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On this page you'll find memories shared by the Class of 1979, 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 1979

Class of '79, can you believe that your time at Puget Sound was 35 years ago?

In case you've forgotten, in 1979 Pittsburgh took the Super Bowl and the World Series, the US GDP was $2,557.50 billion, a first class stamp cost $0.15, rap entered into the popular music scene with The Sugar Hill Gang's release of "Rapper's Delight," and your president was James A. Carter, Jr. 

What are some of your favorite memories?

“Climbing Mr. Rainier” James Miller

“Open mic poetry readings in the sub from prominent Black writers...just hanging out in my dorm hall with friends” Rick McLaughlin


How would you describe your experience as a student?

“Loved UPS! Would do it all over again in a heartbeat!” Janet Vouch

“When I chose to come to UPS,  I was attracted by the beauty of the campus, and the friendliness of the student who gave my Mom and I a private tour.” Amy Small

“The OT and PT faculty were so supportive to me, also the secretarial staff.  The electives classes and instructors were stimulating and personal... it was a great experience” Carol Sajor


What faculty or staff members do you remember most?

“Nora Nercessian was an exceptional Art History teacher.  Her door was always open and she offered friendship and tutoring .” Sara Ljungkull

"I agree, Sara L. that Nora Nercessian was the best prof ever!  In addition, so were Dr. Herbert, Dr. Gardener and Mrs. Solie, who all passed away too young!" Colette Babson

“Dr. Bruce Mann...inspirational leader with challenging concepts...Also, "Hawk Eye"; she was an incredible woman that memorized all the student's names and meal ticket numbers!” Rick McLaughlin

"Dr. Prins who taught business law and "The Sargent" who taught accounting. You never fell asleep in either of their classes.” Lynne Kuntz



What do you remember?

Do you want to share in the discussion? Send your thoughts and memories to alumoffice@pugetsound.edu or join the discussion on Facebook!

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