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Alumni Lead the Way in Elite Professions Plus 2011—2012 Honor Roll of Donors

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President’s Message

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ince becoming interim president of California State University, Dominguez Hills in June 2012, I have had the pleasure of meeting many of our university faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. The commitment and dedication of the many individuals who serve and support this university is unparalleled, and I am both pleased and honored to be a part of the CSU Dominguez Hills community. In September 2012, Washington Monthly ranked CSU Dominguez Hills in the top one percent nationally for contribution to public good. This ranking, based on three criteria: social mobility toward helping low-income students earn degrees; research production; and a university commitment to service, places CSU Dominguez Hills as fifth in the nation and first in California among more than 650 universities whose highest degree granted is the master’s degree. Impressive, to say the least. For many of us, this ranking by Washington Monthly recognizes and validates what we already know about CSU Dominguez Hills. The positive and enduring impact CSU Dominguez Hills continues to play in transforming the lives of our students, preparing them to excel, is evident. First-time freshmen and transfer student enrollment from our local service area has never been higher. Student retention, persistence, and graduation rates are climbing. Faculty and students engaging in exciting research projects, and other collaborative projects and community service are an active part of university life, earning CSU Dominguez Hills distinction on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll two years in a row. In this issue of Dominguez Today, we highlight three of our many notable alumni who have become leaders in their respective fields. All three credit their experiences as students at CSU Dominguez Hills with helping to shape their character, enabling them to excel and exceed what they initially considered possible. I hope you find the stories of our three alumni as inspiring as I do and join with me in celebrating their accomplishments and the recent CSU Dominguez Hills ranking for contribution to public good. I look forward to continuing to work with all members of the university community to further and advance our success. Sincerely,

Willie J. Hagan, Ph.D. Interim President

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2 University Spotlight

8 Faculty Focus

30 Student Profile 31 Toro Athletics 32 Message to Alumni

On the Cover CSU Dominguez Hills Alumna Carmelita Jeter won Olympic gold when she ran the anchor leg of the women’s 4x100 meter relay race at the London

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2012 Olympic Games.

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Latino Student Success Efforts Recognized The university’s Encounter To Excellence (ETE) program was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Examples of ¡Excelencia! at the baccalaureate level for its work to accelerate Latino student success, out of nearly 200 nationwide submissions from associate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs. As a finalist 2

it is among the programs profiled in the Examples of ¡Excelencia! “What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education” 2012 compendium and is included in the Growing What Works database. A federal Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Initiative program, ETE currently serves 500

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students and will see its first graduates in 2014. The program aims to ensure a successful freshman year for entering students who scored in the lowest quartile on the CSU English and math placement exams. It offers supplemental instruction, peer mentoring, and proactive academic advising. Data collected since the first

The CSU Dominguez Hills Encounter To Excellence program was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Examples of ¡Excelencia! (left).

cohort was admitted in 2009 illustrates that, on average, ETE student have better retention rates and higher GPAs than their peers.

National Rankings Draw Attention to University CSU Dominguez Hills appeared on national rankings lists in 2012 for helping expand higher education access to populations of students who historically have been underrepresented at the college level. The university was recognized over the summer in both Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education as one of the Top 100 universities in the nation granting the most degrees to students of color. CSU Dominguez Hills was the only public university in California to make Diverse’s list for master’s degrees granted to African American students and was one of only two California public universities to make the list for bachelor’s degrees to African American students. The university also ranked in the Top 50 in granting degrees to Hispanic students in both Diverse and Hispanic Outlook’s listings. In September Washington Monthly

released its annual college ranking, and CSU Dominguez Hills was ranked fifth in the nation. The rankings considers a university’s “public good” in the areas of social mobility toward helping low-income students earn degrees; research production; and commitment to service. “The story behind these rankings is one of successful students, period,” said University Interim President Willie J. Hagan.

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total money raised by the university (not including pledges) has nearly tripled, and in the past three years, the university’s endowment has grown from $7 to $11 million. Two-year data reports released by the CSU place the university fourth highest in year-over-year growth for gift commitments among the 23 campuses, at 34 percent, and third highest in total cash and in-kind gifts received among its 11 Tier 1 peer CSU institutions. The FY 2011–12 Donor Honor Roll can be found on page 22.


CSU Dominguez Hills has been awarded a $500,000 endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation to establish the Osher Scholarship for students transferring from California community colleges. Ten scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded annually, with the first awards being given in fall 2013. Approximately 45 percent of all upper-division transfers to CSU Dominguez Hills come from state community colleges, primarily from local institutions such as El Camino College, Cerritos College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles Harbor College and Santa Monica College. In the past three years more than 5,800 students entered CSU Dominguez Hills as state community college transfers.

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university spotlight H. Joseph Wen, the new dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, wants to align degree programs more closely with local industry needs.

A New Dean, A New Vision for CBAPP

“We’d like to help our students reach

and world-class sports centers and

their highest potential. That is the

hospitality facilities, such as The

key component in my vision,” said

Home Depot Center. Wen is estab-

H. Joseph Wen, the new dean of the

lishing the Institute of Entrepre-

College of Business Administration

neurship, Micro Enterprises, Small

and Public Policy.

Business Development and Global

Wen joined the university this summer and quickly got to work

addition of specialized Master of

applying to the college a SWOT

Business Administration (MBA) and

(strength, weakness, opportunity, and

Master of Public Administration

threats) analysis, what most business

(MPA) programs in those areas with-

and marketing experts say is critical

in the next three years. Additionally,

to developing a solid business plan.

a Hospitality Technology Research

That has helped him shape his goals

Institute would accommodate MBA

for the college

concentrations in sports management

One priority is to capitalize on the university’s close proximity to


Logistics, and is planning for the

and hospitality management. To address the high demand for

the Ports of Los Angeles and Long

workforce-ready graduates in the

Beach, global logistics companies,

criminal justice field, he wants to cre-

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On the Grant Front ate a specialized MPA degree in that area, as well. Wen also will seek accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which he estimates only 25 percent of universities nationally, and five percent internationally, have, and he plans to expand engagement with local corporations and increase fundraising opportunities for the college to fund the new institutes, endowed professorships, and technology improvement, all with the aim toward student success. “We are not in the knowledge business teaching people, which is like the traditional concept,” he said. “Students are the center of our business. We are in the people business teaching knowledge.” Wen previously was dean of the Emporia State University School of Business. He has taught at Southeast Missouri State, Illinois State University, Rutgers University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology; and was visiting professor at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. A scholar in the area of e-commerce strategy and e-learning effectiveness, he has received more than $6 million in research grants and is widely published. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master’s in management from Chinese Cultural University in Taiwan, and a bachelor’s in navigation from the National Taiwan Ocean University.

◆◆ $1.4 million Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE). MBRS is the longest federally funded program at CSU Dominguez Hills, having been in continuous operation since 1977. MBRS RISE helps prepare minority students for graduate work in the sciences. Students become paid research assistants either on campus or at one of two partner institutions, LA BioMed or Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, as well as attend and present at professional conferences. Funding is through 2016. ◆◆ $1.4 million Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides financial support and academic guidance to encourage and prepare upper division undergraduate students for graduate studies. Since it began on campus in 2003, 107 students in the program have graduated. Currently, 48 McNair graduates are in master’s programs and 50 are in Ph.D. programs. Funding is through 2017. ◆◆ $1.25 million Upward Bound Math and Science. Through this federal grant, the university will provide year-round academic advising and tutoring at local high schools, with a focus on math and science, and intensive summer enrichment sessions. The program is designed to increase interest and strengthen skills in math and science among participating students, and help prepare them for success at the college level. Funding is for five years. ◆◆ $749,000 U.S. Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program. The grant establishes Project IMPACT, which aims to impact student learning and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields through intensive and sustained teacher professional development. Thirty algebra teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District will participate in summer institutes to expand their existing math knowledge, and throughout the year network and share effective teaching methods with their peers. Funding through 2015. www . csudh . edu


