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BRIGHT FUTURES / BIG DREAMS A Look at CSUF’s Guardian Scholars Program



President’s Viewpoint During my first year as the University’s president, many of Cal State Fullerton’s remarkable students and alumni have demonstrated the power of Titan spirit, their drive to excel and commitment to the community. They are an inspiration to us all as we continue our work, as I envisioned during Convocation last fall, to become a national model public comprehensive university. I have been particularly moved by the stories of our Guardian Scholars. We often note the University’s power to transform students’ lives, yet perhaps no CSUF program is more meaningful and illustrative of that power than the Guardian Scholars, an amazing program that supports youth exiting the foster-care system in their efforts to earn a college education. These young people come from challenging situations and backgrounds that often leave them with significant barriers to overcome. With the help of the Guardian Scholars program, they begin to achieve their dreams. In these pages, you will read about several current Guardian Scholars and recent graduates whose lives were forever changed because of the program and the important support of Cal State Fullerton donors, faculty, staff and administrators. Their stories resonate as testimony to our ongoing service to students and the community. This issue of Titan Magazine also includes our annual report and honor roll of donors, which celebrates those who have positively contributed to our University during the past year. Indeed, the dedication of all our donors has fueled so much of our dynamic progress over our institution’s history. I hope you find these stories as enlightening and enriching as I do, and that they inspire you to continue to support the University’s students, colleges and programs. Thank you for all you have done. It is an honor to serve as president of this exceptional institution.

Mildred García , Ed.D. President California State University, Fullerton




14 Bright Futures Big Dreams Guardian Scholars was

established to help former foster youth achieve their education and career goals. It offers undergraduate students full scholarships for tuition fees, housing and textbooks, as well as mentoring and counseling.

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Winter 2014


In This Issue


8 Research Leads to Lifelong Lessons MILESTONES

20 Preparing Students to Compete 12 In Focus: Raising Cultural Awareness

COVER Carlos Zelaya, a senior sociology major,

22 Annual Report and Honor Roll of Donors

believes that his dreams of success are possible, thanks to the help he

41 Class Notes

received from Cal State Fullerton’s Guardian Scholars program. Image by Matt Gush ’12

EDITOR Cathi Douglas ’80 ART DIREC TOR Howard Chang ’00 PRODUC TION PL ANNER Andrea Kelligrew ’99 SENIOR DIREC TOR, DESIGN Mishu Vu

WRITERS Debra Cano Ramos ’84; Mimi Ko Cruz ’91; Michael Mahi ’83; Pamela McLaren ’79; Valerie Orleans ’80 CONTRIBUTORS Greg Andersen; Katrina Eberly; Matt Gush ’12; Kathy Pomykata ’80


TITAN ADVISORY BOARD Sherry Angel ’78; Elaine Beno ’83; Laura Bleiberg; Jeff Brody; David Ferrell ’78; Janine Fiddelke Arp ’80; Bryan Fisher ’92; Dianna Lopez Fisher; Jimmy Hsieh ’10; Cynthia Ragland ’93; Joan Rubio; Paula Selleck; Steve Scauzillo ’81, ’05; Andi Stein; Kelly Teenor ’86, ’96; Anne Valdespino; Greg Young ’90

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News Briefs CELEBRATING MUSIC: CONCERT UNDER THE STARS Cal State Fullerton hosted its signature fundraising event, Concert Under the Stars on Sept. 21, with more than 3,500 campus and community members enjoying casual, open-air dining, lively musical entertainment and a fireworks spectacular. Gross proceeds of approximately $260,000 in table sales and donations were generated. The program, “I Believe in Music,” featured CSUF’s popular performing group The Preeminents, as well as alumni whose credits include Broadway and national touring productions. Taking the stage for their alma mater were Brooke Aston ’02, Jennifer Hubilla ’02, Emily Mitchell ’00, Erin McNally ’02, Louis Pardo, Kate Peters ’79 and Brad Standley ’05, plus College of the Arts faculty members Eve Himmelheber ’95 and Mitch Hanlon.

TITAN STUDENT UNION EXPANSION APPROVED Cal State Fullerton has been given the green light to proceed with an expansion of the Titan Student Union that will radically change the face of the 37-yearold building. The California State University Board of Trustees approved the $20 million project in September. It will be funded by existing cash reserves from the facility and Associated Students, Inc. “The TSU was built in 1976 to support a student population of 21,500,” said Kurt Borsting, director of Titan student centers. “This project will expand this important University facility – currently 140,000 square feet – and also will include renovation of existing space.” The design phase will take 18 to 24 months. TITAN


CSUF RATED NO. 4 IN NATION FOR BEST VALUE When it comes to “Best Bang for the Buck,” Cal State Fullerton leads the pack in California and is No. 4 in the nation, according to Washington Monthly. The magazine’s latest set of rankings, published in its September-October 2013 issue, “is based on the economic value students receive per dollar” at the nation’s universities and colleges. Cal State Fullerton is spotlighted in the magazine’s “Standout Best-Bang-forthe-Buck Schools” and lauded for maintaining a “better-than-predicted graduation rate for its students while offering relatively small class sizes (only 10 percent of classes have more than 50 students).” The magazine points to the use of data to track student performance and intervention by deans and academic

advisers as “one key to CSUF’s success.” Among 1,572 institutions ranked elsewhere by the magazine, just 349 landed on the new list and most are public institutions. The top-ranked institution is Amherst College, followed by City University of New York’s Queens College and Baruch College, in the No. 2 and 3 slots, respectively. Cal State Fullerton moves up to No. 3 when ranked among institutions awarding predominantly master’s and bachelor’s degrees. The “2013 Best Bang for the Buck” is described by Washington Monthly as an “exclusive list of the colleges in America that do the best job of helping nonwealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”



