Hundreds of middle, high school, college students, and parents gathered for the 6th annual Latino Education Access and Development (LEAD) Conference on Oct. 14 for a day to prepare for college and celebrate culture. Shayla Rivera, an aerospace engineer, former rocket scientist with NASA, and comedian served as keynote speaker. Rivera advocates for women in […]
Hundreds of middle, high school, college students, and parents will come to the University of La Verne on Oct. 14 for workshops on college preparation, changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, and career planning. The 6th annual Latino Education Access and Development (LEAD) Conference will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. It […]
The University of La Verne will expand its commitment to Kern County this fall by relocating its Bakersfield regional campus to a new, larger space and launching several new academic programs tailored to meet the area’s educational and professional needs. The new state-of-the-art campus at 10800 Stockdale Highway sits in one of the city’s most vibrant […]
Brian Curley endured childhood insults for being gay. He felt wounded when other children told him he would not amount to anything. He also saw the struggles of poverty and drug abuse among his fellow Native Americans on the New Mexico Navajo reservation where he grew up. Those experiences lit a fire in him to […]
University of La Verne’s 2017 Spring Commencement on May 27 will include several parents graduating with their children and one woman who is the fifth person in her family to graduate from the university.
The establishment of a communist government by Fidel Castro in Cuba prompted more than 14,000 children to flee the country for Miami in the early 1960s. Among them was Eduardo Aguirre, who not only survived the ordeal, but later became the first director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
More pictures from the Gala are available here. The University of La Verne’s 2017 Scholarship Gala raised more than $750,000 to support institutional aid for students, the highest total in the event’s 21-year history. A record-breaking crowd of more than 1,000 alumni, faculty, staff, students, trustees, and friends gathered at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in […]
An international organization dedicated to city revitalization, civic engagement, and partnerships that foster college success among urban children has elected University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman vice president of its executive committee. The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), a group of universities in the U.S. and Canada, elected new members at its annual […]
With flags waving and music soaring, a class of eager new students became part of a grand tradition on Aug. 31 as the University of La Verne welcomed the start of its 125th year with Convocation and related celebrations. Hundreds of guests from across the university, the city and the community joined the students inside the […]