Office for Student Engagement

2015 Inductees

Mortar Board Inductees 2015


Halley Barnet, Vice President
Majors: Geosciences and Music
Involvement: Algebra T.A., Geo Club member, Choir. Studied away in Utah.


Katie Coddington
Major: Psychology
Involvement: Resident Assistant with Additional Duties, Admissions Ambassador, Choir of the West member. Studied away in England.


Samantha Cook
Major: Business
Involvement: Career Peer Educator, Leadership Fellow, Resident Assistant. Volunteered in Nicaragua.


Natalie DeFord
Majors: Communication and German
Involvement: General Manager of MediaLab, Communication Associate for MediaLab, Admission Assistant. Studied away in Germany.


Domenic DeSoto
Major: Biology
Involvement: Student Intern in PLU Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations, PLUtonic A capella member, Resident Assistant. Studied away in England.


Rachel Diebel
Major: English Literature
Involvement: Leadership Fellow, Northwest Honors Symposium Presenter, EXPLORE! Coordinator. Studied away in England.


Haley Gredvig
Major: Religion and Women & Gender Studies
Involvement: America Reads Tutor, Big Buddies Mentor, After-School Program Coordinator.

Alice Henderson

Alice Henderson
Majors: Chemistry and French
Involvement: Research Intern at the University of Namibia, French Language Consultant, Resident Assistant. Studied away in France and Namibia.


Evan Heringer
Major: Communication
Involvement: ASPLU Venues Assistant, Video Team Leader for MediaLab, MultiMedia Editor.


Todd Russell Hoagland
Major: Sociology
Involvement: Department of Licensing Assistant, Mt. Vernon Police Department Volunteer, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representative. Studied away in Greece.


Valerie Kruger, Membership Chair
Major: Biology
Involvement: Physical Therapist Aide at Kitsap Physical Therapy & Sports Clinic, Biology Teacher Assistant, Summer Intern at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Studied away in Greece.


Natasha Laitila
Majors: Political Science and Women & Gender Studies
Involvement: Act Six Scholar, Presidential Scholar, Rieke Leadership Fellow (Sex+). Studied away in England.


Courtney Suzanne Lee
Majors: Global Studies and Chinese Studies
Involvement: President of Model UN, Administrative Intern at Jakob Gerhardt Winery, Volunteer at Rural Area Veterinary Services. Studied away in China and England.


Katy Leonard-Doll
Major: Anthropology
Involvement: Social Justice Director for Harstad Hall, Emerging Leaders Mentor, New Student Orientation Guide (NSOG). Studied away in Trinidad and Tobago.


Priya Nicole McBride, Treasurer
Major: Biology
Involvement: Resident Assistant, Office of Congregation Relations Student Intern, Rieke Scholar. Studied away in England.


Emma Pierce, Historian
Major: History
Involvement: Music Coach volunteer, Flute Section Co-Principal, Music Office Assistant. Studied away in Nashville, TN.


Anna Sieber
Major: Social Work and English
Involvement: Admission Ambassador, New Student Orientation Guide (NSOG), President of Ordal Hall RHC. Studied away in Washington, D.C.


Natasha Sioda, President
Major: Biology
Involvement: Washington State University Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant, Lakewood YMCA Special Olympics Coach, PLU Varsity Swimmer. Studied away in Bolivia and Peru.


Emily Steelquist
Major: Biology
Involvement: Chemistry Department Teachers Assistant, Emerging Leaders Mentor, EXPLORE! Facilitator. Studied away in England.


Lindsey Strom, Director of Communications
Major: Elementary Education
Involvement: Resident Assistant, Student Employment Assistant, Undergraduate Ambassador for the School of Education.


Grace Takehara
Major: Marketing
Involvement: Creator and Editor of Lute Looks, Assistant General Manager of MediaLab, At-Large ASPLU senator. Studied away in Hawaii.


Rebecca Thompson, Secretary
Major: Psychology
Involvement: Teaching Assistant for Statistics, Undergraduate Research Assistant for Independent Research.


Danielle Villanueva
Major: Chinese Studies
Involvement: Mt. Rainier Lutheran High School English Instructor for Non-Native Speakers, U.S. Navy Cryptologic Technician, Washington Warrior Widows Volunteer.


Amanda Williams
Major: Communication
Involvement: Washington State Senate Page, PLU Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations worker, PLU Athletics Marketing Intern.


Katherine Williams
Major: Graphic Design
Involvement: Graphic Designer for Impact, Photography Lab Teacher Assistant, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer. Studied away in Indonesia.