CSUDH Alumni News
CSUDH Alumni News
For Alumni and Friends of CSU Dominguez Hills
February 2023
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Toro Community Celebrates Homecoming 2023

Hundreds of CSUDH alumni from throughout the state descended on the campus during Homecoming 2023, enjoying a week-long slate of activities and opportunities to connect with old friends...
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Homecoming Is Every Day for These Toro Alums

What do Dance Dance Revolution, Dungeons & Dragons, and theatre arts have in common? For alumni Mark Kerr and Paola Carbajal, these were just a few of the building blocks for their deep commitment to each other and their devotion to the Toro community...
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Thanks for Joining Us During Homecoming 2023

In case you did not fill out the Homecoming Survey, please provide us your input about this year’s week of activities. Even if you did not attend, we would still like to know what activities would increase your interest in joining us for Homecoming next year. 
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Toro Alumna Named California Teacher of the Year

CSUDH alumna Bridgette Donald-Blue never intended to have a career in teaching. When the Florida native completed her bachelor’s degree in English at Howard University in Washington, DC, she planned to go on to law school...
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CSUDH Receives $5.3 Million to Address Digital Divide in the South Bay

The CSUDH Workforce Integration Network (WIN) has been awarded $5.3 million through the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC)...
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Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Learning gets easier with age. Seniors age 50 and older can enjoy learning with OLLI@CSUDH. Come for the classes, stay for the friends. 

Register for our March 25 Open House. 
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Tune in for special guest lectures, theatre productions, concerts, and more!
Free Income Tax Preparation from VITA
February 11 - April 15, 2023
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. by appointment only.
60k or lower are eligible. Email info@csudhvita.tax or call (424) 888-3026 
4th Annual Dymally Institute Millennial & Gen Z Symposium
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Loker Student Union - Ballroom A
Alumni Mixer in Sacramento
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
500 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 
Future Forum - A Just Transition to A Green Economy
Thursday, March 23, 2023
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
LA Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium
630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 
Toro Day
Saturday, April 8, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CSU Alumni Night at Nationals Park
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Pregame Mixer: 5:30 p.m.
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m.
1500 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1507 
Leadership and Creative Expression 2023: (BERTA)
April 21 - 23, 2023
Times vary by day
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Recent accomplishments of fellow Toros.
Brook Baldwin (MA ’05) joined Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) as the organization’s vice president and chief nursing executive. Baldwin also serves as associate dean of clinical affairs in the OHSU School of Nursing. She previously held the role of chief nursing executive for UCI Health, the clinical enterprise of University of California, Irvine. Baldwin’s previous positions include inpatient nursing director and associate chief nursing officer at the University of Southern California’s Keck Hospital, and staff nurse, clinical nurse educator, and nurse manager for UCI Health.
William F. Greene (BS ’80) is interim chief financial officer of Moving iMage Technologies, provider of custom-designed and third-party technology and services for cinema exhibition and an emerging business in live entertainment and Esports venues. Greene brings an extensive background in public accounting, SEC reporting, capital raising, M&A due diligence and internal controls working as a CFO, Big 8 auditor and financial consultant for both public and private companies.  
Taylor Helmes (BS ’21) joined the Action News Now Team in Chico, Calif. as a producer and reporter. While studying at CSUDH, Helmes was Managing Editor and Editor in Chief of the student newspaper, The Bulletin. Helmes was also part of CSUDH's Society of Independent Student Journalists and interned with EdSource's California Student Journalism Corps.  
Kristin McGuire (BS ’21) is Executive Director of Young Invincibles and leads the charge to amplify the voices of young adults in the political process and expand economic opportunity. McGuire’s accomplishments include the College Student Hunger Relief Act, the California Student Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, and the Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act. McGuire is also the first African-American elected to the school board in Covina.    
Gert Williams (BS ’90) founded Joseph Learning Lab's nonprofit. The nonprofit helps underserved children in grades K-12 get caught up with reading, math, and other core courses after school. The organization is passionate about helping struggling students improve their grades and test scores, getting on the path for college/career success.
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Monica Dolle Chiralo Major (BA ’87) passed away on January 6, 2023. She was born in Santa Monica and taught piano, guitar, and flute lessons—in addition to being a clothing designer, knitter, and seamstress, designing unique patterns and products which she sold under the "Miss Monette" label. Major also worked at the U.S. embassy in Nigeria and ejnjoyed overseas travel and cruises. While in her 60's, Major completed two years of Spanish language lessons so she could communicate with and better help the immigrant community.  
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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Make a Gift to the Toro Fund
to support scholarships and other campus initiatives.

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