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The Courage to Lead: Aaron Gooch

The Courage to Lead: Aaron Gooch

Since he was 12 years old, Aaron Gooch ’21 knew he wanted to play college baseball at a Christian College. Not only did he have a passion for the game, but he also had a love for the Lord.
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Commencement 2019

Commencement 2019

Information about the 2019 Commencement ceremony. Location, schedule and parking information for commencement weekend.
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The New Counterculture

The New Counterculture

Dr. Jim Belcher’s first chapel message at the new Providence Christian College campus in Old Town Pasadena, California.
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Providence Moves to New Campus!

Providence Moves to New Campus!

Providence has a new home! Just three miles south of our current campus in the historic Old Pasadena Playhouse District. The brief video tour demonstrates this amazing new chapter in the history of Providence.
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Apply for Fall 2018 now! Be the next Sarah!

On May 5, 2018, Sarah Bergquist ’18 and her classmates proudly walked across the stage at Commencement and concluded their studies at Providence Christian College. This year’s senior class featured 27 students—the largest assembly of degree candidates in Providence’s history.
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LAW & ORDER: An Avodah

This spring, Providence students were given the opportunity to move beyond the screen and learn what actually happens in the Los Angeles court system.
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Live From The Red Carpet! Studying Film in LA

Professor Armes is an accomplished film editor in Hollywood with a host of film credits including last year’s E! Live from the Red Carpet from all the major awards shows including the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards.
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Christian College Fair Coming to Pasadena

Imagine a high school gym jammed with tables loaded with displays and brochures. Hundreds of people crowd the aisles, bearing backpacks or lugging tote bags. Many are gathered around tables, waiting to talk to well-dressed people wearing name badges. It's crowded,...

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Homeboy Industries: An Avodah

This spring semester, a group of 17 Providence students visited Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles to learn more about the prison system and the challenges of reentry into society for former offenders.
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Brian DeHaan to Lead Athletic Department

Brian DeHaan has been hired as the new Athletic Director at Providence Christian College. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the College after building up the athletic department at Maranatha High School.
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When Faith Comes Full Circle

As a child, Joey Venegas’s life was in a shambles. Born in Pomona, California, Venegas grew up in an impoverished home filled with substance abuse, physical violence, and emotional torment.
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Friendships Built on Faith

Wherever life takes us, we will still be friends. It’s a deep friendship that is built to last because Christ is at the center.
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Senior Spotlight: Melissa Paramo

“Growing up as a Mexican-American I never knew how big of a deal it was to come from immigrant parents until I was older. It’s something that I learned to take pride in especially because I was fighting to not be a mistake or be what society wanted me to be.”
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Silver Screen Countdown

By Sydney Svendsen 3:45 AM, Friday, January 13, 2017. The Marimba ringtone pierces through Julia Lodder’s dream. She lays in disbelief for a moment. Then, realizing what this means, she turns off her alarm and jumps out of bed. Everything that she needs is already...

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Passing the Pirate Hat; Mr. Providence in the Last Two Years

By Presence Massie In its day, S.O.C.A.L. (Student Organized Campus Activities and Leadership from 2014-2016) was a form of student government given the task of representing students to faculty, staff, and administration as well as planning campus-wide events once a...

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The Reformation and The Word

In many Reformed churches, schools, and colleges, we take time to remember and reflect on the Reformation. We recall the great work of God in renewing and purifying his church according to the Word of God.
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Foundations

Pablo "foundation" Garcia is a senior at Providence this year, as well as being one of the founding members of the Providences men's soccer team.
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Jewish Cultural Avodah

The Jewish Cultural Avodah allows students to study Judaism in the historical context of the Bible as well as the tradition and culture of Jews in the 21st century.
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Spring 2016 Dean’s List

Students named to the Dean’s List must have been enrolled full-time and have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the term.
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Did You Hear The Universe?

