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n this issue of Dominguez Today, we highlight some of our win-win partnerships with regional businesses that, through the sponsorship of internships, scholarships and academic programs, help our students achieve their educational and personal goals. You will read about Melissa Velasco and Robert Aragon, shown on the cover, who recently participated in a unique learning experience as student interns with the LA Galaxy soccer team and The Home Depot Center. Melissa and Robert had the exciting opportunity to promote a Major League Soccer game—how many students can make that claim? We are moving forward and building on the campus community’s hard work that resulted in the development of our University Strategic Plan. At our Administrative Council retreat this summer, five initiatives from the Strategic Plan were identified and will be our focus in the coming academic year. The initiatives include establishing a culture of customer service in all areas of the university; providing increased access through diverse instructional modalities such as online and hybrid courses; fostering a rich environment of student success through collaborative, co-curricular programs; supporting campuswide fundraising and branding activities; and hiring and retaining diverse faculty in disciplines that support our priorities. Specific, measurable goals for each initiative were determined and I believe through the proven team spirit we have on our campus, we can make significant strides in the coming year towards becoming a model, urban university. Also in this issue, we present the Annual Donor Honor Roll for 2010–2011 to recognize and thank the friends of CSU Dominguez Hills who have generously supported the university. What better investment can any of us make than helping a young person achieve his or her dreams? Please contact us to learn more about ways that you can support CSU Dominguez Hills. It is truly a privilege for all of us who support this university’s mission and work with our students. Thank you for your commitment to CSU Dominguez Hills! Warm regards,

Mildred García, Ed.D. President

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Mildred GarcĂ­a Vice President of University Advancement

Greg Saks

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O n th e C o v e r Melissa Velasco and Robert Aragon promoted a Major League Soccer game between LA Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City for their student internship with The Home Depot Center.

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50 Years of Academic Excellence Celebrated in Toro Style

President Mildred García and artist Alexey Steele unveil his commemorative painting, “Learners of Dominguez: Howard, Jenika, Auburn, Chris, Ronald.”

The campus wrapped up its 18-month long 50th Anniversary Celebration with an assortment of special events that included the 2011 Commencement, a “flash mob” dance performance, and the unveiling of a painting by renowned artist Alexey Steele, the fourth in a series by local artists to commemorate the 50th Anniversary. The celebration touched thousands of on- and off-campus community members and helped to reinforce pride and support for the university by showcasing its history, achievements and mission. The 50th Anniversary Speaker Series brought notable and celebrity 2

alumni back to campus; corporate friends and foundations participated in special anniversary events; and there was a significant increase in philanthropic support of the university throughout the celebration.

appointment will give García a seat at the table on discussions related to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for Hispanic students. Hispanic Americans are one of the fast-growing segments of the population yet have the lowest educational attainment, according to a recent Department of Education study. The committee of leaders in the education, business, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors will advise Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as they work to develop strategies to reduce the achievement gap and expand student success within this ethnic group, all of which play a key role in President Obama’s goal of leading the world in the number of highly educated citizens.

CSU Dominguez Hills Community Service Recognized Nationally California State University, Dominguez Hills received two national honors for volunteerism, service learning and civic engagement. In

G arcía Appointed to President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Education University President Mildred García was in the news in July with the announcement that President Barack Obama had named her to the new President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. This high-profile

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January the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected the university for its Carnegie Engagement Classification. Out of 305 universities that applied nationwide, CSU Dominguez Hills was one of only 115 given this

distinction. And just as the spring semester was winding down, the university was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Carlos Velez is sworn in as the university’s new police chief by Nate Johnson, chief law enforcement officer of the CSU system, as Velez’s wife, Teresa, looks on.

with Distinction, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service. In 2010, approximately 5,500

honoring former chief Susan Sloan,

community, from learning while

C ampus Welcomes New Police Chief Carlos Velez

volunteering at free clinics or at a

The swearing-in ceremony of new

campus with 32 years in law enforce-

wildlife restoration project, reading

university police chief Carlos Velez

ment with the Los Angeles Police

to elementary students, or feeding

was held in the Loker Student Union

Department (LAPD), most recently

the homeless, to name a few.

on June 22, along with a reception

in the Robbery-Homicide Division.

students engaged in more than 120,000 hours of service to the

who retired after 22 years on campus. Chief Velez comes to the

50th Anniversary by the Numbers 200 130 Almost anniversary events were hosted by CSU Dominguez Hills, attended by over 120,000 during the 18-monthlong celebration.


students, faculty, Over staff, and alumni turned out on the North Lawn on campus for the “Big 5-0” photo shoot.

banners, paid for by the City of Carson and private donors, were prominently hung on majorstreets in Carson and along walkways on campus throughout the entire 50th Anniversary Celebration.


increase There was a in the number of alumni donors between the year prior to starting the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the year that closed the celebration. www . csudh . edu



Cash/In-Kind giving rose over the year prior to the start of the Anniversary Celebration.


Enrollment surpassed in the first year of the Anniversary Celebration—the largest in the university’s history. n

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Annenberg Foundation Funds First Endowed Professorship with $1 Million Gift At the 2011 Fall Convocation on August 22, CSU Dominguez Hills President Mildred García announced a $1 million gift from the Annenberg Foundation to establish the first endowed professorship in the history of the university. The Wallis Annenberg Endowed Professorship for Innovation in STEM Education position will lead the university’s many programs focused on growing

the number of teachers in the fields,

many in government and business

and oversee the creation of the

as essential if the U.S. is to lead in

Center for Innovation in STEM

the 21st century global economy.

Education (CISE), which will serve

The new Wallis Annenberg Endowed

as an incubator for new STEM initia-

Professorship position will work

tives in the region.

to integrate existing STEM-

“One of the goals in our Stra-

focused teacher preparatory grant

tegic Plan 2010–2015 is to help more

programs into the teacher education

under-represented students acquire


the skills and knowledge in the

Additionally, the professorship

highly in-demand areas of science,

will lead the Center for Innovation

technology, engineering, and math

in STEM Education and develop

(STEM),” García said. “This gift

continuing education programs,

from the Annenberg Foundation

workshops, and conferences, estab-

greatly enhances CSU Dominguez

lishing the university as a regional

Hills’ ability to meet that goal.”

leader and resource for innovation in

STEM learning is viewed by

STEM education.

University President Visits Middle East as Part of Fulbright Program

CSU Dominguez Hills President Mildred García traveled to the countries of Jordan and Oman during the 2011 spring break as one of seven university and community college presidents and vice presidents from the United States selected to 4

participate in a first-time project of the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program. She and her American colleagues exchanged experiences and discussed best practices with higher education leaders in the Middle East. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Higher Education in Transition project of the Fulbright-Hays Program allowed leaders of U.S. universities to examine the higher education systems in Oman and Jordan, both countries that over the past decade have undertaken significant

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educational reforms. The two-week program included visits to colleges and universities, meetings with campus leaders, and daily seminars that explored topics such as strategic planning, higher education and employment linkage, internationalization of higher education, and accreditation and quality assurance. n

CSU Dominguez Hills Among Nation’s Top 100 Degree Producers for Students of Color Hungarian Ambassador Baláz Bokor (left) was one of many high-profile individuals who visited campus in Spring 2011.

A Big Toro Welcome to…

Little Rock, Ark., high school in the

The opportunity for students to hear from high-profile individuals—from diplomats to historical figures to authors and artists—adds to the college experience by providing context for what students are learning in the classroom. The university hosted a number of guest lecturers during the spring 2011 semester, including—but certainly not limited to—“Waiting to Exhale” author Terry McMillan; Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the nine African American students made famous when they enrolled in an all-white

consul general of the Republic of

late 1950s; Ambassador Baláz Bokor, Hungary in Los Angeles; earthquake expert Dr. Aaron Velasco, who was the 2011 College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences Distinguished Speaker; Los Angeles poet and author Sesshu Foster, who was the featured speaker of the 2011 Pat Eliet Memorial Lecture hosted by the Department of English; as well as prominent sculptor Gustavo Godoy and internationally acclaimed Cuban artist Raúl Cordero.

CSU Dominguez Hills has again been ranked among the top 100 universities nationwide to confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to students of color by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education using graduation data reported to the U.S. Department of Education. Based on data from the 2009– 2010 academic year, the 2011 rankings place CSU Dominguez Hills 80th nationwide in conferring bachelor’s degrees and 63rd in conferring master’s degrees to students of color. CSU Dominguez Hills is the only public institution in California to be ranked for the total number of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees conferred to African American students. The campus has the highest percentage of African American students (23.1 percent) of any CSU campus. n

Library South Wing and Loker Student Union Garner National Design Awards The year-old Library South wing of the Leo F. Cain University Library was honored with a 2011 Project Achievement Award by the Southern California chapter of the Construction Management Association of America. The facility received the award for the “$51–$100 Million Building/New Construction” category and was among 16 projects recognized. The Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Student Union, which was remodeled in 2007, was one of five buildings nationwide to receive the 2011 Design Award of Excellence from the Association of College Unions International. The award is based on the design and finished appearance of new or renovated student-centered buildings, and how they have improved overall campus atmosphere since their opening.n n

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The Library South wing of the University Library (above) and the Loker Student Union both garnered design awards.

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Toyota Donation Gives Wheels for Student-Athletic Scholarships

CSUDH alumnus and Foundation board member Michael Rouse and student-athletes show off the FJ Cruiser gift from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc., where Rouse is a vice president.

At the 21st Annual Toros Scholarship Golf Classic at Rio Honda Golf Club in Downey, no one got the elusive hole in one, but one lucky person did drive home a winner— a brand new car. And in the process CSU Dominguez Hills studentathletes won big too. A Toyota FJ Cruiser was donated to the university by Toyota Motor Sports U.S.A. Inc., at the beginning of the spring semester for the purpose of raising money for student-athlete scholarships. More than 1,589 raffle tickets at $20 each 6

were sold to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. In June, Toyota representative Jerry Koyanagi drew the winning ticket during the Golf Classic and announced the winner: Terri Vopnford, mother of current Toro volleyball player and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president Shelbi Vopnford. The Toyota car raffle raised $34,020, for a total of $89,915 in gross revenues raised for studentathletes at the Golf Classic and auction.

