CSUF Titan Magazine - Winter 2014
T H E M AGA Z I N E O F C A L I F O R N I A S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y, F U L L E R T O N 1 WINTER 2014 / ANNUAL REPORT ISSUE BRIGHT FUTURES / BIG DREAMS A Look at CSUF’s Guardian Scholars Program CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN President’s Viewpoint During my first year as the University’s president, many of Cal State Fullerton’s remarkable students and alumni have demonstrated the power of Titan spirit, their drive to excel and commitment to the community. They are an inspiration to us all as we continue our work, as I envisioned during Convocation last fall, to become a national model public comprehensive university. I have been particularly moved by the stories of our Guardian Scholars. We often note the University’s power to transform students’ lives, yet perhaps no CSUF program is more meaningful and illustrative of that power than the Guardian Scholars, an amazing program that supports youth exiting the foster-care system in their efforts to earn a college education. These young people come from challenging situations and backgrounds that often leave them with significant barriers to overcome. With the help of the Guardian Scholars program, they begin to achieve their dreams. In these pages, you will read about several current Guardian Scholars and recent graduates whose lives were forever changed because of the program and the important support of Cal State Fullerton donors, faculty, staff and administrators. Their stories resonate as testimony to our ongoing service to students and the community. This issue of Titan Magazine also includes our annual report and honor roll of donors, which celebrates those who have positively contributed to our University during the past year. Indeed, the dedication of all our donors has fueled so much of our dynamic progress over our institution’s history. I hope you find these stories as enlightening and enriching as I do, and that they inspire you to continue to support the University’s students, colleges and programs. Thank you for all you have done. It is an honor to serve as president of this exceptional institution. Mildred García , Ed.D. President California State University, Fullerton TITAN I WINTER 2014 COVER STORY 14 Bright Futures Big Dreams Guardian Scholars was established to help former foster youth achieve their education and career goals. It offers undergraduate students full scholarships for tuition fees, housing and textbooks, as well as mentoring and counseling. 2 News Briefs 3 Philanthropic Foundation 5 Titan Athletics 7 Alumni Association TITAN Titan is the magazine of California State University, Fullerton, published by University Advancement for alumni, friends and the University community. We welcome your observations, news and comments. Winter 2014 / VOLUME 13, NUMBER 1 In This Issue TITAN PRIDE 8 Research Leads to Lifelong Lessons MILESTONES 20 Preparing Students to Compete 12 In Focus: Raising Cultural Awareness COVER Carlos Zelaya, a senior sociology major, 22 Annual Report and Honor Roll of Donors believes that his dreams of success are possible, thanks to the help he 41 Class Notes received from Cal State Fullerton’s Guardian Scholars program. Image by Matt Gush ’12 EDITOR Cathi Douglas ’80 ART DIREC TOR Howard Chang ’00 PRODUC TION PL ANNER Andrea Kelligrew ’99 SENIOR DIREC TOR, DESIGN Mishu Vu WRITERS Debra Cano Ramos ’84; Mimi Ko Cruz ’91; Michael Mahi ’83; Pamela McLaren ’79; Valerie Orleans ’80 CONTRIBUTORS Greg Andersen; Katrina Eberly; Matt Gush ’12; Kathy Pomykata ’80 PRESIDENT Dr. Mildred García VICE PRESIDENT, UNIVERSIT Y ADVANCEMENT Gregory J. Saks A SSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS Jeffrey D. Cook TITAN ADVISORY BOARD Sherry Angel ’78; Elaine Beno ’83; Laura Bleiberg; Jeff Brody; David Ferrell ’78; Janine Fiddelke Arp ’80; Bryan Fisher ’92; Dianna Lopez Fisher; Jimmy Hsieh ’10; Cynthia Ragland ’93; Joan Rubio; Paula Selleck; Steve Scauzillo ’81, ’05; Andi Stein; Kelly Teenor ’86, ’96; Anne Valdespino; Greg Young ’90 University Operator 657-278-2011 I Titan Magazine 657-278-4850 I P.O. 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Taking the stage for their alma mater were Brooke Aston ’02, Jennifer Hubilla ’02, Emily Mitchell ’00, Erin McNally ’02, Louis Pardo, Kate Peters ’79 and Brad Standley ’05, plus College of the Arts faculty members Eve Himmelheber ’95 and Mitch Hanlon. TITAN STUDENT UNION EXPANSION APPROVED Cal State Fullerton has been given the green light to proceed with an expansion of the Titan Student Union that will radically change the face of the 37-yearold building. The California State University Board of Trustees approved the $20 million project in September. It will be funded by existing cash reserves from the facility and Associated Students, Inc. “The TSU was built in 1976 to support a student population of 21,500,” said Kurt Borsting, director of Titan student centers. “This project will expand this important University facility – currently 140,000 square feet – and also will include renovation of existing space.” The design phase will take 18 to 24 months. TITAN I WINTER 2014 CSUF RATED NO. 4 IN NATION FOR BEST VALUE When it comes to “Best Bang for the Buck,” Cal State Fullerton leads the pack in California and is No. 4 in the nation, according to Washington Monthly. The magazine’s latest set of rankings, published in its September-October 2013 issue, “is based on the economic value students receive per dollar” at the nation’s universities and colleges. Cal State Fullerton is spotlighted in the magazine’s “Standout Best-Bang-forthe-Buck Schools” and lauded for maintaining a “better-than-predicted graduation rate for its students while offering relatively small class sizes (only 10 percent of classes have more than 50 students).” The magazine points to the use of data to track student performance and intervention by deans and academic advisers as “one key to CSUF’s success.” Among 1,572 institutions ranked elsewhere by the magazine, just 349 landed on the new list and most are public institutions. The top-ranked institution is Amherst College, followed by City University of New York’s Queens College and Baruch College, in the No. 2 and 3 slots, respectively. Cal State Fullerton moves up to No. 3 when ranked among institutions awarding predominantly master’s and bachelor’s degrees. The “2013 Best Bang for the Buck” is described by Washington Monthly as an “exclusive list of the colleges in America that do the best job of helping nonwealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.” 3 Philanthropic Foundation UNIVERSITY INCREASES FUNDRAISING RESULTS News Briefs More than $12.8 million in private financial support was raised by the University in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 through gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. The $12,888,894 generated represents an 29 percent increase over 2012 giving totals. This year’s annual report of giving and donor honor roll begins on page 22 of this issue of Titan Magazine. THREE JOIN FOUNDATION BOARD Three new members have joined the board of governors of the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation: Roger Kotch ’81 (B.A. business administrationaccounting), CFO of In-N-Out Burger; Alumni Association representative Julie Espy ’92 (B.A. communications-journalism); and student representative Rohullah Latif, president of Associated Students Inc. Dan Black ’67 (B.A. physics) has rejoined in an active role after serving as an emeritus board member. PROFESSOR EMERITUS’ ESTATE ENDOWS MATH SCHOLARSHIPS The Benson Family Trust has given an initial $1,476,000 to establish three scholarships: Dr. Russell V. Benson and Betty L. Benson Endowment Fund for Undergraduate Mathematics Students (for undergraduate scholarships for juniors or seniors with mathematics as their declared major and a GPA of at least 3.0); the Dr. Russell V. Benson and Betty L. Benson Endowment Fund for Graduate Mathematics Students (for grad students pursuing a master’s degree, or Ph.D., and a GPA of at least 3.0); and the Dr. Russell V. Benson and Betty L. Benson Endowed Emeriti Scholarship Fund. In addition to the scholarship funds, the trust also donated $246,000 to the Fullerton Arboretum to support a lighting improvement project. The late Russell Benson was a CSUF professor emeritus of mathematics. FOUNDING PROFESSOR GIVES $100,000 DONATION Lawrence B. de Graaf, professor emeritus of history, is donating $100,000 to support the University’s Center for Oral and Public History Capital Initiative project. De Graaf is a founding faculty member who conducted a number of COPH oral histories during the last five decades. GIFTS AND GRANTS SUPPORT UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS Students will get a head start on the road to financial wellness, thanks to a new Bank of America gift to promote financial literacy, part of the bank’s focus on workforce development and education to help young adults learn to better manage their finances in a way that creates financial stability in the household and the community. n The Center for Oral and Public History’s Capital Initiative project has received a $250,000 commitment from an anonymous donor. n The College of Communications has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to fund a visiting business journalism professor for spring 2014. Serving in that role will be Joe Winski, a journalist who spent more than 18 years at Bloomberg News. PRESIDENT GARCÍA DELIVERS FALL CONVOCATION ADDRESS President Mildred García welcomed the campus community – including 33 new tenure-track faculty members and 141 new staff members – to the start of the new academic year during her Aug. 19 convocation address, noting that fall semester enrollment is expected to exceed 38,000 students. García emphasized that ensuring student success “remains the top priority for the entire institution” and pointed to the CSUF Strategic Plan as the guide to that effort, reviewing the plan’s goals and outlining steps to be taken this year to begin implementation. She spoke of the “excitement that comes with the start of each new year, with the promise of opportunities for our students to achieve their academic dreams, and this year is no exception.” García reiterated “our goal of becoming the premiere comprehensive public university in the state and in the nation.” For more information, please visit foundation.fullerton.edu. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 4 CSUF IN TOP TIER OF U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGS Calendar Cal State Fullerton retains its perch among the “Top Public Regional Universities (West),” announced Sept. 10 by U.S. News & World Report. CSUF is No. 7 in the annual ranking, ahead of four other CSUs in the top 10 and below three others. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo tops the list of public universities in the West that award mostly bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In the magazine’s broader “Best Regional Universities” in the West category, incorporating both public and private institutions, CSUF ranks 35th among 90 institutions in the top tier in the West. Leading this list is Trinity University in Texas, followed by Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount universities in the No. 2 and 3 slots, respectively. For the “Best Regional Universities” annual ranking, 621 institutions in four geographic regions throughout the nation were assessed by region. The magazine ranked 1,376 institutions overall for its “2014 Best Colleges.” FEBURARY 15 TWO BUILDINGS PURCHASED FOR IRVINE CAMPUS Cal State Fullerton’s campus property has expanded by 12.35 acres with the purchase of the Banting Corporate Center in Irvine. The center will continue to house the CSUF Irvine Campus. The CSUF Auxiliary Services Corp. acquired the two-building complex for $30.5 million in August following CSU Board of Trustees’ authorization and issuance of systemwide revenue bonds for the purchase. The debt will be paid with rental income, initially from existing tenants, which will continue to occupy one building for up to five years. CSUF has leased and occupied 70,000 square feet at the Banting Corporate Center since 2010. The University has maintained a branch campus in south Orange County since 1989. With this purchase and over time as tenant leases expire, CSUF plans to occupy both buildings on the site, doubling the size of the branch campus. “This investment in our Irvine Campus reconfirms our commitment to south Orange County,” President Mildred García said. “This campus has been a true success story, and it plays an important, integral role in the University and its educational mission.” The purchase means a strategic expansion of CSUF’s footprint in Irvine at a time when current enrollment at the campus is strong and expected to grow. This fall, for the first time in its history, the branch campus offers lower-division courses and welcomes freshmen and sophomores, factors expected to increase enrollment. By purchasing both the Western State College of Law property and the Banting buildings, the University added 226,500 square feet, or 6.4 percent, to its holdings over the past year. BE PART OF THE HOMECOMING TRADITION Join Tuffy Titan, students, alumni and the community for a festival of food, games and fun on Saturday, Feb. 15 before the men’s basketball game vs. Hawaii. For tickets and information, contact the Alumni Association at 657-CSU-ALUM or visit fullerton.edu/homecoming . SAT/ FEBURARY 21 A NEW DOLL HOUSE Based on Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by James Taulli and running through March 16, this soul-searching drama in Hallberg Theatre references Super Bowl Sunday, country clubs and email, and sheds new light on Nora’s ferocious struggle to rediscover the woman within. Tickets are $11 each or $10 with advance Titan discount and are available Jan. 24. fullerton.edu/arts/theatredance/events.html SAT/ APRIL 12-13 DISCOVER GREEN SCENE The Green Scene Plant and Garden Show at the Fullerton Arboretum is the spring event to find bulbs, succulent and varietal plants, garden accessories and garden products. For details, call 657-278-4792 or visit fullertonarboretum.org . TITAN I WINTER 2014 5 Titan Athletics News Briefs VINTAGE57 GENERATES SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT Honored at the Hall of Fame were, from left, Rick Vanderhook, Augie Garrido and George Horton. CSUF CELEBRATES ATHLETES AT HALL OF FAME Cal State Fullerton honored the achievements of those who have served on the field or on the court, along with the University’s rich athletic history, at this year’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 11. A sold-out crowd of more than 200 guests attended the induction of the Hall’s fifth biennial class at the Fullerton Marriott. The induction ceremony honored All-American gymnast Carol Johnston, the men’s soccer program all-time leading scorer Mike Fox, pioneering basketball coach Bobby Dye, and the 1995 NCAA National Champion baseball team. TITAN MARK COVERT ENDS STREAK AFTER 45 YEARS Over the summer, Cal State Fullerton alumnus Mark Covert ’73 (B.S. physical education) concluded an impressive streak of running at least one mile per day for the last 45 years. Covert, who won the NCAA College Division, now known as Division II, individual championship in 1970, started his daily runs on July 23, 1968. The streak lasted 16,437 days, covered more than 151,000 miles and set an American record for most consecutive days running at least a mile. Covert’s streak is the world’s second-longest running streak, according to the United States Running Streak Association and Streak Runners International. MATIAS NAMED HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH Dianne Matias is the Titan’s new head women’s tennis coach. Matias succeeds Bill Reynolds, who served 24 years at the helm of the women’s tennis program before retiring at the end of the season. Matias was an assistant on UC Irvine’s staff last season. ELDERS LONGEST-TENURED HEAD COACH IN CSUF HISTORY Cross country and track and field head coach John Elders ’88 (B.S. computer science) is entering his 26th season at the helm of each program, making him the longest-tenured head coach in CSUF history. Titan alumni, family and friends gathered Aug. 24 at the Golleher Alumni House for an evening of outstanding cuisine and wine at the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association’s 10th annual Vintage57 – A Premiere Wine & Food Tasting Experience. Revenue raised from the silent auction supports the association’s student scholarships. Did you miss the event and want to make a scholarship donation? Visit fullerton.edu/alumni/scholarship/. CSU, UC HOLD CONFERENCE ON SHARED SERVICES Staff members from the California State University and University of California recently met to discuss shared services, or merging similar services such as finance, legal and human resources. The practice, now common in the private sector, is gaining ground throughout public agencies to maximize efficiency and innovation. One such example: Since last fall, Cal State Fullerton staff members have been working with Cal State Bakersfield on the central California campus’ student housing project. Although they were varied based on the service, the stage and the system, the conference’s presentations and discussions highlighted the most meaningful result to come from sharing services in higher education – cost savings to students. For more information, please visit fullertontitans.com. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 6 From left to right, Saddleback College President Tod A. Burnett, CSUF President Mildred García and Irvine Valley College President Glenn R. Roquemore signed the pact. HIGHER ED LEADERS MAKE PACT TO SERVE MORE STUDENTS An agreement among the leaders of Cal State Fullerton, Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College will pave the way for expanded enrollment at the CSUF Irvine Campus. President Mildred García, Irvine Valley College President Glenn R. Roquemore and Saddleback College President Tod A. Burnett signed the Strategic Transfer Agreement Aug. 22. CSUF Irvine Campus Dean Susan M. Cooper characterized the agreement as “an important partnership” and a means for “providing cross-institutional educational opportunities for students of all three institutions.” CSUF ALUMNI TRAVEL TO EUROPE A group of 41 recent Titan graduates traveled on the 2013 Grad Trip to Europe organized by the CSUF Alumni Association. The June 3-18 trip offered travelers the chance to visit Europe’s must-see destinations. To see photos of their adventures, visit fullerton.edu/alumni/student/gradtrip. CSUF OFFICIALLY SMOKE-FREE On Aug. 1, Cal State Fullerton became the first smoke-free campus in the California State University system. Smoking of tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and e-cigarettes) is now prohibited on all CSUF property, including off-site facilities, such as the Irvine Campus, College Park, Fullerton Arboretum and elsewhere. In keeping with the new policy, all ashtrays have been removed, and new signage is posted throughout campus. With the implementation of this policy, Cal State Fullerton joins more than 1,000 colleges and universities nationally that have adopted similar bans. Take Tuffy Home! Join as a member of the Alumni Association today and receive a FREE Tuffy Bobblehead! For just $45 annually, membership in the Alumni Association keeps you connected with your University and offers you numerous members-only privileges: • Discounts at restaurants and services • Buy one-get-one-free athletics tickets • Online career tools • Access to all 23 CSU libraries • Special discounts on networking events and much more! Sign up today by calling 657-CSU-ALUM, or join online at fullerton.edu/alumni. Use promotion code 14TMF when applying online. *While supplies last. TITAN I WINTER 2014 7 Alumni Association PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: TITANS HELPING TITANS Theresa Harvey ’81 President, Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association News Briefs It is an honor to serve as 2013-14 president of the CSUF Alumni Association. A University supporter since I first served as Alumni Association president in 1987, I’m excited to be serving in this role again. I have witnessed the University’s vast development over the decades and am encouraged by the progress Cal State Fullerton has made under the previous leadership and particularly under the direction of Dr. Mildred García. The University’s new Strategic Plan provides an excellent opportunity for the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association to play a greater role at the University. It is my desire as president to strengthen the alignment of our priorities with those of the University to increase Theresa Harvey the level of our involvement on campus as we continue to successfully engage and expand our outreach to students and alumni. As president of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, I have unique insight into what employers and the community need. They need you! More than 225,000 graduates call themselves Titans. Every day, CSUF graduates demonstrate that their education and training provide invaluable service to our communities. You have been involved in the workforce for decades, and your leadership helps us connect donors and the community back to our University. Imagine if every Titan invested back into the University and encouraged others to invest in CSUF? Such influence would be transformational to Cal State Fullerton, its goals of fundraising and entrepreneurial activities. Involvement and support also ensure that our degrees are worth more today than when we received them. There is another important way to give back to CSUF – an investment of your time. When you participate in our programs and services, you make a significant positive impact on our campus. You assist us in supporting student and alumni programs, young alumni services, professional networking, scholarship and so much more. Sharing your personal stories of inspiration and success as a campus mentor or guest speaker provides invaluable insight. This is a great University, and alumni have an opportunity to make a difference – I challenge you to inspire the future by your example. Titans helping Titans – that’s what it’s all about. President Mildred García is pictured at the NAACP reception with, from left: Ivan Pitts, Al Murray, Event Chair Fran Williams, Orange County NAACP President Donald Craig, Daphne Sykes-Scott and CSUF freshman Lorena Sanchez. NAACP HONORS GARCÍA The Orange County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People paid tribute to President Mildred García Aug. 29 during its 2013 Leaders Welcome Reception. García was honored along with Al Murray, mayor of Tustin; Ivan S. Pitts, senior pastor of Santa Ana’s Second Baptist Church; and Daphne Sykes-Scott, Orange County Superior Court judge. PRESIDENT GARCÍA ADDRESSES PEERS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE The Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities selected President Mildred García to deliver the President-to-Presidents lecture at the association’s annual meeting Oct. 22 in Los Angeles. Her address was on the second day of the Oct. 21-23 gathering that attracted approximately 200 presidents and chancellors from around the country. García discussed “The Personal – the Professional: Los Presidentes” during the meeting at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. To see a full list of the association’s Board of Directors, visit fullerton.edu/alumni/about/board. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 8 Research Leads to Lifelong Lessons STUDENT INTERNS GAIN SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING THROUGH DOLPHIN STUDY By Mimi Ko Cruz ’91 / Images by Matt Gush ’12 s the dolphin’s dorsal fin cuts through the surface of the ocean water, Miranda Domico, a 22-year-old biology major, snaps off a succession of photos. “That was really exciting,” she said, recalling her first close encounter last summer with four bottlenose dolphins that she, environmental studies graduate student Cynthia L. Lujan and CSUF psychologist Kayla B. Causey followed for hours around Newport Harbor. As Domico continued taking photos, Lujan meticulously recorded what she saw on a chart. “A group of dolphins, including a calf, traveling off the coast of Newport, exhibiting a mix of behaviors: logging, when they appear to be resting with heads just above water, tails down; then jumping in the breaking surf close to shore,” Lujan noted. The students are two of Causey’s interns, working on her Coastal Dolphins of Orange County Project. They are building A TITAN I WINTER 2014 a digitized, up-to-date online photo-identification catalog to track individual dolphins and will compare it to other researchers’ catalogs up and down the California coastline and beyond. Causey, a lecturer in psychology, said the catalog allows researchers to estimate the population of dolphins and monitor whether they are declining or increasing and why. Causey and her interns have been studying the marine mammals for nearly two years. The scientific evidence they are gathering is important to a psychologist, Causey explained, because the field of psychology includes the study of animal behavior, learning and cognition. Even without shared genes, dolphins and humans share a higher intelligence, and dolphins have the same type of social cognition as humans – they demonstrate empathy, recognize individuals and are self-aware, she said. 9 Titan Pride Stories about individuals or programs that characterize the proud Titan tradition. “This can lead to insight as to how humans are intelligent in similar ways to these species,” Causey said. Involving students in the research provides a hands-on learning experience. In her 15-week field course, Causey trains her research assistants to monitor, photograph and collect data on the dolphins they see and when. They make their observations by cruising Orange County’s harbors and beaches in Causey’s inflatable boat or from the jetties off Corona del Mar and Newport Beach. As of June, Causey said she and her team of student researchers recorded an average sighting rate of one group of dolphins off Corona del Mar every four hours. Dolphins entering or exiting Newport Harbor are seen every 18 hours, she added. According to the first year of research, dolphin sightings are more common in the winter months. So, the question they are trying to answer this year is: why? It’s possible, Causey said, that increased summer boat traffic and noise keeps the dolphins away. “A group will only stay in our area for a few days or weeks at best, before moving on, making studying them difficult,” Causey said. Therefore, collaborating with other dolphin researchers is crucial to “our understanding of these dolphins, given that their home range seems to be much larger than any one of our study areas,” she explained. “Tracking these individual dolphins and their social affiliations across space and time is what allows us to do social network analyses. In other words, we’ll be able to tell how many mating opportunities a dolphin has or how many of its offspring survive. Then, we can examine how different behaviors, like spending time or feeding in the harbors, impact reproduction and survival.” CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 10 1 2 3 Orange County dolphin expert Dennis L. Kelly ’71, ’74 (B.S. biological science, M.S. biology), recently retired professor and chair of Orange Coast College’s Marine Science Department, collaborates with Causey on their similar research. He conducted an Orange County dolphin census from 1978 to 2002. “Kayla’s conducting an update on the population dynamics,” Kelly said. “By doing this, researchers can find out when and if the population changes. We can track births and deaths. This is so important because dolphins now are entering the harbors on a regular basis, and that concerns us. We want to find out why and how much interaction they’re having with humans. We want to find out what it means in the long term.” He said Causey’s research goes deeper than the census as she is searching for answers to how dolphin and human behaviors evolve and how their similarities connect. Causey said the goal for her students is two-fold: that they learn practical skills, specifically fieldwork, and gain an appreciation for research on animal behavior while exploring and better understanding the ecosystem. “Most students tend to suffer from an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality when it comes to ocean and marine health,” she said. “I want students to understand that they don’t have to be coastal residents to be good ocean stewards; that their individual TITAN I WINTER 2014 4 behavior is very much connected to the marine mammals we study... They see it for themselves when we’re out doing fieldwork – the sea lion with an infected wound around its neck from getting tangled in balloon ribbon, the plastic grocery bags stuck around a dolphin’s blowhole, the sea gull pecking at a cigarette butt or plastic straw. The point is not to save the dolphins, necessarily, but to promote behavior that although aimed at dolphins, will benefit the entire ecosystem.” Learning about dolphins “gives me the tools I need to raise awareness about our ecology,” said Domico, who plans to pursue graduate studies in ecological research. “It’s important to teach people about these animals so they can see how similar we are.” Human activity “affects dolphin behavior and it’s important to learn how to interact harmoniously,” Lujan added. “This research is a good starting point.” In fact, the internship has helped Lujan zero in on a thesis topic. “Because of this experience, I’m going to focus on reviewing a marine education pilot program that incorporates science, technology, engineering and mathematics lessons for fifth-graders,” Lujan said. “This is where my passion is now, thanks to this research.” All the hours of waiting and watching for dolphins, taking their photos, recording their sounds, tracking their 11 n Bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, are mammals. n The dorsal fins of dolphins have unique nicks and notches along their edges that make it easier to identify them. n They can reach travel speeds of 18 miles per hour and leap 20 feet into the air. n They live in groups called pods. n Next to humans, dolphins possess the highest ratio of brain size to body mass in the animal world. n They communicate through squeaks, whistles and body language. n Dolphins and humans have many physical, developmental, social and cognitive similarities. n Dolphins spend years in the juvenile phase and have a complex social order with dynamic hierarchies. n Calves nurse for up to 18 months and spend several more years depending on their mothers for food and protection. 1 Research conducted by Kayla Causey, lecturer in psychology, and her students can lead to insight about the similarities between human and animal intelligence. 2 Human interaction affects dolphin behavior. 3 Cynthia L. Lujan, left, takes notes as Miranda Domico, right, photographs dolphin behavior. 