The mission of the Alumni Advisory Board and the Alumni Association is to support the overall mission, values and advancement of the University of La Verne by fostering life-long connections between the University and its alumni.

Contact Us: 
alumni@laverne.edu

Member Expectations

  • Board Meeting Attendance - Meetings typically are held on Tuesday evenings
  • Inclusion of La Verne in yearly charitable donations
  • Attend and assist with Alumni Weekend/Homecoming
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the University - informal/formal recruitment of students

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2016-2017 Membership

Click on a name to see member bios and learn more about why they joined the Alumni Advisory Board

Executive Board

President - Christopher Braunstein '02, MEd '05
Vice President - Nick Solis '08
Secretary - Julie Sanchez-Alvarez '06, MBA '11
Treasurer - Wade Worthy '08
Immediate Past President - Manuel Lopez '06, MEd '10
Board of Trustees Representative - Alex Lester '08, JD '11

 

Affinity Group & Chapter Representatives

Burbank Chapter - Joe De La Cerda '10, MS '12
CAPA - Maggie Anguiano '08

CBPM - Raymond Medina MBA '14
COL - Leslie Riley '09
LVAA - Elric Boardman '66

 

Members

Alan Weinreb '09
becky martinez '94, MEd '01
Brenda Melgoza '07, MS '12
Brent Rawson '09
Carl Caston '97. MEd '01
Larry Woodruff '64
Linda Anguiano '08
Michelle Okayma '00, MEd '04
Roy Virgen '09




President
Christopher Braunstein '02, MEd '05

Occupation: Elementary School Teacher

Why I Joined the Board: I felt that by becoming a member of the Alumni Advisory Board, I'd be able to give back to the University, which helped me develop such as both a leader and a person.  It was a great opportunity to volunteer, and I'm glad I am able to be part of such an amazing group.  

Vice President
Nick Solis '08

Occupation: Fitness Professional/Professor

Why I Joined the Board: To be able to give back to the University that gave so much to me. La Verne became my second home and being given the opportunity to serve it and the people that are affiliated with it is one of the most rewarding things imaginable.


Secretary
Julie Sanchez-Alvarez '06, '11

Occupation: Digital Media Marketing Manager

Why I Joined the Board: Give back!

Treasurer
Wade Worthy '08

Occupation: Venture Financial Associates, LLC; Business Development Manager, IBBS, LLC

Why I Joined the Board: Over the course of my years at the University of La Verne I learned the values of staying connected, giving back to the community, and creating lasting memories that can span generations. Joining the Alumni Advisory Board have me the opportunity to give back to the University that have me so much in the way of life growth and career opportunity. The board provides a platform in which I can engage future, past, and present students getting them excited about the innovation and endearing ways La Verne can positively effect their lives or how they can do the same for the University.


Immediate Past President
Manuel Lopez '06, MEd '10

Occupation: Attorney

Why I Joined the Board: I joined the Alumni Advisory Board as a way to give back to the University. I may not have a lot of money, but I do have time and abilities that I would like to share and give back to the University.

Board of Trustees Representative
Alex Lester '08, '12

Occupation: Attorney

Why I Joined the Board: I joined the AAB because La Verne gave me so much as a student that I wanted to find a way to give back to the University and reach out to others who feel the same way.


Alan Weinreb '09

Occupation: Police Officer 


Why I Joined the Board: Coming soon.

becky martinez '94, MEd '01

Occupation: Organization Development Consultant

Why I Joined the Board: The campus holds a special place in my heart as it created the space for me to "grow-up" and connected me with life friends and chosen family all while earning a degree (or two).  I joined the board to invest my time and energy into building an even better University of La Verne Community so that others are able to do the same. 


Brenda P. Melgoza '07, MS '12

Occupation: Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Outpatient Clinician at McKinley Children's Center

Why I Joined the Board: ​I joined the Alumni Advisory Board to give back to La Verne, to network with other like minded individuals, and to continue to provide support to a University which gave me so much, both professionally and personally. 

Brent Rawson '09

Occupation: Sales Support Representative

Why I Joined the Board: I joined the board because, like many others on the board, I wanted to give back to the
University that gave so much to me.  I like being connected to the University again and helping shape La Verne moving forward. 


Carl Caston ’97, MEd ’01

Occupation: Vice Principal

Why I Joined the Board: I wanted to get more involved with La Verne activities. 

Larry Woodruff ’64

Occupation: Educator

Why I Joined the Board: Coming soon. 


Linda Anguiano '08

Occupation: Parish Admin/RCIA Director

Why I Joined the Board: Coming soon.

Michelle Okayman '00, MEd '04

Occupation: Athletic Trainer

Why I Joined the Board: Coming soon.


Burbank Chapter 

Joe De La Cerda '10, MS '12

Occupation: Director of Material and Logistics, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power


Why I Joined the Board: ​My experience at La Verne has been one of the most gratifying times of my life.  I have made several friendships over the many years with La Verne, from managers and co-workers at LADWP, to long lasting relationships in the business community.  La Verne has inspired me to be a life-long learner.  So now i have a desire to stay connected with this great University and what better way to do that than to be involved with La Verne Alumni. 

CAPA (Campus Accelerated Program for Adults)
Maria Anguiano '09

Occupation: 


Why I Joined the Board: ​Coming soon. 


CBPM (College of Business and Public Management)
Raymond Medina '14

Occupation: Consulting Business Analyst at SM&A

Why I Joined the Board: ​Joining the AAB board as a MBA graduate will allow me to give back to the ever changing landscape that is the University of La Verne.  I want to contribute to the creativity and dedication this university demonstrates to its alumni base.  

COL (College of Law)

Leslie Rilye '09

Occupation: Attorney


Why I Joined the Board: Coming soon. 


LVAA (La Verne Athletics Associates)
Elric Boardman '66

Occupation: Retired High School Science Teacher; Part-Time Instructor at University of La Verne since 1978

Why I Joined the Board: I've been a member of the LVAA board for 21 years.  LVAA provides financial, fan, and volunteer support for the athletic program.