La Verne, CA, United States
La Verne, CA, United States

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university located in La Verne, California, United States, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Founded in 1891, the university is composed of the College of Arts & science, College of Business & Public Management, College of Education and Organizational Leadership, College of Law, and a Regional Campus Administration that oversees seven regional campuses. It awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Many of their classes are taught at smaller campuses throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Wikipedia.


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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, announced today that it has named Alma Banuelos as the head of two complementary trust businesses at RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and City National Bank. She is based in City National’s Los Angeles headquarters and reports to Michael Pagano, executive vice president of City National’s Private Banking Division. Banuelos is responsible for leading RBC’s state-chartered Delaware trust company and the nationally chartered City National trust business. Together, these groups administer significant assets for clients of City National Bank, RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and several other prominent wealth management firms. The groups have seasoned advisors with expertise in real estate trust management, special needs trust administration and estate settlement. City National partners with individual trustees to deliver the full range of trust services. “Our trust capabilities fill an essential need for our clients, so it’s important that we provide them with expert advice and exceptional service,” said Pagano. “Alma’s leadership will help us do more of that, particularly as we grow and expand our resources.” “We’re extremely pleased to have Alma leading our trust groups and helping us further our commitment to serving families,” said Michael Armstrong, chief executive of RBC Wealth Management-U.S. in Minneapolis. “Alma’s experience and leadership skills will help the two grow together, encourage collaboration and leverage our capabilities across both platforms.” Banuelos has more than 25 years of experience providing trust services to wealthy families. Prior to joining City National, she served as a Southern California trust executive for U.S. Trust. Banuelos earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne. She also holds a Certified Trust Financial Advisor designation. Both Michael Appley, the leader of RBC’s trust team, and Michael Dowling, the leader of City National’s trust team, remain in their respective roles, reporting to Banuelos. For an image of Banuelos, please go to: https://www.cnb.com/PublishingImages/Alma-Banuelos.jpg With $47 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 73 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $58 billion in client investment assets. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 36 other countries. For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at cnb.com. In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC. is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has $279 billion in total client assets with 1,800 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 41 states.


News Article | November 9, 2016
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AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, the Community for Accredited Online Schools has released it’s ranking of the 2016-2017 Best Paralegal Schools in the U.S. Using more than a dozen unique statistics from both online and on-campus Paralegal programs across the country, the higher education resource provider awarded top marks to Madonna University, Hampton University, Colorado Mountain College, Utah Valley University and Mount Saint Joseph University for four-year schools and Metropolitan Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Johnson County Community College and South Piedmont Community College for two-year schools. “Earning a paralegal degree can open many doors for students interested in law,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “These schools are going above and beyond to provide their students the stepping stones to success, whether they plan to go on to law school or begin a paralegal career immediately after graduation.” Schools earning a spot on the Best Paralegal Schools ranking are required to meet several standards. Each must hold regional accreditation and be registered as public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools must also provide career placement services to students after graduation. The Community for Accredited Online Schools analyzes school-specific statistics, such as graduation rates, student teacher ratios and financial aid availability, to determine a score and rank for each qualifying college. The Best Two-Year and Four-Year Schools with Paralegal Programs in the U.S. are listed alphabetically below. Rankings and school scores can be found at the link below, along with details on the data and methodology used: Baker College of Auburn Hills Bay Path University College of Our Lady of the Elms College of Saint Mary College of Southern Nevada Colorado Mountain College Daemen College Davenport University Eastern Kentucky University Gannon University Hampton University Highline College Humphreys College – Stockton, Modesto Campuses Husson University Idaho State University Lewis-Clark State College Liberty University Madonna University Marian University Marist College Midland College Missouri Western State University Mount Saint Joseph University Pennsylvania College of Technology Roger Williams University Saint Mary of the Woods College St Petersburg College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota Suffolk University Texas State University Touro College University of Akron Main Campus University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Cincinnati - Clermont College University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Detroit Mercy University of Great Falls University of Hartford University of La Verne University of Louisville University of North Georgia University of Toledo Ursuline College Utah Valley University Washburn University Webster University Wesley College Widener University - Delaware Campus William Woods University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


