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Category: Alumni

  • 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 Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Brian Ulrich (’12) wrote, produced, and directed his first feature, Last Three...

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

  • Biolans Win Award for Work on TV Series, Brilla

    Alumnae Claire Burdick and Hannah Serrano share how their Biola education led them to success

    Joy Blea — 

    A 2020 Telly Award recognizes Biola University alumnae Claire Burdick (’14) and Hannah Serrano (’15) for their work on the JUCE TV series Brilla....

  • Alumnus Stephen Yao Edits Disney Documentary “Howard”

    Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts graduate finishes a three-year journey with the premiere of “Howard”

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University'sSnyder School of Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Stephen Yao (’05) earned his first editing credit on the feature film “Howard” —...

  • Alumnus Ryan Frost Reaches Audiences Through Feature Film “The Dark Divide”

    Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts graduate launched his company Public House Films to find a new way forward in film financing

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University'sSnyder School of Cinema & Media Arts alumnus Ryan Frost (’07) produced the independent comedy-drama “The Dark Divide,” now...

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

  • 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...