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Carol Haavik Tommervik died Feb. 25 after a lengthy illness. She was raised in Ballard, graduated from Pacific Lutheran College and married Marvin Tommervik '42. Four of their five children are PLU grads -- Dale '68, Jeani '69, Donald '75 and Judi '82. Carol served on the PLU Alumni Board.
Don Langert died Jan. 29. He was a principal of South Kitsap Jr. High until his retirement. He and his wife Juanita '42 have a daughter, Susan, and four grandchildren.

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Una-May Clement married Donald L. Herlofson on Dec. 25, 1995. They live in Puyallup.

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Thomas Hoskins ("Tailspin Tommy") earned first place at the National Horseshoe Meet in Arizona. In February he received two silver medals in the Nastar Ski downhill event in Purgatory, Colo. The 75-year-old Hoskins recalls his college days as PLU's right halfback with teamates Marv Harshman and Marv Tommervik from '41 to '43.

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Anita Norman Slater of Sacramento, Calif., recently became a director of the Sacramento Opera Board. Anita will help maintain the group as one of the 10 most successful regional opera companies in the country.

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Ralph O. Carlson of Olympia, Wash., died on Oct. 28. Ralph received an MA from the University of Washington and a PhD from Washington State University. He taught 20 years at Centralia Community College and 10 years at South Puget Sound College. Ralph is survived by his wife Janet (Hauge '46), four children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Rev. Wilbert Ericson plans to visit Japan again this year - his fifth visit since retiring after 35 years of service in Japan. He continues to give seminars on Japanese culture for the Caterpillar Co. and a community college.

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Calvin Watness is on his fourth career as a reverse mortgage specialist at Norwest Mortgage. He and his wife, Julie, live in the new city of Lakewood, Wash.

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David and Nancy (Shinkoethe'55) Hestenes mourn the loss of their beloved daughter, Karen Marie Hestenes, born in 1956.

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Don Gaarder retired from the ministry in 1989 after 30 years and has since been with Woodmen Accident and Life as an insurance agent. Alta (Prestbye '55) Gaarder still teaches, although both plan to retire (at least partially) next year. They live in Pierre, S.D.

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Earl Tilley was named to Gov. Gary Locke's transition team and serves as mayor of Wenatchee, Wash. His wife, Barbara, was re-elected to a six-year term on the Chelan County PUD commission and as the secretary-treasurer of the state PUD association. Barbara will serve as the state association's president in 1999-2000.

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From left: Larry Eichler '59, PLU Men's Basketball Coach Bruce Haroldson, and Chuck Curtis '59 on the occasion of Chuck's induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame on March 11 in Nampa, Idaho. The ceremony took place at the tip-off banquet for the NAIA Div. II basketball tournament with more than 1,000 coaches, players and fans in attendance. Bruce read the citation and Larry presented the plaque to Chuck.

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Orson Christensen, of Oak Harbor, Wash., resigned his position as associate professor of P.E. and head football coach at Eastern Oregon State College. He is now an assistant football coach at Western Washington University and plans to sell real estate.

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William H. Batterman completed his Doctor of Ministry degree from Virginia Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in May 1996. He and his wife, Amy, live in Portsmouth, Va.

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David Weiseth was recently promoted to captain with Delta Airlines. He flies 727s and is based in Cincinnati.
Peter Winderling joined the PLU staff in March as the scientific instruments engineer for the Natural Sciences Division. He previously worked as a business machine service technician with a Seattle area company and retired from the Air Force Reserves in aircraft electronics in 1993. Peter lives in Parkland with his wife, Cheryl, and their seventh-grade son, Joel.

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Luana Jean Graves of Chehalis, Wash., works for the Employment Security Department in Olympia, Wash., as a job service specialist and also finds time to work with the JOBS Program.
Kathy Wilcox, a well-known Western Washington artist and retired special education teacher, died Feb. 8 of cancer. Kathy specialized in humorous art and created and sold many cartoon and memo pads featuring unique bird characters. She was best known under her signature name "KAWI" for her welded metal cartoon sculptures featuring her bird characters.

