Lili Gradilla, coordinator of the Co-Curricular Community Engagement Program, meets with students to organize a dance marathon. The marathon, a 24-hour event to celebrate survivors of childhood cancer, will raise money to support them and their families.
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Sharon Cruz-McKinney, director of community relations and outreach in the office of admissions, took home the Spirit of La Verne Award Tuesday at the La Verne Church of the Brethren.
The University partnered with the One in Three club, House of Ruth and Project Sister to host the One Billion Rising campaign and event Friday.
Most clubs do not attempt to tackle the sensitive topic of sexual assault, but the newly founded club, One in Three, decided to host an entire discussion dinner on the subject on Nov. 22.
Members of the First Generation Club at the University of La Verne sit among each other like family, prepared to share laughs and ideas and is the reason they have been able to support their members for three years.
Students, faculty and staff came together by forming “familias,” while discovering their individual cultural identities at the Latino student retreat on Nov. 8.
Cal Poly Pomona junior civil engineering major Hector Cardenas and Crystal Hermosillo, junior liberal studies major at La Verne, talk with Rosa Lilia Gradilla, the intercultural program coordinator, about the Multicultural Club diversity retreat.
Students and faculty commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by participating in a nationwide celebration of the event and Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28.
In a campus-wide presentation ending diversity week, the multicultural council and student services had Dolores Huerta speak for the culminating event on International Women’s Day.
Adonay Montes, assistant professor of education, discussed how a new program is helping migrant Latino students overcome the social and academic challenges they face when starting school in America, Monday in the President’s Dining Room.