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Spring 2013 Voice

Serving Those Who Serve

With active duty and veteran enrollment nearly doubling in the past four years, the University of La Verne steps up its efforts to meet its students’ needs.

A Legacy of Life

For 55 years, Dr. Robert Neher has educated La Verne biology students, and will retire with the admiration of all he has touched, except one disagreeable python.

Speaking of Excellence

The 101-year-old La Verne Debate Team ranks sixth in the nation, but the students’ real benefits extend well beyond competitive forensics.

For Their Own Good

Dr. Janis Dietz is as tough as professors come, but her students emerge ready to be successful in the business world.

The Natural

With an 80-year legacy of teachers in the family, Cleveland Hayes may have been born to be an educator.

She Has a Whole New Vibe

Former rock ‘n’ roll backup singer Vicki Calhoun hones her leadership skills as a doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership at La Verne.

Sibling Revelry

For the first time in their athletic careers, sisters Nicole, Stephanie and Catie Tuning are on the same women’s water polo team, at La Verne.

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