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December 11, 2000
For the second consecutive year, a Costa-Mesa based Christian liberal arts university has been rated among "America's Best Colleges" in a study by U.S. News and World Report. Vanguard University of Southern California was rated a 3.1, with 5.0 being the highest, in the magazine's 2000-01 study of the nation's universities. The school was rated a notch higher than other Southern California campuses, including Chapman University (3.0), Pepperdine University (3.0)
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NEWS
By Tom Ragan | March 8, 2010
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District plans to shuffle assignments among some of its principals. After three years as principal of Costa Mesa High School, Edward Wong will be retiring this summer after 38 years in education, according to Laura Boss, spokeswoman for the district. He will be replaced by Phil D’Agostino, principal at Estancia High School. Costa Mesa High was honored a few years ago as one of the top 500 high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report, something Wong played a part in and was proud of, Boss said.
LOCAL
September 30, 2008
Orange County’s only university hospital, the UCI Medical Center in Orange, has been selected as a 2008 Top Hospital by the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, university officials announced Tuesday. The survey, which reviews quality and safety, including performance during high-risk procedures, intensive-care-unit staffing and automation of records and orders, reviewed more than 1,200 hospitals nationwide. UCI Medical Center received high marks in several areas, including its ability to prevent medical errors through computer-based information, having staff members properly trained in critical care medicine and hospital employees’ ability to prevent minor and major complications through fundamental safety checks and practices.
NEWS
By the Vanguard office of marketing and communications | January 23, 2007
Each year, colleges and universities around the nation anticipate national and regional rankings by college guidebook publications. Vanguard University has once again been ranked highly by three national publications. Vanguard has been included in the U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges as one of the best comprehensive colleges in the West, as well as being on the list of top colleges for two of The Princeton Review publications. U.S. News and World Report named Vanguard in the top 10 of the best comprehensive colleges in the West when its America's Best Colleges 2007 was published.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business will have a new dean this summer, according to a news release. Eric R. Spangenberg, who is in his ninth year as the dean Washington State University's College of Business, will take the helm of the Paul Merage School of Business on June 1, according to the release. He is recognized internationally as a scholar and committed fundraiser who has overseen historic increases in masters of business administration and doctorate enrollments at Washington State while revising curricula.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | April 4, 2013
Hoag Hospital has been named to Becker's Hospital Review's annual list of the "100 Great Hospitals in America. " Established in 1952, the Newport Beach-based 579-bed hospital was the only Orange County facility to join leading academic medical centers, community hospitals, flagship facilities and specialty hospitals from across the United States. Hoag recently announced that it will be affiliated with a new parent organization, Covenant Health Network. "We are thrilled to be named to Becker's Hospital Review's '100 Great Hospitals in America' list yet again," Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and chief executive, wrote in an email.
NEWS
February 7, 2014
Michael Beals was inaugurated as the 10th president of Vanguard University during a ceremony Friday afternoon. Beals, who had been the dean of spiritual formation at the Christian university in Costa Mesa, in August 2013 replaced Carol Taylor, who had served for four years as president. Since taking over as president, Beals has focused on building the strategic vision of the university to promote Christian higher education in a way that is "meaningful, relevant and impactful," according to a news release.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | October 2, 2008
When your university president’s efforts have upped the school’s profile to a level of national recognition, giving him a job as the school’s ambassador probably isn’t a bad idea. Effective immediately, university president Murray Dempster is the chancellor at Vanguard University, where he will act as the school’s ambassador, serving as the face of Vanguard at community events and helping raise funds for the college. Dempster will resign as president Oct. 15 at a university board of trustees meeting.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | January 27, 2012
It is one of the most vital health concerns in Orange County. Children's Hospital of Orange County, considered one of the best in the nation for 2011-12 by US News & World Report, launched a $125-million fundraising campaign in the spring of 2010, which will include the construction of a new patient tower set to open in the spring of 2013. Last week in Newport Beach, citizens who care deeply about the health of local children gathered at the Island Hotel for the fourth annual CHOC Cherishes Children Gala.
NEWS
April 20, 2003
Knowing you're one of the best is a good thing, but hearing that you're among the best is even better. UC Irvine was ranked in not one, but three categories of U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the best graduate schools in the nation. Ask anyone, and they'll tell you that UCI is tops in engineering and business, attracting the best young minds from throughout the state and nation. But the true accomplishment is for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts to be ranked as one of the best places to get a master's of fine arts degree.
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