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 loves to hear about these gatherings and we think others will too. When space permits, we are happy to print photos from some of these special occasions. Please share these times with us so that we can share them with the readers of Scene.
For more than 50 years local-area women have gathered for an annual luncheon to celebrate their association with Pacific Lutheran University. Lynn Beck, recently appointed dean of the School of Education, was introduced and spoke to the group. The luncheon was followed by a musical program in Lagerquist Hall of the music center.
PLU Alumni Board Spring Meeting
A special certificate was given to each of the following board members for their leadership in three new programs: to Michael Fuller '94 for the first annual Alumni Leadership Institute for student leaders, which was held on campus on March 11; to Beverly Tranum Knutzen '55 for the alumni career fair known as Java, Jobs and Jazz, which will be an annual event at Homecoming; and to John Feldmann '82 who, with the help of a volunteer committee, developed the newest PLU affinity group known as PLU GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) and hosted the first event in Portland, Ore.
The nominations committee, led by Nikki Martin '73, presented its recommended board candidates. The awards and recognition committee, led by Sandra Krause Olson '89, presented its recommendations for the 2000 Alumni Recognition Awards (see article on page 17). The board approved both sets of recommendations. The board also honored three retiring members, David Coltom '83, Gayle Lindeblom '67 and Toppy Kyllo '50 at the banquet on Saturday night. The fall meeting of the board will be on Sept. 15-16, 2000.
"Educating for Lives of Service" is a core value at Pacific Lutheran University. After graduation, many alumni perpetuate this credo while volunteering through local charities, nationwide organizations and their churches. Why not volunteer at PLU? There are many ways to assist university programs beyond simply writing a check. Because service is important to Lutes, past and present, PLU wants to bring together alumni who are willing, by utilizing their time and talents, to offer support to the university.
The PLU Alumni Board seeks enthusiastic alumni who are interested in becoming involved and reacquainted with PLU to serve on one of several board committees. You can lend a hand to help the Alumni Board in the following types of activities: alumni programs, special events and services, student relations, fund raising, student recruitment, awards and recognition, or communication and volunteer programs.
To learn more about ways to get involved at PLU, phone the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 253-535-7415 or 1-800-ALUM-PLU.