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Merrill celebrating with friends.

Stand Up Paddle Board World Champ and PLNU Alum Emmy Merrill

Some people are inherently driven towards their calling in life. This is especially true of Emmy Merrill, a two-time world champion for the ISA Stand Up Paddle Board Championships.
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Mamer Ajak Serves War-torn Communities in South Sudan

South Sudanese people have experienced war, displacement, and destitution more than they have peace. We catch up with PLNU alum Mamer Ajak and hear about the ways he is working to bring healing and wellness to his country.
Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson

PLNU Alumni Tell the Story of an American Hero in Just...

Directed and composed by PLNU alums Destin Daniel Cretton and Joel P. West, Just Mercy tells the story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson who heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation.
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Jessica Painter Fights Loneliness by Connecting Women to Community

When Jessica Painter moved to Calgary, Canada she found herself far away from home with a much, much smaller social circle. It was a huge change, to say the least.
Two couch chairs for the Writer's Symposium sit outside on a cliff edge.

Writing that Liberates: 2020 Writer’s Symposium By The Sea

Here’s what a colleague just asked me: “Has the Writer’s Symposium ever had a literary giant as big as Alice Walker?" It was a question that gave me pause, and it was great fun trying to think of an answer.
Jim Daichendt rides his bike during a triathlon.

Triathlon Training Gives Faculty Unique Bond

Training for triathlons together enhances the bonds between a group of PLNU faculty members and makes the pursuit of their careers and callings more meaningful and fun.
Meghan Parsons stands in front of a classroom.

Meghan Parsons: Digital Marketing Master

Meghan Parsons decided that if she was going to be the best she could be in her field, she needed to go back to school and earn her MBA. She found her fit in PLNU's Evening MBA program.

Healing Police and Community Relationships

Game Changer and PLNU's Criminal Justice program bring together law enforcement and members of the general public to discuss problems and work towards more peaceful outcomes between the two groups.
The San Diego community takes their walk towards the border.

Anticipating the Coming of Christ at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Each year members of the PLNU community travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to join hundreds of others for “La Posada Sin Fronteras" or "The Inn Without Borders."
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It’s All Relational | The Legacy of Professor Dan Nelson

When music professor Dan Nelson was diagnosed with terminal ALS, he decided to spend his final months doing what he lived for: investing in students.