"My daughter Anna is thriving at PLU. She has always inspired me...and it has been a priority for Wendy and I to be involved with our children's education."
Favorite thing about PLU: I have been impressed with PLU's commitment with the whole student. I believe in the value of a liberal arts education-- particularly in this economy when "traditional" career paths may not be available. The PLU staff, starting top-down with Loren and MaryAnn Anderson, "live the talk" about the mission of the school and commitment to our community.
Wendy has been a secondary teacher for the past 20 years, teaching social studies, community service-learning, and also working as a diversity co-director. She has recently taken the past few years off to focus on her family and to volunteer in the Tacoma community in education and health non-profits.
Wendy loves to read, travel, cook, and dance, especially "zumba" classes at the YMCA.
"I love how personal and welcoming PLU is and how this university has such a clear sense of its mission to educate its students to find their true "vocation" in life."
I am always so impressed by the PLU grads that I meet in the Tacoma community, who are truly serving others with their talents. I like being part of this mission. I have also loved watching how our daughter has blossomed at PLU and want to give back to this school, which has been so good to her.
Favorite thing about PLU: I am so impressed with PLU's commitment and dedication to global learning. The opportunities and programs are off such high quality and the experiences are life-changing. Our daughter is currently studying in Argentina this fall, and then heads to China for J-term. These opportunities have truly shaped her life in such a positive way.