4 Causey and her student research team rely on recording equipment to identify and track the dolphins. n Dolphins use echolocation, or biosonar, to help them perceive objects underwater. They do this by directing a series of high frequency clicks toward the object. They generate the clicks by manipulating the fatty tissue in their forehead (called a “melon”). The clicks bounce off objects in the water and are received in the dolphin’s jaw. From there, a mental image of the object is formed in the dolphin’s brain. n Using their echolocation alone, dolphins can tell the difference between a golf ball and a ping pong ball. movements and learning about their intelligence and behaviors have “not only given me practical experience, but a greater understanding about the world we live in,” she said. Domico agreed, saying she often shares what she’s learning. For example, “did you know that dolphins have big brains like us?” she asked. “They display behavior similar to us. Last week, I saw two magnificent dolphins jumping in the waves, basically playing just like children like to play. “I know I want to go to grad school now and study animal behavior and the environment,” she added. “This experience is preparing me to be able to get into grad school and eventually go to Africa and pursue my dream of studying animals there.” n Source: Kayla B. Causey CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN Titan Pride Bottlenose Dolphin Facts 12 OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR TEACHES UNDERSTANDING IN HEALTH CARE By Mimi Ko Cruz ’91 / Image by Matt Gush ’12 TITAN I WINTER 2014 D “ Through community-based collaborations, I truly believe everything is possible. ” “I am very excited about our work in physical activity promotion, since most of the AAPI populations I work with also have high rates of diabetes and obesity,” she said. “But, it is so difficult to promote sustained physical activity because of the multilevel factors – income, access, policies, etc. – that influence such behaviors. Through community-based collaborations, I truly believe everything is possible.” For her exemplary teaching, scholarship and community outreach, she has been winning top honors from Cal State Fullerton and community organizations. She’s been named CSUF’s 2013 Outstanding Professor, a 2013 Champion of Health Professions Diversity by the California Wellness Foundation, and the YWCA of North Orange County’s 2013 Health Advocate of the Year. Tanjasiri “consistently and effectively engages with the community to conduct pragmatic research; create, expand and improve internship opportunities for students; provide professional development opportunities for the public health workforce; and raise community awareness of key health issues,” noted Donna S. Fleming, chief of public health operations for Orange County’s Health Care Agency. Tanjasiri delivered the Outstanding Professor Lecture Nov. 20 in the Titan Student Union, focusing on achieving health equity through community research. n CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 13 Stories that take a close look at an issue, trend or subject that affects the University and the community beyond. that “simple community-based programs can have huge impacts on health promotion and disease prevention.” For instance, she said, “I have worked for many years with community health navigators. They are bilingual and bicultural lay people who receive intensive training on cancer prevention and early detection, then through their existing social networks, promote education and screening throughout their communities. Through them, we have seen rates of breast and cervical cancer screenings double in specific populations; and these same community navigators help women access needed support services such as financial assistance, medications and transportation that promote more than just cancer prevention.” Today, Tanjasiri is increasingly interested in promoting primary prevention because she continues to see how devastating even a diagnosis of early-stage cancer can be. In Focus uring a lecture in her multicultural health class, Sora Park Tanjasiri had her students form small groups to discuss how a hypothetical group of employees, who were tasked with creating an award-winning project, should divide their prize money. “This group was asked to work on a project together. It has four members and A did 25 percent of the work, B did 40 percent, C did 25 percent and D did 10 percent,” Tanjasiri, professor of health science, told her students. “How would you split the $20,000 prize?” After 15 minutes of discussion, every class group decided that A and C each deserved $5,000, B deserved $8,000 and D deserved $2,000. Tanjasiri explained that splitting the money so that it is proportionate with the amount of work done by each group member is an individualistic way, or more common Western way, of doing it. But, people in collectivist cultures, who seek the good of the group, would have split the prize money equally. “Collectivism seeks the good of the entire group and recognizes that everyone is essential in the work done,” Tanjasiri said, adding that health care providers must be aware of cultural differences. “There is no right or wrong. You just have to recognize that people often make decisions based on cultural influences.” Tanjasiri, director of Cal State Fullerton’s Health Promotion Research Institute, said her goal in the class is to get students thinking about how different people approach health care and caregiving in ways that are different than their own, in order to gain a better understanding of different cultural perspectives. That’s what she does daily in her research on the community health needs of diverse populations, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Tanjasiri partners with community-based organizations in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. By doing so, she said, “I get a birds-eye view of the health needs, as well as the community capacities and resources that are available to address the needs.” She collaborates with other researchers to design and implement culturally tailored interventions to promote healthy lifestyles and early cancer detection, which are essential to preventing disease. “Two of our most recent efforts involve adapting a ‘10-minute recess’ to promote physical activity among Pacific Islander adults, and using Facebook and text messaging to promote smoking cessation among Pacific Islander young adults,” Tanjasiri said. Her efforts have garnered $15 million in grants to fund research focused on reducing cancer health disparities in underrepresented communities. Over the past two decades, Tanjasiri said she’s found 14 BRIGHT FUTURES BigDreams CSUF’S NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED GUARDIAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM GUIDES FORMER FOSTER YOUTH TO SUCCESS Story by Cathi Douglas ’80 / Images by Matt Gush ’12 arlos Zelaya has big dreams. Now entering his senior year, Zelaya wants to be a college sociology professor someday after spending time working in student services. But his future didn’t always look so bright. To say that he had a rocky start would be an understatement. Zelaya lived in foster care from age 8 to 13, missed much of high school and was emancipated even before he was 18. At one point, his mother and stepfather sent him to a rehabilitation center in Mexico – though he had no history of drug or alcohol use – where he lost nearly two years of his life. He swiped his birth certificate, escaped and got a ride to the border, hitchhiking and riding buses back to Orange County. u C TITAN I WINTER 2014 15 Cover Story Looking Forward Carlos Zelaya and Crystal Lopez are convinced that assistance from the Guardian Scholars program means a successful future for both of them. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 16 An actively involved and motivated student who transferred from Fullerton College, Zelaya sees that his dreams now seem possible because of the support he’s received from the Cal State Fullerton Guardian Scholars program. The first program of its kind in the nation, Guardian Scholars was established in 1998 in collaboration with the Orangewood Children’s Foundation to help former foster youth achieve their education and career goals. Through private financial support and partnerships with public agencies and the business community, the program offers scholarship support to cover students’ full cost of attendance, including tuition fees, books and housing throughout their undergraduate education. In addition to financial assistance, students receive personalized mentoring and counseling support to help make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. Program staff members include counseling psychologist Maria Antonieta Toriz, through a strong partnership with the Counseling & Psychological Services Department. “If it weren’t for the help from Guardian Scholars, I wouldn’t have made it through the university,” Zelaya said. “Guardian Scholars gives us the foundation. It’s up to us to succeed.” Three scholars were originally enrolled in the program. Currently about 40 scholars participate, with 10-15 new scholars entering each year, said Sara Gamez, the program’s director. While between 3 to 11 percent of emancipated foster youth earn a college degree, the Guardian Scholars program boasts a nearly 70 percent graduation rate. Gamez is a former foster youth herself who graduated with the assistance of a program at Cal Poly Pomona that was modeled after CSUF’s Guardian Scholars. (See accompanying story.) “I struggled and felt lost, but the program provided a place where I could go for the support I needed to graduate in time,” she recalled. Guardian Scholars – and similar programs that have been developed at more than 80 U.S. colleges and universities – is helping change the outcomes of foster youth in the education system, she said. “Some students possess good skills and can build relationships with people. Others have trust issues, working through the trauma they’ve experienced, which can be a roadblock personally and socially.” Crystal Lopez, a senior majoring in health science, once found herself virtually homeless, “couch surfing” with friends or sleeping in parks or cars after leaving an unstable home with an abusive stepfather. Lopez joined Guardian Scholars as a sophomore. With its assistance, she hopes to finish her bachelor’s degree next year and pursue a career in occupational therapy. Self-Sufficient Success Jorge Cardenas ’11, a single father who now works at Oakley, said Guardian Scholars support helped alleviate money worries as he worked his way through college. TITAN I WINTER 2014 Providing Critical Support 17 Cody Brown, left, a current Guardian Scholars student, works in Allen Boerner’s Irvine office. Boerner, right, is a longtime donor to the program She appreciates the uncompromising support of the program’s staff and donors. “People often judge foster kids. But we aren’t bad kids doing bad things,” Lopez said. “We’re being educated and becoming something.” A recent Guardian Scholars success, Jorge Cardenas ’11 (B.A. business administration) is a financial analyst for Oakley in charge of revenue forecasting for the company’s stores. The program’s financial assistance helped him focus on his education. “We were living in a motel room when I was 8 or 9 years old when police kicked down the door because my mother and stepfather were driving a stolen vehicle,” Cardenas remembered. He and his three brothers were taken to Orangewood Children’s Home, but years later reunited with their mother. As a single father while in college, he worked full-time and took care of his daughter. “I don’t know the statistics, but foster kids tend not to do so well in life,” Cardenas said. “The students who are in Guardian Scholars aren’t guaranteed to get through college, but the program definitely helps and increases the percentage of graduates who go on to become productive human beings.” With two alcoholic parents, Ron Davis ’69 (B.A. business administration) was self-supporting at a young age and credits education with his success. Eager to pass on that opportunity, he founded the Guardian Scholars program, following a conversation with then-director of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation Gene Howard and now-retired CSUF Vice President for Student Affairs Robert Palmer with an initial donation of $250,000. As chairman of Davis Capital and retired chairman of The Perrier Group of America, Davis dedicates much of his personal time to supporting Guardian Scholars and helping develop similar programs nationwide. “I made a decision to avoid checkbook charity and start to instead build something important and sustainable,” he said. “Guardian Scholars is more than a scholarship. It’s a family making dreams come true.” While anyone with means can write a check, “people who really want to get involved need to roll up their sleeves and work with students,” agreed Allen Boerner, chairman and CEO of Granite Investment Group and a Guardian Scholars donor since 2000. Boerner recalled meeting one scholar who had lived with 35 different families as she grew up. “These kids really need people like us,” he said. Boerner, Davis and other program supporters often provide Guardian Scholars students with information, expertise and Guardian Scholars Pioneer Ron Davis ’69 founded Guardian Scholars with an initial donation and has helped develop similar programs nationwide. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN Cover Story who often assists current and past Guardian Scholars. Making College Possible 18 Now in her senior year, Crystal Lopez was virtually homeless before she joined Guardian Scholars as a sophomore. Belief in Herself Robyn Harney ’06, manager of Media & Talent Relations at Sony Pictures Television, credits the Guardian Scholars staff with encouraging her to believe in herself. experience on their career paths, helping them fill out job applications, offering personal insights and giving career advice. “I get to know them, helping them know what to say in interviews and showing them how to develop their resumes,” Boerner said. “Their stories are horrendous in terms of what they’ve been though, and they didn’t get the support or direction or the pats on the back growing up.” Now a missionary in New Orleans, Jessica Schutte formerly served as CSUF’s associate director of financial aid and served on the first Guardian Scholars board. “I can’t tell you how many lives I’ve seen changed by this program,” Schutte said. With its support, “the students can enjoy being in college, with all the joys and miseries that make up that experience.” Guardian Scholars shows how institutions such as Cal State Fullerton help young people succeed, but its impact goes beyond that, noted Kandy Mink Salas, CSUF associate vice president for student affairs. “This program helps to create graduates who are ready to do well in their careers, giving back to the community and contributing to society in meaningful ways.” Now completing her doctorate in educational leadership, Joanne Armstrong ’04 (B.S. child and adolescent development) is a senior life and career coach for students at the University of Phoenix. Armstrong recalls Guardian Scholars as a homeaway-from-home that helps level the playing field through program and peer support. “I never thought I’d have a family, own a home or be married,” said Armstrong, who often speaks at Guardian Scholars events. “Guardian Scholars set me up for success. I’m grateful for the support they provided.” Robyn Harney ’06 (B.A. communications) is manager of TITAN I WINTER 2014 media & talent relations at Sony Pictures Television, working on global publicity for such TV series as “Franklin & Bash” and the new fall series “The Goldbergs.” Harney credits the Guardian Scholars program’s staff with encouraging her to believe in herself. “College can be really hard,” she said. “Especially when you grow up in foster care or in the court system, college can be difficult to navigate, dealing with newfound freedom and stresses. The program is there to help you every step of the way with every issue you have. When you are in the program, you are never alone, which is something really meaningful to foster youth.” For more information about the Guardian Scholars