University Helps Connect Women to Power More than 1,300 business-minded women—and a few men—came

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to campus in April for the 2011 Connecting Women to Power Business Conference, a series of seminars, workshops and discussions by leading women in the business industry on issues of importance to women entrepreneurs. The daylong conference was presented by the California State Board of Equalization Office of Vice Chairman Jerome Horton (’79, B.S., Business Administration) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles Chapter. Keynote speakers included Maria Marin, an international motivational speaker and negotiation expert, and former United States Treasurer Rosario Marin (no relation), the first Latina to the post appointed by President George Bush in 2001. In welcoming the audience to campus, Sue Borrego, vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs noted the university’s role in shepherding “entrepreneurial ideas that drive the economy of the state and the region.”

Diversity in Action California State University, Dominguez Hills is considered to have one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in the western United States, but being the most diverse is more than just a statistic to

university faculty, staff and students; it’s something put into action. In the 2010–11 academic year, the campus hosted two large college fairs designed for specific ethnic groups: Univision’s El Es Momento for the Hispanic community and the CSU’s first Journey to Success for Pacific Islanders. The university also hosted its first Native American Pow Wow, which attracted several hundred people and approximately 40 tribes from several states to the campus in April; a number of symposium, such as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and a university-wide book discussion on Carlos Bulosan’s

Student Ben Lucero Wolf, descended from generations of Kiowa chiefs, helped to organize the university’s inaugural pow wow, “Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.”

“America is in the Heart” about the experiences of Filipino immigrants. The Department of Modern Languages hosted its second Latin American Film Festival. The Multicultural Center also continued its commitment to diversity by organizing fun events and thought-provoking programs throughout the year, such as Unity Fest cultural festival, its monthly Diversity Chats, and themed celebrations during Black History Month, Cinco de Mayo, and Asian Pacific Islander Month.

President’s Scholarship Reception Honors Achievement, Thanks University Supporters The 2011 President’s Scholarship Reception highlighted the achievements of some of the university’s top performing students and the support of community and corporate friends of the university, whose contributions raised more than $190,000 in scholarships through the event. Dr. Eleanor Chang was named the Katherine B. Loker Friend of Education for an endowed scholarship that she and her family established in 2008 in memory of her late husband, Dr. Chiou-Hsiung “Bear” Chang, who was a professor of accounting from 1983 to 2006. www . csudh . edu


Steve Morikawa accepted the Corporate Partner of Education Award on behalf of American Honda Motor Company. The corporation’s $100,000 gift in December 2010 created an endowment fund to support the university’s Science Opportunity Program, which provides college-level science courses to high school students at the California Academy of Math and Science located on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus. At the reception, University President Mildred García recognized the 2011–12 Presidential Scholars. They are: Selene Aguilar (sociology), Vanessa Arantes (graphic design), Lauren E. Benjamin (pre-physical therapy), Victor Chen (clinical science), Candice Cochran (psychology), Corrine Cowan (art design), Niya Doncheva (public relations), Katherine Fogle-Collazo (nursing), Patrick Fuertes (clinical science), Katherine Geesing (religious studies), Nicole Lystne (English), Kristi Medearis (biology), Andres Medina (physics), Eddie Moretti (interdisciplinary studies), Alexandra Pfau (business administration), Rebecca Raymond (criminal justice), Claudia Rios-Tino (health science), Desmond Smith (Africana studies), Amy Stedman (music), Darwin Thomas (business administration), Dana Watson-Sherrod (public administration), and Sarah White (occupational therapy).

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University President Mildred García prepares to toss the coin that will determine which team kicks off.

Melissa Velasco and Rober Aragon were looking for an internship last spring, they didn’t expect to end up promoting a Major League Soccer game at The Home Depot Center. However, as the first interns of a newly established Home Depot Center internship program specifically for students at California State University, Dominguez Hills, the pair proved to be a winning team in filling seats for a special “Toro Night” on May 14 for the match between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City. Aragon, who is a lifelong fan of the game, said that the experience was “amazing.” 8

“I’d do it again in a heartbeat,” he said. “To go from being a fan in the seats to behind-the-scenes was breathtaking.” Velasco, a former Toros volleyball player, said the internship experience has brought her closer to her dream of a career in sports and entertainment. “This is most relevant to what we are learning and what we are passionate about,” she said. “We hope the fact that the internship originated this year will open many more doors for us.” The students’ objective was

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simple: to produce a special event in conjunction with the LA Galaxy game that highlighted the relationship between CSU Dominguez Hills and The Home Depot Center, which is located on the university campus. Although a previous collaboration allowed marketing students to develop video and branding concepts showcasing the private/ public partnership, the 2011 spring semester’s program marked the first time that students had the opportunity to

enter the day-to-day world of sports promotion. Velasco said the chance to work with world class entities such as The Home Depot Center and the LA Galaxy was illuminating. “I never thought I was ever going to meet the general manager of a stadium, until this internship,” she said. “Also, I didn’t know there were so many departments involved in the sports scene… so that was new and exciting.” Velasco and Aragon began planning the promotional campaign for Toro Night in March and met with David Gamboa (Class of ’04, B.A., communications), director of Government and Community Relations at CSU Dominguez Hills and former Associated Students, Inc. president, in order to discuss the various

Interns Melissa Velasco and Robert Aragon gained priceless experience promoting a Major League Soccer game at The Home Depot Center. www . csudh . edu

channels for communicating with the student population. He directed the interns to university departments, such as the Office of University Communications and Public Affairs, the Loker Student Union, and the

Matt Russo, manager of group ticket sales at LA Galaxy, chats with Melissa and Robert prior to the game.

Office of Student Life, for assistance in reaching students and other members of the campus community. Tickets were offered on The Home Depot Center website at a discount of $17 for any seat in the university’s designated “Toro” area. “It [took] a lot of market research and meeting with people to find out what would make this night a success,” said Aragon. In the weeks preceding the game, Velasco and Aragon used both traditional and digital advertising methods by posting flyers on campus, sending updates on Twitter, and sending emails out to campus. They manned a booth at the annual Unity Fest to promote Toro Night, raffling off (Continued on page 10)


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President García meets with Melissa and Robert before the pre-game festivities.

tickets and team logo apparel, and held a Toro Night Pep Rally in the university’s DH Sports Lounge the week prior to the game. In addition, they arranged for a CSU Dominguez Hills presence on the field: University President Mildred García performed the ceremonial coin toss that determines which team kicks off the match and freshman music major Ruben Garcia played his rendition of the National Anthem on his electric guitar prior to the game. “We’ve executed most of the plans we had initially,” said Velasco of their vision for Toro Night. “Some things fell through, but we were prepared to work within the perimeters that were given us and try not to take ‘No’ for an answer by going about it from a different angle.” On May 12, two days before the game, they had fewer tickets sold for 10

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the Toro night section than expected, but were told that last-minute sales are always factored into the box office results. Aragon said he was surprised that more fans did not respond immediately to their first efforts. “We thought as soon as we put up the link, people were going to buy tickets,” he said. “We had to be patient and remain optimistic.” The internship helped them apply their academic learning to more practical day-to-day experiences in the sports marketing field, Velasco said. She explained they were “trying to target a niche market within the student body and identify their needs, basically trying to create value around the game and [garner] interest.”

In the Zone On the afternoon before the LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City game, Velasco and Aragon arranged for students from the CSU Dominguez Hills intramural sports program to play a special pre-game match on

Alumni Adelaide and Aimee Siena and their sister Abigail celebrate Toro night with the Toro mascot.

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the Toros soccer field adjacent to The Home Depot Center. Afterward, the interns escorted the students into The Home Depot Center locker rooms, where they were allowed to freshen up before the game. Counting down the hours to kickoff, Velasco and Aragon stayed busy answering phone and text messages, keeping tabs on last minute ticket buyers, and providing oversight to participants in the Dominguez Hills segment of the pre-game festivities. “We’re really excited to finally see it all come together,” said Velasco while standing on the field as the soccer stadium began to fill with fans. “It’s almost surreal, finally seeing it all together, all the elements as one.” Another loyal soccer fan was also very excited to be at the game and was invested in the event’s success. Robert Aragon, Sr., the intern’s father, stopped on the way to his seat to wish his son luck. “When I was driving over here and I saw all these people in atten-

Proud father Robert Aragon, Sr., with his son Robert, prior to the Toro Night game.

dance, I thought, ‘My son is a part of this,’” said Aragon Sr. “I’m very proud of him, seeing that all that effort to send him to school is paying off.” President García also expressed her pride in the interns. “Our two interns have done a great job in marketing Toro Night, I’m really proud of the work they’ve done,” she said. “I’m also really glad that this has strengthened our partnership with The Home Depot Center and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).” Tim Leiweke, president of AEG, returned the compliment. “We’re happy to be here [on campus],” he said. “It’s been a great relationship.” Matt Russo, manager of group ticket sales for the LA Galaxy, worked directly with Velasco and Aragon. He lauded the students’ hard efforts and the benefits of the internship program. “We think this will be an internship that will continue to grow and we look forward to working with [the university] for years and years to come,” said Russo.

Goal! Along with the LA Galaxy’s exciting 4–1 victory over Sporting Kansas City, Velasco and Aragon filled the stands with Toros and their friends. In addition, they have added one of the most important experiences of their university education to their resumes. The Home Depot Center general manager Katie Druetzler-Pandolfo said the experience of having CSU Dominguez Hills students learn about sports promotion from the ground up was “everything we wanted out of an internship.” “We wanted to give students real life experience, on-the-job training,” she said. “It has proven to be a wonderful opportunity for the students and for The Home Depot Center.” “The Home Depot Center internship program is off to a great start with the results Melissa and Robert were able to produce,” said Greg Saks, vice president for university advancement. “We hope that it will become a www . csudh . edu


longstanding program that illustrates how a partnership between public and private institutions can provide an innovative learning experience and help students achieve their ultimate goal of getting a great education with practical career preparation.” Aragon, who graduated this past spring with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in sports and entertainment, is now pursuing a position in sports promotion. Velasco, who will graduate this fall with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing, currently works for JP Morgan Chase and coaches volleyball for her former volleyball club, Mizuno Club in Long Beach. Alison Groendal Salcedo, director of communications at The Home Depot Center, said the internship was a great opportunity for AEG to see what students—and potential future employees—were capable of. “We were impressed that students had done a lot of preparation for the interviews, which is a great reflection of not only the university but what the Career Center [at the university] does in helping students prepare,” she said. “We’re hoping that any intern is learning things [he or she] can take with them, whether to something within the AEG world or beyond.” n

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Landmarks in History University Partners with Historic Dominguez Rancho to Strengthen Understanding of American History through NEH Teacher Workshops n Joanie Harmon


ighty elementary and high school teachers from across the United States spent a week in June at California State University, Dominguez Hills and nearby Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum (DRAM) learning about the people and cultures that shaped this region in order to enhance their teaching of American history in the classroom. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the workshops were part of the agency’s “Landmarks in History” program. 12

Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology, discusses archaeological excavations at the site of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe.

