Saying Goodbye to Richard Christopherson (he’s retiring)

At the end of this semester marks the end of an era. Dr. Richard (Chris) Christopherson will be retiring after 12 years of service with the Los Angeles Term Program and 20+ years at Azusa Pacific University. We will miss him dearly as he sets a new path for retirement with his lovely wife, Christina. We want to honor an incredible professor, mentor and friend. Join us for an informal gathering at Elysian Park for a picnic and a short program on Saturday, April 21st. This event is primarily for his students, both past and present. Chris would like a moment to say farewell to the many lives that he has touched.


Dr. Richard (Chris) Christopherson’s Retirement Picnic

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Don’t forget to submit a message and photo on Christopherson’s Yearbook (our retirement gift to him!) – see below

Elysian Park
near Grace E. Simons Lodge
1025 Elysian Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Saturday, April 21st
11:00 – 2:00pm

For whom?
Dr. Richard Christopherson’s retirement
from Los Angeles Term and Azusa Pacific University

RSVP via
or via Facebook Events

**please forward invite to members
of your LA Term cohort and other students

Please bring your own food and drink (not potluck style, picnic style)
Blankets and chairs

Some suggestions for sandwiches nearby:
Eastside Market and Deli (closes at 2pm)
Mendocino Farms (incredible!)
Eagle Rock Italian Bakery and Deli (mom and pop)
Galco’s Soda Pop Stop (old school)

Yearbook Gift!!
We are designing a yearbook of images and messages from students and alumni. If you would like to upload some photos from your LA Term semester and write a short message, please click on this link and take 5 minutes to show your appreciation:

Write a message on Chris’ retirement yearbook:


We will be collecting donations to cover the costs for the printing of the yearbook and organizing the picnic (this is coming out of the pocket for those that love Chris!).

If you have any questions, please contact Frank Romero-Crockett at or call/text (213) 448-2289.