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President's Circle Spotlight: Ron Nipper '69

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President's Circle Spotlight: Ron Nipper '69

Colonel Ron Nipper, USAF, Retired, graduated from Vanguard University (then Southern California College) in 1969. In addition to his 30-year service to the United States while in uniform, Ron has served VU as a member of the Veteran’s Board. Long-time President’s Circle members, he and his wife Tessy ’70, have two children who graduated from Vanguard University, Elena ’96, M.A. ’99, and Matthew ’02.

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  • President’s Circle Spotlight: Tom Shirey ’83

    President’s Circle Spotlight: Tom Shirey ’83

    As an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Tom Shirey is known for his humor, patience, and genuine care for students. Outside of the classroom, Tom frequently partners with campus outreach programs and devotes much of his summers to visiting Vanguard alumni and classmates on epic road trips. Tom is a champion for VU having been a President’s Circle member for many years.

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  • President’s Circle Spotlight: Cecil Miller ’84

    President’s Circle Spotlight: Cecil Miller ’84

    Cecil Miller, Ph.D., is a beloved professor at Vanguard University. For decades, Dr. Miller has served at Vanguard in many roles, including department chair, division chair, dean, and associate provost. He is also a long-time President's Circle member.

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  • President’s Circle Spotlight: Nathan L. Gonzales ’00

    President’s Circle Spotlight: Nathan L. Gonzales ’00

    Nathan Gonzales '00 is editor and publisher of a nonpartisan newsletter which provides analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor, and president.

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  • Inspiring Belonging in the Workplace: Ludmila Praslova, PhD

    Inspiring Belonging in the Workplace: Ludmila Praslova, PhD

    Ludmila Praslova, PhD, professor and director of graduate industrial-organizational psychology, is an international thought leader with a passion for creating spaces that give people a sense of belonging.

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