Organized by the CSU Dominguez Hills history department and the Office of Service Learning, Internships and Civic Engagement (SLICE), in partnership with DRAM, “American History through the Eyes of a California Family, 1780s–1920s” workshops were funded by a “We the People” grant from the NEH. The program focused on teaching ways to interpret history using the story of the Dominguez family, whose members were instrumental in establishing the South Bay region of Los Angeles.

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CSU Dominguez Hills is named after the land on which the campus is located, part of the first Spanish land grant in California. Seventy-five thousand acres—what is now most of the South Bay up through Compton— was granted in 1784 by King Carlos III of Spain to Juan Jose Dominguez for his participation in expeditions with Gaspar de Portolà and Father Junipero Serra. The land was known from the 18th to early 20th centuries as the Rancho San Pedro and a large portion of it remains in the families

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum collaborated with CSU Dominguez Hills to teach K–12 teachers about the importance of local histories through “Landmarks in History” workshops.

a visit to the university’s Archives and Special Collections; and field trips to key historical sites including Olvera Street, Chinatown, and the Mission San Gabriel. Presenters included Alison Bruesehoff, executive director, DRAM; Marisela Chávez, associate professor of

(L–R) Patty McCollom, The Whirled Peas Band; Erin Sturdevant, senior, history; Alison Bruesehoff, executive director, DRAM; Sylvia Contreras, docent, DRAM; Cheryl McKnight, director, SLICE; and Laura Talamante, assistant professor of history, at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.

Chicana/o studies; Judson Grenier, emeritus professor of history; Cheryl McKnight, director of SLICE; Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology; Thomas Philo, archivist, Archives of Dominguez descendants today. The NEH workshop included lectures by CSU Dominguez Hills faculty on the indigenous peoples of Southern California and the legacy of the Dominguez family;

and Special Collections; Laura Talamante, assistant professor of history; and Greg Williams, director, Archives and Special Collections. In addition, Julia Bogany, cultural affairs director of the Tongva Nation in California,

and history professors Jane Dabel of CSU Long Beach and Jennifer Koslow of Florida State University participated as lecturers. “The Rancho San Pedro offers a perfect model for teachers to use in tracing their own community’s growth and change,” said Grenier. “From wherever they are in the country, each teacher will recognize that their region went through a similar kind of evolution from being home to Native Americans through agricultural production or mineral extraction to whatever types of businesses characterize those communities today.” By leading the teachers in crafts (Continued on page 14) Thomas Philo of Archives and Special Collections gave tours of the university’s extensive holdings of Dominguez family documents, photographs, and other artifacts.

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Julia Bogany, cultural affairs director of the Tongva Nation, gave a demonstration on the traditional crafts of her indigenous California tribe, such as making dolls out of the tule reed.

using traditional methods and materials, Bogany revealed the story of the indigenous California tribe that lived and worked at the Dominguez Rancho and at other ranchos and missions of early California. She underscored the Tongva philosophy of using natural materials in order to live comfortably while preserving the earth. An elder-in-residence at Pitzer College who teaches a sociology class on healing within the Tongva community, Bogany said that her mission is to educate the public that the Tongva are not a lost civilization; approximately 1,500 members of the tribe reside in Southern California. She has created curriculum on the Tongva Indians for schools in Arcadia and Pomona. McKnight spoke on the Turquoise Trail and the introduction of chocolate to the Tongva by the Spanish, who were introduced to it by the 14

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Mesoamerican cultures. She said the ability to share the often-ignored history of the indigenous peoples of Southern California with a new generation of students will help to complete the picture of Native Americans throughout the United States. Talamante, who wrote the NEH grant with McKnight and Bruesehoff, said the workshops succeeded in providing multiple perspectives. She and Bruesehoff gave a presentation on the significance of the six Dominguez sisters and their impact on female property rights in 19th century California. She said the workshops allowed teachers to “immerse themselves and come away with a much deeper understanding that’s not just bookgenerated, [with] ideas for making connections with their local history.” “We have this British idea of the American past in terms of influences from Europe, but the Spanish presence is also extremely important in California, Florida, New Mexico, and other areas as well.” Carole Powers (Class of ’08, M.A., multicultural education) grew up in Compton and now teaches fourth grade in a bilingual program at Webster Elementary School in Long Beach. She says she attended the NEH workshops to see how the stories of the Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo cultures that established Southern California all came

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K–12 teachers Ellen Georgi and Tammy Wong drill holes in shells to make jewelry with traditional Tongva tools.

together. Powers said that handson activities, such as the ones that Bogany demonstrated, make history come alive for students. “It’s more real,” she said. “When students actually [make these] themselves, it gives them a lot of empathy for what the Indians went through.” Professor Moore, who has been supervising student archeological excavations at DRAM, spoke on using archaeological methods to explain history through data analysis. “So much of American history is not written down, so archaeology becomes the principal way in which you can access it and gain insight into it,” he said. “Archaeology poses a high impact strategy for K–12 because you can bring together all sorts of activities, whether they be

Members of the dance troupe Yesteryears Dancers demonstrate Californio dances that would have been enjoyed at the Dominguez Rancho in the days of the Spanish dons.

measuring, writing and documenting [artifacts] visually.” Moore said the ongoing collaboration between CSU Dominguez Hills and DRAM has great benefits. “Our anthropology students have gained a great deal by being able Barbara Ashbrook from the National Endowment for the Humanities attended the workshops, including a talk by emeritus professor of history Judson Grenier on the role of the Dominguez family on the economics of the South Bay.

settlers and their efforts to convert the indigenous people to Catholicism through the missions echoed the accounts of European settlers and Indians in other parts of the country. “I have a much greater grasp on the ideals of colonialism, what drove nations to enslave the [American] to participate in the excavations that we’re doing here at the Rancho,” he said. “If you can give people something to do hands-on, it transforms the [educational] experience.” Richard Solis teaches history at Vincent Memorial Catholic High School in Calexico. He says his students will benefit greatly from his

attendance at the NEH workshops, especially as 95 percent of them are of Hispanic or Mexican origin. Solis said that one of the biggest eye-openers for him during the workshops was the prominent role of the Dominguez family in the establishment of Los Angeles and California. He said the story of the Spanish www . csudh . edu


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ancient and medieval history to sixth and seventh graders at Urbana Middle School in Ijamsville, Maryland, said that there is very little in her local curriculum on California history beyond the expeditions of John C. Fremont, the Catholic missions, and other European settlements. She said demographic trends on the East Coast require the curriculum to reflect the changing population. “Maryland has experienced a doubling of the Hispanic population in the last year, if not more,” she said. “All up the East Coast, there’s been a huge change ethnically.” 1 6

Bruesehoff said that it was exciting to host scholars from across the nation and to hear how they would present their knowledge to their students back home. “Some are comparing the Dominguez sisters to important people in their towns,” she said. “Two of the teachers are going to use the Dominguez family to talk about economics, and free trade. “It’s interesting to see teachers ‘get’ California history for the first time, and [learn] that it doesn’t just start in 1848 with the end of the Mexican-American War.” Barbara Ashbrook, assistant director of the Division of Education Programs for NEH, attended two days of the workshops. She said the CSU Dominguez Hills-DRAM partnership embodied the mission of the “Landmarks in History” project. “ ‘ Landmarks’ projects have a strong emphasis on ‘place’ as a multilayered historical, environmental, economic, and cultural phenomenon,” said Ashbrook. “The Dominguez Hills project made good on the promise to bring two centuries of California’s rich history—Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and American— to life through the lens of family history. The history of the Dominguez family, a source of fascination

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in its own right, opens up pathways into those larger narratives within the American story—patterns of colonial settlement in California; Westward expansion, with its implications for various groups of people; and early debates about issues such as slavery and immigration. “The Dominguez Adobe and other sites that the teachers experienced speak to the power of particularity in the study of history to reinforce and enrich broader narratives and ideas.” Grenier underscored the importance of recognizing the ways that all parts of the nation are linked through a history that is not linear, but interdependent. “To teach the history of colonial America or the Civil War totally apart from California history is to present a distorted picture of the past,” he said. “Similarly, the development of California should not be presented in isolation.” Bruesehoff said that the collaboration over the workshops between DRAM and CSU Dominguez Hills represents the value of both institutions as educational partners. “Doing the workshops jointly stresses the research elements that both institutions have,” she said. “There are primary sources at Cal State Dominguez Hills, and there are primary sources at the Rancho. By using them together, we can make a lot of connections.” n

Play It Safe

Digital Media Arts Seniors Collaborate in Real-world Experience to Produce Corporate Safety Video for Shell Pipeline Company

Recent graduates in the Digital Media Arts program got a glimpse of what it will be like in the real world of video production—pay check included— when Shell Pipeline Company, Carson Distribution Facility provided them the opportunity to produce a safety video during their senior year. The project grew out of Shell’s on-going commitment to education and the university. “This was a great opportunity to work with and support higher education in the Carson community,” said Alan Caldwell, Shell communications manager. “Safety is very important at Shell, and the opportunity to provide

students a glimpse into the possible projects and clients they will one day be involved with. “This was a good experience for our students because the class projects they usually work on are in the arts— music videos, dramas, documentaries, and television commercials—where they had full creative freedom,” said

“This was a great opportunity to work with and support higher education in the Carson community.” ­——Alan Caldwell, Director of Communications, Shell Pipeline Company real world experience for students was a positive for the students and for Shell.” The students had conceptualized and produced numerous videos for class projects during their years in the DMA program, so they were familiar with the process, said George Vinovich, DMA program chair. But unlike other class projects, the Shell video was more client-based, giving

Vinovich, who selected and supervised the students along with William Jenkins, DMA’s TV production manager. “This was a strict corporate video where they had to produce something to the client’s specification.” After meeting with Shell and being given a script, objectives for the project, and direction, Calvin Ko Ho, Alfredo Leal, Xavier Moreno, www . csudh . edu


Chris Nguyen and Jeff Yamahata, all DMA television arts majors, went to work. First, they developed a storyboard, depicting the shots needed. Then they did location scouting at Shell facilities and determined the logistics for the shoot.

