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New Dean Named for UFC's College of Sciences

Published: Wed September 15, 2021
Source: UCF Today

Maggy Tomova '99 will become the next dean of University of Central Florida’s College of Sciences on Oct. 18.

Paralympian pens kids' book about thriving with disabilities

Published: Fri September 10, 2021
Source: Simi Valley Acorn

Nothing stands in the way of Cody Jones and his ambitions. When the Cal Lutheran University 2017 grad sets his mind to something, he will figure out a way to make it work. The 25-year-old from Simi Valley is an athlete, marketer for a Camarillo police duty gear company, public speaker, and now a children’s book author.

County lifeguards conquer the beach at national contest

Published: Thu September 2, 2021
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn

Ventura County ocean lifeguard Ben Brewer '20 won first place at 2021 Jersey Mike’s United States Lifesaving Association’s National Lifeguard Championships held Aug. 4 to 7.

Melissa Baffa aims to build on strong roots at Ventura Land Trust

Published: Wed September 1, 2021
Source: Ventura County Reporter

Melissa Baffa '95 glows when she talks about nature, conservation and where those pieces meet in education. She recently guided the Ventura County Reporter on an exploration of the Big Rock Preserve on the Ventura River, just below Foster Park in Ventura. It’s one of several properties owned and managed by the Ventura Land Trust (VLT), where Baffa is just three weeks into serving as the organization’s new executive director.

Grace Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor

Published: Fri August 27, 2021
Source: Peninsula Daily News (Washington)

The Rev. Sean A. Janssen was installed as pastor at Grace Lutheran Church on Aug. 22. Janssen is a graduate of Washington State University in Pullman and earned a Master of Divinity in 2017 from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California.

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