Dean's Student Advisory Board
The Pacific Lutheran University SOAC Student Advisory Board serves as the primary source of student advice to the Dean of the School and as student ambassadors for prospective SOAC students. The board consists of representation from across the SOAC disciplines as selected by the respective chair of the department or director of the program. Representatives hold their positions for one academic year and meet on a monthly basis with the Dean of the School.
Current and prospective students should feel free to contact any of these board members directly. The SOAC Student Advisory Board members offer their own unique view of the SOAC experience.
Art and Design
Taylor Cox is a sophomore from Snohomish, Wa. pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She is currently the Activities Director for Ordal’s Resident Hall Council (RHC) and is involved in PLU’s Dance Ensemble. She is studying away in Dubai during J-Term 2013 and is excited to further her education while immersing herself in another culture.
Lauren Peterson is a Junior from Nashville, TN, pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics. She is involved in PLU’s Dance Ensemble and works as a Student Intern in the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations where she has the opportunity to sit on committees which plan events, and use her artistic and interpersonal skills. On any given night, she can be found in one of the various studios in Ingram Hall. Lauren plans to attend PLU's Masters of Arts in Education program so she may teach Elementary Art. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah is a junior from Marysville, Washington, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She has plans to study away during January of this year in Dubai, which will hopefully lead to more travel opportunities in her future. Hannah hopes to incorporate her love of art and the joy of serving others into a position working with a non-profit organization post graduation. In addition to academics, Hannah is also involved in reDesign, an organization on campus that works to incorporate sustainable practices within the realm of art and design, as well as being a member of the University Student Museum Advisory Committee with the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. email@example.com
Pam Barker is a junior double majoring in Communication and Political Science. She is originally from Meridian, Idaho. Pam loves studying communication because it allows her to constantly question and attempt to understand the world. Pam is president of the PLU Speech and Debate team and travels frequently to competitions around the country and internationally. Pam also works as Social Justice Director for the campus Residence Hall Association. When she’s not working on schoolwork or debate, you can often find Pam at a local coffee shop talking about politics over a vanilla latte. firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather, a senior communication major with an emphasis in journalism and a business minor, is from Puyallup, WA. At PLU, she is a journalism producer at MediaLab, president of photography club and a photographer for the athletic department. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Mooring Mast, the student-run weekly newspaper, and president of the PLU Society of Professional Journalists chapter, which won regional campus chapter of the year under her leadership. She also runs her own Pierce County photography business, Heather Perry Photography. Heather has interned in the photo department at The News Tribune; as a reporter and photographer for The Peninsula Gateway and sister newspaper The Puyallup Herald; as a communication intern at Rainier View Christian Church; and with Women of Vision, a volunteer ministry of World Vision. Her portfolio is available online here. email@example.com
Nicole "Colee" Ueland
Nicole "Colee" Ueland is a senior Communication major with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising and a minor in Business Administration. She was born and raised in Renton, Washington before moving to PLU in 2009. Most of what she does is off campus but she still stays connected to the PLU community by attending events and openings. Her passion is working in social media. While working as a Marketing Intern at Franke Tobey Jones over the summer an interest in the field began to grow. She learned how interactive and rewarding working with different media platforms was and now is the Social Media Consultant for the non profit. Besides staying busy with school work and FTJ social media she has worked at REI for 2 years as a Cashier, Customer Service Representative and Sales Specialist. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitchell Helton is a Sophomore B.F.A Theatre Major from Colorado Springs, Co. He is part of APO, the theatre honor society on campus. He is also the SOAC office assistant. He is a huge fan of hockey and is hoping that Seattle gets a team soon. Mitchell also loves spending time in the outdoors and spent this past summer as a camp counselor in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. email@example.com
Cori is a senior Theatre major. She is also manager of Theatre House.
Kraig Partridge is Junior from Tacoma, WA. pursuing a BFA in Technical Theatre with a minor in Music. A Rieke Scholar, Kraig can often be found in PLU's Diversity Center, bouldering at Climb Tacoma, or rehearsing in the Karen Hille Philips Studio Theater. Kraig is also a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the Theatre honor society on campus. (Go Loughs!) He currently works for Instructional Technologies as a student technician, and for PLU Theatre's Tech Crew as a student carpenter. After graduation, Kraig plans on travelling, broadening his horizons and exploring new opportunities in theatre and in life.
Michael Plagerman is a native of Lynden, WA. An organ performance major, he sings in the Choir of the West and the chapel choir and serves as organist at Federal Way United Methodist Church, and associate organist at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Des Moines. Michael also studies harpsichord with Katherine Habedank.
Amy Van Cleave
Amy Van Cleave is a sophomore studying Music Education. She plans on teaching elementary music with a cultural, world percussion twist. She is a member of the Percussion Ensemble, the University Orchestra, and the Wind Ensemble. She is a Mary Baker Russell Scholar, as well as a Rieke Scholar working in the Diversity Center. She plans on researching and teaching ethnic music and eventually teaching music at a high school level. She likes learning new, quirky instruments and exploring the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and traveling globally. firstname.lastname@example.org
Miranda Matson-Jewett is a junior at Pacific Lutheran University, working towards her Bachelors of Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. She is a student of Janeanne Houston, focusing on classical repertoire and opera. This year she is a returning second soprano in the University Choral and performed as First Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute. Her past productions and performances include title roles in The Fantasticks and The Lucky Stiff, co-direction of Shelton High School's 2010 Night of Music Theatre, and a performance of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aterna in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NY. email@example.com