After the footage was shot, they went into the post production phase to edit the footage, add voice-over narration, graphics, and audio—including music composed, arranged and orchestrated by DMA music technology major Devin Kelly and narration by Nathan Hammer, a DMA audio recording major. “The whole process took about six months,” Vinovich said. “I was really proud of the final video these students produced for Shell. They have all since graduated, and I know this will be a good addition to their portfolios as they go out in the world to start their careers in this highly competitive industry. I really try to tell these students that there’s a lot more work available to them in corporate video than in the more glamorous world of the entertainment industry. Producing clientbased projects is a viable skill that all of our TV majors should have.” n —Amy Bentley-Smith

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R o l l Philanthropist $500,000—$999,999 The Molina Foundation Picture Art Foundation

Benefactor $100,000—$499,999

Your Generosity Transforms Lives

Estate of Harlan Hahn Hewlett-Packard Company Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

Dear Friends,

Georgia and Nolan Payton Foundation Hispanic Scholarship Fund Los Angeles Galaxy Maureen P. McCarthey ’96 The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

Patron $50,000—$99,999

It is with pleasure that we present our second Annual Donor Honor Roll for California State University, Dominguez Hills. In this Honor Roll, we recognize the support given between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. We thank each of you for the great support you have given us this past year. More than $3.2 million in cash and in-kind commitments were made to CSU Dominguez Hills, a 19% increase over last year; and over 1,000 gifts came in from alumni—more than at any point in the university’s history. The strength of gift support shows that this university is maturing and gaining your confidence and willingness to invest in its future. Your support is essential, especially during tough economic times, and helps to ensure that present and future generations of CSU Dominguez Hills students are provided the programs and resources they need to succeed, both in the classroom and in life. Through your investment, we are able to dramatically impact the lives of our students. On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, we publicly thank all who have given to CSU Dominguez Hills during the year covered by this report. Our students are being provided a transformative education and opportunities because of your generosity. Sincerely,

Greg Saks Vice President for University Advancement NOTE: Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this Honor Roll. Please contact the Office of Development at (310) 243-2182 if you have any questions or to report an error.

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Associate $10,000—$24,999 Libby ◆ and Shelly Bergen ’74 The Carson Companies Chevron Products Company Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Chivas USA Soccer, LLC The CLASS Foundation D’Andrea Graphic Corporation Hand Therapy Society of Greater Los Angeles Gilah Yelin Hirsch ◆ Huntington Memorial Hospital Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc. Carolyn L. Loether Northrop Grumman—Ground Combat Systems Northrop Grumman Information Systems Nels Dennis Pearson ’08 Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation Saint John’s Health Center-Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System Schools Federal Credit Union Specialty Laboratories, Inc. The Home Depot Center Watson Land Company

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Friend $500—$999 Academic Basketball Association All Green Electronics Recycling Anonymous Arnetha and Frederick Ball Sharon and William ◆ Blischke The Boeing Company Geraldine Bonner ’97 Susan E. Borrego ◆ Dennis G. Butler California Faculty Association California Unified Taekwondo Association California United Bank Juanita and Clifford l Cannon Cars 4 Causes CFA Dominguez Hills Chapter Martín Donaciano Chavez ’82, ’85 City National Security Services, Inc. Lenora ◆ and Roger Cook Michael Thomas Coover ’88 Creative Recreation Daniel A. Cutrone ◆ Peter M. Detwiler Downey, Smith & Fier LLC Dynamic Orthotics and Prosthetics Edison International Matching Gift Program Norman L. Epstein Jorge Escamilla ◆ Estancia La Jolla Hotel Merry R. Eyman Janet J. Favreau Galaxy West—Carson Crest Homeowners Association Patrick J. Guillen ◆ Gregory Haeseler/Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Douglas Heiner Hemet Prosthetic & Orthotic Group, Inc. Eve Martin Hemmans ’89 Herk Edwards, Inc. Alice Holzman Geraldine ’71 and Charles Howey Josephine A. Jackson David J. Karber l ◆ Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation L. A. Arena Company, LLC Michael Li ’02 ◆

Limb Craft, Incorporated Lippe, Hellie, Hoffer & Allison, LLP Los Angeles College Faculty Guild, Local 1521 American Fed. of Teachers Scott Stuart MacDonald l Cayleen and Mitchell ◆ Maki Richard Malamud ◆ Jonathan P. Marmor ’79 Roberto Marquez Delitha Marshall Montana State University Chiharu Mukaihata Dennis Y. Nakatani Jack P. Newburn ’82 Larry Ortiz ◆ Outside the Classroom Sharon Raphael Ph.D. ◆ Rick Goacher Planning, Inc. Roll Giving and Paramount Community Giving Alan Lincoln Ryave l ◆ Sandy P. Schneeberger Patricia Shelton ’76 ◆ Myron Sheu ◆ Southwest Airlines ST&G USA Corporation Melissa St. James ◆ Frank A. Stricker ◆ Paul M. Sumida Teledyne Controls Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Larry Twill Frederick Ung ’77 Diane Valine Marcus K. Vincent l ◆ Shartreeva Zsachelle Watson ’93 Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites Kimberly and Cedric Williams l Jacquelyn ’84, ’94 and Leonard Williams Mary Louise Williams Shari and Bart ’89 ◆ Yamachika Mark Yanai Garrett Yanai Vincent H. Zimmerer Chiraz Zouaoui ’05

Supporter $250—$ 499 Acento Advertising, Incorporated ADECCO Advantage Rehab Services, Inc. The Aerospace Corporation Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort American Chemical Society Angeles National Golf Club Anonymous Jesse R. Aranda Bel Air Investment Advisors, LLC Delores Benjamin ◆ The Boeing Gift Matching Program BP Fabric of America C. Kaye Bragg ◆ Linda ’88 ◆ and Joseph Brown Ann Camp ◆ Carson Chamber of Commerce Casa Colina, Inc. City of Carson City of Hope Classic Tents Cleveland Golf Lynne H. Cook ’00 ◆ Core Institute Covenant Care CSU Fresno Foundation CSUDH Pi Alpha Alpha Linda S. Dingman ◆ C. Mary Dingus Ph.D. DLW Community Chorale Frank Dolce l EHC Management, LLC Adam B. Ellick Linda J. Ellis Ensign Facility Services, Inc. Fanny Lou Hamer Queen Mothers Society Joann C. Fenton ◆ Debra D. Flaherty

Barbara Ann Frederick ’03 Hon. Warren Furutani Ricky H. Fukai Samuel Fung Ray V. Galindo Eunice Ann Gearhart ’09 GGNSC Administrative Services, LLC James O. Gierlich Elizabeth Gonzalez Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board Guy Fox & Associates, Inc. Donald T. Hata, Jr. ◆ Health Communications, Inc. Herman Miller Workplace Resource Wanda Sunami Higaki ’96, ’00 Patricia Ann Hinchberger Ed.D., MSN, CNS, RN ’00 ◆ Marcia Ann Huskey ’86 The Inn at Deep Canyon Interface Rehab, Inc. International Research and Exchanges Board, Inc. J & L Press, Incorporated Cheryl A. Jackson-Harris ’82 ◆ Barbara Clary James ’97, ’99 Jay L. Jefferson l Walter Carl Jones ’95 Eric David Kaplan ’87 Kaweah Delta Health Care District Mary and Roger Kehew Keiei Senryaku Corporation Kellogg Garden Products Inc. Kim Tours Sports, Inc. Ruth Kimbrough Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc. Genevieve and Ernest Klinger KP Financial Services Operations Julia Heinen and Richard Kravchak ◆ Gary M. Kuwahara ’83, ’83 ◆ Sam Lagana LAUSD-HR-SP ED Cert Emp Op and HR Cert Recruit & Selection Law Office of Garrick S. Lew Alicia L. Lee ’71 Donis L. Leonard ◆ Loma Linda University Health Services Los Angeles County Federation of Labor—AFL-CIO Los Angeles Sparks Maier Family Mark E. McGann Corporation Clarence A. Martin ◆ Rene Martinez Joe J. Medina ◆ Philip Minami Anita Mister J. Miyashiro Joe Montenegro Jolene ’85 and Wayne Moomey Mu Phi Epsilon Palos Verdes Alumni Chapter Richard N. Myers Kimberly Nahm Lenore ’81 and Michael Neidorf Newport Language Speech and Audiology Center, Inc. Nexo Insurance Services Nanci E. Nishimura Northrop Grumman Foundation Nova Ortho-Med, Inc. Orange County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Henry Y. Ota Pasadena Playhouse Pediatric Therapy Network Property Management Associates Yolanda Casillas Quezada Rehab Specialists California, LLC RehabCare Group, Inc. Rockstar Recruiting, LLC Hamoud Salhi ◆ Deann ◆ and James Schlobohm George Schmeltzer Vicki D. Sekiguchi ’73

Steven Robert Silbiger ’88, ’94 Janet C. Smith ’90 Michael P. Smith ◆ St. Joseph Hospital Paul M. Stanek State Farm Insurance State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Sun Healthcare Group Hon. Ted Lieu Terranea Resort Edie Thompson Human Resources Advisory Board Total Education Solutions Union Bank of California United Steel Workers Local 675, AFL-CIO United Way Inc. of Greater Los Angeles University Bookstore University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Joyce Marie Wagner ’91 Erna ’79, ’81 and Warren Wells Wells Fargo Bank Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program Westin Hotel Edward J. Whetmore ◆ Daniel Williams Lorraine Wilson Avater Jane Winborne ’04 Corey James Woinarowicz l Diana Wolff l ◆ Thomas E. Wood ◆ Juanita L. Wright ’95 Xi Theta-STTI

