Fall 2002

PLU Alumni Board helps bring Lutes together

[back row, left to right] Darren Hamby '87,'92, Jeff Rippey '78, Al Dungan '59, Paul Carlson '60, Sandra Krause-Olson '89, David Johnson '74, [middle] Susan (Hildebrand '76) Stringer, Dennis Howard '64, Nikki Martin '73, Becky (Nauss '74) Burad, Phyllis (Grahn '55) Carroll, Lisa Ottoson '87, [seated] Clarene (Osterli '56) Johnson, Beverly (Tranum '55) Knutzen, Chris Tye '91

The Alumni Board assists the university in friend raising and fund raising. It is a working board consisting of 17 members, each member with a specific role as an officer, regent representative or committee chair. Additional opportunities for membership are available to alumni at large on 12 different committees. This structure enables the board to include many alumni in the work of the association.

One of the goals of the Alumni Board is to create and to improve the connections between PLU and its alumni. The Alumni Office and board are developing Connections Groups in various areas of the country to connect alums who live near each other. One such group, PLU Bay Area (PLUBA) exists in the San Francisco Bay region. Alums there are organizing local events and opportunities to connect with each other and to strengthen the PLU bond. PLUBA has also set up a listserv on the Web in order to easily stay in touch and share information. The Alumni Board and staff are happy to assist alums who want to create a local connection group in other areas.

Please feel free to contact the alumni office at 253-535-7415 or to get in touch with a specific board member or a member of the staff. The office can give you more information about the Alumni Board or serving on one of the board committees.

Also, Alumni needs people to help plan PLU Connections events around the country. If you would like to be involved, please let us know by calling 253-535-7415 or e-mailing

The following areas are currently available for leadership opportunities: Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Tri-Cities, Yakima, Wenatchee, Salem, Eugene, Boise, northern and southern California, Minneapolis, Anchorage, East Coast, Honolulu, Billings, Kalispell, Missoula, Denver and several international locations.

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