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Big Cat Awards

Here at the University of La Verne we love celebrating our alumni any chance we get. Enter the Big Cat Awards – designed to recognize our Leos making an impact in their professions and communities. Our goal is to create a “pack” of Big Cats over time so that we can show our students solid examples of what success looks like in their field, point them down a powerful path for networking, and promote our robust pack of Leopards to prospective students/parents so they can see what amazing alumni we have in our midst.


We cannot do this alone. We need your help to find our Big Cats. Do you know of an alumnus/a doing great work in their profession while living the University of La Verne’s core values? If so, click the button below to let us know so we can find and celebrate our outstanding Leos.

Nomination Form

Past Recipients

Mary Barlow, MEd ’00, EdD ’14 William (Bill) Hawkins, MBA ’96 Cynthia Pollard, MPA ’90
Justin Cable ’99 Eric Noyes ’99 Armando Rodriguez, MEd ’11
Matt Durant ’99 Nikyah Thomas-Pfeiffer ’95 Tracey Lee Taylor ’82
Larry Elwell ’87, MEd ’03