Hometown: Coupeville, WA
Favorite Verse: 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
Favorite Quotation: “I don’t know what my future holds, but I do know who holds my future.” —Tim Tebow
Favorite Aspect of APU: I love that APU has such a loving and Christ-centered community.
Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR
Favorite Verse: Hebrews 6:19 “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.”
Favorite Quotation: “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, pity those who live without love.” —Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Favorite Aspect of APU: Community of FRIENDS!
Major: Social Work
Hometown: San Leandro, CA
Favorite Verse: 1 Samuel 17:32 “David said to Saul, ‘Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.’ ”
Favorite Quotation: “If you’re a Christian and you have breath, then you have work to do.” —Unknown
Favorite Aspect of APU: The sense of home I feel when I am on campus.
Major: Film Production/Communications
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Favorite Verse: 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Favorite Quotation: “Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”
“Don’t be afraid to sit in the front row of your life.”
Favorite Aspect of APU: Friends
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: South Pasadena, CA
Favorite Verse: 1 Peter 5:6 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you.”
Favorite Quotation: “No, life cannot be lived flat on a page. We’ve been given one story, you and I, and one story alone. God has established all the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution. It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn’t it?” —Donald Miller
“The grace of God means something like this: Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Do not be afraid.” —Frederick Buechner
Favorite Aspect of APU: I love that learning can take place anywhere—in a classroom discussion, in a conversation with friends, both in the midst of laughter and the midst of pain.
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Major: Business Administration & Management
Hometown: Palm Desert, CA/Mission Viejo, CA
Favorite Verse: “I lean not on my own understanding; my life is in the hands of the Maker of Heaven. I give it all to You God, trusting that You’ll make something beautiful out of me. I will climb this mountain with my hands wide open. There is nothing I hold onto.” —Nothing I Hold Onto by Will Reagan & United Pursuit
Favorite Quotation: "I can only make a difference, if I am different.” —Rick Warren
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.” —Rick Warren
Favorite Aspect of APU: The amount of opportunities for growth through challenges and eye-opening experiences. The authenticity of the community and the intentionality in relationships. It’s truly a divine place where God’s brought each person to this campus for His purpose.
Hometown: Portland, OR/La Canada, CA
Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Favorite Quotation: “Live your life in a way where every morning you wake up and have to ask God for help.” —Unknown
“I’ve learned people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou
Favorite Aspect of APU: The intentionality found here at APU is unlike anything I have seen before. My favorite part of APU is that truly, everyone matters.
Major: Liberal Studies
Hometown: Glenview, IL
Favorite Verse: Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Favorite Quotation: “May your life preach more loudly than your lips.” —William E. Channing
Favorite Aspect of APU: How intentional and solid most of the relationships I’ve formed here have been and how transformational my whole experience has been.
Major: Business Accounting/Finance
Minor: Christian Ministries
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Favorite Verse: Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Favorite Quotation: “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
Favorite Aspect of APU: Community, relationships, and JESUS
Major: Social Work and Psychology
Hometown: Oakland, ME
Favorite Prayer: “O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”
—Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Favorite Quotation: “Being realistic is the most commonly traveled path to mediocrity.” —Will Smith
“When we allow resources to limit our decisions, we place provision before vision. It doesn’t cost a penny to dream. My people perish because of a lack of vision.” —Sherman Thomas
Favorite Aspect of APU: Without a doubt it’s the intentionality found within a diverse community. I also love one-on-one meetings on the Cougar Walk while drinking frozen Naked Juice and eating burritos from Mexicali.
Major: Cinematic Arts
Minor: Graphic Design
Hometown: Covina, CA
Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”
Favorite Quotation: “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” —Steve Prefontaine
Favorite Aspect of APU: The community! Sorry, the Christian community! I love getting to grow with others and invest in people’s lives.
Hometown: Temecula, CA
Favorite Verse: John 11:35 “Jesus wept.”
Favorite Quotation: “I’m afraid to ask God why He doesn’t do anything about solving the problems of our world like sex trafficking and poverty … but then I realize that He might be asking me the same question.” —Unknown
Favorite Aspect of APU: APU’s desire to love on people.