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2014 Inductees

PLU Mortar Board Members

Aaron Steelquist

Aaron Steelquist
Major: Geosciences
Involvement: ASPLU President, ASPLU Programs Director, ASPLU Venues Director, Orientation Guide, Gonyea Fellow. Studied Away in New Zealand and Neah Bay, Washington.

Allison Young

Allison Young
Major: Nursing
Involvement: Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Athlete Mentor, Pacific Lutheran University Neophyte Team Leader, Nursing Mentor, Pacific Lutheran University Writing Center Scheduler. Studied Away in Hawaii.

Austin Erler

Austin Erler
Major: Chemistry
Involvement: Teaching Assistant Tutor and Grader for the Chemistry Department, Resident Assistant, Science Symposium Presenter, Studied Away in Australia.

Blair Troudt

Blair Troudt
Major: Chemistry
Involvement: Undergraduate Researcher, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Big Buddies Mentor, America Reads Reading Tutor, Chemistry Department Teaching Assistant, Cycling Club President.

Brianna Walling

Brianna Walling
Majors: Global Studies, Political Science
Involvement: Admissions Ambassador, Office Assistant for the Department of Humanities, Residence Hall Association Social Justice Director, Outdoor Recreation Guide, Latinos Unidos Club. Studied Away in Argentina, and Holden Village, Washington.

Chelsea Neubauer

Chelsea Neubauer
Major: Nursing
Involvement: Delta Iota Chi Class Representative, Nursing Lab Worker, Patient Safety Assistant, Keithley Middle School Volunteer, Emergency Room Scribe. Studied Away in Hawaii .

Clara O'Brien

Clara O’Brien
Major: Psychology
Involvement: Amnesty International, Keithley Club, Residence Hall Council President, Psychology Research Team, Recognition Committee. Studied Away in Washington D.C.

Colton Heath

Colton Heath
Major: Economics
Leadership: Career Peer Educator, Resident Assistant with Additional Duties, Resident Assistant, Emerging Leaders Mentor, Gonyea Fellow. Studied Away in Italy.

Danay Jones

Dana Jones
Major: Elementary Education
Involvement: Residence Hall Council Vice President, Gonyea Fellow, Emerging Leaders Mentor, PEACE Community Center Camp Counselor, PLU Recognition Committee. Studied Away in Hungary.

David Chen

David Chen
Majors: Political Science, Biology
Involvement: Sustainability Director for Residence Hall Council, Student Involvement and Leadership Programming Intern, Teaching Assistant for the Department of Biology, Student Involvement and Leadership International Peer Advisor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Research Intern, Office of Admissions Student Intern.

Elizabeth Maloney

Elizabeth Maloney
Major: Economics
Involvement: Dance Team Captain, Economics Club Treasurer, Resident Assistant, Residence Hall Council, Student Involvement and Leadership Assistant, Admission Ambassador. Studied Away in Italy.

Emily Everson

Emily Everson
Majors: Mathematics, Economics
Involvement: Resident Assistant, Relay for Life Committee, Bridges Program Mentor, PLU Admission Ambassador. Studied Away in Washington D.C., England, and France.

Gailon Wixson Pursley

Gailon Wixson Pursley
Major: Social Work
Involvement: YWCA of Olympia Intern, Thurston County Parks and Recreation Department Specialized Recreation Volunteer, Phi Theta Kappa, PLU Progress.

Gigi Gariglio

Gigi Gariglio
Major: Nursing
Involvement: Delta Iota Chi, Passport Weekend Academic Nursing Representative, Nursing Uniforms Coordinator, American Heart Association Heart Ball Volunteer.

Hannah Kreutz

Hannah Kreutz
Major: Studio Arts
Involvement: Student Orientation Coordinator, Vocational Outreach Coordinator, SOAC Student Advisory Board, University Student Museum Advisory Board, SOAC Graphic Design Intern, Orientation Guide. Studied Away in Dubai.

Heather Mull

Heather Mull
Major: Social Work
Involvement: Phi Alpha, Spana Park Senior Center Volunteer, Sober Companion, King County Dispute Resolution Center Volunteer, President of Seattle Central Community College Social & Human Services Club. Studied Away in Neah Bay, Washington.

Helen Moran

Helen Moran
Major: Economics, French
Involvement: Tunnel of Oppression Docent of Change, Resident Assistant, Queer Ally Student Union Co-Commissioner, Elect Her Conference Student Coordinator, Emerging Leaders Mentor. Studied Away in Martinique, New Zealand, France, and Italy.

Ian Kinder-Pyle

Ian Kinder-Pyle
Majors: Political Science, Economics
Involvement: Big Buddies ASEP Mentor, Admission Student Intern, ASPLU Venues Assistant, PLU Young Democrats Treasurer, Tutor in the Political Science Department. Studied Away in Switzerland.

Jessica Tveit

Jessica Tveit
Major: Sociology
Involvement: Student Orientation Coordinator, Relay for Life Committee, ASPLU Entertainment Committee, Club Keithley Mentor, For The King. Studied Away in India.

