In response to the power outages in Southern California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vanguard University With Full Power; Not Affected by Power Outages

COSTA MESA, CA—September 8, 2011. Vanguard University is operating with full power and is not affected by the power outages in other parts of Southern California. Vanguard University is prepared to handle a potential power outage. Vanguard University’s Director of Campus Public Safety, Paul Turgeon states, “Vanguard has a disaster preparedness plan to provide for the safety and health of our students, staff, and faculty. Safety is our top priority.”

In the event of a power outage, the University has plenty of fresh water and food supplies to serve students who live in the dormitories. Tim Young, Director of Resident Life, “Vanguard’s Resident Directors are fully trained to serve students in the event of an emergency.” The University is in regular communication with the City of Costa Mesa officials and its emergency services.

Information is available online at www.vanguard.edu and 714-656-9361

Media Contact
Kelly Kannwischer, Vice President for University Advancement
949-610-5196

Vanguard University Named “A Best in the West” College by The Princeton Review

Vanguard University is one of the best colleges in the West according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 121 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the West” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted August 1, 2011 on PrincetonReview.com.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher, “We’re pleased to recommend Vanguard University to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree.  We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.   From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite.  We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project.   Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.”

“Vanguard is honored to be selected for the fourth year in a row by The Princeton Review. We have outstanding faculty who are experts in their fields who receive recognition and honors for their excellence. And, our student satisfaction and retention continue to improve. It’s an exciting time at Vanguard,” says Kim Johnson, interim vice president for enrollment management.

The 121 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the West” list are located in fifteen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  The Princeton Review also designated 220 colleges in the Northeast, 153 in the Midwest, and 135 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists.   Collectively, the 629 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.  Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.

The Princeton Review does not rank the 629 colleges in its “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or by region or in various categories.   However, some schools in this list that also appear in The Princeton Review book, “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition” may appear on some of the Princeton Review ranking lists of “top 20 colleges” in 62 categories that are unique to that book.  They are based entirely on the Company’s surveys of students at the 376 schools in the book.

The Princeton Review, headquartered in Framingham, MA with editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad, is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.

About Vanguard University

Vanguard University (www.vanguard.edu) is a private, Christian, comprehensive university of liberal arts and professional studies, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). U.S. News & World Report has ranked Vanguard #9 among the best baccalaureate colleges in the west in their 2010 rankings of colleges and universities.  The Princeton Review named VU “A Best in the West” college for 2011 and 2012.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for 30 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website, www.PrincetonReview.com, the company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education. The Princeton Review partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education.

The company also owns and operates Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online education, providing career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades through the Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School (www.pennfoster.edu). Penn Foster creates the platform to leverage the company’s Career Education Partnerships division with the National Labor College (NLC). This venture was formed to bring high-quality bachelor degree completion and certificate programs to the AFL-CIO’s 13 million members and the working adults in their families. For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com.

Vanguard University Welcomes Bethany Students

Costa Mesa, CA – June 16, 2011 – Vanguard University (VU) welcomes Bethany University (BU) students interested in pursuing their education in a Christ-centered community. Bethany University, located in Scotts Valley, California, announced June 13 that the University will close following a summer “teach out.”

Vanguard and Bethany share a rich history as institutions of higher education in California, with Vanguard University being established one year after Bethany in 1920. Vanguard offers bachelor and master degrees on its beautiful Southern California campus. Vanguard University shares several of Bethany’s most popular undergraduate majors, including Business Administration, Communication, Psychology, Liberal Studies, and Religion.

Vanguard is working directly with Bethany University on a Memorandum of Understanding in partnership with their accreditation agency, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Vanguard is making every effort to help Bethany students to transfer into an undergraduate degree program or masters degree program in Education for fall 2011. Vanguard will waive the undergraduate or graduate application fee and is dedicating admissions and financial aid counselors to work with each individual student and their family.

Kim Johnson, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management, explains, “Every student is unique. Because each university has distinct academic requirements and financial aid packages, we are encouraging students to submit an application and take advantage of the individualized counseling and support Vanguard counselors provide.”

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jeff Hittenberger, comments “Vanguard is committed to serving Bethany students and their families. Vanguard University takes pride in the personal professor-mentor relationships that undergird our commitment to academic excellence. As students make a transition, the Vanguard community will serve and care for students and their families in addition to providing quick and comprehensive answers to their questions.”

Bethany University students can apply online immediately for free. Undergraduate admissions counselors may be reached at 800.722.6279 or by email at admissions@vanguard.edu. Graduate admissions counselors may be reached at 877.669.8872 or GradAdmissions@vanguard.edu.

Vanguard University (VU) is a private, coeducational, comprehensive university of liberal arts and professional studies that provides a Spirit-empowered community in which to pursue a quality Christ-centered education. The University was established in 1920, and now offers more than 30 degree programs. More information is available at www.vanguard.edu.