Become a better reader, writer, and speaker.
Study a wide range of voices to become an incisive thinker, effective communicator, and imaginative writer.
I decided to go into 英语 because my main goal is to become a teacher. Since coming to PUC, I have been welcomed, challenged, and pushed to be a better student. The department is so welcoming and is made up of some of the kindest and most genuine people I know. We’re all close and I know I can always turn to someone and get help or a positive interaction.
The department of 英语 at Pacific Union College held its first annual Emerging Voices of the Pacific Union essay contest. The contest began on March 12 to high school students from Seventh-day Adventist academies or junior academies in Arizona, 加州, 夏威夷, 内华达, 和犹他州.
Since leaving PUC, I’ve been volunteering, 实习, and now I am working as the Youth Programs Developer at the San Jose Children’s Museum. During my time in the M.A. 程序, I was president of my 程序’s professional student association and helped in planning, 策划, 建筑, and opening SFSU’s new museum space, The Global Museum, 在校园.
美岛绿Yoshimura, who graduated from PUC in 2012, never knew her 英语 and 西班牙语 double major would take her to where she is now: working as a digital media associate in the communications office at Stanford University.
莉斯里维拉, who graduated from the department of 英语 in 2008, is the writer behind the abridged children’s version of Disney’s 椰子树 and the Youtube Premium show Me and My Grandma. As a successful freelance TV writer and aspiring TV show creator, Rivera shares that her journey took a lot of trial and error.
We sat down (via email) to ask PUC alumnus, Britney Daniel, about her post-undergrad experiences. Britney Daniel is now a seventh grade 英语 teacher at a public school.
A 2009 alumnus of PUC, Andrea Rivas Perry has a passion for teaching. After graduating, she earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and taught at Hinsdale Adventist Academy in Illinois for a few years. She then moved to the West Coast and now teaches six classes at Central Valley Christian Academy, and as a previous elementary school teacher and current high school teacher, Perry says that teaching gives her life purpose.
I took a year off and ended up teaching preschool (sort of by accident), then went to law school at University of Oregon and graduated last May. Since October, I’ve been working in Coos County, Oregon, as a deputy district attorney. This was always my ultimate goal, and it has really been a dream come true.
I was a double major; I studied 英语 with an emphasis in writing, and history with an emphasis in American history. So, lots of reading and writing! I mostly enjoyed being able to spend an afternoon reading, even if it was reading required books.