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[Pacific Lutheran Scene]

Leadership and Service

Alumni Class Notes

Under each year is listed that group's official Class Representative or Representatives (CR). If there isn't a name under your graduation year, that means there isn't a designated CR. If you would like to represent your class, or know someone who might make a good CR, call 1-800-ALUM-PLU or e-mail alumni@plu.edu.

Other classes with CR's are: 1935 Junet Runbeck, 1936 Volly (Norby) Grande, 1938 Stan Willis, 1940 Luella Toso Johnson, 1946 Isabel (Harstad) Watness, 1947 Gerald Lider, 1949 Luther Wathness, 1953 Helen-Joanne (Enger) Olsen, 1956 Clarene (Osterli) Johnson and Ginny (Grahn) Haugen, 1961 Ron Lerch, 1966 Jack Oliver, 1969 Rose (Lanes) Steiner, 1972 Pamela (Weeks) Russell, 1979 David and Teresa (Hausken) Sharkey

1933, 1948, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,
In Memoriam

Shirley (Hecht) Glassen died on Aug. 3. During World War II, Shirley taught at the American School in the Panama Canal Zone, where she met and married her husband, Col. Chester Glassen. They lived in New Canaan, Conn., and Overjise, Belgium. After her husband passed away, Shirley returned to New Canaan in 1978, where she devoted herself to charitable works. In 1993, she returned to the Northwest and settled in University Place. She is survived by her four sons, Richard, Paul, Tom, and Mark, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


CR: Norene (Skilbredl) Gulhaugen

Wesley Hillman died on Dec. 17. After one year at PLU, Wes volunteered to serve in the Navy in 1944 and earned battle stars for combat in the Philippines and Okinawa during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned to PLU to earn a bachelors degree in education in 1948 and a master's degree in 1955. Wes was a teacher for 36 years, a member of Toastmaster's International, and enjoyed golfing, writing poetry and singing in his church choir. He is survived by his wife Lorraine; two sons, Gary and Daniel '80; three daughters, Vikki, Debbie and Karin; and seven grandchildren.


CR: Edna (Haglund) Dorothy

Donald "Gene" Strandness died on Jan. 7. After PLU, Gene received his doctorate degree in 1954 from the University of Washington (UW), where he also did his medical residency. He was a well-known vascular surgeon and served as chairman of the Vascular Department at the UW. He was also known for his research in peripheral vascular disease and the use of noninvasive diagnostic techniques. Gene received many awards including an Honorary Doctorate degree from Lund University in Sweden, and the Distinguished Alumni award from both PLU and the UW. In his leisure time he enjoyed tennis, reading and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Central Park Tennis Club, Bellevue Athletic Club, and many medical associations. Gene is survived by his wife, Edith (Olund '55); son, Erik '81; daughters, Tracy Stierle '82, Jill Exner '88, and Sandra; and nine grandchildren.

Robert Haglund died on Oct. 10. Before coming to PLU, Robert commanded an ambulance unit in Europe during World War II. After PLU, he was a teacher and administrator for the Franklin Pierce School District and retired after 30 years of service. He was also very active in community service and assistance to family and friends. Robert enjoyed carpentry, gardening and sport fishing. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Robert is survived by his wife, Irene; daughters, Ingrid and Kathryn; and son, Robert.

Delores (Wallen) Wivag died on July 27. Delores retired in 1989 after 30 years of teaching in the Seattle and Highline school districts. In retirement, she enjoyed gardening, volunteering, crafts, traveling and her grandchildren. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Meridian Garden Club and Highline Retired Teachers. Delores is survived by her husband of 45 years, Spencer; son, Erik; daughter, Sandra Bohman '81; and two grandchildren.

Robert Crumbaugh died on Dec. 18. Before PLU, Robert served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Massachusetts. After PLU, he began his teaching career at Quilcene (Wash.) and Arlington (Wash.) High Schools. He also worked as a teacher and administrator at Everett (Wash.) High School and Everett Community College before retiring from a 38-year career in education. In retirement, Robert founded the EvCC Retiree Association and enjoyed serving as president for many years. Robert is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly (Enger) '54; two daughters, Jan and Sue; and four grandchildren.

CR: Iver Haugen

Carl Lennard "Len" Nelson died on Dec. 19. After PLU, Len received his master's degree from Washington State University. He began teaching at Clover Park High School and then transferred to Lakes High School after it opened. He was also a golf coach. When Len retired he began working at PLU, contributing to the math department and community. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Suzanne (Skubinna '55); daughter, Teri Gunsauls '89, '98; sons, Drew '81 and Kurt '86, '95; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


CR: Phyllis Grahn Carroll

Duane Thompson and Judith Miner were married on June 2 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Camdenton, Mo. Duane is a retired ELCA pastor, serving as interim pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Stover, Mo. Judith is retired from IBM.


CR: Carol (Bottemiller) Geldaker and Helen (Jordanger) Nordquist

Spencer Aust died on Oct. 16. After PLU, Spencer served in the Army as a cryptographer. After the Army, he lived in the San Francisco Bay area and worked in automobile sales and other business enterprises. Spencer enjoyed flying his own Bonanza airplane and was an avid sports car enthusiast. He was also an active member of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon and was a dedicated member of the Chancel Choir. Spencer was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his sister, Renee.


CR: Don Cornell and David Knutson

James Berentson retired after 39 years in the ministry. He was most recently the senior pastor at Our Saviour's Lutheran church in Bremerton, Wash., where he served for 12 years.

Harold Bakken died on Aug. 19. Harold was a teacher for 34 years in Washington state schools at Highline, Seattle, Ritzville and Monroe. He was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Monroe, and the Monroe Lion's Club. Harold is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lois (Erekvam) '58; sons, David and Paul; three grandchildren; and brother, Roger Bakken '61. He was preceded in death by his son, Greg. Lois resides in Pullman, Wash.


CR: Alvin Dungan

Irene (Nilsen) Hultgren died on Nov. 15. Irene worked as a nurse at Tacoma General and Mary Bridge Hospitals for 20 years. While she was at Mary Bridge, she nursed a boy who had been badly injured. On her day off, a substitute nurse introduced herself and the patient said, "No! You're not my nurse!" After several assurances that she was, he said, "No, I want the nurse who works for God." Irene's husband, Ken, established the Irene Hultgren Scholarship Nursing Fund at PLU. She is survived by her husband; daughters, Gretchen Houck and Rebecca Ness; sons, Charles, Matthew and Ken Jr.; and eight grandchildren.

