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PUC Named Second in the Nation for Highest-Earning Alumni with Two-Year Degrees

In its 2017-2018 College Salary Report, Payscale.com recently ranked Pacific Union College as second in the country for having the highest earning alumni with two-year degrees.

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5,000 Drops Towards Ending Water Poverty

This summer, Pacific Union College is embarking on a creative, yet ambitious educational initiative to raise awareness and funds about the global water crisis and water poverty. The college is partnering with Water for Good and private donors to launch the 5,000 Drops campaign.

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PUC Commencement Celebrates 392 Graduates

To the sound of enthusiastic cheers of thousands in attendance, for the 115th time on its campus, Pacific Union College celebrated its annual commencement exercises on Sunday, June 18, with 392 students graduating. 

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Newton Hall

Newton Hall is the largest of the men’s residence halls and houses the main men’s residence office, open 24 hours a day and processing all new, transfer, and international male students.

There are 140 two-person rooms in Newton Hall, with community bathrooms and showers. The 250 to 280 residents who live in Newton each year have access to the hall’s lobby, three kitchens, laundry room (with washers, dryers and ironing boards), sauna, and the recreation and fitness room—which includes fitness equipment, ping pong, billiards, and a large television with satellite dish. Drink and snack machines are also available. To accommodate the needs of all students, Newton has two areas that are set aside for people who are quiet and prefer to go to bed early. There is also an area set aside for people who spend extensive time studying.

Residents also have access to a fiber optic computer network that links each room, providing students with convenient access to the library, their professors, and the Internet. The residents of Newton Hall are also encouraged to maintain a noise policy that will allow students to study or sleep any time of the day or night.

If you are interested in living in Newton Hall or want more information about residence hall life at PUC, contact Newton Hall at (707) 965-6487 or Dean Hernan Granados at (707) 965-7418.

Meet Dean Granados

It’s impossible to miss the enthusiasm radiating from Hernan Granados, Newton Hall’s assistant dean. He smiles as he talks about the men in his dorm: “Ministry with them is just awesome!”

That enthusiasm shapes his approach to deaning. He prefers to build close relationships with his residents, in order to be in a position to them the best support through their college experience. “I like to befriend them first,” he says. “I don’t like to be just the enforcer. I like to walk the halls, sometimes do room check myself, and open my door and have them just hang out and talk.” But he also tries to be fair. “What’s the just thing to do? That’s my phrase here at the dorm, I always try to do the just thing.”

After graduating from PUC with a B.A. in theology, Granados earned an M.Div. and ministerial ordination at Andrews University. He spent seven years pastoring at the historic Central Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church in Los Angeles before returning to his alma mater as a dean.

Having been a resident of Newton Hall himself, Granados was excited to return to his old dorm because of the great experience he had as an RA and the influence of his own dean. “Dean [Lanier] Watson and I had the best relationship ever,” he says. “When I got the call here I said, ‘Oh, definitely!’ Because I knew the impact that he had, and I wanted to give back what he had given me.”

Newton Hall

Pacific Union College
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508

Phone: (707) 965-6487

Hernan Granados
Associate Dean of Men
(707) 965-7418 | hgranados@puc.edu