La Sierra University Graduates Largest Class in School’s History 2017 - Highlight Film
06/20/2017 - Author: Darla Martin Tucker
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Early on the morning of June 18, before the heat of the day set in, long lines of black-robed graduates, many adorned with colorful leis and graduation caps, stood on the upper mall of La Sierra University’s campus waiting for the organ’s resounding strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” to begin at 8 a.m.
“It doesn’t seem real,” said Kaitlyn Witherby, a management and marketing double major as she stood in line with her classmates. “I’m excited, nervous, but mostly excited,” said chemistry and Spanish major Caleb Flores of Fresno.
A short time later, Kristen Soares, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities stood before La Sierra’s 2017 graduating class seated on Founders’ Green and advised them to create memory imprints of the day and of other special moments in their lives. She also told the graduates to value setbacks and mistakes as resilience-building moments along the path toward their goals.
Soares gave an address titled “Be Present” for La Sierra’s commencement which saw 475 students, the university’s largest graduating class to date, receive 494 degrees.
The AICCU represents the chief executives of California’s 79 private, nonprofit colleges and universities and those institutions’ 330,000 students on issues of public policy. Soares’ efforts include advocating for the Cal Grant, a state financial aid program for higher education. Before joining the AICCU, Soares served as a senior associate vice president for government relations and civic engagement at the University of Southern California for 23 years.
La Sierra University is a Seventh-day Adventist non-profit co-educational university located in Riverside, California, United States. La Sierra offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level degrees and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Adventist Accrediting Association.
To view photo albums of La Sierra University's 2017 commencement weekend, visit facebook.com/LaSierraU/.
Pinacate Middle School Promotion 2017
The vision of Pinacate Middle School is to prepare and support all students to be their BEST to become college and career ready and productive, contributing members in a competitive global society.
Pinacate Middle School will inspire and support college and career readiness and the personal success of every student every day, by providing a safe, positive learning environment, effective instruction, targeted intervention, and active parental involvement.
Be our BEST! Every Student! Every Day!
Corona Norco Unified School District - LCFF
Local Control Funding Formula
On June 27, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown approved the biggest reform to school funding in the last 40 years. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) gives school districts freedom on how they spend educational dollars. The LCFF doesn’t mean that there are more dollars. However, school districts will have more authority to decide how to distribute the funds they are given. We want to involve you in the decisions we make regarding the educational services we provide. Please help us to accomplish this goal by watching the informational video below and taking the attached survey.
Paloma Valley High School 2017 Graduation Ceremony
The mission of the Perris Union High School District is to provide quality educational programs and meaningful opportunities which encompass the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical aspects of all students within the district and which will enable them to become productive members of society.
Now is the time to show that spirit; Our colors soaring in the sky…so Come, now let’s hear the thunder Sounding our battle cry: “Go! Fight! Win! Wildcats will conquer. We’re with you, Team, We’re here once more. Paloma, number one, are we. Marching on to victory, so Wildcats… let’s get that score. … Go Wildcats!!!… Go Wildcats!!!
2017 La Sierra University Honorary Doctoral Degree: Arthur Littleworth.
La Sierra University is proud to present the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, to Arthur l.ittleworth LLB.
Mr. Littleworth is one of the preeminent water law attorneys in the United States and senior partner at the law firm of Best Best & Krieger LLP. In his more than 40 years of legal practice, he has particpated in all aspects of water law, including transactional and litigation matters. In 2003, he was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.
A graduate of both Yale University and Stanford University, Mr. Littleworth chaired the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) board at a turbulent and critical time in American history. In 1965, he provided leadership that led to RUSD becoming the first school district in the United States to integrate classrooms without legal pressure. He worked closely with educators, school board members, and Mexican Americans and African American parents and community leaders to achieve this remarkable outcome. "It was a time of anger;' he recalls. "I thought we should be one city:'
In 2014, Mr. Littleworth wrote a memoir detailing his experiences with integration, No Easy Way:
Integrating Riverside Schools-A Victory for Community. He is also a co-author of the book California
Water, widely regarded as the definitive text on historical, legal, and policy issues regarding the use or
water in California.
"Mr. Littleworth served as both inspiration and as a symbol of Riverside's commitment to inclusion;'
writes Dean John Thomas of the Zapara School of Business. "Especially today, at a time when
ethnocultural tensions run high and the ideal of inclusive community is challenged by strident voices, honoring Riverside's heritage of peaceful transformation is apt"
Perris Lake High School 2017 Graduation Ceremony
The mission of the entire staff at The Lake is to successfully educate all students and to help them develop academic and social skills while nurturing self-confidence in an atmosphere of mutual respect and high expectations. Our most important goal is to create the best conditions possible to assist your son or daughter to graduate either at The Lake or their original high school.