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Sent Out for Summer Service

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These young people, reported The Falcon, were headed to short-term mission projects in Taiwan, Alaska, Canada, and Washington, through Operation Outreach — a forerunner of today’s SPRINT trips. Do you recognize them?

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From Last Issue's Archives

A “Family” Dinner

From the Archives

Several readers were able to correctly identify the location of this photo (circa 1912) as the main floor of Tiffany Hall, where meals were served at Seattle Pacific until 1947.

“I certainly do remember the Tiffany parlor. It was where my brother and sister-in-law, Marvin Cohagan ’48 and Margaret Turnbough Cohagan ’48 held their wedding reception after being married in First Church,” writes Donna Cohagan ’54, who lived on the third floor of Tiffany in 1951.

Named for Grace English Tiffany, dean of women and wife of Seattle Pacific President Orrin Tiffany, the 1909 building had housed a women’s dormitory, a cafeteria, faculty offices, and served many other purposes over the years. Though it was demolished in 2001 following severe earthquake damage, the Tiffany legacy lives on in the memories of countless alumni. Our contest winner, Delores Dietz Finkbeiner ’54, recalls the room in the photo as “that big room where the fellows would come to pick up the girls.” Congratulations, Delores!

Want to Contribute to the SPU Archives?

If you have historic Seattle Pacific artifacts, keepsakes, or documents that you would like to contribute to the University Archives, or if you have any questions about the Archives, contact Adrienne Thun Meier '04, university archivist, at 206-281-2422 or

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