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More than $12.8 million in private financial support was raised by the University in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 through gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. The $12,888,894 generated represents an 29 percent increase over 2012 giving totals. This year’s annual report of giving and donor honor roll begins on page 22 of this issue of Titan Magazine. THREE JOIN FOUNDATION BOARD

Three new members have joined the board of governors of the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation: Roger Kotch ’81 (B.A. business administrationaccounting), CFO of In-N-Out Burger; Alumni Association representative Julie Espy ’92 (B.A. communications-journalism); and student representative Rohullah Latif, president of Associated Students Inc. Dan Black ’67 (B.A. physics) has rejoined in an active role after serving as an emeritus board member. PROFESSOR EMERITUS’ ESTATE ENDOWS MATH SCHOLARSHIPS

The Benson Family Trust has given an initial $1,476,000 to establish three scholarships: Dr. Russell V. Benson and Betty L. Benson Endowment Fund for Undergraduate Mathematics Students (for undergraduate scholarships for juniors or seniors with mathematics as their declared major and a GPA of at least 3.0); the Dr. Russell V. Benson and Betty L. Benson Endowment Fund for Graduate Mathematics Students (for grad students pursuing a master’s degree, or Ph.D., and a GPA of at least 3.0); and the Dr. Russell V. Benson and Betty L. Benson Endowed Emeriti Scholarship Fund. In addition to the scholarship funds, the trust also donated $246,000 to the Fullerton Arboretum to support a lighting improvement project. The late Russell Benson was a CSUF professor emeritus of mathematics. FOUNDING PROFESSOR GIVES $100,000 DONATION

Lawrence B. de Graaf, professor emeritus of history, is donating $100,000 to support the University’s Center for Oral and Public History Capital Initiative project. De Graaf is a founding faculty member who conducted a number of COPH oral histories during the last five decades. GIFTS AND GRANTS SUPPORT UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

Students will get a head start on the road to financial wellness, thanks to a new Bank of America gift to promote financial literacy, part of the bank’s focus on workforce development and education to help young adults learn to better manage their finances in a way that creates financial stability in the household and the community. n The Center for Oral and Public History’s Capital Initiative project has received a $250,000 commitment from an anonymous donor. n The College of Communications has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to fund a visiting business journalism professor for spring 2014. Serving in that role will be Joe Winski, a journalist who spent more than 18 years at Bloomberg News.

PRESIDENT GARCÍA DELIVERS FALL CONVOCATION ADDRESS President Mildred García welcomed the campus community – including 33 new tenure-track faculty members and 141 new staff members – to the start of the new academic year during her Aug. 19 convocation address, noting that fall semester enrollment is expected to exceed 38,000 students. García emphasized that ensuring student success “remains the top priority for the entire institution” and pointed to the CSUF Strategic Plan as the guide to that effort, reviewing the plan’s goals and outlining steps to be taken this year to begin implementation. She spoke of the “excitement that comes with the start of each new year, with the promise of opportunities for our students to achieve their academic dreams, and this year is no exception.” García reiterated “our goal of becoming the premiere comprehensive public university in the state and in the nation.”

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Cal State Fullerton retains its perch among the “Top Public Regional Universities (West),” announced Sept. 10 by U.S. News & World Report. CSUF is No. 7 in the annual ranking, ahead of four other CSUs in the top 10 and below three others. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo tops the list of public universities in the West that award mostly bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In the magazine’s broader “Best Regional Universities” in the West category, incorporating both public and private institutions, CSUF ranks 35th among 90 institutions in the top tier in the West. Leading this list is Trinity University in Texas, followed by Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount universities in the No. 2 and 3 slots, respectively. For the “Best Regional Universities” annual ranking, 621 institutions in four geographic regions throughout the nation were assessed by region. The magazine ranked 1,376 institutions overall for its “2014 Best Colleges.”



TWO BUILDINGS PURCHASED FOR IRVINE CAMPUS Cal State Fullerton’s campus property has expanded by 12.35 acres with the purchase of the Banting Corporate Center in Irvine. The center will continue to house the CSUF Irvine Campus. The CSUF Auxiliary Services Corp. acquired the two-building complex for $30.5 million in August following CSU Board of Trustees’ authorization and issuance of systemwide revenue bonds for the purchase. The debt will be paid with rental income, initially from existing tenants, which will continue to occupy one building for up to five years. CSUF has leased and occupied 70,000 square feet at the Banting Corporate Center since 2010. The University has maintained a branch campus in south Orange County since 1989. With this purchase and over time as tenant leases expire, CSUF plans to occupy both buildings on the site, doubling the size of the branch campus. “This investment in our Irvine Campus reconfirms our commitment to south Orange County,” President Mildred García said. “This campus has been a true success story, and it plays an important, integral role in the University and its educational mission.” The purchase means a strategic expansion of CSUF’s footprint in Irvine at a time when current enrollment at the campus is strong and expected to grow. This fall, for the first time in its history, the branch campus offers lower-division courses and welcomes freshmen and sophomores, factors expected to increase enrollment. By purchasing both the Western State College of Law property and the Banting buildings, the University added 226,500 square feet, or 6.4 percent, to its holdings over the past year.


