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John Bolin, CBU alumnus, performs at Houston’s First Baptist Church during the MultiGenerational Sunday of worship,
where all multigenerational choirs and orchestra come together to perform.

LifeWay publishes music alumni

Two California Baptist University alumni from the Shelby and Fern Collinsworth School of Music have been published with LifeWay, a worldwide provider of Christian services and products, for writing worship music intended for congregation involvement. Styles of John Bolin, 2009 alumnus, and Eric Belvin, 2012 alumnus, will include orchestral anthems, multigenerational music and Christmas music.


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Cheer dominates Daytona, brings home fourth title

For the fourth year straight, the cheer team at California Baptist University brought home their fourth National Cheerleaders Association championship title, making them undefeated since 2013. The team traveled April 6-10 to Daytona Beach, Florida, to defend their national champion title. The women’s semester has been filled with various struggles and numerous injuries, but the


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Dr. Veola Vazquez, associate dean of the School for Behavioral Sciences and associate professor of psychology, balances her schedule between being a mother, a professor and an book author. She reads a segment from her most recent book,
“The Penny Predicament,” which will be published in May and available for purchase on Amazon. This is her second book in a three-book series to be published geared toward younger children.

Dr. Vasquez composes children’s books

Dr. Veola Vasquez, associate dean for the School of Behavioral Sciences and associate professor of psychology at California Baptist University, juggles more than just being a full-time mom and professor; she also writes children books. “I’ve been writing since I was in junior high school,” Vasquez said. “I just always wanted to write, so I