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There are endless ways to remain connected to Biola and with Biolans. We’re Biolans for Life because those bonds formed at Biola remain for life. See how you can involve yourself in the life of Biola from wherever you are.

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Alumni at Regional event in Dallas

Regional Engagement

Whether you’re down the block from Biola or way across the ocean, you can be a part of a Biolan community. There are Biolan communities forming every week! If you don’t see an Alumni Regional Contact (ARC) in your region, become the Contact and begin forming a Biolan community where you are!

U.S. Regional Contacts

State City Name Email Address
Arizona Surprise Kim Baumann alumni.surpriseaz@biola.edu
Phoenix Shawna Thackrah alumni.phoenixaz@biola.edu
Tucson Geoffrey Knopf alumni.tucsonaz@biola.edu
Arkansas Glennallen Hannah Silvey alumni.glennallenak@biola.edu
California Agoura John Erwin alumni.agouraca@biola.edu
Aliso Viejo Jeremiah Chuang alumni.alisoviejoca@biola.edu
Burbank John McCormick alumni.burbankca@biola.edu
Costa Mesa Katherine Davis alumni.costamesaca@biola.edu
Dublin Sher Mowrer alumni.dublinca@biola.edu
Fountain Valley Benjamin Park alumni.huntingtonbeachca@biola.edu
Fremont Anson Tjing alumni.fremontca@biola.edu
Hawthorne Daniel Kerr alumni.southbayca@biola.edu
Hesperia Carisa Koch alumni.highdesertca@biola.edu
La Habra Casey Morlet alumni.lahabraca@biola.edu
Lancaster Alex Ruiz alumni.lancasterca@biola.edu
Lawndale Brina Suttle alumni.lawndaleca@biola.edu
Los Alamitos Laurie Fulton alumni.sealbeachca@biola.edu
Los Angeles Chelsea Vukovich alumni.dtlosangelesca@biola.edu
Los Angeles Kelly Krieger alumni.dtlosangelesca@biola.edu
Los Angeles Kennary Macwan alumni.dtlosangelesca@biola.edu
Los Angeles–South Park Cameron Peck alumni.southparklosangelesca@biola.edu
Mammoth Lakes Samuel Fung alumni.mammothca@biola.edu
Newport Beach Blake Nelle alumni.newportbeachca@biola.edu
Oakland Hannah Chu alumni.oaklandca@biola.edu
Oakland Kayla Thomas alumni.oaklandca@biola.edu
Oceanside Havilah Steinman alumni.sandiegoca@biola.edu
Oceanside Penny Steinman alumni.sandiegoca@biola.edu
Palos Verdes Lily Tsau alumni.palosverdesca@biola.edu
Pasadena Taylor West alumni.pasadenaca@biola.edu
Perris Susie Woods alumni.perrisca@biola.edu
Pine Mountain Club Lynn Froude alumni.pinemountainclubca@biola.edu
Pismo Beach Carolyn Caldwell alumni.centralcoastca@biola.edu
Rancho Cucamonga Ruth Doke alumni.ranchocucamongaca@biola.edu
Rancho Cucamonga Ryan Bohm alumni.ontarioca@biola.edu
Rancho Penasquitos Jill Gamelson alumni.ranchopenasquitosca@biola.edu
Riverside Bob Hayden alumni.riversideca@biola.edu
Sacramento Katie Sepe alumni.sacramentoca@biola.edu
Sacramento Ayla Namisniak alumni.sacramentoca@biola.edu
Salinas Josh Kristianto alumni.salinasca@biola.edu
Salinas Dave Brown alumni.salinasca@biola.edu
San Diego Meagan Strodel alumni.sandiegoca@biola.edu
San Francisco Sean Thomas alumni.sanfranciscoca@biola.edu
San Luis Obispo Mckenzie Hathaway alumni.centralcoastca@biola.edu
Santa Barbara Claire Flores alumni.santabarbaraca@biola.edu
Sherman Oaks Rebecca Gallacher alumni.shermanoaksca@biola.edu
Temecula Ray Bailey alumni.temeculaca@biola.edu
Tustin Jan Lynn alumni.tustinca@biola.edu
Vista Sean Harrington alumni.sandiegoca@biola.edu
Watsonville Crystal/Jeffrey Nelson alumni.watsonvilleca@biola.edu
Colorado Denver Molly Simpson alumni.denverco@biola.edu
District of Columbia Washington Jocelynne Florian alumni.washingtondc@biola.edu
Delaware Newark Alissa Lomakin alumni.wilmingtonde@biola.edu
Florida Jacksonville Christie Dizzia alumni.jacksonvillefl@biola.edu
Kissimmee Phillip Jones alumni.kissimmeefl@biola.edu
Georgia Atlanta Ron/Melanie Hill alumni.atlantaga@biola.edu
Augusta Winona Cannady alumni.augustaga@biola.edu
Idaho Boise Katy Bissel alumni.boiseid@biola.edu
Coeur d'Alene Kathy Danis alumni.coeurdaleneid@biola.edu
Illinois Wheaton Sue Wynsma alumni.wheatonil@biola.edu
Indiana Indianapolis Dorothy Scharer alumni.indianapolisin@biola.edu
South Bend Sarah N. Wright alumni.southbendin@biola.edu
Massachusetts Boston Joe Miterko alumni.bostonma@biola.edu
Michigan Grand Rapids Jeff Baxter alumni.grandrapidsmi@biola.edu
Minnesota Minneapolis Jason Gonzalez alumni.minneapolismn@biola.edu
Missouri St. Louis Randy/Sarah Larson alumni.stlouismo@biola.edu
Mississippi Ocean Springs Emily Wise alumni.oceanspringsms@biola.edu
Montana Bozeman Phil Martin alumni.bozemanmt@biola.edu
Nevada Boulder City Christina Lodge alumni.bouldercitynv@biola.edu
Pahrump Ray Bailey alumni.pahrumpnv@biola.edu
New Mexico Albuquerque June Bliss alumni.albuquerquenm@biola.edu
Los Alamos Paul Mendoza alumni.santafenm@biola.edu
Ruidoso Debra Marquez-Butts alumni.ruidosonm@biola.edu
New York
Vestal Bill Sprouse alumni.southerntierny@biola.edu
North Carolina Charlotte Alyson Winter alumni.charlottenc@biola.edu
Raleigh Sara Lynn Payne alumni.raleighnc@biola.edu
Valdese Nancy Hartman alumni.ashvillenc@biola.edu
Ohio Cincinnati Samantha Owen alumni.cincinnatioh@biola.edu
Cincinnati Robby Ballmeyer alumni.cincinnatioh@biola.edu
Columbus Jess Lindner alumni.columbusoh@biola.edu
Oregon Ashland Chris Jones alumni.ashlandor@biola.edu
Tigard David Toyer alumni.portlandor@biola.edu
Pennsylvania Bethlehem Marlene Vant Hoogt alumni.allentownpa@biola.edu
Julian Dan Hannon alumni.statecollegepa@biola.edu
South Carolina Charleston Sam Hammer alumni.charlestonsc@biola.edu
South Dakota Sioux Falls Katie Nelson alumni.siouxfallssd@biola.edu
Tennessee Nashville Taylor Whitt alumni.nashvilletn@biola.edu
Texas Austin Greg Cox alumni.austintx@biola.edu
College Station Taylor Carlson alumni.collegestationtx@biola.edu
Dallas Amy Walz alumni.dfwtx@biola.edu
Fort Worth Lucas Laird alumni.dfwtx@biola.edu
Houston Cory Noel alumni.houstontx@biola.edu
Kileen Joey Colon alumni.centraltx@biola.edu
San Antonio Tim Fillinger/Melissa White alumni.sanantoniotx@biola.edu
Waco Yvette Fries alumni.wacotx@biola.edu
Utah Provo Matt Gould alumni.provout@biola.edu
Virginia Arlington Laura & Adam Crane alumni.arlingtonva@biola.edu
Washington Richland Kayla Croskrey alumni.yakimawa@biola.edu
Seattle Blake Lawson alumni.seattlewa@biola.edu
Tacoma Chuck Wahlstrom alumni.tacomawa@biola.edu
Vancouver Benjamin Surmi alumni.vancouverwa@biola.edu
Tacoma Bruce Mitchell alumni.tacomawa@biola.edu


