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

Athletes Give Back

Athletes Give Back

Football team speaks at Orangewood Children and Family Center, Women’s Soccer reads Dr. Seuss, and Leopards volunteer at Special Olympics.

Rob Fukuzaki

Rob Fukuzaki: From Go-Getter to Go-Giver

He has stood alongside some of sports' greatest heroes. From Michael Jordan to Shaquille O'Neal to Tiger Woods - he has told the stories of legends. When the L.A. Lakers won the NBA Championship, he was there. When the L.A. Kings won the Stanley Cup, he was there.

Rising Stars

Rising Stars

What do a future submarine officer, missile contract manager, and press assistant have in common?

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.

Janis Dietz

Janis Dietz

I have been blessed to be part of the La Verne family for almost 20 years.

Bartletti Denis

Through the Lens of A Legend

A bandana-clad gang member who emerged from the Oaxacan jungle approached Don Bartletti and pulled out a foot-long machete as a nearby train roared to life.

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

Victoria Keyser ’03, ’11 remembers a key moment in her life that prompted her to consider going back to college to earn her degree.

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


Charlene Marie King ’87 rode buses all over Los Angeles as a child. Reading as she traveled, she lost herself in the adventures of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.

Yolanda Duron

Courting Success

University of La Verne tennis coach Yolanda Duron prowled the Claremont Biszantz Family Tennis Center courts, quietly analyzing the matches while giving advice to her players. It seemed, on the surface, like just another competition day on a hot May afternoon.

Jake Warner and His Family

For the Family

Jake Warner ’14 earned a degree through the CAPA program, making his mother proud and setting an example for his daughters.

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. Just recently, Twitter contacted him and purchased one of his paintings for its art collection.