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Meet the President: Willie J. Hagan


oped with the faculty and staff and with our students and community

future of our campus.” Possibly one of the most topical

members. If you open the conversa-

issues he said he plans to discuss,

tion about where this university is

and one that ties directly into his top

going, where we should invest in

priority, will be how best to ensure a

this university, you tend to get better

quality education for CSU Domin-

ideas. We need bold, innovative, and

guez Hills students in this economic

president at California State Univer-

aggressive thinking on how best to

climate. The entire educational

sity, Dominguez Hills in June, Willie

improve and advance this univer-

system in California, from pre–K

Hagan has identified one of his key

sity. We need this from our vice

through K–12 and higher educa-

goals for the university.

presidents, managers, faculty, staff,

tion has been damaged during the

students, alumni, and corporate and

economic crisis, Hagan noted.

ince becoming interim

“Becoming a national model for student success will be a key area of focus... And I am convinced we will

other partners.” To facilitate transparent gover-

“You can’t take $750 million out of the CSU system and say we

be successful,” Hagan said during

nance and collaboration among these

haven’t been impacted. Clearly we’ve

convocation in September.

groups, Hagan has initiated a series

been impacted,” he said of state

of town hall and informal meetings

budgets cuts that have been imposed

president shouldn’t have a unilateral

and other gatherings to “discuss

within the past 18 months.

vision. The vision should be devel-

timely issues of importance to the

From Hagan’s perspective, “The


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Still, he maintains it is vital to

Interim President Willie Hagan’s top priorities will be how best to ensure a quality education for CSU Dominguez Hills students in this economic climate.

invest in instructional equipment, faculty, support staff, technology, operating funds, facilities maintenance, and other essential areas. “We need to invest in critical areas to ensure we continue to provide a quality education. It’s tough, but bottom line is, it’s about priorities,” he said. But it’s not all about money. “The other challenge is there’s a change in the perception of education, not just in California, but nationally. In the old days, education was seen purely as a public good; people wanted a well-educated citizenry. … There’s this focus now on whether education ultimately helps students get jobs,” Hagan said. “The demands of higher education have changed, the expectations differ slightly, and people see multiple roles for education.” For CSU Dominguez Hills today, Hagan stressed decisions should be driven by two questions: What is best for the students? And what is best for the university? Hagan sees the best outcome for students as graduating and moving on to successful careers or pursuing graduate school or Ph.D. programs. Increasing graduation rates at CSU Dominguez Hills is imperative, and toward that end Hagan wants to

expand student success initiatives. “If we know what works to improve retention and graduation rates, either by our own efforts or based on research and programs nationally, then we owe it to our students and to ourselves to implement those ideas on this campus,” he asserted. Hagan, who holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA, draws from own experience in making student success a priority. “I was transformed from a poor boy born in Mt. Megis, Alabama… to the president of an institution that has been transforming lives in the same way my life has been transformed, by great teachers and mentors and the power of education,” he said. “I went to college because a high school guidance counselor saw promise in me and contacted a local two-year school on my behalf. I received my Ph.D. because a professor invited me to work on a research project that sparked an interest that led me to decide to go to graduate school.” Returning the favor and paying it forward in a way, Hagan has devoted his entire career to higher education. Prior to coming to CSU Dominguez Hills, Hagan was at CSU Fullerton for 16 years, serving as vice president for administration, chief financial officer, vice president of university advancement, and lastly, in early 2012 as the interim president. Prior to CSU Fullerton, www . csudh . edu


he served as associate vice president for administration at the University of Connecticut, and as a lobbyist for the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education at the state, federal, and local levels. “Two of the best jobs in higher education are being a lobbyist or president. Both require a broadbased awareness of what’s going on throughout the entire campus,” he shared. Aside from enjoying time with his wife, Betty, and their three children, and visiting his granddaughter, his other passion outside education is writing screenplays. He has been involved with Cinestory, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing new screenwriting talent, since he won its annual screenwriting contest in 2000. Despite the lure of having a screenplay sold or optioned for possible production somewhere down the line, Hagan revealed the choice between being a professional screenwriter and working in higher education was an easy one. “I didn’t want to be a starving artist. I had a family, a house, a good job and I could still write. And I liked higher education,” he said. “I always figured I could write more when I retire.” And he may just have to wait until then to work on his next screenplay. His day job is keeping him pretty busy. “Being president of Cal State Dominguez Hills is all consuming,” Hagan said.

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F a c u lt y F o c u s Antonia Boadi, faculty in the Department of Computer Science, is conducting work on robotics for homeland defense and security applications.

Creating Robots for Nuclear Safety CSU Dominguez Hills could play a role in nuclear safety thanks to a $180,000 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission grant awarded to Antonia Boadi, faculty in the Department of Computer Science. Through the Nuclear Safety Applications of Autonomous Robots research initiative, Boadi will lead a team of undergraduate and graduate students in developing analytic and simulation tools that 8

could be used in ground-based, aerial and underwater robots in nuclear safety applications. Research will be done on campus in the Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Simulation Laboratory, where students already have been conducting work on robotics in homeland defense and security applications. Other defense and security projects include terrorist risk modeling and collective decision making through the online crowdsourcing collaborative known as MMOWGLI (Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet). This new initiative

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will apply many of the methodologies from that research, Boadi said, adding that students will be trained in the design and development of robots and investigate their performance in a variety of scenarios. “There are broad implications for the results of this project that can be generalized to space exploration, first-response support, disaster relief, and medical applications,� Boadi said. CSU Dominguez Hills is collaborating with the Naval Postgraduate School and the University of Southern California on the project.

Sex Talk and the Influence of HIV/AIDS Prevention Matt Mutchler, associate professor of sociology and director of the university’s Urban Community Research Center has been awarded a nearly $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Mental Health to conduct a three-year groundbreaking study exploring how young gay and bi-sexual black men talk about sexual health with their friends.

A collaboration with the Department of Sociology at CSU Dominguez Hills, AIDS Alabama, AIDS Project Los Angeles, where Mutchler directs community-based research, and the University of Alabama, the study aims to better understand how sex talk may influence safer sexual and HIV testing behaviors among young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM), a population that is at high risk for HIV/AIDS infection. Ultimately, Mutchler hopes that the findings from the study will improve culturally sensitive HIV/ AIDS health promotion and testing

programs among the YBMSM demographic groups to help in the fight to prevent new HIV infections and lead to more wellness among individuals living with HIV/AIDS. “We know the sooner people get tested, the sooner they get treatment, the better they’ll do on treatment; also recent studies suggest that being adherent to HIV treatments reduces the chances of transmitting HIV to others… So, treatment is prevention,” said Mutchler, adding that he believes one of the important influences on whether YBMSM get tested or treated is their conversations with friends. Matt Mutchler, associate professor of sociology, is working on a study to better understand how sex talk may influence safer sexual behavior among young gay black men.

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F a c u lt y F o c u s

Authoring an Anthropological Look at Home


he concept of home has deep meaning for most people. It may go even deeper for Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. During his career as an anthropological archaeologist, he’s been— as he calls it—“digging into people’s homes for 30 years,” searching for clues that help to unravel a fundamental question, what does it mean to be human? And, he has written about it in The Prehistory of Home (University of California Press, Berkeley, 2012). “The human experience is such a vast topic, but breaking it down makes it digestible. Focusing on home was a good choice [for the book], because most anyone can relate to having a home or being brought up in one,” Moore said. Homes reflect the people who live in them, and the homes themselves reshape the experiences of their inhabitants, according to Moore, whether from man’s first hut to an $85 million 57,000 square-foot Holmby Hills mega mansion. “How we get there… that is a fascinating topic and what intrigued me to write this book,” Moore said. In The Prehistory of Home, Moore 10

goes as far back as Neanderthals to examine the creation of home. From their beginnings, he explained, homes had “…distinguishing cooking areas and tool-making spaces, differentiating the space of the living from the space of the dead. They exhibited this human propensity to create order at home.” Equally versed in current times, Moore gives insights into the modern construction of homes. He said in post-1920s home life, the rise of companionate marriages over marriages of convenience led to a desire for more privacy, which resulted in a greater physical distance between the parent and children’s rooms. “People no longer married primarily to have families, but they married for full, rich unions where husbands and wives were companions and sexual partners. Five-hundred years earlier the children slept in the family bed with parents,” said Moore. With an archaeological passion that spans the ages, Moore has a knack for comparative analysis and has structured his book to juxtapose homes that are ancient and distant with homes that are modern and near. “The very process of trying to make the past relevant to a modern reader requires a writer to think about how the past intersects with the writer. At various parts of the book I

