June 2015                                                    News and Information for CSUDH Alumni and Friends
Alumna Jimmie Thompson steps down from alumni council
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The California State University (CSU) Alumni Council has honored California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumna Jimmie Thompson with a commendation for her tireless leadership in alumni relations and support for the entire 23-campus CSU system. Read more...

Connecting Women to Power Business Conference attracts more than 3,000

Looking for sound advice, fresh ideas and new connections to help launch or grow their businesses, more than 3,000 women entrepreneurs from throughout the region filled speaker sessions and workshops during the Connecting Women to Power Business Conference at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) on June 19. Read more...

Toro Tailgate
In May, CSUDH alumni gathered for a tailgate and LA Galaxy game .  View more photos...
Class Notes
Marc Alvillar (B.A.,'01)

was appointed as returning head coach for Harbor College's baseball program. Alvillar has been teaching at Harbor since 2004 and lead Harbor to the Super Regionals his first time as head coach in 2007. Alivllar also has a strong record of advancing players to four-year colleges, including multiple seasons with a 100 percent transfer rate.


Shawn Ashley (B.A., '76) (M.A., '84)
has announced his retirement after 37 years of service at Long Beach Unified School District. He served as principal at Polytechnic High School for 15 years, the second-longest tenure of any principal at the city's oldest high school. During his tenure, Poly flourished into a national beacon for inner-city education, receiving top recognition from Newsweek and U.S. World & News Report, and athletic recognition from Sports Illustrated. For the past four years, Ashley has been the principal at Jordan High School.

James Reeves (B.A., '77) (M.A., '88)
has been appointed as interim co-president of Marymount California University by the university's Board of Trustees. Reeves joined Marymount in 1978 as a member of the faculty and quickly moved into a leadership role. Reeves was appointed dean of Student Affairs in 1982, and served as vice president since 1994. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2013. Reeves' oversight of the institution's finances and operations has helped grow the student body and expand to sites in San Pedro as well as to Lake County, where the university has established its presence at the Marymount Castle in Lucerne.


Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva (CRT, '11)

was awarded a 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Award for her recent children's fiction book Broccoli ChroniclesIn 2008, Bourgeois-daSilva started TCD Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization provides youth with tutoring, mentoring, service learning, community-based projects and more. Bourgeois-daSilva also founded Building Voices, an independent publishing company that specializes in children's fiction, in 2011.


Jezelle Fullwood (M.A., '03)

was recently appointed the new principal of Grant Elementary School by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Fullwood's career spans 20 years in the Southern California region, including with Los Angeles Unified School District and Palmdale School District, where for the past 10 years she served as director of curriculum and instruction, coordinator of staff development, assistant principal and principal of a Turnaround Intervention Model School.  In addition she is an adjunct faculty member in the CSUDH College of Education's Graduate Education division.

Faculty Highlights

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

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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Alumni and Friends Kayaking
JULY 11, 11:00am
Naples, Long Beach

Alumni Social in Culver City
JULY 16, 6:00pm
Rush Street

New York/Tri-State Alumni Summer Picnic 2015

JULY 18, 12:00pm

Central Park, Sheep's Meadow

More information on the Alumni Events Page

Alumni Social in DTLA
AUGUST 13, 6:00pm
Fuego at Don Chente Bar & Grill

Alumni and Friends 
Dodger Day
Dodger Stadium

Alumni Social in DTLB
SEPTEMBER 10, 6:00pm
BO-Beau Kitchen + Roof Tap

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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