PLNU Alum Provides Dental Care and Killer Coffee Through Cura Coffee

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In 2002, the summer after his first year in dental school, PLNU alum Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick traveled to Nicaragua and had his first experience in hands-on dentistry. It was a deeply meaningful experience but he had no idea then that he would return years later and eventually help establish five dental clinics and a coffee company to help sustain the care.

PLNU Students, Faculty and Staff Celebrate Hope, Goodwill and Bi-national Understanding

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This past weekend, hundreds of individuals gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border for “La Posada Sin Fronteras,” an event held each year at Christmastime at Friendship Park along the San Ysidro/Tijuana border. “La Posada” is a tradition that has been celebrated in Mexico going back as far as 400 years, where people go from door to door asking for lodging and being denied, recreating the journey of Joseph and Mary.