Sundoulos - Fall 2006

Alumni Focus

by Rick Bee

In a recent meeting of Biola’s University Planning Group, which includes the vice presidents, deans, and senior level administrators, I was reminded of the important role that Talbot plays in the education of students across the entire university.

Our discussion centered on the critical upcoming expansion of the Myers Hall facility. This new building will house all of Talbot’s faculty and administration in one location, as well as much-needed additional classrooms. The new facilities for Talbot are strategic, for at the heart of Biola is our profound passion for the Word of God and the training of every student in its truths.

What was most interesting to me during the meeting was the reminder that Talbot plays such a key role in ensuring the sound biblical doctrine that is taught throughout the university. Whether preparing to be nurses, business executives, pastors, or media professionals in film and television, all Biola students complete 30 units of Bible provided by the Talbot Bible department.

As a graduate or friend of Talbot, I’m sure you agree that holding firm to sound biblical doctrine is essential if we are to ensure that Biola graduates are prepared to defend and extend their faith. This mission remains central to the work of Talbot and Biola University. It is the support of friends like you that make possible the work of Talbot in training the next generation of Christian leaders. Thank you for your willingness to partner with us in this way.

If you or someone you know would be interested in knowing more about how they might support Talbot through the new Myers expansion, or support our students through the Talbot Scholarship Fund, you can find our more at Or you can contact us here in the alumni office at (562) 903-4737. We look forward to hearing from you.

Rick Bee
Biola ’79, Talbot ’90, ‘01
Senior Director of Alumni Relations

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639