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Colleges Abroad

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Through Adventist Colleges Abroad, students can study in places like France, Germany, Argentina, and more.

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Academic Stats

PUC’s New Faculty 2019-2020

PUC’s New Faculty 2019-2020

September 27, 2019

I’ve always enjoyed training new employees at my previous jobs and I’ve also enjoyed teaching Sabbath School, so I’m really happy this position became available. I also have a heart for PUC and have always wanted to move back to this area. God opened the doors. 

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PUC Ranked in Top Ten by U.S. News & World Report

PUC Ranked in Top Ten by U.S. News & World Report

September 20, 2019

Pacific Union College has once again found itself ranked in the top ten schools in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list. Furthermore, the college’s name appears four times in the 2020 rankings, all within the top 15. PUC has been ranked for the following:

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PUC Ranked in Top Ten by Washington Monthly

PUC Ranked in Top Ten by Washington Monthly

September 20, 2019

Pacific Union College has been ranked by Washington Monthly in the 2019 top ten for Best Colleges for adult learners in the 2-year degree category. Washington Monthly rates schools based on what they do for the country.

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London Streets: Honors Students Explore Ethics, History, and Literature in the UK

London Streets: Honors Students Explore Ethics, History, and Literature in the UK

September 17, 2019

Education is most effective when taken from the traditional classroom setting into experiential learning situations. PUC offers many opportunities for study tours around the world, and this summer, Honors students took their learning to the literal streets as they toured London for a class called “London Streets.”

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Albion Field Station

Albion Field Station

PUC’s field station on the Mendocino Coast is the perfect combination of nature and knowledge.

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Alumni Highlights

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Mindy C. Smith, '12

Associate veterinarian, Equine Medicine

The biology program at PUC gave me the foundation needed to transition into veterinary course work with ease. My professors were not only wonderful instructors, but ensured my academic success through personal mentorship and course flexibility. The smaller class sizes afforded many opportunities for leadership and teaching roles that greatly enhanced my application in a highly competitive pool.

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Cameron Mitchell, ’16

Senior graphic designer, Rip Curl

“PUC gave me a lot of opportunities to work one-on-one with my professors. Under their guidance, the skills and techniques I developed and perfected helped me land my dream job at Rip Curl.”

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Erika Dalida, ’18

Loma Linda University Occupational Therapy student

“I’m so glad I chose PUC. I tell everyone to come here because I feel like we’re all family. The health communication major was perfect for me. The professors make you feel like an individual instead of just part of a group. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

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Jonathan Garza, ’07

Heart & vascular unit manager, Adventist Health St. Helena

“As a PUC alumnus and as a nurse working at Adventist Health St. Helena, I appreciate the PUC student nurses I work with and train. The level of skill and compassion these young people show is truly impressive.”

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Brian Lee, ’12

Development fellow, NASA

“I went biking and camping every weekend in Angwin. Those experiences in the Back 40 when I was messing around on my mountain bike and building dirt jumps fanned the flames of my passion for nature and the environment. PUC really catapulted my career.”

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