A $1 million gift made shortly before year-end by the Fletcher Jones Foundation will make it possible for the University of La Verne to create an endowed professorship in artificial intelligence (AI) and grow its program in a field expected to transform global productivity.
Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Bestows Education Award on University of La Verne’s President Lieberman
The Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (OCHCC) presented President Devorah Lieberman of the University of La Verne with its Dr. Juan Francisco Lara Education Award on November 20 during the organization’s Estrella Awards. The event was held at the Disneyland Hotel.
Hundreds of families in the community received food and sanitizing supplies during drive-through pantry events held on October 6 and November 17. Members of the University of La Verne Enactus team joined with the Sowing Seeds for Life organization to staff the events.
The University of La Verne has been serving the military and veteran communities for over 50 years. Last year more than 450 military personnel, veterans, and family members enrolled at the university.
Devorah Lieberman, president of the University of La Verne since 2011, has been named CEO/President of the Year by the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. The award was presented during the Economic Partnership’s gala on October 9 in Diamond Bar. It has been given annually since 1991.
The University of La Verne has been selected to receive a Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is in the amount of $999,901 for the first yearly budget period, which begins October 1. It is anticipated that the grant will be renewed for a total of five years. This is the second Title III grant that the University of La Verne has received.
Kimberly White-Smith, dean of the LaFetra College of Education at the University of La Verne, has been appointed to represent California’s independent colleges and universities on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
The Master of Public Administration program at the University of La Verne has earned reaccreditation for a seven-year term from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.
Nancy Jarman-Dunn, PhD, assistant professor of educational counseling at the University of La Verne, has been named the 2022 Counselor Educator of the Year by the California Association of School Counselors.
Eleven University of La Verne students spent their summer helping share accurate information about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. They were part of the Faith in the Vaccine program, operated by Interfaith Youth Core, a nonprofit organization.