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Honorees embody ‘Spirit of La Verne’

Honorees embody ‘Spirit of La Verne’
The University of La Verne hosted its second annual Spirit of La Verne Awards Tuesday, at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Presented by President Devorah Lieberman, the Spirit of La Verne Award went to Sharon Cruz-McKinney, community relations and outreach director in the admissions office. Cruz-McKinney was awarded for her exceptional work on behalf of the University exemplified by her leadership... 

‘Spotlighting’ future freshmen

‘Spotlighting’ future freshmen
Stephan Friedland, a senior at Fusion Academy High School, breaks the ice by playing ninja with sophomore photography major Megan Peralez Saturday during Spotlight Weekend. Spotlight showcases the University of La Verne to recently admitted students and their families as students are in the process of making their final college selection. Prospective Leos participate in a club fair, an overnight dorm... 

Baier steps in new direction at ULV

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Brent Baier, now a former assistant coach for the football team, is stepping away from the game he loves to be a part of the admissions office on campus at La Verne. Working in the undergraduate admissions office was a wonderful way for Baier to reach the masses on campus and change more lives. But it certainly was not an easy decision for him to make. “When I heard that... 

Preview Day gives glimpse of La Verne life

Preview Day gives glimpse of La Verne life
Freshman music major Andrew Medina leads a group of parents and potential Leopards to Morgan Auditorium for the academic information portion of Preview Day Saturday. In addition to academics, parents also had the opportunity to attend seminars on housing and financial aid, speak with faculty and staff and take tours of the campus. / photo by Amanda Duvall Melissa Gasia Staff Writer Students got a look... 

Weekend spotlights potential Leos

Weekend spotlights potential Leos
Brittany Logan, an Auckland, New Zealand native, poses for a photo with Leo and Lea after walking down the red carpet at the start of Spotlight Weekend outside of the Campus Center on April 4. Spotlight Weekend welcomed potential incoming students to the University, where they had a chance to get a closer look at campus life and stay in a dorm. / photo by Daniel Hargis Kat Simonelli Metro Editor The... 

LV to increase foreign admissions

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer One component of the University’s 2020 Strategic Vision is the a goal to increase the international undergraduate population to 10 percent by 2020. This would cause the total number of accepted international freshmen to rise from 25 students a year to 60. With the current undergraduate population at 2,728 students, the increase would put the total international undergraduate... 

Spotlight weekend gives prospectives taste of ULV

Spotlight weekend gives prospectives taste of ULV
Getting into the Spotlight Weekend spirit, sophomore Michael Jimenez and junior Michael Ryan Cesena escort President Devorah Lieber­man down the red carpet outside the Campus Center Friday. The admissions office offered accepted students a chance to walk down the carpet to meet mascots Leo and Lea in a high-spirited introduction to the weekend, an annual three-day event to introduce prospective students... 

Crowding diminishes quality

La Verne has bitten off more than it can chew with students who have transferred to the University from other institutions this semester. The problems of unusually large class sizes — combined with a lack of physical space to house classes, cars, etc. — went from bad in fall 2012 to worse this spring. The number of students who have been admitted this semester alone threatens to keep transfers... 

LV ranked 2nd in nation for over-performing

LV ranked 2nd in nation for over-performing
Illustration by Jacob Bogdanoff Mariela Patron News Editor The University of La Verne ranked No. 2 in U.S. News and World Report’s first ever nationwide list of over-performing colleges, which looks at how universities performed in comparison to the schools’ reputations. ULV exceeded expectations in 82 measures, including enrollment, SAT scores, retention rates and grade point averages. “It’s... 

Preview of college life

Preview of college life
After months of planning, the admissions office hosted its third annual Preview Day last month. An estimated 870 students and guests, an all-time high, were checked in at the Campus Center for the one-day event, which gave prospective students a taste of life at the University of La Verne. Candyce Coleman, associate director of transfer admissions, and Erasmo Fuentes, admissions counselor, organized... 
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