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Professor of biology at Franklin College, Ind., Steve Browder, is on sabbatical. During his year off, he will update his knowledge and understanding of molecular biotechnology. Steve occupies the Charles A. Deppe Endowed Chair in Biology, and received the Clifford and Paula Dietz Award for Faculty Excellence in 1994.
Michael Warner is director of human resources at Marathon Coach Inc. in Coburg, Ore.

Nancy (Quillin) Wilkinson
of Tacoma was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study the East Indian epic, "The Ramayana," at Syracuse University. She plans to write a script for student actors to perform the play this fall.

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Doug Henning, head of the psychology department at Mid America Nazarene College in Olathe, Kan., was named Faculty Member of the Year. He was also recognized in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" for 1996. He presented a paper at the 1996 Winter APA Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., and in the Netherlands in the summer of 1994. He currently has a fellowship in rehabilitation psychology in Kansas City.
King Mawhinney was elected president of Boysville for 1997. Boysville, a home for children in the San Antonio area for 54 years, provides long-term care for 108 boys and girls and emergency care for another 16 children. King and his wife, Cathy, live in San Antonio.

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Keith and Diane (Lund '75) Davis live in Shoshone, Idaho with their three children, ages 9, 12 and 14. Keith is an M.D. and serves as president of the Idaho Division of the American Cancer Society; he can be reached on the Internet at http://www.cancer.org.

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Ben and Ellen (Govig '86) McCracken of Spanaway, Wash., announce the birth of Britt Ellen on March 27. Britt joins 5-year-old sister Anna. Both Ben and Ellen teach elementary school in the Bethel School District.
Lyle McIntosh, basketball coach at Gig Harbor High School, led the Tides to the 1996 Class AA State Championship with a record of 25-2. Lyle was voted the 1996 AA State Coach of the Year for boys basketball and the 1997 Pierce County League Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. He has coached for 13 years and taken the Tides to the AA state tournament six years in a row.

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Michael Dunbar was recently named Northern Iowa's head football coach. Mike formerly coached at UPS and spent the past five years as assistant football coach at the University of Toledo in Ohio. He and his wife, Linda, have two children, 17-year-old Troy and 15-year-old Lori.
Gilda Warden of Tacoma has been working in home phototherapy as an RNC for Pediatric Services of America. In March, she became an affiliate with St. Placid Priory of Lacey, Wash. This marks her first step on the journey to becoming a Benedictine nun.
John Zamberlin was selected as head football coach of Central Washington University in March. John will leave his current position as assistant coach at the University of Richmond to return to the Northwest. John, a former NFL player with the New England Patriots and Kansas City, has also coached at the University of Massachusetts and Eastern Washington University. He also celebrated his marriage in June.

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Joseph Chu and his wife, Elizabeth Ma, announce the birth of their daughter, Jaina Chu, on Sept. 22. Joseph is the director of development and marketing for the San Fernando Valley Association for the Retarded. The family lives in Whittier, Calif.
Jannie Crossler-Laird and her husband, Rich, announce their adoption of twin girls, born March 15, 1996. YunMee and YunFoo are from Korea, and join brother Myungwoo, age 3. The family lives in Salem, Ore., where Jannie is an ESL instructor at Chemeketa Community College and Rich is a civil engineer for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Richard Squires and his wife, Sharon, live in Germany, where he is a social worker for the Air Force.

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Joan E. Halley and Thomas Egnew announce the birth of Halley Elizabeth Egnew on Oct. 29. Joan continues to practice family medicine in Gig Harbor, Wash.
Gary and Donna (Harland '81) Judd have moved to the Philadelphia area where they are enjoying their new home in South Jersey. Gary received his MBA from PLU in 1990 and his JD from Seattle University Law School in 1995. He was recently promoted to assistant vice president of surety claims for Reliance Insurance. He has been with the company for 15 years. Donna works out of the home as a full-time mom of Christopher, age 10, and Andrew, age 7, and is an active volunteer.