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Based on Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by James Taulli and running through March 16, this soul-searching drama in Hallberg Theatre references Super Bowl Sunday, country clubs and email, and sheds new light on Nora’s ferocious struggle to rediscover the woman within. Tickets are $11 each or $10 with advance Titan discount and are available Jan. 24. fullerton.edu/arts/theatredance/events.html SAT/




The Green Scene Plant and Garden Show at the Fullerton Arboretum is the spring event to find bulbs, succulent and varietal plants, garden accessories and garden products. For details, call 657-278-4792 or visit fullertonarboretum.org . TITAN



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Honored at the Hall of Fame were, from left, Rick Vanderhook, Augie Garrido and George Horton.


Cal State Fullerton honored the achievements of those who have served on the field or on the court, along with the University’s rich athletic history, at this year’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 11. A sold-out crowd of more than 200 guests attended the induction of the Hall’s fifth biennial class at the Fullerton Marriott. The induction ceremony honored All-American gymnast Carol Johnston, the men’s soccer program all-time leading scorer Mike Fox, pioneering basketball coach Bobby Dye, and the 1995 NCAA National Champion baseball team. TITAN MARK COVERT ENDS STREAK AFTER 45 YEARS

Over the summer, Cal State Fullerton alumnus Mark Covert ’73 (B.S. physical education) concluded an impressive streak of running at least one mile per day for the last 45 years. Covert, who won the NCAA College Division, now known as Division II, individual championship in 1970, started his daily runs on July 23, 1968. The streak lasted 16,437 days, covered more than 151,000 miles and set an American record for most consecutive days running at least a mile. Covert’s streak is the world’s second-longest running streak, according to the United States Running Streak Association and Streak Runners International. MATIAS NAMED HEAD WOMEN’S TENNIS COACH

Dianne Matias is the Titan’s new head women’s tennis coach. Matias succeeds Bill Reynolds, who served 24 years at the helm of the women’s tennis program before retiring at the end of the season. Matias was an assistant on UC Irvine’s staff last season. ELDERS LONGEST-TENURED HEAD COACH IN CSUF HISTORY

Cross country and track and field head coach John Elders ’88 (B.S. computer science) is entering his 26th season at the helm of each program, making him the longest-tenured head coach in CSUF history.

Titan alumni, family and friends gathered Aug. 24 at the Golleher Alumni House for an evening of outstanding cuisine and wine at the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association’s 10th annual Vintage57 – A Premiere Wine & Food Tasting Experience. Revenue raised from the silent auction supports the association’s student scholarships. Did you miss the event and want to make a scholarship donation? Visit fullerton.edu/alumni/scholarship/.

CSU, UC HOLD CONFERENCE ON SHARED SERVICES Staff members from the California State University and University of California recently met to discuss shared services, or merging similar services such as finance, legal and human resources. The practice, now common in the private sector, is gaining ground throughout public agencies to maximize efficiency and innovation. One such example: Since last fall, Cal State Fullerton staff members have been working with Cal State Bakersfield on the central California campus’ student housing project. Although they were varied based on the service, the stage and the system, the conference’s presentations and discussions highlighted the most meaningful result to come from sharing services in higher education – cost savings to students.

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From left to right, Saddleback College President Tod A. Burnett, CSUF President Mildred García and Irvine Valley College President Glenn R. Roquemore signed the pact.

HIGHER ED LEADERS MAKE PACT TO SERVE MORE STUDENTS An agreement among the leaders of Cal State Fullerton, Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College will pave the way for expanded enrollment at the CSUF Irvine Campus. President Mildred García, Irvine Valley College President Glenn R. Roquemore and Saddleback College President Tod A. Burnett signed the Strategic Transfer Agreement Aug. 22. CSUF Irvine Campus Dean Susan M. Cooper characterized the agreement as “an important partnership” and a means for “providing cross-institutional educational opportunities for students of all three institutions.”

CSUF ALUMNI TRAVEL TO EUROPE A group of 41 recent Titan graduates traveled on the 2013 Grad Trip to Europe organized by the CSUF Alumni Association. The June 3-18 trip offered travelers the chance to visit Europe’s must-see destinations. To see photos of their adventures, visit fullerton.edu/alumni/student/gradtrip.

CSUF OFFICIALLY SMOKE-FREE On Aug. 1, Cal State Fullerton became the first smoke-free campus in the California State University system. Smoking of tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and e-cigarettes) is now prohibited on all CSUF property, including off-site facilities, such as the Irvine Campus, College Park, Fullerton

Arboretum and elsewhere. In keeping with the new policy, all ashtrays have been removed, and new signage is posted throughout campus. With the implementation of this policy, Cal State Fullerton joins more than 1,000 colleges and universities nationally that have adopted similar bans.