program, contact Joan Rubio, senior director, Central Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 657-278-3947. n 19 Cover Story PROGRAM DIRECTOR EMPOWERS FORMER FOSTER YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION By Valerie Orleans ’80 oday, Sara Gamez is a confident, educated young woman. She’s a wife, a mother and an accomplished student with a master’s degree who will soon begin her doctoral studies in educational leadership from Cal State Long Beach. She has a career she loves and a support network of friends and mentors. But for many years, the new director of Cal State Fullerton’s Guardian Scholars program never celebrated her birthday – because the abuse at home began on the night of her seventh birthday. Only years later did she determine she would not be defined by the abuse she endured – only by what she could overcome and achieve. Gamez demonstrates the resilience and empowerment that she hopes to see blossom in the former foster youth who seek assistance through the Guardian Scholars program. “I have a great empathy and regard for these students,” she said. “I know what it’s like to be a ward of the court and be emancipated by the foster care system when you turn 18. I was fortunate in that I had many caring adults along the way to help me. Not everyone has that kind of critical support.” Growing up in La Puente, Gamez was the second-oldest daughter in a family of five. Her mother, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, met her stepfather after she came to the United States. Experiencing abuse at home, Gamez coped by learning to be quiet. “I tried to fade into the woodwork,” she said. “I guess it was always my hope that by withdrawing, I could make the abuse stop.” It didn’t work. It wasn’t until high school and filling out college applications that she wrote an essay detailing her life at home. Her life irrevocably changed. “My three younger siblings and I were immediately picked up by Social Services and placed in a foster home. Our second foster home was with my high school’s assistant principal,” she recalled. Finding placement for four children is difficult and T She’s Been There A former foster youth, Sara Gamez is the new director of Cal State Fullerton’s Guardian Scholars program. Gamez would soon be “aging out.” “I guess I never really knew what unconditional love was all about,” she said. “I went to church with my foster mother and that spiritual guidance helped me work through much of the trauma I experienced.” When she first began working on her bachelor’s degree at Cal Poly Pomona, Gamez remembers feeling lost, as if she didn’t belong. But during her second year, she became a part of the inaugural group of Renaissance Scholars – a program similar to Guardian Scholars. Eventually, she became the program’s coordinator before becoming director for CSUF’s Guardian Scholars. “I would love to see programs like Guardian Scholars in all colleges and universities,” she said. “These students have often overcome challenges that others wouldn’t believe. And still, they remain committed to their education and creating new lives for themselves. “If we, as a University, can help them on this transformational path, what an honor.” n CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 20 Calvin Lowe ’86 said the Health Professions program assured him that Cal State Fullerton was the right place to launch his medical career. PREPARING STUDENTS TO COMPETE By Cathi Douglas ’80 / Image by Matt Gush ’12 HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAM MARKS 50 YEARS OF SUCCESS TITAN I WINTER 2014 C CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 21 Stories that highlight a landmark issue, program or individual in the life of the university. Association, the American Medical Student Association, the Latino Medical Student Organization, the Flying Samaritans and Prescribing Hope. The certificate program in Pre-Health Professions Studies allows non-science baccalaureate recipients with little to no science coursework on their transcript to fulfill preprofessional school requirements. A group of 24 students is admitted each fall semester. Students admitted to the program have come from institutions including Harvard, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC Irvine. The UC Irvine School of Medicine connection began when McCarthy established a strong relationship that resulted in him being offered a seat on the school’s Admissions Committee, an arrangement that has been passed down to each of the subsequent coordinators of the Health Professions Advising Office. It is rare that medical schools allow outside University faculty members to see the inner workings of a medical school admissions process, and rarer to grant them voting privileges. Together, the Health Professions program’s five components offer an integrated approach to training future doctors, dentists, pharmacists and veterinarians, with 87 CSUF students matriculating to professional schools in 2012. CSUF students are accepted by prestigious programs nationwide, such as the Columbia University dentistry program, Johns Hopkins Medical School, and professional schools at UC San Francisco, USC and others. “Cal State Fullerton was the right place for me,” Lowe said, crediting advice from McCarthy, involvement in student organizations and the committee’s recommendation for his admission to the UC Irvine School of Medicine. “I have a fulfilling career working in a great place, and I take pride in the fact that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the No. 5 children’s hospital in the country.” Practicing urologist Pablo Santamaria ’86 (B.S. chemistry), a past president of the Georgia Urological Society who owns and operates two Georgia medical offices, believes he received the support of the entire University through the committee’s recommendation letter. He attended UC San Diego Medical School. “I had multiple friends and family members who went to various schools, including Pepperdine and USC, and at those places they didn’t have as fine an organization as Cal State Fullerton to advise you, write your committee letter and offer support,” Santamaria said. Receiving the committee’s letter of recommendation “was a real feather in your cap” that made him stand out, he added. “What Cal State Fullerton does is fantastic for people who want to go to medical school,” Santamaria said. “As I go further in life, I realize that it’s all about relationships. They had relationships with admissions committees throughout the state. The committee got to know me as a person.” n Milestones alvin Lowe ’86 (B.S. chemisty) believes he owes his successful medical career to the Cal State Fullerton Health Professions program. Lowe, attending physician and medical director of children’s emergency transport at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, said the integrated program helped launch his career. “The Health Professions program played a large role in my life,” Lowe said. “It got me where I am today.” That sentiment is shared by hundreds of alumni who have been assisted by the program in their pursuit of careers in allopathic, osteopathic and podiatric medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry and veterinary medicine. The program marked 50 years with a Nov. 9 on-campus celebration. “The program provides important support for students studying for incredibly competitive careers,” said Christina A. Goode, director of health professions advising and professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “There is a lot of advisement, including addressing volunteer and extracurricular experience. We work to align students’ abilities with their dreams.” CSUF’s Health Professions program has five separate components: the Health Professions Advising Office, the Health Professions Committee, student organizations, the certificate program in Pre-Health Professions Studies and the UC Irvine School of Medicine connection. The beginnings of the program can be traced to the late, beloved founding faculty member, former acting president and professor emeritus Miles D. McCarthy, who in 1959 intended to offer a support system to pre-med students to help prepare them for the medical school application process. McCarthy visited medical schools across the country, establishing relationships and telling admissions directors and deans about CSUF. McCarthy created the Health Professions Committee in 1963 and became the first official adviser to pre-health professions students. Today, the Health Professions Advising Office provides exposure and information relating to health professions fields through pre-health student organizations, professional school linkages, mock interviews and personal statement reviews, as well as complete assistance through the professional school application process and beyond. It offers academic advising at approximately 1,700 student meetings per year. The universitywide Health Professions Committee, whose members include faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as administrators and University Extended Education representatives, makes program policy, reviews student files, writes letters of evaluation and conducts interviews. Student organizations offering unique opportunities for pre-health students include the Student Health Professions 22 2012-13 ANNUAL REPORT OF AND DONOR HONOR ROLL University Connection Is Key to Couple’s Entrepreneurial Spirit or Ernie ’67 (B.A. business administration) and Donna Schroeder ’71 (B.A. communications), Cal State Fullerton holds a special place in their hearts. They met here as students and began a life together that had modest beginnings, but fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, they launched a successful management company specializing in apartments and built a portfolio of apartment communities. Ernie is president and chief executive officer of Schroeder Management Co. and Donna is on the advisory board and a co-founder. Both say their connection with the University has helped in their success and is one of the reasons they give back to CSUF. “We have been grateful for what we learned at the University and also our friendships and relationships we made while we attended,” Donna said. Ernie serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board in Mihaylo F College of Business and Economics, as well as the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors and the President’s Strategic Fund Committee. As a couple, Donna and Ernie received the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 2011 Vision & Visionaries gala. Their support is designated to MCBE, and they are members of the MCBE Cornerstone Society. Donna served on President Mildred García’s Inaugural Committee and is also a member of the Concert Under the Stars Community Committee. Ernie also gives back as a Professor for the Day program at Mihaylo. He truly believes in the students at CSUF and helping point them toward their careers. “For Orange County to be a better community, it needs educated residents and employees. We enjoy seeing the students at CSUF work diligently toward their goals and obtain their degrees so they are better suited to be successful,” Ernie said. n For more information about giving to the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, contact Carol Spencer, Senior Director of Development, at email@example.com or 657-278-2867. TITAN I WINTER 2014 23 Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-2013 TITAN CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I 24 CHAIR’S MESSAGE / Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation One need only experience an athletic event on campus, read about our students’ impressive academic successes in many disciplines, or enjoy music, theatre or dance in the Joseph A.W. Clayes III Performing Arts Center to see the significant ways the generous gifts from Cal State Fullerton’s many donors and friends have strengthened the University and empowered students to excel. In fact, donors play an increasingly important role in the University’s success, particularly as state allocations continue to shrink and student needs grow. I invite you to further develop your personal relationship with the University. Discover the Cal State Fullerton initiative, program, scholarship, event or other opportunity that speaks to you and support it with your time, energy and resources. Indeed, no matter your passion, you can find something at our Cal State to invest yourself in. Perhaps you can give of your time to a special program or event; maybe you can speak to a class whose students are studying in your field. Or you could give financially to a scholarship fund or endowment that especially speaks to you. Cal State Fullerton and its students are vital to our region’s economy. It’s important that we continue to support the University in its mission and goals and champion its promise to prepare new generations for the work ahead. As chair of the foundation board, I have witnessed firsthand the deepening commitment by our board members, alumni, friends, faculty and staff to provide the best education possible for our students, even in these challenging times. It will take innovation, collaboration and a lot of money to reach our goal to become the model comprehensive University in the United States. Together with President Mildred García, the board of governors is advancing our work in building relationships that foster real collaboration while partnering with the University’s faculty, staff and alumni. We are so grateful for your support, and honored by your involvement in the life of Cal State Fullerton. Your dedication continues to fuel our progress. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our students. Doug Simao Chair, Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation TITAN I WINTER 2014 25 Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation 2012-13 Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-2013 Executive Officers The roster below refects the membership as it was at the close of the fiscal year on June 30, 2013. Douglas H. Simao Jeffrey Van Harte ’80 Mildred García Chair IT Advisor / Enterprise Intelligence Ernst & Young Vice Chair, Finance and Investment Committee Chief Investment Officer Delaware Investments President California State University, Fullerton Julie K. Miller-Phipps ’83 Marilyn C. Brewer Executive Director Vice President, University Advancement California State University, Fullerton Vice Chair Senior Vice President and Executive Director Kaiser Permanente Orange County Secretary California State Assembly (Ret.) Gregory J. Saks Annette E. Feliciani ’80 Immediate Past Chair President, AEF Systems Consulting, Inc. Board of Governors Richard C. “Dick” Ackerman California State Senator (Ret.) Partner, Nossaman, LLP Wylie A. Aitken David D. Bowman, Ph.D. Professor of Geological Sciences Chair, Department of Geological Science Gregory D. Bunch ’79 Jose Lara ’02 Executive Vice President SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Dwayne Mason Principal Aitken, Aitken, Cohn Senior Sales and Distribution Executive Media Consultant Student Representive President Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. Robert M. Alvarado ’87 Paul Carter ’92 Steven G. Mihaylo ’69 Vice President Marketing and Ticket Sales Angels Baseball LP Partner Bergkvist, Bergkvist & Carter LLP K.P. “Bala” Balkrishna ’78 Managing Partner White, Nelson & Co., LLP President and CEO Commercial Bank of California Jo E. Bandy ’94 Senior Director Corporate Communications Ingram Micro Dan O. Black ’67 Chairman ProThera, Inc. CEO, Crexendo, Inc. Geoffrey S. Payne ’80 David Doran ’75 President Tahiti Partners Properties Corp. Paul F. Folino Senior Vice President and CFO CHOC Children’s Executive Chairman Emulex Gerald E. Johnson ’71 Chairman and CEO (Ret.) The Clorox Company Kerri Ruppert Schiller ’82 Ernie Schroeder ’67 President and CEO Schroeder Management Co. Victoria Vasques ’76 President Tribal Tech, LLC Governors Emeriti Katherine Allred ’83 Rudy A. Hanley R. James Considine Jr. President and CEO SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Leonard H. Dreyer ’72 General Partner (Ret.) Knott’s Berry Farm President and CEO Ryder, Stilwell, Inc. Chairman and CEO (Ret.) Marie Callender’s Restaurants Stephen R. Knott William J. McGarvey Director, Community Relations Anderson & Lynn, CPAs Jim Volz, Ph.D. Professor, Theatre and Dance California State University, Fullerton Margaret McCarthy ’84 Partner Paradigm Ventures CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 26 Donor Constituents and Gifts for 2012-13 This report is a donor recognition publication honoring $12,888,898 in philanthropic support through outright cash gifts, pledge payments, in-kind donations and new pledges to the University between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, as reported to the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation and University Advancement by on-campus beneficiaries. The report does not include membership in various University support groups. