PUC Life Now

Event Image

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.

Event Image

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.

Event Image

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.

PUC Life

Student Blogs | Katelynn Christensen

Posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm

It’s hard to believe the last quarter of my undergraduate education has officially begun. In about three months, my name will appear: “Katelynn Christensen, B.S.”—a goal I’ve apparently been working towards since kindergarten.

My years at PUC have flown by, just as people warned they would. It feels like just last week that I first moved into Andre Hall to embark on a journey of spiritual, intellectual and social transformation. I am a very different person today than I was as a 17-year old college newbie, thanks to professors, friends and advisors who inspired, encouraged, challenged and connected me to exceptional opportunities along the way.

Springtime in Angwin is a glorious thing you simply can’t ignore. Although it may be cliché to say, the grass is green, the sky is blue, the birds are singing (I am too), and the scents of evergreen and imminent summer adventures pervade the campus. How appropriate that environmentalist Annie Leonard is coming to campus this quarter to discuss her book The Story of Stuff, which many PUC students read this year as part of the college’s new PUC Reads program. Unfortunately I missed a presentation of her popular short film of the same name at Colloquy this week, but I look forward to hearing what she has to say about the environmental impacts of consumerism. If the beauty of this campus can’t inspire a person to care about the Earth, I don’t know what could.

And so, this idyllic spring—its unparalleled weather sure to frustrate my studies—concludes one of the most transformative and enjoyable chapters of my life. Thank you, PUC!

Katelynn Christensen
Senior, Public Relations/Journalism