Freshman Connection

Where you plug into friendship, purpose, and truth

  • Why: It's a great opportunity to:
    • make friends with freshmen with like hearts
    • discover your purpose for life in college and beyond
    • learn relevant and applicable truths for your life
    • eat FREE food
  • When: Wednesdays, 7:30 pm
  • Where: Office of Religious Life Room 104
  • Contact:

Our Student Leaders

Aileen Chao

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Music Composition
Favorite Verse: James 1:2-4
Most Embarrassing Freshman Story: I started a caffeine habit. I guess that's not memorable or embarrassing though.

Luke Stevens

Hometown: Everywhere
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite Verse: 1 Samuel 12:20
Most Embarrassing Freshman Story: Midway through spring semester, I once walked into one of my classes and sat down, waiting for it to start. I didn't realize I was in the wrong class until a few minutes into the lecture! I probably got some wierd looks as I collected my things and walked out at the very beginning of class.

Diego Cervantes

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Biochemistry
Favorite Verse: Lamentations 3:21-23
Most Embarrassing Freshman Story: I lived in Marks Hall and as I was going to the bathroom one night a guy wearing pajamas and one of those powdered wigs from the 1700s was walking door to door knocking. Someone opened their door and the wig-guy asked, “Hey can I please remove your window screen, I need to grab something.” The wig-dude went over to the window and removed the screen, stepped out onto the ledge outside the window, bent over, and then jumped back in with a book he had dropped from the floor above. I still don't know why he was wearing a wig.

Brianne Low

Hometown: South Pasadena, CA
Major: Chemical Engineering
Favorite Verse: Philippians 1:21
Most Embarrassing Freshman Story: I was driving a car of fellow freshmen to Lake Arrowhead for a retreat and we went to the wrong address. When I tried to back out, my car got stuck in a snow bank. It was truly a miracle from God that we got out and safely arrived to our destination!

Victor Ong

Hometown: Made in Penang, Malaysia; assembled in Hawaii
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Favorite Verse: Lamentations 3:21-23
Most Embarrassing Freshman Story: This was just me being prideful as a first-year student and not wanting to look like a freshman, but I once wandered into a classroom, sat down, and wondered why I didn't recognize anyone. It was only 10 minutes into the class when I realized that it WASN'T a substitute professor, and that I was in the wrong classroom, identical to the one I was supposed to be in on the second floor.

Sarah George

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
Major: Public Relations (Minor: Sports Media Studies)
Favorite Verse: Psalm 112:6-7
Most Memorable Freshman Story: My favorite memory from freshman year was being in the front row of the Coliseum when we beat UCLA at football for the first time in four years!

Jenna Gray

Hometown: La Canada, CA
Major: Geodesign
Favorite Verse: Isaiah 40:31
Most Memorable Freshman Story: One of my favorite moments is when all of us from Freshman Connection organized a flash mob at the Senior Banquet (Challenge Prom).

Joshua Ancheta

Hometown: Kapalua, HI
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite Verse: Hebrews 12:11
Most Memorable Freshman Story: When I was skating back to Parkside from KAP on a rainy morning, I thought that I could skate over the wet sidewalk bumps that led to the road. Instead my board slipped under me and flew across the road while I landed on my butt. Thankfully, no cars were around and I wasn't hurt that bad but seeing that there were a bunch of people looking at me with smiles, my ego was a little wounded.