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inside Pacific Lutheran University Scene Winter 2008 Volume 39 Issue 2 4 Here & Now 8 Life of the Mind 10 Catch a rising star Angela Meade ’01 is on the cusp of a huge opera career 12 What does it really mean to ‘help’ people? Ingrid Ford ’97 reflects on six years with Médecins Sans Frontières 14 16 Becoming ‘the guy’ at PLU How a college dream snapped into focus after a late-night cab ride Senior Eric Pfaff gets the university’s first bicycle co-op rolling. Page 4. COVER STORY: 21 Americans Abroad Why PLU is so good at getting Fulbright scholarships 22 Giving Back 32 Alumni Class Notes From Harstad Hall to the Morken Center, donors have built the academy 40 Honor Roll of Donors The Arts Terry Marks ’88 takes over the arts page Attaway Lutes Beth Hanna excels on and off the court 24 60 64 Perspective Alumni News & Events Homecoming 2008 30 Alumni Profiles Scene EXECUTIVE EDITOR CLASS NOTES PLU OFFICERS Greg Brewis Ann Johnson ’81 Loren J. Anderson President EDITOR EDITORIAL OFFICES Steve Hansen Hauge Administration Building #207 253-535-8410 MANAGING EDITOR Barbara Clements WRITERS Greg Brewis Steve Hansen Barbara Clements Tina Reindl ’07 Anthony Oliva III James Bash Patricia O’Connell Killen Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Laura F. Majovski Vice President, Student Life and Dean of Students Karl Stumo Vice President, Admission and Enrollment Services PHOTOGRAPHER Jordan Hartman ’02 ART DIRECTOR Simon Sung ONLINE MANAGER Toby Beal Steve Titus Vice President, Development and University Relations Sheri J. Tonn Vice President, Finance and Operations OFFICE OF CONSTITUENT RELATIONS Lauralee Hagen ‘75, ‘78 Executive Director Jacob Himmelman ‘03 Associate Director for Alumni and Parent Relations Nesvig Alumni Center Tacoma, WA 98447-0003 253-535-7415 800-ALUM-PLU ADDRESS CHANGES Please direct any address changes to or 800-ALUM-PLU ON THE COVER Jennifer Henrichsen ’07 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Olivier Vogelsang Scene is printed on 10 percent post-consumer recycled paper using soybased sustainable inks. The paper was manufactured at a Forest Stewardship Council-certified plant. Volume 39, Issue 2 Scene (SSN 0886-3369) is published quarterly by Pacific Lutheran University, S. 121st and Park Ave., Tacoma, WA., 98447-0003. Periodicals postage paid at Tacoma, WA, and additional mailing offices. Address service requested. Postmaster: Send changes to Development Operations, Office of Development, PLU, Tacoma, WA, 98447-0003, © 2008 by Pacific Lutheran University PLU SCENE WINTER 2008 3

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