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

Note: If you are an alumni contact, please be sure to fill out the Volunteer Code of Ethics and submit it to Don Bernstein at don.bernstein@biola.edu.

Student and Young Alumni




The Student Alumni Association and the Young Alumni Engagement team are here to facilitate the transition from student to alumni. Whether it's mentoring, networking, navigating the work world, you have Biolans behind you and alongside you! For more information or to get involved, please contact alumni.relations@biola.edu.

Alumni Awards

Cultural Award to David Kinnaman


Biola alumni are out in the world impacting it for our Lord Jesus Christ. This impact takes various forms and in various fields. We honor, first and foremost, our Lord and we also want to acknowledge those who have made the impact with their God-given gifts and talents. For more information or to get involved, please contact alumni.relations@biola.edu.

Career Coaching

Older woman coaching younger woman


As seasoned alumni, we invite you to share and provide direct career advice to students and young alumni. Your experience can be practically applied for professional development, advancement, and career transition. For more information or to get involved, please contact alumni.relations@biola.edu.

Mentoring

Through our mentorship program, Biola alumni are invited to share your professional trajectory and experience with a student or young alum. Students and young alumni can also benefit from your experience to guide and help navigate the professional landscape. For more information or to sign up to be a mentor, please contact alumni.relations@biola.edu.


Biolans Breaking Bread

There’s nothing like sitting down to fellowship over a meal. That’s what “Biolans Breaking Bread” is all about. Alumni - Invite students to your home for a home-cooked meal and share your Biola experiences while hearing all about theirs. The bond that spans over time is the "Biola bond"! For more information please contact alumni.relations@biola.edu.

Older man mentoring younger man