To celebrate and thank PLNU alumni & other donors, the Alumni Association partnered with Student Congress, the ASB Board of Directors, Sodexo and Bartell Hotels to host the 5th annual “Tuition Freedom Day” on March 20, 2013. After Chapel, students wrote thank you notes to alumni, other donors, churches, corporations and foundations who have contributed to their education while enjoying free coffee and pastries. In just 30 minutes, the Alumni Association received 518 thank you notes! This is up from 380+ written in 2012. In exchange for expressing their gratitude, each student received the latest TFD t-shirt designed by Lauryn Reynolds, ASB Director of Communications.
Our great thanks goes to ASB, Student Congress, Bartell Hotels, and Sodexo for partnering with the Alumni Association on this event!
Driving Forward: A Golf Tee and Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 28, 3-5pm at Talega Golf Club
You are invited to join the women and men supporters of the Women’s Auxiliary for another fun afternoon at the beautiful Talega Golf Club in San Clemente. The day begins at 3:00 and will include some delicious food, another fun Helicopter golf ball drop for some great prizes, and a time of devotions from Jeff Bolster Ph.D. Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life at PLNU. Your $24.00 per person ticket price includes one golf ball for the drop. Purchasing extra golf balls will help us raise much needed funds for projects that positively impact all of the students of this amazing University.
We hope you will join us to mix and mingle with your University leaders, to learn more about this auxiliary, and to possibly walk away with some wonderful gifts. The Grand Prize for a hole in one will be $250 cash! (You must be present to win this) Other prizes include rounds of golf from Talega, Brunch at Talega, a stay at the Dana Hotel on Mission Bay plus breakfast, Restaurant gift cards, gift baskets and more. You won’t want to miss this time of fun or learning how Women’s Auxiliary is “Driving Forward” after 47 years of ministry. You will also have a chance to help us rename ourselves and you don’t want to miss out on that! See you there.
President of WA
Click Here to make reservations and learn more about the event!
PLNU is launching a new department and program that will support Alumni.
You will have the opportunity to enhance your resume, learn a new skill, further your career, and enjoy a truly fun and rewarding experience with PLNU’s Extended Studies Boot Camp Learning Series.
Six hours of intense learning broken into two class meetings that include takeaway materials. You can design your own experience: take as many sessions as you would like to create your perfect package. Courses are taught by well-qualified professionals who are active in their fields of expertise.
Each course has two weeknight class meetings from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m..Classes begin every two weeks from May 6 through June 27, 2013. Most classes are held at the Liberty Station Conference Center (LSCC), 2600 Laning Road, San Diego, CA 92106.
All registered students will receive a certificate of completion with each course and an exclusive invitation to our Meet the Professionals Networking event on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at LSCC.
Do you know a PLNU graduate who is making a significant difference in many lives? Someone who has an active Christian testimony and has excelled professionally, in academia, or through involvement with a nonprofit? Have you ever thought about nominating this person for a PLNU alumni award? Now is the time. Anyone may nominate a PLNU graduate for an alumni award. Two types of alumni awards are presented each year during Homecoming: the Alumnus of Point Loma Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award. Criteria for the two awards are the same, but the latter is considered a lifetime achievement award. The deadline for 2013 nominations is June 1, 2013
For more information, to read the criteria, and to nominate a PLNU graduate CLICK HERE!
Hester wins prestigious Rolex Scholarship:
Point Loma alum and former All-American decathlete Jeff Hester has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Rolex Scholar of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) for all of North America.
The Rolex Scholarship is awarded to just three young people throughout the world who are considering a career in an underwater-related discipline. Each scholar recipient spends a year working alongside current leaders in underwater fields. Hester conducted senior thesis research with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) investigating heavy metal concentration in the long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) and how it related to their health. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology he was hired by NOAA as a lab technician in a marine mammal genetics lab. He uses genetic techniques to study Gray Whale and Beaked Whale population structure.
Honea named NCCAA Athlete of the Week:
Lindsay Honea, a junior multi-event and multi-sport student-athlete for the Sea Lions, was named the Athlete of the Week by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for the week of Mar. 25-31.
Honea set a personal-best and the eighth-best total in Point Loma women's track & field history in the heptathlon with a total score of 4602 points. She won four of the events and placed second in two others to achieve her career-best total. Those 4602 points eclipsed her previous career-high of 4563 which she set last season at the NAIA Championships to place 14th and also put her at the top of the heptathlon scores for the NCCAA.
Honea won all three events on Friday to win the event by 580 points over Concordia's Emily Ramey. Honea started the day by picking up 594 points in the long jump with a leap of 16-8.5 (5.09m). She then added 537 points in the javelin after recording a toss of 108-11 (33.19m) and 698 more in the 800m run with a time of 2:29.58. She came into the day in second place in the heptathlon with 2783 points. She won the high jump on day one, and placed second in both the shot put and 200m dash.
A quick look at Sea Lion baseball:
The Sea Lions are now 17-19 on the season and are tied for fifth place in the PacWest standings with a 13-11 record. Senior pitcher Tyler Garkow has been one of the top arms in the PacWest all season. He is tied for third in the conference with six wins (6-3) and seventh in strikeouts. He also leads the league with 72 innings pitched and four complete games. Garret Levsen is third in the league with five saves.
