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Two Adventist Universities Unite as Southwestern Adventist University and Sahmyook University Sign Exchange Agreement

On Nov. 4, 2022, Southwestern Adventist University president Ana Patterson welcomed Sahmyook University president Il Mok Kim and director of international Education Jae Wook Yang to campus. They met to sign a three-year exchange agreement.


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PUC Offers St. Helena High Students Groundbreaking Conservation Technology Course

Pacific Union College has launched a groundbreaking collaboration with St. Helena High School, giving students the opportunity to learn how technology is applied to the environmental challenges they face in their own local communities and beyond – including severe drought and wildfires. The 10-week class will meet in person on PUC’s campus and provides the students with the chance to earn college credit. 


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The Spiritual Discipline of Gratitude

Like you, I have challenges in my life. At times they have threatened to overwhelm me. But I have a spiritual discipline of gratitude that is giving me the strength to overcome them. My overcoming involves being able to trust God more and live by the truth that I am loved by God, He is my provider, and I don’t have to know all the steps in my future. When it’s time, He’ll reveal the next step.


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The 2022 NAD Year-End Meeting Closes with Together in Mission

To start day six of the 2022 Year-End Meeting for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD), attendees saw video reports from both ASi and Oakwood University. On the heels of these inspiring videos came a review of policy revisions, led by Jorge Ramirez, undersecretary for the NAD.


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Together in Worship: Time with God During the 2022 NAD Year-End Meetings

Though the theme for the 2022 Year-End Meetings for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD) is “Together in Mission,” the church leaders gathered were also together in worship each morning. These worship sessions began with hymns, scripture, and special music before the sermon, each day presented by a different speaker.


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Southern Adventist University Alum Inducted into TICUA Hall of Fame

This month, the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) announced its 2022 Hall of Fame inductees, including Southern Adventist University alum and long-time physician Robert Bowers. A 1957 biology graduate, Bowers embodies his alma mater’s values and commitment to serving others generously.


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Andrews University Communication Professor Receives Leadership Award

On Oct. 15, 2022, at the Society of Adventist Communicators’ (SAC) 33rd annual convention in Columbia, Maryland, Daniel Weber, assistant professor of photography at Andrews University, was awarded the SAC Leadership Award for a decade of outstanding servant leadership.


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Pacific Union College Appoints Joy Hirdler Vice President for Financial Administration

Pacific Union College is pleased to announce Joy Hirdler as its new vice president for financial administration. Hirdler, a PUC alum, has served in various finance roles for more than 15 years at Seventh-day Adventist institutions across the nation, including nearly five years at PUC in a position that’s now known as associate vice president for financial administration.