Hope Graduate Recognized for Service to the Community

Name: Tommy Nixon

Current Status: Alumni

Graduation Year: 2001

Tommy Nixon (B.A. 2001) was named "One of the 25 Most Influential People in North Orange County" in the February/March 2007 edition of "North Orange County" magazine.

Nixon was recognized for his hard work and dedication with Solidarity, an after-school program in Fullerton. Solidarity provides a variety of valuable services to the community: after-school recreational programs, mentoring, tutoring, and gang intervention. The organization serves about 100 children and youth per day.

The idea for Solidarity came about while Nixon was a student at Hope. He and about 8 like-minded classmates felt compelled to put their biblical training to use. The group spoke with local community members to find out how they could contribute. Solidarity has now blossomed into a thriving ministry. Its impact on the community has been so great that it is currently expanding to other parts of the city.

For more information, visit www.solidarityrising.org.

Tommy Nixon

BA 2001