News (2019)

  • December 20, 2019 by Nathan Foster
    APU alumnus Andre Johnson recently spoke to the Cougar football team, sharing his testimony of when he chose to do the right thing and break up a prison riot while his fellow prison guards stood on the sidelines and watched.
  • October 24, 2019
    A servant leader with a fresh vision for the future, Azusa Pacific University's President Paul W. Ferguson spoke with Christianity Today about the opportunities and challenges of leading APU into a new era of Christ-centered academic excellence.
  • September 30, 2019 by Nathan Foster
    Just months after graduating from APU, singer Moxy Anne released her first solo song, entitled "The Egg." The song was inspired by her trip to China over the summer with the Chamber Singers.
  • September 11, 2019
    The Christian Post recently interviewed Cassandra Mohr '19, known as Moxy Anne, on her debut single, "The Egg," a song dedicated to the people of Hong Kong who are standing together for freedom.
  • September 6, 2019 by Nathan Foster
    Tyler Endres ’10 launched Esports Arena in 2015 in a renovated building in downtown Santa Ana. Just four years later, he has locations in the Luxor® Casino in Las Vegas, in Oakland, and in several Walmarts around the country.
  • July 23, 2019
    Angela Pham ’19, a Perris, California resident, has been selected to join the Middle East and North Africa Regional (MENAR) Fellowship.
  • July 12, 2019 by Nathan Foster
    Born deaf, Sonya Wilson ’97 has overcome personal hardships and myriad challenges on her journey to self acceptance. Today, she enriches the lives of others in the Deaf community as she lives out her calling.
  • June 21, 2019 by Nathan Foster
    Azusa Pacific University alumnus Jorge Alvarez was recently named a Bezos Scholar. Alvarez, an assistant principal at Colton High School, was honored for his commitment to raise mental health awareness in his community through education.
  • June 18, 2019 by Tobin Perry
    Your college alumni association shouldn’t be an afterthought to your university experience! Here are a few ways you can get involved before graduation.
  • May 31, 2019 by Abigail Reed
    In a world of click-bait articles and single-sided stories, Azusa Pacific University graduates aspire to make a difference by providing accessible and unbiased news content for the millennial generation.
  • May 28, 2019
    Thiel, who received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from APU in May 2019, will travel to Malaysia under an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright Program.
  • May 23, 2019
    Lieutenant Xavier Torres of Azusa Pacific University’s Department of Campus Safety, was awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, along with six members of the Azusa Police Department (APD), at a May 22, 2019, ceremony at the White House.
  • May 2, 2019
    History101 interviewed Robert Mullins, Ph.D., chair and professor in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies, on the significance a 2600-year-old agate seal and clay stamp discovered in Jerusalem featuring a reference to a biblical scribe.
  • April 24, 2019 by Savannah Lawrence ’19
    Envisioning life after college can sometimes feel like stepping into the unknown. Perhaps for you it’s the thought of moving home (or moving away from...
  • April 11, 2019
    Azusa Pacific University’s Symphony Orchestra performs Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem with APU’s Masterworks Chorale and the West Coast premier of Joseph Klein’s Against the gusts of blank repose, A threshold that persists.
  • April 10, 2019
    Paul Ferguson, Ph.D., an experienced and acclaimed administrator and educator, becomes the 17th president of Azusa Pacific University on June 1.
  • April 8, 2019 by Nathan Foster
    APU alumnus E. Trent Thompson began a project called "Pictures 4 People" five months ago. He has painted six people, including four homeless individuals. Proceeds from the paintings go to local nonprofits, connecting the community in profound ways.
  • April 5, 2019
    For more than 20 years, June and Cliff Hamlow have made an annual trek from Azusa, California, to Turlock, California—a journey of more than 300 miles—to host an alumni gathering of Azusa Pacific College graduates from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. This year, on March 30, the event was held at...
  • March 29, 2019
    On March 17, alumni and friends of APU gathered to enjoy Dodgers baseball at the Camelback Ranch stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Some APU ticket holders were selected for a behind-the-scenes tour of Dodgers facilities, and bumped into Dodgers legend Manny Mota as he rode his three-wheeled bicycle through the grounds....
  • March 26, 2019 by Rachel White ’97, M.A. ’17
    Approximately 2,500 California teens, as well as their pastors, coaches, and teachers filled Azusa Pacific University’s Felix Event Center for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at the 35th Annual Night of Champions.
  • March 12, 2019 by Savannah Lawrence
    I am a graduating senior, and my commencement from APU is in less than 70 days. Here’s what I’m thinking about as graduation gets closer.
  • February 24, 2019 by Nathan Foster
    When Azusa Pacific University alumnus Darnell Abraham ’09 took the stage as George Washington in a national tour of Hamilton, alongside renowned Broadway actor and Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda, he knew he had arrived.
  • February 13, 2019
    Produced by APU alumnus LP Leung, The Jade Pendant tells the tragic love story of two Chinese immigrants living in Los Angeles’ Chinatown in 1871.
  • February 1, 2019 by Abigail Reed
    APU’s plans for a community garden will soon transform a plot of dirt and tangled vines into a place of growth for all.
  • January 28, 2019
    Azusa Pacific University Theater presents Our Town by Thornton Wilder, a metatheatrical play set in early 20th century New England, running from February 21-March 3.