The 13 PLNU Alumni Auxiliaries (interest groups) are each an arm of the Alumni Association. They provide opportunities for alumni with common interests, or working in a specific career area, to connect with each other, network, and share information. They also offer connections with students who have similar interests or would like to learn about your career field.
Each Alumni Auxiliary welcomes alums who want to volunteer and be involved. To volunteer, please visit the specific Alumni Auxiliary in which you’re interested on our website and connect with the person listed as the leader.
I am very excited about my new role with the PLNU Business Alumni Auxiliary. I took over for Ben Wagner as president at the beginning of the year.
As you may know, the Business Auxiliary is a group of alumni currently working in business, regardless of the degree received at PLNU. Our mission is to facilitate business connections among alumni, provide opportunities to students through internships and mentoring, and provide student scholarships through our endowed fund.
One of my commitments to each of you is to provide more consistent outreach and be a resource to you. If any of you would like to be connected to another alum, are looking for a job, or need a student intern, please let us know and we are happy to make an introduction.
Thank you again for your ongoing support of PLNU. I look forward to meeting many of you and seeing some familiar faces!
President, PLNU Business Alumni
Financial Planner, LPL Financial
Class of 2009
Here's what the PLNU Business Alumni is doing:
Developing an online community for PLNU Business Alumni through LinkedIn
Working to develop a diverse, compelling PLNU Business Alumni that helps you make the connections you need to succeed
Providing alumni mentors for student mentees through the Alumni Mentor Program
Hosting professional development events for meaningful networking and professional growth
Supporting our future business partners (current PLNU students) through the PLNU Business Alumni endowed scholarship fund
As professionals within the education community, we understand the unique challenges teachers and administrators face as well as the immense joys and blessings that come from inspiring and equipping young minds.
Education Associates is a group of educators who strive to support one another in our professional, personal, and spiritual endeavors. We also work to encourage and provide career information to students in PLNU’s School of Education.
All alumni, students, and friends of the School of Education are welcome to become members of Education Associates.
The purpose of Education Associates is to:
Meet the needs of education alumni by:
- Offering networking opportunities at our biannual Pro Gro events
- Facilitating knowledge and service sharing through professional development events
- Promoting relationship-building through our schools and workplaces
- Promoting Christian values and ethics within the education community
Meet the needs of current students from the School of Education by:
- Providing opportunities to network with alumni
- Providing opportunities for internships and mentoring
- Offering assistance with job searches after graduation
- Providing scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students
Education Associates Scholarship winners for 2018-2019 school year:
The Reginald and Ruth Berry Memorial Scholarship - Bailey Steinhart
The Donald and Caroline Cotten Scholarship - Sarah Elwin
The Beryl and Hazel Dillman Scholarship - Dylan Gurga
EDUCAP Scholarship - Andrew Griffiths
Hart Education Associates/EDUCAP Scholarship - Jessica Cobb
The Hill/Talbert Memorial Scholarship - Sophia Malak
Majorie Morwood/Education Associates Endowed Scholarship - Brooklyn Bucky
The Moulton Endowed Scholarship - Courtney Gordon
The Ravi Patel Memorial Scholarship - Blake Borden
Pearson Founder's Scholarship - Victoria Bolt
The William and Thelma Rhone Graduate Education Scholarship - Genelli Vital
Special Education Scholarship - Raquel Lopez
Friends of Forensics
Friends of Forensics is an auxiliary within the PLNU Alumni Association that supports the students, alumni, and faculty of the PLNU forensics program.
Friends of Forensics recognizes the biblical principles of love and charity, and the importance of expressing these principles by contributing our lives and resources to help others. We gather and unify our members around the central purpose of contributing to the professional and spiritual development of the undergraduates and faculty of the forensics program at PLNU.