An analysis of California’s college career training programs by leading higher education resource site, Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), has revealed the top 54 schools in the state for trade and vocational education. Crediting two-year and four-year schools respectively, the site ranked Lincoln University, Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses, University of LaVerne, American River College, Sacramento City College, College of the Sequoias, Cosumnes River College and Cerritos College among the top scoring for Best Schools for Trade & Vocational Programs in California for 2016-2017. “Some of today’s fastest growing industries are in trade and vocational fields, and projections show these industries continuing to gain steam over the next decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The California colleges credited on our list are those helping students achieve maximum success with not only high quality training, but career placement and counseling services that can pave the way to successful job placement.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges and universities to meet minimum standards to qualify for ranking. Institutions must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status to be considered. For the Best Trade & Vocational Programs list, schools must also offer career counseling and placement services to assist students. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on analysis of more than a dozen unique statistics, such as student-teacher ratios and program variety. A full list of schools on California’s ranking, as well as details on the data points and methodology used to determine scores and list position can be found at: Allan Hancock College American River College Antelope Valley College Bakersfield College Cabrillo College California College San Diego, San Diego California College San Diego, San Marcos Cerritos College Cerro Coso Community College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco Coastline Community College College of Alameda College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Desert College of the Redwoods College of the Sequoias Contra Costa College Cosumnes River College Crafton Hills College Cuyamaca College De Anza College Diablo Valley College East Los Angeles College El Camino College Folsom Lake College Foothill College Fresno City College Fullerton College Glendale Community College Golden West College Grossmont College Humphreys College - Stockton & Modesto Campuses Imperial Valley College Irvine Valley College Lake Tahoe Community College Laney College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Lincoln University Long Beach City College Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Harbor College Los Angeles Mission College Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles Valley College Los Medanos College Merced College Mission College Monterey Peninsula College Moorpark College Moreno Valley College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Norco College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Oxnard College Pasadena City College Porterville College Reedley College Rio Hondo College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego City College San Diego Mesa College San Diego Miramar College San Jose City College Santa Barbara City College Santa Monica College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Sierra College Skyline College Solano Community College Taft College University of La Verne Ventura College Victor Valley College West Los Angeles College Yuba College About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | December 9, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Platinum Edge, LLC is excited to announce a special initiative for veterans: A heavily discounted 2-day Certified Scrum Master (CSM) class aimed at improving project management skills and making veterans more competitive in the job market. The CSM class will be offered to veterans for this class only for $99 and free for unemployed veterans (with an EDD statement). The training provides in-depth understanding of the scrum team-based approach to iterative development, which is being used throughout the world on a regular basis by organizations from small to large. This highly interactive scrum master course trains participants in the full range of scrum topics, from basic theory to organizational implementation, including practical applications, roles, and scaling. The course will be taught by the Founder and Managing Member of Platinum Edge, Mark C. Layton, who is a veteran himself having spent 11 years as a Cryptographic Specialist for the US Air Force, where he earned both Commendation and Achievement medals for his accomplishments. Mr. Layton is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the project/program management field. He holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College. Mr. Layton is the author of “Agile Project Management for Dummies” and “Scrum for Dummies.” Certified Scrum Master Training with Mark Layton Dates: December 15-16, 2016 Hours: 8:00am-5pm each day Location: Orange County, CA Cost: $99 for Veterans / Free for Unemployed Veterans (with proof of current/active EDD) To help support veterans for serving this country, Platinum Edge would like to thank organizations that have sponsored the class, including: Scrum Alliance, FedEx Office (Costa Mesa Courtyards location), and the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center. For more information or to register for this CSM class, please visit the following link: https://platinumedge.com/giveback About Platinum Edge: Platinum Edge, LLC helps companies deliver value faster, with fewer errors, at a lower total cost. The company is an agile-focused team of MBAs, behavioral science experts and certification instructors who Audit, Recruit, Train and Transform organizations to maximize return on investment. If your company has software and/or product development teams, Platinum Edge can help you.


