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Business as Mission: A Christian Response to Why Business Matters

“Profits are a means to an end, but not the end.” - Jeff Van Duzer According to an article in Forbes, eighty percent of 13-25...
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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.

Alum Trains NFL Star: Decker Davis and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell...

“It was the weirdest day of my life,” said PLNU alumnus Decker Davis on the day he was hired as the personal trainer for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

The Rise of the Social Media Influencer

A relatively new phenomenon has been the rise of the social media influencer. A social media influencer is exactly what it sounds like: someone with significant influence over online followers.
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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Are We Becoming Obsolete? Robot Workers and the Future of Business

You walk into a restaurant to be greeted by a robot, its face fixed in an expression of synthetic courtesy, and it asks if...
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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.
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Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Awardee: Cindy Outlaw

Being a mountain climber, Cindy Outlaw knows a lot about perseverance. She also knows the value of many small steps in the right direction. She has impacted thousands of lives around the world through her work with Plant With Purpose.

Leading with No Excuses: Damen and Dan Lopez

When Dan (B.A. 92, M.A. 96) and Damen (B.A. 94, M.A. 98) Lopez were young, their family moved from Los Angeles to the rural,...

No — A “Work-Life Balance” Isn’t Possible and Here’s Why

It seems that life is getting harder and harder to balance, to make time for the many pressing and important demands...

Bringing Play and Happiness to Children One Smile at a Time

Mark Wassmer and Matt Montell have a desire to serve communities by bringing health, wellness, and play to children — especially those from the poorest and most disadvantaged backgrounds.

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...