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Andrew Atakpo '15

Home Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Business Administration

Favorite place on campus: Grace Hall Patio
Favorite CLU Activity: Let it Snow Club LU event

"My favorite thing about CLU is truly the people. Everyone that attends school here as well as works here is so friendly caring. I chose CLU because of the people and the countless opportunities and events that take place on campus."

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Grant Bagne '18

Home Town: Placentia, CA
Major: Business Administration

Favorite place on campus: Wennes Meditation Chapel
Favorite CLU Activity: Intramural Sports Hall Cup Tournment

"My favorite thing about Cal Lutheran is the sense of community.  The quality of the students I have met at this school are the outstanding and the friendships I have made will be life lasting.  Everybody seems so happy, and the staff and faculty give individualized attention and make students feel special.  Cal Lutheran is a great place for students to discover their purpose."

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Anna Berg '17

Home Town: Thousand Oaks, CA
Major: Biochemistry

Favorite place on campus: Wennes Meditation Chapel
Favorite CLU Activity: Scandinavian Festival 

"I am grateful for the opportunities that CLU has offered me. I appreciate teachers that care about me, classes that invigorate me, and an environment that inspires me."

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Kirsten Brock '16

Home Town: Litchfield, MN
Major: Communication & Art

Favorite place on campus: Woken Walk & The Running Trails to Cross on Mt. Clef Ridge
Favorite CLU Activity: CLU Athletics Events

"I am so happy to be part of the CLU community. All of the people here, and the opportunities available on campus, have made me feel so at home and excited for my future."

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Henry Bulmer '17

Home Town: Valencia, CA
Major: Criminal Justice

Favorite place on campus: The CLU Rocks
Favorite CLU Activity: Hanging out with Friends

"I love the openness and friendliness among students."

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Katie Carroll '14

Home Town: Yakima, WA
Major: Liberal Studies

Favorite place on campus: Poulson Tennis Center
Favorite CLU Activity: Service Day

"I love Cal Lutheran because it is a second home for me. I am always surrounded by people who care about and support me in whatever I want to do."

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Bryson Contrades '18

Home Town: Ewa Beach, HI
Major: Business Administration

Favorite place on campus: Starbucks
Favorite CLU Activity: The Student Support Services SOAR Program

"I fell in love with CLU because of the genuine kidness I experienced while visiting. CLU has become a second home full of opportunities, enthusiasm and success. I have experienced full on support from friends, faculty and staff and couldn't ask for a better place to continue my education."

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Andrea Delgadillo '18

Home Town: San Francisco, CA
Major: Business Administration

Favorite place on campus: The CLU Rocks
Favorite CLU Activity: The InCLUsive Overnight Program

"I fell in love with CLU because of the genuine kidness I experienced while visiting. CLU has become a second home full of opportunities, enthusiasm and success. I have experienced full on support from friends, faculty and staff and couldn't ask for a better place to continue my education."

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Sarah Delgado '17

Home Town: La Mirada, CA
Major: Multimedia

Favorite place on campus: Starbucks
Favorite CLU Activity: Homecoming Carnival

"It's the simplest things that remind me daily that I made the right decision in choosing Cal Lutheran. The campus possesses a unique energy that immediately makes you feel welcome."

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Andres Elvira '18

Home Town: Porter Ranch, CA
Major: History

Favorite place on campus: Regals Way
Favorite CLU Activity: Planning Events for the ASCLUG Programs Board

"One of the most admirable qualities about Cal Lutheran is its large emphasis on diversity and embracing all types of cultures and traditions. CLU fosters an environment that promotes multicultural awareness, in a community that greets all people with open arms and open hearts."

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Sarah Girgis '18

Home Town: San Diego, CA
Major: Marketing Communication

Favorite place on campus: The Forrest Fitness Center
Favorite CLU Activity: Improv

"The people that Cal Lutheran attracts and admits are what makes this school so special.  Everyone's friendliness goes beyond a simple hello when you run into a classmate at Jamba Juice or need a seat in the library when it's packed during finals week. The people here make it not only a campus, but a community. "

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Diana Hernandez '16

Home Town: Ojai, CA
Major: Psychology

Favorite place on campus: Kingsmen Park
Favorite CLU Activity: The InCLUsive Overnight Program

"My favorite thing about Cal Lutheran is the individual attention you receive from your professors and the student population. All the professors take the time to know your name and take an interest in your life, and the students are all friendly open to meeting new people. It is impossible not make friends here at CLU!"

