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On this page you'll find memories shared by the Class of 1980, 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 1980

Class of '80, can you believe that your time at Puget Sound was 35 years ago?

What are some of your favorite memories?

"Going to the Banff School of Fine Arts (Alberta, Canada) for Winterim with Carlton Ball to make pottery and ski... taking a year off - and realizing that I really did want the education UPS had to offer - and going back." – Beth Jensen Chew ‘80

“The orange yellow lights from the windows of the brick and ivy covered buildings as I walked from  class to class in the dark while it was snowing.” – John Celestino ’80

"The Monday morning on Feb. 26th,1979, when we experienced in the early morning, the total solar eclipse.  I will never forget the sound of the birds going silent as morning began." – Catherine Nilsen-Thoma ‘80


How would you describe your experience as a student?

"I owe my entire earning potential and professional livelihood to UPS and for the three years I spent there shaping me into the physical therapist I have become.  I felt the class work was difficult, the professors strict and the learning curve steep, but it as all worth it in the end.  I definitely learned that education is for a LIFETIME, not just in college" – John Celestino ’80


What faculty or staff members do you remember most?

"Suzanne Barnett- She was engaging, exciting lectures awesome. Dawell Reek- He challenged me, let me write article with him, taught me much about research." – Jill Johnson ‘80





Highlights from 1980:

In case you've forgotten, in 1980 Ronald Reagan was elected president, the US GDP was $2,784.20 billion, the Academy Award for Best picture went to Kramer vs. Kramer, a first class stamp cost $0.15, and the Los Angeles Lakers took the NBA Championship against the Philadelphia 76ers. 

What do you remember?

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