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PUC Welcomes Back Students

Summer break is officially over for PUC students. As classes begin, the campus celebrates the commencement of the new school year with the annual Week of Welcome (WOW) celebration. 

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Opening Convocation Address Sets Pace for New School Year

Pacific Union College kicked off its 2015-16 academic year on Thursday, September 24, with the Opening Convocation, where speaker Dr. Arnetha F. Ball encouraged students to pursue God’s plans for them during their time at PUC.

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PUC Adds Two New Health-related Business Degrees

Pacific Union College has a rich history of equipping students with a passion for health ministry and leading lives of productive service in the industry. With employment of medical and health services managers to grow by 23% by the year 2022, PUC’s department of business expands its educational offerings to meet this demand. 

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Student Profiles

PUC Senior Megan Tresenriter: "My Duty Is To Serve"

If you had met Megan Tresenriter five years ago, you would have never guessed that she would be headed to medical school at the University of California, Davis.
Published: Jun 15, 2012 12:01pm

Hannah Bollin: The Perfect Balance

High school is a balancing act. Between studies, extra-curricular activities, friendships, and family life, it can be challenging to maintain a focus on God. 
Published: Jun 03, 2011 10:19am

Alicia Barlow-Teferi: Ethiopia Calling

Pacific Union College students know Alicia Barlow-Teferi as the face, voice, and director of PUC world missions; one of the few and proud female drummers on campus; and religious vice president of this year’s senior class. 
Published: May 09, 2011 11:12am

The World Through Diana's Eyes

On an oddly brilliant winter day, each table in the Pacific Union College campus center mall is packed with students trying to enjoy a warmth they haven’t felt since early fall.
Published: Apr 08, 2011 12:28pm

Grant Ordelheide: The Man Behind the Lens

He treks the globe, traveling solo with a 66-pound backpack and scaling mountains to connect with God from behind the camera lens. Chances are you have already ogled over his work, which illuminates the PUC 2010-2011 calendar. 
Published: Jan 24, 2011 09:17am

Julie Ford: Junior Majoring in Juggling

Dashing down the court. Aiming (and scoring) high on her latest test. Weaving her way between restaurant patrons and busy waiters. Whatever Pacific Union College student Julie Ford is doing, chances are good that there’s movement involved—which is just what Ford wants.
Published: Aug 13, 2010 09:18am

Meet Ilya Morar: Not a Russian Spy

He is Russian, single and likely to mingle—but not on FaceBook, because he deleted his account to clear his schedule for running, swimming and relaxing with friends. He likes funny commercials, enjoys sleeping in, and loves PUC.
Published: Jul 23, 2010 11:46am

Cracking the Chemistry Code

Complete with two computers, a laptop, and a number of pre-calculus, calculus and computer books, junior computer science major Yuri Costa’s office leaves no mystery how at age 23, he became the creator of an iPod chemistry application called iPeTa for Pacific Union College. 
Published: Nov 17, 2009 12:38pm

Kelsey Drake: Responsibilities and Release

It’s a long trek from the main campus to the maze of trails at the top of the hill. That’s just one of the reasons why senior Kelsey Drake wouldn’t live anywhere else on campus besides McReynolds Hall.
Published: Nov 02, 2009 01:50pm

The Secrets Behind the Omnipresent Smile

"I have to be sick to love this job this much," says SA president Scott Brizendine. "I have to have something wrong with me to want to do this again."
Published: May 20, 2009 01:50pm

A Real "Wide-eyed Globetrotter"

Heather Lanier claims to love her home California. However, this is difficult for her friends to believe, since she is constantly brooding to escape it.
Published: Feb 12, 2009 01:16pm

Matthew Reeves: Composition and a Lot of Other Stuff

Trombone, sax, French horn, trumpet, piano, cello, and voice… just a few of the things that fill senior music education major Matthew Reeves’ time. 
Published: Oct 24, 2008 11:45am

Amanda Betat: A Crown, a Platform, and a Learning Experience

Most people don’t kick off their freshman year at PUC by becoming a beauty queen.
Published: Sep 05, 2008 12:22pm

Peter Katz

Entering his third year at PUC, English/history major Peter Katz is not only pursuing two majors, but he is also a part of the Honors program as well as being well on his way to earning his AS in music.

Craig Church: Part of the FTV Family

Craig Church has a collection of over 2,300 movies. So it’s no huge surprise that he’s a film & television production major...
Published: Aug 08, 2008 12:07pm