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.
University of Hong Kong Dean and Professor of Education Encourages Graduates to Advocate for a Peaceful, Equitable Life for All
University of Hong Kong Dean and Professor A. Lin Goodwin gave heartfelt advice to the 295 LaFetra College of Education spring 2021 graduates during their virtual commencement ceremony on May 29. “Share the great knowledge and skill that you have obtained with others,” Goodwin said.
At their virtual commencement ceremony on May 29, the first African American judge to serve in Riverside County Superior Courts told the 85 spring 2021 graduates from the University of La Verne College of Law to “share the great knowledge and skill that you have obtained with others.”
A total of 368 cars—more than one per minute–filled with spring 2021 graduates and their entourage paraded through the University of La Verne campus on May 23 to celebrate their academic achievement.