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 |



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.




Welcome Week Veterans Booth

We will host a Vanguard University Veterans booth at the ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood Expo’ on Sunday, August 23. The Expo event will take place in the newly renovated Scott Academic Center from 3:30pm-6pm. Cost is FREE for Vanguard students to attend.

This is a time for new students to learn more about VU clubs and ways they can be involved.

Please stop by and visit us!




2014 Move-In Day Volunteers

2015 Move-In Day Volunteers



Join us in welcoming our Vanguard University – Class of 2019 freshmen, transfers, and their families!


Friday, August 21, 2015
[Veterans Club and Vanguard University Alumni]

8AM – 2PM | Towers Lobby
… It’s an annual VU tradition to help move new students into their dorms! Veterans Club students and Alumni: Join Frontline students in carrying luggage and boxes to Laguna, Huntington, and Catalina Hall.


We need as much help as we can get! You will receive a free Vanguard University Veterans Center T-shirt to wear (and keep) in exchange for your service.


**If you would like to volunteer, please EMAIL your Name, Class Year, Contact Info, and T-Shirt size to by Wednesday, August 19.


Welcome Week schedule –


Lauren Francis
Vanguard University Alumni
(714) 966-5494 |

Event hashtags – #WELCOME2VU #vuVeterans @vanguardu


2014 Move-In Day Volunteers

2014 Move-In Day Volunteers




OC Fair – Costa Mesa Day



Starting the first full week, the Orange County Fair will celebrate individual cities in the county every weekday with a Community Flag Salute.

Legion3.560Representatives of these cities are welcome to lead Fair-goers in the singing of the National Anthem as the flag is raised.

Thursday, July 23
12:30PM | OC Fair Hangar

On these days, the OC Fair also offers residents of Costa Mesa a $2 discount admission coupon available at local city halls or libraries. The coupon is valid for up to 4 people and original coupons must be presented.

Fair admission is FREE for active-duty military and veterans with appropriate military ID (DD214, etc.) Not valid for spouses or dependents

Come celebrate your city with the OC Fair:Legion1.560

  • Wednesday, July 22 Laguna Niguel, Huntington Beach & Westminster
  • Thursday, July 23 Costa Mesa
  • Friday, July 24 La Habra, Newport Beach & Seal Beach
  • Wednesday, July 29 La Palma, Lake Forest & Orange
  • Thursday, July 30 Anaheim, Fullerton & San Clemente
  • Friday, July 31 Los Alamitos, Placentia & Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Wednesday, August 5 Aliso Viejo, Cypress, Laguna Beach & Yorba Linda
  • Thursday, August 6 Laguna Woods & Tustin
  • Friday, August 7 Garden Grove, Santa Ana & Villa Park
  • Wednesday, August 12 Dana Point, Laguna Hills & Stanton
  • Thursday, August 13 Brea, Irvine & San Juan Capistrano
  • Friday, August 14 Buena Park, Fountain Valley & Mission Viejo

Click here to learn more about 2015 OC Fair Special Events.

Brian Burlingame
Vanguard University Veterans Center
(714) 966-5447 |




Vanguard University Library

VRC Summer Location


We are very excited about the construction on the Scott Academic Center. The Through These Doors campaign (to renovate the Scott Academic Center) includes the expansion of the Veterans Resource Center too.

While construction progresses, our Vanguard Veterans Center will temporarily be located on the second floor of the O. Cope Budge Library.

Our staff and resources will still be available throughout the summer. Please come visit us!

Brian Burlingame 
Veterans Center Coordinator
(714) 966-5447 |