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.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Maria Contreras-Sweet, the 24th administrator of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), will deliver the address at the University of La Verne’s 2017 spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 27. She will also receive an honorary degree during the ceremonies, which will take place at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Contreras-Sweet, who sees entrepreneurship as a force that can change lives and lift communities, was appointed by former President Barack Obama to lead the SBA in 2014. She held the position and served on the president’s cabinet until the end of his term in January, 2017. The SBA is charged with supporting America’s 28 million small businesses, which create a majority of U.S. jobs and employ half of the country’s private-sector workforce. As head of the agency, Contreras-Sweet oversaw a $120 billion loan portfolio as well as the world’s largest seed fund and business counseling network. Contreras-Sweet is also a business leader, entrepreneur, and former California state cabinet official. She launched three businesses of her own, including a community bank in downtown Los Angeles. Prior to that, she served as the California cabinet secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, where she oversaw 44,000 employees, a $14 billion budget, and 14 state departments, including the departments of Transportation, Highway Patrol, Housing, Financial Institutions, Corporations, Real Estate, and Motor Vehicles. Contreras-Sweet is also a founding director of the California Endowment, a $3 billion foundation dedicated to improving the health status of Californians. Commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences and the LaFetra College of Education will begin at 10 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Business and Public Management begins at 3:30 p.m. Citizens Business Bank Arena is at 4000 Ontario Center Parkway in Ontario. 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.
News Article | May 2, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the best colleges and universities in California for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the list, Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley came in as the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools ranked, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pasadena City College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and Mission College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “California offers students some of the highest-quality academic opportunities in the country, and the schools on our list are the best of the best,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do these colleges and universities offer outstanding degree programs, they also provide their students with career resources and counseling services that equip them for post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in California” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in California” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Art Center College of Design Azusa Pacific University California Baptist University California Institute of Technology California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California State University-Long Beach Chapman University Claremont McKenna College Concordia University-Irvine Dominican University of California Fresno Pacific University Harvey Mudd College Holy Names University Loma Linda University Loyola Marymount University Mills College Mount Saint Mary's University National University Notre Dame de Namur University Occidental College Pacific Union College Pepperdine University Pitzer College Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College Saint Mary's College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Scripps College Stanford University University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Irvine University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Riverside University of California-San Diego University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Cruz University of La Verne University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of the Pacific Westmont College Whittier College Woodbury University The Best Two-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Allan Hancock College American River College Bakersfield College Butte College Cabrillo College Canada College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Siskiyous Contra Costa College Copper Mountain College Crafton Hills College Cuesta College Cypress College De Anza College Diablo Valley College Feather River College Foothill College Fresno City College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Long Beach City College MiraCosta College Mission College Modesto Junior College Monterey Peninsula College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Palomar College Pasadena City College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego Mesa College Santa Ana College Santa Barbara City College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Skyline College Solano Community College Southwestern College West Valley College Yuba College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | November 9, 2016
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.
News Article | December 9, 2016
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.
News Article | February 14, 2017
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.