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Dennis B. Andersen and his wife, Kristi, announce their adoption of twin sons, Luke Justin and Joshua Loren, born June 20, 1996. Dennis is the pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Otis Orchards, Wash., and Kristi is a registered nurse at Deaconess Hospital. The family lives in Newman Lake, Wash.

Brent Donaldson and his wife, Debbie, announce the birth of Morgan Alexandra Donaldson on Feb. 12. Morgan joins 13-year-old brother Brent Andrew. The family lives in Barnum, Minn.

Bracy Elton now works for Tera Computer Co. in Seattle and is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest. Bracy is a generalist in applications, benchmarking and problem solving and can be reached at elton@tera.com.

Kari (Haugen) Scanlan and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Kjersten Ann on Feb. 1.

Jack Jaunal, a retired Marine Sergeant Major and a three-war veteran with 34 years of military service, has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Marine Corps Historical Foundation. Jack is an American history instructor at Pierce College.

Jeff and Karen Markwith announce the birth of Jonah on May 22, 1996. He joins Joshua, age 10, Zachary, age 8, and Nathaniel, age 6. Karen is the clinical manager of acute care services at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, Wash.

Margaret Mazzota lives in Brownsville, Ore., and has begun her doctoral studies in the counselor education program at Oregon State University.

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David and Marianne Clark of Madera, Calif., announce the birth of Victoria Elizabeth on March 6.

Greg Croasdill, of Ypsilanti, Mich., has a new position as chief of electronic commerce for Fry Multimedia, a leading Internet development firm in Ann Arbor. Greg and his wife, Kara, have a 4-year-old son, Dylan, and a daughter, Margaux, born July 15, 1995. Greg's e-mail address is gregc@frymulti.com.

Dawn (McColley) Darby and her husband Paul, of Kaiserlautern, Germany, announce the birth of William Donald McColley Darby on Jan. 6. He joins sister Ashleigh Michelle. Dawn loves being a stay-at-home mom, is very involved in her church and is on the board of the Kaiserslautern Crisis Pregnancy Center. Paul is an emergency room physician in the Army.
Kenneth and Nora '86 Woodward live in Norrgrdsvgen, Sweden, with their three children, Erik, Annette and Michael. Nora is a project leader for software development projects with LM Ericsson Data AB and Ken is manager of strategic pricing with Scandinavian Airlines System.

Robert Wright III, a Washington state trooper for more than 12 years, has been promoted to sergeant, supervising the Raymond district.

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Caren Doyle joined KPMG Peat Marwick of Portland, Ore., in January as a senior tax specialist in the companyís information, communications and entertainment group. She became a CPA in November 1996.
Steven and Krista (Root) Hoge of Portland, Ore., announce the birth of Stephen William ("Will") Hoge on Nov. 7. Krista is the area manager for MedLogic Global Corporation and Steven owns Executive Fitness Club & Personal Training Institute in Portland.

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Donald Bosch and his wife, LeAnn, live in Japan where Donald serves as environmental director of the Naval Air Facility at Misawa. The couple has three children -- Katharine, Spenser and Lydia. Since graduating from PLU, Don has had fun flying and seeing the world.

Andy Comstock and his wife, Liz, of Tacoma announce the birth of Jenna Elizabeth on Oct. 2. She joins a brother, Joseph.

Linda Nixon and Thad Crowe were married on Jan. 18 at the University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. The couple lives in Seattle, where Linda is a labor and delivery nurse and Thad is the chief engineer at Studio5 Recording.

David Ericksen became a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Severson and Werson. David heads the firm's construction and environmental practice groups. He and his wife, Nancy (Minnitti '87), live nearby in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Stacey Kindred married Martin Hesterly on Jan. 23 in Las Vegas, Nev. Stacey is expecting her first child in July. The couple lives in San Francisco and can be reached at stacey@3wmedia.net.

Renee-Michelle Kirk and her husband, Barry, of Bothell, Wash., announce the birth of Spencer Keith Kirk on March 4. He joins brothers Daniel, 13, and Taylor, 3.

