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April 29, 2014
The national champion Vanguard University men's basketball team was further lionized Tuesday with an honor from the Orange County Board of Supervisors. "Make me feel short," joked Supervisor John Moorlach, who next to most people looks tall, as he invited the team to the podium at the board's meeting. Coaches and supporters snapped photos while Moorlach read a congratulatory proclamation recognizing the Lions' historic NAIA Division I title . It's the first ever for the faith-based university, whose Costa Mesa campus borders City Hall.
NEWS
March 22, 2000
SANTA BARBARA - Vanguard University's baseball team lost a tough Golden State Athletic Conference matchup to host Westmont College, 3-2, Tuesday afternoon. Joshua Case (Orange Coast College) threw eight solid innings, allowing only one earned run on nine hits with four strikeouts for the Lions (4-18, 2-14 in conference). After three walks in the bottom of the 10th inning, John Whipp's two-out single brought in the winning run for Westmont (12-9, 9-6)
NEWS
June 25, 2002
"Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership," a new graduate program in business, will be introduced in the spring semester at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. The university concluded from a study that effective leaders must learn from a variety of disciplines. The curriculum will feature a multidisciplinary approach to the study of leadership in a variety of organizational settings, including profit, nonprofit, religious, and both the public and private sectors.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 19, 2003
Virginia E. Lopez Sept. 11, 1950 marked the continued growth of the Assemblies of God, Southern California Bible College and the beginning for new education opportunities for Orange County residents. It was on that date, on land once a part of the Santa Ana Army base, with military barracks for classes, the college became Orange County's first four year college. Having outgrown their Pasadena campus of five acres, SCBC searched and found the land, 128 acres, necessary to grow and to plan for the future.
NEWS
July 21, 2003
The Vanguard University women's soccer team received confirmation from nine players whom will join the squad this fall. Coach Kerry Crooks has forged a strong recruiting class of primarily Californians who are made up of one transfer and eight freshmen, including a pair she coached on her own team at Edison High. The Lions will gain the talents of Natalie Severson, Katie Dynice, Megan Swann, Kacie Jewell, and Jennifer Zipprich. Stacia Hoover and Heather Hutton, who both played for Crooks at Edison, as well as Lauren Walker and Jennifer Natoniewski will also play for Vanguard this fall.
NEWS
June 4, 2001
Richard Dunn Celebrating all things soccer, Vanguard University men's soccer coach Dave McLeish has covered the spectrum in coaching what is widely considered the world's No. 1 sport. But for McLeish, this year's head coach of the Southern California Seahorses of the Premier Development League, some of his greatest rewards come from his own flesh and blood. McLeish, a longtime coach with glowing credentials, coached his son, Joshua, for three years at Vanguard.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | January 26, 2007
Two computers stolen from Vanguard University earlier this month have put more than 5,000 financial aid applicants at risk for identity theft, authorities said today. On Jan. 16, school employees discovered someone had taken the computers from the school’s financial aid office over the Martin Luther King weekend. Initially university officials had no idea the computers contained sensitive data, said Ed Westbrook, the school’s vice president of student affairs. “At first we thought it was just computer theft,” he said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 29, 2007
College freshmen are getting their first taste of higher education today, with local community colleges and Vanguard University all opening their classrooms for the fall semester this week. First up were the junior college students Monday, with more than 30,000 of them enrolled at either Orange Coast College or Coastline Community College for the fall semester. Enrollment is up 5% and 8% for the schools, respectively, compared with last year. Enrollment figures for Vanguard were unavailable Tuesday.
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April 29, 2014
The national champion Vanguard University men's basketball team was further lionized Tuesday with an honor from the Orange County Board of Supervisors. "Make me feel short," joked Supervisor John Moorlach, who next to most people looks tall, as he invited the team to the podium at the board's meeting. Coaches and supporters snapped photos while Moorlach read a congratulatory proclamation recognizing the Lions' historic NAIA Division I title . It's the first ever for the faith-based university, whose Costa Mesa campus borders City Hall.
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SPORTS
April 17, 2014
The Vanguard men's basketball team that won the NAIA national championship this season will be honored by the Orange County Board of Supervisors at a hosted reception on April 29 at 8:45 a.m. at the Hall of Administration in Santa Ana. An award presentation will immediately follow at 9:30. Supervisor John M.W. Moorlach, and the County of Orange will honor the Vanguard University athletes with a congratulatory proclamation for their record-breaking season. In the program's 64-season history, the 2013-14 Lions are the first to earn a Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament crown in the same season.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | April 2, 2014
One more time they packed The Pit on Wednesday to recognize a pair of noteworthy Vanguard University basketball teams. About 300 students, faculty, staff, fans and community members filed into the cozy campus gymnasium to pay tribute to the Vanguard men's team that won the program's first NAIA Division I national championship, as well as the Lions' women's team, which was ranked No. 1 all season. The men's program's most successful season ever included Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles and an unprecedented 32-6 record.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Vanguard University men's basketball team made history on two fronts Friday by defeating Benedictine of Kansas, 81-70, in the second round of the NAIA Tournament at Municipal Arena. Junior DeAngelo Jones had 25 points and senior Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year Preston Wynne added 20 to help the No. 6-seeded Lions (29-6) advance to Saturday's quarterfinals. Vanguard, which set a school record for wins with 29 and had never before advanced past the second round, will face defending national champion Georgetown of Kentucky (24-10)
SPORTS
March 20, 2014
Vanguard University Pregame Vs. John Brown of Arkansas Friday at 6:45 p.m. PT The Vanguard University women's basketball team continues its quest for the program's second national championship when it meets John Brown of Arkansas in the second round of the NAIA Tournament in Frankfurt, Ky. on Friday at 6:45 p.m. PT. The Lions (27-1), ranked No. 1 in NAIA Division I all season, hammered Cal State San Marcos, 97-47, in the opening round on Thursday. Coach Russ Davis, who has guided the Lions to 16 trips to the NAIA Tournament in his 18 seasons, including 13 in a row, won the program's lone NAIA crown in 2008.
SPORTS
March 19, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Junior Keith Mason had a career-high 27 points and added 13 rebounds, while senior Preston Wynne produced 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Vanguard University men's basketball team to a 103-94 victory over Life University of Georgia in the first round of the NAIA Tournament on Wednesday. Vanguard (28-6) matched the 1989-90 Lions for most single-season wins in program history, surpassing its previous single-game scoring best of 101 points this season in the opener against Cal Tech.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | March 12, 2014
The Vanguard University men's basketball team made history Tuesday night, capturing its first Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament title with a pulsating 90-80 win over visiting Hope International. Senior guard Preston Wynne, the GSAC Most Valuable Player, scored 24 points, including two crowd-revving three-pointers midway through the second half, to help the GSAC champion Lions, ranked No. 9 in the NAIA, improve to 27-6. Vanguard, which won its third GSAC regular-season title this season, advances to the NAIA Tournament for the first time since 2006.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | March 5, 2014
For the third time this season, the Vanguard University women's basketball team turned the Firestorm into fizzle. After having beaten Arizona Christian by 31 and 63 points, respectively, the No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Lions dispatched the visitors from Phoenix, 100-51, in the quarterfinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday at Vanguard. Vanguard showed complacency was not much of a concern by making 11 of its first 14 field-goal tries to seize a 28-6 advantage just 6:32 into the contest.
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