Foege Named As New Head O f Center Dr. \yil !iam H. Foege '57, PLU's 1 976 Dlstmguished Alumnus has been named director of the C�nter for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga. Foege, 41, has been serving recently as assistant director for operations at the Center. From 1 966 through 1975 he was in volved in programs that eradi cated smallpox from the world, coordinating the massive global effort through the auspices of the World Health Organization. A year ago Dr. Foege delivered a series of lectures at PLU in connection with his alumni cita tion and his role as featured Q Club banquet speaker. He has since been involved in Center projects relating to the Legionaires' disease and the swine flu virus.
inka Johnson etires At Cal Lutheran Linka Johnson, '38, former PLU registrar, completed a career of 32 years in Christian higher edu cation March 15 when she retired as registrar of California Luthe ran College. Mrs. Johnson started her care er at PLU in 1 938 as a secretary in the registrar's office. She became registrar in 1959 and served for six years before going to CLC in 1 965. She took time out during her PLU years for government work during World War II and later (1950-54) to serve as secretary to the press attache of the American Embassy in Mexico City. Her sister, Jeanne, her brother Rolf (deceased) and her daughter, Barbara, all attended PLU. Mrs. Johnson is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.C .K. Preus of Minneapolis. Dr. Preus served for many years as executive secret ary of higher education of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (now the ALC).
Chris Chandler took the above photo of 29,028-foot Mt. Everest when his party was nearing the 25,000foot level on the summit climb. On a wind y day the
snow plume blowing off the peak can be 30 miles m length, he said .
Alumni Honor Chandler For Mt. Everest Achievement
Much of a Mt. Everest expedition is spent passing through the lush vegetation of the Himalayan high lands to reach the major peaks.
Last October Dr. Chris Chandl er '70 of Seattle became a member of an elite fraternity of mountain climbers who have successfully scaled the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest. Last month he visited the PLU campus to present an illustrated lecture on the historic expedition and to receive a Special Achieve ment Citation from the PLU Alumni Association. Chandler and Bob Cormack of Boulder, Col., reached the summit on Oct. 8. Due to poor weather conditions they were the only members of the American Bicen tennial Expedition to reach the top of the peak. The final summit assault took the two climbers approximately nine hours. They spent about 30 minutes at the top before return ing to camp. Chandler, a PLU chemistry major, serves as an emergency ward physician at Seattle General Hospital.
Dr. Chris Chandler
Alumni Give .Grad Magazine To Seniors The Grad uate magazine, a 96page "Hand book for Leaving School," is being given to all graduating seniors this spring by the PLU Alumni Association. The magazine is an ea sy reading, educational magazine. It includes information on careers, job hunting and life styles, as well as numerous other articles de signed to prepare seniors for life after college.