Fall 2009

Mission: Transformation
Ron ’90 and Michelle (Negron ’93, MA ’97) Bueno went to El Salvador with the zeal of anthropologists and the hearts of missionaries. Sixteen years later their innovative work in church-based community development has improved life for hundreds of thousands of the poorest people in that country.

Healthy Success
Diana Avans, associate professor and chair of the department of kinesiology, has helped establish VU’s kinesiology program as one of the best in the region, with a newly revamped curriculum and a lab which is the envy of public universities.

Bing Crosby Attends VU
If you’re enrolled in the SPS business program, chances are you’ve taken a class with Bing Crosby.

Vanguard’s New Board – Exceptional Leaders
Vanguard University’s new board of trustees includes exceptional representatives from the business, education and ministry communities who are leading Vanguard into a new season of excellence.

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Summer 2009

Operating with Excellence
Larry Kraiss ’82 is one of the premier vascular surgeons in the western United States and leads a team of researchers at the University of Utah that is trying to discover why plaque forms in artery walls — and how to stop it.

Cheering on Students
Thirty-five years ago Barbi Rouse ’74 was one of the best collegiate cheerleaders in the state of California. Today, as the director of learning skills at VU, she uses that same gift to encourage and empower students to succeed in spite of learning challenges and disabilities.

Cultural Emissary
As a student of anthropology, Cecilee Glaus ’09 tackles tough research problems the way she used to figure out Russian pieces as a classical piano student — by zeroing in on and mastering each element.

New Provost Named
Jeff Hittenberger, who held senior positions in VU’s School of Education from 1999 to 2006, has been appointed provost of Vanguard University.

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Spring 2009

Creating an Alumni Community
Rosemary Jackson ’84 is the architect of Vanguard University’s alumni association and spent decades traveling the country to meet with alums and reconnect them to each other and to their alma mater.

Communicating Pentecost
Derrick Rosenior’s life was powerfully changed when he was a boy in Sierra Leone and his family experienced the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Gospel Graffiti
Student Joe Domingo learned the art of graffiti on the streets of Honolulu, but now uses it to promote the gospel.

Homecoming 2009 Spread

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