Allen Wahl retired in June from Norway Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wind Lake, Wis. He served six parishes over 38 years. Allen and his wife, Gretchen, moved to Madison where he is serving an interim ministry in Janesville, Wis. They have four grandchildren.


Dennis Ross recently offered free coaching clinics to school coaches, teachers, parents, and volunteer coaches of youth programs in the Ontario, Ore., area. He is an experienced basketball coach and player, most recently at Treasure Valley (Ore.) Community College where he coached for eight years. When other coaches began asking for a few coaching pointers, Dennis decided to gather ideas from coaching lectures that he attended during his coaching days to create the clinics.


CR: Leo Eliason and Dixie Matthais

Kent TeKrony

Kent TeKrony retired after 32 years of flying with Western/Delta Airlines. He commuted for 10 years to Delta's Salt Lake City base where he retired flying the Boeing 767. Kent is living in San Carlos, Calif.

CR: Paula (Heyer) Billings and Judy Perry

John Stewart has a new position as vice president for academic affairs at the University of Dubuque, Iowa.

Richard Hagerty currently serves on the board of the Modesto (Calif.) Salvation Army, on the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and on the Board of Directors for Overseas Council International. He is also president and founder of Medical Missions Philippines and chairman of the Stanislaus County FEMA board.


CR: Kathy (Taylor) Edlund

Robert Meade died on Oct. 21. Robert worked 35 years for the federal government at the Strategic Weapons Facility in Bangor, Wash., and the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Center in Keyport, Wash. He is survived by his wife, Lesley; two daughters, Wendy and Piper; and two grandchildren.

James Taylor died on Nov. 16. Jim was a teacher in the Puyallup School District for 33 years. He came to PLU in 1998 to teach freshman English as an adjunct faculty member. Jim loved literature and poetry and was a published poet. His community involvement included playing drums with local bands, working with Migrant Ministries and helping at the Puyallup Food Bank. He was also a member of the Puyallup United Methodist Church.

CR: Peggy Ogden-Howe

Fred Eaton retired from his position as CEO at Bannock Regional Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. He was in hospital administration for 35 years. He and his wife, Karen, live in Greenbank, Wash.

CR: Michael Ford

Gail Roen died on July 6. After PLU, Gail worked as a legislative assistant to the late Senator Milton Young in Washington D.C. She then returned to North Dakota to begin her study of consultative and depth psychology, earning a master's degree from the University of North Dakota (UND) and a Ph.D. from the Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, Calif. She practiced psychology in North Dakota for 20 years, taught at UND, and ran its counseling center for several years. At the time of her death she was an adjunct professor at the UND School of Medicine. Gail continued her studies in Jungian psychology at the C.G. Jung Institutes in Houston, New York, and Zurich. She founded the Touch of Earth Educational Program, combining psychology, life, and the arts. She kept active as a singer, pianist, and bassoonist and was the lyricist for several musicals, including "Dakota Dream" and "The Empire Builder." Gail also had an interest in the psychology of pilots and their training and was active in the formation of the Pilot Training Program at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND. Gail was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Gilseth Roen; her brother, Dr. William Roen; and her son, Roen Hope Radiant Pearson. She is survived by her father, Leland Roen, and two nephews.

CR: Lois (Wehmann) LaCuran

Rick Johnson recently completed the sixth edition of his book, "Flexible Benefits, A-How-To-Guide." First published in 1986 by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, this book continues to be a best seller. He has also written three other books: "Flexible Benefits, What's Best For You," "Utilization Review, A-How-To-Guide," and "Strategic Human Resource Planning." Rick and his wife, Claudia, will finish a book this year about total compensation.

CR: Joseph Hustad Jr.

Ronald Larson '71, '77, has a new position as president of Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope, Pa. He and his wife, Linda (Bosshart '73), announce the birth of their grandson, Jordon Abraham, on May 10.

Sheryl Nelson retired from 30 years of teaching in June 2001. She was at Beacon School in Montesano, Wash., the last 26 years.

Kenneth Doggett is the vice president of news-talk and sports programming at Citadel Communications Corporation in Bend, Ore., where he programs 33 radio stations nationally. Kenneth and his wife, Karen, live on a golf course near Bend and enjoy fishing, hiking and biking.

CR: Nikki Martin
Abdullah El-Kuwaiz received the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA). This award is ABANA's highest honor and is conferred annually upon business and finance leaders whose outstanding achievements have made important contributions to the Arab world and to US-Arab business and finance. Abdullah is currently the executive director of Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

CR: Dave Johnson
Virginia (Shove) Lewis received a 2001 Nursing Excellence Award for clinical care from NurseWeek magazine. Virginia is a nurse practitioner in the Diabetes Care Center at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.
Leo Keenan has a new position as athletic director at Eatonville (Wash.) High School. He was previously at Fife (Wash.) High School were he completed his administrative internship and coached football, basketball and the boys and girls track teams.
Tom Heavey was called to active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) after the events of Sept. 11. A USCG reservist for 18 years, Tom is the senior yeoman in a joint Navy-Coast Guard harbor defense command unit. In late November, Tom was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for his leadership and work preparing and completing the call to active duty of his reserve unit.
Pamela (Fry) Strong and her youngest son, Andrew, moved from their hobby farm into town (Billings, Mont.). Andrew then left for college in the fall and Pamela is taking two classes at her church's Bible institute.

CR: Ed Voie
Terry Teigen began his new position as Pastor at Admiral United Church of Christ in West Seattle in December. He was previously at Normandy Park (Wash.) United Church of Christ. His wife, Martha (Simpson '75), is a teacher/specialist for the Highline School District in Burien, Wash.
Virginia Witt Abbott and her husband, Albert, have moved back to the Northwest with their two children, Anikka and Turi. They look forward to reconnecting with old friends and associates.
Mike Stork is a first-grade teacher at Artondale Elementary School in Gig Harbor, Wash. He was chosen for the summer 2001 research trip aboard the NOAA ship, Townsend Cromwell. With eight other scientists, he sailed for seven days from Honolulu to the swordfish grounds off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. They studied the migratory habits of billfish. Mike's daughter, Rachel, will graduate from PLU in May with a degree in education.

