19 inches.
Corrine Dignam married Marc Bologna on March 19, 2014.