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Professor remembered for humor

Professor remembered for humor
Dr. Katharine Hoskins, pictured in 1983, taught English at the University of La Verne for 30 years before her retirement in 1994. She also served as chairwoman of the English department and the humanities division. / file photo by Kay Hoover Yaya Pineda Staff Writer Katharine Bail Hoskins, former chairwoman of the Uni­versity of La Verne’s English department, died Aug. 1 at the Mt. San Antonio Garden... 

La Verne honors bus crash victim Arthur Arzola

La Verne honors bus crash victim Arthur Arzola
Janice Sewell shares fond memories of Arthur Arzola in a remembrance service Wednesday evening in Morgan Auditorium. Arzola, 26, one of the victims of a college tour bus crash that killed 10 last week, was a student in the educational counseling master’s program at La Verne. / photo by Julian Burrell Kristina Bugante News Editor In the wake of graduate student Arthur Arzola’s tragic death, the... 

University mourns the loss of Judith Stillwell

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor The University remembered Judith Stillwell, former director of special projects, in a memorial service held in Morgan Auditorium on Monday. Ms. Stillwell died at the age of 69 on Jan. 19 in Trenton, N. J. “She was a sweet, bright, lady,” said ULV’s Chief Financial Officer Avo Kechichian. “She was a gem. She was one of those rare individuals you can not replace,”... 

Former choral director, singer remembered

Cody Luk Staff Writer Bruce Hirsch, former choral director at the University of La Verne for 13 years, died Nov. 5. In 1981, Mr. Hirsch moved to La Verne after leaving Juniata College in Pennsylvania, where he and his wife, Marge, established a successful choral music program. Mr. Hirsch was the choral director from 1984 to 1997. He was also the Church of the Brethren music director and chair of the... 

Former chemistry professor dies at 89

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Long-time chemistry professor Dr. Ernest Ikenberry died in his home at Hillcrest retirement community on Oct. 30. He was 89. Dr. Ikenberry first came to La Verne in 1956 to teach chemistry and was joined by Dr. Bob Neher in 1958, who joined the faculty to teach biology. They created what would be the foundation for the natural sciences division. “He was an inspiring... 

Trustee Jeffers remembered for service

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer Stephen Jeffers, emeritus trustee to the University of La Verne Board, died in his home Oct. 8. He was 88. Born in 1925 in La Canada Flintridge, Mr. Jeffers enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviator during WWII, flying a B-24 liberator on his missions. After his military service, he attended the University of Southern California from 1945 to 1948, where he graduated... 

Leos mourn Will Darity

Leos mourn Will Darity
Will Darity chats with inductee Liz Lucsko at the 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Darity, the University’s sports information director, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 43. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Kristina Bugante Arts Editor Sports Information Director Will Darity died Wednesday morning in Pasadena of a heart attack. He was 43. For 18 years Mr. Darity served many roles... 

‘Mr. La Verne’ left his mark on city

'Mr. La Verne' left his mark on city
Robert Rodriguez is honored at the annual President’s Gala in 2009. He died from respiratory failure July 6. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Des Delgadillo Staff Writer A longtime fixture in La Verne’s public service sector, City Councilman Robert Rodriguez died July 6 from respiratory failure. He was 83 and in the middle of his eighth term on the council. Mr. Rodriguez spent his entire life... 

Doctor remembered for LV service

Doctor remembered for LV service
Dr. Marvin Snell was a lifelong member of the La Verne Church of the Brethren and served as the director of Student Health Services for the University of La Verne. He was known for his service and generous donations to the University. / file photo by Lauren Wooding Monique Parra Staff Writer Dr. Marvin Snell, a longtime benefactor to the University of La Verne, died Feb. 6 at his home in La Verne after... 

La Verne remembers former librarian archivist

La Verne remembers former librarian archivist
Sister Mary Dennis Peters was a reference librarian in Wilson Library for 20 years. This photo was taken in 2004. / file photo by Caroline Franke Sister Mary Dennis Peters, resource librarian for the Wilson Library, died Sept. 28 after slipping into unconsciousness following a heart attack. She was 85. “She was a very kind, gentle and generous person, I will remember her as an affirming person who... 
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