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Theresa Harvey ’81 President, Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association

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It is an honor to serve as 2013-14 president of the CSUF Alumni Association. A University supporter since I first served as Alumni Association president in 1987, I’m excited to be serving in this role again. I have witnessed the University’s vast development over the decades and am encouraged by the progress Cal State Fullerton has made under the previous leadership and particularly under the direction of Dr. Mildred García. The University’s new Strategic Plan provides an excellent opportunity for the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association to play a greater role at the University. It is my desire as president to strengthen the alignment of our priorities with those of the University to increase Theresa Harvey the level of our involvement on campus as we continue to successfully engage and expand our outreach to students and alumni. As president of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, I have unique insight into what employers and the community need. They need you! More than 225,000 graduates call themselves Titans. Every day, CSUF graduates demonstrate that their education and training provide invaluable service to our communities. You have been involved in the workforce for decades, and your leadership helps us connect donors and the community back to our University. Imagine if every Titan invested back into the University and encouraged others to invest in CSUF? Such influence would be transformational to Cal State Fullerton, its goals of fundraising and entrepreneurial activities. Involvement and support also ensure that our degrees are worth more today than when we received them. There is another important way to give back to CSUF – an investment of your time. When you participate in our programs and services, you make a significant positive impact on our campus. You assist us in supporting student and alumni programs, young alumni services, professional networking, scholarship and so much more. Sharing your personal stories of inspiration and success as a campus mentor or guest speaker provides invaluable insight. This is a great University, and alumni have an opportunity to make a difference – I challenge you to inspire the future by your example. Titans helping Titans – that’s what it’s all about.

President Mildred García is pictured at the NAACP reception with, from left: Ivan Pitts, Al Murray, Event Chair Fran Williams, Orange County NAACP President Donald Craig, Daphne Sykes-Scott and CSUF freshman Lorena Sanchez.

NAACP HONORS GARCÍA The Orange County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People paid tribute to President Mildred García Aug. 29 during its 2013 Leaders Welcome Reception. García was honored along with Al Murray, mayor of Tustin; Ivan S. Pitts, senior pastor of Santa Ana’s Second Baptist Church; and Daphne Sykes-Scott, Orange County Superior Court judge.

PRESIDENT GARCÍA ADDRESSES PEERS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE The Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities selected President Mildred García to deliver the President-to-Presidents lecture at the association’s annual meeting Oct. 22 in Los Angeles. 
 Her address was on the second day of the Oct. 21-23 gathering that attracted approximately 200 presidents and chancellors from around the country. García discussed “The Personal – the Professional: Los Presidentes” during the meeting at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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By Mimi Ko Cruz ’91 / Images by Matt Gush ’12

s the dolphin’s dorsal fin cuts through the surface of the ocean water, Miranda Domico, a 22-year-old biology major, snaps off a succession of photos. “That was really exciting,” she said, recalling her first close encounter last summer with four bottlenose dolphins that she, environmental studies graduate student Cynthia L. Lujan and CSUF psychologist Kayla B. Causey followed for hours around Newport Harbor. As Domico continued taking photos, Lujan meticulously recorded what she saw on a chart. “A group of dolphins, including a calf, traveling off the coast of Newport, exhibiting a mix of behaviors: logging, when they appear to be resting with heads just above water, tails down; then jumping in the breaking surf close to shore,” Lujan noted. The students are two of Causey’s interns, working on her Coastal Dolphins of Orange County Project. They are building




a digitized, up-to-date online photo-identification catalog to track individual dolphins and will compare it to other researchers’ catalogs up and down the California coastline and beyond. Causey, a lecturer in psychology, said the catalog allows researchers to estimate the population of dolphins and monitor whether they are declining or increasing and why. Causey and her interns have been studying the marine mammals for nearly two years. The scientific evidence they are gathering is important to a psychologist, Causey explained, because the field of psychology includes the study of animal behavior, learning and cognition. Even without shared genes, dolphins and humans share a higher intelligence, and dolphins have the same type of social cognition as humans – they demonstrate empathy, recognize individuals and are self-aware, she said.


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“This can lead to insight as to how humans are intelligent in similar ways to these species,” Causey said. Involving students in the research provides a hands-on learning experience. In her 15-week field course, Causey trains her research assistants to monitor, photograph and collect data on the dolphins they see and when. They make their observations by cruising Orange County’s harbors and beaches in Causey’s inflatable boat or from the jetties off Corona del Mar and Newport Beach. As of June, Causey said she and her team of student researchers recorded an average sighting rate of one group of dolphins off Corona del Mar every four hours. Dolphins entering or exiting Newport Harbor are seen every 18 hours, she added. According to the first year of research, dolphin sightings are more common in the winter months. So, the question they are trying to

answer this year is: why? It’s possible, Causey said, that increased summer boat traffic and noise keeps the dolphins away. “A group will only stay in our area for a few days or weeks at best, before moving on, making studying them difficult,” Causey said. Therefore, collaborating with other dolphin researchers is crucial to “our understanding of these dolphins, given that their home range seems to be much larger than any one of our study areas,” she explained. “Tracking these individual dolphins and their social affiliations across space and time is what allows us to do social network analyses. In other words, we’ll be able to tell how many mating opportunities a dolphin has or how many of its offspring survive. Then, we can examine how different behaviors, like spending time or feeding in the harbors, impact reproduction and survival.”







