A video made by University of La Verne Communications Department professors Mike Laponis, Don Pollock and Radio/TV Operations Manager Shane Rodrigues has won a prestigious Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association.
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Three professors in the University of La Verne communications department received an award of merit from the Accolade Awards for their film “City of La Verne,” produced for the 2009 Annual President’s Dinner Gala.
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.
Campus events for the week of Feb. 13, 2009.
Professors of communications Michael Laponis and Don Pollock, and Radio-TV Operations Manager Shane Rodrigues recently won bronze awards in the 29th Annual Telly Awards.
Last weekend, I was invited to represent the University as a student for the President’s Dinner Gala. The event hosted hundreds of donors and potential contributors to the University of La Verne, in addition to the honoring of a distinguished alumnus, Dr. James Swift.
Joining past honorees like Sara and Michael Abraham, Terrence Deal and Rob Fukuzaki, Dr. James Swift was the recipient of the President’s Award at the annual dinner gala on Saturday.
It was a night dedicated to honoring the past and embracing the future. Jan. 28 marked not only the 11th annual President’s Dinner Gala but also the unveiling of the University of La Verne’s $42 million “Building on Excellence” campaign.
Fine dining, romantic candlelight and a piano serenade at the Ritz. It sounds like something left over for Valentine’s Day. This was no celebration of love between a man and a woman, but rather a celebration for the couple’s love and contributions to the University of La Verne.