A C I F I C L U T H E R A N U N I V E R S
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Class reunions will be held for 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971,
1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, and 1996 during Homecoming 2001, October
12-14. If you would like to serve on your class reunion committee
or would like information about your reunion please contact your
reunion class representative(s). See under your class year for
1931, 1934, 1935,
1941, 1947, 1950,
1951, 1956, 1959,
1961, 1964, 1966,
1968, 1970, 1971,
1972, 1973, 1974,
1975, 1976, 1978,
1979, 1980, 1981,
1982, 1983, 1984,
1985, 1986, 1987,
1988, 1989, 1990,
1991, 1992, 1993,
1994, 1995, 1996,
1997, 1998, 1999,
2000, In Memoriam
Harold Gray died on Dec. 12. He
was a lifelong member of the First Assembly of God Life Center
in Tacoma where he served in many roles, including chairman of
the committee for the rebuilding of the church following a disastrous
fire. After graduating from PLU, he taught at Midland Junior High
School before moving to the Clover Park School District, where
he later became a principal for 16 years and retired as assistant
superintendent. Harold also taught courses at PLU for 26 years.
He is survived by his wife, Alma; sons, Gary ’62 and Gordon
’65; daughter, Nora; and grandchildren. His daughter, Marci,
preceded him in death.
Ella (Johnson) Fosness died on Dec.
15. After PLU, Ella taught school for five years before she married
Elmer Fosness in 1939. They lived in Seattle for eight years before
moving to the Cromwell area of Gig Harbor, Wash., in 1947 to live
near Elmer’s parents and help with the farm. In 1962, Ella returned
to teaching and taught sixth grade until her retirement in 1976.
She was an active member of Peninsula Lutheran Church in Gig Harbor
and she served as a PLU class representative. Ella was preceded
in death by her husband. She is survived by her son, Leroy; daughters,
Joyce Sears ’67 and Joan Mitton ‘67; 5 grandchildren,
including Nate Sears ’98; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Ramsdell died on Dec. 1. Jane taught school at University
Place, Roosevelt and Lowell Elementary Schools in Tacoma. She
married her husband, James, in 1937. She was also very involved
in community activities. Serving as vice-chairman of the Pierce
County and Washington State Republican Parties, she was a delegate
to the 1960 National Republican Convention. Jane is preceded in
death by her husband. She is survived by her sons, James and Steven;
four grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
Olson died on Dec. 1. He was a public school teacher and principal
for nearly 40 years and retired in 1980. Goodwin is survived by
his wife, Dorothy ’89; children, George, Dennis ’77,
Teresa, Carol Houston ’73, and Janice Treen; three grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Arne and Gloria (Rummer ’42)
Pederson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary
on Jan. 24 with a reception at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma.
They met at PLU and were married in Seattle on Jan. 11, 1941,
and have lived in the Parkland area for more than 50 years. Professor
Pederson served in the PLU School of Education for 33 years and
when the youngest of five sons left home, Gloria opened a Scandinavian
gift shop that she operated for 21 years.
Merle Pflueger is enjoying
his retirement. He bought a new home and continues to do a lot
of traveling. He also does substitute organ playing in churches.
Gregersen, BA ’47, MA ’60, recently received the St. Olav
Medal in a presentation at the Scandinavian Cultural Center at
PLU. Gregersen, a native of Norway, was honored for his distinguished
service to his native land, including participation in the Sons
of Norway, helping start the local Norwegian children’s choir,
serving on the board of the Scandinavian Cultural Center, and
being a correspondent for the Western Viking for more than 20
years. The award was presented by Thomas Stang, Consul of Norway,
based in Seattle. Guttorm is a retired Tacoma-area educator.
died on Nov. 12. Grant was a lifelong resident of Tacoma.
He served in the Navy during World War II. After PLU, he worked
at Hooker Chemical as a chemist until retirement in 1983. Grant
was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He is survived by his
wife, Anne; sister, Janice Deweyert; sons, Chris and Grant; daughters,
Barbara Dildine ’75, Sandra Merriman and Karen Stratford;
and 13 grandchildren.
LaWanna Ahrendt at 253-537-3075; Marge Kunschak
at 253-537-3101; Maria Larson at 253-538-9483
Class Reps: Ginny
Haugen at 253-584-0380 or email@example.com;
Clarene Johnson at 253-588-2377 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Romnes retired from
Champion International in 1995. He was the manager of the process-engineering
department. He and his wife, Margaret, live in Florida.
Len and Bette Lou (MacDonald)
Ericksen are living in Kalispell, Mont., where Len is serving
as the interim pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They are working
with congregational president, Jim Kittlesby ’60, and vice
president, Wayne Saverud ’66. This summer they will move
to Glacier National Park, where Len will supervise the chaplains
working with a Christian ministry in the National Parks.
Class Reps: Ron Learch
at 509-627-0583 or email@example.com;
Karen Flamoe at 253-927-5391 or firstname.lastname@example.org
William (Bill) Ostenson
died on Nov. 21. After PLU, Bill received a juris doctorate from
Willamette University in 1963 and a master of governmental administration
from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania
in 1965. Bill worked for transit agencies in Philadelphia and
Detroit before he and his family moved to Bainbridge Island, Wash.,
in 1972. He was the first executive director of the Economical
Development Council of Puget Sound. He then served as an economic
development and public policy consultant. Bill and his wife, Patricia,
were married in August 1964. They had two sons, John ’88
and Peter ’90. He is survived by his wife, sons, and three
brothers, Harold ’66, Alan ’72, and Richard ’71.
Dennis Howard was
appointed chairman of the computer information office systems
department at the University of Alaska, Anchorage in August.
Class Rep: Jack Oliver
at 916-961-3304 or email@example.com
assumed command of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center at Fort
Leonard Wood, Mo., in October. He is the commanding general.
left for the Peace Corps on Nov. 13. She is stationed in Lesotho,
a small, mountainous country, with snow in winter, located within
the Republic of South Africa. Marlene is a resource teacher, helping
to train teachers through in-service classes and demonstrations.
She also makes visual aids. Marlene spent three months learning
Sesotho, the language of Lesotho.
Robert Krause died on June
16. He was married to Linda (Sherrow) ’70. Bob graduated
from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1973. Specializing
in pathology, he practiced two years in Minnesota, two years in
New Mexico and 16 years in Montana. He was active in the Montana
State Pathology Association, the College of American Pathology
and the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Bob retired in
1996 due to medical reasons. In 1997, Bob and Linda moved to Las
Vegas from Butte, Mont. He is survived by his wife, his mother,
and his son, Daniel, a senior at Boston University.