Orange County dolphin expert Dennis L. Kelly ’71, ’74 (B.S. biological science, M.S. biology), recently retired professor and chair of Orange Coast College’s Marine Science Department, collaborates with Causey on their similar research. He conducted an Orange County dolphin census from 1978 to 2002. “Kayla’s conducting an update on the population dynamics,” Kelly said. “By doing this, researchers can find out when and if the population changes. We can track births and deaths. This is so important because dolphins now are entering the harbors on a regular basis, and that concerns us. We want to find out why and how much interaction they’re having with humans. We want to find out what it means in the long term.” He said Causey’s research goes deeper than the census as she is searching for answers to how dolphin and human behaviors evolve and how their similarities connect. Causey said the goal for her students is two-fold: that they learn practical skills, specifically fieldwork, and gain an appreciation for research on animal behavior while exploring and better understanding the ecosystem. “Most students tend to suffer from an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality when it comes to ocean and marine health,” she said. “I want students to understand that they don’t have to be coastal residents to be good ocean stewards; that their individual TITAN



behavior is very much connected to the marine mammals we study... They see it for themselves when we’re out doing fieldwork – the sea lion with an infected wound around its neck from getting tangled in balloon ribbon, the plastic grocery bags stuck around a dolphin’s blowhole, the sea gull pecking at a cigarette butt or plastic straw. The point is not to save the dolphins, necessarily, but to promote behavior that although aimed at dolphins, will benefit the entire ecosystem.” Learning about dolphins “gives me the tools I need to raise awareness about our ecology,” said Domico, who plans to pursue graduate studies in ecological research. “It’s important to teach people about these animals so they can see how similar we are.” Human activity “affects dolphin behavior and it’s important to learn how to interact harmoniously,” Lujan added. “This research is a good starting point.” In fact, the internship has helped Lujan zero in on a thesis topic. “Because of this experience, I’m going to focus on reviewing a marine education pilot program that incorporates science, technology, engineering and mathematics lessons for fifth-graders,” Lujan said. “This is where my passion is now, thanks to this research.” All the hours of waiting and watching for dolphins, taking their photos, recording their sounds, tracking their


n Bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, are mammals. n The dorsal fins of dolphins have unique nicks and notches along their edges that make it easier to identify them. n They can reach travel speeds of 18 miles per hour and leap 20 feet into the air. n They live in groups called pods. n Next to humans, dolphins possess the highest ratio of brain size to body mass in the animal world. n They communicate through squeaks, whistles and body language. n Dolphins and humans have many physical, developmental, social and cognitive similarities. n Dolphins spend years in the juvenile phase and have a complex social order with dynamic hierarchies. n Calves nurse for up to 18 months and spend several more years depending on their mothers for food and protection. 1

Research conducted by Kayla Causey, lecturer in psychology, and her students

can lead to insight about the similarities between human and animal intelligence. 2

Human interaction affects dolphin behavior.


Cynthia L. Lujan, left, takes

notes as Miranda Domico, right, photographs dolphin behavior.


Causey and her

student research team rely on recording equipment to identify and track the dolphins.

n Dolphins use echolocation, or biosonar, to help them perceive objects underwater. They do this by directing a series of high frequency clicks toward the object. They generate the clicks by manipulating the fatty tissue in their forehead (called a “melon”). The clicks bounce off objects in the water and are received in the dolphin’s jaw. From there, a mental image of the object is formed in the dolphin’s brain. n Using their echolocation alone, dolphins can tell the difference between a golf ball and a ping pong ball.

movements and learning about their intelligence and behaviors have “not only given me practical experience, but a greater understanding about the world we live in,” she said. Domico agreed, saying she often shares what she’s learning. For example, “did you know that dolphins have big brains like us?” she asked. “They display behavior similar to us. Last week, I saw two magnificent dolphins jumping in the waves, basically playing just like children like to play. “I know I want to go to grad school now and study animal behavior and the environment,” she added. “This experience is preparing me to be able to get into grad school and eventually go to Africa and pursue my dream of studying animals there.” n



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By Mimi Ko Cruz ’91 / Image by Matt Gush ’12




“ Through community-based collaborations, I truly believe everything is possible. ”

“I am very excited about our work in physical activity promotion, since most of the AAPI populations I work with also have high rates of diabetes and obesity,” she said. “But, it is so difficult to promote sustained physical activity because of the multilevel factors – income, access, policies, etc. – that influence such behaviors. Through community-based collaborations, I truly believe everything is possible.” For her exemplary teaching, scholarship and community outreach, she has been winning top honors from Cal State Fullerton and community organizations. She’s been named CSUF’s 2013 Outstanding Professor, a 2013 Champion of Health Professions Diversity by the California Wellness Foundation, and the YWCA of North Orange County’s 2013 Health Advocate of the Year. Tanjasiri “consistently and effectively engages with the community to conduct pragmatic research; create, expand and improve internship opportunities for students; provide professional development opportunities for the public health workforce; and raise community awareness of key health issues,” noted Donna S. Fleming, chief of public health operations for Orange County’s Health Care Agency. Tanjasiri delivered the Outstanding Professor Lecture Nov. 20 in the Titan Student Union, focusing on achieving health equity through community research. n




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that “simple community-based programs can have huge impacts on health promotion and disease prevention.” For instance, she said, “I have worked for many years with community health navigators. They are bilingual and bicultural lay people who receive intensive training on cancer prevention and early detection, then through their existing social networks, promote education and screening throughout their communities. Through them, we have seen rates of breast and cervical cancer screenings double in specific populations; and these same community navigators help women access needed support services such as financial assistance, medications and transportation that promote more than just cancer prevention.” Today, Tanjasiri is increasingly interested in promoting primary prevention because she continues to see how devastating even a diagnosis of early-stage cancer can be.

