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Class Letter

Summer 2013

Hey, Class of 2001!

There are lots of things happening at CLU and we wanted to take a minute to share a few things with you...

  • Cal Lutheran launching the Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement: The Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at Cal Lutheran will be dedicated to preparing a new generation of leaders. As part of the university's Master's in Public Policy and Administration program, the nonpartisan center will provide students with extensive experiential learning opportunities at the local, state and national levels. The focus is on developing public servants of character and integrity.
  • The Science Initiative: CLU’s $30 million science initiative will create a physical symbol of the collaborative, investigative approach in place across all disciplines at the University. The proposed new facility will add 45,000 square feet of space, supporting problem-based learning through more specialized lab and collaborative spaces. It will enable the University to remain competitive in recruiting new students and meeting growing demand among science majors.
  • The Victory Club: Cal Lutheran has launched the Cal Lutheran Victory Club. Today, many athletes who competed for and graduated from Cal Lutheran are engaged in successful professions and have become leaders in their communities. Your support ensures the ongoing success of Cal Lutheran Athletics and the opportunities enjoyed by the students who compete for the University. The Victory Club was conceived as a way to bring together everyone who supports Cal Lutheran Athletics. Membership in the Victory Club will enhance the student-athlete experience by offering teams increased travel opportunities, improved facilities, special equipment and the development of a contingency fund for special sports program needs.
  • Rev. Guy Erwin, Cal Lutheran’s first Gerhard and Olga J. Belgum Professor of Lutheran Confessional Theology, has been selected as the new bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA): Guy was elected on Friday to a six-year term during the synod’s assembly in Woodland Hills. The fourth bishop in the history of the 26-year-old synod, he will begin his duties in September. An ordained minister since 2011, Guy will be the ELCA’s first synod bishop who is openly gay. As an active member of the Osage Indian Nation, he is also the first Native American to serve as bishop. Guy’s accomplishment will further a rich CLU history of service to the synod and the ELCA.

As your families grow and change, your professions move in new directions, or your find yourself planting roots in a new home, make sure to update CLU so we can help celebrate your successes along the way! Here are a couple updates from fellow classmates:

  • Ed Green – Recently purchased his own sports chiropractic practice in Moorpark, CA, and it is now named it Ed Green Chiropractic. He has also been volunteering his time at CLU working in the training room during injury clinics. Check out Ed's new venture at www.edgreenchiropractic.com.
  • Brooke (Beckham) White – Received her M.A. in Education with a Counseling emphasis and a PPSCredential in School Psychology a few years ago. Now she writes copy for a children’s boutique and takes care of their children, Gus (almost 5), and their twins Casey andElijah (almost 2). Her husband P.A. is finishing his first year as a principal in Westminster, CA.
  • Katie (Carpenter) Ridley – Graduated with her MBA in International Business from Arizona State’s WP Carey School of Business in May 2012. Katie was just promoted to national account executive with Cox Communications.
  • Mike Zurek – Accepted a call to be a Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Visalia, CA as of July 1. Mike and his wife Gail are moving back west after 11 years in the Midwest with their two sons Sam (9) and Joey (4).
  • John & Allison (Novak) Riehl – After finishing medical school and residency in Pennsylvania, the Riehl family has packed up and moved to Louisville, Kentucky! John has accepted a position as an orthopedic trauma surgeon at the University of Louisville and Allison is taking time off from her teaching career to be home with their two children, Madeline (6) and Danny (3).
  • Bennett MacIntyre – Named Associate Director of Athletics and Executive Director of the Saints’ Athletic Association at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Ben was selected from among the nearly 100 applicants in the nationwide search and has spent the past seven years as Carroll’s Director of Community Living in Housing & Residence Life, as well as the Saints’ men’s and women’s golf coach since 2007.

Save the Date…

  • Homecoming & Family Weekend 2013 will be October 18th thru the 20th. Make sure to mark your calendars for a weekend of fun. Also be sure to update your contact information by July 31st to be entered into a raffle for a 2 night stay at the Four Seasons Westlake Village over Homecoming Weekend!
  • With summer in full-swing, it's time for the annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival! On Saturday, July 27th the Alumni Association will host a ticketed dinner prior to the evenings performance of Hamlet. Please visit the Office of Alumni Relations webpage to purchase tickets.

There are also a number of other upcoming events being sponsored by Career Services so make sure to check out their webpage online if you are interested.

We hope each of you and your families are doing well and you are able to return to campus this fall for Homecoming! Make sure to join the Class of 2001 Facebook page if you aren’t a member already and be sure to let us know what's new in your life. We'd love to catch up and share your new job, travels, schooling, family updates, and more with fellow alumni in the CLU magazine.

Inga (Magi) Parvani & Angela (Namba) Rowley