Cierra Nalani Richards was named queen in the Queens for a Cure pageant, making her the face of Susan G. Komen cancer-research fundraising. Additionally, Cierra competed for the the title of Miss Washington/Pacific Northwest through International Junior Miss in February.
Misty Lang welcomed twins, Lana Louise Lang and Phoenix Ray Lang, on Nov. 12, 2017.
Kailey (Beard) Huber welcomed Hazel Suzanne Huber on Feb. 18.
Allison Groseclose earned her master’s degree in political theory from the London School of Economics.
Shannon Reynolds married Corbin Edwards in Issaquah, Washington, on Sept. 22, 2017.
Alicia (Diesch) Lopez graduated with her Master of Science in Counseling from Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas, in August 2017. She is now pursuing her doctorate in the Counselor Education Program at Texas Tech University.
Gary “Phil” Rempe ’13 and Molly (Shade) Rempe ’12 were married in Buena Vista, Colorado, on July 29, 2017. Many Lutes were in attendance. Pictured from left to right: Jeffrey Linxwiler ’14, David Wirth ’13, Megan Buchholz ’11, Erica Boyle ’13, James Tupper ’11, Colin Zinnecker ’11, Alex McDiarmid ’12, Molly Rempe, Phil Rempe, Allison Danforth ’11, Jackson Mowe ’13, PJ Edds ’13, Courtney Karwal ’13 and Tessa Heck-George ’13.
Preston Taylor ’12 married Kailynn Taylor on July 22, 201,7 in Santa Barbara, California. Lutes in the wedding party included James Clegg ’12, Klayton Fletcher ’13 and Steven Swanke Hedback ’12.
Mercedes (Begley) Leahy ’12 married Ryan Leahy on Sept. 30, 2017, in Arlington, Washington. Lutes in attendance included Anna (Stewart) Koonce ’12, Sonja Ruud ’12, Meagan Wehe ’12, Nick Oglesby ’12, Hannah Walton ’16, Harmony Young ’12, Alex Domine ’12 ’17, Michael Clark ’13, Kiersten Bowers ’13, Paige Griffith ’13 and Meg (Randich) Newton ’12.
Ashley Marshall graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with her Ph.D. in chemistry in May 2017. She moved to Oxford to begin work as a post-doctoral researcher.
Luke Terwilliger recently celebrated one year at i2i Population Health in Nashville, Tennessee, managing software implementation projects that enable health care providers to perform population health analytics and enhanced care coordination. He’s pictured here with his 8-month-old son, JT.
Matthew Kim ’10 and Jennifer (Emerson) Kim ’13 married on Aug. 26, 2017, in Spokane, Washington. Lutes in the wedding party included Stephanie Hatch ’12, Lesley Gardner ’13, Pat Carlisle ’09, Scott Posey ’10, Rayan Carter ’12 and Chase Mesford ’12.
Alex Eli and wife, Kat, welcomed twins, Addison Marie and Avery Lilly Eli, on Oct. 25, 2017.
Nick Page and wife, Christie, welcomed Adley Iris Page on Dec. 29, 2017.
Sean McIlraith and wife, Bekah, welcomed Sullivan Thomas McMilMac on Nov. 1, 2017.
Krystal (Anderson) Serrano and husband, Rodrigo, welcomed Luna Angeline Serrano on Jan. 8.
Lindsay (Tozier) and Seth Storby ’07 welcomed Brayden David Storby on Dec. 21, 2017.
Laine Walters Young and husband, Michael, welcomed their first child, Theodore James Walters Young, on Feb. 9.
Shella Biallas ’04 married Sigurd Grimsby ’04 — an exchange student from 2001 to 2002 — on Nov. 2, 2017, in a small ceremony at the Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, California. The ceremony was witnessed by longtime friends and PLU classmates Tamara Lynn Schaps ’04 and Andrew Sternard ’03.
Frank Jackson recently accepted a position with St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute Physiatry Practice in Spokane, Washington.
Alison (Stark) and James Leiman ’05 welcomed Siena Claire Leiman on July 24, 2017. Siena joins her brother, Miles.
Sean and Molly (Banks) Kennedy welcomed their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Kennedy. She joined her brother, Gavin, six weeks early on Oct. 31, 2017.
Peter Bonifaci ’02 and Jessica Darling ’03 welcomed their first child, Elena Rose Bonifaci, on Jan. 30.
Marty Mogk recently celebrated his second year with the Kodiak Cakes, a pancake company in Park City, Utah. He works from home in Burlington, Iowa, and volunteers at The Capitol Theater and Restoration Station.
Gerda (Wagner) Hunter received the Scandinavian Cultural Center Outstanding Service Award at the Nordic Jul Banquet on Dec. 16, 2017.
Michael Standish and his wife, Tracy ’92, retired from the U.S. Army on Jan. 31 after 28 years of service. Michael last served as the chief of CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives) defense operations for the United States Army Central Command. He intends to hike the Pacific Crest Trail this summer.
Douglas Becker was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. Doug is a tax lawyer in Denver, Colorado, and an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program.
Burton Foreman retired from university teaching after a 30-year career teaching English language and literature, as well as music composition. Burton’s career also featured time as an educational missionary, English teacher abroad and interpreter.