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, announced today that it has named Alma Banuelos as the head of two complementary trust businesses at RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and City National Bank. She is based in City National’s Los Angeles headquarters and reports to Michael Pagano, executive vice president of City National’s Private Banking Division. Banuelos is responsible for leading RBC’s state-chartered Delaware trust company and the nationally chartered City National trust business. Together, these groups administer significant assets for clients of City National Bank, RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and several other prominent wealth management firms. The groups have seasoned advisors with expertise in real estate trust management, special needs trust administration and estate settlement. City National partners with individual trustees to deliver the full range of trust services. “Our trust capabilities fill an essential need for our clients, so it’s important that we provide them with expert advice and exceptional service,” said Pagano. “Alma’s leadership will help us do more of that, particularly as we grow and expand our resources.” “We’re extremely pleased to have Alma leading our trust groups and helping us further our commitment to serving families,” said Michael Armstrong, chief executive of RBC Wealth Management-U.S. in Minneapolis. “Alma’s experience and leadership skills will help the two grow together, encourage collaboration and leverage our capabilities across both platforms.” Banuelos has more than 25 years of experience providing trust services to wealthy families. Prior to joining City National, she served as a Southern California trust executive for U.S. Trust. Banuelos earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne. She also holds a Certified Trust Financial Advisor designation. Both Michael Appley, the leader of RBC’s trust team, and Michael Dowling, the leader of City National’s trust team, remain in their respective roles, reporting to Banuelos. For an image of Banuelos, please go to: https://www.cnb.com/PublishingImages/Alma-Banuelos.jpg With $47 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 73 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $58 billion in client investment assets. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 36 other countries. For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at cnb.com. In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC. is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has $279 billion in total client assets with 1,800 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 41 states.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The University of La Verne has partnered with more than a dozen Southern California school districts and organizations for one of the region’s single-largest initiatives to ensure that students have access to a high-quality, affordable college education. The Partnership for Access to College Education (PACE) launched on Jan. 19, 2017, with public school districts that encompass more than 50 high schools and serve more than 226,000 students per year. The program promises qualified students from the districts a pathway to college that includes: “The Partnership for Access to College Education will have an especially powerful impact on students who are the first in their families to go to college,” University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman said. “These students need extra support and a sense of community to guide them on their paths to success, and that’s exactly what we are building with these school districts and organizations.” About half of the students who attend the University of La Verne are the first in their families to go to college. About 75 percent of first-time freshman come from within 50 miles of La Verne. PACE founding partners include: Alhambra Unified School District, Bishop Conaty – Our Lady of Loretto High School, Bonita Unified School District, Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Covina Unified School District, Duarte Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, Monrovia Unified School District, Montebello Unified School District, Pomona Unified School District, San Diego College Bound, Upland Unified School District, West Covina Unified School District, and Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District. The partnership will go into effect immediately, starting with current high school seniors who apply for the fall 2017 term. Superintendents and other officials from the districts gathered at the university to celebrate the launch. “We’re extremely proud to partner with one of the great universities in the United States in creating higher education opportunities for our students,” said Mathew Holton, superintendent of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District, the second largest high school district in California. “Through this commitment, we hope our students can positively impact this community.” Nancy Kelly, superintendent of the Upland Unified School District, led a delegation of five Upland representatives at the ceremony. “We are proud and excited to enter into this guaranteed admissions agreement with the University of La Verne, which will create new opportunities for many of our students,” Kelly said. “Ensuring that every student has the opportunity to go to college is our unwavering commitment in the Upland Unified School District, and bold partnerships such as this go a long way toward making that happen.” Ensuring students access to college is more important than ever. A recent study from the Economic Policy Institute revealed that the pay gap between college graduates and everyone else is the largest on record, with college graduates now earning an average of 56 percent more than non-graduates. In addition to serving first-time college freshman, the PACE partnership will also benefit employees of the partner school districts. Faculty and staff admitted to the University of La Verne’s Ed.D. program are guaranteed a $100 per unit scholarship. About the University of La Verne Founded in 1891 and located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, the University of La Verne is a private, nonprofit, comprehensive institution founded on four core values: lifelong learning, ethical reasoning, civic and community engagement, and diversity and inclusivity. The University of La Verne serves nearly 8,400 students on the historic La Verne location as well as across 10 Southern California regional campuses. Four colleges – LaFetra College of Education, College of Business and Public Management, College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Law – provide 51 undergraduate degree programs, 17 master’s degrees and four doctoral degrees.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 147.86K | Year: 2011

