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Work-Life Transitions Workshop

We invite ALL Veterans to participate in this upcoming event!Saturday, February 20
9am-12pm | Cost is FREEVanguard University campus: 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Highlights include -

  • Resume help, interview skills, skill & career assessments
  • Workshops on stress management, education for success, and veteran services
  • Recruiter meetings with Staffing Solutions
  • Special presentation from Working Wardrobes

For more information and to RSVP:


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On-Campus Student Resources

Vanguard University STUDENTS, we have so many resources available to you!

Accounting Office
Career Services
Disability Services
Financial Aid Office
Outtakes (Campus Convenience Store)
Professional Studies
Registrar’s Office
Samson’s Cafe
Tutorial Center
Veterans Resource Center
Writing Center




2015 Toy Drive THANKS

Vets.ToysTHANK YOU Vanguard University Faculty, Staff, and Students!


Our Vanguard Veterans “Big Warrior for Little Warrior Christmas Toy Drive 2015” was a huge success thanks to each of YOU who contributed to this year’s drive. These Little Warriors truly are remarkable and their spirit is contagious!


This year, our Semper Fi Santa (dressed in a desert camouflage Santa outfit), a number of Vanguard Veterans and family, Chelsea Galusky – VU Social Media Specialist, and Lesly – Veterans Center student worker went to CHOC Hospital to deliver toys and bring JOY to these brave little Warriors. We partnered with MaxLove Project and several other local non-profits to provide a day of free toys, Christmas crafts, and healthy food for patients and their families in the CHOC lobby.


Due to the generosity of the VU community, we were able to bless kids in the main CHOC cancer department and transfusion center with many toys, socks, blankets, and other items that truly put a smile on their face. I think we helped them forget, even if for a brief moment, their current struggles allowing them to just be kids!


Our Little Warriors don’t ask for anything. I simply asked our VU volunteers to show we CARE, as each of them and their families’ battle life’s most difficult times.


VU Family, you really blessed each of these families! They greatly appreciated what your donations. You totally made a difference in the lives of hospitalized Little Warriors this Christmas.


**To see photos from our December 18 event, please Like our Vanguard University Veterans Center Facebook page.**


Blessings and Semper Fidelis!

Brian Burlingame

Vanguard University Veterans Coordinator



Thank you Vanguard University of Southern California and Vanguard University Veterans Center!

You are all so amazing, modeling the way with love and a deep commitment to serving others!

– MaxLove Project -


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 |

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 –


Vanguard University
Office of University Advancement
(714) 966-5441 |


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.


We look forward to learning with you!

Vanguard University
Office of University Advancement
(714) 966-5441 |

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!


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