CR: Gary Powell
Rick and Valorie (Andersen) Wigen relocated to the South Shore area of Massachusetts. They are enjoying their time exploring New England. Rick is the merchandising manager for Tweeter, Inc.
Janet (Olson) Paetel joined Benton (Wash.) PUD as the manager of accounting in September. She was previously the finance manager for the City of Kennewick, Wash., for 17 years. Janet and her daughter, Brittany, 10, live in Kennewick.
Craig Fouhy was promoted in September to main sports anchor and sports director at ABC-TV in Phoenix. He was previously the morning news anchor. His son, John, is applying to PLU for fall 2002. John is a scholar athlete finalist for the Western Washington National Football Foundation award. He is first in his class and the football team captain at Bothell (Wash.) High School.

CR: Leigh Erie and Joan (Nelson) Mattich

Judy Carlson Hulbert
Judy Carlson Hulbert

Judy Carlson Hulbert recently directed a play at First Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Judy also wrote the play.

Ellen Worlund has been a clinical pharmacy specialist in the pediatrics and newborn intensive care unit at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for five years. She earned board certification from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties in the areas of pharmaco-therapy and nutrition support pharmacy.

Cory Heins joined World Concern's relief project in Afghanistan in December. He was the Afghan distribution coordinator, responsible for providing logistical support and assisting in the distribution of food and emergency supplies in the northeastern provinces of Takhar and Badakshan. One of the first projects he coordinated was the distribution of 5,000 pairs of children's boots and shoes to boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 14. Cory's involvement with international relief and development began when he traveled to Cambodia in the early '90s. Over eight years, he funded and participated in the construction of 172 wells, providing clean drinking water to thousands of Cambodian families. He also recently completed building a six-room elementary school in the Cambodian province of Svay Rieng.

CR: David Dahl

Kent Olson participated in the search and rescue effort after the collapse of the World Trade Towers in New York City. He and his dog, Thunder, are volunteers for the Puget Sound FEMA team. Kent is a forensic therapist at Western State Hospital. He and his wife, Barb, live in Lakewood, Wash.

Darcy (Berube) Johnson is a principal at EverTrust Asset Management, a new subsidiary of EverTrust Financial Group in Seattle.

CR: Drew Nelson

Glen Dunham and his wife, Gloria, announce the adoption of Selena Keziah, 6, and Daniel Kaleb, 4, in August. They join Kari, 18, Erik, 16, Isak, 13, and Joshua, 10. Glen is a research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. Gloria is a mental health counselor for the deaf.

Tom Hansen is the regional director for Alaska Young Life.
Christina (Remington) Gordon died on Oct. 16. After PLU, Christina earned a master's degree in secondary administration from Western Washington University in Bellingham. She married Martin Gordon in 1983, and they settled in Mount Vernon, Wash., where she taught school. She enjoyed gardening and reading and was a member of Valley Friends Church. Christina is survived by her husband; daughter, Meagan; and son, Jeremy.
Jackilyn Kemmish has owned and operated an adult family home for the past 2-1/2 years. She previously worked in surgery, including open-heart surgery, for three years.
Sandra Walker Warde is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. She assumed command of the 253rd Combat Communications Group at Otis Air National Guard Base in Cape Cod, Mass., in October.

CR: Drew Nelson

Mark Tengesdal is assistant professor of finance at Texas Woman's University in Denton.
Bret Burkholder and his wife announce their adoption of Emma Li, on Aug. 15. She was born in China on August 30, 2000. Emma joins son Ryan, 11.

CR: Paul Collard

Linda (Tingelstad-Carlson) Davis was asked to help develop and form an art commission for the City of Blaine, Minn. She is also instrumental in organizing a suburban city art commission where all smaller cities around the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro region can share ideas and information. Recently her art was featured on the front page of the newspaper, Blaine/Spring Lake Park Life. Linda's art hangs in private collections in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, New Mexico, Minnesota and New Zealand.

CR: David Olson

Kenneth Colburn died on Oct. 13. Kenneth worked as an independent commercial real estate agent. He was also an avid cyclist, mountaineer, skier, fisherman, golfer, runner, pilot and scuba diver. He was an active member of his community, serving as a school board member for the Fife (Wash.) School District since November 1999, and on the city parks and recreation advisory board since November 1994. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and two daughters, Alicia and Jessica.

CR: Mark A. Christofferson

Linda (Salter) Sommer and her husband, Tom, announce the birth of Tina Rachael, on July 2.
Sylvia Olson and Jeff Lorraine were married on Oct. 5 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle. Susan (Olson) Henning '89, Kathy Upton '85, Linda (Salter) Sommer '84, and Ann (Baughman) Amble '83 were involved in the wedding ceremony. Sylvia met Jeff at their 20th high school reunion and moved back to Seattle after 13 years in the Los Angeles area. Sylvia is a teacher in the Mukilteo School District and Jeff works in construction.

CR: Janet (Olden) Regge

Kathleen Martin works at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in addition to teaching for Tacoma Public Schools. She is also in a writers group at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore, hoping to get her book about Saudi Arabia published. Her other interests include the Sons of the Desert (Way out West) in Seattle. Kathleen's great-uncle Bob McGowan was a former director of the group.

Jeff '85, '92 and Lindsay (Nicol '92) Elston announce the birth of their son, Gard, on May 26, 1999.

Kevin Morrow and his wife, DeAnna, announce the birth of Jaiden, on Aug. 28. She joins Kenny, 11, Mariko, 10, and Kimiko, 9.

Jennifer (Shoup) McFall and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of Kelsey Elizabeth, on Oct. 6. She joins Katherine Grace, 3. Jennifer is a fourth grade teacher in the Marysville (Wash.) School District.

CR: Brian Dohe

Michael Swan and his wife, Rebecca, announce the birth of their son, Noah, on Aug. 16. Michael is an obstetrician & gynecologist and Rebecca is a pediatrician.