Students gathered at President Jim Belcher’s house to listen to a presentation entitled “Gravitational Waves” by Dr. Arnold Sikkema.
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Student Spotlight – A Story of Grace: Femi Oyerinde

Olufemi Oyerinde, affectionately referred to as Femi, is a sophomore international student at Providence Christian College. On your first interaction with this young man, you’ll notice his London (England) accent and you’ll discover his passion for apologetics and Reformed theology.
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Providence Hires New Soccer Coach

Providence Christian College is excited to announce Sam Mahtani as the new coach of the men’s and women’s soccer program for the fall of 2015. The Sea Beggars intend to compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). After several years of...

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Providence Launches New Athletics Programs

Providence Christian College is excited to announce the addition of five new sports beginning in Fall 2015. In addition to Sea Beggar Baseball that was launched this fall and the Cross Country program that is already four years old, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and...

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President Jim Belcher Hits the Ground Running at Providence

The campus of Providence Christian College is aflame with activity and ambition upon the arrival of Dr. Jim Belcher, who officially commenced his term as the third president of the College on July 1st 2014. The Belcher family moved in their new home at Atchison Place,...

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Providence Launches Baseball Program

Pasadena, California – Providence Christian College is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Scolinos as Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director at Providence Christian College. The appointment of Scolinos represents a new initiative to establish a collegiate...

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Max Belz Appointed as Director of Experiential Learning

Providence is pleased to announce that Max Belz has been hired as the new director of experiential learning. The position merges experiential learning responsibilities and new programs the college is launching this fall. The primary responsibility will be to develop...

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Student Profile: Colin Beveridge

Before coming to Providence, sophomore Colin Beveridge was at home on the range. In 2012, Beveridge lived in Montana, riding horses and packing mules. “Prior to Providence, I had a real soul-searching attitude,” Beveridge said. Though he liked the open spaces and...

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Student Profile: Danielle Dirksen

Junior Danielle Dirksen had been looking forward to studying abroad since she was in high school. Last fall, she finally got that opportunity by studying at Oxford University through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. “I had always wanted to study...

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Student Profile: Presence Massie

Presence is a first-time freshman from Sierra Vista, AZ. She sat down to share with us how she went about choosing Providence and her time here so far. When you were making a decision about college, what was the overriding factor or what was central to your college...

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Avodah: LA’s Skid Row

A Holistic Healing of Homelessness By Marissa Branson I can’t get the image of her out of my head. It was a Saturday afternoon on the urine-saturated sidewalk in Skid Row. She was lying, passed-out face on the cement with her pants pulled down revealing her half naked...

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Providence Announces New Financial Aid Program For Fall 2014

Since Providence Christian College’s establishment in 2005, its mission has been to equip students for God’s glory and for service to humanity. Starting next fall, students will be even more equipped thanks to Providence’s re-commitment to providing an affordable...

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Providence Welcomes Largest Incoming Class in History

Providence Christian College made history this fall by welcoming the largest class in school history. 29 students hailing from Arizona, California, Texas, Virgina, New Hampshire, and Washington among other places arrived at Providence for the new semester and the new...

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Avodah Immersion: Destination Israel

A group of 22 Sea Beggars made up of professors, staff members, parents, and students went to Israel for three weeks in May for the Avodah Immersion trip. The trip was part of Providence’s signature Avodah program. Usually the program focuses on different cultures and...

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Class of 2013 Graduates

Providence Christian College held its 5th commencement exercises on May 4 at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. 23 seniors walked across the stage after Provost Russ Reeves presented the class to Dr. Dominic Aquila. The class of 2013 is the largest graduating class in...

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Providence Earns Initial Accreditation from WASC

After 8 years of reports and visits, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has granted Providence Christian College initial accreditation. President Dominic Aquila received a letter with the good news from the WASC commission on Monday, March...

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Avodah: Chinese, Mexican and Jewish Culture

Providence emphasizes learning and formation outside the classroom as much as inside it. Because Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, students have ample chances to learn about other cultures and religions. Los Angeles is home to...

