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Homecoming 2004

Will officially launch PLU GOLD: Graduates Of the Last Decade, which focuses on special events, programs and services for alums from the previous 10 years. PLU GOLD won’t end after Homecoming weekend – it will be a way to stay connected with other Lutes. Homecoming weekend is just the beginning of great things to come!

With more than 8,000 graduates in the past 10 years, it’s impossible to capture all the memories in just a few pictures. But we’ve chosen a few shots of previous games, Songfest productions, Homecoming royalty and other festivities to show you how much fun students and recent grads have had at Homecoming since 1994. For more information about PLU GOLD call 253-535-7415 or e-mail


Classes Without Quizzes
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., PLU campus

Homecoming Chapel
10:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church

Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
11 a.m., University Center

Homecoming Golf Scramble
1-5 p.m., PLU Golf Course

50th Anniversary Dinner for the Class of 1954
6 p.m., University Center

PLU GOLD President’s Reception
6:30 p.m., Gonyea House

PLU GOLD Kick-off Bash at 21 Commerce
8:30 p.m., downtown Tacoma


Coffee talk: Ron Ho ’58
8 a.m., Mortvedt Library lobby

Into the Streets Campus Community Service Project
8:30 a.m., Red Square

Heritage Lecture featuring Jeremy Desel ’91
9 a.m., Xavier Hall

Alumni Swim Meet
9 a.m., PLU Pool

50th Champagne Brunch for the Class of 1954
10 a.m., Gonyea House

25th Champagne Brunch for the Class of 1979
10 a.m., Faculty House

Class Reunion Brunches
10 a.m., University Center

Nursing Alumni Brunch
10 a.m., University Center

Lute Camp for Kids
10 a.m., University Center

Alumni Tent & Lutes vs. Linfield Wildcats
12:30 p.m., Sparks Stadium

Tacoma Art Museum and Dale Chilhuly Walking Tour
1 p.m., downtown Tacoma

Faculty House Intermission
4:30 p.m., Faculty House

Homecoming Gala
6:30 p.m., Olson Auditorium


Golden Club Brunch
9 a.m., Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Pancake Feed
9:30 a.m., University Center

Homecoming Worship
11 a.m., Mary Baker Russell Music Center


Alumni Recognition Award Nominations

Awards are given each year to alumni, friends and students for outstanding achievements and years of service. Nominations must include supporting letters and be returned to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations by Jan. 31, 2005. Here are the categories:

Distinguished Alumnus Award
Through years of dedication and service, this alumnus has achieved professional or vocational distinction.


Outstanding Alumnus Award
Awarded to an alumnus, beyond 15 years of graduation, who has excelled in a special area of life.


Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award
Awarded to an alumnus, within 15 years of graduation, who has excelled in a special area of life.


Heritage Award
Awarded to an alumnus for years of distinguished service to the university.


Special Recognition Award
Awarded to an alumnus or friend of the university who has uniquely served the university.


Alumni Service Award
Awarded to an alumnus who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer leadership and/or service to their community.


Brian C. Olson Student Leadership Award
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated potential for a lifelong commitment to the university and the alumni association.



Picture Perfect

Paula (Heyer) Billings ’63 and Judy Perry ’63 traveled to Toyko during spring break. Pictured here on the way to the Sensoji Temple, Paula teaches in the Clover Park School District, and Judy is managing director for Merrill Lynch in Honolulu.

Pencil Us In

Upcoming events

September 25-26
Alumni Board Fall Meeting

October 1-3
Homecoming Weekend

October 16
Tailgate at Chapman Univ., Orange, Calif.

October 23
Tailgate at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore.

October 29-31
Family Weekend

October 31
Parents Council Fall Meeting

November 6
Tailgate at Menlo College, Atherton, Calif.

November 13
Tailgate at Whitworth College, Spokane

December 3
Christmas Concert, First United Methodist, Portland

December 4
Christmas Concert, First Presbyterian, Seattle

December 5
Christmas Concert and pre-concert Q Club Reception, campus

For more information: or call 800-ALUM-PLU.

Legacy Lutes

Children of grads carry on the PLU tradition

Fall is always an exciting time, as more than 950 new students arrive on campus. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes these Legacy Lutes—students whose parents graduated from or attended PLU. We recognize these alumni parents for their continued generational support and are thrilled to have them actively involved with their alma mater.