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Christopher Jelloian '16

Home Town: Chatsworth, CA
Major: Physics

Favorite place on campus: Ullman Commons
Favorite CLU Activity: Painting the CLU Rocks

"Cal Lutheran is such a special place. The professors are truly interested in each student’s progress and are committed to helping students achieve their academic and career goals. I learned more than I thought possible my first semester here, and the more I learn, the more I want to know."

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Kim Jensen '16

Home Town: Oro Valley, AZ
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Favorite place on campus: Samuelson Chapel
Favorite CLU Activity: Common Ground & Improv

"The size of the campus is what really drew me to Cal Lutheran, that and the physical beauty of campus; I love hiking to the cross. I also love how my professors take an interest in my success and personally see that I am taking the steps to make my dreams and goals a reality. I have discovered how small the world really is by coming to Cal Lutheran and the connections this small world brings through Cal Lutheran are unimaginable."

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Natalie Kalamdaryan '16

Home Town: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Communication & Music Production

Favorite place on campus: The TV & Recording Studio
Favorite CLU Activity: The Need: Open Mic Night

"Cal Lutheran is truly one of a kind.  Some of the things that make Cal Lutheran so wonderful are the caring professors, the plethora of opportunities available to students, and the community the school has done such a great job of creating. Not only does Cal Lutheran offer a great education, it also gives students all the necessary tools to succeed after graduating. "

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Karly Loberg '16

Home Town: Carlsbad, CA
Major: Psychology

Favorite place on campus: Kingsmen Park
Favorite CLU Activity: Intramural Sports

" I have always loved being outdoors and the fresh air.  Cal Lutheran provided a campus that is everything I ever wanted.  Not only did I get plenty of grass, but the small class sizes allow me to get to know everyone in my class and my professors really well."

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Josie McDaniel '16

Home Town: San Marcos, CA
Major: Art

Favorite place on campus: The Cross on Mt. Clef Ridge
Favorite CLU Activity: Homecoming & Family Weekend

"Cal Lutheran has quickly become a second and much loved home for me. The people are friendly and inviting, the professors are helpful and supportive, and there are amazing opportunities for everyone. You can tell that the students genuinely care about the school, and the Cal Lutheran really cares about its' students."

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Taylor McMaster '16

Home Town: Newberg, OR
Major: Marketing Communication

Favorite place on campus: Kingsmen Park
Favorite CLU Activity: CLU Athletic Events

"Coming to Cal Lutheran has been an adventure in itself. The friends I’ve made, the experiences I have had, the connections that have been presented, and the things I have learned have helped open my eyes to what the world has to offer. It has truly been an enriching experience thus far, and I know I will only continue to grow and expand my horizons as my journey continues here at Cal Lutheran."

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Christopher Otmar '16

Home Town: Monterey, CA
Major: Communication

Favorite place on campus: Falde Plaza
Favorite CLU Activity: Field Day


"Cal Lutheran has something for everyone, and the University is truly invested in each student’s individual talents and interests. The unique community feel, small class sizes, and the chance to get to know the professors on campus gives Cal Lutheran the ideal college atmosphere."

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Paige Pensivy '16

Home Town: Las Vegas, NV
Major: Psychology

Favorite place on campus: Kingsmen Park
Favorite CLU Activity: Homecoming & Family Weekend


"I chose CLU because it's down to earth, you get amazing connections with your teachers, and because of the amazing community."

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Katrina Petty '17

Home Town: Santa Rosa, CA
Major: Communication

Favorite place on campus: The Cross on Mt. Clef Ridge
Favorite CLU Activity: Common Ground


"The people, the faculty and staff, and the welcoming environment make Cal Lutheran special. It feels like another home. Students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and gain new perspectives daily, creating the foundation for a fulfilling life."