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Anthony Grosso Roxanna Angela Guardado ’07 Geoff Guerrero ’77, ’95 Arcelia S. Guevara ’78 Irene Gumasing Bonnie ’83 and Howard Gunderson Kimberly Gutierrez Silvia Anne Gutierrez ’81 ◆ Lawanda Dshea Gutierrez ’00 ◆ Luis Enrique Guzman ’02 Patricia Louise Haderer ’94 Eloise A Haldeman Deborah L. Haley Sky I. Hall ’96 Roberta and William Hall Rochelle C. Hamilton ’97 Wesley Y. Harada ’78 Judith Gale Hardaker ’71 Delores J. Hardison ’81 Robert T. Hargrave ’88 Joanie A. Harmon ’03 ◆ Monika A. Harmon ’77 Elizabeth and Kenneth Harper Mieko Charlene Harrington ’93, ’06 Helen ’01 and Henry Harris Calvin Harrison ’86 Patricia E. Hauck ’07 Anna Louise Hawley ’79 Rodrick Hay ◆ Yashiko Hayashi Beverley Kohler Hayhurst Thomas Emmett Heaton ’77 Alexis and Anthony ’80 Heaverlo Judith Brooks Heck ’83 Carmen and Robert ’86 Hedges Gayle A. Heifetz ’04 ◆ Diane Hembacher ◆ Hugo Henderson ’10 Carole Christine Hendricks ’99 Larry Henning Juana Lavetta Henry-Turner ’80, ’90 ◆ Diane M. Henschel and John W. Roberts Kevin T. Herbinson ’83 Peter Charles Herbrick ’89 Kathleen M. Herman ’90 Victor Hernandez l Eduardo Lopez Hernandez ’91 Hilda Hernandez ’06 ’09 Felicia V Hernandez ◆ Amie Herrera Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Claire S. Hess ’08 Alma Delores Hicks ’94 Cedric L. Hicks ’99 Hidden Valley Golf Club Patricia J. Hiebert ’76 Richard C. Hildebrand ’82 James Clifford Hinkle ’91 Glenn Kazuo Hiramatsu ’77 May Hirose Allen M. Hochstein Mark Harold Hoglund ’09 Roanne M. Holliman ’75 Elaine Hom ’93 Carol Hooks ’08 Judith and Joseph ’76 Hopkins Malaika W. Horne ’99, ’07 ◆ Iris E. Hosea ’07 Tom Hoshiyama Jr. Fumiko Hosokawa ’84 ◆ Maryam C. Hosseini Carole Sue Hovda ’93 Mary Lynn and William ’73 Howard Brian Hoxeng Thanh Huu Hua Joyce Hudgies David L. Hughes ’07 Eunice ’85 and David Hughes Matthew Huisman ’08 Carl E. Hult Mary Irene Hults ’04 Jean P. Humanic George Arthur Hunt ’74 Hal Emerson Hunt ’73, ’85 Cheryl and Joseph ’85 Hunt

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Andrew Sangster Jr. ’76 Walter Santizo ’99, ’01 Sandra and Steven ’82 Sarandis Yoshiko Alice Sasahara ’91 Herbert Y. Sato ’83 Adriana Saucedo ’08 Agueda Cristina Saunders ’08 Elaine M. Sawitskas ’88 Deborah J. Scaife ’94 Carrie Lynn Schat ’01 Susan ’94, ’96 and Theodore Schirmer Susan Schlichting ’95 Amy Louise Schwarz ’00 Sharon Scott ’99, ’01 Beverly J. Scott ’78, ’90 Carolyn S. Scott ’89 Timothy Woods Scott ’84 Brenda Raye Scott-Manzur ’92, ’02 Ahmed Seedat ’05 Sara E. Seehusen ’07 David Seetao ’02 Camilo Segura ’83 Mark Seigle ◆ Jamie Dawn Sellers ’09 Sidney Semon Victor L. Setterholm ’73 Mary Elaine Sevilla ’97 Tayyeb Shabbir ◆ Mary ’81 and Alan Shadbourne Judith C. Shaffer ’77 Asilah Shakoor ’95 Carole A. Shea ◆ John A. Shearer ’85 Sandi Sheffey Bethany D. Sherman Karen and Anthony ’02 Sherrod Naomi and Les Shibata Darlene Doris Shima ’95 Amy S. Shimizu Helen F. Shishino Sheila Avon Shivers ’82 Roberta Lynne Silverman ’89, ’91 ◆ Susan Lee Silverstein ’90 Joel C. Simon Donald Vance Sims ’75 Reena K. Singh Jerry D. Sinner Linda Ellen Siquig ’94 Debbie Siriwardene ’06 Six Flags Magic Mountain Matt W. Skeahan ’06 Karlton D. Skindrud ◆ Delores R. Skjervem ’76 Mary Louise Slagter ’77 Olga Slavich, MFT ’83 Lydia L. Slizza ’92 Ahna G. Small Nadine J. Smet-Weiss ’02 Barbara Smith Katherine Smith ’02, ’04 Alicia J. Smith ’03 Virginia ’79 and Winston Smith Lyle E. Smith ◆ Marion D. Smith ’96 ◆ Kristina and Jeffrey ’86 Smith Smith Barney Financial Institute Bruce Alan Snider ’95 Arline Marie Soards ’78 Jody ’99 and Steven Solinski Sandra Solis ’98, ’00 Didi David Somali ’84 Gary A. Sonkur ’05 Bernadine Sonnier ’88 John Sorich Lydia Sosa ’02 Shanaita A. Spain-Calvert Melvin E. Spears ’93, ’01 Special Service For Groups Speed Zone Nish M. Spencer ’02 Maxine ’84 and Karl Spingarn Spirit Cruises Sandra Darlene Sproat ’93 George C. Stablein Viola Clark Stallworth ’95 Dennie S. Stansell ’79 ◆ Faculty/Staff l Credential/Certificate Alumni n Deceased

Jennifer L. Steffen ’88 Joan M. Steiner-Adler Ed.D. ’81 Carol ’88 and Robert Steinhauer Beverly J. Stelly ’95, ’98 Patricia A. Stenehjem ’72 James C. Stetson ’06 Ethel Stevenson ’78 Frankie M. Stewart-Weems ’83 Keisha K. Stiger ’09 Keith Robert Stilson ’75 Lincoln Stone ’10 Ray Gene Stovall ’81 Georgia Stuart ’97 Studio Elrey, Incorporated Gloria Jane Stuntebeck ’79 Boris T. Subbotin James Edward Sudalnik ◆ Sharon K. Sugano ’04 Toni M. Sullivan Julie Sumida Victor Sun ’81 Sure Grip International Carolyn Teresa Sylvia ’80 Dava Szuch Kathleen T. Taira ’74 ◆ Tomoye Takahashi Dana Takeuchi Barbara Takumi Karin Miyeko Takusagawa ’81 Laura Talamante ◆ Mary Ann Talbert ’76 Crystal Lee Tall-Scott ’98 Diane Tanaka Grace Mutsuko Tanaka ’88 Kyle Tatsumoto Katherine and Michael ’93 Taylor Archie P. Taylor ’79 Dion R. Taylor-Brewer ’04 Elizabeth Tayne ’10 Rickey Teems II ’05, ’07 Elvira M. Teller Ph.D. ◆ Alma and Jose ’04 Tellez Temecula Creek Inn Resort Peter Kent Temple ’94 Karen Michele Terry-Johnson ’85 Azeb T. Teshome ’09 Betty J. Tester ’86 Charles E. Thomas ◆ Marsha Ann Thomas ’70 Jimmie L. Thompson ’92, ’94 Lessie M. Thompson Russell L. Thompson ’82 Sherril Jean Thompson ’00 Lynette D. Thompson ’00 Amber Marie Thurman Angela R. Tilley ’10 Claudine Timsit ’08 Jennifer Ann Tisdale ’09 Dixie Tobey Angela and Thomas Togia Basil J. Tokar ’81 Jon Masaru Tokeshi ’96 Kip Tokuda Grant T. Tomioka Akiko Tomiyama Tommy’s World Famous Hamburgers Ann ’82 and Clinton Tompkins Pamela Torgerson Thomas Townsend Donna Toy-Chen ’79, ’81 and Peter Chen Pedro V. Travieso ’00 Denise Tribble ’88, ’95 Robert D. Tribble ’84 Christopher Michael Trigueros ’09 Debra Trinidade ’07 Lynette Truesdale ’09 Thao Truong ’09 Minako and Christie ’70 Tsuji Carole Tsujimura Carol ◆ and Randahl ◆ Tubbs Carlton Eugene Tucker ’10 Kathryn and Marco ◆ Turk Dana F. Turner ’10 Harry G. Turner ’78 Jeffery Patrick Tuttle ’98 Charles Tyszkiewicz

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F a c u lt y F o c u s and Nancy Cheever, iDisorder: How the

2011 Faculty Awards

Internet is Making You Crazy and How You Can Stop It, due out in 2012.

Faculty Honored at Annual Awards Reception for Achievement and Service to CSU Dominguez Hills CSU Dominguez Hills faculty

In addition, the Shell gift funds

members were honored at the 2011

the President’s Scholarship reception,

Annual Faculty Awards Reception

the College of Natural and Behav-

on March 17 in the Library South

ioral Sciences Speaker Series, and

wing. Among those honored for their

the School of Education Credential

years of service were the five winners

Recognition event.

of the awards given each year for achievement and service. Cathy Jacobs, interdisciplinary studies and biology, earned the Excellence in Service Award. Two awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity were bestowed, to Janine Gasco, anthropology, and Terrence McGlynn, biology. Emily Magruder, humanities, was named winner of the Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher Award, and

L. Mark Carrier Despite a research specialty that looks at the difficulties of multitasking, L. Mark Carrier’s success in juggling classroom teaching, research, publishing, and his duties as chair of the psychology department has paid off—he was named the recipient of the 2011 Presidential Outstanding Professor Award. “I don’t consider myself amazing

Janine Gasco One of two recipients of the Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award for 2011, Janine Gasco has a hands-on philosophy when it comes to students learning about other cultures. “You can read all you want, or watch films about how other people’s lives are, but until you experience it one-on-one… visit their homes, and see day-to-day activities, it’s a completely different level of understanding what another culture is like,” says the professor of anthropology. Gasco’s research focuses on indigenous agricultural practices in rural Mexico and she regularly includes students on her research trips, including a 2010 summer trip to study cacao farming practices in Chiapas.

