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Faculty Feature: Bobbi Alba Lets Her Light Shine as She Encourages Students’ Callings

March 15, 2024

Bobbi Alba, EdD, encourages her students to go out into the world to be lighthouses, guiding others to safety. Throughout her own career as an elementary and middle school teacher, counselor, and professor, Alba’s light has shined brightly. Her commitment to unconditional love illuminates in all she does.

Faculty Feature: Bobbi Alba Lets Her Light Shine as She Encourages Students’ Callings

Alyssa Hetschel ’13 Serves Others Through Social Work

March 14, 2024

Alyssa Hetschel ’13 discovered her passion for social work during her time at Azusa Pacific University which has allowed her to serve through her management and leadership skills. “Service is the name of the game for social work. I’m constantly serving my clients and community,” Hetschel said. “It’s embedded in me. Service is what appealed to me about APU.” She believes that social work is “very human work” that requires a passion for service and constant discipleship through mentorship.

Alyssa Hetschel ’13 Serves Others Through Social Work

International Voices: Sid Varland ’25 Radiates Ambition, Optimism, and Love for Others

March 13, 2024

Few enter college with a firm grasp of their calling, but for Sid Varland ’25, being able to hone his skills as a track and field athlete and a cinematic arts major made him certain that Azusa Pacific University was where he is meant to be. His ambition, optimism, and love for others radiates in every one of his projects and adventures.

International Voices: Sid Varland ’25 Radiates Ambition, Optimism, and Love for Others

Global Engagement Series: APU Students Share Their Experience Serving in Maui

March 06, 2024

Lucy Boles ’25, Sage Griffing ’25, and Cassia Arnold ’25 felt called to serve in Maui with 16 other Azusa Pacific University students for six days over winter break. The Maui Global Engagement trip aimed to provide for communities impacted by devastating fires that took place just months before the trip. The largest and most destructive was the Lahaina fire that occurred last August.

Global Engagement Series: APU Students Share Their Experience Serving in Maui

Global Engagement Series: Fatima Pulido and Jonathon Krohn’s Experience in Ensenada

March 04, 2024

Fatima Pulido, ’24, and Jonathon Krohn, ’26, felt called to serve in Ensenada, Mexico, along with 45 other Azusa Pacific University students, across five days over their Thanksgiving break.

Global Engagement Series: Fatima Pulido and Jonathon Krohn’s Experience in Ensenada

Faculty Feature: Charles Chen’s Appreciation for Nature and Stewardship

March 01, 2024

In the same way that plants need water, sunlight, and good soil to grow, people need a place to call home in order to cultivate their life. Biology professor Charles Chen, PhD, considers a number of places around the world as his home, offering him a firm foundation to explore his passions, discover his calling, and give others the tools to experience transformation as well.

Faculty Feature: Charles Chen’s Appreciation For Nature and Stewardship

Christina Mansour ’07: Serving Students as an Educational Counselor

February 29, 2024

After 16 years teaching high school math, Christina Mansour '07 became an educational counselor. She loves serving students, helping them plan classes & begin thinking about life after graduation, & caring for their needs through a wellness center.

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Faculty Feature: Friary Nguyen’s Outpouring of Love Through Her Faith and Vocation as a Nurse

February 23, 2024

Friary Nguyen, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE loves spending time in the control room when nursing students are in simulation labs. She watches students on screen as they practice nursing techniques on life-size mannequins, and Nguyen gets in character, speaking through her headphones when controlling the human-like patients. As a certified healthcare simulations educator (CHSE), she enjoys pursuing her calling for loving others through nursing, and teaching students to approach healthcare with a heart for servant leadership.

Faculty Feature: Friary Nguyen’s Outpouring of Love Through Her Faith and Vocation As A Nurse

Equipping Difference Makers in Art History and Art Education

February 22, 2024

For students interested in a graduate degree in Art History or Art Education from a Christian institution, there is no better option than Azusa Pacific University. APU’s graduate art programs top the national rankings of many sources including Forbes, Best Colleges, Intelligent, and Grad School Center. APU’s programs offer students rigorous coursework taught by experienced experts, flexible schedules including fully asynchronous or low-residency classes, and multiple entry points each semester, all while preparing students to become difference makers in the art world after graduation.

Equipping Difference Makers in Art History and Art Education

Faculty Feature: Dave Dunaetz Branches into Multiple Fields of Study While Sharing Christ’s Love

February 16, 2024

Dave Dunaetz, PhD, has had a thirst for knowledge his whole life. While he has acquired six graduate degrees, published many academic articles, and earned awards for his dedication in a variety of fields, Dunaetz’s desire to share the Gospel is the core motivation behind all his work.

Faculty Feature: Dave Dunaetz Branches into Multiple Fields of Study While Sharing Christ’s Love

The Honors College Presents a Taylor Swift Colloquy

February 13, 2024

Swifties in Azusa Pacific University’s Honors College were enchanted to get together for an evening of rich conversation surrounding the world’s most renowned popstar: Taylor Swift. Students couldn’t shake off their excitement when it came to celebrating and diving deep into the lyrical intricacies within Swift’s writing.

The Honors College Presents a Taylor Swift Colloquy

Faculty Friday: Terry Dobson Empowers Students Through Inviting Spaces While Inspiring Creativity

February 09, 2024

Through every transformative experience in life, we gather an appreciation for knowing and loving others better, and confidently expressing our passion for becoming a part of Christ’s bigger picture. This is the lens through which Terry Dobson, MFA, sees design as collaborative opportunities to serve, and like every designer’s eye for creating something enticing and new, Dobson has an eye for creating an inviting and growthful space for his students.

Faculty Friday: Terry Dobson Empowers Students Through Inviting Spaces While Inspiring Creativity

International Voices: Hesou Zetelian ’26 Fearlessly Jumped into the Unknown and Discovered His Passions at APU

February 07, 2024

Jumping into the unknown can stir a range of emotions, from excitement for a fresh start, to confusion about where decisions will lead. For Hesou Zetelian ’26, diving into change has produced a domino effect of finding his passions, community, and faith.

International Voices: Hesou Zetelian ’26 Fearlessly Jumped Into the Unknown and Discovered His Passions at APU

Faculty Friday: Aisha Chen’s Conscientiousness and Commitment to Mentorship

February 02, 2024

Many professors have a heart for mentorship, and for Aisha Chen, PhD, creating connections with students is as thrilling as developing code, a passion of hers that has led her to many research and computer science discoveries. As an engineering professor, she strives to not only offer students the tools to help them succeed in the future, but to broaden their perspectives about humanity and how their role in science can further God’s plan for them.

Faculty Friday: Aisha Chen’s Conscientiousness and Commitment to Mentorship

International Voices: Jonathon Krohn ’27 Shares His Love for Different Cultures and Servant Leadership

January 31, 2024

For Jonathon Krohn ’27, traveling the world and being immersed in different cultures is at the heart of growth, finding community, and following God’s calling for his life. Having already been to 10 countries, and eager to visit more, Krohn’s dream to become a travel nurse stems from his passion for diversity and helping others.

International Voices: Jonathon Krohn ’27 Shares His Love for Different Cultures and Servant Leadership