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Category: Alumni

  • 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...

  • Recent Graduate Receives U.S. State Department Internship in Rome

    Daniel Cedeno used Biola to secure opportunity at U.S. Mission

    Ethan Froelich — 

    Ambition and perseverance have served political science graduate Daniel Cedeno (‘12) well. Cedeno’s preparation at Biola and hard work have given...

  • Alumna Amy Atkinson (’11) Pursues Olympic Dreams

    Biolan to Compete in London 2012 Olympic Games

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    (UPDATE 8/8/12: Amy Atkinson finished her 800-meter run in 2:18.53 seconds, setting a new national record for Guam, and shaved off almost 3...

  • 2012 Senior Dinner Recap

    Seven hundred graduating seniors and their guests celebrated their accomplishments at Senior Dinner 2012.

    Don Bernstein — 

    Seven hundred graduating seniors and their guests celebrated their accomplishments at Senior Dinner 2012 recently under warm, summery skies on...

  • Ken Bascom Left a Mark on Biola, Physically and Spiritually

    University mourns loss of alumnus and longtime employee

    Jason Newell — 

    Ken Bascom, a beloved Biola administrator who played a crucial role in planning and developing the university’s building projects over the past...

  • Pastor Appreciation Lunch Attracts 450 Pastors

    Biola hosts two KKLA events in one day

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    CEO and cofounder of FamilyLife, Dennis Rainey, addressed more than 450 pastors at the 14th annual KKLA pastors luncheon hosted by Biola...

  • Jenna Bartlo — 

    STUDIO CITY, CALIF., — Steve Taylor’s latest film, “Blue Like Jazz” — a decidedly non-Christian, faith-based film about a Texas Baptist’s romp...

  • Alumna Creates Art Piece for Los Angeles Riots Anniversary

    Museum of Tolerance to host the multi-dimensional art installation

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Wrapping plaster vessels in bubble wrap, artist and alumna Maggie Hazen (’10) prepared to transport her art installation piece commemorating the...

  • Alumna appears on Joy Fit Club for extraordinary weight loss

    Liana Sims tells the story of her journey to a healthier, happier life

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Sharing her inspiring weight-loss story with viewers across the country, alumna Liana Sims was featured on the Joy Fit Club nutrition segment of...

  • Sacred Spaces of Orange County Bus Tour

    What a special day alumni and friends spent touring four unique sacred worship spaces in Orange County on Saturday, March 31st!

    Don Bernstein — 

    What a special day alumni and friends spent touring four unique sacred worship spaces in Orange County on Saturday, March 31st! Thanks to the...

  • Biola University alumna and professor takes the stage at the Academy Awards

    Carol Aspling conducts the Southern California Children’s Chorus at the Oscars

    Tenielle Schroeder — 

    Biola alumna and current professor Carol Aspling had the opportunity to lead the Southern California Children’s Chorus (SCCC) at the 84th Academy...

  • Biola honors exceptional alumni

    Seven alumni receive awards for their accomplishments

    Tenielle Schroeder — 

    Biola University enjoys recognizing their alumni for outstanding achievement by annually giving three awards: the Young Alumni Award, the Cultural...

  • Biola celebrates 104th birthday with tailgate party

    University enjoys basketball triumphs, grilled food and musical entertainment

    Ashleigh Fox — 

    Biola University celebrated its 104th birthday with a tailgate party on Saturday, Feb. 25 held in front of Chase Gymnasium. Students, staff and...

  • Students Help with Oscar Winning “The Artist”

    Black-and-white film adds color to alumna’s life

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    A few months ago, alumna Laura Aldridge (’09) shopped her resume around, only to have people ask what “The Artist,” her most recent film, was and...

  • Biola Honors 1981-82 Men’s Basketball Team on 30th Anniversary of Dream Season

    Halftime of men’s basketball game vs. Point Loma Nazarene University reserved to honor Biola’s 1981-82 “Dream Team”

    Jeff Hoffman, Sports Information Director — 

    The Biola University athletic department took time during halftime of Saturday's men's basketball game against Point Loma Nazarene University to...

  • Alumnus Wins $1 Million in Doritos Super Bowl Contest

    Alumnus' commercial ranks first in USA Today & Facebook Super Bowl Ad Meter

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Alumnus Kevin Willson (’01) headed to the Super Bowl for the third year in a row as a finalist in Doritos’ national commercial contest, “Crash the...

  • Alumnus Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

    Former cross country athlete Brian Ball runs record time, qualifies for Olympic Trials, and proposes to girlfriend

    Elizabeth Mak — 

    Brian Ball, former five-time NAIA All-American for the Eagles , is still running faster than ever. After graduating from Biola in 2008 with his...