Jann (Barber) McCann received a 2001 Nursing Excellence Award for teaching from NurseWeek magazine. Jann is a critical care staff nurse for Franciscan Health System at St. Clare Hospital in Tacoma. She also teaches in the hospital's advanced cardiac life-support classes, and is a mentor and liaison for the hospital's regional education department.
Karen (Kelly) Green died on Oct. 30. Karen was a nurse in intensive care neonatal pediatrics at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma for 15 years and in 1998 she received her master's degree. Karen is survived by her three sons, Scott Christopherson, Dennis Green Jr., and Patrick Green.

Jeff Cornell is in his 10th year of teaching in Saudi Arabia for the Saudi Aramco Schools. He and his wife, Maria, have two children, Alex, 10, and Tess, 8. When school is out they all enjoy camping in the desert.

Lynnette Shaw and Brian Hynden were married on Dec. 29 at Peace Lutheran Church in Puyallup. Lynnette is a supervisor and Brian is a program manager, both at the Washington State Department of Health Services in Ellensburg, Wash.

David Rogelstad and Suzanne Monnier

CR: Darren Hamby

David Rogelstad and Suzanne Monnier were married on Aug. 20, on the shores of Lake Tahoe. David is a pilot for United Airlines in San Francisco.

Steve and Shannon (Ryan) Mayer announce the birth of Haley Ryan, on Jan. 11, 2001. She joins Jordyn, 2. Steve is assistant professor of chemistry at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.

Lisa (Olson) Riley and her husband, Robert, have moved from Charlotte, N.C., to Randolph, N.J. Lisa is still employed by the ocean carrier, Maersk Sealand, and works in the yield management department.

Runnoe Connally went on his fourth lay church mission trip in November. He helped to rebuild orphanage facilities in Santiago, Chile.

Karstin (Weik) Kliewer and her husband, Matt, announce the birth of Kayna Helene, on Aug. 22. Karstin is a teacher and Matt is a machinist at Boeing.

Jennifer (Crill) Fox and her husband, Colin, have three children. The godparents are Tim '91 and Kelley '92 (Reed) Borsheim, Mike Lindaas '90, '00, and David LeWarre '91.

Jim and Lori (Massuco '89) Johnson moved to Spokane in February 2001, where Jim is the lead pastor at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Their fourth child, Annika Helene, was born in July. She joins Luke, 6, Peter, 4, and Micah, 2. Lori stays busy at home with the kids.

Kimberly (Anderson) LaBorde announces the birth of Nathan, on Nov. 5. He joins Haleigh, 4, and Alex 1. Kimberly is a teacher in the Renton (Wash.) School District.

Pete Vanderwarker accepted a position as a corporate attorney for Sprint Communications at their world headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.


CR: Kristina Pfeil and Sherith (Lundring) Squires

Carrie (Cowles) Dougan and her husband, Mike, announce the birth of Emma Marie, on Oct. 8. She joins Sara Ann, 4, and Katie Lynn, 1. Carrie is a fourth-grade teacher in the Meridian School District and Mike is a sales representative at Diehl Ford, both in Bellingham, Wash.

Gisella Jai Tuttle and her partner, Glorianna, moved to Moses Lake, Wash., where Gisella is a veterinarian at Broadway Animal Hospital.
Barbara (Benevento) Eisner and her husband, Jonathon, announce the birth of Everett Daniel, on Oct. 25.

Gabriele (Griffin) Lewis is a treatment coordinator at Gateways for Youth and Families in Tacoma. Her husband, Johnny, is a chemical dependency professional.
Yunus Yusoff is vice president of credit management at Affin Bank Berhad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

CR: Lisa (Hussey) Ferraro

Jody Foslien and Troy Kunkel were married on May 11, 2001 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle.

Stefanie Storholt received a master's degree in literacy education from PLU in August. She is a first-grade teacher in the Fife (Wash.) School District.
Alan Rogstad is the executive director of Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center in Bellingham, Wash.

Lori (Rasmussen) Nehls and her husband, Daniel, announce the birth of Brady Daniel, on Sept. 2.

Eirik (Nilsen) Fausa has a new position as senior vice president of worldwide underwriting at GARD Services, Inc., in Norway. GARD is the largest marine insurance company in the world.

Kevin and Sonja (Fossum '90) Dahl announce their adoption of Jessica René. She was born on July 12. Jessica joins Eric, 4. Kevin is a junior high teacher and coach in the Puyallup School District and Sonja is a registered nurse in the Family Birth Center at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.

CR: Angela Vahsholtz-Anderson and Sean Neely

Lily Kathrin Martinson

David and Kristin (Ford '92) Martinson announce the birth of Lily Kathrin, on June 11. David is the manager at Axiom Electronics and Kristin is taking a year off from teaching.

Kim (Fischer) Andersen and her husband, Dave, announce the birth of Lauren Marie, on July 30.

Liza Vemo-Straume and her husband, Arvid, announce the birth of Elli Kirsten, on Sept. 7. She joins Anders, 7, and Ingrid, 5.
Peter Ostenson and his wife, Wendy, announce the birth of Audrey Willa, on March 17, 2001.

Cassidy Mary and Nicole Mary Considine

Angela (Clites) Considine and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of twin girls, Cassidy Mary and Nicole Mary, on Oct. 5.

Elizabeth (Jacobson) Kammers and her husband, Todd, announce the birth of Katelyn, on Dec. 20. She joins Todd, 3.

Lori (Hilliker) Coulson and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of their son, Aidan, on Nov. 14.

CR: Roxie Giddings

Kuuva Kongeli was incorrectly reported in the fall 2001 edition of Scene to be the head of Namibia Forensic Lab. She is currently a control forensic analyst, and supervisor of the biology section.

David "Beek" Hanson and his partner, Chad, celebrated their wedding on Aug. 4, at Central Lutheran Church in Seattle.

Dave and Chelle (Killian '92) Stearns moved to Scotland where Chelle is in the systematic theology Ph.D. program at St. Andrew's University. Dave is learning to play the bagpipes. dlsmls@hotmail.com

Jill Felgenhauer and Dave Williamson were married on June 23 at First Presbyterian Church in Spokane, Wash. Jill is a speech language pathologist in the Richland (Wash.) School District and Dave is a nuclear chemical operator at Hanford.

Eric Cultum is the new principal at Kellogg Marsh Elementary School in Marysville, Wash. He was previously at Anasazi Elementary School in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Meredith (Markusen) Mateer and her husband, Kevin, announce the birth of Faith Elizabeth, on Aug. 26. Meredith is a homemaker and Kevin is a U.S. Army chaplain.

