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On this page you'll find memories shared by the Class of 1970, 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 1970

Can you believe that it has been 45 years since your time at Puget Sound? No doubt the memories you cherish make it feel like it was just yesterday! 

What are some of your favorite memories?

"Silent demonstrating in Jones Quad against the Vietnam war. Throwing frisbee in the Quad. Theater productions. The intellectual stimulation of Honors classes, especially Intro to Religion (Dr. Albertson) and Freshman English (Dr. Simonson)." – David Lyles ‘70

“No question - the people I was fortunate enough to meet throughout my four years at Puget Sound created memories that have been lifelong . I loved the frat experience.” – Mike Long ‘70


How would you describe your experience as a student?

"This summer will be the 20th  reunion of my sorority sisters.  Our friendships have only grown deeper and more meaningful.  We often talk about the experiences we shared in those four life-changing years.   All of us agree that we were lucky indeed, to attend such an excellent university!"
– Molly Sue (Freck) Hampton ‘70


What faculty or staff members do you remember most?

"Dr. Harold Simonson (English). He was one of my first teachers who taught by example the value of critical thinking, clear expository writing, and intellectual inquiry. But he did so without being judgmental;  he was an intellectual academic who recognized the value of pursuit of one's own core truths, regardless of whether it conformed to social norms and propriety." – David Lyles ‘70

1970 Campus News

-Harry Brown Quadrangle and Fountain was dedicated by the Brown family

-The Adelphian Concert Choir toured in London, UK

-Construction continues for the new residence hall, Seward Hall


Do you have a memory to share?

Send your thoughts and memories to alumoffice@pugetsound.edu or join the discussion on Facebook!

1970 News Stories

-IBM introduces the floppy disk

-The world population was 3.7 billion

-U.S. troops invade Cambodia

-Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.06

-Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin pass away

-Diana Ross & The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas

-The United States gets its first female generals: Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington

-Paul McCartney announces that The Beatles are breaking up