APU recently celebrated the opening of the new John and Marilyn Duke Student Commons on West Campus. The completely redesigned 27,000-square-foot-space, which was formerly known as Heritage Court, enhances the campus experience for all students.
After two years of waiting due to COVID restrictions, Mary Shepard Wong, PhD, traveled to five cities across Vietnam over three weeks to co-lead four workshops sponsored by the U.S. Department of State on translanguaging.
As a Christian university centered around a God First mission, APU is committed to educating and supporting students not just in academics, but also in their spiritual development. A fundamental aspect of this is achieved through chapel programs.
APU celebrated the inauguration of its 18th president, Adam J. Morris, PhD, on Wednesday, Sept. 21. More than 2,000 faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the university watched as Morris was officially sworn in to take the helm of APU.
Marla Foster Morgan ’22 is making a difference in the lives of foster youth. While she pursued a MPA at APU, Morgan earned a Richter Scholars Research Fellowship which enabled her to research issues affecting transitional aged foster youth.
Junior Eimee Ponciano has been presented with many big opportunities at APU. While she was hesitant before taking each one on, God led her to say yes and embrace the chance to grow academically, spiritually, and as a leader.
Melissa (Dowdy) Moore '11 dreamed of being on the radio as a child. Although the route that took her there was indirect, she is now living her dream as the host of the "Faith Hope Love" show on Spirit Radio in Visalia.
When Katie Russell became superintendent of the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District in the greater Bakersfield area in 2020, she was the first woman and first African American to be senior leader of the district.
Just two years after graduating from Azusa Pacific, Hannah Valencia ’20 is already applying the knowledge and hands-on training acquired through her biology major and excelling as a research associate in the laboratory at City of Hope.
Randall Trice '19, '20, started a nonprofit called Shoes4Grades in 2020 as part of his MSW coursework at APU. His organization donates shoes to children in foster care, encouraging them to succeed academically and develop a love of learning.
When Manuel Camacho walks across the stage at Azusa Pacific University’s commencement ceremony in May 2023, he will have accomplished a lifelong goal: to become the first person in his family to graduate from college.