The University of La Verne’s fourth annual Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA) conference will take place virtually on Thursday, July 15, and will feature a range of solutions from makerspaces all over the country.
The University of La Verne has resumed many on-campus operations as it prepares to welcome back students for fall 2021. La Verne Campus offices such as Undergraduate Admissions, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Student Affairs, and Registrar are now available to provide walk-in support to students.
Additional offices and departments, such as the Wilson Library and the Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research, will return in phases throughout the summer. Regional campuses will resume on-campus operations on August 2.
The University of La Verne has appointed Emmeline de Pillis as the new dean of the College of Business and Public Management. She will join the university on July 12, replacing Abe Helou, who had served as dean since 2008.
The University of La Verne graduates of spring 2020, and winter and spring 2021 finally had their day in the sun—literally—on June 12 as they proudly marched into San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino for in-person commencement ceremonies.
The University of La Verne announced on June 9 that it has joined the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. Hundreds of colleges and universities across the country are joining the effort initiated by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education to help end the pandemic by increasing vaccination participation among students and university communities.
With limited face-to-face sales options available due to state and county COVID-19 restrictions, the three Integrates Business Program teams found ways to supplement sales through online platforms. Their total sales in spring 2021 reached over $12,000—an increase of approximately $4,400 over spring 2020.
Isabella Guzman took a break from her role as head of the nation’s Small Business Administration—a cabinet-level post—to tell graduates of the University of La Verne that “there is no greater measure of success than service to others, because it’s not enough to achieve for yourself alone. Your community, your city, your state, your country are only as strong as you make them.”
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury had some advice for the 387 spring 2021 graduates from the University of La Verne’s College of Arts and Sciences in their virtual commencement ceremony today. “Your positive goals for yourself should not be pursued at the expense of other people,” he said. “Recognize and value the positive in others.”
U.S. Small Business Administrator Challenges College of Business and Public Management Graduates to Seize the Future
Isabella Guzman, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, was the featured speaker at the virtual commencement ceremony live-streamed on May 29 for the 560 spring 2021 graduates of the University of La Verne College of Business and Public Management.
A former Undersecretary of the United Nations and a member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet were awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of La Verne, announced in virtual commencement ceremonies held on May 29. Both were commencement keynote speakers for University of La Verne graduates.