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Summer 2003 | Volume 26, Number 3 | Alumni
Dedication Day Approaches

Seattle Pacific University honors its past and celebrates its future with “Dedication Day” events. At 11:45 a.m., the University will dedicate its historic circular driveway on lower campus, renaming it Tiffany Loop after Orrin Tiffany, second president of Seattle Pacific, and his wife, Grace English Tiffany, beloved dean of women. Grace Tiffany served as housemother in the early 1900s in the “Ladies’ Dormitory,” later named Tiffany Hall and demolished in 2001, following earthquake damage, to make way for the construction of a new
science facility.

After an old-fashioned picnic in Tiffany Loop, Seattle Pacific’s Science Building will be officially dedicated at 1:00 p.m., followed by tours of the facility’s high-tech labs and classrooms. Alumni and friends are welcome to participate in the day’s events. For more information, call 206/281-2100.

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From the President
Americans today are searching for a new tone for their lives. “We are talking here about another set of values — not the giddy sense of entitlement that emerges out of exuberant times,” says President Philip Eaton.

A Gift at Any Age
Young alumni are supporting The Campaign for SPU with the Young Alumni Endowment. They will provide scholarship support to students engaging the culture. [Campaign]

Like Grandfather, Like Grandson
On June 7, 80-year-old Sheldon Arnett finally received his bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific. His grandson, Jeremiah Johnson, earned his SPU bachelor’s degree the same day. [Campus]

The Retiring Class of 2003
Five professors, with a combined 162 years in the classroom, retired this year. They tell of their careers and the impact students had on them. [Faculty]

Second Wind
A marathoner, wife, mother and business alumna, Claudia Shannon came back after tough times. As a 45-year-old senior, she was on the SPU cross country team that ranked 14th in the nation. [Athletics]

My Response
After 25 years, Joyce Quiring Erickson, retiring professor of English and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, reflects on glossy brown chestnuts, home and the Promised Land.