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Category: Alumni

  • Biola Honors Four Women During National Women's History Month

    The 8th annual Ruby Awards ceremony and luncheon featured alumna, author Halee Gray Scott

    Kayla Joy Mele — 

    Biola University honored four women with one of four Ruby Awards at this year’s women’s conference, “Dare Mighty Things,” in honor of National...

  • Alumni Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Society

    Awardees recognized at special chapel

    Joel Smith and Quinn Clark  — 

    Biola University recognized 11 alumni — including two New York Times bestselling authors, missionaries, a renowned doctor and a lifelong pastor —...

  • Art Professor’s Photography Exhibition Receives National Attention

    Kurt Simonson To Display “Northwoods Journals” in Portland’s Newspace Center for Photography

    Stephen Day — 

    Biola University associate professor of photography Kurt Simonson’s “ Northwoods Journals ” exhibit is on display in Newspace Center for...

  • Alumni's Super Bowl Commercial Makes USA Today Ad Meter 2014

    From Biola to the Super Bowl: Alumnus Kevin Willson talks about Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” fame

    Camryn Hudson  — 

    Biola alumnus Kevin Willson (‘01) competed in the Super Bowl this year –– that is, his commercial “The Cowboy Kid” did in the Doritos “Crash the...

  • How Can Christians Serve Veterans with PTSD?

    Biola authors explore effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on military families

    Jason Newell — 

    It’s one of the most life-altering war wounds that a service member can experience, even though it doesn’t leave a scratch on the body:...

  • Grace Delmar — 

    Biola University is hosting its first-ever online giving challenge — #BiolaTen10. For 24 hours, starting at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 10, Biola alumni...

  • Something for Everyone: Blue Man Group at Hollywood Bowl

    Seventy-five alumni, families and friends were exposed to the hilarious antics of the world-famous Blue Man Group on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Hollywood Bowl.

    Patricia Folgar — 

    Seventy-five alumni, families and friends were exposed to the hilarious antics of the world-famous Blue Man Group on Saturday, September 7, 2013...

  • Alumnus Co-Produces New Major Motion Picture "The Butler"

    Film becomes passion project for David Jacobson

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    With its all-star cast and award friendly story, The Butler is shaping up to be one of the biggest films of the summer. The film, which stars such...

  • Biola Alumnus and Former California Foster Youth to Champion Change in Nation’s Capitol

    Inglewood native Alain Datcher shares personal story to help shape child welfare law

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Inglewood native Alain Datcher (’11) is one of 16 college students from across the nation who will spend the summer on Capitol Hill in Washington,...

  • Biola Unveils Replica of Iconic Los Angeles "Jesus Saves" Sign

    Neon sign adorns Biola's parking structure

    Carissa Lemkuhl — 

    On Friday, May 24, Biola University unveiled a replica of one of the school’s original “Jesus Saves” neon signs that adorned the downtown Los...

  • Alumna Serves Home Country with Psychology Degree

    Thilini De Visser ('12) ministers through her family's orphanage in Sri Lanka

    Marissa Mavaega — 

    Coming from a background of civil-war and turmoil in Sri Lanka, alumna Thilini De Visser ('12) graduated from Biola University and returned to her...

  • President Corey visits with alumni, parents and friends in Washington D.C.

    President Corey took time to visit with nearly 30 Biola alumni, parents and friends while on a trip to Washington D.C. for the CCCU President's Conference.

    Maria Zalesky — 

    President Corey took time to visit with nearly 30 Biola alumni, parents and friends while on a trip to Washington D.C. for the CCCU President's...

  • Biola Saxophone Quartet performs for Phoenix alumni, parents and friends

    Biola parents John and Kathy Gilligan hosted a reception featuring the Conservatory's Saxophone Quartet.

    Maria Zalesky — 

    Biola parents John and Kathy Gilligan hosted a reception featuring the Conservatory's Saxophone Quartet. The group entertained guests during a...

  • Experience: Los Angeles Bus Tour Re-cap

    The Alumni Association hosted first Experience Los Angeles tour on February 16, 2013.

    Rick Bee — 

    The Alumni Association hosted our first Experience Los Angeles tour on February 16, 2013. The sold-out tour, sponsored by Alumni Relations and the...

  • Biola Announces Recipients of 2013 Alumni Awards

    Alumni honored for remarkable achievements

    Jessica Airey — 

    Each year, Biola recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of alumni with six awards each honoring the work of an individual or family selected:...

  • Alumnus Awarded Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award

    Brian Hall (’96) helped develop new film industry lighting and scene management tool

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Brian Hall (’96) may not be a movie star, but the computer software he helped to develop has quickly become one — reaching such heights that it...

  • Don Bernstein — 

    With every ticket available sold, alumni and friends spent a memorable evening together at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on January...

  • Maria Zalesky — 

    Over 50 Biola alumni, parents and friends attended the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1. The group braved the chilly weather to enjoy...

  • Biola Mourns the Loss of Alumnus and Friend Frank Pastore (MA, ’94)

    Ex-pitcher, Christian radio show host passed away Monday, Dec. 17

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola alumnus Frank Pastore (M.A. ’94) — a popular Christian radio show host of The Frank Pastore Show on KKLA 99.5 FM and avid Biola supporter —...

  • Patty Folgar — 

    First rain, then snow! Biola’s traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony was held Monday, December 3, 2012 in front of Crowell Music Hall, hosted by...

  • Alumni Win $140,000 on Bible Game Show

    Money to fund research for genetic diseases in honor of their son

    Sarah Enriquez — 

    For alumni Drake ('94) and Christina('95)Levasheff, Bible classes taken at Biola have paid off in the form of a sizable check to support important...

  • College Students Power Off to Engage Life Differently

    Faith and Technology awareness week explores role of technology in students’ lives

    Sarah Enriquez and Jenna Bartlo — 

    Inundated with alerts, red flags and email notifications, technology has seeped into the patterns of daily living to the point that technology is...

  • Oak Tree Dedication Honoring Ken Bascom on Nov. 19

    Biola’s first oak tree planted at Hope Hall

    Brenda Velasco — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. — On Nov.19, 2012, Biola will dedicate a newly planted oak tree in honor of Ken Bascom and as a reminder of this year’s...

  • Alumnus One of Eleven Master Penmen in World

    Jake Weidmann shares thoughts on art and faith

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Alumnus Jake Weidmann (’08) is one of 11 master penmen in the world. After apprenticing under the White House calligrapher for one year and...

  • Biola President, Olympian and Alumna Amy Atkinson Run 5K to Fight Human Trafficking

    Alumni, parents and students ran to support Biola's Social Justice Ministry

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    More than 400 people ran in the “Run for Micah 6:8” 5K during Biola Weekend on Oct. 6 in support of Biola’s student Social Justice Ministry...