Ken Swanson of Richland, Wash., received an MS in astronomy (1991) from New Mexico State University and a BS in computer science (1995) from Central Washington University. He is a computer scientist for Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, working in the Instrument Development Laboratory. He also does volunteer work for the Alliance for the Advancement of Science Through Astronomy, a non-profit corporation working to enhance science and math education in Washington's public and private schools. He and Suzy Arter '92 are recently engaged.

Dave Steves works for the Salem Statesman Journal and writes an insiderís guide to state government. Among several awards he received are the Society of Professional Journalists Rookie of the Year for Oregon, the C.B. Blethen Award for deadline reporting and the Bruce Baer Award for public affairs reporting. Dave and his wife, Sonja (Ostrom) Steves, live in Tualatin, Ore., with daughters, Johanna, 6, and Linnea, 3. In February, Sonja was named a vice president of marketing and community relations.

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North & son] Rick and Kathleen North announce the arrival of Erik Burk North on March 19. After working 11 years in PLU's admissions office, Kathleen has put away her suitcase to enjoy being home with Erik full-time.

Steve and Katrina (Gilmer) Brown announce the birth of Nicholas Glenn Brown, born Jan. 19. He joins siblings, Jacob, 7, and Skylar, 4.

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D. Runnoe Connally of Houston, Texas, was hired as the lead Lotus Domino webmaster and developer for IBM. He creates Internet websites for Fortune 100 clients of IBM. In June, he and his wife, Ruth, are expecting their second child, who will join 4-year-old David.

Diagogiannis Family] Jim Diacogiannis and wife, Laurel, announce the birth of their eighth child, Hosanna Joy, on Sept. 20. The family recently moved to a home in South Hill, Puyallup. Jim continues to teach at Eatonville Middle School and also has his own business, Sonshine Painting, to keep him busy in the summer. Laurel enjoys homeschooling the children.

Shannon Heizenrader and her husband, Doug, announce the birth of Grant, born on Nov. 4. They can be reached via the Internet at smhznrdr@triax.com.

Kim (Kauth) Groh and husband, Dennis, announce the birth of Emily Jane Groh on Jan. 25. Kim is a programmer/analyst for Nike, Inc. Dennis is the office manager for Steinbock, Mundt & Galisky, a court reporting firm in Portland, Ore. Dennis is also taking classes at the College of Legal Arts. The couple lives in Beaverton, Ore.

David and Karen (Durham '90) Harkness of Renton, Wash., announce the birth of Sarah Leanne on Feb. 27. Karen continues to teach orchestra in the Renton School District. David is a part-time music faculty member at PLU, teaching ear training and trumpet studio and performing with the renowned Lyric Brass Ensemble.

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Scott and Kimberly (Kiekel) Benner and their 2-year-old son, Brooks, moved to Singapore. Scott is an attorney with Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe.

Kelly (Grayson) Davidson and husband, Doug, of Issaquah, Wash., announce the birth of Joseph Benton on May 10, 1996.

Keith and Pam (Moore '87) Krassin of Renton announce the birth of Olivia Louise on June 1, 1996. Olivia joins 3-year-old brother, Mitchell.

Steve and Lisa (Grass '89) McCullough announce the birth of Aaron on Sept. 3. He joins Ellie, 2-and-a-half years. The family lives in Colville, Wash., where Lisa is a homemaker and coordinator of Colville Mothers of Preschoolers, and Steve teaches at Colville Junior High.

Matt and Kari Graves Misterek live in Walla Walla, Wash., where Matt was promoted to news editor of the Walla Walla Union Bulletin; he has been a copy editor there since February 1995. Kari works half-time at Whitman College as administrative assistant in the personnel office. Matt and Kari have a daughter, Madeline Eva, born Sept. 30, 1995.

Marianne Morley married Tom Meese on Sept. 8 in Oaks Pioneer Church, Portland, Ore. The couple lives in Beaverton, Ore., where Marianne is a systems analyst for CFI ProServices and Tom is a software engineer for Intel Corp.

