CSUDH Alumni News
CSUDH Alumni News
For Alumni and Friends of CSU Dominguez Hills
November 2021
CSUDH alum Doug Le Bon, co-founder and senior managing director of Pathway Capital Management.

CSUDH Alum Donates Historic Gift

With a $700,000 donation to CSUDH, Doug Le Bon made university history for donating the largest gift to CSUDH from a living alum...
CSUDH Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael E. Spagna addresses attendees outside the new Innovation and Instruction Building.

CSUDH Celebrates $200 Million Campus Transformation with Four Ribbon Cuttings

On October 15, 2021, CSUDH hosted four simultaneous ribbon cuttings, three of which were on major capital project buildings totaling more than $200 million. The grand openings marked the biggest transformation of the campus in more than a decade, and the first additions of brand-new academic facilities in more than 20 years...
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CSUDH Hosts 7th Annual South Bay Economic Forecast Conference

Though COVID-19 continues to upend many aspects of life – not least the economy – the South Bay region can expect continued economic growth and stability in the near-term future...
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CSUDH Receives Millions in Federal Department of Education Grants

Several impactful campus programs got a major boost recently, as California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) was awarded four grants from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Together, the grants will provide millions of dollars in support for a host of innovative programs... 
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Toros Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Women's Soccer's 1991 NCAA Title

The Cal State Dominguez Hills Athletic and Alumni Relations Departments honored coaches, staff and members of the 1991 Toros women's soccer team on the 30th anniversary of their winning the 1991 NCAA Championship over top-ranked Sonoma State, the first NCAA title in the school's history... 
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Toro Industry Days: LAUSD

The program featured alumni who work within the Los Angeles Unified School District (Mike Romero, MA '97; Tamisha Donald, MA '04; Amen Rahh, BA '08, Credential Level I '10, Credential Level II '13, MA '15; Gilbert Viveros, MA '06; and Rhiannon Chavez , Credential '14), discussing their workplace duties and the techniques they used to elevate themselves within the organization.  
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Dinner With Toros

On November 9, alumnus Jairo Mejia (BS, '16) hosted 4 students interested in pursing careers in finance for dinner via Zoom. The students received their meals through online food delivery services, sponsored by the host, and partook in fun and engaging experiences with Mr. Mejia to gain a perspective on what to expect working in finance and accounting. Jairo Mejia is a Senior Financial Analyst with 5 years of experience working with Warner Bros. 
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Toro Tuesday Power Hour

Literally kicking off the Fall semester, we invited alumna Ilyanna Gutierrez (BA, '12) to talk to us about her role as the Manager of Media/Broadcast Relations for the U.S. Soccer Federation, which is responsible for televising this year's World Cup matches for the US Men's National Team. 
Marketing flyer for Homecoming on February 19, 2022

CSUDH Homecoming

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 19, 2022 as we continue to welcome back our CSUDH community to the campus for a day of fun-filled activities, including 3 home games. More info will be available as we get closer to the date. 
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Tune in for special guest lectures, theatre productions, concerts, and more!
Transcend: A Multimedia Exhibition by Visual Artist Toni Scott
November 1 - April 30, 2022
11:00am - 6:00pm
University Library 5th Floor Art Gallery 
Meals 4 Toros Program
Donate Today!
The objective of the program is to help address food insecurity during the holiday season by providing a full meal for our most vulnerable students.Each meal costs approximately $100 and feeds 6-8 people. 
"Forward Momentum" Dance Concert
December 1 - December 4
University Theatre
Livestream tickets or audience tickets are $15 per night. 
Science and Innovation Building
Campus Closure Dates
November 25 & 26: Thanksgiving
December 24 - January 2: Holiday Break
January 3: Campus Reopens
January 24: Classes Begin
Become a mentor on Toro Connect

Students want to learn about your experience!
Sign up today at: toroconnect.csudh.edu  
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Recent accomplishments of fellow Toros.
Mahabub Alam (BS '92) retired from CSUDH in November, 2021, after 28 years of dedicated service to the Toro community. Mahabub worked his way up from student assistant to network analyst, and his leadership and knowledge will be missed in the Division of Information Technology.   
Joseph Banfield (BA '75), a long-time teacher at Saint Anthony High School in Long Beach, was recently named a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars.
Wendi Dunlap (MA '10) released her debut album, Looking For Buildings, on Futureman Records in October, 2021. The album was recorded remotely during the pandemic, with performers on multiple continents. Wendi wrote 9 of the album’s 11 songs.
Harmony Frederick (BA '07) returned to CSUDH as executive assistant to the vice president for student affairs and manager of strategic initiatives. She most recently served as the Director of Alumnx and Family Engagement at the California Institute of the Arts. 
Deshawn Radden (BS '17) is a medical student and a current contestant on Season 41 of the CBS TV series Survivor. As of publication, Radden has outlasted most of the other contestants, and is one of the final eight contestants with a chance to win.
Daniel Ralph (MA '08) released The Scorpion’s Song, a work of philosophical fiction set in the days leading up to the beginning of the Gulf War. The book combines stories about life in a theater of operations with mini-Socratic dialogues.  
Carol Velas (MS '05) is the founding director of the new accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. A registered nurse for 35 years, Velas will start welcoming students to the program in January, 2022.    
Christian Mendoza (MA '21) died in a car accident on Tuesday, Nov. 23. He was an instructor in CSUDH’s Teacher Education Division and supervised bilingual teacher candidates. In October, Mendoza had started a new position as principal of Bennett-Kew P-8 Leadership Academy in Inglewood. He began his career at Highland Elementary School, and worked for the last nine years as an English Language Learner specialist in Lennox Unified School District, where his commitment to English Language Learners was evident.     
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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