to meet on the PLU campus in September, the Alumni Board moved
its fall meeting to Jan. 19-20, due to the tragic events of
September 11. Board President, Becky (Nauss) Burad '74 began
the winter meeting of the board by expressing her appreciation
for the members of the Alumni Board and Alumni and Parent Relations
staff. She reflected on the reasons the meeting was moved from
September to January and emphasized the importance of board
members' relationships to one another and to Pacific Lutheran
It was Becky's
first meeting as president. She brings 12 years of Alumni Board
experience, and currently serves as a member of the PLU Board
of Regents. In addition, three new members were welcomed:Al
Dungan '59, Minneapolis, Minn.; Dave Johnson '74, Orange, Calif.;
and Christine Tye '91; Portland, Ore.
new committees have been formed and have begun their work on
behalf of the alumni of PLU. The Volunteer Committee chaired
by Clarene (Osterli) Johnson '56, and the Alumni Programs/Education
committee chaired by Al Dungan '59 have recently held their
heard a preliminary report on the findings of an Alumni Survey
that was conducted by the PLU student chapter of the American
Marketing Association on behalf of the Alumni Office, the Development
Office, the President's Office and University Communications.
This fall 5,000 randomly chosen alumni were mailed a survey
designed to determine how well PLU nurtures its relationships
with alumni. In addition, a summary of the results of a "travel
opportunity" survey, that is permanently posted on the
alumni Web site www.plualumni.org,
was shared. The results of both surveys will be published in
the not too distant future.
the board met on Saturday and Sunday, they had the privilege
of participating with University Congregation.
meeting of the Alumni Board will be held April 19-20 on the