Myrna Long Wheeler, respected alumna and trustee of the University of La Verne, died Jan. 9 at her home in San Dimas after fighting acute myeloid leukemia for several months. She was 70.
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News briefs for Sept. 11, 2009.
Faculty, staff and donors dressed in formal attire, gathered to celebrate the completion of the five-year, $42 million Building on Excellence Campaign at the President’s Dinner Gala on Feb. 28 with a Brazilian inspired theme.
Current students and alumni alike were out in force last weekend for the University of La Verne’s annual Homecoming festivities.
This year’s spring commencement ceremonies will feature University of La Verne Board of Trustees member Myrna Long Wheeler; Dean of the College of Educational and Organizational Leadership Leonard Pellicer; host of KPCC-FM’s “Air Talk” Larry Mantle; author and peace activist Azim N. Khamisa; and U.S. Army Major General Retired William K. Suter.
Operatic arias and chamber pieces filled the Church of the Brethren on Friday when the University of La Verne chorale and chamber singers presented an all Mozart concert in celebration of his 250th birthday.