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On this page you'll find memories shared by the Class of 1965, so we welcome you to take a trip down memory lane and contribute to the discussion! We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus in June!

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Class of 1965

Happy 50th Reunion Class of 1965! We hope to see all of you at the Class of 1965 50th Reunion Reception this Summer Reunion Weekend 2015!

What are some of your favorite memories?

"The picture on the 1965 webpage [above] is VERY SPECIAL to me.  I am Martha Dalke Hindman, 1965.  The gentleman with the Ph.D Robe in the center of the picture, is my of my father, Dr. Paul Dalke.  Semester break of 1965, Dad asked me to inquire of Dr. Thompson, what the procedure for visiting professors was in regard to the academic procession....My father was so very proud and so very honored to be a part of that academic procession. I have two brothers and a sister, and at that point in 1965 , our father had marched in three of our four academic processions.... I both laughed and cried as I remembered what it meant to my father as he marched in his youngest daughter’s academic procession." Martha (Dalke) Hindman '65

"Fraternity winter formal in Olympia, Sailing and skiing with friends... Returning to UPS to get married in the Kilworth Chapel." – George Deitz ‘65

"P.E. classes such as bowling, tennis, and archery. Those things were never available when I was growing up." – Joanne Dickison ‘65

President John F. Kennedy meets with Puget Sound President R. Franklin Thompson and Pacific Luther University President Robert Mortverdt



"The water balloon fights during the closed study periods before final exams. The chance to go see [President] John F. Kennedy speak at old coliseum. Fog in the morning, sun in the afternoon." – Mary Ann Hurley ‘65


How would you describe your experience as a student?

"The entire four years were awesome in every way.” – Elisabeth Redon ‘65


What faculty or staff members do you remember most?

"Dr. John Phillips, professor emeritus, my mentor and friend until the day he died.  He believed in me," – Martha Hindman ‘65

Dr. John Prins.....  His lecture on "the art of listening" which I use to this day.” – Ned Krilich ‘65

"It has been almost 50 years since I attended class with Professor John Magee. I can still hear his voice. Professor Magee was a great man, a humble man. I am grateful for his teaching and his counsel." – Gilford Moss '65




1965 Campus News


-Students and faculty participated in the Tacoma Civil Right Protest on March 13

-The Adelphian Concert Choir recording “Sing a New Song,” on the RCA Victor Custom label, sold out before the end of the season

-Construction for three new Greek houses began  (Theta Chi, Beta Theta Pi, and Delta Colony) 

-A ceremony was held in dedication for the new John S. Baker Memorial Stadium


1965 News Stories


-The U.S. Mariner 4 flew by Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to return images from the Red Planet

-The top songs in the United States: "I Feel Fine" by The Beatles and "Come See About Me" by The Supremes

-The Voting Rights Act became a law, which greatly decreased racial discrimination in voting

-Julie Andrews won over millions with her roles in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music