Mandy Arioto

Mandy Arioto: A CEO Who Inspires and Empowers

Mandy Arioto (00) is president and CEO of one of the country’s most influential parenting organizations, MOPS International. MOPS is a Christian organization that...
Beryl Dillman

Beryl Dillman Celebrates 100 Years

On Oct. 1, 2018, PLNU professor emeritus Beryl Dillman, Ed.D., celebrated his 100th birthday. Dillman served full time in the education department from 1968...
Tres Colinas

A Trek for Conservation

My summer research students and I have been heading up a long-term survey of the large mammals inhabiting the Talamanca cloud forest in Costa...
Larry and Judy Webb

Distinguished Achievement Awardees: Larry and Judith (Slater) Webb

Larry (B.A. 60, M.A. 61) and Judy (Slater) (59) Webb have been missionaries for most of their lives, and they believe some of their...
Dan Spaite

Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Daniel Spaite, M.D.

Dan Spaite, M.D. (79), holds the endowed Virginia Piper Distinguished Research Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He...
Ben Foster

Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Ben Foster

Ben Foster (68) knew from an early age that he would like to be a basketball coach and teacher. This dream, talent for athletics,...
Scott Weeman

From Addict to Disciple: One Man’s Story Out of Addiction, Darkness,...

Scott Weeman (17) pushed his beach cruiser against the unforgiving sand in Mission Bay, the water shimmering in the sun like a thousand silver...
A girl on swing

Bringing Back Play: What the Loss of Play Means for Our...

In her online Washington Post article “The Decline of Play in Preschoolers — and the Rise in Sensory Issues,” pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom...
LoveWorks

30 Years of Sending: How LoveWorks and Spiritual Development have grown...

For 30 years, PLNU has sent students around the world on LoveWorks short-term mission trips. LoveWorks teams go only where they are invited and...
Drew Lasker

Drew Lasker: New Heights

At 35 years old, Drew Lasker (04) recently had the rare privilege of representing England in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and will be re-signing...
Jessica Bird

Wearing Masks in Order to Remove Them: Healing Through Show Business

In a theatre course on Laban movement techniques at PLNU, Jessica Bird (09) was asked to create a series of assignments based off of...
THE 1914 LA SIERRA

Looking Inside the 1914 La Sierra: A Peek at the Past

The package came in the mail. What was protected by the bubble wrap envelope? I quickly opened the envelope and discovered a small book....

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