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uring a lecture in her multicultural health class, Sora Park Tanjasiri had her students form small groups to discuss how a hypothetical group of employees, who were tasked with creating an award-winning project, should divide their prize money. “This group was asked to work on a project together. It has four members and A did 25 percent of the work, B did 40 percent, C did 25 percent and D did 10 percent,” Tanjasiri, professor of health science, told her students. “How would you split the $20,000 prize?” After 15 minutes of discussion, every class group decided that A and C each deserved $5,000, B deserved $8,000 and D deserved $2,000. Tanjasiri explained that splitting the money so that it is proportionate with the amount of work done by each group member is an individualistic way, or more common Western way, of doing it. But, people in collectivist cultures, who seek the good of the group, would have split the prize money equally. “Collectivism seeks the good of the entire group and recognizes that everyone is essential in the work done,” Tanjasiri said, adding that health care providers must be aware of cultural differences. “There is no right or wrong. You just have to recognize that people often make decisions based on cultural influences.” Tanjasiri, director of Cal State Fullerton’s Health Promotion Research Institute, said her goal in the class is to get students thinking about how different people approach health care and caregiving in ways that are different than their own, in order to gain a better understanding of different cultural perspectives. That’s what she does daily in her research on the community health needs of diverse populations, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Tanjasiri partners with community-based organizations in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. By doing so, she said, “I get a birds-eye view of the health needs, as well as the community capacities and resources that are available to address the needs.” She collaborates with other researchers to design and implement culturally tailored interventions to promote healthy lifestyles and early cancer detection, which are essential to preventing disease. “Two of our most recent efforts involve adapting a ‘10-minute recess’ to promote physical activity among Pacific Islander adults, and using Facebook and text messaging to promote smoking cessation among Pacific Islander young adults,” Tanjasiri said. Her efforts have garnered $15 million in grants to fund research focused on reducing cancer health disparities in underrepresented communities. Over the past two decades, Tanjasiri said she’s found




Story by Cathi Douglas ’80 / Images by Matt Gush ’12

arlos Zelaya has big dreams. Now entering his senior year, Zelaya wants to be a college sociology professor someday after spending time working in student services. But his future didn’t always look so bright. To say that he had a rocky start would be an understatement. Zelaya lived in foster care from age 8 to 13, missed much of high school and was emancipated even before he was 18. At one point, his mother and stepfather sent him to a rehabilitation center in Mexico – though he had no history of drug or alcohol use – where he lost nearly two years of his life. He swiped his birth certificate, escaped and got a ride to the border, hitchhiking and riding buses back to Orange County. u





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Looking Forward Carlos Zelaya and Crystal Lopez are convinced that assistance from the Guardian Scholars program means a successful future for both of them. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I



An actively involved and motivated student who transferred from Fullerton College, Zelaya sees that his dreams now seem possible because of the support he’s received from the Cal State Fullerton Guardian Scholars program. The first program of its kind in the nation, Guardian Scholars was established in 1998 in collaboration with the Orangewood Children’s Foundation to help former foster youth achieve their education and career goals. Through private financial support and partnerships with public agencies and the business community, the program offers scholarship support to cover students’ full cost of attendance, including tuition fees, books and housing throughout their undergraduate education. In addition to financial assistance, students receive personalized mentoring and counseling support to help make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. Program staff members include counseling psychologist Maria Antonieta Toriz, through a strong partnership with the Counseling & Psychological Services Department. “If it weren’t for the help from Guardian Scholars, I wouldn’t have made it through the university,” Zelaya said. “Guardian Scholars gives us the foundation. It’s up to us to succeed.” Three scholars were originally enrolled in the program. Currently about 40 scholars participate, with 10-15 new scholars entering each year, said Sara Gamez, the program’s director. While between 3 to 11 percent of emancipated foster youth earn a college degree, the Guardian Scholars program boasts a nearly 70 percent graduation rate. Gamez is a former foster youth herself who graduated with the assistance of a program at Cal Poly Pomona that was modeled after CSUF’s Guardian Scholars. (See accompanying story.) “I struggled and felt lost, but the program provided a place where I could go for the support I needed to graduate in time,” she recalled.

Guardian Scholars – and similar programs that have been developed at more than 80 U.S. colleges and universities – is helping change the outcomes of foster youth in the education system, she said. “Some students possess good skills and can build relationships with people. Others have trust issues, working through the trauma they’ve experienced, which can be a roadblock personally and socially.” Crystal Lopez, a senior majoring in health science, once found herself virtually homeless, “couch surfing” with friends or sleeping in parks or cars after leaving an unstable home with an abusive stepfather. Lopez joined Guardian Scholars as a sophomore. With its assistance, she hopes to finish her bachelor’s degree next year and pursue a career in occupational therapy.

Self-Sufficient Success Jorge Cardenas ’11, a single father who now works at Oakley, said Guardian Scholars support helped alleviate money worries as he worked his way through college. TITAN


Providing Critical Support


Cody Brown, left, a current Guardian Scholars student, works in Allen Boerner’s Irvine office. Boerner, right, is a longtime donor to the program

