Peggy and Dave Lucas
So far, Peggy (B.A. ’63, M.S.W. ’78) and Dave (M.D. ’64) Lucas have traveled to China and from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro via the Alumni Travel Program. Both trips had their high points, but China was their favorite because of the unique experiences they had and the lasting friendships they made. “Our guide in China was fantastic and there were experts at every stop, which is important. On a University trip like this, people want to feel like they’re learning something,” says Peggy, a regent of the University of Minnesota.
During the trip, the Lucases were part of a small group that visited the University’s China Center in Beijing. “It was really interesting to see how many alumni there are in China and how involved they are,” Peggy recalls. “A few of us got to have dinner with them and later we shared our experience with everybody in the rest of the group. We still keep in touch with some of the people we met.”