Christine Larson is the new
director of professional standards for the Federation of State
Boards of Physical Therapy. She works directly with states helping
to enact new practice act legislation and maintain the national
Roger Hansen upgraded from
technician III to civil engineer I. He works for the Municipality
of Anchorage, Alaska.
Class Rep: Joe Hustad Jr.
at 503-286-9663(w) or 503-531-0440(h)
joined the staff of Lakes High School in Lakewood, Wash., in 1987.
He is the director of choral activities and the music department
coordinator. He conducts 270 students in his five choral groups
at Lakes. After he earned his bachelor’s degree in education and
master’s degree in music from PLU, Benjamin attended the University
of Arizona and received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral
conducting. He has directed choirs and taught music on all levels
for over 25 years, including the Gloriana Chamber Singers, and
choirs at both PLU and Arizona. His groups consistently receive
superior ratings at contests and festivals, and the Lakes choir
has performed three times at the National Invitational Choral
Festival of Gold, most recently in the spring of 2000. In addition
to his duties at Lakes, Benjamin also serves on state and regional
boards for M.E.N.C. and A.C.D.A. In June 1999, he was the Certified
Employee of the Year for the Clover Park School District and in
February 2000, he was named Outstanding Music Educator for the
Mountain Region of the Washington Music Educators Association.
John Nilson was
re-appointed Attorney General of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Walter Tushkov is a senior
systems analyst at the Boeing Company in Philadelphia.
Penny Brainerd moved back
to the Pacific Northwest after spending 11 years in Southern California,
working in quality assurance for a computer company, and four
years in Arkansas. She loves Newport, Ore., where she is enjoying
the sights and sounds of the ocean.
Peter Grewenow died on Dec.
20. After PLU, Peter earned a master’s degree in art history from
Case Western Reserve University of Ohio. At the time of his death,
he was the curator of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Slide Library at the University of Washington. Formerly he was
the curator of the visual resources collection at Columbia University,
curator and cataloguer at Boston University and curator and cataloguer
at Cleveland Museum of Art. Peter is survived by his mother, Esther;
brother, Ronald ‘69; and two nieces.
Sally (Ingalsbe) Ritchie
and her husband, Michael, moved to Fairview, Ore., a suburb of
Portland. Sally is a media specialist for the Parkrose School
District and Michael is the production manager of the door department
for BMC West in Vancouver, Wash. Their daughter, Laura ’00
(former Mooring Mast editor), is the media relations assistant
at PLU. Laura is married to Geoff Gifford ’01. Sally and
Michael’s youngest daughter, Sara, is a freshman at Western Oregon
Bruce Bessler is the new Chelan,
Wash., Safeway manager. He has managed three Alaska Safeway stores
in the past 12 years. Before going to Alaska, Bruce was the assistant
manager at the same Chelan store.
Debra Jenkins recently
sold her property and house. She had emergency surgery in May
2000 for a ruptured appendix. She recently ended a 10-year relationship.
Debra also recently traded in her Jeep Cherokee (there is a ’90
Dover gray Jeep Cherokee with PLU alumni and Grateful Dead stickers
somewhere in this world) for a 2000 Ford Focus ZTS…and loves it!
Debra took a long overdue medical R & R vacation to Florida
and Georgia in the fall – the Pacific Northwest looks mighty fine.
She is searching for a life partner.
Bill King died on Dec. 1.
He was a retired major from the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. After retiring
from the Army, he worked as a registered nurse in Saudi Arabia,
and for the Native American Hospital in Alaska. He came to Tacoma
to work at Western State Hospital and then for the Department
of Social and Health Services. Bill also graduated from the Kansas
City General Hospital School of Nursing, University of Southern
California, and did post-graduate work in nursing at the University
of Evanston, Illinois. Bill’s interests were travel, languages
and the opera. He spoke eight languages including English, French,
German, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, Arabic, and Farsi. Bill is
survived by his sister, Catherine Atkins, and his nephew.
If you would like
to help us plan this reunion, please let us know!
Clement O’Neill, Lt. Col.
(Ret.) U.S. Army, died on Nov. 16. He was also a graduate of the
University of Nebraska. His work ethic carried him through his
81st year, as he was still employed by Central Texas
University and Pierce College. Clement served in World War II,
the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He received many awards during
his military career, including the Bronze Star. He retired from
the U.S. Army in 1967 after 20 years of service and later retired
from the Federal Prison System, as an educator at McNeil Island,
Wash. Clement is survived by his four children.
Susan Kerns was elected to
the executive council of the Association of Supervision of Curriculum
Development, an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association
of professional educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and
subject areas, founded in 1943. Susan assumed office in March,
following the ASCD annual conference in Boston.
Phyllis Eide received
a Ph.D. in nursing and a student leadership award from the University
of Colorado in May. She continues to teach baccalaureate nursing
at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, where she has been since 1992.
Matthew Watrous is a firearm
instructor. He and his wife, Letitia, a naturopathic physician,
live in Spokane with their children, Heather, 13 and Travis, 9.
is the director of choral activities at The College of New Jersey.
He is also a composer.
Arlene Conde died
on Jan. 6 from ovarian cancer. She fulfilled her career ambitions
by teaching for the Puyallup and Auburn school districts in the
’80s and ’90s, before illness forced her into early retirement.
Donna Kahre and her husband,
Victor, were transferred to Paris, France. Donna works at Honeywell
International. She is a contract manager for European Environmental
Control Systems, which provides products to Airbus and other European
Ray Francis retired from the
U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel. He is now a deputy project
director at Resource Consultants, Inc., in Vienna, Va. Ray will
begin his Ph.D. in education at George Washington University in
Washington, D.C. in September.
Class Rep: Drew Nelson
Steven Kelley is a spiritual
facilitator and mentor for the Interfaith Spiritual Center in
Portland, Ore. He directs workshops for men seeking faith development
Kindem and her husband, Thomas, announce the birth of Kirsten
Anna, on Sept. 12. She joins Lukas, 3. Kari is enjoying her maternity
leave from her real estate and mortgage business.
Chris Linquist is a counselor
at Prairie High School in Brush Prairie, Wash. She was also the
head girls and boys tennis coach from 1983-2000.
Melissa (Majar) Lamoreaux
and her husband, Steve, announce the birth of Zoe, on Oct. 30.
Peter Tuff is in
his second year at Colorado Bible College. He recently sang the
"Messiah" in Vienna’s Musikverein. He also sang "Salute
to Vienna" on New Year’s Day in Denver. Peter is looking
forward to the Choir of the West reunion during Homecoming 2001.
