The University of La Verne inducted eight former student-athletes, as well as the entire 1981 women’s volleyball national championship team, into the Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony Saturday at Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center.
The stands were filled with students, parents, alumni and other members of the La Verne community to commemorate the grand opening of the Campus West athletics facility. Located on Wheeler Avenue, the new baseball and softball fields at the facility finally made their debut Tuesday.
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.
The fight, kick and spit, the natural love for the game, the competition, and the family that you become after only a couple months of playing together are all the reasons that keep head volleyball coach Don Flora coming back year after year.
Empowerment comedian Ernesto Gritzewsky, known as Ernie G, sat amid his audience of roughly 70 before his performance – to have intimate conversations and get to know them – Tuesday in Sara and Michael Abraham Campus Center with at least 70 attendees.
The University of La Verne hosted its annual Kristallnacht Remembrance Lecture featuring author Steven Wasserman speaking about his book, “Grasping at Straws: Letters from the Holocaust,” Sunday in the Campus Center Ballroom.