Jennifer Meyer Brown and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Soren, on Sept. 20. He joins two sisters, Makenna, 4, and Rachel, 2.

Suzanne (Hougham) Martin and her husband, Timothy, announce the birth of Joshua Karl, on Jan. 5, 2001. His brother, Nicholas Scott, is 5.

Bryan and Minta (Norton '88) Wulf announce the birth of Tripper, on July 6. He joins PJ, 20, Gordy, 18, and Carling, 15.

Rick and Marla (Swanson '89) Evans announce their adoption of Samuel, 10, and Parker, 4, in March 2001. They have eight children. Rick is a psychiatry specialty manager at Wyeth Labs.

Robert and Kristi (Stevens) Rice announce the birth of Nicholas, on Aug. 18. He joins Alex, 2. Rob is a second year physical therapy student at Eastern Washington University and Kristi is a pediatrician in Spokane.

Karen (Deveney) Fruehauf and her husband, Dale, announce the birth of their son, Joseph, on June 21.

Laurie (Brooks) Los announces the birth of her son, Brian, on Aug. 17.
Kate Roew-Maloret and her husband, Peter, adopted their son, Tristan, on Aug. 24, 1999, when he was only 12-hours old. Kate is the director of client services at Ferry County Community Services in Republic, Wash.

Beth Nierman has a new position as a physical therapist at Cashmere (Wash.) Physical Therapy. She completed her physical therapy degree at the University of Washington in 1994.

Randy Kramer is the new principal at Tenino (Wash.) Middle School. He was previously the vice-principal at Elma (Wash.) High School.

Michael Isensee and Jana Schofield were married on June 16 at Holden Village, Chelan, Wash. Jana is the college and youth adult ministry pastor at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Michael will pursue organic farming or work on environmental issues.

Michelle Jackson and Luke Hammons were married on Aug. 4 in Chelan, Wash. Michelle is a teacher in the Mukilteo (Wash.) School District and Luke works at United Parcel Service.

Kimberly (Catlin) Redmon and her husband, Terry, announce the birth of Noelle Frances, on Dec. 5. She joins Hayley, Hannah, and Malia.

CR: Kari Anderson

Jeff and Susan (Haniger '96) Fritz announce the birth of Emma Rose, on Aug. 23. She joins Jacob Alexander, 3. Jeff is a territory representative for Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, and Susan is a homemaker.
Nicole (Fernald) Hatch and her husband, Kurt, have returned for a second year of teaching at an international school in Shanghai, China.
Kari (Walker) McCauley served six years in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps as an officer and labor and delivery nurse. She was stationed in Puerto Rico and Pensacola, Fla.. She was released from active duty in 1999. Kari and her husband, Brandon, were married in 1998. After living in Jacksonville, Fla., they now live on Whidbey Island.

Maria (Palacios) Iglesias and her husband, John, announce the birth of their daughter, Trinity Marie, on April 10, 2001. Maria quit her job at Weyerhaeuser to become a full time mom and homemaker.

Dan and Jennifer (Kreger) Nickel announce the birth of Margaret "Maggie" Jane, on Oct. 29. Dan received a masters of environmental science degree from the University of Washington in September 2000. He is an environmental engineer at The Watershed Company in Kirkland, Wash.

Masahiro Mori is a part-time student at Kobe (Japan) YMCA language school.

Todd and Kimberli (Nicholas '97) Sandberg moved to Spokane in June. Todd accepted an athletic training position at Whitworth College and Kimberli is working at Sacred Heart Hospital in the CICU.

Jana Renae Mulder
Jana Renae Mulder

Mark Mulder and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of Jana Renae, on Nov. 15.

Stacie (Catterall) Krabill and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of Anna Olivia, on Oct. 29. She joins Ellie, 4.

Ethan Thomas Hampton

Jennifer (Graham) Hampton and her husband, David, announce the birth of Ethan Thomas, on June 22. Jennifer resigned her portfolio management position at Atlanta Capital to be a stay-at-home mom.

Joni (Roback) Pfeiffer and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of their son, Caden James, on Feb. 6, 2001. The family recently moved to Minnesota where Jason is an attorney with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. Joni enjoys staying home with Cade, planning their new home and being back near her family.

CR: Dan Lysne and
Catherine Overland

Robin Phillips and Brian White were married on Aug. 25, in Bellevue, Wash. Robin is a technical writer at IDX, a healthcare systems company and Brian is a network systems consultant.

Vern and Shelly (Lowney) Mills announce the birth of Alex Christian, on July 9. He joins Jacob Bryan, 1. Vern is a special education teacher, athletic director and football coach in the Clover Park School District in Tacoma. Shelly is a stay-at-home mom.

Kiersten (Kelpman) Banica and her husband, Mihai, spent five weeks last summer in Romania visiting Mihai's family and leading a construction team from their church, Life Center, in Tacoma. The team helped build Agape Christian Education Center, Romania, a training center for pastors. In September, Kiersten and Mihai started Bountiful Blessings Elder Care, an adult family home. They live in Gig Harbor, Wash.

Matthew Mihelich is the new principal at Lyman Elementary School in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. He received his master's degree and principal credentials from Western Washington University in December 2000.

Petteri and Mia (Seppanen '93) Maki announce the birth of Joel, on Aug. 1. Petteri was promoted to managing director at Computer Associates Finland on April 1, 2001.
Cheryl Graf received a 2001 Nursing Excellence Award for community service from NurseWeek magazine. Cheryl is a nurse practitioner and the clinical director of the sexual assault nurse examiner program at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Bremerton, Wash.

Louann Sears-Bean received the 2001 Nursing Excellence Award for leadership from Nurse Week magazine. Louann is the director of registration services and patient support services at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Bremerton, Wash.

David Patterson has a new position as personal trainer at the Frank Russell Co., in Tacoma. He assists associates in their quest for fitness. David is also the owner and lead trainer of Personal Training Systems, where he trains local athletes. David also does public speaking on fitness and health.

Paige Allison Kubicek
Paige Allison Kubicek

Krista Kubicek and her husband, Todd, announce the birth of Paige Allison, on Aug. 4.

Chris Albrecht recently founded his own online movie magazine. www.cineminit.com

Benjamin and Kimberly (Liefeld '93) Moore announce the birth of Emily, on Nov. 12.