Craig Groseclose is in his
first year in the master of divinity program at Luther Seminary
in St. Paul, Minn. The four-year degree is required for ordination
in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Deann (Jay) Edgers and her
husband, Peter, recently moved to Novato, Calif., where Peter
is the new station manager at KTLN-TV. Deann completed her master
of science degree as a family nurse practitioner and is preparing
to take her board exams. They have three children, Jacob, 9; Michaela,
6; and Christopher Robert, 1.
Rev. Lauren Macan-Wightman
and Rev. Greg Wightman ’82 are pastors at St. Mark’s
Lutheran Church in Rochester, Wash. In January, Lauren
and their son, Johnny, 10, went to Honduras on a mission trip.
Greg and their daughter, Lina-Maria, 6, held down the fort at
church and at home.
Kathryn Torvik is enrolled
in the master’s program in art therapy at Marylhurst University.
(Munson) Mulcrone and her husband, Gary, announce the birth
of Jonah Hans, on July 12. He joins Hayden, 4. Diane Gaarder
Zimmerman ‘81 helped as a childbirth coach for Lisa, which
was greatly appreciated by Gary.
Brian Olson died on Nov. 28.
Brian was a devoted father to his sons, Daniel, 10, and Benjamin,
6, and will also be greatly missed by their mother, Mary (Boyd)
Olson ‘81. Brian was preceded in death by his brother, Mark.
He is also survived by his sons; his mother, Clarene (Osterli)
Johnson ’56; his father, Robert ’57; his brothers,
David ’83, Paul, and Knut ’90; and sister, Marianne.
Ed Zvirzdys owns Edward Scott
Construction Company in Olympia. He and his wife, Lisa, have three
sons, Zack, 10, Jared, 8, and Sam, 4.
Vicki (Hamlin) Knickerbocker
and her husband, Howard, announce the birth of Andrew Richard,
on Nov. 13. He joins Amy, 14, Peter, 13, James and John, 11, Heidi,
7, and Christa, 4. Vicki is self-employed as a piano and voice
Jeff and Monica (Krueger) Chandler
announce the birth of Amy Rose, on April 20, 2000. She joins Kyle,
5 and Corey, 3. Jeff is the head football coach and P.E. teacher
at Eastlake High School in Redmond, Wash. Monica is a "retired"
principal and stay-at-home mom.
John and Lisa (Kind)
Korsmo have two children, Beau, 6 and Kira Emmagrace, 1.
David Mohr died on Feb. 1
from non-tobacco related lung cancer. After graduating from PLU,
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering
from Columbia University in New York City and a master’s degree
in computer science from the University of Delaware. He worked
for the DuPont Company for 12 years on the East Coast and in 1997
David and his family relocated to Oregon, where he was a program
manager for Intel and received the Intel Achievement Award. David
was active in his church. He also enjoyed doing science experiments
and watching football with his sons, Geoff, 15 and Trevor, 12.
David is also survived by his wife, Julie.
Anne (Kvamme) Lee and her
husband, Robert, announce the birth of Brian Patrick, on Nov.
5. He joins Bobby, 12, Becky, 10, Ben, 6, and Billy, 4. Anne is
Scott Ransom was promoted
to senior vice president and chief quality officer of Detroit
Medical Center, which consists of seven hospitals. He is also
the executive vice president of the Institute for Strategic Analysis
and Innovation. Scott will continue his academic roles as associate
professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Wayne State University
and adjunct associate professor in health management and policy
at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was named "Young
Up-And-Comer/Star In Health Care in 2000" by Modern Healthcare
magazine. He had two books published in 2000 titled, "Practical
Strategies in Obstetrics and Gynecology" and "Advanced
Principles of Medical Management: Enhancing Physician Performance."
Tim Larson and his
wife, Karma, announce the birth of Michael Timothy, on Aug. 11.
He joins Jacque, 5 and Zachary, 3.
Gayle Hollenbeck Buben is
a teacher in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Soldotna,
Alaska. One of her former fourth grade students is now a student
at PLU and living in the same residence hall where Gayle lived
as a student.
Heather Hicks is now in full-time
ministry with YWAM, an international ministry to disciple the
nations. She will be spending January and February in India. Last
year she trained in Kona, Hawaii and the Ukraine. She also completed
a discipleship and counseling internship in Phoenix, Ariz.
Heidi (Urness) Summers retired
from the U.S. Air Force after serving for 15 years as a nurse
and an officer. She is looking forward to staying home with her
children, Chris, 6, and Katie, 5, and her husband, Bruce. They
live in Santa Maria, Calif.
Class Reps: Brian
Dohe at 509-527-5251 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Kathleen North at 253-265-3337
Paul Elgin and his wife, Elizabeth,
and their two children, Luke, 4, and Sarah, 1, moved to Houston,
Texas in May. He has a new position as minister of music at St.
Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Steven Keller was granted
promotion and tenure at the University of Missouri, where he is
an associate professor of chemistry. He graduated his first Ph.D.
student in December.
Carla Savalli has a new position
as the business editor at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash.
She joined the Review in 1992 as a copy editor and has been the
night assistant city editor since 1997. Before joining The Spokesman-Review,
she was a reporter in Tacoma and news editor in Moscow, Idaho
and Las Vegas.
Renee-Michelle (Charboneau) Kirk
and her husband, Barry, moved to Olympia with their three children.
Renee-Michelle works at home with the children and is an educational
consultant supervisor with Usborne Books.
Dave Tourtlotte and his wife,
Stacey, are living in New York, where Dave is the interactive
marketing manager at Mercedes-Benz.
John Arnold and
his wife, Francine, announce the birth of Mitchell, on Nov. 6.
He joins Tony, 6, Alayna, 3, and Michelle, 2. John is the director
of sales, east, at Sargento Foods, Inc., in Plymouth, Wis.
Rick Larsen won his bid for
Congress and on Jan. 3, he will be sworn in to represent Washington
State’s 2nd congressional district. He and his wife,
Tiia Karlen ’87, and their sons, Robert, 4, and Per, 2,
moved to Washington, D.C.
Robin (Allerton) Schroeder
and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Ingrid Grace, on
Oct. 3. She joins Griffin, 4. Robin is a stay at home mom.
Todd and Sara (Foss) Carmichael
announce the birth of their son, Davis, on Feb. 5, 2000.
Lizbeth (Van Slageren) Wentz
and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Beth Ann, on May
12. She joins Adam, 5, and Madeline, 3. (photo)
Minta Norton and Bryan
Wulf ’91 were married on July 17. Bryan is a teacher at Spanaway
Lake High School and Minta is a physical educator at Cedarcrest
Junior High School, both in the Bethel School District.
Carol Braund died on Nov.
