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Convocation Features Pioneering Surgeon Leonard Bailey

PUC’s student body, from excited freshmen to seasoned seniors, packed into the PUC Church on September 25 to attend the first gathering of fall quarter’s Colloquy Speaker Series.

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PUC Welcomes New Students

Phaidra Knight’s first class doesn’t start until nine in the morning on Monday, but the new Pacific Union College freshman is already making PUC home. Like the rest of her peers in the PUC Class of 2018, Knight arrived on campus with a car full of boxes on September 17 for new student orientation ready to join the PUC community.

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Meet Your New SA President: Daniel DeCaires

Daniel DeCaires has a passion for Pacific Union College and is ready to lead. DeCaires, a senior from Benicia, Calif., majoring in business administration, will be serving as the president of PUC’s Student Association (SA) during the 2014-2015 school year, which begins September 22.

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Student Blogs | Jonathan Pichot

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 10:58 am

I’ve reached the point in Fall Quarter where all that gets me through is endurance. I have a bit of extra motivation this year, though, being that I graduate in June. I haven’t yet been hit by the infamous senioritis, but instead find myself more motivated, knowing that I only have a few months of college left.

Recently I spent a Sunday in San Francisco. I joined a friend who commutes there once a week from Angwin to work for a small documentary film company. He got the job as an internship through the Film and Television program here at PUC. He showed me around the office, explaining to me the process of filmmaking. His company has produced several documentaries for National Geographic, PBS, and Apple. We spent the afternoon working, me on my homework, and he on digitizing film. 

Last week was particularly busy since on the weekend I attended the yearly Adventist Forum conference that this year was held in Monterey. What took most of my time was preparing my research project for my excellent Civil War & Reconstruction class. I’m writing on Northern religious interpretations of the war. I’m particularly interested in how the religious rhetoric during the Civil War continues to influence American perspectives on war today.

I’m looking forward to next quarter since I’ll have a much lighter load. I’ll be concentrating my time on my history and honors theses. But I don’t mind being busy. This is my last year in college, so I’m trying to take advantage of it as best I can. I’ve made a list of things I want to do before I leave PUC. It includes visiting the Redwood forests, riding the roller coasters at Six Flags Marine World, and eating at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. 

My time at PUC has been memorable. I spent my freshman year at PUC. And though I attended other schools during my college years, I decided to come back and finish here in Angwin. PUC has helped me understand myself–as an Adventist, as a student, and as an individual–more than other place I’ve been. I know I’ll look on my time here with fond memories and sincere gratitude.

Jonathan Pichot
Senior History and French Major