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Alumni Success

Make an Impact for Christ

The expert and focused instruction you receive during your time at the School of Fine Arts and Communication will equip you for a lifetime of impact. Our alumni are working as professional musicians, photographers, journalists, marketing professionals and so much more. Read their stories below to see how their time at Biola shaped their lives.


Judith Hill
B.M. in Music Composition (Keyboard and Voice) ('05)
Grammy Award Winning Performing Artist, Actress, Songwriter

“Everywhere you go, you wear your faith. When you have the Holy Spirit, when you have that core, it doesn’t falter. No matter what major, what classes you’re in or what you’re studying, soak it up.”

Bryan Mazzarello
B.S. in Design (‘00)
Owner of Mazzarello Media and Art

“The Biola art department helped me be able to look at problems from different points of view, how to collaborate with other creatives, and also, it gave me fresh eyes to view the world with a sense of mystery.”

Becky Todd
B.A. in Communication Studies ('14)
Internal & Executive Communications Manager at Dell EMC

“The courses that I took as a communication studies major helped immensely as I started working at a large company leading communication programs immediately after graduation.”

José Garache
José Garache
M.A. in Public Relations & Reputation Management (current student)

“I am confident that the skills I am learning at Biola’s PR program will prepare me to teach an organization the importance of strategic communication, building a strong relationship with its audience, and exceeding public interest.”

Evan Arnold
B.A. in Journalism and Integrated Media ('14)
General Assignment Reporter at NBC Montana

“Try everything. Shoot a story for EagleVision, write an opinion piece for The Chimes, start your own radio show for The Torch. Those are the things I did, and those are all things that can fill the professional portfolio you'll show your future employer.”

Savannah Faranal
B.M. in Music Education (Flute) (‘13)
Instrumental Music Teacher

“The courses, communities, and professors at Biola taught me how to truly impact the world for Christ by pursuing my career with the fervor and excellence that is reflective of our Creator.”