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Providence Students Win Film Contest for 2nd Consecutive Year

People have been going to California to make movies for a long time. For the second year in a row, Providence students claimed first prize in the college category in the annual Prairie Grass Film Challenge hosted by Dordt College. Sophomore Johnathan Kruis led the...

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Visits Providence

It’s not every day that you get to meet and hear a lecture by a Pulitzer Prize winner. But if you were at Providence yesterday, you got that chance. Daniel Walker Howe, eminent U.S. historian and author of What Hath God Wrought, spoke on religion in pre-Civil War...

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Students attend Westminster Conference

Last weekend, Providence students had the opportunity to attend the annual Westminster Seminary conference. The topic for 2013 was “The Whole Armor of God: The Belgic Confession and Heidelberg Catechism for today.” Faculty speakers explored the relevance of these...

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Providence Hires Director of Advancement

Providence Christian College is pleased to introduce Michael Kiledjian as the new Director of Advancement. Michael comes to Providence with a broad résumé in development and planned giving. He is a strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, which was evident in...

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Chamber Singers Celebrate Christmas

The Providence Chamber Singers sang their annual Christmas concert at Santa Anita Church on Saturday night. The name of the evening’s performance was Christmas Past, Christmas Future, celebrating both traditional Christmas music and contemporary arrangements,...

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Avodah: Huntington Museum and Mormon Temple

The Civil War, religions born in America, musical satire: just another week at Providence. During the second week of November, students visited the Huntington Library down the street from the Providence campus. The library’s featured exhibit was on the Civil War,...

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Drama Presentation: “A Night of Mix-ups and Make-ups”

During the November 9 visit weekend, the Drama Association put on “A Night of Mix-Ups and Match-Ups,” three scenes from different plays. Resident director Courtney Withington directed the students, while sophomore Rora Melendy oversaw production. Providence students...

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Avodah: Homelessness in Hollywood

Sunset Boulevard. Homelessness. For most people, these two images clash like erroneous notes in a symphony. Yet, it remains a fact that poverty-afflicted members of humanity crowd the streets of Hollywood. On Monday, Oct. 22, students from Providence Christian College...

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Accreditation Team Visits Providence

After much preparation and hard work, the final site visit in pursuing accreditation has come and gone. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) sent a site visiting team to Providence from October 29-31. WASC is the regional accrediting body for public...

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We Are Family

The Student Life department hosted a superb Family Weekend October 19 and 20. Vicky Lootens, of Washington State, visited her granddaughter Taylor ’16 and commented on the “warm hospitality” throughout the weekend. Parents joined the Providence community for chapel on...

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Avodah: Earth Science that Rocks and Rolls

by Shelli Cammenga, ’13 The Avodah program is off to an unforgettable start! Taking full advantage of California’s natural wonders, the Earth Science class spent four days last week touring the Golden State and seeing formations they  had been learning about in the...

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Cross Country Team Runs Season Opener

The 2102 Redlands Invitational once again served as the season opener for Sea Beggar cross country. This fall marks the fourth year of intercollegiate competition at Providence. Keri Whitaker is the head coach of the team, some members of which she’s coached for 3...

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New Students Arrive

For some colleges, orientation means conducting ice breakers and helping students connect their computers. While the first few days at Providence include some of that, students have also been orienting themselves with the valleys and hills of metro Los Angeles. On...

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Students Recount Promising Summers of Work and Service

Even though Providence students have taken a break from their studies over the summer, they haven’t been taking it easy. Many of them have been making the most of their three months away from college. Education students Laura Fobar and Emily De Boer both work at...

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Campus Improvements

Since moving to Pasadena in the summer of 2010, William Carey International University, campus owner and proprietor, has made several big improvements to campus. Most recently, the operations and property services offices have tended to the grounds and taken on big...

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Alumni Spotlight: Where are they now?

