Each year PLNU publishes its Annual Report to provide details of the financial year in review. This year the theme of the report is Transformed for Transformation.


“The theme of this Annual Report tells our story in light of the national story: PLNU, together with our students, is in the process of being transformed so we may now serve as transformational change-agents,” said President Brower.


Transformed for Transformation is a project created to highlight and celebrate all of the hard work PLNU has put in over the last few years to be a thought leader in higher education.


BH0B8571-copyTo demonstrate how the university has been transformed and how it plans on continuing this legacy of transformation, students were asked to testify their personal stories of how they have been transformed and how they plan to be transformational.


Senior Ravi Smith was one of the many students interviewed for the Annual Report. Smith began his life as an orphaned child in Calcutta and was eventually adopted by an American-Canadian couple. Together, Smith and his new family traveled all around the world before he finally ended up at PLNU. Over his years at PLNU, Smith shared he has been blessed by wonderful friends, professors, classes, and experiences, including serving the homeless in downtown San Diego.


“I’ve been transformed by seeing the love of God demonstrated by the people in my life,” said Smith.



Through Smith’s transformative experiences at PLNU, he has been inspired to serve and be transformational in the lives of others. In the future, Smith plans on becoming a neurologist and hopes to return one day to his hometown, Calcutta, to help those who are suffering. Smith gives all glory to God for the transformation that has taken place in his life.


To hear more stories of transformation, watch the video above or click here to read the Annual Report.


Video by Drew Renaud.

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