Beth (Bevan) Mumford and husband, Bob, of Bellevue announce the birth of their second son, Nathan James Mumford on Feb. 11. He joins 19- month-old brother, Steven Bevan Mumford. Beth stays home full-time and does freelance graphic design part-time.

Tim and Lisa (DeBell '89) Spangler of Highlandís Ranch, Colo., announce the birth of Andrew Timothy Spangler on Feb. 10. Lisa is a social worker for Hospice of Metro Denver and Tim is an assistant manager with REI at its Lakewood, Colo., store.

Kristi Thorndike and Chris Kent were married on Aug. 24 in Kauai. Kristi has a new position as marketing communications manager for Scenic Software, Inc., and Chris works in high-tech public relations for Elgin DDB. Kristi and Chris live in Seattle with their two cats.

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Jay and Krista (Aronson '90) Bates announce the birth of Connor Jay on Feb. 8. Both Jay and Krista received MAE degrees from PLU in 1994 and are now teaching at Stahl Junior High in Puyallup, where the family lives in its new home.

Jerry Bull married SallyJo Watts on Feb. 11 in Columbia, S.C. They can be e-mailed at ykkowarner@aol.com and are eternally grateful to AOL; Internet romance can work! Jerry and SallyJo live in Salem, Ore.

Doug Drowley of Beaverton, Ore., married Jenni Culver on Aug. 17, 1996.

Tom Nottviet and Kari Bruu live in Oslo, Norway, where Tom is financial manager of Norman Data Defense Systems AS, a global company with headquarters in Oslo and subsidiaries in the US, Australia, Germany, and the Netherlands. The company develops data security software such as anti-virus, access control and firewall programs. Kari is a consultant in the Federation of Norwegian Process Industries. Her main responsibilities are with the packaging industry, working with waste management/recycling policies.

Sal and Beth (Swenson) Romeo announce the birth of Angela Domenique on Jan. 13. The family lives in Seattle.

Steven and Katrina (Neely) Wreggit, of Marysville, Wash., announce the birth of Nathan, on Dec. 31.

Tamara (Johnson) Zanavich and her husband, David, live in Issaquah, Wash., where Tamara is a research specialist for Service Intelligence Inc., a nationally-known firm specializing in customer service research. Tamara designs research programs, coordinates project logistics and provides analysis and recommendations to clients.

Keith Sippola of Rohnert Park, Calif., now serves as a district representative with Aid Association for Lutherans in the Napa Valley region.

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Kim Andersen joined Seattle-based DeLaunay/Phillips, Inc., bringing public relations and healthcare management experience to the agency. DeLaunay/Phillips provides public affairs and marketing communications services for corporate, government and association clients.

Greg and Malinda (Oldham '91) Carter of Milton, Wash., announce the birth of Nicolas James Carter on Oct 15. Greg is a respiratory therapist at Harborview Medical Center and Malinda works in technical support at the Frank Russell Co.

Angela (Clites) Coate moved to Lincoln, Neb., in September 1996 to accept the position of agricultural statistician for the Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service. She has traveled around the country a lot this past year. Her e-mail address is acoate@nass.usda.gov.

Robert Freund married Denise Chenoweth on Aug. 3. The couple honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Robert and Denise live in Longview, Wash. -- both are teachers in the Kelso School District.

Kara Hermstad-Vorhies and her husband, David, of Tacoma announce the birth of Kai Erik on March 14. Kara was recently promoted to assistant vice president for Key Bank of Washington.

Mark Kurtz and his wife, Laura, live in Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, where Mark is director at Total Transaction Management Pte. Ltd.

Dana Nasby of Bellevue, Wash., earned her secondary teaching certificate and MAE in education from the University of Washington. She is substituting in the local school districts and hopes to find a full- time position for the upcoming school year. She can be reached at dnasby@u.washington.edu.

Knut Olson recently earned membership in Lutheran Brotherhoodís 1996 Leaders Club. He is associated with the Kenneth B. Hartvigson Agency in Seattle. Leaders Club is one of Lutheran Brotherhoodís most prestigious sales honors.