Tyler Nordgren leads the Sea Lions with a .391 batting average. He is also pacing the Sea Lions with a .473 on-base percentage. Mike Marcoux (.314), Trey Hunt (.307) and Zach Allen (.305) are all hitting over .300 for the Sea Lions. Allen is the team-leader with 21 runs batted in and six sacrifices. Clinton Harwick leads PLNU with 17 runs scored, and Bryan Burkhead paces the team with 42 total bases. As a team, PLNU leads the PacWest with 56 stolen bases, and is second with a.972 fielding percentage.
PLNU women's tennis:
The PLNU women's tennis team is 8-13 on the season. This is the team's first season as a member of the Pacific West Conference and the Sea Lions will participate in the PacWest Championships in Hawaii on Apr. 18-20. Sharon Reibstein leads the team with a 13-6 record in singles play. Wileen Chiu is right behind her at 12-8. Chiu has also combined with Steinhauer to post the team's best doubles mark at 9-7.
PLNU men's tennis:
The Point Loma men's tennis team has gone 8-12 this season. Last week they picked up a pair of 5-4 wins over Concordia and BYU-Hawaii. Kaptan Kaster leads the Sea Lions with a 10-7 record in singles play. Bram Kevelaerts and Daniel Milliken have just recently teamed up in doubles to post a 3-0 record. The PLNU men's tennis team will also go to Hawaii to compete in the PacWest Championships on Apr. 18-20.
The Sea Lions women's golf team is wrapping up its second season. PLNU has just one tournament remaining as it will head to the PacWest Championships on Apr. 15-16. Andrea Mersino and Kathleen Crossley have been the two most consistent golfers throughout the season for Point Loma.
The men's golf team is in the final stretch of the 2013 season. The Sea Lions headed back to Indianapolis on Apr. 8 to participate in the NAIA Classic before closing out the season with the PacWest Championships on Apr. 22-23. Oscar Casillas has led the Sea Lions throughout his senior season.
Mix, mingle, and meet alums in your area and celebrate being part of the PLNU family! Each year your Alumni Association hosts events in six different cities around the United States. Make sure you don’t miss out!
Oakland Event - April 20th
Come cheer for our PLNU athletes as they take on Holy Names University in a double header on Saturday, April 20th! Then head over to the Executive Inn & Suites, a beautiful waterfront property, for a casual dinner and a chance to meet local alums & the PLNU Baseball Squad!
PLNU vs HNU Baseball at Laney College
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607
• Game 1 @ 11am
• Game 2 @ 2:30pm (approx.)
Baseball Game Tickets (Pay at game)
• $5 for adults
• $2 for college students with student ID
• $2 for ages 12-18
• Free admission to children under 12
Alumni & Friends Event at 5:30pm
Executive Inn & Suites - 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
• $7 adults
• $5 children (ages 4-12)
Purchase event tickets by April 16
San Diego Event - June 8th
Kick off your summer at PLNU with Cinema Under the Stars Featuring Shrek!
Enjoy live music, snacks, door prizes & a great movie! Fun for the whole family!
Snacks and Music will begin at 7pm
at the Greek Amphitheater, upper lawn
Movie will begin at Dusk
in the Greek Amphitheater
Your admission price includes the movie, entertainment, kettle corn, coffee, hot chocolate, & desserts!
Children (ages 4-12): $5
Children 3 and under: Free
Purchase event tickets by June 3
PLNU Luncheon in Indianapolis: Remember & Imagine - June 22nd
Join us for the PLNU Alumni & Friends Luncheon in Indianapolis!
Featured Speaker is PLNU President, Bob Brower
Greetings from General Superintendent Emeritus, Jim Bond
Music by PLNU Alumni
At the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitola Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(doors open at 11 a.m.)
$22 children (ages 4-12)
Reserve your tickets early. Space is limited!
RSVP by June 12
Check back HERE to purchase tickets!
If you would like to give a gift for missionaries to attend this luncheon, please CLICK HERE or make check payable to PLNU and note “Missionary Tickets” in designation/memo line. Checks can be sent to Point Loma Nazarene University, Alumni Office, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, CA 92106. These are tax deductible gifts. Thank you for your contribution.
Los Angeles Event - July 27th
PLNU Alumni Association presents Music Under the Stars featuring Dance Fever Concert!
Check back HERE for more event details coming soon!
Commencement week is a wonderful and exciting time to be on campus. There are a number of events for students, parents, and alums which you don’t want to miss! Here are a few of those events. For a full list of events CLICK HERE
Thursday, May 2, 2013
5:45-7:30 pm Senior Celebration – Family Life Center, First Church of the Nazarene (located on the PLNU campus) Sponsored by the Alumni Association, this event is for graduating seniors and their families. Online tickets will be available April 17. (For Graduating seniors, free tickets from Alumni Association)
Seniors may pick up their tickets at the Alumni Office M-F by April 30th.
Friday, May 3, 2013
7:30 pm Spring Music Festival- Crill Performance Hall, Cooper Music Center
Saturday, May 4, 2013
7:30-9:00 am Education Associates/Graduation Education Celebration Breakfast (by reservation) - Nicholson Commons Dining Room, Contact Dr. Laura Amstead for more information at 626-821-8273. Tickets can be purchased online HERE
8:00 am Phi Delta Lambda Breakfast (Alumni Honor Society) – Liberty Station Conference Center, Contact Carly Cosentino for more information at 858-349-3969 or email@example.com . Tickets can be purchased online HERE
10:00 am GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATION*
1:00 pm UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATION*
College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Nursing
4:00 pm UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATION*
College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
*Tickets required for entry