Alumni Awardees

Alumni Spotlights

2023 Homecoming Alumni Spotlights

The Alumni Spotlight Award aims to celebrate graduates who are uniquely and successfully working to make a difference in their communities in significant and creative ways.

Susan Johnson

Spotlight

Susan Johnson (18)

Susan Johnson has always had a passion for helping women and youth. This passion is what has driven her to start her own nonprofit committed to supporting victims of human trafficking in San Diego.

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Miah Nwosu

Spotlight

Miah Nwosu (09)

Dance has always been the place where Miah Nwosu has found her centering community. Now as the founder and artistic director of Scripps Ballet Theatre she works to provide a similar home for the next generation of dancers.

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Kirsten Oberoi

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Kirsten Oberoi (13)

Choir director Kirsten Oberoi is using new methods to measure success for her students by focusing on enrichment, engagement, and inclusivity in music.

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Alex Ramirez

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Alex Ramirez (19)

Alex Ramirez is using the sport that he loves to empower his community to make their mark on the world.

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Mandy Arioto

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Mandy Arioto (00)

What inspires this PLNU alum in her journey of leading the major organization MOPS has been her resiliency and trust in God.

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Distinguished Achievements (DA)

2023 Distinguished Achievement (DA) Awards

This is the highest award presented by the Alumni Association on behalf of Point Loma Nazarene University. This award is given in recognition of significant and outstanding lifetime accomplishments in a profession, academically, or in service to nonprofit organizations, a strong Christian testimony, and an impact on people’s lives. 

Stephen W. Reed

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Stephen W. Reed (65)

With nearly fifty years of practice and service prior to his retirement, lawyer Stephen Reed has made a deep impact in property law and representing non-profit ministries.

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David and Sylvia Potter

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Rev. David Potter & Rev. Sylvia Potter

David and Sylvia Porter have moved across different parts of the world many times throughout their careers, equipping missional leaders for the church.

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Rising Alumni

The Point Loma Nazarene University Rising Alumni Award is awarded each year at Homecoming to students who represent the alumni stars of the future – those who are thoughtful, service-minded, and pursuing the unique God-given calling on their life, continuing the mission of Point Loma Nazarene University. 

Lainie Alfaro Headshot

Student Profile

Lainie Alfaro

As an aspiring journalist, I'm driven to tell important stories about my community and amplify underrepresented voices in the media. PLNU has helped me grow my confidence in my voice and find my calling.

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Student Profile

Lydia Sunberg

Lydia's greatest hope is to merge two of her passions, photography and social justice, to capture current events around the world in a dignifying and humanizing way.

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