Kaitlyn Elms

Kaitlyn Elms
Major: Sociology
Involvement: Sociology Tutor, Big Buddies Mentor, Research Assistant for Dr. Leon-Guerrero.

Kaitlyn Gervais

Kaitlyn Gervais
Major: Psychology
Involvement: Circle K President, Progress Club, Food Club, Amnesty International Secretary, Body Love Club, Washington United for Marriage Student Leader.

Katherine Caras

Katherine Caras
Major: Biology
Involvement: Chemistry Club, Delta Iota Chi, Biology Department Teaching Assistant, Grader in the Chemistry Department, Independent Researcher for the Biology Department, Independent Researcher for the Chemistry Department.

Katherine Mahoney

Katherine Mahoney
Major: Theatre
Involvement: Camp Wright Director, Arsenic and Old Lace Co-Director, Spotlight Players Camp Director, Lakewood Playhouse Stage Manager, Singin’ the Diaphragm Blues Stage Director, 4th Wall Players Board Secretary.

Katrina Graven

Katrina Graven
Majors: Anthropology, English Literature
Involvement: Anthropology Club, Passport Weekend Anthropology Representative, PLU Spring Sports Kids Camp Volunteer, Lutes Special Olympics Soccer Clinic Volunteer, “If You Can Play, You Can Play” Campaign Participant. Studied Away in Australia.

Kimberly Stone

Kimberly Stone
Major: Music, K-12
Leadership: Residence Hall Association Development & Outreach Coordinator, Residence Hall Association National Communications Coordinator, Ordal RHC President, Office of Development Student Intern, Choir of the West Alto Section Leader. Studied Away in Greece.

Kristin McCarthy

Kristin McCarthy
Major: Vocal Performance
Involvement: Residence Hall Council Vice President of Administration, IES Abroad On Campus Ambassador, Mu Phi Epsilon President, Writing Center Consultant, Opera Workshop Stage Manager/Assistant Director. Studied Away in Italy.

Lillian Ferraz

Lillian Ferraz
Major: English Literature
Involvement: Diversity Advocate for Diversity Education, Resident Assistant, Vagina Monologues Director, Diversity Center Word Up! Facilitator, Boys & Girls Club of Pierce County Main Office Intern. Studied Away in PLU’s Gateway Program in Chengdu, China.

Mackenzie Deane

MacKenzie Deane
Major: Biology
Involvement: Unicycle Club President, Biology Department Teaching Assistant, Emerging Leader’s Mentor, PLU Admission Ambassador Leadership Board, Resident Assistant. Studied Away in Ecuador.

Nicole Laborte

Nicole Laborte
Major: Music Education
Involvement: Librarian for the Music Department, Administrative Office Assistant for the Natural Sciences Department, CWMEA Junior Class Representative, University Chorale Section Leader, University Singers Student Director, Mu Phi Epsilon Historian.

Rachel Samardich

Rachel Samardich
Majors: Hispanic Studies, Peace and Justice Studies
Involvement: Founder and President of Network for Peacebuilding and Conflict Management, Relay for Life Team Captain, Big Buddies Tutor, Resident Assistant. Studied Away in Northern Ireland, and in PLU’s Gateway Program in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Selina Mach
Major: English
Leadership: Sexual Assault Peer Education Team, Editor of The Matrix, Public Affairs and Advocacy Volunteer for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Women’s and Gender Studies Communications Specialist. Studied Away in Uruguay.

Shelby Winters

Shelby Winters
Major: Sociology
Involvement: Ethics Bowl, Club Keithley Leadership Team, Vagina Monologues, PLU Student Involvement and Leadership Assessment Intern, Tacoma Rainbow Center GAYla Volunteer. Studied Away in England and Scotland, and in Hawaii.

Tabitha Gross

Tabitha Gross
Major: Business Administration and Human Resources
Involvement: Palmer Scholars Program Assistant, St. Leo’s Food Connection Summer Meals Assistant, Society for Human Resource Management Vice President of Mentor Programming, Rotary International Youth Exchange Rotex, Business Launchpad Operations and Development Intern. Studied Away in England.

Thomas Kim

Thomas Kim
Major: Economics, Psychology
Involvement: ASPLU Senator, Student Involvement and Leadership International Peer Advisor, Campus Ministry Steward, Economics Club Public Relations Secretary, Ignite Club Public Relations Director, Research Assistant for the Psychology Department.

Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan
Majors: German, Political Science
Involvement: Events Coordinator for Center for Community Engagement and Service, Vice President of RHA, President of University Congregation, IHON Student Advisory Council, Resident Assistant, University Congregations Missions Coordinator. Studied Away in Germany and Finland.

Wendy Martinez

Wendy Martinez
Major: Political Science, Hispanic Studies
Involvement: Research Assistant to Maria Chavez-Pringle, Career Peer Educator, English as a Second Language Program Coordinator, Latinos Unidos Club, Feminist Student Union President, Community Review Board.