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Year-in-Review: A Look at University of La Verne’s 2022 Highlights

The University of La Verne has enjoyed many celebratory accomplishments in 2022. As a new year approaches, let’s take another look at some highlights of 2022:

January: The Fletcher Jones Foundation donated $1 million to the University of La Verne to create an endowed professorship in artificial intelligence and grow its program in a field expected to transform global productivity.

February: The University of La Verne received a donation of historical folk-art sculptures to restore and preserve from the Malgert Halpern and Irving Cohen family that depict Jewish life and culture in pre-World War II Ukraine and the United States.

March: Trustee Sue Searing ’71 and her family established the Searing Family Scholarship for Pomona High School graduates who wish to attend the University of La Verne.

April: The Sara and Michael Abraham Center for Veteran Student Success celebrated the completion of its renovations, underway since 2019.

April: The University of La Verne opened the Nathan Chow Film and Television Studio to allow students in the Digital Media program to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art film industry equipment.

May: The university celebrated more than 2,400 graduates during Commencement ceremonies at Ortmayer Stadium on May 27 and 28.

June: Adventist Health White Memorial, Los Angeles, committed more than $720,000 to the University of La Verne to establish a scholarship fund within the university’s College of Health and Community Well-Being.

July: On July 1, the university announced the opening of its College of Health and Community Well-Being—the university’s fifth college—which serves as a hub for high-quality education, research, and innovation in health and the social determinants of health.

August: The University of La Verne’s Bob and Mary Neher Montana Field Research Station has installed a remote-operated camera to help detect wildfires in the Montana wilderness.

September: The University of La Verne was ranked sixth among all national universities for social mobility of students, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges rankings, released September 12.

October: The University of La Verne added career readiness programs in six in-demand medical fields including dental assistant, home health aide, medical assistant, medical records specialist, patient care technician, and phlebotomy technician.

November: The College of Law’s Justice and Immigration Clinic secured asylum in the United States for a man who said he was arrested and tortured for political activity in his home country of Uganda.

December: Trustee Paul Moseley ’88 made a commitment of $5 million to support the construction of a new building to house the College of Health and Community Well-Being.