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write about my archeological experiences,” Moore said. In one of his travels to sites worldwide, Moore visited farm house ruins in a potato famine village along the west coast of Ireland. As the scarcity of food drove out the Irish residents, their homes became ruins for later generations to ponder. In the book, Moore counterbalances those observations with ones made during a brief modern archeological survey in Lancaster, Calif., which he called “the zip code with the highest rate of home foreclosures in Southern California.” The dwellings of both regions left behind chilling relics of their outward migration. Describing the evidence of the modern ruins in Lancaster, Moore said, “It’s really easy to see foreclosed homes. In fact, you can spot them a block away, because the lawns are dead.” While discoveries through investigations such as these may seem mundane, it is the seemingly routine inspections that advance anthropological knowledge through archeology. “Most people know what [archaeology] is, and most people are wrong,” said Moore with a hearty chuckle. “Everybody knows about Indiana Jones and Laura Croft tomb raider. But, what most folks don’t realize, on one hand what we do as archaeologists is not nearly as violent as the things they do. [On the other

Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology, recently published

The Prehistory of Home, in which he goes as far back as Neanderthals to examine the creation of home.

hand], most people don’t realize how small pieces of the past can lead to just stunning insights into the human experience.” These insights are, however, sometimes inclusive, misleading, or insufficient to make comprehensive or accurate conclusions about what may have really occurred. For many, these ambiguities are construed as shortcomings in the practice of archaeology. “For some people it is one of the most frustrating things about archaeology, but for most archaeologists it’s what we find most fascinating. We find these incredibly concrete traces of past lives: that corn cob, that skull, those beads. They’re there and behind them are all these enormously difficult to answer questions,”

said Moore. “But in large part, that’s where all the fun is: trying to figure out these things.” In addition to sometimes ambiguous findings, archaeologists are faced with the challenge of how to tell the world about what they do learn. While a good number of archaeologists could improve on communicating with the average reader, Moore said it isn’t entirely their fault. Findings that may be interesting to the layperson often end up buried in academic reports where the average reader is unlikely to go. Moore intends to reach those readers through his book and hopes to do the same with future projects. He said he would like to be “multi-lingual”—for academia and for a general commercial audience—adding that his www . csudh . edu


conversational writing style mirrors his teaching philosophy, which is focused on keeping people interested. “If you can’t engage people, you can’t teach them. I can’t teach students if they are asleep,” said Moore who has taught and engaged scores of students during his 20-year teaching career at CSU Dominguez Hills. As for his book, the underlying lesson plan is as broad as the audience he hopes to attract. “I want the reader to realize that they are a part of a broad shared legacy of what it means to be human.” Moore said. “And, homes have been a part of the human experience even longer than we have been Homo sapiens.”

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F a c u lt y F o c u s James Jeffers, professor of history, lent his expertise in Greco-Roman history to a summer 2012 movie “The Wrath of the Titans.”

Explaining the Wrath of the Titans

summer 2012 movie “The Wrath of

professors who provide background

the Titans.” The movie brings together

and context to the movie’s characters

many gods, demi-gods, heroes and

and situations through recounting the

creatures of Greek mythology—and

classic creation and allegorical tales

James Jeffers, professor of history,

many of its themes—to weave a new

in Greek mythology, and their impact

lent his expertise in Greco-Roman

story about the end of the gods.

throughout history, as well as the fall

history to a special features video in the DVD/Blu-Ray release of the

In the “Maximum Movie Mode” feature, Jeffers is among several

of Greek mythology and the rise of Christianity.

Understanding Terrorism Want to have a better understanding of terrorism, its origins, and impacts on society? CSU Dominguez Hills’s own C. Gus Martin, professor of criminal justice administration and associate VP for faculty affairs, is an expert in the field and editor of three books on the subject that were listed in “Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism” in Perspectives on Terrorism, 6, no. 2 (2012), a journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative. The three books of Martin’s on the list are The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism (SAGE Reference: Los Angeles, 2011, 2nd ed.), Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies (SAGE: Los Angeles, 2011, 2nd ed.), and, published this year in its fourth edition, the textbook Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues (SAGE: Los Angeles, 2012, 4th ed.). 12

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New Books from Faculty

Larry Rosen, professor of

Salim Faraji,

associate professor and chair of Africana studies, explores ancient Nubian culture and answers the questions: How and why did ancient Nubia convert to Christianity during 4th and 6th century? in The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered: The Triumph of the Last Pharaoh (African World Press: Trenton and London, 2012).

psychology, Mark Carrier, professor and chair of psychology, and Nancy Cheever, associate professor and chair of communications, co-authored iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us (Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2012). Based on decades of research, the book examines and offers strategies to deal with the psychological disorders associated with the use of technology in our lives.

Mekeda Graham,

associate professor and chair of social work co-authored Social Work in Europe (Routledge: London, 2012), which addresses the shifting diversity among many European countries and how social work practices in Europe have responded to race and ethnicity issues.

Jeff Sapp, Scott Morris,

lecturer and coordinator of guitar studies, has published Classical Guitar Complete: From Basics to Bach Vol. 2 (Midshelf Music Publications, 2012). An instructional guide to learning guitar and includes end-of-chapter quizzes and a CD of audio samples, performed by Morris, to accompany lessons in the book.

Tara Victor,

associate professor of psychology, was a contributing writer to two chapters to Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptom Validity Assessment and Malingering (Springer Publishing Company: New York, 2012). The chapters examine function and performance in mild traumatic brain injury cases. www . csudh . edu


professor of education, co-edited Cultivating Social Justice Teachers: How Teacher Educators Have Helped Students Overcome Cognitive Bottlenecks and Learn Critical Social Justice Concepts (Stylus Publishing: Virginia, 2012). He also contributed the chapter, “‘You’re Going to Hell!’: When Critical Multicultural Queer Affirmation Meets Christian Homophobia.”

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Out Front

Alumni Lead the Way in Elite Professions By Amy Bentley-Smith and Laura Perdew


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Since its founding in 1960, California State University, Dominguez Hills has graduated more than 80,000 students. We applaud the remarkable things our alumni accomplish with their lives and how they make a difference in California and around the world. On the following pages we would like to introduce you to three such alumni who are truly leading the way in their fields (or in one case, a track) and represent the Toro Nation with great pride.

Above the Fold

Sam Enriquez graduated in 1985 with a B.S. in economics, and although not related to journalism, the degree would prove indispensable to his career.

