Larry Haynes ’86 graduated from VU with a radical commitment to help the poor. Twenty years later, he is Orange County’s leading anti-poverty advocate, a respected community leader and a social visionary who’s still as radical at heart as when he was a student.
Susan Berkompas built VU’s theatre program into a national powerhouse, winning major awards, landing a spot in the prestigious Kennedy Center competition two years straight, and sending VU students into the finest MFA programs.
Freshman Lisa Pallay, an energetic young woman from Pasadena, won a spot on the 2004 Rose Court, part of the Tournament of Roses. But she got an extra bonus when Rose Court led her to discover VU, where she decided to attend college.
Flynn Atkins ’96 graduated from VU and co-founded L.A. Symphony, a leading Christian hip-hop group. Now, with his music career in overdrive and with a new gig at Relevant Media Group, Atkins is using his creativity for a higher purpose.
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