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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 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.

Annual Spring Women's Luncheon
Irma Bendock '41, Deloris Pease '42, and Ruth Hendrickson '42 spend their April Fools' Day at the spring women's luncheon.
Toppy Kyllo, Darren Hamby '87, and Gayle Lindebloom
Toppy Kyllo and Gayle Lindebloom with Alumni Board President Darren Hamby '87.
Annual Spring Women's Luncheon
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
The Alumni Board held its annual spring meeting on campus on the weekend of April 7-8. The board welcomed new member Capt. Paul Carlson '60, who will complete the term and fill the spot left by Helen "Toppy" Kyllo '50 who recently resigned.

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.

Ingrid Gintz '70, Anthony Hicks '00, and Lynne Bangsund '70
Being a PLU volunteer isn't all work! Q Club Director Ingrid Gintz '70 and Q Club Advisory Board member Lynne Bangsund '70 share a hug with PLU's star running back Anthony Hicks '00. Several members of the NCAA-III Championship football team joined a volunteer group for dinner and shared their PLU experience.
Your Time and Talents are Needed!
"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.

Prospective student Lei Tokuda, with her parents, Gary and Lorraine Tokuda, speaks with Admissions Counselor Heather McDougall '97 at the PLU Connection Event in Honolulu, on Feb. 27, 2000.
Mark Carrato and Erv Severtson
1994 alum Mark Carrato, visits with Erv Severtson '55 at the PLU 2010 event in Eugene, Ore., on Feb. 15, 2000.
'93 Graduates
1993 graduates Brad Chatfield, Sam Capps and Hillary Burtt at the PLU 2010 Seattle event.

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