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Do you ever get together with a group of your PLU friends to share a meal, watch a game, attend a Christmas Festival Concert or take a vacation trip? Your Alumni and Parent Relations staff love to hear about these gatherings and we think others will too. When space permits, we will be happy to print photos from some of these special occasions. Please tell us about these times so that we can share them with the readers of Scene.

East Coast alumni gather for summer
On Saturday, July 15, a small but enthusiastic group of PLU alumni met at the home of Al ('59) and Hildred ('60) Dungan in Allentown, Pa., for the annual PLU East Coast summer gathering. Grilled chicken breasts with potluck salads and desserts were on the menu, along with a lot of laughter and reminiscing about "what happened while we were at PLU." Next year's event will return to Gettysburg where they held their first gathering. All East Coast PLU alumni are encouraged to attend as they would like the group to grow.

PLU GOLD clubbers meets in four cities
PLU Graduates of the Last Decade, known as the PLU GOLD Club, held events in Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis on the evening of Saturday, June 24. The events were hosted by alumni volunteers. With strong interest expressed in future events, members of the Alumni Board's Alumni Programs-Affiliations committee have already met to begin planning for future events in their areas. If you are interested in joining the planning team in any of these four cities or in another area of the country, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Alumni College 2000 at Ashland festival Alumni College 2000 visits Ashland festival
On July 28-31, 26 PLU alumni, parents and friends experienced the magic of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore. Thanks to a fantastic fellowship, a perfect bus trip, wonderful plays and lively discussions-led by PLU history Professors Gina Hames and J.C. Mutchler, along with thespian Matt Orme '86-a great time was had by all!


[photo] Matt Hoffman 98 (right) and Neil Partain 98 Matt Hoffman '98 and Neil Partain '98 unexpectedly ran into each other in Newport, R.I., as they were both attending naval training exercises. Matt is at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, studying to be a Navy chaplain and Neil is at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, training to be a Navy doctor.

[photo] Nine Class of 1972 women recently gathered at the Sun River, OR Nine Class of 1972 women recently gathered at the Sun River, Ore., home of Mark and Gerd-Inger McDougall for a weekend of renewal of spirit and friendship and to celebrate 450 collective years of life! They said they are grateful to PLU for providing an environment where strong friendships can begin and to each other for the commitment to make them life-long! Pictured are: Karen Vance, fine art placement, Bellevue, Idaho; Gerd-Inger (Gregersen) McDougall (Mark '72), middle school teacher, Jakarta, Indonesia; Robin (George) Gehrs (Dan '73), elementary teacher, Solvang, Calif.; Karen (Roberts) Enhelder (Bob) program manager, group home for teenage boys, Helena, Mont.; Kathy (Meyer) Hauge (Joel '73), elementary teacher, Vancouver, Wash.; Carol (Christensen) Palm (Ake '72) substitute teacher, Puyallup, Wash.; Jean (Swanson) Swanson (Peter '70) elementary teacher, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; Linda (Loken) Wilcox (Steve) part-time community college instructor, Centralia, Wash.; and Molly (Stuen) Olbertz (Zenon "Pete" '71) part-time bookkeeper, Gig Harbor, Wash.

[photo] The PLU GOLD get-together in Minneapolis At the PLU GOLD get-together in Minneapolis (front row, from left) Anna (Nelson) Holter '96, Karen (Deveney) Fruehauf '92, Kelly Crithfield '96, and (back row, from left) Todd Holter, Dale Fruehauf, Kristin (Hollingberry) Rue '97, and Ethan Severson '97.
[photo] Brenda Boxx 92 and Tim Swanson 92 Brenda Boxx '92 (left) and Tim Swanson '92 were among alumni of the last decade who got together with fellow clubbers at the Seattle PLU GOLD event.

[photo] The alumni group is pictured at the Aescalepion (Hospital) of Pergamum "The Christian Church in Asia Minor" an 18-day tour to biblical and early church history sites in Turkey, is organized each April by Don and JoAnn Cornell. Out of this year's group of 22 travelers nine were PLU alums. The alumni group is pictured at the Aescalepion (Hospital) of Pergamum. From left, Don Cornell '58, Jan Lester '58, Isabel Watness '46, Luther Watness '49, Rose Ann Scott '58, JoAnn Cornell '59, Maurine Swanson '58, Rod Christiansen '57 and Esta Christiansen '60.

members of the Q Club took advantage of the opportunity to visit the campus and enjoy an evening of Jazz Under The Stars Approximately 75 members of the Q Club took advantage of the opportunity to visit the campus and enjoy an evening of "Jazz Under The Stars." The jazz concert, which featured the Cliff Colon ('01) Quartet, was held in the amphitheater just outside the Mary Baker Russell Music Center. This concert was just one of the summer series, sponsored by PLU, KPLU, and Starbucks Coffee. Pictured are (from left) Mike '73 and Diane Willis, and Debbie and Lee '73 Dawson.


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