November 2, 2001
COSTA MESA - The Vanguard women's soccer team, which finished third in the Golden State Atletic Conference, earned a No. 3 seed in the NAIA Region II Regional Tournament and will host a first-round game Saturday. The Lions, who face No. 6 Notre Dame de Namur, completed the regular season Saturday with a 9-7 overall record and a third-place finish in GSAC, at 7-3. The NAIA Region II playoffs will also include Azusa Pacific (#1), Westmont College (#2)
October 15, 2003
Marilyn Miller Dickson of Costa Mesa was recently nominated in the education category for the 11th annual Clara Barton Spectrum Awards ... Merle Hatleberg, Diane Tesch and Carol Schroeder Wold of Newport Beach were recently nominated in the humanitarian category for the 11th annual Clara Barton Spectrum Awards ... Layla Abdul of Costa Mesa was recently nominated in the personal achievement category for the 11th annual...
October 25, 2002
For some involved in the embezzlement scandal of 10 years ago, much has changed. Others are still on the same path. John Nicoll: Superintendent of Newport-Mesa Unified School District, now a professor of education at National University. Mr. X: The man who blew the whistle and got the investigation going against Wagner. He worked several years more with the district before taking a job in another school district. Tom Godley: Assistant Superintendent, now the director of education programs at Azusa Pacific University Gang of Five: Dana Black, current trustee and real estate agent Alicia Erickson, active local mom Sherry Kallab, works for the Mesa Consolidated Water District Phil Richardson, works for a local technology company Margie Gardner, lives in Austin, Texas
June 25, 2002
Noted researcher and authority on modern language Maximo Rossi Jr. has been named the new provost for Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. Rossi has spent the last seven years at Azusa Pacific University as professor of modern languages, associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and, most recently, as director of Azusa Pacific's Center for Intercultural Programs. In addition to his work at Azusa Pacific, Rossi spent three years as associate professor of foreign languages at Jamestown College in North Dakota, and six years as assistant professor of modern languages and associate dean for international studies at King's College in New York.
January 13, 2002
Azusa Pacific University was a 70-56 Golden State Athletic Association winner over visiting Vanguard University Saturday night in women's basketball as the hosts stormed to a 44-26 halftime lead and were never threatened in the second half. The Cougars, No. 23 in the NAIA, were led by Jacqueline Godoy's game-high 22 points. The Lions were led by Kelly Boeke, who scored 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Deborah Candelaria scored 10 points. Azusa Pacific improves to 12-4, 6-2 in the GSAC.
March 3, 2002
AZUSA - The host Azusa Pacific University women's basketball team defeated Vanguard, 87-83, in triple overtime Saturday afternoon in the championship semifinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament at the Felix Event Center. It was the second time in a week the Cougars (24-7) and Lions (17-11) needed more than 40 minutes to decide a GSAC outcome. In the third overtime, neither team made a field goal, but APU outshot the Lions at the foul line, 5-1. It was tied at regulation, 66-66.
January 30, 2008
Coach Ryan Schachter figured the Corona del Mar High boys’ basketball team would hit a bump or two because of its grueling schedule. But not during Pacific Coast League play. The Sea Kings will look to return to their winning ways in a league game at Laguna Hills tonight at 7, four days after seeing their eight-game winning streak end in a 66-51 nonleague loss to Etiwanda, the No. 1-ranked CIF Southern Section Division I-A program, at the Southern California Shootout at Azusa Pacific University.
October 9, 2005
Teams like Azusa Pacific University are ranked No. 1 for a reason. The Vanguard women's soccer team lost at home to Azusa Pacific on Saturday, 2-0, in a Golden State Athletic Conference match. APU controlled the pace of the match, outshooting Vanguard, 13-7. The Lions kept the Cougars scoreless in the first half. In the second half, APU finally made its shots. In the 57th minute, the Cougars' Shannon Coe made a cross from the right end line. Randie Massro, standing in front of the net, flicked the ball to her left to an open Brooke Williams, who scored.
August 31, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Bienvenido senor. Bienvenu messieurs. Benvenuto senor. Vanguard University officials are wholeheartedly welcoming new Provost Maximo Rossi, a proven collegiate leader and master in Romance languages. The new provost received his bachelor's degree from King's College, masters from both Syracuse and Azusa Pacific universities, his PhD in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature was conferred by City University of New York and he did post-graduate work at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain and the Universidad Nacional Evangelica in the Dominican Republic.
April 3, 2002
Newport Beach resident Kurt F. Strassmann was named executive vice president and managing director of Grubb & Ellis' Orange County office. Grubb & Ellis is a business advisory firm with expertise in real estate. Strassmann has been executive vice president and managing director of Grubb & Ellis' Anaheim office since 1999. He will now be responsible for both the Anaheim and Newport Beach offices. Orange County is the firm's largest and most profitable region nationally.