How does a CSUDH economics major become a top editor at the largest newspaper in the U.S.? Credit Just a month after his promotion to for his early inclination toward math national news editor of the Wall Street goes to his father—an aviation techJournal in 2008, Sam Enriquez found nician turned engineer who worked himself reaching back more than two on the fabled X-15 and the Apollo decades to his courses in economics project during a career that began from California State University, after WWII at North American AviaDominguez Hills. tion. But it was Enriquez’s talent for That fall, Lehman Brothers writing that set his career trajectory. Holdings Inc., a global financial Enriquez recalls how his ninthservices firm and then the fourthgrade English teacher at Miraeste High largest investment bank in the U.S., School complimented his writing and declared bankruptcy, ushering in asked him to try reporting for the a historic autumn of frozen credit campus paper. The daily drumbeat of markets and government bailouts news from Vietnam and then Wateras the national and global economy gate in the early 1970s, along with teetered on the brink of collapse. doses of social rebellion on campus, After years of reporting and editing made it a “a good time for young general news, Enriquez said, with writers,” he said. understatement, that what he learned Looking back, he said, he now in his macroeconomics classes would sees how journalism gave him a “prove immensely important” in way to view and analyze the events helping him understand, interpret and happening around him. help edit the daily onslaught of news “It trained me to be more that evolved into the biggest story of observant,” he said. “I would report (Continued on page 16) the decade. www . csudh . edu


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Out Front back to my friends what I saw. It was exciting to bring news to otherpeople, readers, and my peers.” Plus, he added, being on assignment was a great way to get out of class. But when he graduated high school and enrolled at the University of California, San Diego, he decided to study economics, intending to combine his broader interest in the economy and politics with his math skills. The idea, he said, was to enter a technical field. In his free time, he continued to fill notebooks with stories and poems. Finally, writing proved too much to resist. In his junior year, Enriquez decided to leave college and pursue a career in journalism. “I told my dad I wanted to be a writer. To his credit he asked me, ‘Can you make a living at it?’” Enriquez recalled. His father, he said, wasn’t passing judgment but wanted an answer. “I thought I could.” Even without a college degree, Enriquez managed to begin a career in the world of words. His first paying job was at the Easy Reader, a weekly newspaper covering local news in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. He entered a contest, and captured the prize of $25 and a T-shirt for his winning composition—his first pay as a writer. The paper’s owner Kevin Cody later gave him a fulltime job in January 1980, 1 6

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covering school boards and city councils in the South Bay. After a couple of years, ready for a bigger challenge, Enriquez reached out to the largest nearby newspaper, the Daily Breeze. He recalled how city editor Frank Suraci returned his phone call and told him with the frankness of a longtime newspaper man, “Nobody is going to hire you unless you get a degree.” That was enough to get Enriquez back in school. He chose to complete his bachelor’s degree at CSU Dominguez Hills because he could take the bus there from his San Pedro apartment and it allowed him to continue working part-time at the Easy Reader. “What I found out was that Dominguez Hills made sense. I could take classes in the afternoon and in the evening,” Enriquez recounted. “I’m grateful for Dominguez Hills. It was affordable, flexible with my schedule. The professors were dedicated and intellectual. Looking back you see what an incredible system they had in place.” He graduated in 1985 with a B.S. in economics. And although not related to journalism, the degree would prove indispensable to his career. “I graduated on a Friday and I started Monday at the Los Angeles Times,” he recalled. Enriquez, born in Inglewood and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes,

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worked at the L.A. Times for 22 years: as a reporter, assistant city editor, and city editor covering “courts, cops, cities, schools and features” in Los Angeles. As an editor, he directed coverage that earned the paper two Pulitzer Prizes in breaking news, the first in 1998 for stories on the 1997 North Hollywood shootout between police and gunmen after a botched bank robbery, and then for coverage of the 2003 California wildfires. “As a reporter … you get to write the story, you get the byline. It’s your show. As the editor, you work backstage. You’re not in the limelight. …But when the writers are on stage getting the flowers, you’re feeling good,” he said. After first brushing up on his Spanish, he prepared for a farreaching assignment in 2005: foreign correspondent in Mexico City. He covered Mexico’s 2006 presidential election, the drug wars, immigration, economics and hurricanes for the L.A. Times. After working 10 years as an editor, he said, “It was nice to get back on stage.” When he made the move to the Wall Street Journal in 2008, Enriquez’s degree seemed to work its magic again. “Part of my pitch for promotion for national news editor was my economics degree,” he said. Enriquez may not have foreseen

The Gold Standard

how his economics degree would help him advance his journalism career. But with a penchant for numbers and words, combined with a philosophy of newsroom collaboration, he made the long journey from local news reporter to his latest assignment at the Journal, senior editor, Page One. Having been on both sides of the news desk, Enriquez admits, he

Alumna Carmelita Jeter celebrating a world-record finish in the 4x100 meter relay and winning Olympic gold.

is still in love with reporting and writing. “Writing is the most human pursuit,” he said. “A thousand things can go wrong. But when it works, it’s magnificent.” www . csudh . edu


How does the fastest woman in the world spell relief ? G-O-L-D. After a few nail-biting days this past August, Carmelita Jeter ended her competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games realizing a yearslong dream of winning Olympic gold by running the anchor leg in the women’s 4x100 meter relay race. The California State University, Dominguez Hills alumna finished off the efforts of her teammates Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, and Bianca Knight in world-record fashion. “It was a sigh of relief because in 2008 the women didn’t get the stick around. It was a sigh of relief that we got the stick around,” Jeter said, using a euphemism for the baton and comparing their success at the London Games to the blunder made by the U.S. women’s team that ran at the Beijing Olympics. “It was a sigh of relief that we broke the world record. …It was a sigh of relief that I got my first gold medal.” Exuding confidence and power just days after winning Olympic bronze in the 200-meter race and silver in her specialty, the 100-meter, Jeter crossed the finish line of the relay race pointing the baton toward the clock frozen at 40.82 seconds, garnering the first USA gold in the event since 1996, and handily beating (Continued on page 18)

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posting a time of 10.64 seconds at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix in 2009 (only the late Florence GriffithJoyner has a better time). She is a three-time World Champion, with wins in the 100m in 2011, and the 4x100m in 2011 and 2007, and has garnered podium finishes in countless other events in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay events. Being noticed off the track also affirmed that she had arrived to the highest level of her sport. She was named the U.S.A. Track and Field 2011 Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year and was the only female to be nominated for the 2012 Best Track and Field Athlete ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award. And after returning from the London Olympics, Jeter met President Barack Obama at the White House, was named the USATF Athlete of the Week on Aug. 29, and in October graced the cover of Track and Field News. With all this success and attention, the Gardena resident remembers what helped to get her to this point. “[CSU] Dominguez Hills played a big part in my life. Going to college, running, doing as good as I was in college, graduating. Dominguez Hills built me. It got me ready for life. It got me ready for the professional level. …Because going to a school and running in track

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and having a scholarship, it’s just like running for a contract. You’re obligated and you’re supposed to do certain things,” Jeter said. “At Cal State Dominguez Hills you had to have a 2.0 [GPA] or better in order to keep your scholarship and you had to run and you had to be good. Now I’m a professional athlete and I have a Nike contract, and I have to run. I have to be good. I have obligations I have to fulfill. And Dominguez Hills prepared me for that.” Jeter, who earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the university after being recruited on a five-year scholarship from Bishop Montgomery High School, hopes her story will help inspire students to take their involvement in school seriously. “Part of my story is if you don’t take high school seriously or if you don’t treat high school like it’s important, you won’t go anywhere. You won’t run your first year [in college], you won’t play your first year,” said Jeter. “A lot of people think you have to go to this huge school in order to be a star athlete. I went to a Division II school and look at me. I hope me being 32 and still running at the level that I’m running, me going to a Division II school, me red-shirting the first year, will show people it’s about what you want to be.” In her desire to inspire and give back to the university, Jeter has said

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she would like to give back to the track program and even make CSU Dominguez Hills an official part of her life after retiring from competition. She expressed an interest in returning to coach track and field at her alma mater. “That’s truly my number one plan. That’s my A plan,” Jeter said. But she’s not ready for retirement just yet. “Jet,” as she is known on the

Alumna Karen Bass, the first African American woman to serve as California’s Speaker of the Assembly, sees her position as a legislator not unlike what she has done all her life­—advocating for people.

track, plans to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She said, “Oh, I’m definitely doing the relay.” Catch her if you can. www . csudh . edu


Karen Bass didn’t set out to become the first African American woman to serve as California’s Speaker of the Assembly when her peers in the legislature tapped her for the job in 2008. In fact, if someone had asked about her aspirations four years prior, elected office likely wouldn’t have been on the list. “I was pushed to run for office by the former Congressmember Diane Watson, because in 2004 there were no African American women in the state legislature,” Bass recalled. “And I did, and it was fine because I found that all the experiences I had before really prepared me to do that. But it hadn’t occurred to me to go up there and be in charge of the whole thing.” Now two years after making the jump to the national political stage as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the California 33rd District of Culver City and portions of Los Angeles, Bass can add another first to her bio —the first graduate of CSU Dominguez Hills to serve in the United States Congress. In some respects, Bass sees her position as a legislator not unlike what she has done all her life—advocating for people. Instilled with strong moral values by her parents and having (Continued on page 20)

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Vietnam War.