10. She enjoyed hosting foreign exchange students and was a volunteer
tutor for ESL students. The joys of her life were her children
Karla Fullner moved
to Chicago to take a position as assistant professor of microbiology-immunology
at Northwestern University Medical School.
(Bevan) Mumford and her husband, Bob, announce the birth of
Lydia Ann, on May 10. She joins Steven, 5, and Nathan, 4. Beth
is a full time mom, with some graphic design on the side.
June Johnson is a medical
missionary in the Ukraine with Christian Missionary Fellowship,
based in Indianapolis, Ind. She enjoyed her first two-year term
so much that she has signed on permanently. June was previously
a registered nurse at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield,
Ore. In the Ukraine, she specializes in difficult wounds and ostomy
Erin Kirkpatrick and Keith
Randall were married on May 20, 2000 at the Seattle Design Center.
Jenae (Boyd ‘88) and Patrick Kirby ‘88, Ann Marie (Stenford)
Meiresonne ’88, Laura (Williamson ‘88) and Greg Holmlund
’88, Kathleen Becker ’88, Kathleen (Burke) North ’86,
Allison (Keith) Ramsey ’84, ’86, Betty (Riggers
’53) and Don Keith ’54, and Kathy (Hefty) Enselman ’78
attended the wedding. Erin is a loan specialist at NeighborhoodHomeLoans.com
and Keith owns KOR Drywall.
Holly Gunby received a master’s
of divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
in Berkeley, Calif., and was ordained on Oct. 22. She is now the
associate pastor at First Lutheran Church in Ketchikan, Alaska.
She hopes to get reconnected with classmates and friends. email@example.com
Don and Sara (Martinson) Ericksen
live in Kalispell, Mont., where Don is a partner in the Flathead
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic. Sara recently finished
supervising the building of their new home on Spring Mountain.
Their third child, Kirsti, was born on Nov. 29. She joins Ingrid,
6, and Leif, 3.
Karen (Bruhn) ArnHoltz is
a social worker at the DSHS in Kelso, Wash.
Jacqueline Megow returned
to school to complete a master’s degree in literature. She then
plans to pursue a Ph.D.
Eric DeWitz and his wife,
Karen, announce the birth of Caden James, on Aug. 8. He joins
Austin, 4. Eric is a high school teacher in the Oregon City School
David Rosdahl and
his wife, Stacie, announce the birth of their daughter, Parker
Lynn, on Sept. 4. David is a teacher and coach in the Puyallup
School District and Stacie is a cosmetologist.
Julia Stockdale is an at-home
mom. She is expecting twins in May. Her partner is president of
an art distribution and publishing firm.
Cate Milburn is a supply chain
management manager at Boeing. She lives with her spouse, Debra,
in Portland, Ore.
Sarah Rehfeldt and her husband,
Steve, announce the birth of Allison Gail, on Oct. 21. She joins
Alex, 2. Sarah is taking time off from teaching to be a stay-at-home
mom in Kent, Wash.
Kari Lerum is a visiting professor
of sociology at Seattle University. She received a Ph.D. in sociology
from the University of Washington in June 2000.
Anne Louise Jeffrey is the
human resource administrator at Raytheon in Kwajalein, Marshall
JoAnn (Warren) and Pierre ’90
Kirby announce the birth of Max, on Oct. 3. He joins Jack,
Sue (Andrews) Spengler and
her husband, John, announce the birth of Bennett, on Nov. 25.
He joins Grant, 22 months. Sue is a half-time GED teacher in the
Harrison School District and a full-time mother.
Devin Dice is a self-employed
contractor in Nampa, Idaho. His wife, Shelli, is a second-grade
David and Catherine (Renz ’88)
Hillman announce the birth of Jonathan, on July 11. He joins
Michael, 7, Matthew, 5, and Zachary, 3.
is a project manager for Honeywell-POMS.
Mick Cunningham is an assistant
professor of sociology at Western Washington University in Bellingham.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Mick and
his wife, Laurie, have two children, Kate, 2 and Lucas, born on
Aug. 15. firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Love and Arjen van der
Loo were married twice, first in a civil ceremony in The Netherlands
on May 29, 2000 and then in a traditional ceremony in Portland,
Ore., on Sept. 22. They met while working for Holland America
Cruise Line, where Holly is a registered nurse and Arjen is the
chief navigation officer. They live in Amsterdam.
Carol (Rybak) Halsey and her
husband, Matthew, have two children, John Frederic, 3, and Rowan
Grace, 1. They live in Portland, Ore., where Matthew has a fellowship
in pediatric orthopaedics and Carol is a homemaker. They are happy
to be back on the West Coast.
Jeanette Vinzant died on Dec.
4. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan. After his passing,
Jeanette returned to school and earned a degree in social work
so that she could pursue her passion to help others. She is survived
by her son, Wayne; daughters, Pat and Audrey; and three grandchildren.
Lori Hilliker and Michael
Coulson were married on June 10, 2000 in Seattle. They spent a
month in Portugal and Spain for their honeymoon.
Steve Brown started Timberland
Homes, Inc., specializing in custom building of residential homes.
In December, he was installed as the 2001 president of the Home
Builders Association of metro Portland, making him the youngest
president of HBA. His wife, Carol, is a sales representative with
Fidelity National Title. Their son, Cody, is 2. email@example.com
Chandler Haase left TV news
after a 10-year career that featured winning an Emmy and the Edward
R. Murrow award. He is now in high-tech public relations at Weber
Shandwick Worldwide (WSW) in Seattle. As an account executive,
he helps drive the Microsoft TV account, as well as spearheading
a new broadcast specialty practice for the West Coast offices
of WSW. He is enjoying his life and friends in Seattle.
Sally (Nelson) Dominguez announces
the birth of Adriana Margarita on Sept 12. She joins Neomi, 7
and Jacob, 5.
Kelli Stein and her partner,
Sarah, bought a condominium in the Dupont Circle neighborhood
of Washington, D.C. Kelli continues to enjoy her work as coordinator
of interpreting services at Deaf-REACH.
David Brown is on the family
practice teaching staff at Fort Belvoir, Va. He is also an assistant
professor of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University
of the Health Sciences. This year, he had chapters published in
two books, "The Little Black Book of Sports Medicine"
and "The Complete Book of Running Medicine." His fellowship
training in sports will begin in August.
Class Rep: Roxy Giddings
at 253-537-3075 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marjean (Lowas) Penny and
her husband, Robert, announce the birth of Wyatt Cole, on July
24. Marjean is the communications superintendent for the Snohomish
County Public Utilities District. She was employee of the month
in September 1999.
Scott Hilderman recently left
the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and is now working
as an assistant U.S. Attorney assigned to the narcotics section
in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.
