For the Love of the Game

If I had a relationship status for my current standing with my collegiate sport it would be: “It’s Complicated.” I’ve played in different basketball leagues trying to get my groove back after those peak Sea Lion years. Sometimes a busy work schedule pulls me away, but also, I’m tired.

Creating Connection Through Aira: An App for People Who Are Blind...

Aira is a local start-up company transforming the way people who are blind, low vision, or experiencing age-related vision loss experience daily life and connection with others.
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Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Leon Kugler, Ph.D.

When people talk about retired professor of kinesiology Leon Kugler, Ph.D., they affectionately refer to him as “Kug.” What they speak of is Kug’s passion and its source.

Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Vicki (Honea) Copp, D.Min.

Vicki (Honea) Copp has had a lot of job titles, but her career is cohesive. She has been on a path of ministry her entire life and is currently the senior pastor at the Church of the Nazarene in Cameron, Missouri.

Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Dan Copp, D.Min.

Dan Copp supports six world regions through his work at the Global Ministry Center for the Church of the Nazarene. It’s a far cry from the life he was accustomed to as a child.
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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.

Meet New Men’s Basketball Coach, Matt Logie

PLNU’s assistant athletic director for communications, Danny Barnts, sat down with new head men’s basketball coach Matt Logie to learn about what’s next for PLNU’s program.
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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.