Aaron ('94, '98) and Rachel (Firman '95) Hubler announce the birth of Cassandra Rose, on Sept. 4.

CR: Erin (Koster) Fuller and Marit (Rasmussen) Nierman

Krista Anderson and Andrew Dirkman were married on Aug. 19, 2000 in Issaquah, Wash. Kim Griffin Esperon '94, Stefanie Mattie Heinen '95, and Heidi McGuire Bethel '95 were in the wedding. Krista received a master's degree in biological sciences from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, in December 2000, and is an account manager at Roche Diagnostics. Andrew is a MBA student.

Julianne Pagel and Anton Bogaty

Julianne Pagel and Anton Bogaty were married on May 6 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bothell, Wash. After PLU, Julianne earned a master's of science degree in technical communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. She is a community liaison for the Seattle School District and Anton is a director of animation for Tooned In, Inc.

Kim (Lindekugel) Carty and her husband, Matt, purchased their first home in June. They live in Forest Grove, Ore.

Kellie Schacher and Darren McCarty were married on June 30 in Salem, Ore. Kellie is the drama director and teacher at Centennial High School in Gresham, Ore., and Darren is the stores supervisor at Horizon Airlines. They have purchased a home in Gresham.

Nathan Aune moved back to Denmark to be with his fiancée, Trive. He began a new position as CIO of Learning Lab in January. He previously worked as a freelance musician and web programmer in New York City.

Skyler Cobb and Kim Patman were married on June 30 in Boise, Idaho. Skyler is a real estate consultant and Kim is an accountant.

Tamara (Karman) Finch earned a national teacher certification in 2001. She is a fifth-grade teacher in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Carol Tobian has a new position in public affairs and as the I.S.O. advocate at TransEnergie U.S. Ltd., an electric merchant transmission developer located in the U.S. and Australia.

Gregory Freitag and Laurie O'Neill were married in October. Gregory will receive his medical doctorate from United States Uniformed Services University in May. He will also be promoted to lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

Alyssa May Hershey
Alyssa May Hershey

Andrew and Jennie (Lee) Hershey announce the birth of Alyssa May, on July 5. Jennie received a master's degree in education from the University of Washington and Andrew received a M.S.P.E. with a sports administration specialization from Seattle Pacific University, both in June.

Ann (Gullickson) Weese and her husband, Roger, announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Lynn, on Dec. 16.

CR: Steve and Kim (Nadon) Leifsen

Andrew Nierman and Tishangela Giesbrecht were married on July 1 at Lakeside Gardens in Portland, Ore. Doug '95 and Marit (Rasmussen '95) Nierman, Beth Nierman '92 and Tory Schmidt '92, Taj '96 and Andrea (Smedes '96) Giesbrecht, Jon Olson '96, and Matt Chase '96 were in the wedding. The bride and groom honeymooned in Hawaii and are living in Ann Arbor, Mich. Andrew also recently won $25,000 from TopCoder Collegiate Challenge, a computer programming competition, in June. The competition was open to college students in the U.S. and Canada.

Kelly Davis and his wife, Nancy, announce the birth of Patricia (Patty) Irene, on Nov. 10.
Diane Sklow is an attorney for the Associated Counsel for the Accused in Seattle. She received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law in May 1999.
Melanie Wright and Ryoma Ohi were married on July 28 in Spokane. Melanie is a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School. Ryoma is a research fellow.

Ellie Yun Jiang and Jeff Miller were married on June 30 at the Washington State Park Arboretum. Ellie is a marketing analyst for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Jeff is a pilot for Northwest Airlines.

Brett and Wendy (Howard) Talbert announce the birth of Jessamyn Joan, on Nov. 20.

Colin Arnold is in the Master's in Education degree program at Portland State (Ore.) University. He is also a teaching assistant in the Beaverton School District. Colin and his wife, Ellen, celebrated their first year of marriage in August.

CR: Andrew and Stephanie (Merle) Tomlinson

Brian Carion was assigned to the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70, homeported in Bremerton, Wash. He is the critical care nurse for 5000 officers and enlisted men. His two-year duty began in November.

Michael Gintz and Anne Novotney, were married on Nov. 25, 2000 at Marine View Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. Ryan Alexander '98, Jason Laukaitis '97, and Monica (Ricarte) Hurley '94, '99, were in the wedding ceremony. Michael is a CPA at Brantley, Janson, Yost, and Ellison in Federal Way, Wash. Anne is the associate director for the Annual Fund and Q Club at PLU. They live in Tacoma.

Tracey Sund received her law degree from the New England School of Law in May 2001. She graduated cum laude and also received the school's service award. In July, she passed the Massachusetts bar exam and was sworn in as an attorney in January. Tracey is now a law clerk for the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.

Susan (Jacot) Butler received her registered nurse license in July and is working as a registered nurse in orthopedics at Community Hospital of the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula. Her husband, Bryce, is working on his master's degree at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Cherie Noble and Mary Niemela '98 opened their new business, Independent Specialty Nurses (ISN), in June. ISN, a nursing agency that provides healthcare staff to Western Washington hospitals, is in Auburn, Wash.

Tamara (Spencer) Brester received a M.S. degree in curriculum instruction from Portland (Ore.) State University in June. She is a third-grade teacher in the West Linn/Wilsonville, Ore., area.

Heidi Hamilton and Michael Wasem were married on Sept. 15 at Lake Quinault (Wash.) Lodge. Heather N. (Harris '98) Comer was the maid of honor. Heidi is a technical support manager and Michael is a public relations account manager. The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico.

Sarah Werner and Timothy Bostelle were married on April 16, 2001 at the Tacoma Municipal Building. They also had a ceremony and reception on Aug. 18 at Bostwick's in McKenna, Wash. Sarah is a professional/technical adviser at Pierce College in Puyallup. She is currently in the Master's in Social Work program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Timothy is a computer support analyst.

Phillip Johannessen completed a M.P.T. degree in Eastern Washington University physical therapy program. He is working in Spokane at a skilled nursing facility.

Heide Helgeson and Mark Cassidy were married on Oct. 6 at Ballard First Lutheran Church in Seattle. Anna Marie Harris '97 was a bridesmaid and Nancy Connor, PLU campus pastor, officiated. Heide is a project manager at Accenture and Mark is a commodity manager at PACCAR.

