PLU 50th Reunion for the Class of 1972

Greetings Lutes! There was a great turnout of alumni at the Class of 1972 50th Reunion on Friday, October 7. Earlier in the day the Spurs and IKs met at 208 Garfield to reconnect. Also, many classmates went on a walking tour of campus before the reunion began! We continued to see  alums in the class attend the Football game, PLU on Tap, and the service at Trinity on Sunday morning followed by the Golden Club Brunch, where they were the youngest attendees!

Special thanks to Robin (George) Gehrs, Gerd-Inger (Gregersen) McDougall, and Nancy Schultz for creating this beautiful birch memory tree for classmates that have died. Each leaf has the classmate’s name and their date of death.

Class of 1972 Endowed Internship Fund

In celebration of their 50th reunion, the Class of 1972, represented by the 1972 Reunion Committee, has decided to create a lasting impact on PLU students by creating a new endowed internship fund.

Internships provide opportunities to elevate a student’s education and set them up for career success in ways that can’t be accomplished in the classroom alone. These experiences help students explore their vocation, grow their skills through direct experience, and provide a competitive advantage when entering the workforce.

Additionally, the committee has generously contributed two new trees that will be planted to honor the members of the Class of 1972 who are no longer with us. These trees will be planted in the heart of campus near Harstad Hall.


Angie Alexander (FACULTY)
Russ Andersen
Linda (Clement) Anderson
John Beck
Gayle (Severson) Berg
Dikka (Schnackenberg) Berven
Keith Berven
Emily (Reitz) Boleyn
Cherie (Johnson) Bradshaw
David Carlson
Flavia (Flaherty) Carlson
Laurel Clark
James Dunn
Rick Eastman
Karen (Roberts) Enhelder
Joe Evans
Gail (Botz) Garland
Robin (George) Gehrs
Lynda (Slovick) Hanson
Robert Hasselblad
Kathy (Meyer) Hauge
John Herzog (FACULTY)
Dianne (Torgerson) Hunziker
Dick Jobst (FACULTY)
Christie (Ness) Kaaland
Cheryl (Bergen) Koonsman
Steve Lansing
Irene Manalili
Paula (Seibert) Manley
Jody (Schwich) Marquardt
Gerd-Inger (Gregersen) McDougall
Mark McDougall
Karen (Walley) Olsen
David Paulson
Diane (Schaefer) Paulson
Carolyn (Belgum) Pendle
John Petersen (FACULTY)
Otto Petersen
Kristin (Bodin) Pulliam
Paul Richter
Pamela (Weeks) Russell
Mark Scholz
Diane (Christensen) Smith
Jeanette (Thorp) Sorensen
Jeff Spere
Molly Stuen
Don Swanson
Jan (Metcalf) Swartz
Jay Tappan
Nancy (Lundquist) Thiebes
Fred Tobiason (FACULTY)
Mike Willis (’72 & ’73)
Signe (Otheim)Wills
Franklin Wilson