Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Jonathan Pickett (661) 433-5814

Point TV: Channel 23

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: September 22, 2015

Written by: Jonathan Pickett


Broadcast and Media Com Students Strike Success in Job World

            Six Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) students were hired as full-time employees in media-related jobs at the end of the spring 2015 semester. Two broadcast journalism graduates, a media communication graduate and two broadcast journalism students who are still attending PLNU, were hired at One America News Network (OANN) in San Diego.

            Angel Zamora, a media communication graduate, was hired as a Production Assistant, broadcast journalism graduate Katie Seals is a News Writer and Greta Wall, also a broadcast journalism graduate, is a News Anchor for the 5, 7 and 9:00am weekend newscasts.

            “It feels awesome to actually be doing what I went to school for so quickly after graduation. I love it,Wall said.

            Ross Nederhoff and Sam Watkins were both junior broadcast journalism students when they were hired at OANN. They stayed in San Diego for the summer to work full-time and then switched to part-time when the fall semester started back to squeeze in their last semesters of college.

            Working at OANN while still in school taught Watkins and Nederhoff the value of newsroom experience and breaking news coverage.Im grateful for the opportunity and Im trying to learn as much as possible. It has definitely motivated me to chase my dreams of being a reporter,Watkins said.

            Hilary Zeber, a media communication graduate, was also hired full time upon graduation at a company called AwesomenessTV, which is owned by Dreamworks. She works as an Assistant Producer on a show called Top Five Live.

            “I just the love the job,said Zeber. Im so excited to have gotten a job right out of college in the field that I studied.Zebers favorite moment so far was working on AwesomenessTVs summer web series Beachin.” “We went to the beach every Wednesday to film and that was such a blast,she said. Its also been cool seeing how everything I learned at Loma is actually being applied at my job now.

            Professor of Media Communications Dr. Alan Hueth says the depth of what they worked on at PLNU, like the bi-weekly newscast Coastline, along with their diverse range of skills in many TV and film programs, is what most likely got these students jobs right out of, and during college.

            “I'm thankful and very proud of all of our students who obtain jobs in the media right out of college,said Hueth. It's a very competitive job environment, and it says a lot about them and our program.


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The new 32,900 square foot science facility in the heart of PLNU's campus, opened August 2015, provides much needed space for teaching and research to continue to prepare the finest science graduates. 

Dedication November 20, 2015

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Watch a time lapse of the construction.

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Drs. Martin and Choung from Chemistry excited about our new science building.

At the start of the 2015-16 school year, all university ID cards are being replaced with next generation cards that are compatible with new campus technologies including electronic door locks at some residence halls and new card readers at campus dining locations. As a result, existing old ID cards have been deactivated. New cards will be made available to everyone in August 2015 in one of the following manners:
  • Residential students will receive new cards during the residence hall check-in process.
  • Commuter students should pick up new cards along with parking permits at the Public Safety office.
  • Freshmen and transfer students will receive ID cards at NSO.
  • Staff and faculty ID cards are being delivered to invididual academic and administrative departments for distribution.
Please do NOT bend, cut, or hole punch the new cards as the internal components may be damaged. Replacement of lost, stolen or damaged cards will be offered at the Public Safety office. A replacement fee of $10 may apply. Lanyards and cardholders are also available free of charge.
If you need help or have questions or have NOT received a new ID card, please visit our office during regular business hours.
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August 28th through 30th, PLNU will host New Student Orientation (NSO) on the Point Loma campus and officially kick off the Fall semester on Tuesday, September, 1st. NSO is a weekend experience designed to help students and parents/guests become acclimated to university life. Recognized as one of the premier orientation events for new students, PLNU has spent the past seventeen years refining and enhancing their campus welcome for students and parents alike. “The purpose of NSO is really about student success,” says PLNU President, Bob Brower Ph.D.. “We've found that when new students and their families experience an informative, helpful, and engaging welcome by hundreds of students and staff, the transition into the university creates a strong start for students and erases many unknowns in their adjustment to college.” Following a weekend of festivities for both new and returning students, classes begin on Tuesday, September 1st. The new semester not only welcomes nearly 800 incoming students to main campus, but also represents an exciting time of growth in the broader university system as a result of new programs in PLNU’s Graduate and Professional Education Programs through the College of Extended Learning. Over the past several months PLNU has entered into partnership with a number of San Diego County’s community colleges to offer bachelor’s degree completion programs across the region. These partnerships seek to serve new populations of students and allow PLNU to further meet workforce development needs in the San Diego region and beyond. “PLNU is a proud partner with our robust community college network in San Diego County to provide increased access to students across the region who wish to pursue their bachelor’s degree,” said Brower. “These partnerships speak to the collaborative relationships that exist among San Diego’s robust and diverse higher education community and affirms our respective institutions’ commitment to educational quality for the benefit of all students.” The flagship program offered through the innovative partnerships is the RN to BSN program which enables community college students who earn an associate degree in Registered Nursing to earn their Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from PLNU within 15 months – all on their local community college campus. The RN to BSN program is available to students at the following community colleges in the region; San Diego City, Grossmont, Mira Costa, Palomar and Southwestern Colleges. The partnership at Southwestern College in San Diego’s South Bay is the largest partnership to date, with multiple degree options for students. Students who are accepted into PLNU partnership programs at Southwestern can earn bachelor degrees in Nursing, Criminal Justice, Organizational Management, and Child and Adolescent Development without having to leave the district. Continued growth in PLNU’s Graduate and Professional Education Programs is anticipated during the coming academic year, both at community college campuses and PLNU’s Mission Valley satellite campus. For more information on PLNU’s Graduate and Professional Education Programs, please visit

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For the third time in the last four years, Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) ranked among the top three California universities for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination results as reported by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

“These results are particularly satisfying because PLNU has consistently placed among the top three universities in California,” explained Dan Bothe, Dean of the Fermanian School of Business. “Results like this speak to exceptional caliber of PLNU’s accounting students who are sought after by the most prestigious national, statewide and local accounting firms.”

PLNU graduates ranked 3rd in both pass rate and average score among sixty colleges in California for 2014. PLNU candidates had a 61.9% pass rate and 75.6 average score, finishing behind Claremont McKenna College and Pepperdine University respectively.

In addition to success statewide, nationally, PLNU ranked in the top 5% among Medium Programs for candidates taking the exam for the first time. NASBA classifies universities by size of program based on number of candidates. There were 265 institutions in the Medium Program category (21 to 60 candidates).

“Such consistent results are a testament to the dedication and hard work our alumni take into the business community. The PLNU accounting program does not “teach to the test”, rather we emphasize a rock-solid accounting foundation enhanced by personal values articulated throughout the PLNU liberal arts-based curriculum” commented Associate Accounting Professor Carl Hammond. “Our goal is to prepare our students to “add value” where ever the accounting profession may lead them.”

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