Karen Rod and Scott Hanseth were married on Aug. 11 in Silvana, Wash. Karen is a first-grade teacher in the Stanwood (Wash.) School District and Scott works for Hughes Farms.

Jacob Dean Carrell
Jacob Dean Carrell

Jason and Shari (Sinnes '96) Carrell announce the birth of Jacob Dean, on Oct. 26. Jason is a math teacher and coach and Shari is a fifth grade teacher, both in the Bethel School District in Spanaway.

Jason Laukaitis and Darcy Shrives were married on May 19 in West Linn, Ore. Michael Gintz '96, Morten Evensen '98, and Sarah Brookshire '99 were in the wedding. Jason is a corporate paralegal for Venture Law Group and Sarah is the manager of corporate sales at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle.

CR: Shannon Herlocker and Nate Sears

Erika Thompson and Christian Anderson were married on Sept. 1, in Newberg, Ore. Erika is the network supervisor at Unionbay in Kent, Wash., and Christian is a technical analyst.

Sarah Roemer and Carlos de la Torre were married on Aug. 18, in San Antonio. Lewissa Swanson '98, Kate Moehring '98, and Stephanie Lund '94 participated in the wedding. Sarah is a student at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and is currently serving as an intern at the San Antonio Peace Center and Spirit of Life Lutheran worshiping community.

Christina Sarrensen accepted a teaching position in the Kalispell (Mont.) School District and moved to Whitefish in August. Living 15 minutes from the top of Big Mountain Ski Resort, her first order of business was to buy a season pass. Christina welcomes friends to come visit.

Matt Torfin was recently promoted to manager of air freight at Alaska Airlines in Anchorage.

Brett Wallen received a doctorate of dental surgery degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco on June 17, 2001. He is now in the Advanced Clinical Experience program at University of the Pacific's Union City Dental Care Center.

Tuan Nguyen and Sarah Ofner '99 were recently married. They live in Portland, Ore., where Sarah is attending dental school at Oregon Health Sciences University and Tuan is a staffing consultant at Mentor Graphics.

Aaron Lafferty has a new position as weekend supervising producer at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was previously at KGW-TV in Portland, Ore.

Carolyn Benard is in her second year as a supervisor for an AmeriCorps team after completing a year of service as a member. She served as a coordinator for a senior nutrition program at a local Community Action Council in 1999-2000. She now coordinates 21, 18-to-25-year-olds. Her responsibilities include recruiting, training, and mentoring the members, building and maintaining partnerships with local social service agencies, and helping to coordinate community service projects.

Mary Niemela and Cherie Noble '97 opened their new business, Independent Specialty Nurses (ISN), in June. INS, a nursing agency that provides healthcare staff to Western Washington hospitals, is in Auburn, Wash.

Kaia Benson works at the International Research Exchanges Board in Washington, D.C. She administers programs that bring scholars and professionals, from the former Soviet regions, to the United States to conduct research. Previously she was an English teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of Uzbekistan for two years.

CR: Karlene Miles and
Julie Johnston

Genevieve Shook and Ben McGrann '01 were married on July 14, in McKenna, Wash. Christine Faldet '99, Heather Magoon '99, and Elissa Dornan '95 were in the wedding ceremony. Genevieve is a registered nurse at Madigan Army Medical Center. Ben graduated in December with a degree in business and finance. They live in McKenna.
Cindy Baller is the program manager at Washington Women's Employment in Kent, Wash.

Jhenavyeve Paterno
Jhenavyeve Paterno

Kimberly and Daniel Paterno announce the birth of Jhenavyeve, on July 23. Kim is the Safe School Zone specialist for Safe Streets, Tacoma, and Dan is a child and family therapist for Greater Lakes Mental Health in Lakewood.

Nikki Schneider and Garrett Fisher were married on June 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Cori Kenney '99 was the maid of honor. Nikki is attending law school in Boston and Garrett is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

Matthew and Heather (Bryant) Nelson live in Olympia. Heather is a graduate student and Matthew is an engineer at Siemens.

Dave Lester was a graphic/web designer for two years at a sports company in Seattle before he left to open LesterStudio Creative, a freelance design business. He recently accepted a director position related to the company he worked for in Seattle and now lives in Nashville, Tenn.

Aaron and Amy (Pardini) Sonnichsen are living in Asia where Aaron is teaching high school and Amy is teaching English as a second language part time and working in an orphanage. This is a two-year commitment.

Jody Burfoot and Mark Stewart were married on Aug. 4 in Port Angeles, Wash. Eve Otten '99 and Melissa Ross '99 were in the wedding ceremony. Jody and Mark are small business developers for PLB Enterprises, Inc. They live in Seattle.

Melissa Bakos and Christopher Maciejewski were married on July 28 in Tualatin, Ore. Melissa is an advertising account coordinator for TMP Worldwide and Christopher is an engineer for DKS Associates, both in Portland, Ore.

Kelle Rose is in the Master's in Social Work degree program at St. Louis (Mo.) University. She is focusing on community development and international social work.

Heidi Johnson and Zachary Hiatt
Heidi Johnson and Zachary Hiatt

Heidi Johnson and Zachary Hiatt were married on Aug. 18 in Big Lake, Wash. Leif Johnson '02, Kyann (Johnson) Dejong '95, Melanie Norris, Andrew Finstuen '99, David Krueger '99, Natty Gregorcewiz '99, Crystal Eide, and Peter Finstuen '98 participated in the wedding ceremony. Heidi is a teacher at Warner Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles and Zachary is a field service engineer at Applied Biosystems.

Jennifer Wilson is an account executive at Titan Systems Corporation in San Diego.

CR: Ashley Orr

Michele Hulbert and Michael Pedee were married on June 16 at United Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Michele is the children, youth and family director at United Lutheran Church.

Nicole Pedersen was promoted to assistant account executive at the Susan Magrino Agency in New York City. She is doing branding and publicity for Frederic Fekkai, Harper's Bazaar magazine, Laura Mercier Cosmetics and Avon Salon Spa. She lives with Marjie Sackett '00 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Erik Denmark is a procurement agent at Boeing in Auburn, Wash.

Brooke Mattox began working for the Washington Education Association in March 2001. She works in the communications department at their headquarters in Federal Way, Wash.

