In honor of Andrew Tompkins, a former University of La Verne diver and business administration major who died of cancer on Sept. 22, the University hosted a celebration of his life Oct. 3 in the Athletics Pavilion.
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Andrew Tompkins, a former University of La Verne diver and business administration major, died of cancer on Sept. 22. He was 21.
The University of La Verne swim and dive team hosted a bake sale fundraiser for Andrew Tompkins, a former ULV diver who after he battled and defeated osteosarcoma cancer in 2018, learned recently that the cancer returned, this time as stage IV metastatic osteosarcoma.
After taking a year off to receive 18 rounds of chemotherapy with three different chemotherapy drugs, three surgeries and plenty of physical therapy sessions to learn how to walk again, Andrew Tompkins, sophomore business administration major, has returned to the University of La Verne.
Peer mentoring is one way the University of La Verne offers help to students, said Sarah Dunn, professor of kinesiology, about her recent study on stress that both the tutor and tutee undergo during a peer mentoring session.
The University community gathered in the Campus Center ballroom Tuesday to make fleece tie blankets for the Linus Project, a nonprofit organization that donates blankets to families in need and ill children.
Out of 10 current and former University of La Verne students surveyed for an informal poll about, all said they would vote in the midterm elections next year.