PUC alumni in Southern California turned out for a unique art experience when the college hosted a special reception for President’s Circle and Committee of 100 members at the world famous Getty Center in Los Angeles, Calif., November 4. Carolyn Carpenter Hamilton, ’80, interim vice president for advancement, welcomed Southern California alumni to the event and shared the latest news from their alma mater.
“I thought it was such a wonderful opportunity to catch up with what’s going on at PUC,” said Amabel Tsao, a PUC supporter and former board member, who attended with her husband Eric Tsao. “It was such a nice little break to go to the Getty Museum. We really appreciated it!”
As part of the reception, the Getty invited attendees to a viewing of the museum’s exhibit “In the Beginning Was the Word: Medieval Gospel Illumination,” a collection of antique artwork from European, African, and Middle Eastern biblical manuscripts. Alumni also took advantage of free audio tours of several of the museum’s other collections.
That same weekend, representatives of the college also visited Loma Linda, Calif., to host a dinner reception and an informal breakfast get-together for some of the many PUC alumni in that area.
“Southern California is a great place to visit,” says PUC alumni relations coordinator Kirt Brower, ’04, who coordinated the weekend’s events. “With so many of our alumni all in one area, it’s a perfect place to bring the community together to reconnect.”
PUC is planning more alumni receptions throughout California and across the country for 2012. The next events on the schedule include a dinner in Phoenix, Ariz. in January, and a reception and Pioneers basketball away game in Redding, Calif. in February. Tentative plans also call for events later next year in Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, and Sacramento, Calif., as well as Portland, Ore., and Seattle/Tacoma, Wash. Plan to join if we’ll be in your area!
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