Daniel Seymour_profile

A Love for Water Polo, A Dream for Olympic Gold

Daniel Seymour 2016 BS in Kinesiology What does every athlete dream of? Playing for their country at the Olympics and playing professionally, of course! Recent alum Daniel Seymour is living part of his dream and striving for more as he lives in Spain and plays water polo at that country’s highest division. He is living […]

Efrain Tovar profile

Reinventing the Classroom

Efrain Tovar 1995 BA in Liberal Studies with a Bilingual Emphasis 2006 MA in Educational Technology 7th grade Academic Block / 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/English Language Development Teacher Google for Education Certified Administrator, Trainer, Innovator Efrain Tovar is revolutionizing his classroom—and is hoping to do the same in other schools. Currently a 7th grade Academic Block […]

Joseph and Yvette Jones

Q & A with President and Mrs. Jones

Joseph Jones, Ph.D. – Fresno Pacific University President Yvette Jones – University Ambassador What drew you to Fresno Pacific? We were drawn to FPU by divine intervention. The hand of God orchestrated and commissioned us to come to FPU. Dr. Joe: Years ago I wrote my personal mission in a journal. It is to “extend […]

Sunbird Saturday

Sunbird Saturday!

Bring your family and meet up with friends at Sunbird Saturday! The Steinert Athletic Complex Parking Lot on the Fresno Main Campus will be full of fun activities and a BBQ. Admission to the Sunbird soccer games will be FREE but donations will be accepted for Make-a-Wish Foundation. Buy your BBQ tickets early and you […]

Doug Noll Profile

The Path to Peace

Doug Noll 2002 MA in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Attorney Since 2000, Doug Noll has gone from being a successful trial lawyer to a well-known author and peacemaker. Although his name may be familiar, his story is anything but ordinary. Moving to Fresno in 1977, Doug worked for over 20 years as a trial lawyer […]

Christine Lollar

Mercies are new every morning

Christine Lollar 2011 BA in Business Management Communications Officer at First 5 Kern in Bakersfield, CA Once a single mother of three, working three jobs and making $10 too much per month to qualify for any public assistance, Christine Lollar knows what it is to face hardship. Fresno Pacific University: Bakersfield Campus, helped her overcome, […]

Round Robin Group

Snail mail wins! Round robin letters circulate for 50 years

Susan Knight Birge (former student) Gloria Prieb Enns (former student) Lorena Quenzer Fast (BA ’68) Dorothy Regier Harper (former student) Sharon Toews Klassen (BA ’68) Phyllis Olson Manke (former student) Sandy VanFossen Penner (BA ’67) Letha Reimer Sellars (former student) Who would have thought that young ladies beginning their freshman year in September 1964 would […]

Barry Falke

More than one way to be a minister

At MB Biblical Seminary (now Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary), Barry Falke (MA ’04) learned to think critically and look outside the proverbial box. He has put these skills to use redefining his ministry to embrace nonprofit leadership. After graduation, Barry started a career as a vocational minister but was drawn to work in various organizations […]

Cliff Downing

A big impact from a small ad

Cliff Downing 1991 BA in Liberal Studies Juvenile Division Director for Fresno County Probation Department Shortly after Cliff Downing graduated he saw an advertisement in The Fresno Bee for a group counselor position at the Fresno County Probation Department. Almost 25 years later, he is still with the Probation Department as a Probation Division Director […]