June 2017                                                                News and Information for CSUDH Alumni and Friends
CSU Dominguez Hills hosts largest graduating class in the school's history
Cal State Dominguez Hills hosted its two graduation ceremonies Friday at StubHub Center in Carson. The first ceremony took place at 9 a.m. and the second took place at 4 p.m. Both were part of the largest graduating class in the school's history.   
We Shall Overcome: Mother Daughter Return From Tragedy To Graduate Together
Cynthia Perry and her daughter, Keisha Keller began attending California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) together as business administration majors in the fall of 2014.  As they progressed in their studies, the strength of their relationship and "friendship" always helped them support each other to achieve their academic goals, and on May 16, 2016, when the close-knit mother and daughter faced unthinkable tragedy, their bond is what helped them stay strong, sustaining them in the face of deep sorrow.  Read More... 
Surf to Screen: Johnny Gonzales Turns Surf Photography into Film Career
Johnny Gonzales could play it safe and buy an expensive telescopic lens for his camera and stand on the sand to take his photographs, but "What fun would that be?" To capture a charging backside ride up close, he would rather strap on his fins, grab his camera, and swim out to where the waves are breaking to join a professional surfer inside a barrel.  Read More... 
Mark your calendars to join the Office of Alumni Relations for the 2017 Summer Series of Events which includes a Tour of the Broad, the 5th Annual Dodger Day, and Alumni kayaking.  Please purchase your tickets quickly as seats are limited. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 310-243-2237 or alumniprograms@csudh.edu with any questions. See Events Here... 
Class Notes
Haroon Azar (BS '04)
accepted an academic appointment to lead the UCLA Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom as program director and will join retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark as senior fellow at the Burkle Center. The program will promote research on finding innovative solutions to security challenges while preserving civil rights and civil liberties. Azar previously served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as deputy director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and regional director in Los Angeles. He will lead seminars on national security and civil liberties at UCLA and UC Irvine law schools.    

Ivan Flores (BA '13, CRT '15)
received a classroom makeover from the Helpful Honda team and ABC7 as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Flores is a special needs teacher at Hawthorne High School. He was recognized for his hard work and dedication to his students, and the unique ways he teaches and engages them.     

Lawton Gray (CRT '02)
was appointed principal of John Muir High School. With 19 years as an educator, Gray joins Pasadena Unified School District from the Temple City Unified School District. He was named the 2011 Administrator of the Year by the California Association of School Counselors.      

Derek Richardson (BS '91)
has officiated 1,050 regular season games and one playoff game, as well as the 2003 NBA Rookie Game in Atlanta, during his 20 seasons as an NBA official.     

Jacqueline Seabrooks (BS '88)
announced her retirement as Santa Monica Police Department's chief of police, ending a 36-year career in law enforcement. She began her career in 1982, becoming the Santa Monica Police Department's first African-American female patrol officer. When she became the chief of the Inglewood Police Department in 2007, she was the state's first African-American woman to serve as police chief for a municipality.  
Chrislyn Cross (BA '14)
who performed in the Music Behind Barbed Wire concert on campus this past April, recently passed away of unknown causes. As a student, she sang in band as well as served as a voice teacher and duet partner to fellow classmates.     

Faculty Highlights

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

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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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Toros at the Broad
JUNE 24, 1pm - 2pm
Tickets: $25 

5th Annual Dodger Day
JULY 8, 2pm - 10pm
Bus Transport from DH to LA
LA Dodgers vs. KC Royals
Tickets: $33

Alumni, Family & Friends Kayaking
AUGUST 5, 11am - 1pm
Kayaks on the Water,
Long Beach
Tickets: $20
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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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