L. Mark Carrier, psychology, received

in any way, but I’ve made a conscious

the Presidential Outstanding Professor

effort [to do] well in my areas of


assignment,” he says. “I feel like I’m

articles, book chapters and books

always changing and always chal-

on Mesoamerican history, culture

lenging myself.”

and agriculture, her latest book,

President Mildred García recognized the evening’s five main honorees as well as 59 members of the faculty

A member of the psychology

The author of numerous

Prehistoric Settlement on the South Pacific

who were celebrating a collective 835

faculty since 1998, the associate

Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, is due out

years of teaching and service at CSU

professor is currently serving for the

this year. She began teaching at CSU

Dominguez Hills.

third time as department chair. Carrier

Dominguez Hills in 1993.

García also thanked Shell Pipeline

is the author of numerous articles

for its gift of $25,000 in support of

in the fields of human memory,

university events such as the Faculty

applied cognitive psychology, and

Awards Program, which allowed the

the psychology of technology, and is

university to double the honorarium

currently working on a co-authored

given to each of the five awardees.

book with colleagues Larry Rosen

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Cathy Jacobs The recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Service Award for the second time (the first was 2007), Cathy Jacobs says teaching interdisciplinary studies

(L-R) Terry McGlynn, Emily McGruder, Shell Pipeline Company Director of Communications Alan Caldwell, Cathy Jacobs, Janine Gasco, and L. Mark Carrier were honored at the 2011 Faculty Awards Reception.

Negro Women,” to a forthcoming MLA text, Approaches to Teaching Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.

Terry McGlynn

comes naturally to her because she has always been a big-picture person. “Interdisciplinary studies shows the interconnections between the things that students are interested in,” says the biologist and ornithologist who came to CSU Dominguez Hills in 1998. “One of my favorite classes to teach is one on epidemics, where

Emily Magruder Emily Magruder, the 2011 winner of the Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher Award, says what she enjoys most about teaching in the humanities program is that she is not confined to one area of expertise. After all, it’s something that has served her well—both during and

I talk about not only the biology of

after college, she gained a diversity

epidemics but their social impact,

of experience, from teaching English

works of art and literature that have

at grade schools in Kenya and a

come out of [them], and their effect

refugee camp in Thailand to working

on history.”

as a tenant organizer in a New York

Among her numerous contributions beyond teaching, Jacobs

City public housing complex. “If I were to create a narrative

Through his work with ant societies in the rainforest, associate professor of biology Terry McGlynn has been able to show students the benefits of altruism within a species. “In social insect colonies where everyone is at some level related… when everyone joins together to perform altruism… individual benefits are greater than if they didn’t,” says McGlynn, who received one of two Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards for 2011. Soon after arriving on campus in 2007, McGlynn began inviting students to take part in his Tropical Ecology Mentorship Program of Southern California at the La Selva Biological Station in northeastern Costa Rica. The program has given

is currently leading a committee

that pulls all of my work experience

focused on learning outcomes

prior to graduate school together, the

acquiring research and fieldwork

assessments, both for the use of

common theme would be teaching,”


departments across the campus

Magruder says.

undergraduates a head start in

McGlynn is currently president

and in anticipation of an upcoming

A member of the Modern

interim accreditation report to the

Language Association (MLA), she is

International Union for the Study of

Western Association of Schools and

contributing a chapter, “Nella Larsen’s

Social Insects and serves on the edito-

Colleges (WASC).

Quicksand and Portraits of New

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of the North American section of the

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F a c u lt y N e w s Desert Tortoise Species Named for Former CSUDH Biologist

Agassiz desert tortoise, found in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts

“We are very pleased to honor

of California, Arizona and Mexico,

his memory in this way,” said Kristin

has been treated as one species.

H. Berry, with the USGS Western

DNA evidence from a recent study

Ecological Research Center.

published in the journal ZooKeys, concludes the presence of a second, separate species. Morafka had participated in a

A new species of desert tortoise has been named for the late David J. Morafka, who taught in the biology department from 1972 to 2002. Since its discovery in 1861, the

name Morafka’s desert tortoise.

Natasa Christodoulidou,


professor of management and marketing, has been named to the

2002 study that speculated not all

Research Advisory Board of Hospi-

tortoises in the Southwest region

tality Technology, a leading magazine

were of the same species. For his

of technological advances in the

research on the Agassiz desert and

hospitality industry. She was also

bolson tortoises, and contributions

given an Emerald Literati Network

in desert biology, the study’s authors

2011 Award of Excellence for

named the new species in his honor:

“Outstanding Reviewer” by business

Gopherus morafkai, or the common

and management publisher Emerald.


College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences Professors Advance Their Research with Prestigious Government Grants Matt Mutchler,

associate professor of sociology and director of the Urban Community Research Center on campus, received a National Institutes of Health grant to conduct a five-year study on treatment advocacy and intervention for HIV-positive African Americans. In collaboration with Harvard colleagues, the RAND Corporation and AIDS Project Los Angeles, Mutchler will be working with African Americans living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County in the first focused study on the effects of culturally tailored HIV treatment education. Ashish Sinha,

assistant professor of geology, has received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study Indian summer monsoon precipitation variables over time. Part of an international effort to model historical and future global climate change, his research contributes to the understanding of the earth’s climate history. n

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F a c u lt y N e w s Pamela C. Krochalk, professor and

chair of health sciences, was awarded

New Books from Faculty

Master Certified Health Education Specialist status in recognition of advanced levels of practice in public health education. In addition, in March 2011, she presented her paper “Mental health status and unmet needs for services among older Chinese: a crosscultural pilot study of immigrants and non-immigrants from mainland China” at the Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences in Osaka, Japan. Marek A. Suchenek,

professor of

computer science, served as a visiting professor of the European Union Human Capital and Mobility Program at Warsaw School of Computer Science in May, during which time he delivered a series of lectures and

The third edition of Dare to Differentiate: Vocabulary Strategies for All Students (Guilford Press) by Danny Brassell, professor of teacher education, was published in November 2010. Additionally, Brassell’s newest book, Bringing Joy Back into the Classroom (Shell Education), was published in September 2011.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition (SAGE Publications), edited by C. Augustus “Gus” Martin, associate vice president for faculty affairs, was published in June 2011 and features current and relevant essays examining terrorism’s impact on economics, public health, religion and popular culture.

conducted research in theoretic and applied computer science. Tara L. Victor,

assistant professor

of psychology, recently obtained board certification in clinical neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, representing national recognition as an expert in her field. She was also a 2010 nominee for the National Academy of Neuropsychology Early Career Award. During the summer she traveled on location with the reality TV show “Survivor” as a consulting psychologist.


Scott Morris, lecturer and coordnator Nancy Erbe,

professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, has written Global Skills Inspiring and Transforming Diverging Worlds (Berkeley Public Policy Press), which was published in August 2011. www . csudh . edu


of guitar studies, authored Classical Guitar Complete: from Basics to Bach, a college-level guitar methods book now being used at Pomona College, USC, CSU Northridge, Berkelee College of Music and the Musician’s n Institute as well as CSUDH.

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Students Represent Campus Well at CSU Competition

David Marks, Bree Nguyen (right) and John Garcia (left) took top honors at the recent 25th Annual CSU Student Research Competition.

Three CSU Dominguez Hills students took top honors at the 25th Annual California State University Student Research Competition, which featured the best student academic projects from across the CSU system for 2010–11. John Garcia,

a junior majoring in

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paper he wrote under the mentorship of assistant professor of Chicana/o studies Marisela Chavez that looks at current trends in the Chicano movement and argues for the formation of a Chicana/o identity that goes beyond the Aztec ancestry. Marks presented “From the Will to Wessex to Arkham: Lovecraft’s Geophilosophical Debt to Hardy,” which explores the connections between the fictional worlds of Thomas Hardy and H.P. Lovecraft using German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer’s concept of will. Junior business major Bree Nguyen was the lone undergraduate student competing in the Business, Economics and Public Administration category, and won second place for her paper, “Venture Capital Growth in Southern California: The New ‘Silicon Valley?’” In it she examines the rapid growth of the region’s venture capital industry over the past 10 years, including an analysis of economic factors that have contributed to that growth. All three students said they were happy to have brought home wins on behalf of the university. “I left the competition feeling inspired and even more enthusiastic, not only about my research, but also to keep moving upward in my education,” Nguyen said. “To win recogni-

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tion among the many great students there was an honor.” Fourteen students from CSU Dominguez Hills presented at the 2011 CSU Student Research Competition and were among 225 students from 21 of the 23 CSU campuses to have presented before juries of experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California.

President Honors Student Leadership and Service High-achieving students and student organizations that have enhanced the lives of both the campus and local community were honored at the inaugural President’s Student Leadership and Service Awards banquet this past spring. “By becoming involved in leadership and service at CSU Dominguez Hills you are taking advantage of the opportunity to have the most well-rounded educational experience possible,” President Mildred García said in her address at the banquet. Four students received the Outstanding Student Award: Mauricio Amaral, a senior majoring in English and communications, was honored for his service as fundraising chair and secretary of Circle K and president of Sigma Lambda Beta International fraternity. He has also helped organize numerous events on campus. Ashley Ann Clark, a December

2010 graduate of Liberal studies and currently enrolled in the credential program, was honored for her roles as president of the student-athletic advisory committee, as a presidential scholar with a 3.8 GPA and as a star volleyball player; she is also active in campus service to the community. Jose Collarzo, who graduated in May with his master’s in sociology, was honored for his service as president of the sociology club and student chair of CSU Dominguez Hills Student Research Day, as well

as his academic achievements that include a 4.0 GPA, presentations at noteworthy conferences, and an invitation to the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society regional sociology conference. Manuel Diaz, a kinesiology major, was recognized for his active role in the Teach One Reach One (T.O.R.O) Network through the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) on campus. He is also president of the student organization Raza Unida and was crowned Mr.