Lance Parker completed his CNE last July and started his new position as network administrator for Catholic Health Initiatives in February. He and Leona (Mason-Brown '87) Parker live in Spanaway. Leona is a case manager at Tacoma General Hospital.

Nikki Poppen was granted tenure at Tacoma Community College as a speech instructor. She has continued success with private instruction and with the consulting firm of N.S. Greyhouse. She also conducts seminars on the topics of gender communication, interpersonal communication, effective presentations, and assertiveness training. Nikki and her husband, Scott Eagan '96, live in Puyallup and can be reached at greyhaus@ix.netcom.com.

Gordon Porth of Atlanta, Ga., is the organist and choirmaster for St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta, Ga. Gordon also accompanies the Atlanta Boy Choir.

Brian Ruud completed his PhD in mathematics at the University of Washington last June. He is employed as a cell synthesis engineer for Cascade Design Automation Corporation in Bellevue, where he and wife, Caryn (Cammock), live.

Julie Thompson of Tacoma is working as a contact representative for the Internal Revenue Service of Seattle.

Jerry and Alyce Gregg Gatlin of Seattle, announce the birth of Timothy Fulton Gatlin on March 19.

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Kristine Giles Lange and husband, Erik, of Port Orchard, Wash., announce the birth of Evan Michael on Dec. 30. Kristine teaches second grade in the South Kitsap School District. Erik, a computer consultant, started his own company, Lange Computing.

Chris Johnson recently accepted the position of eastside storefront officer for the Shoreline Police Department in Seattle. He felt he had something to offer people in a neighborhood center that brings the police closer to the community. He says of his vocational choice, "Nothing is ever the same, you meet people from all walks of life."

Brian Kott is in his third year of medical school at Allegheny University in Philadelphia. He plans to graduate in June 1998 and enter a surgical residency.

David Lechnyr lives in Eugene, Ore., with his two dogs, Bear and Gizmo. Dave is a computer specialist for the Bureau of Land Management and can be reached via the Internet at bh622@scn.org.

Andrea (Pouley) Lucky was promoted to compensation and benefits specialist for the Port of Seattle. She attained her Certified Compensation Professional designation from the American Compensation Association in December. David Lucky is a member of the Tacoma Police Departmentís ProAct Team. The couple lives in Puyallup.

Richard Malsch was promoted to product manager at SpryNet (CompuServeís Internet Division) and is responsible for relations with external Web browser companies and Web page scripting technologies. Richard and his wife, Shana, live in Kirkland, Wash., and recently celebrated their fifth anniversary in San Francisco.

Neal Potts is the chef-owner of the Last Row Cafe in the Montlake area of Seattle. (see story page 17)

Shannon Wells married Kevin Coleman on Aug. 24 in Rolling Bay, Wash. Shannon works at Children's Hospital in Seattle. The couple lives in Lynnwood, Wash.

Mark Hodson and his wife, Valeri, of Bourbonnais, Ill., announce the birth of Abby Kay on Nov. 7.

Tonya "Teak" Hoiness graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City in 1993 with a performing arts degree. Recently, Tonya opened her own small business in Billings, Mont., called "The Painting Pub" (a contemporary fine arts studio and espresso bar).

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Mark Bain resigned from Western Baptist College in Salem, Ore., after three years of work as the assistant director of communications. He accepted a graphic design position with Atlas Telecom, a communications/marketing company based in Portland. There he designs brochures and trade show materials and adds graphics support for their Web site, multimedia projects and presentations. Mark and Karen (Graham '94) Bain live in Salem, where Karen is a financial planner.

Jody Buck married Jeff Peterson on Aug. 25, 1995, at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Billings, Mont. Jody is lead catalog coordinator for a computer reseller catalog in Renton. Jeff is a civil engineer. The couple recently bought a house in Seattle.

Karen Deveney Fruehauf married Dale Fruehauf on Feb. 22 at Vision of Glory Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Karen is a physical therapist, and Dale is the Director of Human Resources for CTC Distribution. The couple lives in Champlin, Minn.

