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Joe Vinatieri

Joe Vinatieri Transfer Counselor
Graduated from APU: 2010
Degree(s): B.A. in Psychology
Hometown: Whittier, CA


(800) 825-5278

Q & A with Joe...

How has APU transformed you?
APU has transformed me in many ways throughout my short time here. I transferred into APU, coming from a large Cal State school and local junior college. I was not sure what to expect when coming to APU. I guess God just took care of the rest. I was seeking to find friends who wanted to not just be Christians, but to really live victoriously as Christians and God sent them my way! Also, being involved in many opportunities around the APU community helped to change my Christian perspective in many different ways. My two years at APU have and will continue to impact the way I live and care for others the rest of my life.
What activities at APU have you most enjoyed being a part of?
During my time at APU I really enjoyed serving others in the APU community, the local Azusa community, and abroad! I had a great time and opportunity to work with APU students working in the Office of Ministry and Service and also had the privilege to go abroad with the Office of World Missions to the island of Guam and Micronesia to work with local churches there. I really enjoyed those things, as well as being part of such a wonderful community here at APU.
What advice would you give to prospective students?
1. Get involved. 2. Do not be afraid to put yourself out there and be vulnerable to others. 3. Seek out others who might look or seem different. Being around others who are "different" than you is just one of the many blessings of this APU community. 4. Use the resources that are provided for you! (i.e. tutoring, professors office hours, D-groups, and campus events.) 5. Get involved and then give back to others!
How do you spend your free time?
I enjoy everything outdoors related. I love being active. I love to explore new places. Spending time with friends, family, and my wife.