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Career Mentor

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5K Fall 2016

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For more information please visit vanguard.edu/5k

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Vanguard University Remembers Dr. Randy Dovel

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of former Vanguard University faculty member Dr. Randy Dovel, on Friday, April 9.

Dr. Dovel came to Vanguard University in 2005 after serving as a tenured faculty member at Oregon State University. Having received his PhD from Texas A&M University, Dovel was a trained plant physiologist and served as chair of the department of biology at Vanguard University for four years, teaching courses in botany, genetics, microbiology and field biology. Dovel was an active researcher in the field biology, nitrogen fixation, and plant/pathogen relationships for nearly 20 years. During his faculty career, Dovel also was an expert researcher in plant breeding, plant molecular biology, and microbial water quality analysis. Dovel is a member of the Gamme Sigma Delta academic honor society and a proud recipient of the E.R. Jackman Team Award, recognizing team and interdisciplinary research.

Dr. Dovel was a teacher and mentor to countless biology majors at Vanguard. He touched many lives with his knowledge, wisdom, generosity, and love of Jesus Christ. Dovel took a special interest in his students, and in the senior projects he guided them through.

Dr. Dovel was married to Vanguard University staff member, Teresa Dovel, MA `09, for 35 years and is the beloved father of Kathryn (Kate) Dovel `07 and Kallie (Dovel) Thomson`08, and of two grandchildren, Ariella Dovel and Honey Thomson.

Above all of Dr. Dovel’s research and achievements in his professional field, he had an enormous love for Jesus Christ. Dr. Randy Dovel will be deeply missed by the entire Vanguard University family.Dovel.beach

Here is a slideshow of Dr. Dovel.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Vanguard to provide a scholarship to future promising pre-med students.

 

Here is a slideshow of the entire memorial service.

 

 

 

 

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Class Notes – Spring 2016

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ALUMNI, we are gathering Class Notes for the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of the Vanguard Magazine!

Thursday, March 24
CLASS NOTES deadline
5pm | Online

Class Notes are in these categories –
1920s-1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
Just Married
Future Alumni (babies)
In Memory (honorariums for those who have passed away)

 

EXAMPLE – “Joe McCarthy ’89 is the Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Hope International University in Fullerton, CA. He and his wife of 17 years have adopted two daughters, Eliana Joy (8) and Gabriela Grace (6). The McCarthy’s have lived in Brea since 2006.”

 

HOW to submit a Class Note:

  1. Online: www.vanguard.edu/alumni/classnotes
  2. Email: alumni@vanguard.edu with Subject: My Class Note!
  3. Mail: Vanguard University c/o Alumni Relations, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Photos can be emailed (jpeg) or mailed at the address above. Prints will not be returned. Also, when you send us your photos, it grants Vanguard University permission to print it.

 

We look forward to hearing about what you’ve been up to since graduation!

 

Questions?
Vanguard University
Office of Alumni Relations
(714) 966-5494 | alumni@vanguard.ed

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Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2015

 

Vanguard Alumni: We are gathering Class Notes for the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of the Vanguard Magazine!

They are the most-read section of the magazine, so we want to make sure as many Alumni are included as possible.

Class Notes are in these categories – 
1920s-1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
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Future Alumni (babies born among us)
In Memory (honorariums for those who have passed away)

 

Let us know what you’ve been up to since you graduated. Other information to include: Did you receive another degree? How about a promotion? Have you moved to a different state? Did you celebrate a special anniversary recently? Where have you traveled to? What has your church, family, and/or company been up to? All of this information helps as we write your Class Note for the Vanguard Magazine!

 

AN EXAMPLE:  

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Carrie (LaRue ’98) and Scott Feitl ’98 moved to Lansing, MI in 2010 after Scott received his Master’s of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.  while in Lansing, Scott ministered as the Family Pastor and then the Executive Pastor at Trinity Church.  this year Scott has stepped out of the church and started a marriage enrichment ministry called We Connect Coaching (weconnectcoaching.com).  He now presents workshops at churches and meets with couples on-line to help them better understand themselves and each other, communicate effectively, and enjoy each other for life.  Carrie is kept busy working at a local priority school where she is working with staff and teachers as a data coach.  They have two beautiful girls, Sydney (10) and Ashlyn (6).

