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

Sadie Bliss

Sadie Bliss and husband Laughlin Chanler welcomed daughter Juno Priscilla on Aug. 19, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and joins big brother Marvin. 

Aimee Ault Elliott '02 with son Lennon

Aimée Ault Elliott

Aimée Ault Elliott recently accepted a full-time tenure-track position in culinary studies at University of Montana. She and husband Jonah welcomed son Lennon Sage Kealiimahiai on Oct. 14, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Ryan Stanley

Ryan Stanley and wife Rebecca welcomed son Hunter Ryan Stanley on Aug. 21, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds and measured 19 inches long. 

Kara Yedinak

Kara Yedinak earned a PhD in engineering science from Washington State University in September. Her research involved studying the interactions between wildland forest fires and the atmosphere with computer models and field measurements.

Jill (Remiticado) Uyeda

Jill (Remiticado) Uyeda and husband Howard welcomed daughter Sidney on Oct. 11, 2013.

Randall J. Kempfer ’03, OD ‘06

Randall J. Kempfer ’03, OD ’06 was named Young Optometrist of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association at its 2013 fall meeting. His primary practice is with InVision Eye Care in Fergus Fall, Minn.

Anahita Nemat

Anahita Nemat married Christopher Renner on Oct. 13, 2013, in Pittsburgh. They live in Northern Virginia.