Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

School of Education and Kinesiology Events


Meant to Live Lecture: Dr. Colleen Hacker
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center, Free

HackerDr. Colleen Hacker is a professor in the PLU Department of Kinesiology. Dr. Hacker arrived at PLU in 1979 and in addition to her outstanding work in the classroom, served the university for two seasons as the women’s field hockey coach and fifteen seasons as the women’s soccer coach. Dr. Hacker took her soccer teams to post-season play eleven consecutive times, won numerous district, conference, district and regional championships and three NAIA national championships. Colleen has received prestigious national coaching honors and been inducted into several Athletic Halls of Fame. Outside of PLU, Dr. Colleen Hacker is best known for her work as a sport psychology consultant with professional, international and Olympic athletes in a variety of sports. Her strategies for peak performance are sought by corporations, business groups, civic organizations and both print and television media.

Meant to Live Reception
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center, Free


Meant to Live Alumni Panel Discussion
9:15am - 10:20am
Regency Room, Anderson University Center
Hear from alumni across the disciplines of the School of Education.  They will answer a series of questions describing how they came to live their vocations, as well as share significant mile posts, accomplishments and opportunities that continue to affirm their pathways.


Affinity & Reunion Brunches
9:30am -11:00am
Anderson University Center
Join us for a hearty Homecoming brunch Saturday morning before the football game and other campus activities. Each group will have their own location in the Anderson University Center to reminisce about old times over brunch and mimosas! There is no other place in Tacoma that can offer such a fun start to the day.

  • Department of Education Affinity Brunch (most recently known as Instructional Development and Leadership), hosted by School of Education & Kinesiology
  • Department of Kinesiology Affinity Brunch (formerly known as Physical Education and as Movement Studies and Wellness Education), Hosted by School of Education & Kinesiology