Serving, Engaging and Embracing our Region

Have you read the latest edition of Pacific magazine yet? I was struck by the difference-making work that our alumni are doing right here in the Central Valley. Carlanda Williams is energizing Fresno Unified with Whole Brain teaching. 75 alumni coaches are leading winning teams throughout our region. Aaron Panttaja is leveraging the liberal arts […]

A Diverse University For A Diverse World

Chapter 2 A Diverse University For A Diverse World Fresno Pacific University is located in the Central Valley of California. We are nestled between Los Angeles California and San Francisco California. The place in which we exist is called the breadbasket of the world. In the central valley, we are known for our agricultural services […]

Humility, Not Hubris

A few weeks back, at a lecture at Azusa Pacific University’s High Sierra Basecamp, I had the opportunity to hear renowned Plato scholar Paul Woodruff speaking about reverence, leadership and the hubris—what used to be defined as “overweening pride,” and is perhaps better described as the arrogance—that leads us to think that we are always […]

The Call to Care–Creating a Culture of Care

One sleepy Sunday afternoon I was going about my business in the back yard and saw through the chain link fence that someone had apparently taken a spill on his bike and was lying on the ground. I called campus safety and while I waited for an officer I noticed at least four cars and […]

Hien Vu

From Detention Camp to D.C.

Hien Vu 2007 MA in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Vietnam Program Manager at Institute for Global Engagement “I grew up with very humble means in terms of material life…I did not even know that I could dream or plan or that I could picture what my future would be like someday.” – Hien Vu. When […]