To implement this mission, Friends of Forensics:
- Provides a continuing fellowship among forensics alumni, family, and friends
- Provides a channel for transmitting the forensics program’s needs to auxiliary members
- Provides a channel to communicate news of and recent accomplishments of past and current Pasadena/PLNU forensics members
- Actively supports the PLNU forensics program through prayer, financial contributions, judging at tournaments, providing student internship or employment opportunities, and networking for other professional services as the needs arise
- Provides opportunities for undergraduates to become acquainted with alumni and thereby gain firsthand experience based on their expertise, and more specifically to show how forensics training helps develop pertinent professional skills
- Provides occasional support such as housing, meals, or judging for various tournaments around the country
- Provides scholarships for forensics students, many of whom could not otherwise attend PLNU or might otherwise be forced to quit forensics to seek part- or full-time employment to finance educational expenses
- Promotes continuing scholarship and professional development for forensics faculty members through providing grants to attend professional conferences, and/or stipends to help coaches or assistant coaches pursue graduate studies
- Provides undergraduates with subject matter assistance where needed, as coordinated by the director of forensics
- Assists in recruiting prospective students to the PLNU forensics program
PLNU Amigos and Alumni
The PLNU Amigos and Alumni Auxiliary exists to provide fellowship among Latino(a) alumni, students, family, and friends.
The auxiliary recognizes the biblical principles of love and charity, and the importance of expressing these principles by investing our lives and resources to help others. We unify our members around the central purpose of contributing to the academic, professional, and spiritual development of Latino(a) students and faculty of PLNU.
The purpose of the PLNU Amigos and Alumni Auxiliary is to:
- Support PLNU Latino(a) students through prayer, financial support, and networking with Latino(a) alumni, family, and friends
Raise financial support for the Latino Alumni and Friends endowed scholarship fund
Provide a channel to communicate news to and from PLNU Latino(a) alumni
Assist in recruiting prospective Latino(a) students to the university
The purpose of MUSICALumni is to network with the graduates and students of PLNU and further the best interests of the university.
MUSICALumni seeks to:
Provide a continuing fellowship among alumni
Provide for giving financial assistance to the university
Provide an organized means of encouraging prospective students to enroll at PLNU
Provide a means of communication between alumni and the university
Additionally, we will:
Provide services and resources for the Department of Music
Provide continuing education and/or enrichment experiences for members of MUSICALumni
Provide financial assistance to students in preparation for professions in music
MUSICALumni exists as an auxiliary of the PLNU Alumni Association. Alumni (both music majors and participants in department ensembles), music faculty, and friends of the department are welcome to join.
MUSICALumni provides a scholarship to a music major each year.
Dues for the organization are $25 per year per person (or $40 per year per couple). Become a member today!
The MOSAIC Alumni Associates is comprised of multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic, and international graduates, staff, faculty, and friends of PLNU.
The MOSAIC Alumni Associates recognizes and acts on the principles of love and outreach and endeavors to contribute to the lives of others. We seek to unify our members with the intent and purpose of contributing to the academic, professional, and spiritual development of students, graduates, staff, faculty, and friends of PLNU.
The purpose of MOSAIC is to:
Build unity through relationship development among members
Support and promote the value of diversity at PLNU by aiding in recruitment efforts of prospective students and engaging in community-based outreach
Encourage the well-being of students on all levels with mentorship
Support programming of the MOSAIC organization
Communicate news of recent accomplishments of alumni
Promote Christian values
Develop endowed scholarships for multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic, and international students and provide scholarships for MOSAIC students
The Nursing Alumni Auxiliary of PLNU (NAAPL) strives to support the endeavors of nursing students to become professional nurses.
Our goal is to ensure nursing graduates are compassionate, ethical, and motivated professionals through provisions to increase their learning experiences and faculty support. We promote the values and nursing practices that are commensurate with Christian philosophy and principles.
Our purpose is to:
Disseminate information to alumni, students, faculty, and friends of the School of Nursing and promote fellowship among them
Inform alumni, faculty, and friends of the current events and news occurring in the School of Nursing
Provide financial assistance to nursing students through scholarships
Provide networking opportunities to the alumni and students of the School of Nursing
Nursing Alumni is made up of all nursing graduates of PLNU’s School of Nursing.
If you are a student, Nursing Alumni members are living proof that nursing education can make a huge contribution to your future. Many of our alumni are ready and willing to act as mentors to you. Nursing Alumni members can tell you what it is like to be a professional nurse today and answer any questions about various nursing specialties.
If you are a faculty member, many of our PLNU graduates are more than willing to act as guest speakers in your class. We have more than 1,200 graduates all over the world in every specialty in nursing.