She appreciates the uncompromising support of the program’s staff and donors. “People often judge foster kids. But we aren’t bad kids doing bad things,” Lopez said. “We’re being educated and becoming something.” A recent Guardian Scholars success, Jorge Cardenas ’11 (B.A. business administration) is a financial analyst for Oakley in charge of revenue forecasting for the company’s stores. The program’s financial assistance helped him focus on his education. “We were living in a motel room when I was 8 or 9 years old when police kicked down the door because my mother and stepfather were driving a stolen vehicle,” Cardenas remembered. He and his three brothers were taken to Orangewood Children’s Home, but years later reunited with their mother. As a single father while in college, he worked full-time and took care of his daughter. “I don’t know the statistics, but foster kids tend not to do so well in life,” Cardenas said. “The students who are in Guardian Scholars aren’t guaranteed to get through college, but the program definitely helps and increases the percentage of graduates who go on to become productive human beings.” With two alcoholic parents, Ron Davis ’69 (B.A. business administration) was self-supporting at a young age and credits education with his success. Eager to pass on that opportunity, he

founded the Guardian Scholars program, following a conversation with then-director of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation Gene Howard and now-retired CSUF Vice President for Student Affairs Robert Palmer with an initial donation of $250,000. As chairman of Davis Capital and retired chairman of The Perrier Group of America, Davis dedicates much of his personal time to supporting Guardian Scholars and helping develop similar programs nationwide. “I made a decision to avoid checkbook charity and start to instead build something important and sustainable,” he said. “Guardian Scholars is more than a scholarship. It’s a family making dreams come true.” While anyone with means can write a check, “people who really want to get involved need to roll up their sleeves and work with students,” agreed Allen Boerner, chairman and CEO of Granite Investment Group and a Guardian Scholars donor since 2000. Boerner recalled meeting one scholar who had lived with 35 different families as she grew up. “These kids really need people like us,” he said. Boerner, Davis and other program supporters often provide Guardian Scholars students with information, expertise and

Guardian Scholars Pioneer Ron Davis ’69 founded Guardian Scholars with an initial donation and has helped develop similar programs nationwide.



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who often assists current and past Guardian Scholars.

Making College Possible


Now in her senior year, Crystal Lopez was virtually homeless before she joined Guardian Scholars as a sophomore.

Belief in Herself Robyn Harney ’06, manager of Media & Talent Relations at Sony Pictures Television, credits the Guardian Scholars staff with encouraging her to believe in herself.

experience on their career paths, helping them fill out job applications, offering personal insights and giving career advice. “I get to know them, helping them know what to say in interviews and showing them how to develop their resumes,” Boerner said. “Their stories are horrendous in terms of what they’ve been though, and they didn’t get the support or direction or the pats on the back growing up.” Now a missionary in New Orleans, Jessica Schutte formerly served as CSUF’s associate director of financial aid and served on the first Guardian Scholars board. “I can’t tell you how many lives I’ve seen changed by this program,” Schutte said. With its support, “the students can enjoy being in college, with all the joys and miseries that make up that experience.” Guardian Scholars shows how institutions such as Cal State Fullerton help young people succeed, but its impact goes beyond that, noted Kandy Mink Salas, CSUF associate vice president for student affairs. “This program helps to create graduates who are ready to do well in their careers, giving back to the community and contributing to society in meaningful ways.” Now completing her doctorate in educational leadership, Joanne Armstrong ’04 (B.S. child and adolescent development) is a senior life and career coach for students at the University of Phoenix. Armstrong recalls Guardian Scholars as a homeaway-from-home that helps level the playing field through program and peer support. “I never thought I’d have a family, own a home or be married,” said Armstrong, who often speaks at Guardian Scholars events. “Guardian Scholars set me up for success. I’m grateful for the support they provided.” Robyn Harney ’06 (B.A. communications) is manager of TITAN


media & talent relations at Sony Pictures Television, working on global publicity for such TV series as “Franklin & Bash” and the new fall series “The Goldbergs.” Harney credits the Guardian Scholars program’s staff with encouraging her to believe in herself. “College can be really hard,” she said. “Especially when you grow up in foster care or in the court system, college can be difficult to navigate, dealing with newfound freedom and stresses. The program is there to help you every step of the way with every issue you have. When you are in the program, you are never alone, which is something really meaningful to foster youth.” For more information about the Guardian Scholars program, contact Joan Rubio, senior director, Central Development, at jrubio@fullerton.edu or 657-278-3947. n


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PROGRAM DIRECTOR EMPOWERS FORMER FOSTER YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION By Valerie Orleans ’80 oday, Sara Gamez is a confident, educated young woman. She’s a wife, a mother and an accomplished student with a master’s degree who will soon begin her doctoral studies in educational leadership from Cal State Long Beach. She has a career she loves and a support network of friends and mentors. But for many years, the new director of Cal State Fullerton’s Guardian Scholars program never celebrated her birthday – because the abuse at home began on the night of her seventh birthday. Only years later did she determine she would not be defined by the abuse she endured – only by what she could overcome and achieve. Gamez demonstrates the resilience and empowerment that she hopes to see blossom in the former foster youth who seek assistance through the Guardian Scholars program. “I have a great empathy and regard for these students,” she said. “I know what it’s like to be a ward of the court and be emancipated by the foster care system when you turn 18. I was fortunate in that I had many caring adults along the way to help me. Not everyone has that kind of critical support.” Growing up in La Puente, Gamez was the second-oldest daughter in a family of five. Her mother, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, met her stepfather after she came to the United States. Experiencing abuse at home, Gamez coped by learning to be quiet. “I tried to fade into the woodwork,” she said. “I guess it was always my hope that by withdrawing, I could make the abuse stop.” It didn’t work. It wasn’t until high school and filling out college applications that she wrote an essay detailing her life at home. Her life irrevocably changed. “My three younger siblings and I were immediately picked up by Social Services and placed in a foster home. Our second foster home was with my high school’s assistant principal,” she recalled. Finding placement for four children is difficult and


She’s Been There A former foster youth, Sara Gamez is the new director of Cal State Fullerton’s Guardian Scholars program.

