Category: Features

Fall 2015

In Pursuit of Science

His quest for scientific discovery led veteran chemistry professor Dr. Iraj Parchamazad from Iran, to France, Germany, and eventually, the United States.

Journey House

Journey House

20,000 Americans age out of the foster care system each year. That's why Tim Mayworm founded Journey House, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting these youths.

Capturing A Role Model

Erica Nichols did not anticipate the journey on which her camera would take her after deciding to try a new hobby.  



From homeless to Hollywood producer, University of La Verne alumna Cori Shepherd Stern now strives to heal hearts around the world.

Rising Stars

Rising Stars

What do a future submarine officer, missile contract manager, and press assistant have in common? The University of La Verne.

Laurie Schroeder

Teaching in the Moment

Sometimes there was a tension in the room, with someone not in agreement with a plan or a decision. Other times, it was just the way she wanted to start her meetings.

Patrick Stluka

A Little Respect

Patrick Stluka and fellow Navy trainers found themselves breaking new ground in the 1970s while stationed in San Diego.

Victoria Keyser

World of Play

“The best thing you can do for a child who is struggling is to be the safe place they can go to tell their story,” says Victoria Keyser '03 '11.

Stephen Fomba

Back to Basics

Stephen Fomba ’17 did not mind his daily trek to and from school as a child growing up, even if some days it meant walking as many as 20 miles under the blistering-hot sun. Like most living in Africa’s Eastern province of Sierra Leone, commuting by foot was and still is a way of life. But what he did mind was having to make these long trips over the burning, rocky ground completely barefoot.

Charlene Marie King


The strength Charlene Marie King gains from helping others keeps her going. “It all comes back to loving people,” she says.

Jake Warner and His Family

For the Family

The moment he accepted his degree, Jake Warner fulfilled a promise made to his 8-year-old daughter, accomplished a life-long goal and gave his mother her proudest day.

Dion Johnson

Neon Dion

He is an artist whose work is sought after around the world. His use of acrylic paint on canvas is vibrant, masterfully colorful and precise. When asked what it is he does, Dion Johnson modestly responds, “I paint.”

Cardenas Market

Feeding Dreams

With their success, the Cardenas family believes in giving back to the communities they serve. Working within their communities on issues such as education, healthy living, and even early voting sites, Cardenas Markets is as much a corporate citizen as it is a community market.

Alvin Chang

Cerpassing Expectations

From student to entrepreneur, Alvin Chang '01 has come full circle as he proudly introduces the headquarters of his multimillion dollar company, Cerpass Technology Corporation to his alma mater.

Ross Mathews '02

High Pitched

Ross Mathews ’02 never anticipated the last day of his internship becoming the first day of the rest of his life.

Working With Both Mind & Heart

While religion was always a part of his life and family upbringing, Richard Rose was not planning to make a career of it. Tragedy changed that.