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these listings. If your name was inadvertently omitted or incorrectly shown, please notify University Advancement at 657-278-2118. ENDOWMENT GROWTH GIFTS At the close of FY 11-12 the endowment for CSUF stood at $34,276,674 and at the close of FY 12-13 the endowment stood at $42,547,517. This represents a 24 percent increase. Total gift receipts exceeded $12.8 million, a 30 percent increase over 2011-12. $46M $42M $13M $38M $12M $11M MARKET VALUE $34M $30M $10M $26M $9M $22M $8M $18M $6M $14M $6M $10M $5M $8M $4M 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2011 $32,339,634 2012 $34,276,674 2011-12 2012-13 TOTAL GIFT RECEIPTS ENDOWMENT FUND VALUE AS OF THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30: AS OF THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30: 2009 $18,661,160 2010 $23,688,854 $0M 2013 $42,547,517 2011-12 $9,930,554 2012-13 $12,888,898 Unrestricted Alumni 15% Parents 4% Parents 4% Academic Divisions Faculty & Staff 2% Faculty & Staff 2% Athletics Alumni 15% 4% 29% 8% Other Individuals 15% Other Individuals 15% Research Foundations 28% Foundations 28% Student Financial Aid Corporations 31% Corporations 31% Property, Buildings & Equipment Other Organizations TOTAL 5% 100% l Donor is an alumnus/alumna TITAN I WINTER 2014 Other Organizations TOTAL 5% 100% n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti v Honorary alumni 2% 14% Other Restricted Purposes TOTAL s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment 1% 42% 100% i Donor is a parent 27 Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-13 $1,000,000+ Joseph A. W. Clayes III Charitable Trust ls Steven G. Mihaylo lvs Dana Praitis Theresa and Dean Samsvick l Barbara Robinson i Louise and James Shamblen l Dr. Carolyn E. Johnson n Heidi Ray Robinson l Dixie Shaw ls Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Johnston l Lorin and Jeffrey Robinson l Dr. Valerie O’Regan and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Klammer n Wendy Sellars-Robinson and Victoria and Fabrice Vasques Dan Black and Kathy Chao Black ls Margaret Anne Cooper Living Trust s Marilyn and Cline (deceased) Duff si JoAnne and Frank Greinke The Anne L. Kruzic Trust s Adriana Mraz s Mary and James Peterson lsi Donna and Ernest Schroeder l Jeffrey S. Van Harte and Melissa L. Smith l Dorothy and James D. Young nvsi $50,000-99,999 Anonymous s William J. McGarvey $25,000-49,999 Warren Bauer Joan and Richard Becktel l Lee and Nicholas A. Begovich Dr. and Mrs. Leland Bellot ns Rachelle Cracchiolo ls Paul Folino and Margo Judge v Dr. Dorota M. Huizinga n Roger and Yvette Kotch l Dr. June Pollak and Mr. George Pollak s l Donor is an alumnus/alumna Arturo and Raquel Lomeli Lucille Conser and John Summerfield ls Beth and Steven Bangert ls Dennis Benko Wayne and Carol Knyal l Dr. Stephen Stambough n Bobbie and Daniel Struve l Christopher Robinson l $100,000-499,999 Susan James and Ron Trujillo $10,000-24,999 Cris and Adriana Abrego l s Pam and Tom Summerfield s Margaret McCarthy and Michael Potter l Teresa and Frank Suryan, Jr. Dr. Shari D. McMahan n Dennis Ullrich s Cynthia B. Miller s Rodger Dale Vaughan Trust s Karen and Joseph Moderow l Dr. Gordon Morris Bakken and Professor Brenda G. Farrington n Shannon Cook and Scott Coler Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Myles Jack Norberg $5,000-9,999 Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb ns Bette and Wylie Aitken l Rajesh S. Manek l Lyle Parks Jr. Nita and Ashok Patel i l Lucy and Ron Davis ls Don J. Anderson n Leslie and Dennis Percell l Elsa and Paul Dunlap Karkutla P. Balkrishna l Judy and Sheldon Richman James T. Fousekis John Belli The Rodriguez Family Trust Kalli O’Malley and Terry Giles l Michael T. Biehl l Paul Goldenberg Paula and Joseph Cervantes Scott B. Gudes l Ronald E. Clapper n Nitasha Sharma Michael-Ann Herring and James Phelps Lawrence de Graaf n Ram P. Singhania n Ron Hudson The Jane Deming Fund Scott D. Smith l Marilyn and Beau Johnson Carl S. DiNicola l David S. Sniezko l Michelle and Robert Kargenian l Annette Feliciani and Bryan Fitzpatrick l Donna and Kirt Spradlin Mildred Knott Robert Friedman Spencer Sun i Frances and Stephen Knott i Camille and Barry Gershenovitz ln Dr. Sandra Sutphen ns Sibyl H. and Joseph W. Gilbert Gluck and Catherine Bradley Erma J. Tracy Jeff Golan Dr. and Mrs. Edgar P. Trotter III ns Landon Family Trust s Sharon Lesk Loreen and John Loftus l Dr. Rollin T. Sandberg n Philip R. Schimmel l i Caecilla S. Gotama and Robert Bruch l Bill Tutton l Patricia Stone and James Gutmann Julie and Michael Weiser ls l Noah Franklin Modisett Ruth and Matt Helm l Mr. and Mrs. James D. Woods l Margaret and Return Moore Barbara and Dan J. Heneghan Dr. James F. Woodward n Dr. Maria C. Linder n Kylie Schuyler and Douglas A. Hodge l James S. Phelps Dr. Craig K. Ihara ln Kerry and John Phelps Tracey and Paul Irving $2,500-4,999 Gale and Frank Robitaille Nelli L. Irwin Katherine F. Allred l n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti v Honorary alumni s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment i Donor is a parent CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-2013 Individual Giving 28 My-Ngoc and Phillip Allred l Mary K. Heath l Theresa and Larry Rovira lsi Linda S. Bauermeister l Michelle and Jeffrey Anderson Mark Heflin Teresa Saldivar l Corinne and Kevin Baughman l Lois J. Bain Dorothy and William Heide Reed D. Smoke Barbara Beckett l ln l Maria and Dino Basdakis l Faith Johnson June, Ronald, Russell and David Stein Laurie and David Bedillion Dr. and Mrs. Martin Bonsangue ln Joanne B. Kedzie s Douglas G. Stewart ls Anita and Richard Belansky l Dr. William G. Briggs n Roger T. Kirwan Mr. and Mrs. F. Michael Stone li William Benoush Marion and Lee Brockett Jean and Bill Klinghoffer Mickey Strauss Susan and Allen Boerner li Gregory S. Brunette Helena and Mark Krikorian l Andrea and Jeffrey Sward l Shirley and Jim Cadwell l Jonathan F. Kuykendall l Mr. and Mrs. Kevin F. Calcagnie li Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Laroff Terri and Dennis Cammarano Ellen and Alfred Lee ls F. Owen Holmes Jr. and Cynthia N. Togami ln Phyllis and Harold Bond Michelle D. Borland l JoAnn C. Brannock li Leah and Robert Traut Janet and Allan Bridgford Jonathan L. Christy Mei J. Li Thomas and Penny C. Weismuller n Valerie and Edward Bullock Victoria and Jerry Conrey l Catharine Licata Cheryl and Gregory Wirzbicki Karen and John Bushman lnsi Denise Coyle Alan A. Mannason Dr. Dorothy P. Wong n Lois and William Butler l John M. Darman Jim Mazzo Mildred and Ray Young ns Pandora and Edward Byrd l Patti and Jason Drotter ls l Cheryl and Carl Carrera ls James McCluney n Scholarship Honors Son’s Memory, Program He Loved driana Mraz created the Roy Lopez Scholarship A Award of Valor to ensure that deserving students have an opportunity to benefit from the University’s ROTC program. Mraz’s son, Roy, was in the program until his death in 2012. “I wanted to create something long-lasting that would keep the memory of my son alive within a program he loved and believed in so much,” Mraz said. “I am very grateful that CSUF had such a great program that allowed me to memorialize my son and the ROTC program, which gave so much to him.” $1,000-2,499 Margaret E. Elliot n Greg Mech Liz and Brian Fairley l Jan Mittermeier Keith Fiscus Pravin and Sudha Mody The Flocken Family ns Cathy and John Monson li Patricia and Anthony Florentine Rick Muth Family Dr. Cherie R. Garcia Takeshi Nakaya Annette and Lee Gilbert ni Viva L. Palumbo ls Sherry L. Goddicksen Brizzi ln Tina T. Phan and Phan Hoang Benjamin R. Gold Steve W. Pihl l Elaine Redfield s David M. Reid s Drs. Debra L. and Arthur A. Hansen n Nicholas Rende Diana and William Hanyak l Dr. Roberta E. Rikli ns I WINTER 2014 James and Connie Alderson i Justin and Kristen Alderson l Kathy and Robert Alvarado l Debra and David Armbruster li Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Arnold nsi n l Susan Hallman n TITAN Brateil Aghasi l lsi Ellen and Bill Groves i l Donor is an alumnus/alumna The inaugural recipients of the scholarship were civil engineering major and ROTC cadet Kevin Pham and 2nd Lt. Joshua D. Gonzalez ’13 (B.A. criminal justice). Pham and Gonzalez were recognized during a commissioning ceremony at the University in May. “The first two candidates were the perfect examples because they held not only the academic grades, but held selfless qualities that allowed me to see how they too believe in helping others and giving back to the organizations they benefited from, and that’s very important in keeping traditions and institutions like this one alive,” Mraz said. n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti Michelle R. Arsneault ln Charles and Karen Ayres Michael B. Bader li Jayme and Russell Baker l Kathy and Walter Baranger ls v Honorary alumni Sandra and Paul Carter l Dr. Jo Ann Carter-Wells ln Cheryl and Kenneth Case l Claire C. Cavallaro n William Cave Thomas Champieux Dhusdee G. Chandswang l Nancy and Irving Chase Guohong and C. Chen l Vivien Cienfuegos Ide Jeffrey D. Cook n Laura and Bruce Corigliano i Matthew R. Cowan l s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment i Donor is a parent Michael W. Gee Mary E. M. Houseal Laura A. Lyons l Donna and Michael Dannan l Donna and Larry Geer l Elizabeth and Dr. Kim Housewright lns June Mackey Judy L. Davis l Gabriele Genereux Moira and Mark Howmann i Rafael Marquez Jessica Deline Dr. Phillip L. Gianos and Catherine Huizing Margaret Martin s Jane Paul Hummel and Jorg Hummel ns Dr. Irene Matz ln Carole and Robert McHayle Hubbs l Elizabeth Scordalakis and Jean Diaz l Nancy L. Holmes ns Mr. and Mrs. William Dickerson n Nancy R. Goodhue-McWilliams l Dr. Terry M. Hynes ns Ronald R. Diluigi li Laleh B. Graylee n Leanna and Morris Ishibashi nsi Donna and Michael McKennon l Isabel and George James Peggy and Robert McKennon l Lisa and Richard Doebler Cynthia and Jay Greenberg l n nsi Andrew Donegan Mr. and Mrs. Phil Gresham Sandra and Norman H. Johnson i Janie and John Scott i Dr. Mildred R. Donoghue n Michael Griffin Dr. Caroline J. Jones n Frank E. Mercier Jr. Mary and Clifford Doubek Michelle M. Grisat Daniel A. Jones Betty and Marlan Merhab li si ls l Cathi and Les Douglas lns Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Groff l Jones Family Trust Veronica Michalowski l Cecil W. Drinkward Kenneth and Christina Guchereau l Nancy and Jerry Keating ns J. Michael Moore l Steven Duff Beverly and Richard Gunter l Dr. Daniel W. Kee n Paul and Susan Morino li Michelle and Robert Duncan l Dr. Willie J. Hagan Ann and Daniel Kieran Norma L. Morris ns Lucy Dunn Patricia and Jack Handy Dao A. Kieu Monique B. Mulder l l l 29 Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-2013 Diane E. Cunningham l The scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more students in the Universityâ€™s ROTC program. Selection is based on G.P.A., financial need and demonstrated exceptional leadership and community service. n For more information about contributing to the ROTC program, please contact Theresa Davis, Associate Vice President for College and Program Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 657-278-7642. Leslee and Geno Effler ls Debra A. Hartwig l Connie and Shane Kim Frank A. Mumford n Elaine and Steven Ellingson l Theresa and William Harvey l Christopher King Betty Murphy Thomas R. Ellingson li Gary Hausdorfer Denice and James Kinter i Doris and Robert Muschek Ginger and Bob Emry l Milly and Bill Heaton n Susan and Robert Knepper ls Lawrence Newberry (deceased) Patrick and Kelly England ln James L. Henriques l Kris Krabill John D. Nguyen l Sandy and Allan Fainbarg Carlos F. Hernandez Grace and Louis Kurkjian Joseph Formichelli n Edna and Edward Hernandez Christopher and Laurel Lamberth l Jo A. Norton n Natalie M. Fousekis n Richard Hernandez l Patricia and Richard Lee i Dwight Richard Odle Joyce and William Leong Clayton and Kathryn Olivier i Dellanie P. Fragnoli and Vince Collins l l Kari and Gilbert Herrera i ls i Sandra and David A. Norris li Evelyn K. Francuz i Dr. Dean W. Hess n Richard Lewis Valerie J. Orleans and Don Hansen ln Elizabeth Frobisher Sarah A. Hill, Ph.D. n Lucille and Scott Lichtenberg l Jesse C. Painter Dr. Anna and Paul Garza l Stanley Hillman l Leslie and Adrian Lopez i Nanci and Rick Perkins si Joseph Gazmen l Dr. Michael H. Horn ns Michelle Lopez Virginia and William Pickering CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 30 Katherine Powers and Barbara and Stephen Thatcher l Gay and Chris Arakawa l Dr. Chester Choi l Theesa R. Theiler Susan L. Arena l Linda and Bill Claprood Toni Ramsay Aaron L. Tofani Beverly and Thomas Balderrama Paul F. Clark l Dr. Lynda E. Randall n Mark N. Toto Robert C. Banks s Gail and Michael Cochran Monica and Ed Rebella l Claudine and Ira Unterman l Martha and Renaud Bartholomew l Kimberly Colbert Lorelei L. Redding Rick Vanderhook ln Nancy and James Bauer Dr. Kathryn J. Congalton n Christopher D. Reese l Russell Vanderhook l Alma and Robert Bean Karen Connair l Stephen M. Rochford Hakan Rosengren n l Raylene and Ryan Vanderhook Carol A. Benson Chris Copps Marvin J. Rosenberg nsi Ryan Vanderhook Jr. Marcelo D. Bernardo l Dr. and Mrs. Gerald F. Corey n Linda and Larry Saarloos Edwin Vane Patricia S. Blake l Edward Cote i Mary Lou and Jerry Samuelson Fredrick Von Coelln Deborah and Daniel Bolar Mary Cottrell and Verne D. Wagner l Jeffrey A. Bower l Judith A. Sanders l F. Loraine Walkington Dr. and Mrs. Keith O. Boyum ns Carol Cranfield and Rich Foster Kirk G. San Roman l Diana and Gregory Waller l Lisa E. Brandon l Sandy and Gary Crouch George R. Sarkissian l Steven C. Wang l Carmen and H. William Bridgford v Mary Dalessi l Kerri R. Schiller Kimjera and Brent Whittington Cindy and Robert Bright Suzanne L. Darweesh l l (deceased) l l Richard Frauenzimmer l l Guardian Scholars Benefit from Family’s Legacy of Giving ilson W. Phelps was a successful banker and retail W developer who instilled in his children that charity is a lifetime pursuit. To bring that message home, he established the Wilson W. Phelps Foundation in 1997, and he made sure his children made up the board of directors. “Dad wanted to give back to the community that helped give him a livelihood,” said James Phelps, Wilson’s son and a foundation board member. Today the foundation continues to give to Fullerton, Anaheim and Buena Park schools and charities. Since 2002, the Guardian Scholars program at Cal State Fullerton has benefited from the Phelps’ philosophy of giving back. Guardian Scholars (see story on page 14) helps emancipated foster youth attain a college education, pursue careers and lead productive adult lives. Guardian