CSUDH at Homecoming 2010. Students receiving a Presidential Award for Personal Perseverance included the following: Chiana Ghant

graduated in May

with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Despite juggling the daily financial pressures of raising two children while going to school, Ghant also took time to be involved in extracurricular campus activities. Mary Claire Lanski

graduated in

May with a degree in nursing. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree, Lanski worked full-time as a nurse

I Know What You Did This Summer Jorge Morales, Gloria Talbot, Phillipa Clarke, Todd Ireland,

and Chinedum Ezenwa, students in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, were among a select nationwide pool invited to participate in the 2011 Jorge Morales in front of the Emerging Minority Business nation’s capitol. Leaders Summer Institute, which took place in June. The Institute provides opportunities for future leaders to learn about entrepreneurship in the area of technology management. During the intensive two weeks at West Liberty University in West Virginia, the students worked in a team with other institute scholars to research and develop a business concept, and write a business launch plan. Joshua Duncker and Jessica Gonzalez spent the summer working for the Veterans Health Administration as federal interns through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program, a prestigious paid internship program that gives students across the nation the opportunity to work in government agencies and corporations. Only 300 students were accepted for summer 2011. Joshua worked at the VA office in Tomah, Wisc., and Jessica was in Chicago. n

and cared for her ailing mother and father while dealing with the death of her sister. Todd Matsubara


his bachelor’s degree in business administration in May. After several attempts, Matsubara had returned to complete his degree at CSU Dominguez Hills after a 15-year hiatus. In addition to awards for individuals, several student organizations were honored, including Espiritu de Nuestro Futuro and Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity with the Outstanding Student Organization Award; Pan African Union for Outstanding Program in producing its annual Fashion Show that connects students with the local business community; and the Organization of Africana Studies and the Anthropology Club with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

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To r o Ath l e ti c s Four Toros Drafted to Major League Baseball For the first time in program history, the CSU Dominguez Hills men’s baseball team had four Toros drafted in the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. The first three selections came in the 32nd round within eight Senior Nancy Blake anchored the fastest 4x400 relay team in the NCAA Division II track and field national championship.

4x400 Relay Team Crowned National Champions The CSU Dominguez Hills women’s 4x400 relay team captured the program’s first-ever NCAA Division II track and field national championship in dominating fashion in May, after anchor Nancy Blake pulled away down the final stretch to cement their place in history. Blake, along with Breionna Jackson, Dora Baldwin, and Chanel Parker saved their best effort for when it counted most. Prior to the race, five-time defending 4x400 meter relay national champion Lincoln University lined up with others in the blocks looking to upset the top-seeded Toros. The race began well as sophomore Jackson made up an early stagger and handed off to Baldwin in third place. When the teams meshed together on the backstretch, CSU Dominguez Hills trailed only Lincoln and was neck-and-neck with St. 3 0

Augustine’s coming into the final 100 meter of the second leg. That’s when junior Baldwin did what she always seems to do, erasing Lincoln’s threestride lead and handing the baton to senior Parker in front. Parker held the lead until the final 50 meters when Lincoln took a one-step lead heading into the final leg. With 400 meters left, senior Blake blitzed Lincoln’s anchor leg and turned a one-step deficit into a decisive lead within the first 100 meters. From there, Blake crossed the finish line three seconds ahead of her nearest competitor to bring the Toros their first national track and field championship. Their time of 3:39.87 shattered the school record and made this team of four All-Americans the holder of three of the top four times in CSU Dominguez Hills school history.

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picks of each other, and one pick in the 44th round. Four-year seniors Carlos Leyva and Kevin Pillar were the first two off the board followed by juniors Jonathan Keener and Josh Corrales. The New York Mets began CSUDH’s selections with their firstever selection of a Toro, grabbing second baseman Leyva and signing him as a shortstop. The Toronto Blue Jays grabbed their first-ever CSUDH selection in center fielder Pillar. For the second time in the last three years, the St. Louis Cardinals took a CSU Dominguez Hills Toro, tabbing catcher Keener with their pick. Junior Corrales was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. This also marks the second straight time a CSUDH player has gone to the Mariners. The Toro quartet joins three former Toros in MLB organizations, with Cincinnati Reds farmhand Cody Puckett leading the way in AA while Dodgers minor leaguer Bret Montgomery and Red Sox player Matt Phillips look to continue up the ladder to the show.


message to Alumni

CSU Dominguez Hills Alumni Advisory Council Kathleen Alvarez (B.S. ’82, M.S. ’04) Cypress Community College (retired) Dr. Gayle Ball-Parker (B.A. ’78) CSU Dominguez Hills Betty Bell (B.S. ’94, M.A. ’04) Southern California Edison Delarie Brooks (B.A. ’82) Aflac Insurance Martin Chavez (B.S. ’82, M.P.A. ’85) Port of Los Angeles

Dear Toro Alumni, A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of hosting members of our Alumni Advisory Council at a special dinner to thank them for their service to the university. I am thrilled to take the opportunity to introduce you to this special group of alumni, listed at right. The council is very active and excited to produce programs that will strengthen alumni relationships with the university. The commitment and generosity of our alumni play a vital role in the growth and success of CSU Dominguez Hills and its many programs. Alumni participation and alumni giving to the university has reached an all-time high. This year, for the first time ever, we surpassed 1,000 alumni donors, we organized a night of bowling at Lucky Strike lanes for young alumni (and those who are young at heart!), and we had a record number of alumni return to campus to participate in the 2011 Commencement Alumni Processional. There are many wonderful opportunities for alumni to remain connected to their alma mater. Did you know that you can join the CSU Dominguez Hills Alumni Association as a lifetime member—for free? As a member, you will be able to take advantage of a wide variety of discounts and affinity programs. Each month we send out an e-newsletter, Alumni Link, to keep you informed of everything that is going on. If you are not on our mailing list, please visit or call (310) 243-2237 to update your alumni profile. We’ll keep you posted so you won’t miss a thing! Thank you for your continued Toro Spirit and Pride! I look forward to seeing you back on campus. Best wishes,

Porsche Gordon Director, Alumni Programs

Lynn Frangos (M.A. ’94) Marlborough School Barbara Gomez (B.A. ’05) CSI Support & Development Services Hugo Henderson III (B.S. ’10) Enterprise Cedric L. Hicks, Sr. (M.A. ’99) City of Carson, Iris Hosea (B.A. ’07) Southern California Edison Don Manning (B.S. ’08) Saks Fifth Avenue Ebony Martin (M.A. ’10) Raytheon Kara Martinez (B.S. ’07) City of Cerritos Ernestine Miller (M.S. ’02) Northrop Grumman Steve Silbiger (B.S. ’88, M.B.A ’94) Toyota José L. Solache (B.A. ’06) Lynwood Unified School District Beverly Stelly (B.A. ’95, M.A. ’98) Doubletree Hotel Archie Taylor (B.S. ’79) American Automobile Association Jimmie Thompson (B.A. ’92, M.A. ’94) California School Employees Association (retired) Chiraz Zouaoui (B.S. ’05) City National Security Services

Alumni Profiles

Joe Herrera: Alumnus Helps Plan New Vision for L.A. Workforce


rom his office on South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, Joe Herrera can see L.A. LIVE, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) sports and entertainment complex that includes the STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre. In addition to enjoying the incredible view, the director of human resources for L.A. LIVE also has a vision of the future for the economy of Los Angeles. Herrera (Class of ’99, B.A., labor relations), who was recently appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board, took time from his day to share with Dominguez Today his recollections of CSU Dominguez Hills, and to talk about how his education and his early work experience as a United Parcel Service (UPS) driver and shop steward prepared him to navigate four labor unions of 1,900 AEG employees. Recalling downtown L.A.’s transformation from ghost town to destination, he also discusses his hopes for the rejuvenation of the Southern California economy through what the city does best: providing opportunities for entertainment and tourism with 3 2

the expansion of the Los Angeles Convention Center and the construction of the Farmers Field football stadium to attract an NFL team back to Los Angeles as early as 2015.

DT: How did you choose CSU Dominguez Hills? JH: [My family is] from Gardena, and two of my five sisters attended there. They’re both teachers now. Cindy [Paieda (’90, B.A., scientific illustration; ’99, M.A., education)] is an elementary school teacher in San Pedro. Irene [Cevallos (’92, B.A., liberal studies)] is an elementary school teacher in Chula Vista. When I first graduated from high school, I wasn’t mentally prepared to go to college and went straight into the workforce. But when I saw Irene and Cindy graduate and how proud my parents were, that and one of my managers at UPS encouraged me to go back.

DT: What was your experience as a returning student in the workforce? JH: I worked full-time as a UPS driver and went to school at night. I ran all day to get to class on time. I got to class and studied after classes or got up early. At the time, I really didn’t feel that I was college material. But after taking a class [I was] more comfort-

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able. The university had a lot to do with it too. I went to school with a lot of folks who had full-time jobs and lives happening all around us. We got together for an hour or so every day and talked about work.

DT: Did you have any mentors at Dominguez Hills who influenced you? JH: Dr. Frank Stricker. He was very interesting, and a tough professor; you weren’t going to get an easy grade from him. But I learned so much from being in his classes, and his approach to learning and explaining things. I always think back when I’m giving [an employee training] class to the things he would say about learning, and I’ve [used] those things.

DT: Do you think the diversity of the campus community enhanced your learning experience? JH: I went to school with [students] from about 12 different countries. How often do you get to experience that? You learn about how things work in their cultures as opposed to American culture. It was a very enriching experience. [At AEG], we really want our workforce to reflect the [diversity of the] community. That gave me an appreciation for the value and beauty of different cultures that helps me in what I do now.

