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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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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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Chris Hanna '17

Home Town: Ventura, CA
Major: Communication & Theatre Arts

Favorite place on campus: Kingsmen Park
Favorite CLU Activity: Improv

"I chose CLU because it is dedicated to helping you find your vocation instead of just pushing you through your 4 years. The faculty truly care here, and the community is tightly knit and welcoming!"

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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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Kim Jensen '16

Home Town: Oro Valley, AZ
Major: Biochemistry

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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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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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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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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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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Ana Wright '16

Home Town: Fort Madison, IA
Major: Sociology

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

"College is a journey of not only education, but of finding ourselves as well. Here at Cal Lutheran, the diversity of students and faculty, and the University's strong sense of community, paves the way to a fullfilling life and career."

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