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  • Alumna Launches Subscription Box to Inspire Teen Christian Girls

    Biola Public Relations alumna gains national attention for her new business venture

    Lauren McLeod — 

    Biola University alumna Laura Fooks (’15) was recently interviewed on a national news segment to share about her business inspiring Christian teen...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Receives Blackstone Legal Fellowship

    Sofia Silva (’19) is training for a career in entertainment business law

    Nate Bell — 

    During her junior year of high school, alumna Sofia Silva (’19) decided she wanted to pursue film and study it in a Christian environment. When...

  • On Set During COVID-19: Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Shares Her Experience

    Rebecca Baliko (’20) entered the film industry at the height of the pandemic

    Nate Bell — 

    Rebecca Baliko (’20) graduated from Biola University during what is arguably the most chaotic period of the COVID-19 crisis. With less than two...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Joins the Directors Guild of America

    Olivia Hernandez (’14) finished her DGA training in January

    Nate Bell — 

    Alumna Olivia Hernandez (’14) wanted a career as an AD — assistant director — ever since she was a freshman at Biola University. An AD is the...

  • Alumnus Releases Book on American Filmmaker Terrence Malick

    Joshua Sikora (’06) takes a deeper look into filmmaker Terrence Malick in his book 'A Critical Companion to Terrence Malick'

    Nate Bell — 

    Since graduating from Biola University’s School of Cinema and Media Arts in 2006, Joshua Sikora has produced and distributed several pioneering...

  • Biola University Alumnus Nominated for Prestigious Cinematography Award

    Andrés Aragón (’19) is one of five nominees recognized for the American Society of Cinematography 2020 Student Heritage Award

    Sarah Dougher — 

    On Jan. 12, 2021, Biola University alumnus Andrés “Andy” Aragón (’19) sat in a Zoom call and learned exciting news. Aragón found out that he had...

  • Student-Directed Film is First Ever Student Film to be Widely Distributed

    Director and writer Calen Coates (’18) overcame difficulties while shooting the film to eventually secure it a spot on Amazon Prime Video

    Sarah Dougher — 

    Alumnus Calen Coates (’18) had the idea in mind for his recent film Wrapped during his senior year of high school. Once he came to study at Biola...

  • Nate Bell — 

    Biola University Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Brian Ulrich (’12) wrote, produced, and directed his first feature, Last Three Days, a dramatic,...

  • Alumna Megan Scott Explores Virtual Reality with Oculus Fellowship

    Recent Cinema & Media Arts graduate uses her knowledge gained in the classroom to develop her VR career

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University alumna Megan Scott (’20) graduated last spring and hit the ground running with a prestigious internship and a fellowship, each...

  • Army Psychologist and Alumna Portrayed in Recent Film “The Outpost”

    Rosemead School of Psychology alumna Capt. Katie Kopp (M.A. '05, Ph.D. '08) served as an Army psychologist for soldiers in a battle depicted in a recent movie

    Sarah Dougher — 

    Alumna Capt. Katie Kopp (M.A. '05, Ph.D. '08) knows the toll war takes on soldiers’ mental health. She witnessed it firsthand as an Army...

  • Alumnus Releases Documentary Series “Honor Guard” on Amazon

    Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Ethan Morse (‘12) spent three years filming the Army’s oldest active regiment

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University School of Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Ethan Morse (’12) recently completed a four-part documentary series, Honor Guard, to...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Wins Filmmaking Competition

    Anna Matz (’19) awarded $50,000 to produce her film and will be mentored by industry professionals

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University School of Cinema and Media Arts alumna Anna Matz (’19) was selected as a winner of the “Six Feet Apart Experiment” filmmaking...

  • Alumnus Releases Critically Acclaimed Feature Film

    “Blood on Her Name” resembles a modern-day film noir with a strong sense of morality

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University alumnus Don Thompson (’04) co-wrote and produced “Blood on Her Name,” a powerful theatrical feature which opened simultaneously...

  • Alumna Opens New Preschool in Southern California

    School will serve as one of Biola’s early childhood laboratory schools

    Joya Jackson — 

    Biola University alumna Koryn Parker (’02, M.A. ’03) recently opened her own preschool, Little Learners Exploration Academy in Whittier, Calif. To...

  • Sarah Dougher — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Biola University’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting will honor veteran students and alumni alongside veterans from the local La...

  • Leader in P-12 Education, Alumnus Glen Thomas Passes Away

    Biola remembers the impact Glen Thomas made for California education, educators and students

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    The legacy of alumnus Glen Thomas’ (’68) work in education extends beyond administrators who knew him personally to California students across the...

  • Three Inspiring Women Honored with Biola’s Annual Ruby Awards

    Colleen Fredenburg Brown, Kitty Purgason, and Sierra McCoy Receive Ruby Awards

    Bella Burchett — 

    Biola University honored three women at the 12th annual Ruby Awards on March 13 2019, during Women’s History Month. The Ruby Awards celebrate...

  • Rosemead School of Psychology Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Biola commemorated 50 years of training Christian psychologists with a celebration event and continuing education workshops

    Irene Pan — 

    Biola University’s Rosemead School of Psychology celebrated its 50th anniversary in February. Rosemead faculty, staff, and students gathered...

  • From Science to Searching: Biola Alumna Co-stars in Award-Winning Film

    Actor Michelle La transitioned from a career in biochemistry to her recent role as Margot Kim in “Searching”

    Monica Kochan — 

    Michelle La (’11), a Biola University biochemistry alumna, plays Margot Kim, the protagonist in the recently released film, Searching — a thriller...

  • Alumnus Shares How His Faith Intersects With His Career In Politics

    Alain Datcher, Business Project Manager for Oregon’s Department of Human Services, is helping implement the state’s new, 24-hour child abuse hotline

    Caleb Aguilera — 

    For Biola University alumnus Alain Datcher (’11), serving in politics is supported and motivated by his faith. Without it, he does not know how he...

  • Rosemead Alumna Pens New Book on Balancing Life and Technology

    Doreen Dodgen-Magee, a technology and psychological health expert, offers a new perspective on using tech in today’s digital world

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    For most adults, it’s hard to imagine spending time without a cell phone. In fact, current statistics suggest that the average American over the...

  • Biola Honors 2017 Alumni Award Winners at Alumni Weekend

    Recipients honored for their work in ministry, media, healthcare and missions

    Peter Voelker — 

    The 2017 Biola University Alumni Award Winners were honored today in a ceremony during Alumni Weekend — an annual homecoming event for Biola...

  • Chris Johnson  — 

    On Saturday, Nov. 12, a group of 55 alumni, parents, and friends of Biola gathered in Chicago to connect with President Barry H. Corey to learn...

  • Erin Wilson  — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. — On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Biola University students, faculty, and alumni will gather for an annual Christmas tree lighting...

  • The Campaign for Biola University Reaches $179 Million Committed

    $17,350 raised at Los Angeles campaign event

    Chris Johnson — 

    On Saturday Nov. 5, local alumni, parents and friends gathered in Los Angeles, Calif. for the tour’s fifteenth national campaign tour event. A...