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  • Alumna Nicole Foy Works to Bridge Information Gap for Latino/Hispanic Community

    The Biola University journalism graduate is a fellow with Stanford University’s John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program this year

    Sarah Dougher — 

    When alumna Nicole Foy (’16) began working as a reporter in Nampa, Idaho, she noticed a disparity in coverage at the newspaper where she worked —...

  • 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...

  • Alumni Offer Wisdom and Training in New Cinema and Media Arts Course

    Popular weekend course helps prepare students to land and keep their first Hollywood job

    Nate Bell  — 

    Biola University alumni Sydney Patapoff (’09) and Nick Patapoff (’10) have worked steadily in the L.A. entertainment industry since graduating...

  • Biola Alumna Honored as Woman of the Year

    April Reutter (’93) was honored by the city of Norwalk as Woman of the Year for her many contributions to the community

    Kiana Karn — 

    Devoted teacher and Biola University alumna April Reutter was recognized by the 57th California Assembly District as Woman of the Year this March....

  • Alumnus Denis LaClare’s Research on Transcultural Workers Shines a Light on International Students

    In his dissertation, the Cook School of Intercultural Studies alumnus explored how transcultural workers can effectively and positively work with international students

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    According to alumnus Denis LaClare’s (Ph.D. ‘18) dissertation research, international student enrollment is increasing in North America and across...

  • 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...

  • The Campaign for Biola University Reaches $178 Million

    Dallas event starts the final leg of Biola's campaign national tour

    Chris Johnson — 

    On Saturday, Oct. 1, Biola University alumni and constituents in Dallas, Texas raised an additional $22,000 toward the total of $178.6 million...

  • Biola Alumni Releases Documentary on Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Film reveals training behind an elite group of soldiers chosen to guard The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

    Daryn Daniels — 

    On Memorial Day, three Biola University alumni released the documentary film “The Unknowns.” The film follows the training of the Sentinels, a...

  • Biola Announces 2016 Alumni Award Recipients

    Select alumni honored for their impact in culture, media, education and missions

    James O'Hearn — 

    Biola University has announced the 2016 Biola University Alumni Award recipients. The four awardees, all graduates of Biola who have distinguished...

  • Biola University's National Campaign Tour Continues; Sean McDowell Speaks at Phoenix Event

    Biola reaches $167 million of $180 million goal for the university’s first-ever comprehensive campaign

    Cambria Hayashino — 

    On Friday, Jan. 15, Biola University’s Campaign National Tour hosted its fourth event, and the first stop outside of Southern California, at the...

  • When God Calls You to be a Chaplain for the Dodgers

    Alumnus and professor Brandon Cash shares about his role as chaplain for the Dodgers; he and Dodgers’ player Adrian Gonzales will speak at a Biola Athletics dinner in January

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    Some would call it chance, but Biola’s Talbot School of Theology alumnus Brandon Cash (M.Div. ’98) sees it as God’s will that he was invited to be...

  • Biola Hosts Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

    The university made changes to the candle ceremony in order to conserve water

    Angelene Wong — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Biola University will host the annual University Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., which draws thousands of...

  • Jenna Loumagne — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Renowned author and speaker John Townsend (Ph.D. ’84) received Biola University’s 2015 Rosemead Distinguished Alumni of the...

  • From Spanish teacher to deputy: Biola alumna uses education to help others

    Biola graduate Laurel Yoshimoto utilizes her education degree and experience to help her become a better peace officer

    Angelene Wong — 

    Laurel Yoshimoto (’04, M.A. ’06) never dreamed of going into law enforcement when she graduated from Biola University. She started her career as a...