Natalie Veissalov Staff Writer Family and friends gathered at Ortmayer Stadium and later in the Sports Science and Athletic Pavillion to share memories about Roland Ortmayer’s life on Nov. 22. Ortmayer, who died Oct. 9, was a legendary figure at the University of La Verne. There were about 250 people in attendance to honor his […]
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Charles Bentley, spokesman and master of ceremonies, kicked off the 2008 Homecoming weekend for alumni with an excited welcome at the Alumni Dinner/Dance on Oct. 17 at the Sheraton Fairplex.
Born on Aug. 22, 1917, in College Park, Md., Roland “Ort” Ortmayer was destined for greatness. Yes, greatness is a broad word that can mean many things, but that is what Ort was to the many people he influenced in his life.
Roland “Ort” Ortmayer. Just saying his nationally known nickname to one of the many athletes he has coached, students he has instructed, or fellow La Verne community members with whom he has associated brings about a sudden flood of emotions, respect and appreciation that washes over their faces.