CSUDH Alumni News
CSUDH Alumni News
For Alumni and Friends of CSU Dominguez Hills
May 2022
CSU Honorary Doctorate recipient Michael Lawson (center), with CSUDH Provost Michael E. Spagna and President Thomas A. Parham

Keynote Speakers Inspire at Commencement 2022

Six distinguished speakers gave words of advice, inspiration, and congratulations at the Commencement 2022 ceremonies in the Dignity Health Sports Park Tennis Stadium. Four of the speakers were CSUDH alumni, and all were eminent leaders from Southern California’s private or public sectors...
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Commencement 2022 Strikes a Joyful Chord

Excitement, jubilation, and pride were palpable throughout the six Commencement 2022 ceremonies, where thousands of graduating Toros finally realized their dreams of walking the stage to the resounding cheers of family and friends...
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Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center

In April 2022, CSUDH students had the opportunity to vote on the HWRC: 53% of Toro voters supported investing in the proposed facility. Results will be presented to the Student Fee Advisory Committee and President Parham.
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Nursing, OT Skills Labs Receive Federal Appropriations for Upgrades

On May 4, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (D-44th) presented a check for $700,000 to CSUDHstudents, faculty, and staff for much-needed upgrades to the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing facilities.  
Alumni panel film discussion

Hollywood by the Horns Returns

After a hiatus of several years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular “Hollywood by the Horns” program returned to the CSUDH campus in April. The free event centered on the Eddie Murphy film Coming 2 America, with four of the film’s cast and crew sharing their experiences with students from the Film and Media Arts program, followed by a screening of the film.

The speakers included a pair of CSUDH alumni who met on the Atlanta, Ga., set during the filming of the movie—Rob Smith (BA Sociology, ’09) and Corey Yamamoto (BA Digital Media Arts, ’10). Smith, a protégé of the late director John Singleton, served as associate producer of the film, while Yamamoto is the personal assistant of co-star Arsenio Hall.

“I wanted to inspire DH students to look beyond the idea that we’re a small university that isn’t known primarily for film,” said Smith. “I wanted to serve as a connection, because when I was a student, I never had the opportunity to converse with alumni about the industry.”

“Also, by coming back to CSUDH, I hope to inspire more Toro alumni to share their stories and career endeavors, to help spark the next great artist to walk across that stage,” added Smith.

The non-Toro guests were Alia Gaskin, who served as a wardrobe assistant to Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter, and Jermaine Fowler, who played the key role of Lavelle, the son of Murphy’s royal character. All four speakers engaged the students present with tales of their on-set experiences and details of their time in the entertainment industry.

“The discussion was one of the most heartfelt I have heard at a panel event,” said Ryan Bowles Eagle, associate professor and program coordinator of the CSUDH Film, Television, and Media program, who moderated the event. “All of the panelists were fantastic, and the students learned a lot about the realities of film production. I truly enjoyed myself and I think everyone else did, too!”

“Hollywood by the Horns” is presented by the CSUDH Office of Alumni Relations in partnership with Univision Communications and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 
Alumnus presenting during History alumni mixer

History Alumni Reunion and Mixer

Alumni from the Department of History returned to their alma mater on April 7, 2022 to hear about the success stories of the department as well as the the future that lies ahead for current students. 
NY Alumni raising the Toro sign

CSUDH New York Alumni Event

CSUDH President Parham and administrators held an exclusive alumni reception in NYC at Mykonos Blue on April 25, 2022. 
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CSUDH Washington D.C. Alumni Event

CSUDH President Parham and administrators held an exclusive alumni reception in Washington D.C. at the Hotel Washington on April 27, 2022.  
Teddy in Dodger dugout

CSU Dominguez Hills Day at Dodger Stadium

Save the Date! CSUDH is going back to Dodger Stadium this fall. This event it open to all CSUDH students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university. We hope to see you there! 
Sunday, September 25, 2022
1:10 p.m.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 
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Tune in for special guest lectures, theatre productions, concerts, and more!
Lauren Halsey: A Solo Exhibition of Work
Through December 10, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LaCorte Hall, 1st Floor - University Art Gallery
Virtual Alumni Fest Career Workshops
June 8 - June 9, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom 
ETE: 12 Years of Excellence
Thursday, June 30, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Loker Student Union Ballrooms
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Recent accomplishments of fellow Toros.
Tammy Robinson, PhD (MA ‘93) was selected as the new President of Mesa Community College. Robinson has 25 years experience as a community college administrator and faculty member. Since 2018, Robinson has served as the vice president of instruction at Cañada College in Redwood City. In addition to her current role, Robinson serves as the vice president of the California Community College Chief Instructional Officers Executive Board. 
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Former CSUDH professor Lois Feuer passed away on March 5, 2022. Lois began at CSUDH as a member of the Small College faculty in 1972, later joining the English Department, where she taught Shakespeare and early British Literature. She officially retired in 2008. Feuer spent a brief time as Interim Associate Dean for Student Academic Advancement for the College of Arts and Sciences, where she focused on policies impacting students and helping students. While in the Small College, she created many innovative, interdisciplinary courses, drawing upon her background in philosophy and English. She contributed to the general education program and to the humanities program, and started the Honors Program. Feuer remained an active scholar throughout her career, publishing pieces on MacBeth, Hamlet, and The Tempest. She participated in archaeology research with her husband Bryan, and they spent many summers travelling to sites in Greece. 
Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and journal papers that contribute to their field and highlight their expertise. View the latest >
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Liberty Mutual offers exclusive savings on auto and home insurance to CSUDH alumni.
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Toros Helping Toros! Post your internships and job opportunities with the CSUDH Career Center.
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