Writer: Mark Vidal '10 '16

Voice Magazine / Mark Vidal '10 '16
Spring 2016

The Man Behind the Smile

On May 1, 2015 the University of La Verne honored Ispahani for more than 50 years of dedicated service at the annual faculty and staff achievement ceremony.

Brain Matters

It was a pure adrenaline rush simply walking into the operating room. As he scrubbed in for the first time, all Kim Burchiel could think about was what he was soon to experience. 

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.  

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.

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.”

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.