If you are a graduate of the PLNU School of Nursing, we need your voice and your contributions of service on our board to guarantee a well-rounded voice in today's issues and how they apply to our organization. Each of us is needed to make a difference in Christian nursing service.
Phi Delta Lambda
Phi Delta Lambda is the baccalaureate scholastic honor society for graduates of colleges and universities of the Church of the Nazarene. The Greek letters Phi, Delta, and Lambda symbolize the love of wisdom (philosophia), the pursuit of righteousness (dikaiosune), and service to God and others (latreia). Our university’s chapter was organized at Pasadena College in 1940.
Seniors in the top 15 percent of the graduating class receive an invitation to join Phi Delta Lambda. We are incredibly proud of our students and their accomplishments, and our desire is to provide help and encouragement that will directly affect the lives of these men and women, our current students, and our graduates who are actively making a Christian difference in the world.
The purpose of Phi Delta Lambda is to:
Support these ideals and encourage scholarship and friendship among its members, those of all Phi Delta Lambda chapters, and the students of PLNU
Honor PLNU students joining Phi Delta Lambda’s Alpha Chapter at a special celebration and ceremony each year during Commencement Week
The purpose of Psych Associates is to:
Provide resources for alumni, students, and faculty of the Department of Psychology
Encourage active participation with current psychology students and support their student organization, Psi Chi
Provide networking opportunities between members of Psych Associates and students pursuing a career in which they will use their degree in psychology or those pursuing graduate studies in psychology
Provide financial support for the Eugene Mallory Endowed Scholarship, established through donations in honor of Dr. Eugene Mallory — a scholarship for students majoring in psychology, with recipients selected by the faculty of the Department of Psychology
Research Associates is an auxiliary of the PLNU Alumni Association. Our members are alumni and friends of the biology and chemistry departments at PLNU.
The purpose of Research Associates is to contribute to the professional development and success of the students and faculty of our biology and chemistry departments, particularly through supporting undergraduate research.
This goal is realized by:
Giving financial support for undergraduate research
Providing academic year scholarships
Encouraging and supporting on-campus seminars by established alumni to build ties between students and graduates, networking that provides students with examples of successful alumni and acquaints them with alumni in various professions
Supporting the pre-health programs with funds for guest speakers and travel for the pre-health advisor to attend conferences and visit medical, dental, and other graduate schools
Rugby Associates exists to promote and support the PLNU Rugby Club. Whether you put on boots and bled for the green and gold, or cheered for your favorite player, we invite you to join and contribute to Rugby Associates.
To achieve its mission, the Rugby Associates pledge to:
Raise funds for coaching and equipment needs of the PLNU Rugby Club
Support national and regional travel and playing opportunities
Connect with students through annual activities
Provide mentoring opportunities and professional connections
Pray and facilitate student growth into Men of God
Provide need-based scholarships for player dues
Women's Auxiliary and Friends
Since our founding in 1967, PLNU Women’s Auxiliary and Friends has raised funds for projects that benefit students of the university and improve the quality of life on the main campus.
It is our desire to promote Christian higher education and interest in PLNU. Become a vital part of Women’s Auxiliary and Friends through membership, our Cakes for Students project, and/or donations to our current project.
Our current project: Smee Hall Patio Furniture
Women's Auxiliary and Friends is helping add patio furniture to Smee Hall. You can help by donating to the project fund, attending the spring luncheon, or joining the auxiliary via the links below.
Join the Women's Auxiliary and Friends!
Regular membership for one year: $20
Recent Grad (last 5 years): $10
Sponsor a recent grad: $10
Lifetime Member: $250
Cakes for Students
Remember your student on their birthday, during midterms or finals, or any other day you may want to celebrate him or her! For a $25 minimum donation, Women’s Auxiliary and Friends will bake and deliver homemade cakes, cookies, brownies, or Rice Krispies treats right to your student’s residence hall!
- Cakes, cookies, brownies, or rice krispies treats
- Delivered to your student's room
- Perfect for birthdays, midterms, finals, and holidays
- $25 dollar minimum donation
See photos of Women’s Auxiliary and Friend’s past projects.
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