JH: The unique thing about my degree and going to school at Cal State Dominguez Hills was that it [was concurrent] with what was happening at work at the time. In 1997, I was at UPS as a driver and was involved in the strike and some union activities. That went along with what I was learning in the classroom as far as labor relations. Being on the union side, having the education, and having spent some time on the management side, I think I’ve got a better perspective when it comes to dealing with employer/labor issues now.

DT: What are some of the unique challenges facing the Los Angeles workforce?

projects like L.A. LIVE and poten-

work with, and with a greater need. A month and a half ago, we visited the White House and sat in on a meeting with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to discuss job creation in Los Angeles. It was an amazing opportunity to see how government works. There was a contingent of about 50 people advocating for education and jobs. I was in a room with [Senator] Barbara Boxer and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid, and a host of other senators.

tially Farmers Field will attract tourist dollars. We want L.A. to be a destination, for [visitors] to spend dollars that translate into jobs. We’re hoping that refurbishing the Convention Center will bring more [visitors]. We project attracting four or more larger conventions to Los Angeles. Right now, we’re in the second largest market, and we’re 15th when it comes to convention traffic. We want to move up to the top five, and this project will do that for us.

DT: How has AEG been a major part of the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles?

DT: What is your involvement on the Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board?

JH: Ironically, I used to deliver to

JH: It’s been a really great experience in terms of trying to make a difference with how L.A. puts people to work, what the city does in terms of training,

JH: There is no manufacturing here.

and how it allocates tax dollars

We’re transitioning to more of a service economy. We’re hoping that

productively and in a positive way. There is less and less now for us to Photo by Jennifer Zelaya

DT: How did your education prepare you for your careers, both at UPS and AEG?

this area way before the STAPLES Center was built. From what I remember, it was not a place you wanted to be in after dark. People would come downtown to work and just leave. Since STAPLES Center opened, and later on L.A. LIVE, people are staying after work and housing is being built. It’s been reenergized and revitalized. If someone would have told me 10 or 15 years ago that people would want to come down here to see a basketball game or eat at a restaurant, I would have thought they were crazy. But the concept works. Now we’re just expanding on that, to create more jobs and more opportunities. n —Joanie Harmon

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Alumni Profiles

Jerome Horton: State Board of Equalization Chair Gives Back


hen Jerome Horton, chair of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), was an undergraduate at California State University, Dominguez Hills, he and other enterprising students were involved in the “Associated Bachelors,” an entrepreneurial group that promoted concerts in small venues, and used the proceeds to partially fund their education. The performers who were booked were usually the lesser-known opening act of a big-name musician appearing in the Los Angeles area. Many of these up-and-coming artists went on to make even bigger names for themselves, including George Benson and Smokey Robinson. “We got to a point where we were generating $70,000 to $80,000 a year,” says Horton (Class of ’79, B.S., business administration/ accounting), who established the enterprise while still a student at El Camino College (ECC). “A well-known artist would be at the Forum… and we would promote their opening act at a different venue. They were in town anyway, so we didn’t have to pay for them to fly here, and could get them less expen-

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sively to perform at a smaller venue. “All of the business strategies we were learning in school applied to those ventures, which is what I encourage now.” Horton, a former California Assemblyman, actively supports the aspirations of the next generation of entrepreneurs and policy makers with the current incarnation of the BOE’s internship program, which gives student interns valuable business and financial experience. Having served as an intern himself with BOE while attending ECC, he says that the experience inspired and encouraged him in his studies and goals. “The BOE interfaces with every business in the state and is the largest tax administration agency in the nation,” says Horton. “[Our internship program] introduces the student to major accounting and law firms and businesses throughout the state of California. “An internship with the BOE certainly serves [students] well on their resume. At the same time, it is a huge benefit to the state of California to train and prepare college students at the internship level so that by the time they graduate, they can hit the ground running.” Horton launched a new program this year that ran from April to June, with a pilot cohort of 24 interns from CSU Dominguez Hills, who

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were recruited with the assistance of the university’s Career Center. Interns reported to one of BOE’s four field offices within the Fourth District of the Los Angeles region, which includes Norwalk, Van Nuys, West Covina, and Culver City. The interns gained experience in registering businesses with BOE, monitoring compliance activity, and assisting in the collection of business taxes. As a result of the internship, 16 CSU Dominguez Hills students have been hired as full-time employees by BOE, four of whom have been hired on a permanent basis. Horton will expand the program this fall to include students from other California universities. “Dominguez Hills is my alma mater and the curriculum there is perfect for individuals going into finance and accounting,” Horton says of why he chose CSU Dominguez Hills as the pilot campus for the internship. “The talent pool was exceptionally high and I wanted the best and brightest to ensure that the program was successful.” Horton, who has 22 years of prior experience on the BOE, is the first African American to serve on the board and the third African American constitutional officer of the state of California. He was a member of the Inglewood City Council, and served as

Jerome Horton (Class of ’79, B.S., business administration/ accounting) is the chair of the California State Board of Equalization.

tion and juvenile crime. Among his projects were the California Gang Reduction, Intervention, & Prevention (CalGRIP), which provides education and professional training to at-risk and high-risk youth through the Governor’s Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy, and yearround youth programs through the Workforce Investment Act, which provides education and job training for low-income youth. Horton says that empowering the underserved has been a major

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focus of his career, largely inspired

a state assemblyman from 1996 to 2006. Following that, he established Strategic Advocates, a political public policy advocacy firm, which he operated until his appointment by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Board of Equalization in 2009. Horton actively encourages the growth of partnerships between the state and its universities as part of the efforts to rebuild California’s economy. “What I envision are partnerships [between] universities and major corporations—including state government—to develop the workforce for California based on the needs of the business community,

by the example of his late mother, Percy L. Horton, who was a champion of civil rights. Her efforts included opposing the seizing of private homes through eminent domain for the development of the

so that the students have a greater opportunity for employment while in college and after college,” he says. “The BOE is responsible for generating $48 billion for the state of California, so anything we can do to improve our efficiency improves revenue for the state. Partnership with our local universities is an efficient way to identify future executives.” As a former member of the California Workforce Investment Board, Horton worked collaboratively to develop workforce training and career advancement for Californians. He also played a key role in establishing initiatives to serve at-risk youth and to reduce gang participawww . csudh . edu


Centinela Hospital Medical Center. She was also active in the NAACP. “My mother had the greatest influence over me,” Horton says. “She was a civil rights activist and a mother who loved and cared for her children. She encouraged us to be good people and do the right thing. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t be here today. “It’s important that you care about other people… to be driven by your concern and compassion for others. If you can figure out a way to help someone else, you will help yourself in the process.”


—Joanie Harmon

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Class Notes 1970s

has been appointed city manager of Lawndale.

appointed associate director of the Associated Students, Inc. at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Michael Rouse (M.B.A. ’83),

Sharon Ward (B.A. ’98) was appointed

Stephen Mandoki (B.A. ’82; M.S. ’84)

William R. Roberts (B.S. ’73)


elected as a delegate to the California Democratic Party State Central Committee for a two-year term representing the 51st Assembly District. Dr. Rose Marie Joyce (M.A. ’75)


appointed interim president of West Los Angeles College by the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles College District.

vice president of philanthropy and community affairs at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., has been named to the board of directors of the California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation.

director of public and media relations for Pelican Products, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and watertight protective cases.


Bill Bowen (M.A. ’03) was named chief

has been appointed interim superintendent and president of College of the Sequoias, where he had been serving as the college’s dean of business and social science divisions.

Brent Calvin (M.B.A. ’90)

Dr. John Tracy (B.A. ’76)

served as

keynote speaker during the California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Commencement 2011 for the College of Professional Studies ceremony and received an honorary Doctor of Science from the CSU and CSUDH at the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences/College of Extended and International Education ceremony. He currently is chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering, operations and technology at The Boeing Company.

Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Tyrone Davis (B.S. ’91) received a Letter of Special Commendation at the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation’s 2011 Awards Luncheon for his brave actions in the quick removal of a woman and her baby from a car accident he witnessed while off-duty. was appointed to the executive board of directors of EmpowHer Institute, a nonprofit that supports girls and women in low-income areas of Los Angeles. Huckaby is director of customer service, financial management and administrative services for Southern California Edison.

Georgette Huckaby (B.S. ’95)

1980s The Honorable Scott M. Gordon (B.S. ’80)

served as keynote speaker

during the California State University, Dominguez Hills Commencement 2011 for the College of Arts and Humanities ceremony. He currently is a judge with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. 3 6

Rasheedah Shakoor (B.S. ’96)

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2000s of police for Galt, Calif. He previously had been chief of police for the nearby town of Rio Vista for six years. is assistant vice president of Sterne Agee’s Municipal Finance Group, following seven years in the Department of Financial Management with the City of Long Beach. Arturo Aguayo (B.S. ’05)

was named Deputy of the Year by the Lake Forest City Council for her achievements, productivity and professionalism in fighting crime in Lake Forest as a member of the Orange County Sheriff ’s Department.

Christine Chang (M.A. ’05)

Carole Smith Davies (M.P.A. ’05)

was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Fundraising by the Association of Fundraising Professionals California Valley Chapter. was elected in November 2010 and

Kevin P. Lembo (M.P.A. ’05)

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sworn into office in January 2011 as the state comptroller for the State of Connecticut. Steven Golightly (M.P.A. ’07), director

of the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department, was re-appointed to the West Hollywood Public Facilities Commission in May 2011. Golightly also serves as a member of the CSU Dominguez Hills College of Business Administration and Public Policy Advisory Board.

Opportunities for the Leaders of Tomorrow.

was recently promoted to senior selling and service manager for Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth store in Camarillo. Don Manning (B.A. ’07)

Katrina Manning (B.S. ’10) was nomi-

nated by the City of Hawthorne for the 2011 25th Senate District Woman of Distinction in recognition of her personal achievements and hard work benefitting the Hawthorne community.

In Memoriam Michael Ray Lott (B.A. ’84; M.A. ’94)

died May 5, 2010, at the age of 49. He served 25 years with the Los Angeles Airport Police Department, retiring in 2007. He was also a published writer, having written six books, including Police on Screen (McFarland, 2006) and The American Martial Arts Film (McFarland, 2004). n

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