Homecoming 1999 Will Close a Millennium in Style

"That's a Wrap!" -- this year's Homecoming and Family Weekend '99, January 28-30 -- is just the ticket for fans of Seattle Pacific University who are looking for an epic way to wrap up the 20th century.

The busy schedule for SPU's last Homecoming celebration of the millennium includes class reunions, Falcon basketball action and the crowning of the 1999 Homecoming Court. Alumnus of the Year Robert Wallace will share his secrets for success at Homecoming Chapel. The Student Talent Show, "The Final Take," is set to thrill audiences with exceptional student entertainers, stand-up comics and music.

President Philip Eaton will host his annual President's Alumni Luncheon and speak on "Engaging the Culture/Changing the World." The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder's zany but provocative comedy, appears on stage nightly and for a Saturday matinee. A Coffee House and Concert showcases Unlimited, SPU's upbeat Christian music ensemble.

"If you haven't been to Homecoming in a while, says Doug Taylor '87, SPU alumni director, "the last one of the century is the one to make!"

A "That's a Wrap!" brochure with the full schedule of Homecoming '99 events was mailed in early January. If you need a copy, or have questions, just call 206/281-ALUM.

Paget and Others End Longtime Service as Trustees

When Joel Paget '67 was elected by alumni to the Seattle Pacific University Board of Trustees, he was a young graduate headed for a law career. Now retiring after 27 years as alumni representative to the Board, he is wiser in the ways of thoughtful leadership.

"I have a greater appreciation for how long it takes for a good idea to be implemented," says attorney Paget. "When you're young, you think change can occur faster than it really can."

During his tenure on the Board, Paget has been in the thick of capital campaigns, property acquisitions, building spurts and the growth of a $24.5 million endowment from half a million dollars in seed money. "It is truly amazing what has been accomplished by God's good grace," he says.

Three other longtime trustees also ended their tenure in the past two years. In 1997, Bernard "Bud" Hansen '50 completed 33 years of service, and Albert Howell 16 years. In 1998, Frank Cranston '56 retired after 17 years as a trustee.

Also leaving the Board in 1997 were Shirley Lansing and Robert Wallace. Also leaving the Board in 1998 were: Raymond Bates, Stephen Delamarter, Byron Forbes, Thomas Froula, Donald Mowat, M. Nathan Olson, Sandrin Rasmussen and Larry Roberts.

Bylaws require that the terms of trustees be three years in length, with a maximum of three consecutive terms. Once a former member has been off the Board for a minimum of one year, he or she is eligible to serve again.

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