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

Melissa (Morris) Kam

Melissa (Morris) Kam and husband David welcomed triplet sons, Connor, Logan and Mason, on Sept. 17, 2013.

Ben Bertrand PT

Ben Bertrand PT is working at Northeast Oregon Physical Therapy in La Grande, Ore. 

Bron Rowley

Bron Rowley and wife Kellie welcomed son Camden James on June 18, 2013. 

Ramil Sapinoro

Ramil Sapinoro married Aaron Olden.

Michael D. Thompson PsyD

Michael D. Thompson PsyD, president of the Minnesota Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, was named to an independent task force, the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards
Task Force. 

Melanie (Bethscheider) Pedersen

Melanie (Bethscheider) Pedersen co-owns Your Perfect Bridesmaid, which was recently featured in the Portland (Ore.) Bride & Groom magazine.

Jill (Nuha) Shih

Jill (Nuha) Shih and husband Vincent welcomed a baby boy in August 2013. The couple married Aug. 21, 2011. She earned a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Southern California in 2012.