Kellie Black

Feeding the Need for Food Awareness

Kellie Black 2013 BA in Organizational Leadership 2014 MBA Founder and innovator of Feed the Need and Mâche Kellie Black took what she learned at FPU about life transformation and community leadership and turned it into Feed the Need— a business model that helps feed a hungry person with every meal purchased—an idea she is […]

Rejoice! Everything is a mess.

The year 2017 begins with what feels to most people like an unprecedented breadth and depth of uncertainty. The beginning of the year is often a time for individuals and organizations to review recent history and make plans for the year ahead. But the first rule of planning is to understand the reality of the […]

Making Future History

Guest column by John Kilroy, Ph.D., director of Academic Innovation As one year closes and another begins, it is good to take time to reflect. If we didn’t, it would be easy to miss the connection of the past to the present, and how God’s blessings have prepared us for the growth to come. This […]

School Library Services in California’s Public Schools: Inequitable Access

Yesterday Maria Petropulos, Adjunct Instructor in the FPU Teacher Librarian Program and District Library Coordinator for Selma Unified School District (USD), and I presented an EdTips webinar entitled “Instructional Leadership: The Role of the Teacher Librarian in California Schools.” The purpose of our presentation was to educate participants about the unique role teacher librarians play […]

“Sanctuary,” Christ and the rule of law

No one can accurately predict what the various campaign promises of president-elect Donald Trump will look like in the actuality of new laws, regulations and executive orders initiated by his administration. Very predictably, that uncertainty has produced correspondingly great and very real fears in those who feel most vulnerable to what could be sudden and […]

Taking the Mystery Out of Accreditation

Guest column by Cindy Carter, Ph.D., associate provost for institutional effectiveness and degree completion Accreditation—a word we hear a lot and a process that we know is very important to Fresno Pacific University, even if we’re not all sure exactly what it entails. This Q&A is designed to demystify this crucial procedure. What are the […]

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A city leader lives out his faith

Andy Haussler 2013 MBA 2001 BA in Business Administration Community Economic Development Director for the City of Clovis During his years as a student at FPU, Andy Haussler (MBA ’13, BA ’01) learned the value and importance of living out his faith by serving those around him. Andy has been implementing what he learned throughout […]

From Exploring Ideas to Activating Them

Guest column by Randy White, D.Min., executive director, Center for Community Transformation, associate professor of community transformation, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary Seminaries are where we go to have long, earnest talks about God, right? They are for discussing theological nuances and exploring doctrine and thinking about the afterlife, right? They prepare people to serve inside […]