  • Carolyn Adams, Bert and Beth
  • (Liming ’81) Adams
  • Katherine Allen, Richard and Suzanne
  • (Otis ’01) Lane
  • Lindsey Allen, Wayne and Laura (Midtsater ’43) Allen
  • Colby Anardi, Kim and Lynda Anardi
  • Jillian Bartling, Victor ’81 and Cindy Bartling
  • Jessica Billdt, John ’76 and Sharon Billdt
  • Rebecca Black, Gerald and Roberta (Dowling ’75) Black
  • Ryan Booth, Charlie and Trudy ’93 Booth
  • Jeremy Bush, Arnold and Karen Bush
  • Brittini Callies, Michael Callies and Sandra Porritt
  • Jennifer Campbell, Scott and (Karen ’00) Campbell
  • John Carlsen, John ’81 and Kimberly (Hopkins ’82) Carlsen
  • Jessica Caulkins, Robert ’79 and Lisa (Catterall ’81) Caulkins
  • Kenneth Chilcoat, Alan and Carol (Holden ’77) Chilcoat
  • Kimberly Cotton, David and Barbara (Orr ’78) Cotton
  • Christopher Cutler, Gerald and Sigrid (Olsen ’80) Cutler
  • Meighen Donnelly, Guy Kauffman and Leticia Donnelly-Kauffman ’00
  • Theresa Duarte, Kathy Duarte-Wilson ’90 and David Wilson
  • Daniel Eppelsheimer, Gary and Janet (Dambach ’71) Eppelsheimer
  • Elizabeth Erie, Michael ’76 and Amy Erie
  • Kyle Eskelin, David and Lisa ’82 Eskelin
  • Emily Ewen, Robert and Patricia (Walker ’78) Ewen
  • Dallas Farrell, Tracy Farrell and Maria Warden-Farrell
  • Kael Fisher, Kipp and Lois (Kullberg ’76) Fisher
  • Amber Fisk, Donald and Sharon Fisk
  • Nels Flesher, Harry and Elizabeth ’79 Flesher
  • Katie Fletcher, Terrell ’79 and Michelle (Novack ’82) Fletcher
  • Myja Freese, Paul ’75 and Patty (Millson ’76) Freese
  • Joseph Fries, Cameron ’79 and Phyllis (Hisgrove ’79) Fries
  • Kristina Garabedian, Sharon Garabedian
  • Krista Gunstone, Reed ’77 and Diane (Nieman ’80) Gunstone
  • Brittany Hale, Everett ’72 and Pamela Hale
  • Belinda Ho, John and Suzanne Ho
  • Brandon Hood, Edwin and Lynette (Hoegh ’79) Hood
  • Timothy Houghland, David and Mary Houghland
  • Laurel Jackman, David and Brigitte (Greve ’71) Jackman
  • Brett Jacobsen, Harold and Susan Jacobsen
  • Victoria James, Gordon and MaryAnne ’96 James
  • Ian Jamieson, Dan ’77 and Linda (Alexander ’77) Jamieson
  • Sarah Johnson, Daniel ’76 and Darcy (Berube ’78) Johnson
  • Michael Jorgensen, Douglas and Sandra Jorgensen
  • Randi Kerr, Robert ’80 and Kimberly ’81 Kerr
  • Erik Krippaehne, Bill and Michelle (Knoph ’74) Krippaehne
  • Danjel Lessard, Joseph Lessard and Marie Nordquist-Lessard
  • Kari Liebert, Daniel and Karen (Knutsen ’78) Liebert
  • Amanda Luebke, Glen and Cynthia (Sovereign ’77) Luebke
  • Alexander Lyle, George and Sonna (Cook ’81) Lyle
  • Erin McEntire, Michael ’82 and Cynthia (Wolf ’81) McEntire
  • Paul McLaughlin, Robert and Nelline McLaughlin
  • Erik Mitchell, Gary Mitchell ’80 and Inger Alt
  • Alicia Moore, Henry and Maureen Moore
  • Megan Murray, Terry and Lori (Andrews ’81) Murray
  • Kristina Nelson, Elvin ’71 and Mary Nelson
  • Melanie Newport, Mark and Vivian ’99 Newport
  • Steven Nugent, Douglas ’83 and Karen Nugent
  • Christine Olsen, Richard and Diane (Van Vleet ’81) Olsen
  • Rebecca O ’Neill, Patricia Kirkwood ’80
  • Shannon Paselk, Alan Willingham and Tammy Paselk-Willingham
  • Alicia Patterson, Barbara Adams
  • Brittany Pedone, Mary Asami and Asami Hiro
  • Keith Petersen, Duane ’74 and Jane (Rice ’75) Petersen
  • Courtney Poole, Daniel and Kathryn (Drewes ’72) Poole
  • Timothy Powell, Tom Powell
  • Elizabeth Price, Gregory ’78 and Jamie Price
  • Kathleen Ross, James ’68 and Cynthia Ross
  • Jamie Rottle, James ’77 and Tanya Rottle
  • Stacie Sickler, Stephen and Pauline Edmunds
  • Tory Silvestrin, Anthony and Terry (Monson ’72) Silvestrin
  • Bonnie Simpson, Lewis Simpson ’71 and Lynn Bratlie ’71
  • Matthew Sinnes, Leroy ’70 and Sandra (Olsen ’70) Sinnes
  • Joel Smith, David ’72 and Margaret (Dryver ’74) Smith
  • Catherine Stout, Stephen ’69 and Barbara Stout
  • Courtney Stringer, Jeremy and Susan (Hildebrand ’76) Stringer
  • Alexander Thieman, Jon Thieman and Ann ’79 Mehl
  • Dustin Thomas, R. Dale ’83 and Cindy Thomas
  • Tove Tupper, Geoffrey and Nancy (Soderlund ’81) Tupper
  • David Van Cleve, George ’77 and Paulette (White ’77) Van Cleve
  • Benjamin Voetberg, James Voetberg and Ingrid ’83 Jones
  • Matt Webb, Steven and Dawn Webb
  • Angela Westmark, Tim and Nancy Westmark
  • Sarah Wilkins-Bentley, Charles Wilkins and Rhonda ’93 Jones
  • Edward Wolfe, Bethel and Christopher ’87 Wolfe
  • Paul Woolsey, Jon and Tamara ’82 Woolsey
  • Kendra Wright, Bruce and Marcia Wright

Calling all grandparents

Grandparents are an important part of the PLU family, too! If you know grandparents of current students who would like to become more involved with their grandchildren’s university, we’d love to know. Please send us their mailing information and student’s name to, and we will keep them informed of our latest news and events.

Lutes Online

What ever happened to that guy who dated my freshman roommate? Does anyone from my class know where I am? Check to see if your classmates are listed in our new PLU Alumni Online Community, and sign up today! Membership is free and exclusive to PLU alumni. Go to to sign up or find out more.


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