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Christina Sharkey '17

Home Town: San Francisco, CA
Major: Biology

Favorite place on campus: Kingsmen Park & The Pearson Library
Favorite CLU Activity: Club Lu Events


"Cal Lutheran is filled with positive and cheerful people. I chose the school because I love the community-feel of the campus and the endless amount of opportunities that students have to improve their academic experience."

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Anna Shepardson '17

Home Town: Lancaster, CA
Major: Psychology

Favorite place on campus: The Samuelson Chapel
Favorite CLU Activity: Working in the Chub Hub (residence hall front desk)


"I love Cal Lutheran! I love the people and the small town atmosphere. I decided to attend this school, because it was the perfect fit for me. The Zumba classes, the professors, the residence hall gatherings- are all reasons why CLU rocks!"

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Charmaine Shih '18

Home Town: Hong Kong
Major: Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

Favorite place on campus: Jack's Corner
Favorite CLU Activity: Improv & Painting the CLU Rocks


"Cal Lutheran is a place that not only drives us to succeed in our education but also flourish as individuals. We are able to push ourselves academically since we are offered such a wide range of classes. We are given many opportunities to find and to learn more about ourselves as individuals in this world, not only through our classes but also through our diverse student body. With such diversity on campus we are exposed to many different sets of cultures and beliefs that help us on our journey to finding ourselves. Personally I think that the most important concept that we are taught is to discover our purpose as individuals in everywhere that we go and in every situation that we are in."

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Alec Sprague '18

Home Town: Chula Vista, CA
Major: Communication

Favorite place on campus: The Student Support Services Office
Favorite CLU Activity: Intramural Sports


"When deciding what College to attend, I knew that I wanted a strong sense of community, which is exactly what Cal Lu has to offer. The school makes everyone feel welcome, it is an overwhelming presence that is felt around the campus. This school not only gives students the tools to succeed in life, but the guidance to effectively use these tools. I love Cal Lu, and going here is one of the best decisions that I have made. "

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Lili Strasser '15

Home Town: Santa Rosa, CA
Major: Marketing Communication

Favorite place on campus: William Rolland Stadium
Favorite CLU Activity: Intramural Sports


"The community that is built here at Cal Lutheran is unlike any other. This school has introduced me to so many amazing people, both peers and staff members, that I will forever be grateful for."

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Tess Tait '18

Home Town: Ventura, CA
Major: Theology & Christian Leadership

Favorite place on campus: The Cross on Mt. Clef Ridge
Favorite CLU Activity: Common Ground

"I have so much love for CLU. I've dreamed about attending here since the 8th grade because of the community, size and atmosphere. It's truly a second home. I'm so thankful for all of the opportunities this school offers, and all the people here that care and encourage me."


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Talia Van Wingerden '18

Home Town: Carpinteria, CA
Major: Marketing Communication

Favorite place on campus: The Hike to the Cross on Mt. Clef Ridge
Favorite CLU Activity: Intramural Sports & Zumba Classes


"Cal Lutheran feels like home. I love the community feel and everybody is so friendly! The campus is beautiful and the class sizes are perfect where you can have a great relationship with your caring professors. This school will prepare you for graduation and beyond because they truly want a bright future for all of their students. I have learned I have an endless amount of opportunity and I will have Cal Lutheran's support throughout my journey."

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Cesar Velazquez '16

Home Town: Commerce, CA
Major: Psychology

Favorite place on campus: The Cross on Mt. Clef Ridge
Favorite CLU Activity: Playfair from New Student Orientation & Improv


"My favorite thing about CLU is definitely the people. No matter where you are on the campus everybody is willing to help you out and is friendly as can be. The school is so welcoming it is a perfect home away from home."

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Carlee Wood '17

Home Town: San Diego, CA
Major: Communication

Favorite place on campus: The swingset in Buth Park
Favorite CLU Activity: Improv


"Cal Lutheran offers the individual attention every student deserves, both in and out of the classroom. The amazing amount of support and opportunities here not only help you succeed in classes of your chosen major, but also to become more a more well-rounded person overall!"

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