Featured Alums


From the early years to present day, Vanguard University grads have gone on to do great things throughout the world!

  • Ralph Carmichael `47: Christian music pioneer, composer, and conductor of Young Messiah tour. Ralph’s resume includes work with many of the biggest names of that day, including Pat Boone, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald. Ralph composed music for such popular television shows as “I Love Lucy”, “Roy Rogers & Dale Evans”, and he also had a long time association with pianist Roger Williams with whom he scored the million-selling smash, “Born Free”
  • Jesse Miranda `66: President of Alianza de Ministerios Evangelicos Nacionales and Founder of The Miranda Center for Hispanic Studies
  • Dennis Lindsay `69: President and CEO of Christ for the Nations Institute
  • Daniel Amen `78, M.D., New York Times best-selling author and pioneer in psychiatry and brain imaging procedures; Founder of Amen Clinics
  • Larry Mantle `79: host of AirTalk on National Public Radio station KPCC
  • Larry Kraiss `82: surgeon and associate professor of surgery at the University of Utah Medical Center
  • Eduardo Lee `87: co-founder and co-owner of Wahoo’s Fish Taco
  • Olivia Klaus `99: Award-winning documentary filmmaker, recognized by The Pixel Project for Sin by Silence, which she directed and produced
  • Kristina Kuzmic `01: Finalist on the newest show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Your Own Show, and author of the website www.stickycook.com
  • Emily Rose `04: Star of the SyFy television series Haven
  • Amy Maier `05: Member of the Art Directors Guild and Assistant Art Director for commercials and television, including 24, Terra Nova, Cold Case and The Whole Truth
  • Founders of Krochet Kids: Stewart Ramsey `08, Travis Hartanov `08, Adam Thomson `08, Ryan Motely `07, Brad Holdgrafer `08
  • Founders of 31 Bits: Kallie Dovel `08, Anna Nelson `09, Brooke Hodges `09, Alli Swanson `09 and Jessie Simonson `09