Meet Five Members of TMU's Class of 2022



Editor’s Note: In a story that originally appeared in the April edition of The Mustang Connection, we asked several seniors to reflect on their time at TMU and to fill us in on what comes next. TMU’s 95th annual Commencement Ceremony is May 6.

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Owen Parlo

  • Hometown: Durango, Colorado

  • Major/Emphasis: Communication/Cinema & Digital Arts

What’s Next?

I will be moving to Atlanta, Georgia, to be a director of photography for Gospel Partners Media. They have produced shows such as Wretched, Road Trip to Truth, and Transformed.

Educational Highlight at TMU?

I am so grateful for how much Prof. Matt Green and Prof. Jeff Henson have poured into not only my career preparation, but my personal life as well. They have been incredible mentors and have helped me grow in more ways than I can count. They have equipped me with resources, helped me make connections in the film industry, and have provided me with amazing opportunities.

Spiritual Growth at TMU?

I cannot take for granted the fact that every class here is taught from a biblical worldview. As Christians, we are called to glorify Christ in everything we do, and having professors who understand this and strive to live it out in their own careers is a valuable resource.


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Katelyn Saulog

  • Hometown: Los Alamitos, California

  • Major/Emphasis: Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy

What’s Next?

I have been accepted to attend the Entry-Level Master’s of Science in Nursing at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. I plan to attend its program for 27 months before continuing into PLU’s doctorate program. My goal is to become a nurse practitioner.

Educational Highlight at TMU?

From classes to meetings and simple conversations, Prof. Dave Larsen has been incredibly helpful and resourceful in laying out my future plans after school. He went above and beyond to help research schools and programs, believing I could continue my education at a high level.

Spiritual Growth at TMU?

I have formed many lifelong relationships with my friends and teammates over the past four years. They have challenged me to grow in my faith and helped me learn to be humble and selfless in my service to others.


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Carlos Felipe Moreno Sierra

  • Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

  • Majors/Emphases: Business Administration/Finance & Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

What’s Next?

My first job will be as a project coordinator for Lavi Industries, the leading manufacturer of queue management technologies and customer flow solutions in North America.

Educational Highlight at TMU?

My professors, coaches, teammates and friends at TMU cultivated in me the desire to glorify God by using the knowledge I gain and the skills I develop. I was challenged to pursue every task, game, or project as a way to glorify God.

Spiritual Growth at TMU?

I have spiritually matured in a number of ways during my time at TMU. I feel a deep commitment and passion to advance the kingdom of God to the ends of the Earth. No matter where God puts me or what I do, I now trust He can use me to glorify Him.


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Ellie Miller

  • Hometown: Mt. Angel, Oregon

  • Major: Classical Liberal Arts

What’s Next?

I plan to teach literature and history at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia. During my time at TMU, Dr. Grant Horner connected me with a paid internship at Trinity Classical Academy, which gave me the experience and skills I needed to receive job offers.

Educational Highlight at TMU?

Joining the Classical Liberal Arts program was one of the best decisions I have made in my career at Master’s. It taught me to love learning for the sake of learning and the true meaning of education, which must be founded upon Scripture for it to have any eternal value.

Spiritual Growth at TMU?

My time on resident life staff was a huge push that I didn’t know I needed, because it urged me to know the Lord better so that I could lead others in knowing Him. Those two years prepared me for teaching this year, as it taught me the burden of leading others excellently.


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Micah Vander Wiel

  • Hometown: Los Alamos, New Mexico

  • Major/Emphasis: Biological Science/Pre-Medical

What’s Next?

Two weeks after graduation, I will take the Medical College Admission Test and work toward being enrolled in a medical school program by fall 2023. In the coming year, I will continue working at Los Alamos National Laboratory and transition from a student intern to a post-bachelor’s position. I’ll also be shadowing in orthopedic surgery at a local hospital.

Educational Highlight at TMU?

Dr. Matthew Ingle was certainly a highlight of organismic and cell biology. I also really enjoyed the immunology class and lab with Dr. Joe Francis.

Spiritual Growth at TMU?

Every year it has been helpful to look back through my journal, church and chapel notes to see what the Lord has taught me. This semester, I joined the Friday evangelism team going into downtown Newhall. This has been an incredible opportunity, and I have seen great growth in my own spiritual walk.


Four More Seniors Share Their Plans

Price Anderson

  • Hometown: Tyler, Texas

  • Major/Emphases: Political Studies/Political Theory & Constitutional Law

What’s Next?

I’ve been accepted to Gonzaga University and the University of Wyoming for law school. I’m still deciding which school to attend as I take the next step toward my goal of becoming an attorney. I hope to eventually gain a judgeship.

Alyssa Fraley

  • Hometown: Tulare, California

  • Major/Emphasis: Music/Vocal Performance

What’s Next?

I will be working as a program producer and audio engineer for RK Media, a production and media company in Thousand Oaks, California. It’s especially exciting for me because I heard some of the ministries RK Media serves as a child on the radio growing up, and now I’m working on them.

Caleb Walsh

  • Hometown: Roscommon, Ireland

  • Major: English

What’s Next?

I plan to pursue graduate education in the United Kingdom with the long-term goal of teaching Bible and humanities. While I had been planning to study at a secular graduate school, recently the Lord has been leading me to pursue seminary and dedicate my life to studying and teaching His Word in an academic setting.

Emma Hopkins

  • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Major/Emphasis: Business Administration/Finance

What’s Next?

I have accepted a full-time position as an accounting and administrative specialist at ImpactOrtho in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The Mustang Connection April 2022

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