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me to a profession that would help people. That’s the same set of values that led me to be an activist,” she said. “So the passion that underlines whether I’m working in a hospital or whether I’m attending meetings, it’s the same drive.” She became a nurse and ultimately a physician’s assistant (PA). It was while a practicing PA and teaching clinical courses in the PA program at the University of Southern California in the late 1980s that she decided to return to school to complete her bachelor’s degree. She chose CSU Dominguez Hills because it had just developed a bachelor’s in health science with a physician’s assistant option in collaboration with USC. Bass recalls one professor who really had an impact on her, Erma Wells, former chair of the Division of Health Science. “I worked with her, not only as a professor, but also as an administrator,” she said, explaining that after she finished her degree she taught briefly in the program and Wells had been a mentor to her in both aspects. “She recently passed away, and I wanted to acknowledge that she played an incredible role in my education.” When Bass graduated from CSU Dominguez Hills in 1990, it was also the year her career and her activism took a new direction.

Crack use among the low-income African American communities in Los Angeles was reaching epidemic proportions, and Bass saw too many people affected by it coming through the emergency room. “A good percentage of what comes in [to the ER], it’s either fights or accidents, domestic violence, but all those, if you look at the root of them, there’s drugs or alcohol,” she said. “So when the crack cocaine epidemic hit that led me to want to figure out how to address it, and so I started Community Coalition. It wound up being a new profession for me.” The Community Coalition worked to affect change at the policy level—fighting for stricter regulations in such areas as land use and alcohol sales. That led Bass to Sacramento, where she began meeting with legislators on statewide issues and after more than decade of advocating through Community Coalition she was encouraged to enter politics. “What I’ve learned from being in office is that my background as an activist and as an organizer has been extremely helpful to me because I spent most of my time trying to build coalitions with people, trying to bring people together to address a problem, and those are experiences that are very, very helpful as an elected official,” Bass said. Having led the California www . csudh . edu


Assembly during the height of California’s budget crisis may have prepared her for her second transition, Washington D.C. Although a new kid on the block, Bass said the past two years on Capitol Hill have been better than she expected. She has been privileged to sit on two key committees, the House Budget Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. She also serves on the Sub-committee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights. And she’s making a name for herself as a spokesperson for the Democratic members of Congress, often speaking on national news programs. Reflecting on being the first Toro in a national political spotlight, Bass said it’s an honor to be that person who has nudged open the door for the next person. “You feel good about that because it’s an opportunity to send a signal to other people that there are no barriers for you. Today you never think as a woman you couldn’t ever do something; children of color will never think that maybe they couldn’t be president,” Bass said. “So for that, it’s very exciting to be able to play that role and inspire someone else.”

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Donors Benefit and Enrich Campus Community Dear Friends,

It is with pleasure that we present our Annual Donor Honor Roll for California State University, Dominguez Hills. In this Honor Roll, we celebrate the donors whose dedication and commitment fuel the university’s remarkable momentum and we acknowledge the support given between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Through the generosity of university stakeholders, the 2011–2012 fiscal year was extremely successful. More than $4.12 million in cash and in-kind commitments were made to support programs and scholarships for students and faculty, a 25% increase over last year. Donations from alumni increased by 60% over last year! These gifts help us to fulfill our mission at CSU Dominguez Hills by enabling us to equip labs, improve facilities, provide scholarships for students, and develop programs to increase student success. CSU Dominguez Hills is a public university; however, state-support for our public universities has decreased dramatically in recent years. Gifts from alumni, community friends, parents, students, faculty and staff, foundations and corporations make a critical difference. Donations greatly enrich the environment and programs here at CSU Dominguez Hills, allowing us to create an exceptional and enriching academic experience for our students. We extend our sincerest thanks for your generosity and invite you to continue to invest in the university’s future by making a gift again next year. Your support ensures that our students receive the best education possible. Sincerely,

Greg Saks Vice President for University Advancement NOTE: Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information published in this Honor Roll. Please accept our apologies for any inadvertent omission or error, and contact the Office of Development at (310) 243-2182 so we can correct our records. 2 2

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Benefactor $100,000—$499,999 Annenberg Foundation The Home Depot Center Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica Consulado General de Mexico en Los Angeles Hewlett-Packard Company The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

Patron $50,000—$99,999 American Honda Motor Co., Inc Chivas USA Soccer, LLC Helen & Marshall Wright Memorial Fund Frances u & Ludwig Lauerhass Maureen McCarthey ’96

Leader $25,000—$49,999 BP West Coast Products, LLC Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Southern California Edison Georgia and Nolan Payton Foundation John Templeton Foundation Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation Shell Pipeline Company LP The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. UCLA Medical Center Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Winston Hewitt Trust

Associate $10,000—$24,999 Sylvia Acevedo Alcoa Foundation Products Company Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Communicard, LLC Mildred García Huntington Memorial Hospital John Johnson u Kaiser Permanente Mrs. William A. Little Carolyn & Herman Loether u n Loyola Marymont University Brian McCullough ’84 Northrop Grumman Occidental Petroleum Corporation Quest Diagnostics

Saint John’s Health Center-Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Southern California Volleyball Club The Carson Companies The Molina Foundation Paula & Brad Moore Watson Land Company Yvonne Burke Education and Policy Foundation

Scholar $5,000—$9,999 Anonymous California Community Foundation California Water Service Company D’Andrea Graphic Corporation Dermalogica Double Tree Hotel-Carson Enterprise Holdings Foundation Follett Higher Education Group International Society for Technology in Education Lab West Metropolitan West Capital Management, LLC Tsuyoshi Nakai Nels Pearson ’08 Raytheon Matching Gifts State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Dr. Marilyn u & Thomas Sutton John Tracy ’76 Train 4 Autism

Toro $1,000—$4,999 Allergan Foundation Anonymous Beach Cities Institute of Internal Auditors Ken Bennett u Beverly Hills Chapter—Mu Phi Epsilon Margaret Blue ’80 u BNSF Railway Company Doris & Edgar Boucree Boice Bowman u California Faculty Association California Retired Teachers Association Carson Chamber of Commerce CFA Dominguez Hills Chapter Lois u & Henry Chi Classic Resort Limited Columbia Restaurant Doria Cook-Nelson Nancy Dean Dell Computers, Inc. Delta Kappa Gamma-Theta Upsilon Chapter Lee & Miguel Dominguez l u

“Thanks to the generous support of alumni I will be able to continue with my dream of becoming the first in my family to attend college. Without this scholarship the last 12 units I need to obtain my B.A. would be a struggle.” — ­Martha Sanchez, senior Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Jamie Dote-Kwan u

John Nojima ’87

Double Pump, Inc.

Doris u n & Victor Okada

Karen & James Ellis

On-Camera Audiences, Inc.


Orange County Asian and Pacific


Islander Community Alliance

Friend $500—$999 Academic Basketball Association Jill Aguilar ’84 u

Teresa & Gregory Lang Law Office of Petillon, Hiraide and Loomis, LLP

American Technologies, Inc.

Michael Li ’02 u


Los Angeles Galaxy

Jess Araujo

Irma Maggio l

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Ossur North America

First Class Vending Incorporated

Henry Ota

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Darlene & Forrest Maier

Friends of Golf, Inc.

Phillips 66

Janet Baszile

Antoinette Marich ’81 u

G/M Business Interior

Providence Little Company of Mary

Sanjo ’77 & Marshall Bialosky u

Mark E. McGann

Google, Incorporated

Medical Center Torrance

Kaye Bragg u

Market Recycling, Inc.

