Point Loma Nazarene University

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Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a private Christian liberal arts college with its main campus on the Point Loma oceanfront in San Diego, California.wikipedia
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Phineas F. Bresee

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The college was founded by several female laypersons in the Church of the Nazarene with the assistance of Phineas F. Bresee, co-founder of the Nazarene Church in Los Angeles.
Phineas F. Bresee (December 31, 1838 – November 13, 1915) was the primary founder of the Church of the Nazarene, and founding president of Point Loma Nazarene University.

Point Loma, San Diego

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Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a private Christian liberal arts college with its main campus on the Point Loma oceanfront in San Diego, California.
The Lomaland site is now the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University.

Pasadena, California

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In 1910, it was renamed Nazarene University and, against the wishes of Jackson Deets and the advice of Nazarene General Superintendent John W. Goodwin, the college moved to the Hugus Ranch property in Pasadena, California.
Point Loma Nazarene University was located in Pasadena for many years before relocating to San Diego County, and retained the names Pasadena University and Pasadena College.

Orval J. Nease

One, Orval J. Nease, was president of his alma mater from 1928 to 1933.
Orval John Nease (1891–1950) was a minister, Nazarene General Superintendent, and president of Pasadena College.

Jim Bond

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He came into the position of General Superintendent from the presidency of Point Loma Nazarene University, a position he held for 14 years.

Lomaland

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The sculptor, Reginald Machell, was educated in England, but moved to Lomaland in 1896.
The facility was important to the growing city of San Diego for its cultural offerings, and it left a lasting legacy in its campus (now Point Loma Nazarene University) which still retains many of the unique architectural features of the original Lomaland.

Church of the Nazarene

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The college was founded by several female laypersons in the Church of the Nazarene with the assistance of Phineas F. Bresee, co-founder of the Nazarene Church in Los Angeles. It was founded in 1902 as a Bible college by the Church of the Nazarene. Notable alumni include Edward J. Blakely, educator and researcher on urban and suburban issues, James Dobson, prominent evangelical psychologist, Greg Laswell, musician and producer, and Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, noted Nazarene theologian.
The regional colleges are Canada Region for Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta, Eastern USA Region for Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) in Quincy, Massachusetts, North Central USA Region for MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) in Olathe, Kansas, East Central USA Region for Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Northwest USA Region for Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) in Nampa, Idaho, Central USA Region for Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) in Bourbonnais, Illinois, Southwest USA Region for Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego, California, South Central USA Region for Southern Nazarene University (SNU) in Bethany, Oklahoma, Southeast USA Region for Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Venture Center

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The Pasadena campus was later purchased by the U.S. Center for World Mission.
In 1976 Dr. Winter founded the U.S. Center for World Mission, now called Venture Center on the former Nazarene University campus in Pasadena.

San Diego

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Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a private Christian liberal arts college with its main campus on the Point Loma oceanfront in San Diego, California.
Private non-profit colleges and universities in the city include the University of San Diego (USD), Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), National University's San Diego campus, University of Redlands' School of Business San Diego campus, Brandman University's San Diego campus, San Diego Christian College, and John Paul the Great Catholic University.

California Western School of Law

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In 1968, California Western changed its name to United States International University and moved to Scripps Ranch, while the California Western School of Law retained its old name and relocated from its Point Loma location to downtown in 1973.
Point Loma Nazarene University currently occupies the Point Loma site.

Edgar Ellyson

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In later years, he would become president of Pasadena College, Olivet Nazarene College, Trevecca Nazarene, and Bresee College.

Henry Orton Wiley

H. Orton Wiley
In 1910, Wiley was elected dean of the Deets Pacific Bible College under President Phineas F. Bresee.

John W. Goodwin

In 1910, it was renamed Nazarene University and, against the wishes of Jackson Deets and the advice of Nazarene General Superintendent John W. Goodwin, the college moved to the Hugus Ranch property in Pasadena, California.
After moving to California in 1905, he joined the Church of the Nazarene and assisted Phineas F. Bresee in the founding of Pacific Bible College.

James Dobson

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Notable alumni include Edward J. Blakely, educator and researcher on urban and suburban issues, James Dobson, prominent evangelical psychologist, Greg Laswell, musician and producer, and Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, noted Nazarene theologian.
He attended Pasadena College (now Point Loma Nazarene University) as an undergraduate and served as captain of the school's tennis team.

Greg Laswell

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Notable alumni include Edward J. Blakely, educator and researcher on urban and suburban issues, James Dobson, prominent evangelical psychologist, Greg Laswell, musician and producer, and Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, noted Nazarene theologian.
He moved to San Diego in 1993 and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Ed Blakely

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Notable alumni include Edward J. Blakely, educator and researcher on urban and suburban issues, James Dobson, prominent evangelical psychologist, Greg Laswell, musician and producer, and Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, noted Nazarene theologian.
Blakely earned his B.A., from the University of California at Riverside, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, a master of management from Point Loma Nazarene University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Fred J. Shields

Two were presidents of the Eastern Nazarene College: Fred J. Shields and Floyd W. Nease, 1919-1923 and 1924-1930, respectively.
Shields earned his bachelor's degree from the Nazarene University in 1915 and master's degrees from the University of Southern California and Harvard University.

Northwest Nazarene University

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The fourth, David Alexander, has been president of Northwest Nazarene since 2008.
While the college's first president, elected in 1916, was H. Orton Wiley of Pasadena University, Fred J. Shields filled in as acting president before leaving for the Eastern Nazarene College in 1919, while Wiley finished his graduate work.

Edward F. Walker

E. F. Walker
He pastored Los Angeles First and Pasadena First Nazarene churches in addition to serving as president of Olivet University from 1915 to 1916 and Pasadena University from 1917 to 1918.

Russell V. DeLong

DeLong later served as president of Pasadena College, from 1957 to 1960.

Katherine Tingley

Before it served as the Point Loma Nazarene University campus, the area was the location of a Theosophical commune run by Katherine Tingley.
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Mildred Bangs Wynkoop

Notable alumni include Edward J. Blakely, educator and researcher on urban and suburban issues, James Dobson, prominent evangelical psychologist, Greg Laswell, musician and producer, and Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, noted Nazarene theologian.
Two years later, she followed Wiley to Pasadena College, (now Point Loma Nazarene University) to complete her bachelor's degrees.

Darrel R. Falk

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Notable faculty members include Frank G. Carver, Wesleyan Center Scholar in Residence, Darrel R. Falk, author of Coming to Peace with Science and director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute outreach program, Michael Lodahl.
He is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University and is the past president and a current senior advisor with BioLogos Foundation,

William De Los Santos

William De Los Santos, Author, Poet, Screenwriter and Motion-Picture Director (enrolled as William Hilbert).
De Los Santos attended Chaffey High School in Ontario, California and Point Loma College in San Diego, California where he played basketball.

Hoku

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Hoku, singer and daughter of the late Don Ho studied business at PLNU briefly, but left during her first semester.
Hoku was attending Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, dropping her last name when she moved from Hawaii, when she was offered a $300,000 contract from Geffen Records.