Category: Features

Voice Magazine / Features
Fall 2019

ROC ‘n’ Roll

Meet Mavel Ramos, Mary Barlow, and Steve Basset
What do an Irvine banker, Kern County school superintendent, and Los Angeles supply chain chief have in common? All three have careers that were turbo-charged by University of La Verne's pioneering regional and online campuses, which celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.

Breaking the Mold

The LaFetra College of Education's Center for Neurodiversity, Learning, and Wellness is supporting student success one heart and one mind at a time.

Trip to Neher Land

Trip to Neher Land

Two weeks on a remote Montana ranch teaches science students new ways to learn.

LeoFM on-air talent Adrianna Solomon

Radiohead

Calling all music lovers. Tune in to University of La Verne’s LeoFM to hear from today’s top voices playing the hottest Top 40.

Steve Bassett

Utility Player

From forklift operator to the front office at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, alumnus Steven Bassett rose up the ranks through hard work and a flexible path to education.

Mary Barlow

Top of Class

Alumna Mary Barlow’s rise from first-grade teacher to Kern County Superintendent of Schools was aided by multiple degrees from the University of La Verne’s Bakersfield Campus.

Ashley Lipson

Code of Law

Professor Ashley Lipson argues for the defense of a quality law education through common-sense coursework and groundbreaking video game technology.

Mavel Ramos

Banking from the Heart

Orange Country-based Wells Fargo manager Mavel Ramos brings compassion, personal history, and a University of La Verne leadership education to her community relations role.

Jessie and Tina Rodriguez

Living the Flip

Reality TV host. Entrepreneur. Real estate investor. Alumnus Jessie Rodriguez embodies reinvention in both personal and professional life.

Los Angeles County sheriff Alex Villanueva

Bold Move

L.A. County's new sheriff, Alex Villanueva, DPA '05, shocked everyone—himself included—with his historic win in 2018.

Golden Anniversary

The University of La Verne celebrates 50 years of serving adult learners through its Regional and Online Campuses.

Candice Garcia-Rodrigo

Legally Strong

As the first Latina court commissioner in Riverside County history, alumna Candice Garcia-Rodrigo sets a strong example for professional women and the community she serves.

Emily Cilli-Turner

Sea Average

A research voyage to the Bering Sea nets data that math professor Emily Cilli-Turner uses to reel in students.

Salvador Melendez

Courting the Vote

College of Law student Salvador Melendez’s message of hope and trust vaulted him to a seat on the Montebello City Council.

Man on the Run

Former track and field athlete Michael Sacoto ’12, MSLM ’15, clears hurdles to educate high school students on the need for health care professionals in Southern California.

Raising Hope

Raising Hope

Gladys Namuyonga fled persecution in Uganda for the United States. The University of La Verne College of Law helped her win asylum.

REACH Program

Success Within Reach

The University of La Verne’s REACH Summer Camp introduces disadvantaged high schoolers to business skills and inspires them to pursue a college education.

John Raffoul DPA ’02

Life, Supported

When John Raffoul, DPA ’02, took over Adventist Health White Memorial medical center, it was struggling. Under his guidance, the hospital has emerged into a community and industry leader.

Kelly Niles-Yokum

Ripe for Change

Professor Kelly Niles-Yokum is on a mission to make life better for older adults. She’s reimagined the graduate program in gerontology to ensure aging is everybody’s business.

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