Education

  • Twenty-Five Reflections from College

    May is here, and at Azusa Pacific it means that spring commencement has arrived. In higher education, this is what we live for! We get to watch hundreds of students donning caps and gowns, celebrating the end of one journey and the beginning of another. As I think about our graduates and about my own […]

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  • Linfield Christian Hires Prominent Local Leader to Create Model

    Horton comes to Linfield from the Temecula Valley Unified School District, where he currently serves as Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. However, many Temecula residents will best remember him as the former principal of Great Oak High School, a remarkably successful tenure that was marked by his collaborative and engaging leadership style. While Horton […]

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  • Coming Soon: The Future of Work

    Society is changing at a rapid pace due to advances in technology and other prime movers. Cloud computing, social media, and the proliferation of mobile devices have transformed our world over the last decade. We are also on the cusp of significant changes due to the development of augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and […]

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  • Change and Educational Options in the Valley

    In this season of rapid change, it was inevitable that education would change. Azusa Pacific is working hard to stay on the leading edge of that change and has brought a number of new programs to the valley in the last few years. And, thankfully, many of our partners in education have been responsive to […]

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  • Envisioning our Future Together

    And, the region’s business, industry and educational leaders have been brainstorming job growth in the greater Murrieta/Temecula Valley and studying regional economic patterns and industries to plan educational pathways for the next generation, ensuring a well-educated labor supply essential to attracting employers paying lucrative wages. Azusa Pacific University has also been engaged in creating new […]

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  • Touching Our Community Through Education and Jobs

    When thirty or more leaders raised their hands, I was blown away! I knew that our university has had an impact in the region during our 30 plus years here, but I had never imagined that our reach extended so far and our programs had so deeply influenced leadership in the community’s K-12 education system. […]

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  • Reflecting on the Vulnerable

    And as I reflect this Christmas season, it occurs to me that vulnerability is at the heart of the Holiday’s vital story. As a young girl, Mary embraces an assignment that is beyond her—bearing God’s only son. Then, great with child, she travels a long distance with her fiancé to an unfamiliar land and gives […]

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  • Student of the Month

    To: Student of the Month Sponsors From: Brooke Nunn, Temecula Student of the Month Program Chair Re: Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Student of the Month Breakfast Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Where: Murrieta Sizzler Restaurant 40489 Murrieta Hot Springs Road Time: 7:45 AM Sharp, Breakfast is served! Chaparral High School – Anjali Sivanandan Great […]

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  • Boulder Ridge Elementary School Teacher Erin Lipsitz Receives September ‘Teachers are Heroes Award’

    Mrs. Lipsitz was nominated by Tiffany Lallande-Banks, the mother of one of Lipsitz’s students who said, “Mrs. Lipsitz assisted in the development of the girl’s STEAM Club, and also runs an after-school Math program. She inspires kids to learn outside the box.” Boulder Ridge Elementary School Principal Jon Mitchem, provided additional comments saying, “Erin Lipsitz […]

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  • Cause for Hope

    The first, “Salute to Heroes,” which is spearheaded by the Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN), occurred a few weeks ago at the Temecula Promenade. It brought together hundreds to honor those who have served our country and enjoy great food, live music, and family activities. It was a pleasure to see so many businesses and […]

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  • Azusa Pacific University to Launch Digital Media Degree to Meet Job Growth

    A new bachelor’s degree program in Digital Media and Communication launching at Azusa Pacific University on the Murrieta campus is geared to meet that employer demand. “I’ve worked in the digital media field for 20 years, for the USA Today network, the Oakland Tribune/ANG newsgroup, and The San Francisco Examiner and had difficulty during campus […]

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  • Abundance or Scarcity Mentality?

    I recently returned to Covey’s work and discovered the concept I had not latched onto when I read the book decades ago. It relates to a theme that is woven throughout the writing, the abundance mentality. The abundance mentality refers to a perspective that says there is enough for everyone: enough resources, enough opportunity, and […]

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  • Leading in Jesus’ Way

    I am savoring this season with its passion and hope. And I recognize that once it gives way, I will return to the same space all leaders occupy: basic, un-sexy, practical reality. With that, countless questions will be brought to me: Why isn’t this technology working the way it should? When will the new office […]

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  • Rancho Damacitas Raises $30,000 for Scholarships

    Rancho Damacitas received a generous boost of support during a small gathering on June 29, 2018 to continue helping Riverside County foster youth pursue and achieve their career goals. The BBQ dinner celebrated the accomplishments of last year’s scholarship recipients, including recent college graduate Alex Kerhli, a former foster youth and a scholarship student since […]

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  • Three Things Being a Dance Dad Taught Me about Leadership

    My 11-year-old daughter participated in competitive dance for the first time last year. It has introduced me to a new world involving costumes, choreography, and more than a little drama. As I reflect on the year, I can’t help but connect what we experienced and what I have learned about management over the last few […]

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  • Murrieta Rotary Awards $8,000 in Grants to Local Schools

    The Rotary’s Clubs annual grants to local schools are made possible through the support and fundraising it does for the annual Murrieta Field of Honor and Patriots Ball, held during Veterans Day week. The award-winning Read 180 program has benefited from Rotary Club support since 2013 and has received a total of $25,000 in that […]

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