Where does a Providence degree take you? What kind of person does Providence produce? What do sea beggars take on after they graduate? Since these are questions that everyone from donors to parents to students asks, we thought we would update you on our graduates....

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Avodah: This is Cambodia

Each year, Providence students explore another country as a part of the Avodah program.  This year, Dr. Steve Kortenhoeven accompanied six students to Cambodia for 11 days. The purpose of these trips is to be fully immersed in the culture of a different culture. The...

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Alumni Spotlight: Lorah Gleason

Since the age of 16, I knew I wanted to teach. Providence ended up being the perfect place for God to prepare me for a career as a teacher. In retrospect, it amazes me to trace all the ways that circumstances worked out through my years of college to get me ready for...

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Providence Appoints Interim President

Providence Christian College’s board of trustees has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Dominic A. Aquila as the college’s interim president, effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Aquila brings a combination of academic and administrative experience in various...

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Providence Restructures Academic Programs

By Max Belz On Monday May 1, the Providence Board of Trustees announced a restructuring of the academic program. Starting this fall, Providence will offer a Liberal Studies major with eight concentrations. Students will choose a minimum of two concentrations to...

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Providence Receives $1 Million Matching Gift

Providence Christian College is pleased to announce the receipt of a $1,000,000 matching gift pledge toward the Providence Promise Campaign.  This anonymous gift is the second $1,000,000 gift the college has received in the past month and demonstrates the Lord’s...

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Providence Celebrates 4th Graduating Class

On May 5, Providence Christian College held its 4th Commencement Exercises on campus in Franson Hall. Dr. Esther Meek of Geneva College delivered an address titled “It’s a Wonder-Full Life.” She encouraged the students to cultivate a sense of wonder and to be present...

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On The Town in L.A.: A Student Guide

When visitors hear that Providence is near L.A., most think of walking downtown Hollywood; seeing the stars, the Chinese Theater, the Hollywood sign, and maybe heading over to Beverly Hills. Those more familiar with the L.A. area might think of the famous Ferris Wheel...

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Out and About in Pasadena: A Student Guide

What’s not to love about going to college in a beautiful and historic town like Pasadena? Junior student Shelli Cammenga takes a look at the great things in Pasadena that Providence students love to do. Any visitor to Providence will likely hear the phrase “lots of...

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Avodah: Jewish Culture

A well-dressed group of college students stood waiting in the cool night air. Outfitted in dress clothes, they appeared as if they were going to church. Last Friday night, however, they attended a Shabbat service. This excursion on the evening of Feb. 3, 2012 was one...

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Education in Community: The Providence Clubs Program

The mission of Providence Christian College is not only to ground students in knowledge, but to provide opportunities for them to take their knowledge and engage the world around them. As students learn that God can be glorified in many ways, Providence’s Club program...

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Sea Beggars by the Numbers

Sea Beggars by the Numbers 71 Students 7:1 Student to Faculty ratio 12 states 3 provinces 2 foreign countries 37% Male 63% Female 68% Reformed Top 5 States and Provinces California (54%), Arizona (13%), Michigan (7%), Alberta (7%), British Columbia (5%) Freshmen...

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MLK Day of Service

Though classes were held on Martin Luther King day this year, the annual tradition of service continued. Both a morning and afternoon group of students with gloves and trash bags set out to clean the campus.  “We just wanted to get out and help make the campus look a...

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Spring Avodah Excursions Announced

Check out some of the great excursions our students will take this semester! Not sure what an Avodah is? Read more about what it is and why the Avodah Program is such an important (and exciting!) part of the Providence experience. Spring 2012 Avodah Excursions...

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Providence Chorale: One Voice, One Message of Glory

With one voice and one message, the Providence Chorale started off the Christmas season with three concerts this past weekend. Singing songs in a variety of styles, both modern and classical, and in a number of languages including Latin and German, every audience...

