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Voice Magazine / Stories
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.

Leading Under Pressure

A mass shooting. A wildfire. A violent protest. a hurricane. In fall 2017, tragedies turned regions upside down, presenting four alumni in public leadership positions with some of the most challenging circumstances of their careers. They demonstrated strength and composure, drawing wisdom from their Leopard roots to pull through.

Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research

The Science of Well-Being

With the grand opening of the Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research, the university charts a new course.

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.

Vikki and Khalif Raddhan

Building Community

The Rasshans’ African American Museum of Beginnings illuminates history and stirs conversation.

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.

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.

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.

Matt Durant and Isaiah Gueits

Heavy Uplift

Strength and conditioning coach Matt Durant shapes student-athletes for success beyond college.

Phoebe Beasley

Uncanny Details

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Oprah Winfrey count themselves among the admirers of Phoebe Beasley, University of La Verne's 2019 Artist-in-Residence.

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.

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