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From Our President - 2002 Annual Report - Azusa Pacific University


A Letter From Our President

The story of Azusa Pacific University continues to unfold in a truly miraculous fashion. This annual report captures well the facts and figures; but more importantly, the pages of this album record stories of impact and life-change. As a community of disciples and scholars, the impact we make on the moral and ethical fabric of society becomes the true measure of our institutional success.

Beyond the accumulation of raw data, this past year testifies to the power of the individuals being obedient to God. You will read the remarkable stories of Dr. Kimberly Battle-Walters and Dr. Marianne Hattar, academicians of the highest regard, who express their faith and academic discipline through the Fulbright Scholar Program. You will witness the distinct personality, dedication, and commitment of university campus pastor, Chris Brown. This young man applies his God-given gifts with clarity, honesty, and conviction. In addition to these three exemplary Christ followers, you will peruse stories of several others who demonstrate in word and deed the university motto, God First.

I stand in awe of all that God is doing. I am also deeply thankful for our university partners that enable us to provide an outstanding Christian higher education to the men and women entrusted to our care. In the end, the account of this university and the narratives of those who form the fabric of this community are really His story.

I trust you will enjoy this annual report and celebrate with us the blessings it represents.

Jon R. Wallace, DBA


Doretha O’Quinn, Ph.D., from the Department of Global Studies and Sociology, published Silent Voices, Powerful Messages (International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, 2002). A former full-time faculty member and current adjunct, O’Quinn highlights the contribution and influence of the African American experience in the Foursquare Gospel Church.

The Department of Teacher Education received full accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). With this honor, APU becomes one of only three California private schools accredited by NCATE, an accreditation recognized internationally and by all 50 states.

The Athletic Training Education Program concluded a two-year accreditation process culminating in accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.