April 2017                                                                    News and Information for CSUDH Alumni and Friends
Alumna Sofia Pop Tunes in to Breaking News for KVEA-TV Telemundo 52
One moment she is fact checking a story online, seconds later she is sending reporters into the field, all the while she has one eye trained on her email, and an ear tuned into two police scanners for breaking news. It's all in a hectic day's work for Sofia Pop, assignment editor for KVEA-TV Telemundo 52.  Read More... 
'60 Minutes' Taps CSU Dominguez Hills Professors' Expertise on Smartphone Behavior, Anxiety
Anderson Cooper, television personality and correspondent for "60 Minutes," the nation's longest-running television news magazine, visited California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to interview communications professor Nancy Cheever and psychology professor Larry Rosen for a story about the effects of habit-forming smartphone applications on people's behaviors and lives.  Read More... 
Michael E. Spagna Named Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs at CSU Dominguez Hills
Following a national search, Willie J. Hagan, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), has appointed Michael E. Spagna as provost and vice president for academic affairs effective July 1, 2017. Read More... 
CSU Washington, D.C. Alumni Reception
CSUDH alumni gathered at the CSU Washington DC Reception on April 4, an event that annually brings together alumni from throughout the California State University (CSU) system to network and mingle. See Gallery Here...
CSU New York Alumni Reception
Alumni from throughout the CSU system, including CSUDH, gathered at the CSU New York/Tri-State reception on April 6 for networking opportunities. See Gallery Here...
Alumni Night at the Theatre
The Alumni Night at the Theatre was held on Friday, March 17 at the 1910 Café & Lounge on campus. Alumni gathered for a small reception prior to the performance of She Kills Monsters.
See Gallery Here...
Class Notes
Jacob DeVinney, DDS (BS '07)
owner and lead dentist at Amador Dental & Orthodontic, is a co-author of the upcoming book "A Reason to Smile - Fixing Broken Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry," to be released in spring 2017. Dr. DeVinney has contributed to chapters on his area of specialization, bridges and dentures.    

Dionne Faulk (BA '97)
has been elected as the Seat 1 representative on the Inglewood Unified District School Board.      

Sherrie Montgomery (BA '87)
was awarded the March/April 2017 Oliver Halsell Care Award, a program recognizing local individuals whose kindness and dedication to serving others is inspirational. Montgomery is the director of market development at Vitas Healthcare, where she oversees nine representatives, four community liaisons, and the entire Orange County team.     

Toni Morgan (MA '98)

has been elected the at-large representative on the Oswego Community Unit School District 308 School Board in Illinois.     

Kevin Pillar

was included on the LA Times' Major League Baseball All-Star team using only players who were locally produced. Pillar is a former Cal State Dominguez Hills baseball player and current Toronto Blue Jay center fielder.   

Erica Tinsley (BA '15) 

is a computing specialist at the Aerospace Corporation, an El Segundo-based leader in the defense and aeronautics field, which requires her to stay abreast of developments in information technology management. Her position acts as a liaison between the legal and IT teams at her company.   
Faculty Highlights

Find out what your favorite professor has been up to. Visit the Faculty Highlights section of Dateline Dominguez.

Join the Alumni Association
Reconnect and recommit to CSU Dominguez Hills by joining the Alumni Association. This is your opportunity to help strengthen CSU Dominguez Hills as the premier public educational institution of the South Bay. A Lifetime Membership is available for all alumni without charge! Active alumni will be able to take advantage of a wide variety of discounts and affinity programs. Become active today by completing the online Alumni Information Update Form  or call (310) 243-2237.

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Toro Tailgate
APRIL 29, 5pm - 7pm
DH Sports Lounge
Galaxy Game: 7:30pm
Stub Hub Center
*Sold Out*

Spring Intersession Study Abroad in Bulgaria
MAY 28 - JUNE 9 - Travel
MAY 22 - JUNE 16 - Course 

Alumni Forum
JUNE 6, 10am - 3:30pm
Loker Student Union
Ballroom C

To register, contact the Career Center at:
(310) 243-3625

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Alumni Events and Photo Galleries on our website. 

Make a Gift to the  Toro Fund
to support scholarships and other campus  initiatives .

Did you know you can make a gift that provides a fixed income for life? More information can be found on our Planned Giving website or by calling 310-243-2182.


Liberty Mutual offers exclusive savings on auto and home insurance to CSUDH alumni. Information available here.


CSUDH Alumni can also save on medical insurance through our partnership with Mercer. Learn more here.

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