In November, Harvey Potts ’91,
’94 was named 2000 Kiwanian of the Year by the Kiwanis Club.
He recently accepted a position as regional director of development
for the National Wildlife Federation in the Northwest field office
in Seattle. He oversees and manages membership and corporate contributions
in eight states. Harvey previously worked for Washington’s National
Park Fund as the director of community relations and development.
David "Beek" Hanson
received a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University
in July. He teaches Spanish in the Shoreline School District.
David Lechnyr and Michelle
Jensen were married on Oct. 7. They live in Eugene, Ore., with
her son, Kai, 7. David is a system administrator at the University
of Oregon and Michelle is pursuing a Ph.D. in special education.
Martha Riggers and Kip Olson
were married on Sept. 9 in Bellevue, Wash. Martha is practicing
family medicine and obstetrics in Kent, Wash. Kip leads a software
development team at Microsoft. They live in Seattle.
Julie (Birdsell) Funfar has
a new position at La Petite Academy as the education resource
leader. She was previously the academy director. She trains all
new associates and provides continuing education for teachers
at six schools in North King and South Snohomish counties.
Lien Dam was named deputy
treasurer for the Port of Tacoma. She joined the Port in 1990
as an intern.
Tim Mason is teaching social
studies and video production courses at Lynnwood High School in
the Edmonds (Wash.) School District. He plans to make the most
of his upcoming summer vacation by traveling to North Africa and
not talking to a teenager for at least one month. email@example.com
Melissa O’Neil Perdue was
promoted to the Tri-City Herald marketing department after almost
nine years as a reporter at the Kennewick, Wash., newspaper. Her
duties will range from planning pro-newspaper ad campaigns to
running the booth at the county fair. During the summer of 2000,
she raised $42,000 through a reader donation fund for victims
of the Hanford, Wash., wildfire. Melissa is a freelance journalist
in her spare time. She lives in Kennewick with her husband, Andy,
who is editor of the Tri-City Herald’s 10 web sites and editor
of Wine Press Northwest magazine. mo’firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip and Krista (Hallock) Olufson
announce the birth of Adam Philip, on Oct. 29. He joins Carsten,
4, and Ian, 2.
Lisa (Backlund) VanDoorne
and her husband, Roland, announce the birth of Abigail Elizabeth,
on Dec. 10. In order to stay home with Abi, Lisa established Paradigm
Publishing, a full-service publication design firm.
Brett and Susan (Remmerden ’90)
Bentsen announce the birth of twins, Thomas and Nicholas,
on June 12. They join Jack, 5. Brett is a group program manager
Brian and Heidi (Gifford ’89)
Erickson announce the birth of Jenevieve, on March 29. She
joins Kyle Tristan, 4. In July they relocated to Philadelphia,
where Brian is a senior associate with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Heidi is at home with the children and she started her own business
with The Pampered Chef in October.
John and Robyn (Heft ’92) Heller
and their four children moved to McAllen, Texas, where John is
in the last year of his Ph.D. program and Robyn is a homemaker.
Carol (Olson) Goodwin and
her husband, Joseph, announce the birth of James Joseph, on Sept.
22. He joins Mariah Lynn, 3. Carol is a school social worker in
the Tacoma School District.
Geoff Jones and
Shannon Radke were married in May 2000 in Fort Collins, Colo.
They are both family physicians. Geoff works for the Yukon-Kuskokwim
Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska.
Dawn O’Brien and Heather Haynes
had a commitment ceremony on Nov. 11 at Wallace Falls Lodge in
Gold Bar, Wash. They honeymooned in Whistler, B.C., and make their
home in Seattle.
Monica Reisch recently accepted
a position with the Starbucks Coffee Company as a senior financial
analyst at the Kent, Wash., roasting plant.
Julie Priest Hummel and Matthew
Hummel ’94 announce the birth of Shaina Colleen on May 18.
She joins Dominic Matthew, 3.
Jody (Buck) Peterson and her
husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Emma Noelle, on Nov. 26.
Jody is taking time off from her job as marketing manager at GreaterGood.com
to be with Emma at their home in Seattle.
Wynn Holmes is an intern at
a veteran’s hospital in Maine and will receive his doctorate degree
in clinical psychology in May. His wife, Debbie (Crane),
is teaching high school English and social studies and will finish
her master’s degree in school counseling when they return to the
Edvind Nygaard and Karolina Regius
‘93 announce the birth of Ingvild Ingeborg, on July 23.
Jeff and April (Frederick) Stepanian
moved back to the Seattle area, where Jeff is working in orthopedic
surgery in Kirkland after graduating with high honors from Quinnipiac
University’s physician assistant master’s program. April is a
regional client logistics manager with ADVO, Inc., the nation’s
largest direct mail advertising company. She has enjoyed positions
across the nation with ADVO and currently manages client logistic
advertising teams in Seattle, Salt Lake City and Denver. She was
also the 2000 Presidents Club winner.
Nicole (Benedict) Lee and
her husband, Wally, announce the birth of twins, Grace Catherine
and Evan James, on Nov. 1. Nicole is a systems analyst and Wally
is the director of marketing for national accounts, both at Standard
Julie Kraft and Brad Nock
were married on Dec. 29 in Boulder, Colo. Julie Brown ’91
was in the wedding. Greg ’90 and Malinda (Oldham ’91)
Carter attended the wedding. Julie is an event planner
at GE/Access and Brad is a middle school history teacher.
Kristina Price has a new position
as a speech-language pathologist in the San Antonio (Texas) School
District. She is providing speech therapy at two elementary schools.
Previously, she was with the San Antonio State School, a state
mental and retardation facility, for seven years. email@example.com
Andy and Katie (Davis) Finley
announce the birth of Jackson, on Sept. 6. He joins Dawson, 4,
and Bailey, 2.
Beth (Phillip) Nguyen and
her husband, Dao, moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., where Dao is
a pilot at Tinker Air Force Base. He flies AWACS planes.
Sam Capps is a Lutheran
Brotherhood representative affiliated with the Great Northwest
Agency in Seattle. He recently attended Career II School, a Lutheran
Brotherhood training school.
Chris Gant has a new position
as a physical therapist at Snoqualmie (Wash.) Physical Therapy.
Brad Chatfield is a public
information officer for the Washington State Senate. He is also
in Tim Casey and the Bluecats; a Seattle-area band that recently
released a new CD titled "Swing Shift."
Sandra Carley and Joseph Nestor
were married on Nov. 27, 1999. Sandra is a nurse and Joseph is
a helicopter pilot, both in the U.S. Army. They live in Honolulu.
