“During the majority of the pandemic I’ve been working at the hospital in the NICU, where I’ve been for 8 years. My experiences at PUC in the Nursing Program helped me want to teach nursing students on my unit, so I do a lot of precepting of students and new hired nurses.”
Krystal Aldred, ’13
“I just got my 5 year Recognition at American Medical Response (in November) and I can remember going to class at PUC and running through all our skills, scenes and scenarios with my professors (Levi and James). They really gave me the tools I needed to be good at what I do now. I truly love being on the ambulance even during the pandemic.”
Tyler McCulloch, ’13
“I am an Ed Nurse and have worked in the Emergency Department during the pandemic. At PUC I learned the importance of treating the whole person, not just their ailment. During the pandemic this became even more important as patients were isolated away from their families. I appreciate the whole person care PUC offered.”
Camille (Heinrich) Matute, ’10
“During the pandemic, I’ve been working as a Speech Language Pathologist in a skilled nursing facility, helping patients who have difficulty with swallowing, communication and cognitive function. I first became interested in the field while at PUC where I was able to take an introductory course! I’m so thankful for my experiences at PUC which helped prepare me for this career.”
Levi Gore, ’08
“I work as a Nurse Practitioner at Lodi Memorial Hospital and get to work with and meet some amazing and wonderful people, some of which are even fellow PUCites! While this has been a difficult year I am grateful for the daily connection with patients and coworkers. I have been blessed from the skills and relationships developed while at PUC.”
Cristian Villegas, ’17
“PUC has helped me in so many ways. From the wonderful teachers that challenged me and inspired a deeper love for learning, including but not limited to Dr. Vola and Dr. Pak, to the wonderful ministry opportunities that further cemented me on the path to medicine and my faith in God. Thank you PUC for helping me on this journey!”
Lauren (Savino) Hunter, att. ’06-’08
“This past year, I have continued to work part-time as a speech language pathologist at our local hospital in Tillamook, Oregon. I’m thankful that we have the ability to modify treatment while still staying safe. I love my job and I am grateful I was able to take the Intro to Speech Pathology course that PUC offered my freshmen year. The rest is history!”
James Appel, att. '94-'95
"I have been working in Africa since 2004, mostly in the Republic of Tchad. For the last year and a half, during the Covid 19 pandemic, I’ve been working at a small county hospital in Robertsport, Liberia as one of two doctors in the only hospital in Grand Cape Mount County. It was during my time at PUC—right after spending a year in South America as a student missionary—that I decided I wanted to be a missionary doctor. And I’m still loving that decision!"
Homecoming 2021 Goes Virtual
With the current state of the world, we have made the decision to move forward with plans to host a virtual and on-demand Homecoming Weekend in 2021. Please join us April 16-17 as we gather together as classmates, community, and a college family!
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