Spring 2003 State of the University Address
APU is the Third Largest Private University in California for Preparing Credentialed TeachersLast year, APU recommended 1,348 students to the state of California for teaching and administrative credentials. Only two other private universities in California recommended more.
Special Assistant for University Diversity Appointed
Pamela Christian, Ph.D., former director of the McNair Scholars Program at California State University, San Bernardino, was appointed as special assistant for university diversity.
Two Fulbright Scholars Named
- Kimberly Battle-Walters, Ph.D., traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, for six months of lecture and research as part of the Council for International Exchange of Scholar’s (CIES) Fulbright Scholar Program.
- Marianne Hattar, DNSc, professor in Azusa Pacific University’s School of Nursing, prepares to travel to Jordan February-June 2003, also as part of the CIES Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, allowing her to function as a United States ambassador to Jordan.
APU Professor Appointed to Panel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Felicitas dela Cruz, DNSc, professor in the School of Nursing, was appointed to a panel of reviewers for the Advanced Nurse Education Program Grants at the Division of Nursing, Health Resources, and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Silver Spring, Maryland.
APU Professor Receives Lionel Basney Award
Emily Griesinger, Ph.D., associate professor of English, received the Lionel Basney Award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL).
APU Receives Historical Documents from Monsignor Francis Weber
APU received a significant collection of documents containing original signatures of every United States president from George Washington to George W. Bush.
New and Unique Programs at the University
- The Great Works Option in the High Sierra Semester near Yosemite National Park
- The Oxford Semester at one of several colleges of Oxford University, Oxford, England
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Bachelor of Arts in Cinematic Arts
- Dr. Terence Cannings, new dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Studies, has initiated discussion with Southern California school districts to create professional development schools.
Now, let me share some additional information about the economic impact APU makes in our community.
APU as a Revenue Generator
APU contributes to the San Gabriel Valley economy by attracting revenues from around Southern California and the western United States that are then spent locally. In the city of Azusa in 2002:
APU paid the city of Azusa more than $625,000 in general fees; the university paid $1.68 million for utilities such as electricity, water, sewer, gas, trash, and fire services.
APU spent $2.3 million for goods and services with our local Azusa businesses.