Andrew and Alison (Carl ’94) Corrigan
recently relocated to the Portland, Ore., area for Andrew’s job
at Arthur Andersen. They love the Rose City and are looking forward
to connecting with Lutes in Oregon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jayne (McNutt) Leighty and
her husband, James, moved in June to Monterey, Calif., where Jim
is enrolled in the master’s program at the Naval Post Graduate
School. Jayne is the conference coordinator at Anteon Corporation.
They have two black Labrador puppies, Abby and Buddy.
Greg and Sivhong (Go) Hanson
announce the birth of James Gieng Leng, on Sept. 9. He weighed
4 pounds and 1 ounce. Greg began working as a financial/office
manager at Caruso Produce, Inc., in August. He was previously
at Washington Federal Savings.
Jeff Douglass and Kristen
Steele were married on Oct. 7 in Tigard, Ore. Jeff is a physician
resident in internal medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University
and Kristen is a pediatrician.
Magne and Kristine (Thompson)
Myrmo announce the birth of Emily Marie, on Nov. 14. Magne
continues as a stockbroker in Oslo, Norway and Kristine is taking
12 months of maternity leave from the Oslo International School
where she is a teacher.
Rusty Frisch and his wife,
Jennifer, announce the birth of Garrison Wyatt, on Oct. 4. Rusty
is a teacher and football coach in Plano, Texas.
Bill Walles accepted a call
to be the associate pastor at Lutheran Church of the Master in
Omaha, Neb. He and his wife, Sarah (Nelson ’93), moved
from Scottsdale, Ariz., with their two sons, Carter, 8 months,
and Payton, 2, in January.
Kristin (Stevens) Koskinen
and her husband, Sean, announce the birth of John Christian, on
Nov. 16. He joins Will, 2.
Kristen (Harte) Sawin is the
governmental affairs director for environmental policy at the
Association of Washington Business in Olympia.
Prueitt and David Chambliss were married on Sept. 2 in Tukwila,
Wash. Mary (Carr) Cox ’94 was a bridesmaid. Music was provided
by Simple Elegance, a string quartet of current and former PLU
students: Kristina Conway ’99, Gabrielle Easterby ’01,
Annie Mastrodonato ’03, and Justine Jeanotte ’00.
Robyn is a graduate student at the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center (UTSMC) in Dallas and David is a lab manager in
the Immunology Department at UTSMC. They live in Cedar Hill, Texas.
Marius and Hilary (Samuelson ’95)
Andersen announce the birth of Berit Marjorie, on Oct. 16.
She joins Henrik, 2. Marius is a manager at Accenture (formerly
Kim Kemmerling received a
master’s of divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary
in Philadelphia in May and was ordained on Jan. 13. She began
serving as pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Magnolia,
N.J., in January.
Lisa Springate and Chris Stamatakos
were married on Sept. 9 in Eugene, Ore. Lisa is a physician assistant
in cardiology clinical research and Chris is a physician assistant
in family practice.
Jon and Liisa (Matson ’93) Peterson
announce the birth of Ryan Eric, on Aug. 5. He joins Shane Edward,
3. Jon and Liisa moved into their new home on June 30, 2000. Jon
is a passport specialist at the U.S. State Department and Liisa
is the sales support coordinator at Willis of Seattle, Inc.
Brian Peterson and Justine Kroehl
announce the birth of Marcus Roy, on June 6, 2000. Brian is a
biology teacher in the Auburn (Wash.) School District.
Christina Weist and Jason
Thomsen were married on July 8 in Tacoma. Christina is a teacher
in the Renton (Wash.) School District and Jason is an account
executive for the Seattle Thunderbirds. They live in Renton.
Brett Laidlaw and his wife,
Heather, recently relocated to Oregon with their two dogs.
Todd and Heather (Lanphear) Alexander
continue to volunteer as youth pastors at Beavercreek Baptist
Church. Heather has time to enjoy six-month-old Carissa now that
she is working part-time. She provides public relations support
for two local organizations. Todd is the staffing manager at StaffMark.
Kimberly Lusk has
been working at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., for two
years. She started as a copy editor and is now a page designer.
Kimberly loves Spokane and bought her first house in September.
Aron and Julie (Buckingham ’94)
Watts moved to Spokane, Wash., in June. Aron is teaching fifth
grade in the Central Valley School District and Julie is an at
home mom and teaching piano lessons. Their son, Caleb, will be
2 in May and they are expecting another child in July.
Aaron Vance is living in Washington,
D.C. and managing the corporate marketing analysis team at America
After PLU, James Marron graduated
with honors from Drake University Law School in Iowa. He then
moved to Oregon where he and his wife, Sarah, had their first
child, Hannah, on Feb. 22, 1999. James passed the bar exam and
served as general counsel to a small Portland advertising company.
They now live in Pendleton, Ore., where James is an attorney at
Mautz, Baum & O’Hanlon and Sarah is a bookkeeper.
Amy Herman-Shoquist and her
husband, Devin, announce the birth of Cullen Devin, on Nov. 27.
Amy received a master’s degree in library and information science
from San Jose State University in December. Amy and Devin, a Navy
psychiatrist, look forward to moving back to the Puget Sound area
Lauren Laslie, a captain in
the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, graduated from the perioperative nursing
course at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma on Dec. 1. She
and her daughter, Audrey, recently moved to Tacoma, where Lauren
is stationed at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Eric Larsen has a new position
as promotions manager at Aptimus, a leader in targeted Internet
marketing. He oversees all online and offline promotions.
Heather (Snover) Boren and
her husband, Bradley, announce the birth of Gracelyn, on Dec.
10. She joins Brooke, 3. Heather is a stay-at-home mom.
Gavin and Stephanie (Johnston)
Stanley announce the birth of Connor Douglas, on Nov. 1.
(Wussow) Weber and her husband, Greg, announce the birth of
Sierra Nicole, on Nov. 10. Susan is a grant management analyst
for the Washington State Military Department.
In May, Daren Benson graduated
from California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco.
He is in his first year of residency at Kaiser in Hayward, Calif.
Esther Chon will graduate
from the University of Washington in June with a master’s degree
in nursing and begin work as a family nurse practitioner.
Jay Jensen is an x-ray technologist
in the U.S. Army. He worked at a hospital in Germany for four
months in 2000. In May, he married Kathrynn Abdon and their daughter,
Hailey, was born on Jan. 30. She joins Quentin Shaw, 3. In February,
Jay was transferred to Egypt, where he will serve for one year
and then finish his tour of duty in Missouri.
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Katja Pajari and Antti Saloranta
were married on Dec. 8 in Helsinki, Finland. Katja is a project
manager at Nokia and Antti is the coordinator of quality systems
and Andrea (Smedes) Giesbrecht announce the birth of Molly
Jean, on May 4. She joins Caleb, 2.
