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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 | Daniel DeCaires

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Spring quarter is my favorite quarter of the year. The weather is incredible, the pool is open for all of us to use, I can get a letter grade for playing tennis two hours a week, and summer vacation is just around the corner. The overall morale of everyone here at PUC is at its highest, to say the least. As my spring break drew to an end, I was truly excited to get back up to school and see everyone. After a week of relaxation and downtime, I had all of the rest and motivation needed for another quarter of knowledge and studying.

I am really excited for my classes this quarter. I intentionally scheduled myself for a more strenuous fall and winter quarter, so that I might be able to lighten the load for spring and enjoy the festivities even more. As I begin my upper division business courses, it is nice to build a rapport with my fellow classmates who are majoring in business as well. With class sizes being small, we naturally build stronger bonds with one another—especially in comparison with those in an impacted state school or university. As I walk from one part of campus to another, it is almost impossible not to run in to a few friends here and there, which is another thing that I enjoy so much about PUC. Even if I don’t know someone personally, I have likely seen him or her enough times to comfortably wave and say hello. This is something that I have grown especially fond of, since I rarely had the pleasure of experiencing it in my public school upbringing.

I also love the fact that my teachers know me by my first name, and make themselves available well outside of their posted office hours for questions or concerns. Dr. Hernandez was even up for the challenge to a game of Ping-Pong with me, which he absolutely dominated. A rematch will definitely ensue.

Daniel DeCaires
Sophomore, Business/Pre-PA