 

Now, HOW do you submit a Class Note? Don’t worry, it’s easy…

  1. Online at Vanguard Alumni website: http://www.vanguard.edu/alumni/classnotes/
  2. Email: alumni@vanguard.edu with Subject: My Class Note
  3. Mail: Vanguard University c/o Alumni Relations, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Deadline is November 2. Please send any information to us by then! Photos (landscape orientation) can be emailed (jpeg) or mailed at the address above. Prints will not be returned. Also, when you send us your photos, it grants Vanguard University permission to print it.

Check out other Vanguard Magazines online here: http://www.vanguard.edu/about/alumni-magazine/

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Summer Giveaway!

Do you want a free Vanguard T-shirt?
Then, send us a Class Note for our 2016 Fall/Winter Vanguard magazine!

The Class Notes section is the most-read section of the magazine, so we want to make sure as many Alumni are included as possible.

Class Notes are in these categories – 
1920s-1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
Just Married
Future Alumni (babies born among us)
In Memory (honorariums for those who have passed away)

 

Let us know what you’ve been up to since you graduated. Did you receive another degree? How about a promotion? Have you moved to a different state? Did you celebrate a special anniversary recently? Where have you traveled to? All of these details are great as we write your Class Note for the Vanguard Magazine!

 


EXAMPLE:  

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Kayli (Ober ’06) and Darren Bagwell ’05 were married June 13, 2009 after rekindling their friendship from college.  Darren runs his own business Rock For Her (rockforher.com) that focuses on custom diamond bridal jewelry, and is working on a master’s in Psychology with future plans of becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist.  Kayli teaches 1st grade.  The two welcomed Beckett on June 23, 2014.  He is such a joy to the family and reminds his parents of God’s faithfulness every day.  The Bagwells live in Newport Beach.


 

Now, HOW do you submit a Class Note? It’s easy…

  1. Online: www.vanguard.edu/alumni/classnotes
  2. Email: alumni@vanguard.edu with Subject: My Class Note
  3. Mail: Vanguard University c/o Alumni Relations, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

As soon as you submit a class note (and T-shirt size), we will mail it to you.

 

This summer giveaway is from July 1-31, so submit yours soon!

Check out other Vanguard Magazines online here: www.vanguard.edu/about/alumni-magazine

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Summer 2015 Outreach Trips

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Summer 2015 Outreach Trips 

 

Vanguard University has a long history of training, sending, and supporting missionaries. Our Vanguard University Outreach short-term mission program is an integral part of that rich heritage! 

Beyond the two or three week experience, our mission program has long-term transformation at its core. This transformation is both for our students and the people they will serve around the world.

[Participating Alumni names are in bold]

 

Study Abroad: VU Italia (May 12-June 12)

This study abroad trip will take 24 Vanguard students through a 9-unit course throughout three cities in Italy.  It is led by three Vanguard University faculty – Greg Austring ’82 (Intercultural Studies), Sue Berkompas (Theatre Arts), and Ed Rybarczyk ’85 (Religion). #vuItalia

 

Summer of Service: Uganda (May 13- August 5)

One of our S.O.S. students, Levi Moellering ’16 will volunteer with Impact Ministries Uganda this summer. His focus is on the health needs of the local community and the children in the orphanage the ministry oversees.  This program allows Levi to gain a valuable internship while serving that directly connects to his Biology degree.  He will volunteer alongside Daniel Okabe ’13.  