Tomara (Bryant) Miller and
her husband, Joseph, announce the birth of Tahlia Jayne, on April
Jason Dahlberg and Nancy Ybarra
were married on Sept. 9 in Yakima, Wash. Matt Ashworth ’95,
Brandon Fix ’96, Erik Peterson ’96, and Rian
Rowles ’96 were in the wedding. Jason is a claims supervisor
for Farmers Insurance and Nancy is a dental hygienist. After a
wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas, they are at home in Seattle.
Homan Emami and Kylee Acidera
‘97 were married on Aug. 19 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father
performed the ceremony at the Clover Estate on Diamond Head. Kylee
is a research analyst at Solomon Smith Barney and Homan is a senior
finance analyst at Mckesson HBOC, both in San Francisco.
Marney McArthur is in her
first year as a student in the master of arts program at Luther
Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. The program is for lay persons not
Erik Niemi was approved for
ordination in the Lutheran Church. He is in his final year in
Megan (Burchfield) Hampson
received the Tiffany Award, the American Red Cross award of excellence.
The award is recognized nationwide as the most prestigious award
given by the American Red Cross. As the recipient, Megan will
go to regionals, with an opportunity to advance to the national
Margaret McMahon and Joe Gosnell
were married on Oct. 21 in Redmond, Wash. Carrie (Nelson) Caeton
’96 and Rachael Gunn ’95 were bridesmaids. Margaret
began working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in January.
She takes care of bone marrow transplant patients. Joe is a social
Matt Foreman was listed in
Who’s Who of American Teachers 2000, honoring the top 10 percent
of America’s teachers. He is an English teacher, head of the English
department and track and field coach at Life Christian Academy.
Matt also continues to compete in the sport of weightlifting.
He is the top ranked lifter in the Northwest and the Washington
State record holder. Matt’s wife, Lea, is a website designer and
former national women’s weightlifting champion. They live in Tacoma.
Mark Meissner and Holli Jacobs
were married on Jan. 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mark is a federal
law enforcement special agent and Holli is an occupational therapist.
(Zak) and Curtis ’98 Strom announce the birth of Carlie Dagmar,
on Oct. 12. She joins Leif Allen, 3. The grandparents are Nancy
and John Zak, and Lorraine and Allen Strom. The great-grandparents
are Elsie King, Elsie Dagmar Zak, and Martha Strom. Curt is a
missile system engineer at Millennium, an engineering and integration
company in Arlington, Va., and Sara is a stay-at-home mom.
worked for Oracle Software for one year after graduating from
PLU. He then moved to Portland, Ore., where he was a waiter and
bartender. In 1999, he attended the Army’s Officer Candidate School
in Fort Benning, Ga., and the Armor Officer’s Basic Course in
Fort Knox, Ky. He is now in Vilseck, Germany (Bavaria), beginning
his three-year tour, which will also take him to the Kosovo region.
If you are traveling in the area, he has some room in the "hause"
for a few guests. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn Blocker and his wife,
Michelle, announce the birth of Carolyn Victoria, on Sept. 23.
Shawn is the new vice president and project geologist at Environmental
Geoscience Services in Long Beach, Calif.
Mikel and Jesse (Gardner ’98,
’00) Michener announce the birth of Violet Anastasia, on July
14. Jesse is a drama teacher at Spanaway Lake High School and
Mikel is an actor.
In May, Tracey Sund will graduate
from New England School of Law in Boston. She also accepted a
position as a judicial law clerk with the probate and family court
in Eastern Massachusetts and will begin in September.
Heath Runyon and his wife,
Julie, recently purchased a new home and their son, Kaleb, will
soon be a big brother. Heath has a new position as a buyer at
The Robbins Company in Kent, Wash.
Anthony Tin is the office
manager and treatment consultant for JT Dental in San Francisco.
Stacy Mallicoat is pursuing
her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Marcy (Shalhope) Pallotta
is the fitness center coordinator for GSA in Auburn, Wash.
Douglas Thompson is a process
operator at Biogen in Raleigh, N.C.
Joanna (Kreis) Jacobson has
a half-time position as director of youth and family ministries
at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Salem, Ore.
Harold Gray died
on Dec. 12.
Ella (Johnson) Fosness died on
Goodwin Olson died on Dec. 1.
Grant Whitley died on Nov. 12.
Dorothy Gahan died on Nov. 2.
William (Bill) Ostenson died on
Margaret Walthall died on April
P.K. "Ken" Johansen
died on Oct. 3.
Robert Krause died on June
Willie J. White died on
Bill King died on Dec.
Clement O’Neill, Lt. Col.
(Ret.) U.S. Army, died on Nov. 16.
Brian Olson died on Nov.
David Mohr died on Feb.
Carol Braund died on Nov.
Jeanette Vinzant died on
Kathleen Sugai died on
Utzinger died on Oct. 19.
Alice was the wife of faculty emeritus Vernon Utzinger,
who was a professor of speech at PLU from 1950 until his
retirement in the late ’60s, under presidents Eastvold and
Mortvedt. Alice was also a long-time member of the Q Club,
and requested that any memorials be made to that organization.
Sherman Nornes, PLU
faculty emeritus, died on Nov. 28. Sherman graduated from
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., in 1951, received his
master’s degree from the University of North Dakota in 1956
and his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1965.
In 1958, he began his 28-year teaching career at PLU and
retired as a professor of physics in 1991. He is survived
by his wife, Gloria; daughters, Laurie and Paula; four grandchildren;
mother, Ida; and two brothers.
Pastor William A.
Foege, past PLU Regent, died on Christmas Day at the
age of 95, after a long and full life as a minister of the
Lutheran Church. After attending Wartburg Normal College
in Waverly, Ia., he attended Wartburg Theological Seminary
in Dubuque. He graduated in 1928 and was ordained a minister
in the Lutheran Church that same year. His church and family
honored him in 1998 at a special celebration recognizing
the 70th anniversary of his ordination. He married
his schoolmate and childhood sweetheart, Erika Anne Ermisch,
in 1928. She preceded him in death in 1987 after 58 years
of marriage. Pastor Foege served many congregations, including
churches in Minnesota, Iowa, Washington and Oregon. He retired
in 1987 but continued to serve as a supply pastor in various
parts of the Northwest. He was one of a few pastors who
could still conduct a service in German. In addition to
serving on the Board of Regents at PLU, he was also a member
of the Evangelism and Christian Higher Education committees
of the Pacific Northwest District of the American Lutheran
Church. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Service Award
from PLU. Pastor Foege is survived by his six children,
Mildred Toepel ’52, Grace Holmes ’53, William
’57, Richard ’59, Annette Stixrud ’61,
and Carolyn Hellberg; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Irene Creso, PLU faculty
emeritus, died on Dec. 24. Irene was a professor of biology
at PLU, where she retired in 1975 and was awarded a doctorate
of humane letters in 1979. She is survived by her husband,
Larry; her daughter-in-law, Freddy Mae; one granddaughter,
two great-grandchildren and three great great granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Creso,
and her son, Chester Lee.