Scholars receive year-round housing, financial aid, counseling, academic tutoring and support. The program has received national and state recognition. President Mildred García is shown with Guardian Scholars in the image, right. The Phelps Foundation provides private support to the program that helps students with expenses, such as groceries, Linda and Gerald Schnabl l Sally and Jim Williams Dr. Jon C. Bruschke ln Tony De Los Reyes Chris and Anne Marie Scibelli Stuart Williger l Christopher Bugbee ns Dr. and Mrs. Paul DeLand n J. Brenton Shore Lia and Albert Wong l Gregory D. Bunch li Gerald E. Desrochers l Ingrid R. Shutkin si William B. Woyski s Teresa and Robert Burns li Susan and Richard Dolnick Reba J. Silverthorne-O’Leary John Zakarian Ellen Burton l Larry Domino i Dr. Judy A. Smith Carol and Harold Zukoski Ann and Lloyd (deceased) Carnahan Dr. Maureen A. Donnelly ls l l Christa and Ernie Solheid l Andrew Carroll l Mary and James Donovan ln Dr. and Mrs. Bradley E. Starr ns Robert L. Carvalho l Ernalee and Curtis Eakin l Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. Catlin David B. Eby ls Terr Steinberg $500-999 Janeen and Ross Stillwagon l Brenda and Michael Ackerman Michele and Stephen Cesca l John Echeveste l Dr. Eula M. Stovall ns Maxine and Floyd Allen Deborah and Raymond Chao Judi Elterman l Amy S. and Todd R. Taylor l James F. Amato Ryan L. Chase Kenneth J. Fancher l Bob M. Tetrault i Michael Anthony n Mark Child Clara Fellow l Donor is an alumnus/alumna TITAN I WINTER 2014 n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti v Honorary alumni s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment i Donor is a parent Erica N. Hersh l Martin A. Kudler l Breen Murphy Jean R. Fischer li Michael Hersh Behnoud F. Lahiji l Allene Symons and Alan Nestlinger ln William D. Fitzgerald Jr. l Paula and Robert Hess i Jennifer and Richard Lambright l Toni B. Nielson and Bronwyn Grant ln Carmen Flint Barbara L. Hollowed li Morgan Lanchantin Lesley L. Nolen l Stephen J. Flynn l Davida Hopkins-Parham n Dr. Irene L. Lange n Jill and Harry Norman n Pat and Richard Ford William R. Hoyer Annette and Ronald Larson Paula J. Olivier i Albert Fredman n John and Eileen Huarte Jon C. Lindbeck Daniel Page Charles G. Huizinga Marilyn Little Michael E. Parisi l Robert Gallio Michael H. Humphreys, M.D. Locklin-Sigler Family Trust Ann and Donald Pease n Judi Garman and JoAnn Zwanziger Katherine and Aaron Hwang i Karen and Richard Lockwood l Pat O. Perkins Dr. Robert H. Gass Jr. John D. Ibson Deborah H. Lombardi Dr. Lee R. Polk William and Marsha Gallavan l lns n li Helen E. Georges Sana Ismail l Yukiko Loritz l Kathleen A. Pomykata ln Dorothy and Stephen Gigliotti Jesse Jacobs l Armando Martos l Victoria Smith-Porcello and Laurie Goldberger Lea M. Jarnagin n Todd E. Marumuto Jesse Gomez l Tina M. Jayaweera Katherine C. McCanna Hoshi Printer Kapriyel Govjian Darrell F. Jodoin l Martha McCarthy ln Rick and Jill Pullen ns Leonard Porcello l gas and other necessities. “These students are the cream that make it to college,” Phelps said. James Phelps’ brother and two sisters have also benefitted from a CSUF education. Louise Phelps Shamblen graduated in 1971(B.A. art, teaching credential), and Carol Phelps attended in 1965. n For more information about the Guardian Scholars program, contact Joan Rubio, Executive Director, Central Development, at email@example.com or 657-278-3947. Barbara S. Gregory Grace Johnson ln Molly McClanahan s Grace and Victor Ragni l Robert A. Griffith l Diane and Lawrence Johnson ln Irene and Mac McCormick Dianne C. Ramos l Christopher Gwaltney l Robin and John Johnson i Annette M. McCusker ls Melinda and Charles Rathmell II l Dwight R. Haggard l Carol and Paul Kane Dollie and Donald McDougall ln Pamela R. Clarke and Dennis Reahle L. S. Hagmann-Stumpf Dr. Robert D. Kersey n Noelle M. McGovern l Laurie A. Resnick l Anne Key Michael A. McLean Bobbi and Stan Rice l Mary Ann Hamamura and William F. Clark Arlene Key Thelma and Earl Mellott l Jeanna and Glyndon Riley n Dr. Deborah O. Hancock ns Barbara R. Kilponen Kandy Mink Salas and Edward Salas n Edgar Rodriguez l Linda and James Kilponen Edward B. Mitchell Martha and James L. Rodriguez n Cheryl and David Harris i Kristin Kleinjans and Anthony Dukes n Terrie and Randy Mohlman i Jeanie and Troy Roe John C. Hartwig Gregory Kling Laurie K. Morgan ls Dr. Debra J. Rose n Rosa E. Heckenberg l David L. Kluver l Stephen Moriyama Hart T. Roussel n Cheryl and John Heller l Nicole Klyczek and David DiCristofaro l Barbara L. Murguia l Bryan and Joan Rubio n Lynnette and Gregory Hahn l Rita Borden and Albert P. Harclerode ls l l CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I 31 Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-2013 Lauren and Wilmer Filamor l TITAN 32 Paul Rudman Elizabeth G. Stiles Andra L. Aguirre Peggy and Gary Bockman n Mary L. Rupp Jeanie and Dean Stockwell Christopher and Maureen Aitken Patricia M. Boggs ln Tehnaz and Richard Rutledge l Mary and John Strotkamp l Laurie and Darren Aitken Dr. Thomas L. Bostwick l Rachelle and Joseph Saddler i Edward A. Sullivan n Leslie A. Lusk and Derek J. Aitken l Francine G. Bradford l Sanjay K. Saint Judith and Paul Sundermann Sherrie Aitken Diane and Gregory Braun l Gregory J. Saks n CarolAnn Tassios Celina and Thomas Bryson l Terry Pratt Brick and Carl Brick Martha D. Salas Eula M. Thomas l Ken Allen Mary L. Broadbent Ann and Thad Sandford Bao D. Tran Daniel J. Allstun Maria and David Schafer l Terrie T. Tran n Noha M. Alshugairi l Birthe Burnett Patricia A. Schammel Pedram P. Vahid l Shereen Altaha Dr. Versie G. Burns (deceased) Ed Schaschl Ronald and Janet Vander Vliet Barbara J. Amsbury Gloria and Karl Schlaepfer s Willem H. Van Der Pol n Eileen R. and Don Anderson Daniel Burzumato li Eva and Fred Schneider Dr. David E. Van Deventer n Karen M. Anderson Gaylon and Kelley Butler l Jane and Robert Schneider l Lori and Timothy Wallach li Walda and Ron Anderson Janet and Bert Buzan n Margaret J. Schnoor Jie Chen and Frank F. Wang Roger E. Andries l Susan and Frank Calabretta l Suzanne and Robert Schultz i Niki and David Watson l Edgar Arcila Pamela J. Caldwell ln l Karin and David Bruesehoff l l l Dr. and Mrs. Roger L. Burtner Endowment Scholarship Honors Debate Coach J im Peterson ’62 (B.A. social science) says one of the greatest influences in his life was a debate course at Cal State Fullerton and the professor who recognized his potential. In 2012, Peterson established the Lee Granell Debate Program Endowment in honor of his former coach. “In looking back on my life, I’ve had time to reflect on those who have influenced me over the years,” he said. “There are friends, family members, business associates – even lenders. But when I think of the most influential people, my thoughts often go to that guy who taught a class I took in 1962. His name was Lee Granell.” Peterson said that his years in debate and student government helped lead to his first job and, eventually, to establishing his own business, Peterson Properties, as a successful real estate developer. “I was the first one to go to college in my family and extended family,” Peterson said. “It’s just not something we thought about. It changed my world. So, if you have an opportunity to change other people’s worlds, then to me that is gratification.” The money from the endowment will be designated Gregg F. Schwartz l Edwin R. Westbrook Harry Audell Peter Callahan Paula J. Selleck ns Beth Mulcahy and Anthony Babich l David T. Cannon Cindy J. Baca l Marilyn and Jack Carlson Dr. and Mrs. Mark Shapiro ns Joseph Wolosonovich l Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sherwood l Theresa and Bob Wooding i Jo E. Bandy l Natalia C. Caronna l Corinne Shuster i Dianna Wynn and Brian Holland ls Kathryn and John Baptista Alta and Alan Carter Mark Shuster David A. Young David L. Bates James Case n Dr. Ruth M. Siegrist ln Gregory M. Young l Brennan Beach Roman Castaneda Constance and Fred Snyder Woody Young Bret Beals Thomas W. Casto l Leah Beattie Melissa and Jeffrey Cavanaugh l Dr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Benson Allen C. Cekorich l Dorothy and Peter Bilello l Amanda N. Cerjak l l David Stall Margaret and Thomas (deceased) Starks i $250-499 Mary A. Stein l Marianne and A. George Abiaad l Deborah T. Blankenberg ls Kristen and Thomas Chadwell l Cindy and Peter Stephan l Maria and Rick Adams Jeanne and Harold Blum Spencer Chamberlain l Donor is an alumnus/alumna TITAN I WINTER 2014 n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti v Honorary alumni s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment i Donor is a parent 33 Corina A. Ducker l Sylvia and Leonard Garber Timothy J. Hemstreet l Luis Chavarin Nan H. Ducolon n Anna L. Garcia l Jose A. Hernandez Gil Chavez ls Stacey and Kenneth Duran l Tara and Melvin Garcia Nicola Hernandez Roger Chavez Armando Duron Sue Gardner s Gene Hiegel n Sharisse A. Stricat l Sue and Steven Dutcher Kimberly and Daniel Gauna i Sharon and James Hightower ns Dr. Betty M. Chavis n Berenecea Eanes n Mitchell R. Geller l Michael D. Hoang l Steve Coehlo i Karen and Chris Eicher i The Gettman Family Trust Mary and James R. Hofmann n Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cohn Thomas and Barbara Eldredge Patricia L. Gloster Ronnie and John Hogue Ilsa and Roger Coleman Elissa and Peter Elkin l Enrico Gnaulati l Kenneth R. Cooper l Desiree Engel l Roy P. Gonzales ln Nancy H. Cooper Homer Escamilla Marge and Jack Gonzalez Scott T. Cooper l Jeffrey and Christine Evenson l Andrea and Luis Gonzalez l Bob Howard Jamie and Chad Cordero l Jordan I. Fabish l Michael A. Gonzalez l Robert L. Howell l Lisa and Richard Coriaty i Radde Family Trust Naomi Goodwin n David Huisenga Cecilia D. Craig l Tom Farrier Tonnie A. Gragg n Laura Hultman and Stephen Edwards n Carol Creighton Vera Feliciani Janice R. Grant Dorothy Hume l n i l David B. Holcomb i Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Hopping l l Andrea F. Horwatt l for student scholarships for debate team members, with preference given to those who have a financial need or are military veterans. Recipients of the scholarship will be chosen through the Human Communication Studies Departmentâ€™s scholarship selection process. n For more information about giving to the College of Communications, please contact Michael Karg, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 657-278-3348. Camille M. Crill Sandra L. Finstuen l Terri Grassi li Julie A. Hummer l Robert Cummins Jerry Flores Timothy Graven l Gregory and Melissa Hutting i Claire G. Curran George A. and Janice Fontes l Sheryl and Richard Greiner l Courtney Ibarra l Patricia A. Dabic Cynthia and Richard Foster Fernando Guillen Tamara and Eric Iffrig Eldona S. Davis i Betty and Robert Fox Carlota Haider l Brian N. Igawa l Gabriel Davis Carolyn France Marion and John (deceased) Hance Jo-E Immel Dr. and Mrs. John B. Demman Mary Ellen Frazier n Diane N. Harris l Christopher J. Inano l Mary T. Desiderio Cynthia and Michael Friedman l Dr. Carole S. Harrison n Anna C. (Pat) Irot ls Gary Dias Terry Fyne Jack L. Hartfelder Victoria and Andrew Jagoda ln Thomas Diaz Camille and Thomas Gackstetter l Caitlin Harvey Donna and Alfred Johnson John A. Draxler Melissa S. Gallagher l Kimberley J. Harvie ln Barbara and Robert Johnson l Joanne E. Driggers and The Gallavan Family Trust Pamela Heckman l Thomas L. Johnson ls Patricia M. Ganer Mr. and Mrs. Dean Heiser Donna D. Judd Stephen W. Collier l l l CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-2013 Larry W. Chanda l 34 Ruth Juergens Pian Y. Lau l Jeffrey McConnell l Donna and Stephen O’Donnell Denise and Gary Kading i Dr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Lawton Bill McIntosh Joan and Ronald Oglevie Marian Kalman Gwendolyn and Carlos Leija Lydia Rodriguez-McPhee and Michael O’Hara l l Irene Kamin Melissa A. Lentz l Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kaplan n Marty C. Lewis l Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mendoza l Shirlianne H. Olsen Thomas Kartrude l Elizabeth and Leon (deceased) Leyson Elizabeta and Christopher Meyer n Kathleen and Ronald Osborn Irene B. Kauppi Diana and Douglas Lithgow i Kathy and Thomas Miller Georgia and Duane Osborne i Masako and Ray Kawase Marian D. Lockwood Suzanne and William Mills Jr. Ric Ottaiano Russell Kennedy and Anita Varela Gabriel Lopez Dr. Sallie Mitchell n Rebecca Otten Marjorie A. Kerr ls Pedro and Alma Lopez i Madison Moniz Joseph R. Pasek l The Elizabeth King Survivors Trust Martin Lorigan Bruce V. Moock Laura and Chris King i Michael T. Losquadro l Billie Moore Gnyandev Patel Deana Weiman-Kingsbury and Lewis Lubin Candice A. Morgan li Linda and Gerald Patton n Frank J. McPhee l ln Katie and Donald Olsen l Bimal C. Patel l l Jo Ann and Don Ludwig l Suzanne and Henry Morgen l Mark A. Patton l Kurtis and Simone Kingsolver li Betty N. Lundgren Lori Morris Michael A. Penn Mr. and Mrs. William R. Kittredge Jorice and Joseph Maag Sandra Blanco and Carol V. Perez l Michael S. Kinsbury l University Benefits from Rotary’s Commitment to Service T he Rotary Club of Fullerton lives by the organization’s objectives of encouraging and fostering the idea of service. Over the years, Cal State Fullerton has been the beneficiary of that philosophy. Since 2005, the Fullerton Rotary Foundation has given nearly $112,000 to the College of the Arts to support music and theatre and dance scholarships. The Fullerton Rotary has also supported a Rotary Club Endowment benefiting the Pollak Library; Faley Memorial Special Games; Women’s Basketball Fund; and the overall Titan athletics program. “The arts and education are important components of a vibrant community and society,” said Allyn Lean, past president of the Fullerton Rotary. “Given the talent of the students attending your program and their impact on the arts locally, as well as nationally and internationally, we feel it is a natural complement to our mission as a club to support the level of scholarship taking place in our community and at your University.” Fullerton Rotary member J. H. Richey and Lean are shown in the image, right. Lean said contributing to the University’s future helps Ahmad-Maher Moubayed i Dr. George R. Perri l Dr. and Mrs. Vuryl Klassen ns Philip MacWilkinson l Patricia Kwan and Anthony Knapp l Marco A. Magallanes l Brian and Peggy Mulligan Carrie and Bruce Perry l Linda and Robert Koch n Nathan Makaryk Hector Muniz Cory Peterson Carol J. Gaves l John J. Marcinkevicz l Enrique Munoz Barbara and Jarrold Petraborg Jeanne Kravitz Michael D. Markovitch and Janet Ter Veen Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munson Michelle Petsche i Janet and John Pickering Marianne and Leo Kreter Beverly D. Marsh Cindy K. Murra Wilhelmina M. Kruip-Downey Rose Marie and William Massey Guia and Danny Murray i David R. Pierce l Dan Kudo l Kaveh Matin l Dr. Greta K. Nagel ls Ronald Pierre Bill and Marty Kruschat Timothy J. Matz Richard E. Nelson Cheryl and Edward Pinchot l Melissa and Dana Lamb lns Julie Max ln Phi and Inkyu Noh Mary and John Pinson Sharon and Robert Lambert Kenneth M. May l Amy K. O’Brien Kay and Brian Pitts l Cathy and Dr. Wayne Lancaster l Elizabeth and Robert McCann l Jeffrey L. Ocheltree l Cary Potter l Dr. Ray R. Larson l Daniel J. McClain l Patricia and Patrick O’Donnell Linda and Bruce Powell n l Donor is an alumnus/alumna TITAN I WINTER 2014 l n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti v Honorary alumni l l s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment i Donor is a parent Larry and Joyce Slagle l Mark K. Tanimura Dr. Shu-Chen J. Yen n Nanette A. Price Judith and Stephen Slagle l Patrick A. Thomas l James C. Yeung l Patricia Prunty n Andrea and William Smith l Martha E. Thomason l John Zabala Anthony Ragazzo n Janet L. Smith n Terri L. Thompson n David A. Zirkle l Scott Rajcic Jon C. Smith l Cathrynn and David Thorsen