Argentina (May 19-27)

The Vanguard University Music department will take a group of students to Argentina this summer where they will be provide ministry through music to students, churches, and local outreach opportunities.  This trip is led by Music Faculty, Michael Nigro and Greg Glancey. Members of the Vanguard University Guitar Ensemble will partner with the Universidad Nacional de San Juan in Argentina. #vuMusic #vuMusicTour

 

Asia (May 20-June 4)

The Vanguard Athletics Men’s Basketball team will participate in a widely recognized and highly competitive basketball tournament in Asia.  They will also minister to athletic fans, staff, and the other teams that participate. We look forward to having Vanguard University represented in this exciting tournament! @vulions #VUMBB – Instagram, Twitter

 

Philippines (May 25-June 8)

Lauren Walker ’07 and Nolan Steputis ’06 will lead a group of Vanguard student athletes on a mission trip to the Philippines.  These athletes will partner with Kids International Ministries to participate in ministry through sports. @vulions – Instagram, Twitter

Members of the Vanguard Music department will also travel to the Philippines, where they will be participate in several different music ministry opportunities.  Their team leader is Vanguard Faculty and Music Department chair Dr. James Melton. #vuMusic #vuMusicTour

 

Ireland (July 1-15)

Dalila Toledo ’10 will lead a team (that includes Julie Caravella ’06) to Ireland. The team will continue their partnership with Cornerstone City Church in Derry, Ireland and the church’s outreach program – I Heart Derry. During their time there, the team will be involved in kids ministry, city beautification projects, mobile medics, sports outreach, and more. 

 

Study Abroad: Argentina (July 2-14)

A group of students under the direction of our Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University will do an intensive study abroad trip to Argentina. This team is led by Vanguard faculty Dr. Sandie Morgan ’10 MA and Derek Marsh. They will assist with starting an Ensure Justice conference: Argentina edition!  During their time there, they will also connect with AGWM Glibert Contreras and participate in various outreach efforts. @vugcwj – Instagram, Twitter

 

For team updates, like the Vanguard University Outreach Facebook page or @vuoutreach on Instagram.

 

Questions?
Kayli Hillebrand
Associate Director of Outreach
(714)  662-5265 | kayli.hillebrand@vanguard.edu
Website – www.vanguard.edu/outreach

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Delta Kappa: Class of 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Delta Kappa Inductees! The inductees were announced at Vanguard’s Awards Chapel on Thursday morning, April 23. We are
excited to have these future alumni as part of this elite society and see what the future holds for them after they graduate in a few short weeks!

Lucas Brawner

Savannah Cornelison

Charity Culp

Danny Ledezma

Corrine Meekhof

Christopher Lucas

Spencer Green

Natalie Garcia

Jordan Diandy

Christian Lucas

Morgan Burt

Bretlyn Schmitt

Araceli Bravo

Janell Koide

Renn Lazzerin

Robert Miller

Myriah Murillo

Myra Ramos

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Dixie Arnold

Delta Kappa is a Greek Letter Honor Society that honors those who have served the Vanguard University Community. Delta Kappa recognizes students who are exemplary in their Christian lifestyle as they serve their peers and represent the university.  Inductees are honored and recognized with personalized engraved bricks displayed on the Campus Mall, in front of the Library.

 

To see photos from the official pinning ceremony, go to the Vanguard University Alumni Facebook page.

 

Questions?

Office of Alumni Relations

(714) 966-5494 | alumni@vanguard.edu

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Class Notes – Due March 27

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Vanguard Alumni: We are gathering Class Notes for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of the Vanguard Magazine!

They are the most-read section of the magazine, so we want to make sure as many Alumni are included as possible.

Class Notes are in these categories –
1920s-1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
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2000s
2010s
Just Married
Future Alumni (babies born among us)
In Memory (honorariums for those who have passed away)

 

Let us know what you’ve been up to since you graduated. Other information to include: Did you receive another degree? How about a promotion? Have you moved to a different state? Did you celebrate a special anniversary recently? Where have you traveled to? What has your church, family, and/or company been up to? All of this information helps as we write your Class Note for the Vanguard Magazine!

 

AN EXAMPLE:  

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Ashley (Brock ‘10) and Scott Houston ‘11 married at The Parker Ranch in June 2012, and currently live in Irvine. Scott is the creative media director for Sanctuary Belize, the #1 development company in Belize. He also continues to do freelance work for his own business, 32 Productions, editing spots and commercials for the Los Angeles Clippers. Ashley has started her own ETSY business, selling hand-sewn items and launched a lifestyle blog: Live Styled Live Creative. By far, the Houston’s biggest accomplishment and joy was the birth of their son, Jude on November 8, 2013.