Paul Bondo, past PLU
Regent, died on Dec. 21.
Aboel-nil is a biology teacher in the Kent School District.
Lori (Lee) Richardson and
her husband, Scott, announce the birth of Kaitlyn Gayel, on Nov.
8. She joins Erik, 12, and Andrew, 9. Lori completed a three-month
critical care residency in 1999 and is the new critical care unit
staff registered nurse at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash.
Johnathon Kupka and Alyssa Fishback
’98 were married on Oct. 7 in Richland, Wash. Karen (Leikem)
Kenmore ’98, Nicole (Carpenter) Douglass ’98, Danielle
(Blanchard) Rosendahl ’98, Erin Sanesi ’98, Tyler
Boob ’98, Dan Horn ’98, and Joe Paull ’96 were
attendants. John is a captain in the U.S. Army and Alyssa is a
and Rob Dunn were married on Sept. 24 at St. Michael’s Lutheran
Church in Portland, Ore. Bethany’s father, the Rev. Dr. Thomas
Wolbrecht, officiated. Christina Wolbrecht ’92, Katherine
Graff ’00, and Noreen (McEntee) Hobson ’99 were in
the wedding. Bethany is a grant specialist with the City of Shoreline,
Wash. Rob is the general manager of the Old Spaghetti Factory
in Tacoma. They live in Des Moines, Wash. email@example.com
Richards and Casey Crawford were married on July 1 at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Amanda is a special education teacher
in the University Place School District and Casey is the principal
at Curtis Bridge Alternative School. (photo)
Martin Mogk is the inventory
auditor for Costco Wholesale in Tolleson, Ariz. He took the Arizona
Educators Certification exam in November and hopes to return to
Robin (Nance) Shultis is a
primary reading specialist at Wilkeson Elementary School in the
White River School District. She is also enrolled in the graduate
program at PLU where she is focusing on literacy.
Ryan Fletcher is attending
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif. His
wife, Natalie Francois, is teaching first grade at Oakland
Liz Russell and Ryan Sawyer
were married on Sept. 16 at Marine View Presbyterian Church in
the Browns Point area of Tacoma. The sunset reception was held
at the Tacoma Yacht Club. Karyn Miles ’97, Allison (Gray)
Grassi ’97, and Wendi Garrison ’97 were in the wedding.
They also had the honor of having faculty, staff, and other alums
in attendance. After a long building process, they moved into
their new home in Northeast Tacoma in October. Ryan works for
his family’s car dealerships in Puyallup, and Liz is the Seattle
branch manager for TERRA Resource Group, a human resources consulting
firm that specializes in recruitment and staffing.
Louise "Robin" Sutton
recently received a master of science degree from Central Washington
University and was promoted to therapist at the Department of
Veteran’s Affairs in Tacoma.
Karl Lerum is a graduate student
in history and assistant cross country and track coach at Trinity
College in Hartford, Conn.
Chris Hippe and Jena Fox ‘99
were married on Sept. 8. Chris is a teacher at Oakbrook Elementary
School and Jena works in the outreach ministry at New Song Church.
Jeana (Erb) Crover is attending
Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School and will graduate
in 2002. She married Joseph Crover in 1998.
Heather Bryant and Matthew
Nelson were married on Aug. 19 at The Lutheran Church of the
Good Shepherd in Olympia. Heather is attending graduate school
in occupational therapy at the University of Puget Sound and Matthew
is employed by The Siemans Corporation.
Heather Woodall is a special
education teacher in the Puyallup School District.
Andrea Anderson and Robert
Stevens were married on Aug. 5 in Seattle. Andrea is the community
marketing specialist at UW Physicians Network and Robert is a
Wendy Cooley is a special
education teacher at Clover Creek Elementary School in the Bethel
School District. She volunteers at the Lakewood Playhouse.
Ruth Hagglund and Michael Rouse
were married on Aug. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheridan,
Ore. Michael’s father, the Rev. Dr. Richard Rouse ’69
of PLU, officiated.
Collette Broady is attending
the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, on a full tuition
scholarship. She is pursuing a master of divinity degree.
Kristin Tremoulet is the canvass
director at Washington Wilderness Coalition, a non-profit grassroots
environmental group in Seattle.
Torey Swanson and Lisa Anderson
were married in Glasgow, Mont. Erik Swanson ’00, Kurt
Swanson ’04, Jeff Sanford ’97, Mike Thorner ’97,
Dani Phillips ’99 and Mandy Wagner ’99 were in the
wedding. Torey is a teacher and coach at Mount Vernon (Wash.)
High School and Lisa works at Northwest Washington Medical Bureau.
Torey and Lisa went to Disneyland for their honeymoon.
Natasha Vantramp and Todd
Morrisson were married on Oct. 28 at Northwest Church in Federal
Way, Wash. Todd is a firefighter in Glendale, Ariz., and Natasha
is pursuing a career in entertainment. They met in the Rieke Science
Center and were chemistry lab partners.
Erin Swanson is
a Jesuit volunteer at the Deschutes County Health Department in
Jillene Lietzau has a new
position as a probation officer with Pierce County. She recently
returned from a month-long trip exploring Australia.
Camille Mesmer is involved
in CKI theatre productions and working at Seattle Country Day
School. She is also looking at graduate schools for theatre arts.
Jon Nelis lives in Orange
County, Calif., and works for Calstrip Industries, a steel company.
In his free time he climbs at some of Southern California’s climbing
locations—mainly Joshua Tree, Yosemite, and the High Sierra.
Nicholas Baeth and Katherine Peloza
were married on Aug. 12 at Family of Grace Lutheran Church in
Auburn, Wash. Both Katherine and Nicholas are students at the
University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Nicholas is pursuing a Ph.D.
in mathematics with a graduate teaching assistantship and summer
research fellowship. Katherine is pursuing a master’s degree in
music performance with a Regents Tuition Fellowship.
Joy Barber joined the Peace
Corps as an education volunteer. She left for Bangladesh on Feb.
15. Her two-year service will include teaching English to primary
and secondary school teachers and working on other community projects
such as literacy, or women in development. Joy is part of a group
of 35 volunteers who will be only the third Peace Corps group
to serve in Bangladesh.
Brandon Vrosh is in pilot
training in Portland, Ore. He plans to be a commercial pilot.