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Topic: Education & Teaching

Jazzy Colbert in front of her jewelry display

Being Jazzy

After completing a unique interdisciplinary degree, Jazzy Colbert is ready to launch into a creative career aimed at helping those living with OCD — starting with her new book.

Cameron Fetter in hiking gear standing in front of a snow capped mountain in Alaska (Katmai National Park)

TikTok-ing his way to opportunity

Geosciences major Cameron Fetter is finding opportunities beyond the classroom through his successful, science-based TikTok channel.

Isabelle Valdez ’23

Master of Her Future

From intern to employee, Isabelle Valdez used Cal Lutheran's MS in Management program to launch her business career after studying history as an undergrad.

Preparing for the future

New renovations will modernize the Ahmanson Science Center in order to facilitate mid-21st-century teaching and learning in some of academia's most dynamic fields.

Cal Lutheran receives $1.2M federal grant

The five-year grant will support 60 graduate-level students in becoming credentialed teachers of high-need deaf and hard-of-hearing students in public schools.

Faculty members retire with emeritus status

The Board of Regents awarded emeritus status to five Cal Lutheran faculty members who retired in May 2023 and have a combined total of more than 115 years of service.

MPPA students and professor in Ecuadorian jungle

Going Places with an MPPA

Busy working professionals in this master's program keep coming back for affordable, enlightening travel courses.

Commencement ceremonies set for May 12

California Lutheran University will hold separate 2023 commencement ceremonies for 1,217 undergraduate and graduate students on Friday, May 12, in William Rolland Stadium on the Thousand Oaks campus.

Enormous Luther Statue

A landmark gift

The Rod Gilbert Achievement Scholarship fund allows the university to assist up to 100 students in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 over the next eight years.

Photo of Lorri Santamaría with students at a Black History Month kickoff event.

Strategic plan in action

Cal Lutheran’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, developed with input from all members of the university community, outlines the university's top priorities.

Michael Cosenza

Cal Lutheran receives grant up to $1.2M

The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program has awarded California Lutheran University up to $1.2 million over five years.

TOLD Foundation President Rod Gilbert

TOLD Foundation donates $2.5M

California Lutheran University has received $2.5 million to provide scholarships to accomplished students from low- and middle-income families.

Students presented their research to a professional audience this summer at Baylor University in Texas. Photo: Ashley Ayala

Cal Lutheran receives $1.3M grant

The U.S. Department of Education has approved a five-year grant to continue the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

President Lori E. Varlotta Photo: Tracie Karasik

Moving forward with promising plans

Seems fitting for me to write this column on the first day of spring. Just as the season is marked by the promise of renewal and hope, so are many of the projects and events we have undertaken this year.