Veterans Chapel – Fall 2015

Come join us for this annual Vanguard University Veterans Center tradition -

Tuesday, November 3
8pm | Needham Chapel

Speaker: Paul Turgeon, Marine Corps Veteran and Director of Vanguard University Campus Public Safety

… Come to the Needham Chapel courtyard at 7:30pm for a time of fellowship. Veterans, you are welcome to wear your Military uniforms too!

**DOUBLE Chapel credit will be offered.**


Click here to RSVP to our Vanguard Veterans Center Facebook event.

Brian Burlingame
Vanguard University Veterans Center
(714) 966-5447 | brian.burlingame@vanguard.edu

Event hashtags – #vuVeterans #vuChapel




2015 Veterans Day Event



Please join us in this annual event where we honor our veterans and celebrate the Vanguard University Veterans Center together!


Thursday, November 5
4pm-5:30pm | Veterans Courtyard of Honor (Scott Academic Center)


Local Veterans, community members, and businesses are welcome. We invite our faculty, university staff, current VU students, families, and Vanguard University Alumni to attend too.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles Monroe

  • Vanguard University Alumni Class of 1966
  • Former Vanguard University Dean of Students
  • Distinguished World War II Purple Heart Veteran
  • Served in the U.S. Navy Torpedo Squadron 8
  • Fought in the Battle of Midway and Guadalcanal campaign


Refreshments will be served at the end of the ceremony.

Please RSVP by October 30 with your attendance – www.vanguard.edu/veteransday


Vanguard University
Office of University Advancement
(714) 966-5441 | events@vanguard.edu


Event hashtags – #vuVeterans #VeteransDay





Admiral Vern Clark Lecture


The Bill & Jo Anne Larson Lectureship on Ethics & Business features nationally recognized Business and Civic leaders who embody a life of Christ-centered leadership and service. The Vanguard University Department of Business & Management invites you to its FIRST Larson Lectureship –

Monday, October 26
7-8pm | Newport Mesa Church [Vanguard University campus]

*Chapel credit provided for current students.

**Orange County business community, Veterans, Vanguard University Alumni, and VU supporters are welcome.

To RSVP: https://connect.vanguard.edu/larsonlecture

We look forward to learning with you!

Vanguard University
Office of University Advancement
(714) 966-5441 | events@vanguard.edu

Event hashtags – #LarsonLectureship #vuVeterans #vuBusiness




Q&A with Brock Milhorn

Brock MilhornWhere are you from?

From Glenwood Springs, Colorado (I grew up a mountain boy!)


How long, where, and what branch did you serve in the military? 

I served 4 years in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Atsugii, Japan. We were attached to the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, and then I forward deployed all around the world.


What’s your Theater background?

I grew up with a passion for performing and the stage. I have been acting and singing since the age of 6. I love to sing, act, and fake my way through dancing! My next role is ‘Commissioner Kellerman’ in Vanguard University’s production of Life Without Parole, which opens at Lyceum Theater on October 23, 2015. There’s nothing better than feeling God use you through story telling to impact someone else’s life!


What is your current staff role at Vanguard University? 

I am currently working as the Copy Center Specialist in the Information Technology office.


What do you like about working at Vanguard University so far? 

The best highlight of working at Vanguard University is… the VU family. I was immediately made to feel welcome, like I was always supposed to be here. I was treated with kindness and patience, unrivaled at any job previously. I felt God’s hand in everything. How amazing is it that we get to come to work and are able to pray openly and worship freely, whenever we want!


Life Without Parole




VU in U.S. Veterans Magazine


U.S. Veterans Magazine has named Vanguard University in its Summer 2015 results for Best of the Best. The magazine links companies and government entities to qualified career and business candidates from the ranks of the nation’s veterans. The magazine also provides important veteran news, covering virtually every industry, business and profession.

U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for the 2015 Best of the Best evaluations. The annual review is an assessment of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. These nonbiased studies are valuable resources for jobseekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies and consumer groups…


Click here to read the full PRESS RELEASE! 


Veterans Center Open House



Construction is almost complete on the Scott Academic Center! The Through These Doors renovations include a brand new Vanguard Veterans Center. Please join us at any (or all) of these Open House events:

  • August 31 from 3-5pm
  • September 1 from 5-7pm
  • September 2 from 7-9pm

We are still located on the 2nd floor of the Scott Academic Center next to the Scott-Judkins Upperdeck courtyard. Light refreshments will be served.

Brian Burlingame
(714) 966-5447 | brian.burlingame@vanguard.edu



Veterans Housing Summit

The American Legion is hosting a Veterans Housing Summit on Saturday, August 29 from 9am-2pm.

Cost is FREE for any Veterans to attend.

- VA Home Loan Assistance
- VA Certificate of Eligibility
- Home Loan Pre-Approval
- Housing Services Expo
- Credit Counseling
- Down Payment Assistance
- Free Continental Breakfast

- Raffle prizes… and more!

Please invite your friends and family to attend.