Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Favorite Verse: “But Jesus looked at them and said, “ With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Favorite Quotation: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
Favorite Aspect of APU: Joyful and Christ-centered community
Hometown: Sisters, OR
Favorite Verse: “And don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
Favorite Quotation: “What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” – Hans Urs von Balthasar
Favorite Aspect of APU: How present the Lord is. He is in all of my relationships, friendships, classrooms, chapels, and every other part of APU. I can’t help but be surrounded by people who are completely in love with God.
Hometown: American Canyon, CA
Favorite Verse: “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4–7
Favorite Quotation: “What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable moments.” – George Eliot
Favorite Aspect of APU: The community and all the leadership opportunities.
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Fontana, CA
Favorite Verse: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9
Favorite Quotation: “Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” – Edwin Markham
Favorite Aspect of APU: Intellectual diversity. I know that seems like something that would be rare to find a Christian University, but it’s here. I find myself challenged every day to think for myself and to seek truth from scripture. There are many different perspectives and backgrounds that are at this university. I think that’s the reason I’ve grown so much here.
Minor: Mathematics, Philosophy
Hometown: Fruita, CO
Favorite Verse: “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD.” Psalms 102:18
Favorite Quotation: “Don’t worry, be happy”
Favorite Aspect of APU: The encouraging atmosphere around campus.
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Favorite Verse: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20
Favorite Quotation: “The greatest honor we can give almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.” – Julian of Norwich
Favorite Aspect of APU: The wonderful people and the presence of God here.
Major: Business Marketing, Pre-Med
Minor: Biblical Studies
Hometown: Portland, OR
Favorite Verse: “I am unworthy—how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth. I spoke once, but I have no answer—twice, but I will say no more. My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you.” Job 40:4-5, 42:5
Favorite Quotation: “There is nothing on my horizon except everything. Everything is on my horizon.” – Dwight K. Schrute
Favorite Aspect of APU: Sam’s Subs. Need I say more?
Major: Biblical Studies & Christian Ministries
Hometown: Benicia, CA
Favorite Verse: Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40
Favorite Quotation: “Mountains are for views and inspirations, but fruit grows in the valley.” – Billy Graham.
Favorite Aspect of APU: The people.
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Favorite Verse: “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young; be an example to all believers.” 1 Timothy 4:12
Favorite Quotation: “Your life was designed to be a mirror that reflects all the best things about Him in the world around you.” – Louie Giglio
Favorite Aspect of APU: All the great ways to get involved and the wonderful people.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Favorite Verse: “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1
Favorite Quotation: “Don’t take life too seriously, nobody ever makes it out alive.” – Elbert Hubbard
Favorite Aspect of APU: Confidence in the fact that there are many people here who love and care about you.
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Christian Ministries
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Favorite Verse: “In you, LORD my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies’ triumph over me. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.” Psalms 25:1-3
Favorite Quotation: “Joys are our wings: sorrows are our spurs.” – Jean Paul Fredrich Richter
Favorite Aspect of APU: A community that will rejoice together and struggle together.
Minor: Physics & Leadership
Hometown: La Crescenta, CA
Favorite Verse: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1–2
Favorite Quotation: “God is not opposed to effort, but to earning.”
Favorite Aspect of APU: Chapel.
Major: Christian Ministries (emphasis in Intercultural)
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Favorite Verse: "In the same way, faith by itself, if not accomplished by action, is dead." James 2:17
Favorite Quotation: "Money is like manure...you got to spread it around to make things grow." – Hello Dolly
Favorite Aspect of APU: The ability to meet and work with so many wonderful and amazing people every day.
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Favorite Verse: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Favorite Quotation: “Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
Favorite Aspect of APU: The loving community and respect for all brothers and sisters in Christ!