Class Notes 8/23/13


Orangewood Graduate Pursues Advanced Degree

Ryan Wall
Laguna Beach resident Ryan Wall.

Laguna Beach resident Ryan Wall, who spoke at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation annual summer party in Santa Ana this week, is the recipient of a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree her in clinical psychology at Vanguard University.

Her goal is to become a marriage and family therapist who works with troubled youth and their families.

Wall and 12 other young people who were also former foster youth are able to pursue their education because of the Eric Pepys Memorial Summer Party.

To date, this event has provided a total of $358,178 to fund 45 scholarships for 27 students pursuing degrees in a range of disciplines,



New Director at Laguna’s Presbyterian Preschool

Anne Herzog
Anne Herzog Herr


Laguna’s Presbyterian Preschool has named Anne Herzog Herr its new preschool director.

Herzog Herr has been a teacher at the preschool for the last nine years and comes with a strong background in finance, management, along with being in charge of programs ran at the preschool and responsibilities in the preschool office.





Tennis Courts Close for Repairs

The Laguna Beach High School tennis courts will be closed for minor repairs next week, Monday, Aug. 26-31.

The tennis court repairs are in preparation for more extensive repairs scheduled for next summer, according to a district announcement.


Kooks Perform at Water Polo Benefit

The OC Kooks perform at Laguna Beach’s Woman’s Club on Saturday, Sept. 7, a fundraiser for the Laguna Beach High School boys and girls water polo teams.

The Laguna Beach Summer Bash kicks off at 7 p.m. and costs $50 per person.


College Joins Alumni Project

Laguna College of Art and Design is participating in the 2013 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide.

This fall, all graduates of LCAD will receive an email invitation to participate in the on-line survey. By verifying a current email address, alumni can be sure not to miss their chance to share their experiences and help shape the future of arts education as well as learn how their experience compares with those of other arts graduates. Those who complete the survey will have access to the site, where they can see where arts graduates live and work, what they earn and how their degree influenced their lives.


Registration for Recreation Classes Begins

Registration for fall recreation activities that begin next month is underway.

The 30-page brochure, mailed to residents, is also available at the Community & Susi Q Center, Community Pool and Community Services Department, as well as online at

Register for classes online, by mail-in, or in person at the Community Services Department, located at 515 Forest Ave.


LCAD Students Win at Festival

Students surround legendary Disney animator, director and voice actor Eric Goldberg, standing.
Students surround legendary Disney animator, director and voice actor Eric Goldberg, standing.

“Attack of the 50-Foot Hero,” an animated short created by students of Laguna College of Art & Design’s summer animation master class recently won best animation at the fourth annual New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles.

In addition to earning top honors at the New Media Film Festival, “Attack of the 50-Foot Hero,” a traditionally animated 2-D short created in the summer of 2012, was honored as an official selection at 12 film festivals overall.




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