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
Surprise, AZ Bob Fritch
Oceanside, CA Havilah Steinman
Oceanside, CA Penny Steinman
Vista, CA Sean Harrington
Salinas, CA Josh Kristianto
Hesperia, CA Carisa Koch
Watsonville, CA Crystal/Jeffrey Nelson
Agoura, CA John Erwin
Los Alamitos, CA Laurie Fulton
Pismo Beach, CA Carolyn Caldwell
Mammoth Lakes, CA Samuel Fung
San Luis Obispo, CA Mckenzie Hathaway
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Ryan Bohm
Fountain Valley, CA Benjamin Park
Santa Barbara, CA Claire Flores
San Diego, CA Meagan Strodel
Salinas, CA Dave Brown
Burbank, CA John McCormick
Hawthorne, CA Daniel Kerr
Lancaster , CA Alex Ruiz
Washington, DC Jocelynne Florian
Newark, DE Alissa Lomakin
Jacsonville, FL Christie Dizzia
Indianapolis, IN Dorothy Scharer
Boston, MA Joe Miterko
Grand Rapids, MI Jeff Baxter
Burnsville, MN Sara Draveling
St. Louis, MO Sarah M. Larson
St. Louis, MO Randy Larson
Bozeman, MT Phil Martin
Raleigh, NC Sara Lynn Payne
Valdese, NC Nancy Hartman
Los Alamos, NM Paul Mendoza
Aluquerque, NM June Bliss
Vestal, NY Bill Sprouse
Brooklyn, NY Gail Patches
Tigard, OR David Toyer
Bethlehem, PA Marlene Vant Hoogt
Nashville, TN Bruce Mitchell
Kileen, TX Joey Colon
Fort Worth, TX Lucas Laird
Dallas, TX Amy Walz
Richland, WA Kayla Croskrey
Tacoma, WA Chuck Wahlstrom
Seattle, WA Blake Lawson

International Regional Contacts

Location Name Email Address
Kingston, ON, Canada Steven Choi
Tokyo, Japan Tazuko Thorgusen
Manila, Philippines Kathy Dalafu
Romania Valentina Mirza
Singapore Mark Syn
Barcelona, Spain Naama Melero
London, UK Susanna Epling

Contact Don Bernstein at 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.


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