Current Issue: Summer 2021
In a year of challenge, the University of La Verne community found “silver linings” as they learned and served in new ways that will continue into the future. Some will form the basis of “normal 2.0” in the years ahead. This issue spotlights the inspiring Leo spirit of resilience and innovation as demonstrated by faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Faculty and students from the College of Business and Public Management’s Integrated Business Program found innovative ways to teach and to sell their products during the pandemic. Each group’s profits directly benefitted communities affected by the pandemic, including restaurant workers, students, and families of all backgrounds.
News from La Verne
Devorah Lieberman, president of the University of La Verne since 2011, has been named CEO/President of the Year by the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. The award was presented during the Economic Partnership’s gala on October 9 in Diamond Bar. It has been given annually since 1991.
The University of La Verne has been selected to receive a Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is in the amount of $999,901 for the first yearly budget period, which begins October 1. It is anticipated that the grant will be renewed for a total of five years. This is the second Title III grant that the University of La Verne has received.
One Book, One University Initiative Joins Community Together with Mira Jacob’s Novel Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne has selected author Mira Jacob’s book Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations as the One Book, One University novel for the 2021-22 academic year. The university will be hosting two virtual lectures with Jacob on Wednesday, September 29.
More than 120 new University of La Verne students met with 21 local community organizations during the Office of Community and Civic Engagement’s (OCCE) annual FLEX & New Student Community Engagement Day on September 10.