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In Praise of a Nonelite Education

The recent college admissions scandal and all the news-media coverage surrounding it has sucked me in. I find it both salacious and disturbing.
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...
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Everybody’s Got Bears: Mental Health in the Church | Dave Cummings

When microbiology professor Dave Cummings, Ph.D., began feeling sick, he was convinced the problem was entirely physical. But...

Teaching Machines to Learn

Not only was she pushing herself outside of her comfort zone exploring this new field, Dotter was also getting to ask questions of purpose...

Women of Distinction: Jasmine L. Sadler

We've all had that feeling that maybe where we are in our careers could have been different had we taken a little more time...
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Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Mendell Thompson

Mendell Thompson’s life was influenced by PLNU from his childhood. His parents both devoted their careers to the university. When it was his time to go to college, PLNU (then Pasadena College) was the natural choice.

Gen Z: A Generous Generation?

When it comes to giving, this young generation holds bright promise for making an impact and creating new means of addressing important issues.

Romani-Meets-World: Racing to Serve

After graduating from PLNU with a degree in athletic training, Nikki Romani (10), like so many students, began her pursuit of a graduate degree....
Ron Benefiel

Talking Point: Q&A with Ron Benefiel, Ph.D.

PLNU was founded by P.F. Breesee and is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, a holiness denomination birthed out of Wesleyan Methodism. PLNU’s...

How to Keep “Self-Improvement” From Turning “Self-Destructive”

Around every turn we are reminded of our need to improve our lives. We are bombarded with tools, insight, and programs for improving ourselves — and then, once improved, to do it again at higher and higher levels.
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What Good is Gratitude? The Role of Thanksgiving in Personal Development

Without effort, feelings of gratitude are often fleeting, passing as quickly as they come.
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Adoption Stories: From Tragedy to Inspiration

They sit side-by-side, a palpable warmth between them.