August 2017                                                        News and Information for CSUDH Alumni and Friends
Governor Brown co-hosts Transportation Work Forum on campus with CSUDH Alumnus Senator Steve Bradford
California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) hosted a forum at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) June 30 to discuss the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 and its potential for increasing transportation job and construction contracts for large and small businesses in the state.  Read more.. 
Economic Forecast
Learn about changes and trends in consumer behavior and how it impacts the local economy by attending the upcoming Economic Forecast.  Register here... 
Alumni Spring Reception in Pasadena
An intimate gathering of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumni recently enjoyed an outdoor gathering at the 2017 Spring Alumni Reception in Pasadena.  See Gallery Here... 
Alumni at the Broad Museum
CSUDH Alumni and friends gathered at the Broad for an afternoon of viewing the most prominent collection of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. See Gallery Here... 
Alumni and Friends at Dodger Stadium
CSUDH Alumni, family and friends gathered at Dodger Stadium to root for the boys in blue against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, July 8, 2017. See Gallery Here... 
For upcoming alumni events, please visit the Alumni events webpage. See Events Here... 
Class Notes
Juanita Dawson (MBA '92)
joined the Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles' board of directors. She is a senior manager at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems.    

Patricia Garcia (BA '04)
a kindergarten teacher at Santaquin Elementary in the Nebo School District, was recognized as Utah Valley Educator of the Week. She has taught the all-day kindergarten program for 10 years.     

Wanda Morris (BS '88)
was honored with the "Lifetime Achiever" award by the Council of Black Nurses-Los Angeles at the organization's 49th Anniversary & Scholarship Luncheon. She became El Camino College's director of nursing in 2016, bringing more than 20 years of teaching and higher education experience to the position.      

Jordyn Akari Terukina (BS '16)
was named 2017 Miss Western L.A. at the Venice Japanese Community Center during VJCC's annual Summer Festival. Terukina will represent VJCC and Venice-West L.A. at the Nisei Week Coronation Ball. She works part time at Atlantis Physical Therapy as a physical therapy rehabilitation aide.      

Yoh Watanabe (BA '92)
was promoted to director of marketing for the Pro Music division at Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA). Watanabe will lead the company's guitar, drum, and music production teams in the development of new initiatives to support the division's marketing and financial objectives. He previously served for five years as the marketing communications manager for the Yamaha AV division.  

Dawn Wilder (CRDT '03, MA '06)
was named the new pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran in Bakersfield. Previously, Wilder served a two-year residency in clinical pastoral education at UCLA Medical Center where her time was dedicated to pediatric oncology and AIDS.   
IN MEMORIUM
Victoria Anaya (Prieto) (MBA '04)
passed away on July 16, 2017.  She had been diagnosed with lupus at the age of 17, although she never let it stop her from achieving her goals.  She began her career with the Port of Los Angeles as a student worker in the Engineering Division.  Upon graduation, she was hired to the position of Management Analyst II with the Real Estate Division at the Port.  Vicky was being promoted to Senior Management Analyst with LAPD when her life unexpectedly ended.  Vicky married Jon Prieto in March 2009 and together they traveled around the world seeking adventure.  Ace, their Yorkshire terrier, was Vicky's only child and her constant companion.  When his intuitiveness in reducing her stress became apparent, she decided to share him with others in need.  After training Ace to be a therapy dog, the two of them volunteered with Love on 4 Paws, bringing smiles to hospital residents.  In her spare time, she also ran an online dog collar business fashioning bow-ties for Ace's furry friends.  Vicky was an inspiration to her sisters and encouraged them to follow their dreams.  Her smile will be missed by family, friends, co-workers, and all who had crossed her path during her time on earth. 
Faculty Highlights

Find out what your favorite professor has been up to. Visit the Faculty Highlights section of CSUDH Campus News Center.

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.
 
Check out the Membership Benefits available to Alumni Association members.
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Fall 2017 Semester
First Week of Classes
AUGUST 19-25   

Graduate & Professional School Expo
SEPT. 20, 10am - 2pm   
LSU East Walkway  
 
Science Building Groundbreaking
SEPT. 28, TBD  
On campus   
      
CSUDH Angels Game
SEPT. 30, 6pm - 10pm
Angels Stadium  
 
 
Super Saturday
OCT. 28, 8:30am - 2pm 
On campus 
 

See all
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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