Michelle (King) Kensrud and her husband, Tim, of Roy, Wash., announce the birth of Kristin Jean on Dec. 12. Kristin weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz and was 20 inches long. Michelle is an inventory accountant with Wilcox Farms, and Tim works at Safeway.

Dag Ulrik Kuhle-Hansen is pursuing his master's degree in international affairs at Columbia University in New York. Dag married Marija Gotovac in December; they met during his year of humanitarian work in Croatia and Bosnia.

Michael Martin received the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Student Award from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where he is the student body president. He will graduate in June 1997 and move to San Antonio for a dental internship at the University of Texas.

Renee Nubgaard of Olympia earned her MPA and MBA in managerial leadership from City University this spring and is now a rail planning and policy analyst for the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Geir Ostrem and Katrin Maseiduag of Alesund, Norway, announce the birth of Ingvild on Jan. 11. Geir is a sales manager for Johan H. Helland in Alesund.

Karen Stark will enter the Divinity School at Duke University this fall to pursue a Master of Divinity degree. She and her husband, Dave Dixon, live in Durham, N.C., where Dave is a law student at Duke.

Michael Thomas married Divya Sharma on Oct. 19 in Fairfax, Va. Michael is a student in the University of New Mexico Behavioral Neuroscience program and Divya is a graduate in the biomedical science program of UNM; they live in Albuquerque.

Shannon (Roberts) Dollemore passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant's exam and became a CPA in December 1996.

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Kristy Austin married Michael Love on Nov. 9 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Chehalis, Wash. Kristy works as assistant to the vice president at Alpha Technologies and Michael is employed with Bellingham Parks and Recreation as a recreation leader.

Chad Bentsen will graduate Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Washington School of Medicine in June. He plans to do his residency training in emergency medicine at the University Hospital.

Laura Russell of Lake Oswego, Ore., is the Oregon district manager for the McLane Company.

Jennifer Slagle began law school last fall at the University of Montana in Missoula.

Denise (Walker) Morris and her husband, Matt, announce the birth of Marissa Morris on Dec. 1. They live in Savannah, Ga.

Brian Narramore married Tonya Nikolai on Feb. 17, 1996, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland. They announce the birth of daughter, Jordan Marie, on Dec. 12. Brian has a new position as director of sales and operations for Enchanted Parks, and Tonya is a teacher in the Bethel School District.

Mark Mulder now works for a Christian brokerage firm that specializes in real estate loans. He is a loan officer with Lenders Mortagage Service in Tacoma where he originates loans for purchase, refinance, equity, rental and investment purposes. Mark teaches his clients how to be good stewards with their resources and how to build equity while substantially decreasing interest costs.

Tony and Becky (Nyboer) Makar of Forest Grove, Ore., are both finishing their first year of optometry school at Pacific University.

Martin and Pamela Straub moved to Taipei, Taiwan, for the next year, where they will both be working for AT&T Wireless Service. They are helping launch GSM cellular phone service in the whole country. Martin is manager of business functional analysis, and Pam is brand manager. They can be reached via the Internet at martin.straub@attws.com. Anyone passing through is welcome in their home!

Jeffrey A. and Elizabeth Perry were married Nov. 2 in Colorado Springs. Jeffrey is a medical student and Elizabeth a graduate student; they live in New Orleans.

Erick and Cally Turner '92 were married Nov. 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee, Wash.

Kjell Toften recently accepted a position as assistant professor in marketing at Harstad College in Harstad, Norway.

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Abigail Downing Blankner began work on a master of theological studies degree at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

Roy (Marcus) Gonzales died March 26 at age 24. He suffered a sudden aneurysm while jogging in Astoria, Ore., and died instantly. He was a biology major and a star wrestler at PLU for four years. Roy was a fine person and will be dearly missed.

John Oakley and Kathy Lachata-Oakley '92 of Seattle, announce the birth of John Christian on Nov. 20. John just finished his second year of medical school at the University of Washington and is now working on a PhD in neurophysiology to complete his MD/PhD program.

Carol Parr married Lewis Sean Park on March 22 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Carol works for NW Biosolids Management Association, and Lewis is in the Navy Reserves. They live in Seattle.