Lawrence Gray ’70 u

Betty Jo ’87 & Abe Ravitz u

Jeff Brentlinger

Lisa & Jonathan Marmor ’79

Patsy Green ’04

Raymond and Barbara Alpert Foundation

Judi & Dennis Butler

Joe Medina u

Anne & Daniel Guerrero ’83

Mary Ann ’04 u & Jose Rodriguez

Cal Sparks

Dale Minami

Patrick Guillen u

SA Recycling

Barbara Campos

Miyako Hybrid Hotel

Janet & James Hamilton

Ann Gunvalsen & Gregory Saks u

City of Long Beach

J. Munoz

Patricia Hamilton ’07

Marcine Sankey ’01

Clif Bars

Naval Coating, Inc.

Shirley & Robert Hashimoto n

Destry Setser ’02

Lenora u & Roger Cook

Jack Newburn ’82

HealthCare Partners

Kevin Shannon

Emeritus Faculty Association

Ngo Legal Group

Jackson Henry u

Patricia Shelton ’76 u

Employee Charity Organization (ECHO)

NKP Management

Hermosa Pier 20, LLC

Shirley & Gilbert Smith, Former Mayor

Michael Epstein


Janet & Jeremie Favreau

Ken Putnam

Holiday Inn Torrance

City of Carson

Alice Holzman

John Sorich

Janice Filer u

John Quicker u

Infinite Logistics

South Bay Workforce Investment Board

Jack Gamulin

Riviera Mexican Grill

In-N-Out Burger

South Bay Youth Basketball

Pamela & Richard Goacher ’70

Interface Rehab, Inc.

Southern California Gas Company

Linda Rodney

Greater Harbor Area Employer

Catherine u & William Jacobs

Melissa St. James u

Roll Giving and Paramount

Japan Business Association

Superior Office Services

Gregory Haeseler ’85

Advisory Council

Community Giving Schriver Education Foundation

Sysco Foods Sevices of Los Angeles, Inc.

Eve ’89 & J. Maxie Hemmans

Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.

Target Corporation

Richard Hernandez

Patricia u & Robert Kalayjian

Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company

SMD Sales, Inc.

Wanda Higaki ’96


The Metropolitan Water District of

Janet ’90 & Harold Smith

Highridge Partners, Inc.

Walta Smith

of Southern California

Kiowa Casino

Southern California

Tsungchi Hsu

Chapter 147

Super Duper Publications

Yon Sun & Hyangkey Lee u

Susan Thrasher ’02

Ikea Carson

Lux Bus America Company

Ramon Torrecilha u

Josephine Jackson

Cayleen & Mitchell Maki u

Carol & Randahl Tubbs

Adrieanna u & Ruben Mancillas ’96

UC Merced

Cheryl Jackson-Harris ’82 u Robert Joplin ’72

Marine Terminals Corporation

UFCW Union Local No. 324

JP Morgan Chase

Meissner Manufacturing Company, Inc.

United Way California Capital Region

Eric Kaplan ’87

Milken Family Foundation

Univision Management Company

Elaine & David Karber l u

Robert Miller

Tieli Wang u

Keiei Senryaku Corporation

Neil Minami l

Elizabeth Wright

Kellogg Garden Products Inc.

Hedy u n & Uri Moscovici

Walter Wu

Edward Kelly ’86

NCSL International Development Fund

David Yanai u

Eunice u & Barnet Krinsky

The Aerospace Corporation Marcus Vincent u Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites Mary Williams Wright Mark Yanai Emy Lou & Vincent Zimmerer Al Zitlau

Supporter $250—$499 Alpha Gamma Omega Foundation Alpha Vista Services, Inc. Andee Alsip ’91 David Alvarenga ’09 American Education Research Association AMVETS Post 48 Clubhouse Gary Anderson Anonymous Petra Palma-Appel & Paul Appel ’79 Jesse Aranda Susan & Jeffer Badrtalei u Arnetha & Frederick Ball Janna Bersi u Virginia Bixler ’92 Martin Blinder Sharon & William Blischke u Tony Bloomfield ’08 Bonita Massage Spa Geraldine Bonner ’97 Susan Borrego u Inocenta Bravo-Atlas ’92 u Gwen Brockman ’96 Drew Bronson ’03 Burger Associates, Inc. Toby Bushee u Linda & William Bux Hansonia Caldwell u California Association of African American Educators California Country Club California United Bank Ann Camp Carson African American Empowerment Coalition Casa Colina, Inc. Francisco Chavez Martín Chavez ’82 n Diane ’77 & John Chillington City of Carson Cleveland Golf

CSUDH Department of Biology Sheri Delmage ’08 Caroline & Peter Detwiler Raymond Dietz Disneyland Resort Leona Dobyns u Tim Doherty Doubletree Hotel Torrance/ South Bay Downey, Smith & Fier L.L.C Alnita ’78 & Willie Dunn ’76 n Anh Duong ’99 Maddy & Kenneth Dychtwald EHC Management, LLC Linda Ellis Ensign Facility Services, Inc. Fanny Lou Hamer Queen Mothers Society Robert Fernandez First 5 LA Barbara ’03 & Cornell Frederick David Gamboa ’05 u Blanca Garcia ’11 & Ross Quintana Brian Gardner ’81 Eunice Gearhart ’09 Global Healthcare Services, Inc. Steven Golightly ’07 Traci Goodbar Nancy & Judson Grenier u Silvia Gutierrez ’81 u Guy Fox & Associates, Inc. Nadine & Donald Hata u HCR ManorCare John Hemmans ’93 Kirby Higashi ’78 Huffy Bicycle Intergro Recourses, Inc. Gilbert Ivey ’75 J & L Press, Inc. Marcel Jeter ’90 Alexandra Jordan u Anupama Joshi u Mary F. Kehew

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2011–2012 Lethia Wedgworth ’90 & William Kelly ’79 Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc. Steve King Elena u & Alex Kulikov Jason Kusagaya Gary Kuwahara ’83 u L. A. Arena Company, LLC Masen Lazar Alicia Lee ’71 Life Care Centers of America, Inc. Los Angeles County Federation of Labor-AFL-CIO Los Angeles Lakers Eric Manabe Sara Marquez Clarence Martin u Terry McGlynn u Jean McTaggart l u Barbara Miller Bonnie & Matthew Neally ’89 Thao Tina Dam & Thuc Nguyen ’02 Tasanee Nishimi ’77 Sherri & Thomas Norman u Barth Norton ’00 Reina Oliver ’05 Omnicare Medical Group, Inc. Mary Anne & Kevin O’Neal ’90 Pacific Islander Health Partnership Paige Floor Covering Specialists

DonorHonorRoll Marie Palladini u Sofia Pappatheodorou u Sheela Pawar u & Gary Thomas Helen Perrin Phi Sigma Sigma Laura Phillips Jeffrey Poltorak u Shirley Porter ’78 Powertec, Incorporated Preferred Healthcare Registry, Inc. Rehab Specialists California, LLC Laura Robles u Hamoud Salhi u Catherine Shaffer l Mei Jen Wu & Myron Sheu u Steven Silbiger ’88 Jill Sleight Michael Smith u James Sneed ’93 Janie ’86 & Clinton Speare St. Joseph Hospital Cynthia Steele Sun Healthcare Group Kathleen Taira ’74 u Total Education Solutions Ultrazone Laser Tag United Steel Workers Local 675, AFL-CIO United Way Inc. of Greater Los Angeles University Bookstore

VCG-Southbay Pavilion, LLC Carlos Velez u Dana Ward ’81 Kimberly & Cedric Williams l Wing Stop at South Bay Pavilion Diana Wolff l u Stefan Wolowicz Daniel Yee ’91 Zdonek & Wolowicz Accountancy Corporation

Betty Blackman u

Alana Bailey ’08

Joy Bland ’11

Marylou ’80 & James Amato

Stephanie Bailey ’10

Jessica Bailey- Blenman ’07

Jack Amsell ’78

Ann Bailis

Susan Andrews ’78

Francine Baldwin ’04

Mary Bloebaum ’91

Aileen ’07 & Alvin Andrion ’02

Antoinette Ball ’07

Judy Bobo l

Angels Baseball Club

Gayle Ball-Parker ’78 u

Shannon & Michael Bobo ’10

Evangeline Ani ’02

Tasceaie Barner-Churchwell ’05

Lela Bohannon ’98


Cecilia Barnes ’05

Virginia ’81 & Kenneth Bohney

Sallie Anthony ’85

Jessica Barnes

Regina Bohorquez ’05

Sharon Aoki

Edren Bartley ’07

Ben Boish u

Alice & Rodney Aoto

Baseball Factory, Inc.

