PUC Life Now

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Angwin to Angwish Run Continues Revival

On October 26, runners of all ages and abilities will enjoy the fun and challenge of Angwin to Angwish, Pacific Union College’s annual trail run in the heart of the Napa Valley.

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Pioneers Athletics Start Season Strong

Four of the six Pioneers athletic teams—women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, and the men and women cross country team—began their seasons this fall, representing PUC with their promising talent at both home and away games.

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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.

PUC Life

SA Officers

Daniel DeCaires

Daniel DeCaires

President

Major: Business Administration

Hobbies: Music, food, and travel

Favorite spot(s) on campus: Campus Center, Irwin Hall, and the observatory

Advice you wish you had known when you started college: Take your hardest classes in the fall and winter and enjoy spring quarter, check online for ALL of your textbooks, avoid Netflix during dead week, use ALL of your cafe card money before the end of the quarter, and get involved in clubs/intramurals/student government sooner rather than later.

What would people know you for: a positive attitude and willing to help

Goal for this year (unrelated to your SA position): to have as much fun as possible during my last year at PUC.

Josue Hernandez

Josue Hernandez

Religious Vice President

Grade: Senior

Major: Theology

Hobbies: Running, Guitar, Sports, Reading

Favorite Spot: Cafe, back 40

Advice: expect the unexpected.

What would people..: the guy who plays futsal…

Goal: Graduate! Along with not falling asleep in class…

Melissa Khoury

Melissa Khoury

Social Vice President

Grade: Senior

Major: Business Administration/ Pre-Dent

Hobbies: Going to the beach, eating, sports and coaching Special Olympics

Favorite spot(s) on campus: My cozy room and blankets.

Advice you wish you had known when you started college: You do not need a lot of clothes; it is okay to be nervous or even sad and reach out to people who will bring positivity to your life.

Goal for this year not related to your SA position: Not to take my life to seriously and to get into dental school!

Marcus Helmer

Marcus Helmer

Executive Vice President

Grade: Junior

Major: Math-education and Aviation

Hobbies: Reading, jogging, improv, and binge watching Netflix.

Favorite spot(s) on campus: Any of the trails, Alice Holst Theater, the Observatory.

Advice you wish you had known when you started college: Find a group of people who you can study with. Really study.

What would people know you for: Being in Angwin forever.

Goal for this year (unrelated to your SA position): A 4.0.

Nancy Aldrich

Nancy Aldrich

Financial Vice President

Major(s): BBA - Accounting

Academic Year: Senior

Favorite location on campus: Campus Center and Prayer Garden/PUC hiking trails. One is a great place to hang out with friends, the other is where I go for some peace and quiet.

Goal as an SA Officer: As the Financial VP, I want to make sure that the Student Association’s money is spent as responsibly and efficiently as possible, and in a way that will most benefit the students of PUC.

Future career plans/goals: After I graduate, I want to earn my CPA license and work as an internal auditor. I’m hoping to work for Adventist Health, but if that doesn’t happen I would be happy working for another auditing company.

David O'Hair

David O'Hair

Campus Chronicle Editor

Grade: Senior

Major: Political Science, History and Communication

Hobbies: Running, Reading, and Cycling.

Favorite Spot(s) on campus: Campus Center, Trails in the woods, and Irwin Hall’s ancient classrooms.

What would people know you for: Really cool socks.

Goal for this year (unrelated to your SA position): Get into law school.

Tiffany Brus

Tiffany Brus

Diogenes Lantern Editor

Grade: Sophomore

Major: Graphic Design

Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Reading

Favorite spot(s) on campus: The trails behind the airport

Advice you wish you had known when you started college: I wish someone would have told me to find things to do off campus (other than just going out to eat) in addition to the things provided on campus. While the things on campus are really important, it is also a good idea to find time once in a while to do something a little different and get a change of scenery so you can keep up with all the stresses of college!

What would people know you for: Being Reliable

Goal for this year (unrelated to your SA position): I want to look back on the year knowing that I gave 100% on my design projects and didn't just do enough to get the grade.

Mark Soderblom

Mark Soderblom

Cinematographer

Grade: Sophomore

Major: Film and TV Production

Hobbies: Photography, Cinematography, and Guitar

Favorite spot(s) on campus: Campus Center (I'm kind of a coffee addict…)

Advice you wish you had known when you started college: Don't let stress rule your life. Things have a way of working themselves out.

What would people know you for: My positive attitude and sense of humor. Being the favorite Soderblom brother.

Goal for this year (unrelated to your SA position): I want to meet more people and expand my group of friends.