 

Now, HOW do you submit a Class Note? Don’t worry, it’s easy…

  1. Online at Vanguard Alumni website:  http://www.vanguard.edu/alumni/submit-a-class-note-2/
  2. Email: alumni@vanguard.edu with Subject: My Class Note
  3. Mail: Vanguard University c/o Alumni Relations, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Deadline is Friday, March 27. Please send any information to us by then! Photos (landscape orientation) can be emailed (jpeg) or mailed at the address above. Prints will not be returned. Also, when you send us your photos, it grants Vanguard University permission to print it.

 Check out other Vanguard Magazines online here: http://www.vanguard.edu/about/alumni-magazine/

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Remembering Dr. Elizabeth Leonard

On May 18, Dr. Elizabeth Leonard passed away at her home in Ireland after a battle with cancer. Elizabeth taught at Vanguard University as a full-time faculty member in the department of Anthropology and Sociology for 14 years. Upon her retirement, Dr. Leonard was granted the status of Faculty Emerita.

Below is a letter from President Michael J. Beals regarding Dr. Leonard’s passing –

Dear Vanguard Community,

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that beloved Vanguard professor Dr. Elizabeth Dermody Leonard passed away on Sunday, May 18 in Ireland, her home since retiring from Vanguard.

Dr. Leonard taught at Vanguard University as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, serving as an Assistant Professor of Sociology from 1997 to 2002, and then as Associate Professor of Sociology from 2002 to 2007, and finally as Professor of Sociology from 2007 to 2011. She delivered and expanded the Sociology curriculum to include areas of specialization in gender and crime, the sociology of women, corrections, family violence and juvenile delinquency, and played in integral role in helping grow the Sociology major to one hundred majors.

Dr. Leonard sustained a robust research agenda during her tenure at Vanguard University, producing a book (Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill, State University of New York Press, 2002), four book chapters and nine articles in peer-reviewed journals. She was widely recognized as an expert on issues related to battered women in prison and domestic violence, and as such, was invited to present research, guest lecture, provide expert witness testimony, and give various public presentations on seventy different occasions, and in diverse institutional settings and locales in the United States and Europe.

She served Vanguard University faithfully by being a tireless leader and advocate of interdisciplinary collaboration, which included serving as the Co-Director of Vanguard University’s Center for Women’s Studies from 2002 to 2005. She advised, counseled, and mentored countless numbers of students who, upon graduating from Vanguard University, followed her example by pursing vocations that advance the public good.

Elizabeth was highly respected, admired and regarded by the students at Vanguard University, who voted her the Faculty Member of the Year for 1999-2000, and again as Faculty Member of the Year for 2006-2007. Over the years students have consistently expressed their affection for her and their appreciation of her guidance and support.

Upon her retirement, Dr. Leonard was granted the status of faculty emerita. Dr. Leonard was a devoted colleague and friend and will be greatly missed.

Please keep Dr. Leonard’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Serving with you,

MICHAEL J. BEALS, PhD

In honor of legacy, we invite you to give a gift to the Elizabeth Dermody Leonard Memorial Fund! This fund will –

  • Establish a grant to fund media and arts that extend the reach and impact of her domestic violence research as depicted in Life Without Parole and Sin By Silence.
  • Expand the Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University in the Vanguard University Library.
  • Launch an annual scholarship for a domestic violence survivor returning to complete a degree in Vanguard University School for Graduate Professional Studies.
  • Fund a research stipend for grad students pursuing research on family violence or violence against women.

Donations can be made here: www.vanguard.edu/leonardfund

 

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In honor of her legacy, we invite you to give a gift to the Elizabeth Dermody Leonard Memorial Fund! Donations can be made here: www.vanguard.edu/leonardfund

Questions?
Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University
(714) 966-6360 | gcwj@vanguard.edu