The Magazine of the University of La Verne

Online Edition

Summer/Fall 2008


For more than 60 years, Roland “Ort” Ortmayer embodied the spirit of La Verne College and the University of La Verne in a way that reaches far beyond athletics.

Somewhere To Turn

Two University of La Verne legal clinics provide advice and representation to clients in need and give students real-world training.

Making Dollars Make Sense

Once economic advisor to the Shah of Iran, Ahmed Ispahani has settled in La Verne, where he teaches economics and is one of the university’s most beloved professors.

The Music Man

PJ Butta, aka Joseph Paul Kilanski, has developed a following as diverse and rich as his background and experiences while studying at University of La Verne.

Strength In Numbers

Armed with a new model for training teachers to be leaders at their schools, the University of La Verne’s Center for Teacher Leadership is reaching out to make an impact.

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The University of La Verne has become the second seat of higher education in California to join the Billion Dollar Green Challenge — for no other reason than it’s the right thing to do.


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Brent Baier, recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the University of La Verne football team, got his lengthly locks buzzed at Roots Salon by Amanda Clarke (owner), Heather Repp and Aggie Paronelli, as part of a charity event to donate hair to an organization that makes hair prostheses for children.

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