Evelyn Bonilla ’11

Aquarium of the Pacific

Catherine Bates ’07

Giancarlo Bonora ’09

Vanessa Arantes l

Araceli & Mariano Bautista ’09

Barbara ’01 & Peter Bonsignori

Terri Ares ’98 u

Iris ’90 u & Henry Baxter


Carol Armitage ’86

B. & Adelbert Baylis ’03 u

Mary Borgen ’96

Faye Arnold ’75 u

Betty Bell ’99

Carol Bosman-Anderson u

Jorge Arroyo ’99

Paula Bendigo ’11

Juanita Arvizu ’01

Delores Benjamin u

Lawrence Boutte ’77

Warren Ashley u

Laura ’86 & Todd Benjamin

Rochelle Bowman ’10

Jene Austin ’94

Stephanie Bennett

Eric Boyd ’84

Sonia ’09 & Santos Avelar

Yvonne Bennett ’98

David Bradfield u

Mayra Avila ’10

Libby u & Sheldon Bergen ’74

Carol Bradford ’97


Amy Kahn-Berndt & John Berndt

Paulette Bradley ’85

Maryam Azarbayjani

Linda Berri ’91

Lee Brady ’90

Kimberly ’00 & Ashraf Azmi

Theresa ’10 & Anthony Berton

Parijat Brahma-Lyngdoh ’06

Jamielynn Kay Babaran ’08

Billy’s Deli and Cafe

Mary & George Babikian

Margaret Bilson ’77

Ellen Brannigan ’90

Babouch Moroccan Restaurant

Saundra Bishop ’84

Michael Brantley ’10

Back Home in Lahina

Adriana Bitoun ’10 u

Loyce & Joseph Braun u

Edward Bae ’09

Nwachineke Bivins-Ikemba ’06

Jean ’09 & John Bray

& George Jones

Rodney Abbott ’10 Mary & Jesse Abrajano ’77 Jeanetta Adams ’95 Adebowale Adu ’96 Victor Age Laura Aguayo ’11 Z. Aguilar Shunsuke Akabane Charlotte Akpa ’09 Amelia Alba-Tang ’88 Aina Aldridge-Smith ’06 & Joel Smith Gerardo Alejandre ’08 Clemmie Alexander-Hinton All American Batting Cages Trina Allen ’02 Irene ’77 & Arthur Almeida Kathleen ’82 & Richard Alvarez ’81 Roel Amara ’08

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Mara Bagier ’95

Marlene Amaral Jones ’00

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& Jhamell Blenman ’09

& Tracy Anderson ’76

& Justice Lyngdoh

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Paul Vukmanic ’10

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Kathy Tibone: Alumna Supporting the Toro Family When Kathy Tibone (’75, M.A., behavioral science) first came to CSU Dominguez Hills in the 1970s, she was a middle school math teacher intent on learning how she could better respond to all of the variables in her students’ lives that could affect their ability to succeed. So she sought a master’s in behavioral sciences that would allow her to better counsel them. Today she has returned to CSU Dominguez Hills with a similar goal of giving students here that all-important support net beyond the classroom. Through a donation to the university with the inheritance left her by her parents, Tibone has established the Helen and Marshall Wright Memorial Career Mentorship Program specifically in the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences (CNBS), where she had developed close ties as a student, and subsequently taught for several years. “Everybody’s in the same boat, trying to get jobs, but it’s not a level playing field,” Tibone said. “You get a good education at CSUDH and I have met and taught many outstanding students here. But I think a lot of these students have the odds stacked against them. By creating a career mentorship program, I can help them succeed in their lives after graduation, whether they plan to go to graduate school or get a job.” The Wright Career Mentorship Program began in spring 2012 offering a GRE (Graduate Record Examination) prep course as an elective in CNBS. It was so popular that it had to move to a larger room, ultimately enrolling 45 students. Plans are in the works for future GRE prep courses, as well as MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) prep courses. Tibone wants to work with the college and the university’s Career Center on identifying internships and career services programming that would address the specific needs of CNBS students. Other plans for the program include hiring upper division science students to serve as tutors, as well as bringing alumni back to campus for interview coaching or other mentoring opportunities. She’ll be available too. “I want to get involved with the students as much as I can,” Tibone said. “I wanted them to know someone cared about them, and that they could talk to me, and I’m around.” For Tibone, it’s not necessarily the amount of the donation given but the maximum impact that it can have. She said she could have given scholarships, but then there would always be more students who need them too. With the Wright Career Mentorship Program she sees the ability to impact more lives, and she can play an active role. Not everyone can do that, she admits, but she encourages her fellow alumni to do what they can. “There are so many things that require just a little bit of your time. Pretty much whatever you do, if you’re an alumnus you can come back and share it with kids. And if you’re two years out or 30 years out it doesn’t make any difference. You have been through here and have been in the world and you have some mentoring skills.” Considering the number of alumni who live in the South Bay, Tibone says she can envision that Toro Family network only getting bigger. And she admits that as a donor you do get something in return. “It just makes you feel good,” Tibone said. “It’s fun to be a part of something like this.” 2 8

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Daryl Woolfolk ’09 Walter Worrill Jerry Wright Juanita ’95 & Jaydee Wright ’75 Patricia & Will Wright ’76 Patsy Wright ’97 Jiander Wu ’89 Veronica Wyckaert ’84 Robert Wyler Michael Wyzard ’98

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Leave a legacy of support that will help future generations of students receive an exceptional educational experience. Your generosity through Planned Giving ensures a strong future for CSU Dominguez Hills.

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Find out how you can create or contribute to an endowment like Bill and Sharon have done, create a scholarship named in honor of someone special, or make another type of planned gift.

Monica Little Katherine Loker n Mary McFall ’74

Contact the CSUDH Office of Development at (310) 243-2182.

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Student Profile

Asja Hall: Overcoming Odds to Become a Scholar


s a teenager, Asja Hall struggled to finish high school. Today she is pursuing a Masterof Social Work (MSW) at California State University, Dominguez Hills and is the university’s 2012 William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. “I’m honored to be given such a prestigious award,” said Hall of the systemwide award given to one student from each of the 23 CSU campuses in recognition of exemplary academic achievement and community service in the face of significant personal and financial obstacles. “My hard work and continued dedication to my education is providing better avenues for me and my children.” The road to academic and personal success hasn’t been easy for Hall. Growing up in a poor single-parent household in Compton, she felt hopeless at times. Her homelife often created chaos instead of providing stability. There were spells during Hall’s childhood when she had to do her homework by candlelight, and more distressing, there were evenings when she had to do without dinner. At 16, her situation became more challenging when she had a child. But 3 0

she didn’t drop out of school, and in 2001 graduated from high school. Life was still throwing obstacles in her way, but she didn’t let it deter her. Eighteen, turned out of her mother’s home, and living out of her car, she completed a two-year computer software specialist certificate in just a year. Hall later earned three associate degrees (mental health worker, liberal arts and sciences, and psychology) and a mental health worker certificate from Cerritos College, and subsequently transferred to CSU Dominguez Hills, where she maintained a 3.10 GPA and graduated in 2011 with a degree in human services. It was while serving internships through her major that Hall really hit her stride and found her path. Working as an assistant in the health worker program Project Hope at Cerritos College, she gained experience with program development,

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and while completing her rotation at Mental Health America’s The Village in Long Beach she worked on a homeless assistance program. “It was an eye-opener in two ways, it was a reminder of where I had been and it was a look at where I [had gotten],” Hall said. A lot has changed since Hall was a teenage mother struggling to finish high school, but she remembers her determination, and what it meant for her future and the future of her children (she now has three children; 5, 6, and 12 years old). “I stuck with school. I stuck with the idea of knowing I needed to do better,” Hall recalled. “I lived in my car. I can do that—my children cannot, and they won’t.” After graduating with her MSW in 2013, Hall, 29, hopes to work with the underrepresented elderly population, and maybe one day get her Ph.D.