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Students Attend Theological Conference

On November 16 Dr. Ryan McIlhenny and Dr. Scott Swanson accompanied twelve Providence students for the seven-hour drive to San Francisco for the Evangelical Theological Society Conference. The conference lasted for three days and was held in the downtown Marriott...

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Drama Association Performs “Antigone”

The Providence Drama Association completed a weekend run of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone on November 5. The powerful performance brought some audience members to tears and left the crowd with weighty questions about responsibility and freedom. The play is also a classic...

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Friends of Providence Continue Generous Support

Providence Christian College has been greatly blessed through the past years with generous donors who provide gifts of time, money, and prayers in support of our mission. Saturday evening, October 29, 2011 Providence hosted a banquet for a group of our donors from the...

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Avodah to Getty Villa in Malibu

The amazing thing about Avodah excursions is that they are part of the Providence student job description. I realized as we were driving up the Pacific Coast Highway, breathing in salt-water air and watching pelicans swoop down to meet swelling waves, that we were...

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Avodah to LA Philharmonic: Significance of a Symphony

After seeing the outside of the Walt Disney Concert hall on their many previous excursions into LA, a group of students were finally able  to experience what goes on inside during a recent Avodah to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. All would agree it was a night to...

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Sea Beggar Athletics: Building A Tradition

Sea Beggar Athletics: Building a Tradition  Realizing the importance of athletics as we build a holistic educational program, three years ago Providence started a men’s and women’s cross country team.  Under the leadership of Keri Whitaker, the cross country team has...

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Avodah to Islamic Mosques

Saturday October 15th, Providence students went on an Avodah to visit two Islamic mosques in Los Angeles, CA. The purpose was to learn more about the religion of Islam as well as the presence of Islam in Southern California. Students visited the Islamic Center of...

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Providence Hosts Family Weekend

From California to Washington, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters recently traveled to Providence to experience college life with their children, grandchildren and siblings. Every year, Family Weekend is a much anticipated event and this year was no...

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Avodah: Reagan Library

President Ronald Reagan once said, “Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” In his case, he may have considered his Presidential Library as one of the rewards. On September...

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Godfrey Addresses Providence Community in Convocation Ceremony

Thursday morning August 25, at 10:00 AM, the Providence community gathered in the Sovereign Grace sanctuary for the college’s annual convocation. Fresh off of the successful defense of his dissertation, dean of student life and assistant professor of education Dr....

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Providence Celebrates Third Commencement

On Saturday May 7, Providence Christian College held its third commencement exercises in Latourette Hall. 10 students graduated. This year’s graduation ceremony was the first ever held on Providence’s campus. The last two years, graduation was off campus due to space...

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2010 Grad Reflects on the Worth of a Providence Education

It has been more than eight months since my graduation from Providence last year. These eight months have given me a great deal of time to reflect on my Providence education and to ask myself the simple question, “Was it worth it?”  Was it worth the expense of a...

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Providence Chorale Presents a Christmas Concert

The Providence Chorale Association is pleased to invite the How community to Schulkinder attend a Christmas concert on Saturday, A December 11 hosted by the United Reformed Church in wholesale nfl jerseys Ontario, CA. We would wholesale mlb jerseys love to see our old...

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Drama Association Performs “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

By Max Belz  A crowd of over 250 people turned out for the Providence Drama Association’s inaugural full-length play in the past two weekends. The play was A Midsummer Night’s cheap nfl jerseys Dream and it followed two semesters of smaller productions of one act...

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Freshmen Students Arrive for Fall Orientation

By Max Belz, Admissions Counselor Two leather suitcases and a box records sitting on the pavement Freshment students began arriving with their families on Friday, bringing with them everything they might need to make their room feel like home away from home. On...

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Pasadena Bound!

“Pasadena wholesale jerseys bound!” wholesale jerseys It’s cheap jerseys a Csu phrase What typically Buy associated with college football, bowl games, and the run-up to the “Grand-daddy of them all,” the Rose Bowl. This year, the phrase takes on new significance for...

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