A Tale of Two Cities: PLNU Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the Move from Pasadena to Point Loma at Homecoming 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Founded in 1902, PLNU has rich history on which to reminisce. Homecoming provides that special time each fall when alumni return to campus to celebrate and honor their PLNU heritage together with current students. 

Homecoming Chapel on Friday, November 22nd celebrated the careers and testimonies of five outstanding alumni. Students, alumni and members of the PLNU Board of Trustees were on hand to celebrate. The Alumnus of Point Loma Award is given to recognize outstanding professional and/or academic accomplishments, a strong Christian testimony, and an impact on the lives of others. This year’s recipients included: Dr. Randy Skidgel (74), Dr. Kathy McConnell (B.A. 70, M.A. 71), David Clouse (77), Dr. Dan Lopez (B.A. 92, M.A. 96) and Damen Lopez (B.A. 94, M.A. 98).

This year’s homecoming theme,  A Tale of Two Cities celebrates the 40th anniversary of the move from Pasadena College to PLNU’s Campus in Point Loma. In addition to numerous events throughout the weekend, a special Spoken History event on Saturday, November 23rd will take place in Cooper Music Center from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. The event will feature interviews with Dr. James Jackson, Dr. Reuben Welch, Dr. Warren Brown, and Dr. Ronald Kirkemo about the move from Pasadena to Point Loma. 

Immediately following the Spoken History event the Main Event will celebrate the lifetime achievements of two PLNU alums. The Alumni Association of Point Loma Nazarene University presents the Distinguished Achievement Award annually to two graduates who have exhibited outstanding lifetime accomplishments in a profession, in an academic field, or in service to a nonprofit organization. These are alumni with a strong Christian testimony who have had an impact on the lives of many. The 2013 Distinguished Achievement award recipients are Richard Skiles (53) and Dr. Jonathan Salgado (73). 

Saturday’s events culminate in the Homecoming Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games in Golden Gymnasium beginning with the Women’s game against Concordia at 6pm. The Men’s Basketball team will take on Olivet Nazarene University at 8:00 p.m.

For the full Homecoming 2013 schedule: http://www.pointloma.edu/life/alumni/alumni-events/homecoming