A PLNU alumni shakes hands with President Dr. Bob Brower at the Homecoming awards show.

President Bob Brower (right) congratulates a recipient of a PLNU Alumni Award during Homecoming.

Get Involved

Become a Career Mentor for a Student

Become a Career Mentor for a Student

The Alumni Mentor Program provides opportunities for alumni to serve as career mentors to junior and senior students interested in their career fields.

The Commitment

The alumni mentor and student mentee meet once a month for an hour, January to August. Their meeting may be in person or through Skype. In between meetings, it is up to the mentor and mentee to decide if they’ll communicate by email or text, and if so, how often.

The Alumni Office and the Offices of Strengths & Vocation collaborate on this program, with the Alumni Office enlisting alumni mentors and OSV enlisting student mentees who want an alumni career mentor.    

We are looking for enthusiastic mentors who are willing to:

  • Share professional experiences
  • Ask questions of the mentee and discuss their plans and aspirations
  • Critique a resume
  • Provide introductions to other professionals in their field
  • Provide opportunities to shadow a professional (if their company or organization allows)

Interested in being an Alumni Career Mentor?

Fill Out an Application


If you have any questions, contact Kendall Lucas at klucas@pointloma.edu or (619) 849-2680.

Nominate Someone for an Alumni Award

Nominate Someone for an Alumni Award

Every year during the Homecoming celebration, the Alumni Association honors several alumni. As these alums are recognized, our entire PLNU community receives inspiration and encouragement hearing their stories and realizing the impact they’re having throughout the world.

Alumnus of Point Loma Award (APL Award)

This award is given to recognize significant and outstanding accomplishments in a profession, academics, and/or service to a nonprofit organization. Each year, three or four alumni are selected to receive this award.

Nominate Someone

Distinguished Achievement Award (DA Award)

This is the highest award presented by the Alumni Association. It is given to recognize a lifetime of significant and outstanding accomplishments in a profession, academics, and/or service to a nonprofit organization. Each year, one layperson and one minister are selected to receive this award.

Nominate Someone

Criteria for Alumni Awards:

  • Significant impact on the lives of others

  • A strong Christian testimony

  • Received a baccalaureate, post-graduate, or honorary degree from our institution

  • Outstanding accomplishments as detailed above

Anyone may nominate a Pasadena/PLNU alum for an alumni award. To nominate an individual, please fill out the online forms above or send a letter or email to our office addressing the above criteria. Please indicate whether the nomination is for the APL or DA award. Nominations are compiled in May, recipients are chosen in July, and the awards are given during Homecoming weekend in November.

  • Please do not tell the nominee or any of their family members about the nomination.
  • If you can discreetly obtain a resume or vita without the nominee's knowledge, please include it.
  • If you can tell us two other people who know the nominee well, please do.
  • We are able to conduct some research to obtain the resume and additional information, but the more information you can provide, the stronger the nomination.

Student Profile

Nell Becker Sweeden speaking at a conference.

Nell Becker Sweeden

Nell Becker (02) Sweeden has learned that embracing one’s calling involves a continual process of discernment throughout life. Read more

Volunteer at Alumni Events or Homecoming

Volunteer at Alumni Events or Homecoming

We look forward to connecting with you at our next PLNU alumni event.

If you would like to volunteer in any of the following events please contact us at alumni@pointloma.edu.

Area Events

The Alumni Association hosts events in various cities throughout the U.S. each year. If you would like to volunteer to help us host an event in your city, let us know!

Auxiliaries Events

Our 13 Alumni Auxiliaries (interest groups) also host events throughout the year. If you’d like to help plan one of these events or you have an idea for an event for a specific Alumni Auxiliary, please email us.

Homecoming

The PLNU Homecoming Celebration includes 55 to 60 events each year — and it takes more than 150 volunteers to create and execute them. If you would like to volunteer, get in touch with our office and tell us the events you’d like to help with. 

Join an Alumni Auxiliary

Join an Alumni Auxiliary

Whatever your degree, occupation, or special interest, we have a variety of Alumni Auxiliaries that allow you to network with alums in your field and get involved in events and projects that support the university. 

A goal of Alumni Auxiliaries is to build scholarship support for a particular department within the university. Visit our Alumni Auxiliaries page to learn how each of our 13 groups are making an impact across PLNU.

Student Profile

Dr. Rick Bravo playing with one of his infant patients as it grabs his stethoscope

Rick Bravo

Dr. Rene (Rick) Bravo’s (79) decision to become a physician wasn’t made on a whim; it was the result of what he calls “divinely inspired experiences” that started in his teenage battle against lymphoma. Read more

Purchase Alumni Merchandise

Purchase Alumni Merchandise

You may have graduated, but that doesn't mean you have lost your school spirit.

Grab yourself some PLNU gear, or leave a lasting legacy by ordering a personalized alumni brick.

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