Kelly (Thomas) Shurm and her husband, Casey, announce the birth of daughter Sarah Thomas Shurm on Jan. 15. Sarah weighed 7 lbs, 5 oz. Kelly is enjoying being a first-time mom and has returned to work part-time at Piper Jaffray.

Linda (Benson) Sievertson received her masterís of science in nursing from the University of Washington in March and is now a pediatric nurse practitioner in Kitsap County. She and her husband, Jeff, live on Bainbridge Island.

Dan Tye and Suzanne Tiedt were married Aug. 17 in Colorado Springs. Many of the wedding party and attendees are PLU alums.
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Top row (left to right): Doug Nelson '94, Val Meyer '94, Michael Fuller '94, JP DeBoer, Sean Magoun '94 and Noah Bickel.
Middle row (left to right): Kaia Schubert Nelson '96, Kristine Johnson Meyer '94, Erin Koster Fuller, Dan Tye '94, Suzanne Tiedt Tye '94, Sara Blankenship, Solveig Gillund '94, Christine Tye '91 and Patty Wales.
Bottom row (left to right): Jules Eustis '94 and Kaia Forde DeBoer '94.

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Kelsey Johnson is in her second year of law school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. In March, she won the Zeliff Mock Trial Competition. This competition is open to all second-and-third-year law students, about 45 of whom participated. Sixteen students advanced after trying cases judged by local attorneys and judges. From there, the competition went to single elimination. Kelsey received a cash award, and her name will go on a plaque at the law school. She will be spending her summer in Panama City, Panama, and can be reached at Kelsey_D._Johnson_ at_class98@law.wfu.edu.
Melissa Brown married Jon Filkowski on July 27 at St. John the Evangelist church in Seattle. The couple lives in Richland where Jon is employed by Siemens Power Corp.

Gavin Stanley and Stephanie Johnston were married on June 22, 1996. They honeymooned in Jamaica and live in Bellevue, Wash., where Stephanie teaches third grade. Gavin is a graduate student at the University of Washington.

Aaron Vance lives in San Diego and is a financial analyst for Brawn of California.

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Jenna D. Edlund works for the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. Her job involves buying metallic raw materials from companies such as ALCOA, Universal and Pioneer to support the production of 737s.

Sturle Harald Pedersen and his wife, Anne Marie, live in Bergen, Norway, with their daughter, Helene, age 2. Pederen is executive vice- president for Sagatex, a holding company for five different textile companies, one of which has signed an agreement with the US Olympic Committee to supply the US team at the Nagano games in 1998. Anne Marie is in charge of the knitwear division for Sagatex. Pederen reports he is in Seattle quite frequently and would like to say hello to everyone; also, if anyone is visiting Bergen, look him up. His e-mail address is SPeder4967@aol.com

Carrie Sue Nelson married Jeffrey Caeton on Oct. 12. Carrie is a nurse at Tacoma General Hospital and Jeffrey is employed with Safeway; they live in Edmonds, Wash.

Katja Pajari lives in Helsinki, Finland, and works as a logistics coordinator at Nokia Telecommunications Ltd.

Nikki Plaid works in Washington D.C. as a staff assistant in the office of Cynthia McKinney, congresswoman from Georgia.

[IMAGE: Donald 
Siegmund III] Donald Charles "Sig" Siegmund III completed the second semester of his junior year at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sig entered the academy as a freshman after completing two years at PLU, where he played baseball and was involved with the Foss Hall Council. His major at the academy is operations research, a composite of computer science, economics, mathematics and management. He is a soaring (glider) instructor and a member of the honor guard, and last fall achieved a maximum possible score on the physical fitness test (less than 5% of the cadets achieve this during their four years). Sig is also a group commander, responsible for command and organization of 1,000 cadets. Upon graduation, his goals are flight school and graduate school. His younger sister Ellie is a PLU junior.

David Trescott is currently a Technical Aide at The Boeing Companyís Renton plant. He works in the wire design group.

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Source: Pacific Lutheran Scene, Summer 1997
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