What do FPU alums have to do with prostitutes and stray dogs?

Rici (Bell, MA ’05, BA ’02) and Phil (M.Div ’06) Skei Pastors at On Ramps Covenant Church and Lowell neighborhood revitalizers Rici graduated from FPU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s in School Psychology. Phil graduated from the seminary with a Master’s of Divinity. In 2011, they planted an intentional multi-class, multi-ethnic, […]

Pakisa and Pascal: Congolese Brothers in Christ

Pascal Kulungu – MA 1998, BA 1997 Pakisa Tshimika – BA 1978 By Dalton Reimer, Ph.D. (Emeritus Communication Faculty and Dean) I learned to know Pakisa Tshimika and Pascal Kulungu when they were students at Fresno Pacific University and I was professor and academic dean. Since I retired from fulltime teaching in 2002, I have […]

Rodrigo in Rio

Rodrigo Vianna 2014 BA in Communication: Multimedia Production Owner of All Blue As a Brazilian living in Rio, how have the Olympic games impacted your life? I was very grateful to see the city surrounded by foreign people striving to experience an Olympic event as well as discovering a whole new world: new culture, new […]

Super spiritual or totally crazy?

Carmen(Ens, BA ’95) and Andy Owen(MA ’00) MB Missionaries to Thailand Andy and Carmen Owen shaped their passion for reaching “the least of these” at Fresno Pacific and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. For the last 16 years, they’ve made it their life in Thailand. As missionaries, where are you serving currently? We serve with MB […]

A scary start to a great career

Adriana Bors 2011 BA in Communication Senior Project/Program Manager for Microsoft’s Developer Tools Marketing Team This was scary. More scary than moving to the United States by myself when I was 17. At 17, Fresno Pacific was my first experience of being away from home in Moldova—away from family and everything I knew to be […]

Imagine a City Without Orphans

Whitney Bunker 2008 BA in Social Work Executive Director and Co-Founder of City Without Orphans FPU alumnus Whitney Bunker leads a life of giving back to the community. As executive director and co-founder of City Without Orphans, she has used her Bachelor of Arts in social work to create a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing […]

Encouraging the Unconventional

Chris Cumiford 2012 MA in World History History Teacher for Visalia Technical Early College (VTEC) High School In 2015, Chris was named Tulare County Teacher of the Year, and in 2016, he is one of the top 10 teachers in California. His approach to teaching history is interesting, creative and different than most of the […]

Making Lemonade

Fotini Alfieris 2011 BA in Organizational Leadership 2014 MA in Leadership Studies Community Development Director for National Multiple Sclerosis Society Fresno Chamber Ambassador Fotini Alfieris was a typical college student, working on a broadcast journalism degree at the University of Nevada, Reno, and happy to be working in her field at Pappas Telecasting Company. But […]

By the numbers: 1 impacts 100s

Greg Sommers, Ph.D. CPA 1989 BA in Accounting Director, Master of Science in Accounting Program Professor of Practice in Accounting Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business Like many first year students, when I arrived at Pacific I was unsure of my career goals. Since many of my relatives were in business, I knew I […]

Alumna shines light in earth’s dark corners

Lisa Freeman 2003 BA in Political Science and Intercultural Studies Deputy Country Representative at Office of Transition Initiatives/USAID   My last semester at FPU, I participated in the American Studies Program in Washington, D.C. As most graduating seniors do, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what I was going to do […]