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Eboo Patel: Build Bridges of Understanding

On January 9, Pacific Union College hosted Dr. Eboo Patel for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance installment of the Colloquy Speakers Series.

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Students Serve on Navajo Reservation for Fourth Time

Twenty-two students from Pacific Union College spent a week of their winter break serving and providing aid for a Navajo community located near Page, Ariz. 

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PUC Mobile App Wins Award

The Pacific Union College iPhone and iPad app won the Best in Class award from the Society of Adventist Communicators at the Society’s convention in Salt Lake City, October 24-27.

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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