Kaualii Fernandez welcomed baby Ka’enalikookal ‘Ehukai Ray Fernandez on May 8, 2012. The baby was 6 pounds, 9 ounces and 18 inches.
Amy Morris MA is now the program manager at Youth Villages-ChristieCare of Oregon, where she works with fellow Pacific University alumnae Evelyn Karby MA ’11, Vanessa Therson MA ’11, Alyssa Osburn MA ’11 and Meghan Rowland ’14.
Derri Sandberg O.D. recently bought in to the Lifetime Vision Care optometric practice. The previous practice name was Dr. Carl Ryan & Associates of Bend, Ore., established in 1995. Sandberg bought into the practice after working as an associate for more than four years. Ryan and Sandberg are both seeing patients under the new name and are very excited about the transition.
Michelle Bitting MFA is now the poet laureate of Pacific Palisades, Calif. She was recognized at a Community Council meeting on March 8. Her collection of poems titled Notes To The Beloved, which won the Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award, was also recently released. Pacific Palisades (Calif.) Patch
Meghann Rogers married Brian Eames on April 22, 2012. The couple met in Maui, where they were both living. Eames is an Army veteran and Bronze Star recipient. The couple moved to Arizona so that Eames could attend graduate school, and Rogers worked at Coach. Currently, the couple is living back in Oregon, awaiting the arrival of their first child, a boy, Koalton Makani Eames.
Anela Iseke graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Spring 2012.
Amy (Evans) Moreno and husband welcomed Warren Ayden Joseph on May 25, 2012, at 10:47 p.m. He was 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 20 1/2 inches.
Kelsey Coe married Aaron Rodas on June 3, 2012.
Joanna Delanty received her master’s in speech language pathology from Western Washington University and has accepted a job at Children’s Therapy Center, in Kent, Wash.
Sophie Waddington-Bahena graduated from Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
Devin Higgins welcomed his son, Daniel Erik Higgins, on March 9, 2011.
Jeff Bethke has been touring the country and appeared on numerous talk shows, speaking about his viral video, Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus, which quickly rose in popularity on YouTube. The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.
Krissy Luke MHA had a baby in March.
Heather Sappenfield MFA had her story Real Cowboy published in Shenandoah. An interview that she completed with Bonnie Jo Campbell as a part of her craft talk in the MFA program at Pacific University also appeared in the May/Summer issue of The Writer’s Chronicle.
Tristan Stoch has had his film, Clarity, accepted into the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival in Vancouver, Wash., Aug. 15-19, 2012. The Leader, Port Townsend, Wash.
Tim Storm MFA welcomed daughter Cora Evelyn Storm on April 22, 2012.