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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.

Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Awardee: Justin Skeesuck

Justin Skeesuck's life was set on this new trajectory when he and his lifelong best friend, Patrick Gray, decided to undertake the Camino de Santiago together.
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Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Awardee: Michelle Murphy

The commendation from the United States President was a wonderful encouragement, but Michelle Murphy worked to improve her school district’s technology access and offerings not for accolades but for students.
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Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Awardee: Sandra “Kainoa” Na’ihe

Sandra “Kainoa” Na’ihe has devoted her life to serving children, including her own six children and three step-children, children of friends...
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Channin Fulton Designs for Good

“I consider my work as an artist as more of a vocation than just a job. How am I serving my community with my gifts and hard work? And how do I design for good?"

Filming Our Planet: Alum Jeff Hester’s Work on Netflix Emmy-Winning Series

Episode four of Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning series, Our Planet, “Coastal Seas,” opens with an underwater shot of a thriving coral ecosystem....

Return to Cerro Kamuk: Perspectives from the Research Trail

Our first trek (more like an expedition) up Cerro Kamuk was arduous and painful yet still incredible. The sites were breathtaking, but our packs were heavy. I remember the very first day when we came to a fork in the road...

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.

Lauren Kim: Empowering Others to Reverse Poverty

“I want to be someone who people know they can be heard by, who is a voice for the voiceless. The international development major pushes me to personally step out of my comfort zone and into those places that aren’t fully served."

Bringing My Study Abroad Experience Full-Circle

I first went to Prague two years ago to spend the spring semester of my sophomore year studying abroad. I remember landing and wondering what I was thinking...
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Border Pilgrimage | PLNU Ministry with Mexico

Border Pilgrimage is a unique, multi-day excursion in which PLNU students are able to explore and better understand their relationship to the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

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.