Get Involved

The Office of Alumni Relations offers many ways for you to stay connected to the Biola family! From organized meet ups to mentorship opportunities, you can find different ways to stay involved.

Alumni Contacts

All over the world Biolans want to connect with each other. Moving to a new region? Going to a new country or city to start a new job or pursue additional education? Traveling through someplace new? You can connect with a Biola alumni contact to help you get connected and get to know your way around.

You can be a contact too! By being a regional contact you're the point-of-contact or bridge to the region. We already have alumni contacts in the following regions and we want to add you to the list!

U.S. Regional Contacts

Location Name Email Address
Phoenix, AZ Shawna Thackrah alumni.phoenixaz@biola.edu
Surprise, AZ Bob Fritch alumni.phoenixaz@biola.edu
Oceanside, CA Havilah Steinman alumni.sandiegoca@biola.edu
Oceanside, CA Penny Steinman alumni.sandiegoca@biola.edu
Vista, CA Sean Harrington alumni.sandiegoca@biola.edu
Salinas, CA Josh Kristianto alumni.salinasca@biola.edu
Hesperia, CA Carisa Koch alumni.highdesertca@biola.edu
Watsonville, CA Crystal/Jeffrey Nelson alumni.watsonvilleca@biola.edu
Agoura, CA John Erwin alumni.agouraca@biola.edu
Los Alamitos, CA Laurie Fulton alumni.sealbeachca@biola.edu
Pismo Beach, CA Carolyn Caldwell alumni.centralcoastca@biola.edu
Mammoth Lakes, CA Samuel Fung alumni.mammothca@biola.edu
San Luis Obispo, CA Mckenzie Hathaway alumni.centralcoastca@biola.edu
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Ryan Bohm alumni.ontarioca@biola.edu
Fountain Valley, CA Benjamin Park alumni.huntingtonbeachca@biola.edu
Santa Barbara, CA Claire Flores alumni.santabarbaraca@biola.edu
San Diego, CA Meagan Strodel alumni.sandiegoca@biola.edu
Salinas, CA Dave Brown alumni.salinasca@biola.edu
Burbank, CA John McCormick alumni.burbankca@biola.edu
Hawthorne, CA Daniel Kerr alumni.southbayca@biola.edu
Lancaster , CA Alex Ruiz alumni.lancasterca@biola.edu
Washington, DC Jocelynne Florian alumni.washingtondc@biola.edu
Newark, DE Alissa Lomakin alumni.wilmingtonde@biola.edu
Jacsonville, FL Christie Dizzia alumni.jacksonvillefl@biola.edu
Indianapolis, IN Dorothy Scharer alumni.indianapolisin@biola.edu
Boston, MA Joe Miterko alumni.bostonma@biola.edu
Grand Rapids, MI Jeff Baxter alumni.grandrapidsmi@biola.edu
Burnsville, MN Sara Draveling alumni.minneapolismn@biola.edu
St. Louis, MO Sarah M. Larson alumni.stlouismo@biola.edu
St. Louis, MO Randy Larson alumni.stlouismo@biola.edu
Bozeman, MT Phil Martin alumni.bozemanmt@biola.edu
Raleigh, NC Sara Lynn Payne alumni.raleighnc@biola.edu
Valdese, NC Nancy Hartman alumni.ashvillenc@biola.edu
Los Alamos, NM Paul Mendoza alumni.santafenm@biola.edu
Aluquerque, NM June Bliss alumni.albuquerquenm@biola.edu
Vestal, NY Bill Sprouse alumni.southerntierny@biola.edu
Brooklyn, NY Gail Patches alumni.newyorkny@biola.edu
Tigard, OR David Toyer alumni.portlandor@biola.edu
Bethlehem, PA Marlene Vant Hoogt alumni.allentownpa@biola.edu
Nashville, TN Bruce Mitchell alumni.nashvilletn@biola.edu
Kileen, TX Joey Colon alumni.centraltx@biola.edu
Fort Worth, TX Lucas Laird alumni.dfwtx@biola.edu
Dallas, TX Amy Walz alumni.dfwtx@biola.edu
Richland, WA Kayla Croskrey alumni.yakimawa@biola.edu
Tacoma, WA Chuck Wahlstrom alumni.tacomawa@biola.edu
Seattle, WA Blake Lawson alumni.seattlewa@biola.edu

International Regional Contacts

Location Name Email Address
Kingston, ON, Canada Steven Choi alumni.ontariocanada@biola.edu
Tokyo, Japan Tazuko Thorgusen alumni.tokyojapan@biola.edu
Manila, Philippines Kathy Dalafu alumni.philippines@biola.edu
Romania Valentina Mirza alumni.romania@biola.edu
Singapore Mark Syn alumni.singapore@biola.edu
Barcelona, Spain Naama Melero alumni.barcelonaspain@biola.edu
London, UK Susanna Epling alumni.londonuk@biola.edu

Contact Don Bernstein at don.bernstein@biola.edu for more information and to sign up to be a contact.

New Student Send-Off Events

This summer the Alumni Relations team will join alumni hosts in ten regions across the United States to welcome new incoming students and their families into the Biola family and we want you to be a part of them! Not only will you get to meet amazing new students and families but also:

  • meet and get to know fellow alumni and current students
  • hear from the Alumni Relations team what's being planned to keep you connected in your region
  • enjoy a delicious meal
  • get your Biola questions answered
  • go home with great Biola giveaways

Register for the Send-Off

Biola Meet Ups

Opportunities to meet up and connect with the Biola community in your regions are being planned so stay tuned and check back often. You can also email a regional contact for activities happening in that region or to provide ideas or suggestions.

Athletics

We are proud Biolans and Eagles too! Get engaged with our amazing student-athletes by attending games and cheering on our beloved Eagles. See what's happening in Athletics. View Booster Do's and Don'ts.