Sarah Stauffer received a M.A. degree from the University of Chicago in June.

Onora Lien is in her second year of the Ph.D. program in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. She is working as a graduate research assistant with the Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins and is a member of a research team conducting fieldwork in New York City. The project is documenting the ongoing volunteer participation in the emergency response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. The research will aid in developing policy guidelines for emergency responders in the public health and medical communities. Onora has started training as a disaster relief volunteer with the American Red Cross.


Shirley (Hecht) Glassen died on Aug. 3.

Linka (Deberry) Johnson died on Jan. 3, 2002.

Fredrick Sutter died on Dec. 21.

Wesley Hillman died on Dec. 17.

Howard Larson died on June 15.

Delores (Wallen) Wivag died on July 27.

Robert Haglund died on Oct. 10.

Robert Crumbaugh died on Dec. 18.

Donald Eugene Strandness died on Jan. 7, 2002.

Carl Lennard "Len" Nelson died on Dec. 19.

Jewel (Kelly) Olsen died in December.

Ron Sterland died on Dec. 24.

Phyllis (Jensen) St. John died on July 7.

Spence Aust died on Oct. 16.

Harold Bakken died on Aug. 19.
Milton Jeter died on Nov. 30.

Irene (Nilsen) Hultgren died on Nov. 15.

Theodora (Gulhaugen) Mebust died in January, 2002.

Jerald Phillips died on Sept. 21.

Robert Meade died on Oct. 21.

James Taylor died on Nov. 16.

Gary Hanson died on July 7.

Gail Roen died on July 6.
Josephine Hould died on March 31.

Mikkel Thompson died on Jan. 14, 2002.

Archie Sherrell died on Oct. 8.

Marsha Ostruske died on Oct. 3.

Christina (Remington) Gordon died on Oct. 16.

Kenneth Colburn died on Oct. 13.

Thomas McCrum died on Sept. 21.

Karen (Kelly) Green died on Oct. 30.

Faculty and Friends

Katharine Monroe, faculty emeritus, died on Oct. 4.

Louis Schatz died on Sept. 22.

Gretchen Voge spent the last year working at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Md. She is now a student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Therese (Affholter) Nation and her husband, Richard, announce the birth of their first child, Joshua, on Oct. 25. Therese is a registered nurse at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

Kerri Nelson and Aaron Gentile '98 were married on Aug. 4, 2000. Danielle Hodge '00, Mary Beth Leeper '00, Nikki (Mathieu) Gray '94, Alyssa Eguchi '00, Nicole Cunningham '00, Laura Lucas '00, Gavin Brem '99, Chad Balcom '99, and Chris Hippe '98 were in the wedding ceremony. Kerri and Aaron are teachers in the Fife (Wash.) School District.
Sherry (Dow) Huff is a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist. She provides in-home services for two counties in Northern Idaho. Sherry is also working on her master's degree in community and family counseling at the University of Idaho.

Brian Vertrees and Brianne McQuaig '01
Brian Vertrees and Brianne McQuaig '01

Brian Vertrees and Brianne McQuaig '01 were married on July 14 at Red Tail Canyon Farm in Leavenworth, Wash. Holly Peterson '01, Sumerlin Larsen '01, Corey Shamley '00, Mike Roberts '99, Tyler Imig '01, and Curt Gavigan '00 were in the wedding ceremony. Brian is a project manager at Market Trends, Inc., and Brianne is an account coordinator at The Domain Group.

Corey Dunn is a mathematics graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of Oregon. He recently received the Dan Kimble First Year Teaching Award for his enthusiasm and dedication in teaching lower-division mathematics courses.

Gregg Kuhlmann will begin the M.S. degree program in biomedical science at Kirksville (Missouri) College of Osteopathic Medicine in June.

Kristin Ludwig will complete the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program at Seattle University in June. She is also a chaplain intern at St. Joseph Medical Center Mental Health Unit in Tacoma.

CR: Linda (Hutson) pyle and Keith Pranghofer

Rebecca Sanders and Erik Larson were married on Aug. 18 at Little Church on the Prairie in Lakewood, Wash. Jennifer McRae '01 was the maid of honor. Rebecca Stephenson '01, Lesley Wilcox '01, Amy Berrenberg '01, and Erin Dressel '01 provided the music. Rebecca and Erik are data analysts at the Washington State Office of Financial Management in Olympia.

Sarah Allen and Aaron Caprye '00
Sarah Allen and Aaron Caprye '00

Sarah Allen and Aaron Caprye '00 were married on June 2 at Puget Sound Christian Center in Tacoma. Matt Allen '83 officiated the ceremony. Mike Hoye '85, Kaj Martin '99, Scott Sailer '99, David Allen '00, Chad Johnson '00, Tara Roberts '00, Stacy Croft '00, Christina Mooney '02, Renata Browne '02 and Leah Orcutt '03 participated in the wedding ceremony. Aaron is a math teacher at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup and Sarah is a staffing consultant for Express Personnel Services in Tacoma. They live in Parkland.

Greg Thomas is a teacher at the Truman Center, formerly Truman Alternative High School, in Federal Way, Wash. The Truman Center is one of 16 Gates Foundation Achiever schools. Greg has a history and social studies endorsement but as a generalist he is allowed to teach all high school subjects. www.bigpicture.org

Amanda Stocking is the music director for band, choir and general music for the Mossyrock (Wash.) School District.

Tauni Sperb and Erik Samuelson were married on July 14. Fiona Dobbins '01, Sadie Heilman '01, Chris Duppenthaler '01, and Jason Hanson '01 were in the wedding ceremony. Tauni is a registered nurse at Oakland Children's Hospital and Erik is a graduate student at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley. They live in Berkeley, Calif.

Kristen Russell is working on her Ph.D. in chemical oceanography at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Jocelyn Flick and David Sutherland were married on Oct. 27 at First Congregational Church in Tacoma. Jocelyn is a hemodialysis technician at St. Joseph Medical Center and David is a detention officer at Remann Hall, Pierce County Juvenile Detention Center, both in Tacoma.

Paula Kirby is the special events coordinator at The Baltimore Zoo.

Margaret Stuart accepted a position as hospital account manager ESI at Lederle, in December. Her territory covers Washington, Alaska, and Oregon.

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