To r o Ath l e ti c s

2012–13 Men’s Basketball Preview: Getting Offensive


ttitude matters. And so does scoring. Those are the mantras for Cal State Dominguez Hills men’s basketball coach Damaine Powell as he embarks on his ninth year at the helm of a program he’s turned into one of the most feared in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Senior letter winners Myron

tude, but we need to improve upon

Green, Ryan Jefferson, Sheldon Allen

scoring,” Powell said. “We’ve been

and Matt Cain will lead an experi-

defensively consistent the last three

enced Toros squad that includes four

to four years, one of the best in the

legitimate go-to scorers, DeShaun

nation, but last year we didn’t have

Freeman, Mitrell Clark, Givon

the offense to match it.

Crump and Alex Strauther. These

“Based on talent alone, we’ll be

newcomers have Powell and his staff

right there at the top of the league,

excited for the upcoming season,

in the upper echelon,” Powell added

with each, along with Green, capable

cautiously. “I’m looking forward to

of carrying the offensive load on any

seeing how we respond in a game

given night.

situation, how they play with each

“I like the team’s winning atti-

other and how they click.”

Toros Place Six on All-CCAA Soccer Teams Cal State Dominguez Hills placed a total of six soccer players on All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) teams, with juniors Jordan Hatanaka and Jio Santana earning 1st-team honors, and junior Aaron Salazar sharing the CCAA Newcomer of the Year Award. Junior Salazar was joined by freshman Miguel Vazquez and redshirt freshman Tony Alfaro on the 2nd-team, while in women’s soccer, senior Ani Eishoei was named to the 2nd-team as the only woman Toro selected. In all, the Toros men’s soccer squad led all teams with a CCAA-high of five representatives selected to All-CCAA teams.

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Alumni Dear CSUDH Alumni, Parents and Families, I’m always thankful and pleased when our alumni engage in their alma mater, whether it’s returning to campus for a show, game or event, or coming out for a special alumni reception. Not only does engagement show the strength of the Toro community but it’s a lot of fun for alumni too, and can be a great networking opportunity. As we plan future alumni events and programs, we hope you’ll consider attending. And if you haven’t received an invitation from us in the past, or would perhaps like to become more actively involved in your Alumni Association, please contact us. You may have noticed that my title includes the words “Family Programs.” This new initiative to reach out to parents and families of current students fits well in the alumni office, because each alumna/us or parent of a student­—and in some cases you are both—is our biggest advocate and voice in the community. Our intent is to provide parents and families with programs and services that establish a greater connection between them and the campus. We have created that includes resources for parents and families and information on how to stay connected and get involved. I am committed to making sure that your experience with CSU Dominguez Hills is a positive one. Alumni, parents and families can contact us at (310) 243-2237, or with any comments, suggestions or questions. I look forward to hearing from you and to meeting you personally. Sincerely,

Class Notes 1970s recently retired as regional chief operating officer with Providence Health & Services, Southern California. He had been with the health system for 40 years.

Kerry Carmody (M.S., ’78)

1980s Mitch Harmatz (B.A. ’80, M.A. ’83)

received the 2012 San Pedro Business of the Year by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce as well as the 54th Assembly District’s Small Business of the Month in February on behalf of his company Plaza Automotive Center. authored “An Uncharted Desert Isle,” a collection of memoirs of his struggles and triumphs after suffering a massive head injury from a car accident at age 18.

Rick Fernandez (B.A. ’83)

Jacqueline Seabrooks (B.A. ’88)

was named the first woman chief of police of Santa Monica Police Department, where she began her career nearly 30 years before. For the past four and a half years, she was chief of police for the City of Inglewood. Steven R. Silbiger (B.S. ’88, M.B.A

has been named council commissioner for Boy Scouts of America Los Angeles Area Council ’94)

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and serves as vice president. Silbiger is a dispute resolution administer with Toyota Motors Sales, USA, Inc, where he has been honored nationally as a Volunteer of the Year.

1990s was appointed Fresno Pacific University’s new president. Prior to his appointment, Menjares was a teacher and administrator at Biola University for 16 years, most recently serving as vice provost for faculty development and academic effectiveness. Pete Menjares (M.A. ’92)

is the recipient of the 2012 Homer L. Garrott Community Service Award given by the Southern California Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Robinson is a 13-year veteran of the Long Beach Police.

Yvonne Robinson (B.S. ’96)

recently achieved “All-time Winningest” Women’s Basketball Coach in Talladega College 145 year history. Coach Lagmay achieved his 64 wins within three and a half seasons with the Lady Tornadoes. He broke the former school record of 63 wins in six seasons. Romeo Lagmay Jr. (B.A. ’98)

2000s has been promoted to vice president of academic affairs and workforce development at Los Angeles Trade-

Leticia Barajas (M.P.A. ’00)

Technical College. She was also recently honored with the community development award from the nonprofit ACCORD (Advanced Center for Community Opportunity Resources and Development). is head of west coast advertisement sales for Bloomberg News, a division of the multinational Bloomberg LP.

Rich Fimbres (B.A. ’00)

Joshua Swerdlow (M.A. ’02) is

the new principal of East Avenue Middle School in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

was appointed president of the 2012– 2013 Board of Directors of The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). Carter is a nurse at the University of California, San Diego, working in the Student Health Center urgent care. Susan Carter (B.S. ’05)

is engaged to former CSUDH student Rex Richardson, who proposed to her high above Los Angeles. The stunt was part of Richardson’s elaborate proposal, asking her to “take a leap of faith.” Nina Nieves (B.A. ’06)

tion to Global Political Affairs” (Cognella Academic Publishing) and “American Government” (University Readers Publisher).

County Fire Department. Lorenzen began his career with the department as a firefighter in 1991.

has been named nursing director of Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital, reportedly the first woman and nurse to hold the position. Cole has been part of the county system since 1985.

been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in project management. Cathleen is the project coordinator for California Adaptive Rowing Program.

Cyndie Cole (M.A. ’07)

Jeff Coopwood (M.A. ’08),

who was the voice of “The Borg” in “Star Trek: First Contact,” uttering the now-famous tagline “Resistance is futile” was among the actors signing autographs and taking photographs with fans at the 2012 Star Trek Convention.

is the new fire chief for the Ventura Mark Lorenzen (M.P.A. ’10)

Cathleen Yampolsky (B.S. ’11)


recently appeared as Principal Spiro in a SyFy Channel original movie, “Haunted High” which aired in August.

Mike Kimmel (M.A. ’12)

In Memoriam Alvin Caesar Williams (B.S. ’75) Janice Carol Ball (B.A. ’85) Patricia D. Barattino (B.S. ’87) Carole Sue Hovda (M.S. ’93) Joseph Oberhauser (M.A. ’93) Stephen G. Northern (B.A. ’96)

Alumni Advisory Council Member Martín Chavez (1959–2012) Martín Donaciano Chavez passed away on Sept. 21 after suffering a stroke. He was 53. A two-time alumnus of CSUDH (B.S. ’82, M.P.A. ’85), he served for many years on the Alumni Advisory

Ginger Silvera (B.A. ’04, M.A. ’06)

Council, and was Alumni Association president in 2006. He also

has earned her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University School of Politics & Economics. She currently is adjunct faculty in the Political Science Department at CSU Dominguez Hills and is the author of the soon-to-be published textbook, “World Perspectives: An Introduc-

served on the College of Business Administration and Public Policy Dean’s Advisory Board and on a number of community-based committees for the university. Chavez worked at the Port of Los Angeles and helped develop strong connections in his communities, taking an active role in the port’s International Trade Education Program that provides high school students with opportunities to learn about international trade. The Martín Chavez Memorial Fund has been established at the university. For information, contact the Office of Alumni Programs at (310) 243-2237.


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