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Michelle Shoemaker APL Award Winner

Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Award Winner: Michelle Shoemaker

Michelle Shoemaker (88) sat, deeply disturbed, as she listened to a local sheriff speak about the atrocities faced by the victims of human trafficking...
Converted barracks now host the boutique retail side of Moniker General.

Designing for Spaces and Community: If You Build It

When I walked into Moniker General for the first time, I didn't know that the space was built with a specific mission in mind....
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A Frightening New World? Contemplating The Role of Tomorrow’s Technology

A capacious laboratory swarms with workers in white overalls, their hands gloved with “pale, corpse-colored rubber.” There are several work tables inside, each accompanied...
Jason David Slitter sits on the grass

A Story from Suffering to Hope: These Walls

Jason David Sluyter (11) can vividly recall the most difficult moment of his battle with cancer. After having 60 percent of his tongue and...
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After Mass Tragedy: Moving Beyond Our Initial Response

In December 2017, the fires in Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Diego, California, were still burning when the vast majority of news...
Jordan Frye and Urban Rescue

Jordan Frye and Urban Rescue Return to PLNU: Feeling at Home

When Jordan Frye (08), lead singer of the band Urban Rescue, had a panic attack while surfing in the ocean — a sacred experience...
Karl Martin PhD APL Award Winner

Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Award Winner: Karl Martin, Ph.D.

It was the “biggest Glorious Fourth in 100 years,” wrote the New York Times. On the weekend of July 4, 1976, Americans bellowed patriotic...
Ryan and Wendy Kessler APL Award Winner

Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Award Winners: Ryan and Wendy Kessler

The hospitality woven into the identity of the Kessler family is something that “evolved very organically,” they say. In 2010, Ryan (94) and Wendy...
Ashby Rauch Kidd APL Award Winner

Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Award Winner: Ashby Rauch Kidd

Ashby Rauch Kidd’s (03) vision has taken her halfway across the world. In 2003, she founded Visible Grace (VG), a nonprofit organization that aims...