This engineering education CAREER project supports research in facilitation theory and team skill education for engineering students. A by product of the study will be the creation and assessment of an expert system (virtual facilitator) to facilitate team development and performance. This virtual facilitator can be used to model the behaviors of an expert facilitator to engineering student teams as they are working together. Drawing on previous data, the PI will develop a practical tool that will help engineering students learn team skills while, at the same time, advancing research in team dynamics and facilitation. As a research tool, it will provide the opportunity to test theories about team function and facilitation, especially across large numbers of teams. Also the use of expert systems as a model for observational learning of teaming skills has the potential to be applied widely and with significant impact to improve learning engineering team skills.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 160.57K | Year: 2012

In this project, a team at the University of La Verne is adapting its successful strategy for teaching junior-level cell biology laboratory, called Design Your Own Experiment (DYOE). It is now being combined with activities promoting scientific literacy and the course targeted to the sophomore-level. In response to increased enrollment, the class size has increased so that laboratory equipment must be shared. When not actively working with the equipment, students develop their skills in reading, writing, and speaking about topics in cell biology through journal club, critiquing and writing about the scientific literature and the students own written scientific work, and preparing data for presentation. The approach is also being tested in a second course, Developmental Biology. The team is developing assessment instruments to evaluate the success of the combination of DYOE and literacy work in improving overall student learning. The model is likely to be attractive to many schools experiencing enrollment increases without a corresponding increase in resources. A tangible product of the project is a laboratory manual, customizable by the adopter, in both student and instructor editions.


News Article | December 5, 2016
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The University of La Verne agreed to partner with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. to provide a Master of Science in Leadership and Management degree program to Honda employees, with the first group of students starting in 2017. University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman and Honda Executive Vice President John Mendel signed the agreement Nov. 30 at the university. “We continuously strive to provide the best access possible to all student populations,” Lieberman said. “Research suggests that professional adults are the fastest growing population seeking college degrees, and we are honored to provide the employees of Honda and other corporations the tools they need to be successful and effective leaders.” According to the Lumina Foundation, 38 percent of today’s college undergraduate students are older than 25, 58 percent work while in college, and 26 percent are raising children. The University of La Verne provides on-site education through various organizations to make it more convenient for working adults to pursue a college degree. The university and Honda expect to launch the program with one to two groups comprised of 15 students each. The cohorts are open, meaning employees of other corporations may join. Each Honda employee enrolled receives a number of benefits including the convenience of a workplace classroom location, tuition reimbursement, transportation and childcare stipends, and more. “I began pursuing a Master of Business Administration after I had already entered the corporate world, so I understand the challenges and pressure of being a working professional while continuing an education,” Mendel said. “My wife and I are very supportive of lifelong learning and helping Honda associates achieve their career goals.” The Master of Science in Leadership and Management is a versatile degree that can be used to pursue leadership roles in any organization, human resources management, and organizational development. Founded in 1891 and located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, the University of La Verne is a private, nonprofit, comprehensive institution founded on four core values: lifelong learning, ethical reasoning, civic and community engagement, and diversity and inclusivity. The University of La Verne serves nearly 8,400 students at its historic La Verne campus and across nine other California regional locations.

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