Alumni Update November 2015

This month’s update includes a teacher and a baseball coordinator of the year! Share your news here and/or in Pacific magazine by checking out

Chris Cumiford (MA ’12) received the Tulare County Teacher of the Year award in October 2015.

Brittany Baker (BA ’11) is a missions teacher, librarian and coach at Capital Christian High School, Sacramento, CA.

Joe Benge (FS ’11) was named the Minor League Coordinator of the Year for 2015 by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society for his work with the Tampa Bay Rays. More at

Colette Wilson-Nwonye (MA ’10) accepted a third term as District I Director for the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) Sacramento Chapter, as well as second term as Education Chair for the AWP Fresno Chapter. Colette will also facilitate Generational Diversity for the Leadership Advantage Seminars (LAS) on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Fresno Pacific University North Campus.

Lilia Gonzales Chavez (MA ’08) has been appointed by Governor Brown to the California State Summer School for the Arts Board of Trustees. More at

Tiffany Sarkisian Rodriquez (BA ’05) is a communication studies instructor at Clovis Community College.








Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations