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As you might expect, the mercury dipped below freezing early February in
Colorado and Montana. However, the temperature inside at the PLU Connection
Events held in those states was warm. PLU alumni, parents, prospective students
and friends in Denver for a Connection Event just prior to the Choir of the
West Concert at Augustana Lutheran Church. It was the last stop of a six-day,
three-state tour for the student ensemble.
While the members of the Choir of the West headed back to Parkland to begin
the second semester of class, Laura Polcyn 75, 79, vice president
for admissions and enrollment, and Lauralee Hagen 75, 78, director
for alumni and parent relations, headed to Montana for events in Billings,
Missoula and Whitefish.
In March of 2002, the luncheon once known as the PLC/PLU Women of 30s,
40s and 50s Luncheon, came of age! The invitation to the gathering
was extended to all alumni women in the region.
To mark this occasion, we were fortunate to have 1979 PLU graduate and internationally
known artist Julie Ueland as
our featured speaker.
This year, Dr. Phyllis (Nybakke
61) Cavens, recipient of the 2002
Alumni Service Award, was invited to be our speaker. Phyllis is a pediatrician
and member of the Northwest Medical Team. Cavens has been with the team since
its beginnings in 1979 and has traveled to Thailand, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mexico,
Jamaica, Uzbekistan and Honduras.
Dr. Cavens also served as one of the doctors at the 1994 Olympic Games in Atlanta.