Majors: Mathematics, Honors
Minors: Music and Computer Science
Hometown: Franktown, Colorado
Favorite Verse: “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways your ways,’ declares the LORD. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.’” — Isaiah 55:8-9
Favorite Quotation: “The important thing is not to think much, but to love much.” — St. Teresa
Favorite Aspect of APU: There are so many professors who genuinely care about their students and want to build relationships with them.
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Hometown: Garden Grove, California
Favorite Verse: “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” — Mark 4:39
Favorite Quotation: “If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do it.” — Parkinson‘s Law
Favorite Aspect of APU: While there are so many to choose from, I want to give a shoutout to Chuck the trolley driver. He embodies the true spirit of servant leadership that is taught at APU and never once have I heard him complain. He continues to play a significant role on APU’s campus, even though much of what he does will go unnoticed and unacknowledged.
Major: Allied Health
Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii
Favorite Verse: “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” — Jeremiah 17:7-8
Favorite Quotation: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don‘t really matter.” — Francis Chan
Favorite Aspect of APU: It feels like home. It has been a place of refuge and growing!
Major: Systems Engineering
Minors: Economics, Math, Honors Humanities
Hometown: Scappoose, Oregon
Favorite Verse: “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” — Romans 8:28
Favorite Quotation: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn‘t work hard.” — Ceal Barry quoting Kevin Durant
Favorite Aspect of APU: I love the community of APU! It is truly so easy to find groups where you can belong and feel welcome on campus.
Minor: Biblical Studies
Hometown: Holland, Michigan
Favorite Verse: "Jesus wept." — John 11:35
Favorite Quotation: “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives wont‘t have a title till much later.” — Bob Goff
Favorite Aspect of APU: Opportunities to live in community with those whom you would never have met outside of this campus.
Majors: Acting for the Stage and Screen, Honors Humanities
Hometown: Fresno, California
Favorite Verse: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10
Favorite Quotation: “And now that you don‘t have to be perfect, you can be good.” — John Steinbeck
Favorite Aspect of APU: The hearts of the students and faculty.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Favorite Verse: “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthers corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:8-10
Favorite Quotation: “Those who feel listened to start feeling accepted, start taking their words more seriously, and start discovering their own true selves.” — Henri Nouwen
Favorite Aspect of APU: The community and the way everyone supports each other with such love and grace through so many different seasons.
Majors: Engineering and Finance
Hometown: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Favorite Verse: “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” — Jeremiah 29:13
Favorite Quotation: “Once you choose hope, anything‘s possible.” — Christopher Reeve
Favorite Aspect of APU: The community and being surrounded by people who challenge you and walk alongside you. It‘s been the greatest blessing of being at APU.
Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Favorite Verse: “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.” — Galatians 2:20
Favorite Quotation: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney
Favorite Aspect of APU: Community, faith integration, everything!
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Rota, Spain
Favorite Verse: “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” — Romans 8:18
Favorite Quotation: “Live your life to the fullest.”
Favorite Aspect of APU: The community and the openness of everyone on campus.
Major: Business Management
Minor: Communication Studies
Hometown: Northridge, California
Favorite Verse: “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.” — 1 Timothy 4:12
Favorite Quotation: “How can sky be the limit when there’s footprints on the moon?” — Logic
Favorite Aspect of APU: The community and the sense of belonging.
Major: Graphic Design
Minor: Biblical Studies
Hometown: San Diego, California
Favorite Verse: “He has made everything beautiful in its time.“ — Ecclesiastes 3:11
Favorite Quote: “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel.“ — Walter Mitty
Favorite Aspect of APU: The community.
Majors: Finance, Honors Humanities
Hometown: Longmont, Colorado
Favorite Verse: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.“ — John 1:5
Favorite Quote: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don‘t really matter.“ — Francis Chan
Favorite Aspect of APU: I love the sense of community here. Everyone is so welcoming and I love how friendly everyone on campus is.