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"Don't wear red!"W O R D S T O L I V E B Y - C I R C A 1 9 5 4 Nancy (Halvorson) Doughty '57, yesterday and today . . . The picture from the past shows Nancy with other 1954 Saga Carnival royalty candidates. The annual event, a benefit for the PLU yearbook, featured royalty selected from among the freshmen women and senior men. Alzora Albrecht '57 and Roger Larson '54 were named Queen and King.
In the newer photo, Ann (Nielsen) German '57, Nancy, Margaret (Canis) Sopkovich '57 and Elisabeth (Omli) Wold '57, all best friends as freshmen, reunited at Homecoming 1997. Nancy, who retired in 1997 after 17 years with PLU, recalled living at Harstad in the mid-'50s:
"There was a meeting in the dorm for all the girls at the beginning of each year, suggesting behavior befitting a lady: do not wear red (it excited men!); do not wear patent leather shoes (they could reflect what is beneath your skirt); and if there was a crowd of people going in one car, be sure to bring along a telephone book (in case you had to sit on a boy's lap)."
Words to live by!
The PLU Alumni Board, along with the Alumni and Parent Relations Office, is pleased to announce the formation of a special award given to alumni, parents and friends of the university. The LuteSalute Award recognizes individuals for exemplary service to PLU.
Following are the first three individuals to receive the award:
Onella Brunner '56 - for countless efforts of friend/fund raising and the recruitment of new students as well as helping host numerous PLU events in her community.
Volly Grande '36 - for founding and, for many years, organizing the PLU Women of the '30s, '40s and '50s Luncheon, in addition to serving as a class representative and numerous other volunteer efforts on behalf of PLU.
Paul Larson '38 - for his years of service as a Q Club director and for his efforts in keeping alumni invested by personally recruiting hundreds of Q Club members.
We applaud these individuals and celebrate their commitment of service to PLU.