Category: 2017 Fall

Voice Magazine / 2017 Fall
Fall 2017

War and Peace

Firas Arodaki '12 lived through the Persian Gulf War and Iraq War while growing up in Kuwait. Those experiences now motivate the Master of Science in Leadership and Management student to assist others. He helps Syrian refugees settle in Southern California, raises money to support a Syrian orphanage, and stands up for the rights of Muslims.

Judge Winston Keh

Rags to Robes

A pivotal moment in Winston Keh's life came when a man handed him change on the streets of the Philippines. Now Keh ’99 hands down justice as a judge in San Bernardino County.

Tyler Davies ’07


A lifelong fascination with flying led Tyler Davies ’07 to become part of one of the world’s most elite fighter squadrons.

Seta Whitby

Hard Drive

Seta Whitby’s ambition to do something with her life after high school led her on a journey from Lebanon to La Verne, where she has become a respected and beloved computer science professor.

Track and Field

Starting Line

Coach Kevin Reid’s current hurdle is preparing the track and field team for its first meet in January.

Painting "Nevertheless... They Persisted"

The Colors of Culture

A woman with flowing blue tresses and Aztec earrings stands tall outside the Landis Academic Center, looking west. She is not a student, professor, or staff member. She is the University of La Verne’s new mural, titled “Nevertheless…They Persisted.”

Heshmat Mirsepassi

Fulfilling a Promise

Retired aerospace engineer Dr. Taghi Mirsepassi came to the University of La Verne in 2017 to fulfill the wishes of his late wife, Heshmat. Dr. Mirsepassi’s mission has yielded an endowed scholarship fund that will help students achieve their dreams.