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A Short History of PLU

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This famous Norwegian explorer was given a Distinguished Service Award.
First President of PLU.
This famous Blues performer performed at a Homecoming concert in 1967.
The office of Provost was created in 1970, and this was the first person to fill the role.
PLU basketball great from 1956-59.
This professor launched PLU football by putting together the first team in 1926. They are first called the “Greyhounds,” then the “Gladiators” (although they are unofficially referred to as the “Lutes”).
PLU's first tennis coach and first faculty member to hold a graduate degree.
Joined PLU's faculty as resident theologian in 1908, and later became librarian.
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PLU's first (and so far, only) Rhodes Scholar.
This famous ballet company of New York stayed in residence at PLU in the 1960s, bringing many people to campus who formerly knew little about the university.
In 1958, President and Mrs. Eastvold took a world tour. While in Africa, they conferred an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters upon this famous doctor for his medical missionary work.
In 1924, President Ordal hired this individual as a one-person maintenance crew, and he stayed at PLU for 30 years as head of maintenance.
In May 1963, this alumnus becomes one of the first three Americans to climb Mt. Everest. He is honored by PLU with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
This U.S. President spoke to a combined convocation address for PLU and UPS at Cheney Stadium.
In 1920, PLU merged with this college in Everett and reopened as Pacific Lutheran College.
PLU's student-run news organization.
In 1970, this famous "What's Love Got to Do with it?" singer performed on campus.