n Lori A. Redfearn l Tiffani J. Smith l Terry W. Tilson l Christopher J. Reese ln Frederick A. Snyder l Steven R. Reynolds Paulette and Eric Solberg l Andrew T. Tran l Bert G. Trevino l ln Leslie Richardson Maria T. Solis-Martinez Dr. Esiquio R. Uballe n Paul L. Robidoux l Glenn D. Southard l Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Uyesugi l Bette and Robert (deceased) Roethe Terry E. Spencer Dawn Valencia n Thomas A. Rolinson l Janelle M. Flores and Mark C. Spragg l Daniel Vasquez l Michael J. Rossi l Richard and Melodie Stanford l Naomi Velarde l Kelleen N. Rowe l Lori L. Staples i Adrianna I. Velez l Gabriela Ruelas l Margie and Louis Stark Doyle F. Wagner l John A. Sager Michael C. Steiner John M. Waldeck l l 35 Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-2013 Fay Colmar and Vincent Preece ls ls n build on the foundation of a literate society. “There is a freedom of expression that transcends borders, religious beliefs, racial prejudice, and local and national politics,” Lean said. “The University is a place where students and faculty alike can explore ideas that improve general society.” n For more information about giving to the College of the Arts’ departments of Music or Theatre and Dance, contact Ann Steichen, Assistant Director of Development, at email@example.com or (657) 278-7124. Freddy Salazar Beth T. Stiel n Stacia and Micah Walker Gregory W. Sanders l Deanna and Joseph Stopper Michael E. Walton Anthony Sandoval l Patricia and Michael Stover s Angela L. Wang l Lynn M. Sargeant n Katherine A. Strachan l Joseph A. Weber n Karl D. Sauer l Blake M. Street l Linda Gabler and Peter Schmuck ls Alyse and H. Eric Streitberger Carol Weinfeld i n Rebecca A. Mcgraw and Tyler Wells Paul E. Schulz l Nancy and Everett Stuck lns Colman G. Windisch l Nancy and Edward Sellmeyer l Elizabeth A. Suarez n Eddie L. Winstead l Suzanne and Martin Serbin Dr. and Mrs. John Sullivan Lisa and Wayne Wooding l Karen and Henry Shahinian l Georgina and John Sullivan l Jeffrey L. Wright l Elyse R. Sharp l Kenneth S. Swift l C. and T. Yamamoto Beverley Shook Dr. Barbara N. Talento ln Vicky W. Yang l Michele M. Silva l Sharon L. Tanabe l David M. Yellin CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 36 The Ontiveros Society The Ontiveros Society consists of University supporters who have included CSUF in their estate plans for any form of planned gift. The Ontiveros name honors the land grant ownership of Fullerton and other north Orange County cities. Martina and Juan Pacifico Ontiveros were the original owners of thousands of acres in Fullerton, Brea and Placentia, including land now home to CSUF. The name celebrates the legacy of Cal State Fullerton’s past, as it advances towards the future. Leanne L. Andreas Grotke Mr. and Mrs. Norberto Guinaldo Ms. Eileen and Dr. John Olmsted Dr. Sandra Sutphen Anonymous Drs. Debra L. and Arthur A. Hansen Sherry and John Paine Richard J. Taylor Betsy and Eric Azariah Ruth and Matt Helm Barbara and Michael Parker Geni Ugolini Richard Baillif Kiyoshi Ito Dr. June Pollak and Debra Winters Beth and Steven Bangert Nancy H. Jones Lee and Nicholas A. Begovich Gary and Susan Kimbrough Genevieve M. Ray Dan Black and Kathy Chao Black Pamela and Lonnie Laster Mary E. Riede Mr. George Pollak Jeffrey L. Wright Dorothy and James D. Young CSUF Programmer Helps Launch Vietnamese Studies Scholarship hen Tina Phan learned that Cal State Fullerton was establishing a Vietnamese Studies program, she immediately knew she wanted to contribute to its success. Phan, an analyst/programmer at CSUF, and her husband, Phan Hoang, have helped establish a scholarship for the new program. The scholarship would be awarded to a student participating in the program based on GPA and a passion for studying the Vietnamese culture. For Phan and her husband, the decision to donate to the newly developed program was easy. They said they want to help W expand the understanding of their culture and language, as well as pass along the experience to their children and others. “Culture pervades in everything we do, as well as the decisions we make daily,” Phan said. “Helping a student understand the different ways people think and their values will help tighten relationships between different cultures and people. This is the nature of our donation.” The new Vietnamese Studies program is multifaceted and designed to prepare students to engage the Vietnamese community on an educational, cultural and business basis locally and internationally. Officials are planning for the Geraldine Brillhart Jordan A. Law Mary K. Sampson Dr. Lee Broadbent Michael T. Losquardo Dr. Rollin T. Sandberg Dr. Giles Brown Alan A. Mannason Joann Schaefer-Haines and Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb William J. McGarvey T. Allan Comp Steven G. Mihaylo Philip R. Schimmel Victoria and Jerry Conrey Edward B. Mitchell Ernie and Donna Schroeder Ingeborg and Dieter Cremerius Dr. Sallie Mitchell Howard J. Seller John M. Enders Janet McNeill and David Musante Dixie Shaw Judith L. Grant Lynn and Robert Myers Tracey Stotz and Robert Johnson Phil Haines For more information about the Ontiveros Society and planned giving, contact Joan Rubio, Executive Director, Central Development, at 657-278-3947 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TITAN I WINTER 2014 37 Contracts and Grants Complete the Picture of External Support Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-2013 More than $19 million in additional support in the form of contracts and grants from government agencies, educational institutions and other organizations was received by the University in the past fiscal year, completing the picture of total external support for Cal State Fullerton. These funds support research projects, student services, community outreach and assistance, and other important University efforts. Altamed Anaheim Unified School District Asian Health Services BAE Systems BBV Marketing & Communications Bernice Barbour Foundation Brea Olinda Unified School District Buena Park School District California Energy Commission Jumpstart for Young Children Long Beach Community College District McNair Scholars Mineta Transportation Institute Mojave Water Agency Master Agreement National Endowment for the Arts National Institutes of Health National Science Foundation Office of Historic Preservation Trustees of the California State University U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Geological Survey U.S. Office of the President U.S. Small Business Administration University Enterprises, Inc. University of California Office of the President program to include a B.A. degree, a Vietnamese language credential pathway and bilingual teaching authorization. The program is the only one in the United States and is expected to begin in fall 2014. n For more information about contributing to the Vietnamese Studies program, please contact Alina Mircea-Trotz, Director of Development for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at email@example.com or 657-278-2559. California Institute Of Technology California Sea Grant California Young Womenâ€™s Collaborative Chinese Delegation Training Program City of Fullerton City of Santa Ana Coast Community College County of Riverside CSU Chancellorâ€™s Office CSUF Student Parent Child Care Support Project Department of Health and Human Services Fullerton School District Genesis Discovery Mission Growth Sector Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Howard Hughes Medical Institute Health Resources and Services Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open Society Institute Orange County Interests Palomar Community College Peralta Community College District Placentia Yorba Unified School District Project Access Promise of Democracy Psomas & Associates Rancho Santiago Community College Regents of the University of California Research Corp. San Diego State University Research Foundation San Francisco State University Science Applications International Corp. Spectral Imaging Laboratory State of California Department of Rehabilitation The Echo Center The Kennedy Center University of California, Berkley University of California, Irvine University of California, Santa Cruz University of Illinois At Urbana-Champain University of Maryland University of Southern California University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wincart Yosemite Community College District Zucchero Management Inc. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 38 Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-13 Corporations, Foundations & Organizations $1,000,000+ Joseph A. W. Clayes III Charitable Trust The Bernard Osher Foundation $500,000-999,999 Orange County Great Park Corporation PepsiCo, Inc. Core Logic Orangewood Children’s Foundation Robinson Foundation Desco Industries, Inc. Raytheon Company SC Fuels DGWB Advertising Research Corporation Teacher Created Materials Dowd and Guild Inc. SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union The University of British Columbia Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo United Way of America Zenith Insurance Company Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund UnitedHealth Group First American Financial Raytheon Support Is Felt On and Off the Campus T he Raytheon Company’s connection with Cal State Fullerton’s College of Engineering and Computer Science runs deep. Raytheon, which specializes in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world, employs many CSUF alums, including employees currently enrolled in advanced degree programs. “We have a strong and historically effective relationship with CSUF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, which has benefited our company, the community and the University,” Ross Niebergall, Thales Raytheon Systems engineering director, said. In 2013, the college received $104,000 in gifts and directed research funding from Raytheon. In the image at right, Greg Mikkelsen, left, and Laurie Haack ’79, ’06 (B.S .computer science, M.S. software engineering) present a gift to Dean Raman Unnikrishnan. The funding will support a project that pairs company engineers with students to design, build and test a working prototype for Raytheon’s intelligent transportation systems technology patent. It also will fund a program promoting women in engineering careers, scholarships and other endeavors. $100,000-499,999 $25,000-49,999 $10,000-24,999 Edison International American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Allergan Inc. Emulex The Annenberg Foundation American Express Company Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum Automobile Club of Southern California American International Group, Inc. Greinke Family Foundation California Bank & Trust Open Society Institute The Walt Disney Company Archeological Resource Management Corporation Schwab Charitable Fund Donahue Schriber Barney & Barney, LLC U.S. Bancorp Ernst & Young Global Limited Beckman Coulter Fuller Theological Seminary Bernice Barbour Foundation Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian The Boras Corporation Kaiser Permanente Brown & Brown of California Microsemi Corporation Capital Pacific Homes Orange County Business Council Chevron Corporation Omaha Community Foundation City National Bank Pacific Life Coastal Enterprises $50,000-99,999 The Boeing Company The Dhont Family Foundation Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Mercury General Corporation TITAN I WINTER 2014 Commercial Bank of California Foundation for Agency Management Excellence Fox 11 News Leo Freedman Foundation Friends of Jazz Inc. Fullerton Rotary Foundation Fullerton South Rotary Charities, Inc. Fullerton University Village LLC Grifols Incorporated Growth Sector Haskell & White, LLP The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hydraflow Kohl’s $2,500-4,999 KPMG Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Medline Doris Libbea Foundation Bank of America National Communication Association The Loftus Family Foundation Bank of the West Nestle S.A. Advance Beauty College Lux Bus America Co. BeachDude Inc. Northrop Grumman Corporation Advanced Cleanroom Microclean Mae Rose Young Foundation Burch Family Foundation Advanced Exhibit Methods KOR Electronics Inc. Mysun Charitable Foundation California Manufacturing Technology Consulting NSSLHA-Department of Speech Communications Orange County Community Foundation Casanova Pendrill Pacific Specialty Insurance Company Patrons of The Library Central Indiana Community Foundation Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP Pioneer Cinema Institute LLC Coca-Cola Company Penske Motor Group PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Comerica Inc. Praetorian Advisors, LLP RSM McGladrey Pullen, Inc. Commerce West Bank R.D. Olson Construction RxLogix Corporation Core Care III, Morningside of Fullerton RIMS Sempra Energy Crisp Enterprise Rod Fraser Enterprises Inc. Summerfield Foundation Cytec Industries, Inc. Fullerton South Rotary Superior Wall Systems Inc. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Schriber Family Fund Target Don-A-Vee-Jeep Eagle Kia Standard Investment Chartered, Inc. Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2012-2013 Orange County Business Journal 39 ACE Calendaring Enterprises, Inc. Amcor Business Service Center Angel Stadium of Anaheim Apollo Electric ARB, Inc. Atlantis Eyecare Ayres Group Operating Morris Basdakis Wealth Management Ben’s Asphalt Inc. Big’s Bar & Grill Brem Associates Brian’s Beer and Billiards Burnham Benefits Haack is a software manager in Raytheon’s Battlefield Radar product area. Raytheon’s CSUF campus manager, she was honored as one of CSUF’s 50 Women of Distinction in 2007. “When I share my experiences, I hope that the students will see the exciting possibilities regarding a career in this field and will decide to pursue it as a major.” n For more information about donating to the College of Engineering and Computer Science, contact Hart Roussel, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 657-278-5429. TELACU Education Foundation Emeriti of CSU Fullerton Straub Distributing Company C. J. Segerstrom & Sons Union Bank of California Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company Tee It Up For the Troops, Inc. California Asian Insurance & Financial Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Fastenal Company Purchasing John Templeton Foundation CAMFT, Educational Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Fluor Corporation Travelers Companies Casa Herrera, Inc. Wilson Phelps Foundation Forum For Corporate Directors Tutton Insurance Services Cascade Pump Company Zions Management Services Company Gamma Phi Beta United Parcel Service CHOC Children’s Zoological Society, San Diego Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher University Sports Publications T. Christy Enterprises Girls Incorporated of Orange County Vesuki Inc. CNA Insurance Companies GlynnDevins Advertising and Marketing Vinyl Technology Cristek Interconnect Gotama Building Engineers, Inc. Volvo-Irvine Donovan Golf Courses Management Hayward Tilton & Rolapp Walmart Dreamworks Ingram Micro Inc. Warne Family Charitable Foundation DSS Staffing Inc. Kane Events, LLC YWCA of North Orange County Echo Center $5,000-9,999 The Active Network, Inc. Add-On Computer Peripherals, Inc. AMES Realty Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Anthem Blue Cross Livingston Family Foundation Ells CPA’s and Business Advisors Llorente Investigations, Inc. ETII Mathematical Association of America Fairmont Private Schools CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN 40 Forell and Associates, Inc. Sigma Kappa Sorority Canyon Inn Notre Dame Club of Orange County Fullerton Families & Friends Smart & Final Charitable Foundation Paul Jeffrey Carter Old Spaghetti Factory GBS Linens Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Citizens