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Alumni and Parent Relations
Fall Scrapbook

Homecoming 1999
Alumni Board Fall Meeting
PLU 2010: The Next Level of Distinction
Family Weekend 1999
PLU Connections Event

Homecoming 1999: "There's No Place Like Home"

Hundreds and hundreds of alumni returned to campus Oct. 15-17 to participate in Homecoming 1999 activities. Alumni had the opportunity to mentor current students at the first annual Java, Jobs and Jazz career event and compete against them in the alumni baseball game and the swim meet. Students had the opportunity to help honor alumni as they were introduced to the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and Alumni Recognition Award recipients. Alumni from 1938 to 1998 cheered the football Lutes to victory and worshiped together on Sunday.

The theme for Homecoming 1999 was
In keeping with the Homecoming '99 theme "There's No Place Like Home," Scarecrow, Dorthoy, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion made several guest appearances throughout the weekend. PLU students Chris Tavern '02, Krista Severeid '00, Beth Steele '00 and Bobby Bartz '02 are seen here at the Gala Buffet with Alumni and Parent Relations staff Lauralee Hagen'75, '78 and Darren Kerbs '96.
College roommates reunited
College roommates were reunited during Homecoming Weekend. In this picture Bev Mohr '59 (right, with Armin Mohr) and Lois Capps '59 share a moment at their 40th reunion at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. Congresswomen Capps gave the Homecoming Heritage Lecture on Saturday morning.

Gala Buffet
Tom Olson, Sandra Krause-Olson '89, Michell (Henning) Mott '90, Darren Mott '89, Heidi (Gifford) Erickson '89, and Brian Erickson catch up on old times at the Gala Buffet.
Jobs, Java and Jazz
Parke Blundon '79 took an afternoon away from his work at Columbia Management in Seattle to talk with PLU students at the Java, Jobs and Jazz career event during the Homecoming Apple Festival.

1999 Homecoming Court
The 1999 Homecoming Royalty included Chris Berthoff '02, Kami Rumple '02, King Michael-Myron Weldon '01, Queen Sara Wolbrecht '01, Douglas Granquist '01 and Katherine Graff '00.

Alumni Board Fall Meeting

Alumni Board
(Back row, L to R) Lauralee Hagen '75, Sandra Krause-Oslon '89, Gayle (Tideman) Lindeblom '67, Nikki Martin '73, Susan (Hildebrand) Stringer '76, Mike Fuller '94, Dennis Howard '64, Jeff Rippey '78, Eva Frey '95, Toppy (Ramstad) Kyllo '50, Phyllis (Grahn) Carroll '55, Kara Fleharty. (Front row) John Feldmann '82, Darren Hamby '87, '92, President, Bev (Tranum) Knutzen '55, Becky (Nauss) Burad '74, Vice President, Brian Olson '83, Karen (Deveney) Fruehauf '92, Robby Larson '00, Darren Kerbs '96
The Alumni Board held its fall meeting Sept. 17-18. The Board welcomed new members Dennis Howard '64, Eva Frey '95 and Jeff Rippey '78 (Rippey also will represent the Alumni board as a member of the Board of Regents). The Alumni Board continues to fine-tune their new organizational structure, involve alumni volunteers on various committees, strengthen existing programs, and identify new programs and services. The board focused its work this fall on Homecoming 1999 (the greatest emphasis being on the career event Java, Jobs and Jazz); supporting the PLU 2010 events around the country; and creating an affiliation group known as PLU GOLD (Graduates Of Last Decade) by planning the first event in Portland, prior to the Dec. 5 Christmas Festival Concert.

PLU 2010: The Next Level of Distinction

PLU 2010 town meeting
PLU President Loren J. Anderson (right) discusses the university's long range plans at one of this year's town meetings, held in Tacoma.
In an effort to involve PLU alumni, parents, friends and prospective students and their families in a dialogue that will help the university shape the next long-range plan, President Loren J. Anderson will host "town meetings" in approximately 40 communities across the country -- and around the world -- over the next year. The first three events were held this fall in Hong Kong, Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Wash.

Family Weekend 1999

A good time was had by all at this year's Family Weekend. Activities included a reception hosted by President Loren and MaryAnn Anderson; an Evening of Swing, complete with dance lessons and music provided by the talented PLU Jazz Ensemble; a Lute breakfast with featured speakers ASPLU President Robby Larson and PLU President Loren J. Anderson; a bus trip to Seattle to see the sights and shop; a dinner theatre featuring the student group, A Night of Musical Theatre; and a special Family Weekend worship service in Lagerquist Concert Hall at the Mary Baker Russell Music Center.

Family Weekend
Senior music major from Puyallup, Wash., Krista Severeid '00 wows the crowd of 700 with her rendition of "Home" from the musical "The Wiz" during the Family Weekend Dinner Theatre.
Family Weekend
Students show their stuff at the Evening of Swing during Family Weekend.

PLU Connections Event

Alumni Board
Heidi Johnson '99 and Karin Anderson '99 are happy to see each other at the Lute football game and tailgate party in California!
On Sept. 11, the PLU Lutes took on the California Lutheran University Kingsmen in the Lutheran Brotherhood Kick-Off Classic in Thousand Oaks, Calif. A Lute pregame tailgate party for more than 100 faithful alumni, parents and friends was sponsored by Alumni and Parent Relations and was organized by PLU alums Michael Fuller '94 and Sara Brown Hartley '95, both currently working at CLU.


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