Business Bank On-Camera Audience, Inc. Genmark Automation Spectrum Group International, Inc. Cobra Systems, Inc. Orange County Erectors, Inc. Golden West Technology Spencer Educational Foundation Inc. Cofiroute USA Orange County Pioneer Council Google Inc. Sport Clips Colorado Custom Partee Insurance Associates, Inc. Green Dot Films, Inc. State Farm Insurance Conner Gibson Collectibles Partners Federal Credit Union Heroes Restaurant and Bar States Logistics Services Inc. CORE Physical Therapy Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant Hill Brothers Chemical Company Sutton & Murphy Office Account Davis Capital, LLC Peppermint Ridge HOSA Technology, Inc. Ted Johnson Propane Delta Kappa Gamma Krystal Pham D.D.S., Inc. Hospital Associates Teresa’s Jewelers Downtown Incorporated Plumbing Mechanical Contractors, Inc. In-N-Out Burger The Institute of Navigation Eco Fun Challenge, LLC Quantum Automation Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund, Inc. Thoro Packaging Ellingson, Inc. R. J. Noble Company Titan Baseball Academy Equipoise Corporation Rancho Santiago Comm College J. A. Salazar Construction & Supply Corp. Tustin Community Bank Event Photography Group Rebella Accountancy J Cal Investments UBM Cannon Federated Mutual Insurance Company RGEAR LLC JAMMS United Fund Raising Group LLC Frazier Masonry Rio Hondo College JEG Insurance Brokers Verifacts Automotive, LLC Friends of Golf, Inc. RJI Ramirez Jimenez Int’l CPA’s Kaplan Werner Corp. Gard Acoustics, Inc. RMA Land Construction Kent H. Landsberg Co. Western Overseas Corp Great West Produce, Inc. Royal Purple The Hafif Family Foundation HBLA, Certified Public Accountants, Inc. Safety Systems Technology (NV), Incorporated HCOC Education Foundation Law Offices of Shernoff, Bidart & Darras Stefanie Hernandez Scholarship Fund Sigma Theta Tau HR Advisors, Inc. Sonance Humana Foundation Sonic Insurance Professionals of OC Soroptimist Peter M Jamieson M.D., Inc. Special T’s JP Morgan Chase & Co. State Compensation Insurance Fund KCM Group Surety Underwriters Association Kelly’s Korner Tavern Taipei Economic & Cultural Office Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company Taormina Management, LLC Kenneth W. Guchereau, CPA Tidalwave Finance Corporation Lackie, Dammeier, & McGill Truist Link, Murrell and Company Unilever United States Foundation Luigis D’Italia United Pacific Mortgage Annual Wild Game Feed Inc. Majestic Realty Co. University House Fullerton Avanti Natural, Inc. MarkMoses.Net Uptown Anaheim, LLC B & B Plumbing Marriott International, Inc. US Rigging Supply Corp. Offices of Michael Bader, Esq, CPA MBKV LLC Williams Co. Insurance Brokers Inc. Barkley Account McGladrey Windes & McClaughry Accounting Corp. Bayard Metro Fluid Connectors, Inc. Women in Film Becton Dickinson & Company Mobile Mohs, Inc. Wood Gutmann Bogart Insurance Brokers Bellacures Franchising LLC Monahan Law Office Yamaha Corporation of America Big Fish Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. Yardley Pump and Vacuum Bridgford Family Fund MTAC Orange County North California Retired Teachers Association Mu Phi Epsilon California Council for the Humanities NASPA Foundation Cal Pac Paintings & Coatings New York Life Insurance Company California Middle School Physical Education Workshop NewMar Cannon Business Solutions, Inc. Nossaman, LLP Law Offices of Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson Liberty Mutual Insurance Light Works Optics $1,000-2,499 Little Professor Book Center 5Nova Corporation MacKenzie Corporation A & S Trust Mayer Investment Company A.J. Selner Properties McCoy Mills Ford Advance Tube Engineering Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc AEP Hospitality, LLC MS International Inc. Alderson Family Foundation NCH Wealth Advisors, Inc. Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, Inc. NeoCell Corporation American First Credit Union Nikken, Inc. American Integrated Northern Trust Company American Speech-Language Hearing Association Omron STI Machine Services, Inc. Orange County Tax Executive Institute Orange County Tourism Council Orange Empire Chapter CPCU Society ORCO Block Co. Pacific Premier Bancorp PacMin Incorporated Payday Payroll Service Philatron International Power Probe, Inc. Professional Communications Exchange PTS Staffing Reel Lumber Service Rohl LLC Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain Safety Supply America Saw Service of America Inc. Shepard Bros. Inc. TITAN I WINTER 2014 Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau Norm Willson & Sons To submit news about yourself, please email email@example.com. 41 60s CHARLES BRUCE BAIRD ’66 (MBA) was included in Who’s Who in America 2014. FRANK STANEK ’64 (B.A. business administration) received the Buzz Price Thea Award from the Themed Entertainment Association recognizing a lifetime of distinguished achievements. 70s GARY ARANT ’72, ’77 (B.A. political science, M.P.A.) is general manager of the Valley Center Municipal Water District, and serves on the boards of the San Diego County Water Authority and the Association of California Water Agencies. DAN BEUCKE ’78 (B.A. communications) rejoined the Orange County Register as deputy business editor. NANCY CHURCHILL ’70, ’71 (B.A. English, teaching credential) published her first novel, “The 7th Victim,” available at Amazon.com. MARC FOSTER ’79 (B.A. chemistry) is ranked No. 100 among top financial advisers in California by Barron’s. PETER J. GATES ’70 (B.A. political science) was awarded “Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2012” by the Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. DANIEL P. HANN ’77 (B.A. economics) was elected to the Franklin College Board of Trustees. CAROL TENOPIR ’76 (M.S. library science) was appointed chair of the College of Communication and Information Board of Visitors at the University of Tennessee. TOM HOISINGTON ’73 (B.A. history) was elected vice president of programs for the National Speakers Association of Central Florida. DAN KOOPS ’74 (B.A. business administration-marketing) was re-elected to the Bellflower City Council. RANDALL LAVENDER ’79 (B.A. art) is the vice provost of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and an internationally exhibited artist. 80s KELLY J. ANDERSON ’89 (B.A. business admistrationaccounting) was appointed chief financial officer at WindPower Innovations Inc. in Arizona. BELA BIRO ’82 (B.A. business administration- accounting) was named president of Molina Healthcare of Washington, a subsidiary of Molina Health Inc. STEVEN R. GARDNER ’85 (B.A. psychology) was appointed vice chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. PETER MEEKA ’73 (B.A. sociology) retired LAUREL JONES ’85 (M.A. English) was named president of Cabrillo College, the first female president in Cabrillo’s 54-year history. BRAD PETTIGREW ’76, ’78 (B.A., M.A. CHRISTIAN KUENG ’80 (B.A. art) has written, illustrated and published his first children’s book, “Three Genie Brothers.” in March as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. art) had a photo titled “Marshmallows” on display in the Brea Art Gallery’s “Made in California” juried exhibition. LORENA L. SIKORSKIKERTH ’73, ’84 (B.A. music education, M.S. education administration) taught instrumental music and general science for the Garden Grove Unified School District for 35 year and runs her own music studio. KEVIN MCNULTY ’86 (B.A. psychology) is the president of NetWeave Social Networking. ANDRE REKTE ’83 (B.S. chemistrybiochemistry) is an attorney who supervises the San Bernardino offices of the law firm of Girardi and Keese. GRANT SOH ’87 (B.S. electrical engineering) was appointed vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific region for Sycamore Networks Solutions Inc. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I TITAN Class Notes Class Notes 42 TRENTON R. BAKER ’97 (B.A. business administrationmarketing) joined DataON Storage System as vice president of business development. 90s TRIET M. BUI ’98, ’99 (B.S., M.S. civil engineering and environmental engineering) is a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and was the project manager for construction of three Afghan Uniform Police headquarters facilities in Western Afghanistan. KEITH CLEMONS ’97 (B.A. English) is the author of five novels. His first three works received the Best Contemporary Fiction award in 2004, 2005 and 2007 at The Word Guild’s Canadian Christian Writing Awards. His most recent novel, “Mohamed’s Moon,” was published in 2009. LISA DREHER ’91 (B.A. communications- advertising) is vice president of marketing and business development for Logicalis Inc. In Memoriam n GERALDINE HELEN BALDWIN-WOODS ’68, ’70 (B.A., M.A. history) died May 28. Baldwin-Woods was awarded professor emeritus status for her 23 years of service to Riverside Community College. n WILLIAM C. “BILL” BARRETT, associate vice president for administration and finance who had served as interim vice president from January 2012 to January 2013, died June 29. n KARLA MUNOZ ’12 (B.A. criminal justice) died in May as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. She was 27. n CHELSEA JOY KASHERGEN ’12 (B.A. music) died in June after injuries sustained in a traffic accident. n CECILIA PRECIADO BURCIAGA ’67 (B.A. Spanish), a former high-ranking administrator at Stanford and Cal State Monterey Bay, died in March. She was 67. n BARBARA LEE STEPHENS CRAWSHAW ’74 (B.A. business administration-finance), a past president of the Society for the Advancement of Management, died March 29 in Easley, N.C. She was 78. TITAN I WINTER 2014 MICHAEL D. FALKOW ’90, ’94 (B.S., M.S. computer science) has completed a master of arts degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security, earning the center’s Outstanding Thesis Award. JAY GANDHI ’94 (B.A. business administra- tion-marketing) is a U.S. Magistrate Judge in San Francisco who was recently featured in a San Francisco Daily Journal article. CYNTHIA PEACOCK MORAN ’90 (B.A. communications) was elected last November to the Chino Hills City Council. LISA RENEE STALLINGS ’96 (M.S. reading) was named a 2014 Riverside County Teacher of the Year. Stallings teaches at Coronita Elementary School. IVO TJAN ’99 (B.A. business administration- marketing) is chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank and a speaker during Cal State Fullerton’s Business Madness 2013. 00s BRATEIL AGHASI ’05 ELIZABETH GRIFFIN ’91 (B.A. criminal (B.A. sociology) is director of recruitment, enrollment and corporate partnerships at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. SAGE HORNER ’93 (B.A. criminal justice) was named group vice president-national clients for the Park City Group. LORI ANDERSON ’02 (B.A. communications- justice) was promoted to commander with the Long Beach Police Department. Griffin is a 20-year veteran of the department. KEVIN LANE ’90 (B.A. criminal justice) was named clerk/administrator for the Fourth District Court of Appeal. THOMAS MAERTENS ’94 (M.S environmental studies) joined Braun Intertec as an environmental consulting manager in the Bismarck, N.D. office. ART MARROQUIN ’98 (B.A. communications- journalism) joined the Orange County Register covering Anaheim and writing general assignment stories. ELIZABETH MCDARGH ’90 (B.S. engineeringcivil ) has been elected vice president of the National Federation of Federal Employees. CRAIG O’ROURKE ’97 (M.S. environmental studies) was named by Ahtna Netiye’ Inc. as president of subsidiary companies Ahtna Government Services Corp. and Ahtna Design-Build Inc. journalism, B.A. English) was promoted to art director at the Automobile Club of Southern California. MARIA CARRILLO ’05 (B.A. history) is an associate archivist at the A.K. Smiley Public Library. JENNIFER CAVENDER ’02 (B.A. business administration-accounting) has been promoted to senior manager in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department at Irvine-based Haskell & White LLP. HARMONY COLELLA ’06 (B.S. geology) is a National Science Foundation postdoctoral candidate at Miami University of Ohio. Her work on slow slip events transferring stress in a fault model has been reported in several scientific journals, including Science. GREG CROFT ’01 (B. A. criminal justice) was promoted to sergeant for the Santa Cruz Police Department. Croft is a 11-year veteran of the department. REENA DE ASIS ’02 (B.A. communications-public relations) is director of West Coast operations for Dress For Success Worldwide. NILO GHANDEHARI ’07 (B.A. business administration-marketing) was featured in an OC Metro cover story as one of 20 women to watch. SHERYL HERRIGSTAD ’09 (B.A. history) is the Big Bear Library branch manager. 43 Delivering Exceptional Value Delivering exceptional value is a hallmark of Cal State Fullerton. We are a national leader in providing a high-quality education affordably and efficiently to our more than 38,000 students (fall 2013). AL JABBAR ’04 (B.A. business administration-marketing) was appointed in January to the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees. JASMINE KASHANI ’05 (B.A. communica- tions-public relations) joined Bird-B-Gone Inc. as marketing specialist. MARY GRACE LAGASCA ’02 (B.A. business administration-finance) is founder and executive director of InJoy Life Resources Inc. CSUF is one of the 40 most efficient universities in the U.S. (and fourth in the West) RICHARD MARTINEZ ’03 (B.A. criminal justice) was promoted to corporal after serving with the Pomona Police Department for 15 years. For more information about this extraordinary University, visit fullerton.edu/reachhigher HEATH NIEMEYER ’00 (B.A. anthropology) was appointed chief development officer, United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. JACQULINE SIT ’04 (B.A. communications) is an account executive for Oklahoma-based Candor Public Relations. Sit is a two-time Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist. KEVIN SLAY ’09 (M.F.A. theatre arts) directed the play “Born Yesterday” at Claremont’s Candlelight Pavilion. SHELLY ULAJ ’03 (B.A. philosophy) is founder and CEO of Women Empowered. When attending CSUF, Ulaj was known as Shqype Djeloshevic. MICHAEL VARGAS ’05 (B.A. music) owns and operates The Michael Vargas Conservatory of Music in Claremont. SUNNY LEE WOODALL ’04 (B.A. communications-radio-TV-film) owns Addiction Fitness and Salon in Orange. 10s AMERICA ARIAS ’13 (B.A. political science) was named a morning producer for KCRA/3, a Sacramento news channel. BEN CASE ’05, ’10 (B.A. music) is director of instrumental music and chair of the Performing Arts Department at Northwood High, named one of 10 GRAMMY Signature Schools nationwide. JOSH CHANDRA ’12 (B.A. music) is studying for a master’s degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago. www.joshuachandra.com DANIELLE FISHEL ’13 (B.A. psychology) is reprising her role as Topanga Lawrence in “Girl Meets World,” the “Boy Meets World” spinoff being developed by the Disney Channel. BRITTANY FORCE ’10 (B.A. English) is a top-fuel drag racer and the daughter of drag-racing legend John Force. KUNAL DESAI ’10 (M.S. computer science) and SWAROOP DESHMUKH , ’10 (M.S. computer science) co-authored “GeoTNavi - Smart Navigation Using Geo-temporal Traffic Information,” published in the International Journal of Data Mining, Modeling and Management. The other co-authors are Shawn X. Wang, chair and professor of computer science, and Susamma Barua, associate dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at CSUF. ERICA MARTINEZ ’11 (B.A. communications public relations) was promoted to assistant account executive at Morgan Marketing & Public Relations LLC. JASON MILLER ’12 (B.A. criminal justice) is a CSUF University Police officer recognized by Orange County’s Auto Theft Advisory Committee for recovering five stolen vehicles and apprehending three suspects. 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