Gamez would soon be “aging out.” “I guess I never really knew what unconditional love was all about,” she said. “I went to church with my foster mother and that spiritual guidance helped me work through much of the trauma I experienced.” When she first began working on her bachelor’s degree at Cal Poly Pomona, Gamez remembers feeling lost, as if she didn’t belong. But during her second year, she became a part of the inaugural group of Renaissance Scholars – a program similar to Guardian Scholars. Eventually, she became the program’s coordinator before becoming director for CSUF’s Guardian Scholars. “I would love to see programs like Guardian Scholars in all colleges and universities,” she said. “These students have often overcome challenges that others wouldn’t believe. And still, they remain committed to their education and creating new lives for themselves. “If we, as a University, can help them on this transformational path, what an honor.” n CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I



Calvin Lowe ’86 said the Health Professions program assured him that Cal State Fullerton was the right place to launch his medical career.


COMPETE By Cathi Douglas ’80 / Image by Matt Gush ’12







Stories that highlight a landmark issue, program or individual in the life of the university.

Association, the American Medical Student Association, the Latino Medical Student Organization, the Flying Samaritans and Prescribing Hope. The certificate program in Pre-Health Professions Studies allows non-science baccalaureate recipients with little to no science coursework on their transcript to fulfill preprofessional school requirements. A group of 24 students is admitted each fall semester. Students admitted to the program have come from institutions including Harvard, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC Irvine. The UC Irvine School of Medicine connection began when McCarthy established a strong relationship that resulted in him being offered a seat on the school’s Admissions Committee, an arrangement that has been passed down to each of the subsequent coordinators of the Health Professions Advising Office. It is rare that medical schools allow outside University faculty members to see the inner workings of a medical school admissions process, and rarer to grant them voting privileges. Together, the Health Professions program’s five components offer an integrated approach to training future doctors, dentists, pharmacists and veterinarians, with 87 CSUF students matriculating to professional schools in 2012. CSUF students are accepted by prestigious programs nationwide, such as the Columbia University dentistry program, Johns Hopkins Medical School, and professional schools at UC San Francisco, USC and others. “Cal State Fullerton was the right place for me,” Lowe said, crediting advice from McCarthy, involvement in student organizations and the committee’s recommendation for his admission to the UC Irvine School of Medicine. “I have a fulfilling career working in a great place, and I take pride in the fact that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the No. 5 children’s hospital in the country.” Practicing urologist Pablo Santamaria ’86 (B.S. chemistry), a past president of the Georgia Urological Society who owns and operates two Georgia medical offices, believes he received the support of the entire University through the committee’s recommendation letter. He attended UC San Diego Medical School. “I had multiple friends and family members who went to various schools, including Pepperdine and USC, and at those places they didn’t have as fine an organization as Cal State Fullerton to advise you, write your committee letter and offer support,” Santamaria said. Receiving the committee’s letter of recommendation “was a real feather in your cap” that made him stand out, he added. “What Cal State Fullerton does is fantastic for people who want to go to medical school,” Santamaria said. “As I go further in life, I realize that it’s all about relationships. They had relationships with admissions committees throughout the state. The committee got to know me as a person.” n


alvin Lowe ’86 (B.S. chemisty) believes he owes his successful medical career to the Cal State Fullerton Health Professions program. Lowe, attending physician and medical director of children’s emergency transport at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, said the integrated program helped launch his career. “The Health Professions program played a large role in my life,” Lowe said. “It got me where I am today.” That sentiment is shared by hundreds of alumni who have been assisted by the program in their pursuit of careers in allopathic, osteopathic and podiatric medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry and veterinary medicine. The program marked 50 years with a Nov. 9 on-campus celebration. “The program provides important support for students studying for incredibly competitive careers,” said Christina A. Goode, director of health professions advising and professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “There is a lot of advisement, including addressing volunteer and extracurricular experience. We work to align students’ abilities with their dreams.” CSUF’s Health Professions program has five separate components: the Health Professions Advising Office, the Health Professions Committee, student organizations, the certificate program in Pre-Health Professions Studies and the UC Irvine School of Medicine connection. The beginnings of the program can be traced to the late, beloved founding faculty member, former acting president and professor emeritus Miles D. McCarthy, who in 1959 intended to offer a support system to pre-med students to help prepare them for the medical school application process. McCarthy visited medical schools across the country, establishing relationships and telling admissions directors and deans about CSUF. McCarthy created the Health Professions Committee in 1963 and became the first official adviser to pre-health professions students. Today, the Health Professions Advising Office provides exposure and information relating to health professions fields through pre-health student organizations, professional school linkages, mock interviews and personal statement reviews, as well as complete assistance through the professional school application process and beyond. It offers academic advising at approximately 1,700 student meetings per year. The universitywide Health Professions Committee, whose members include faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as administrators and University Extended Education representatives, makes program policy, reviews student files, writes letters of evaluation and conducts interviews. Student organizations offering unique opportunities for pre-health students include the Student Health Professions




University Connection Is Key to Couple’s Entrepreneurial Spirit or Ernie ’67 (B.A. business administration) and Donna Schroeder ’71 (B.A. communications), Cal State Fullerton holds a special place in their hearts. They met here as students and began a life together that had modest beginnings, but fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, they launched a successful management company specializing in apartments and built a portfolio of apartment communities. Ernie is president and chief executive officer of Schroeder Management Co. and Donna is on the advisory board and a co-founder. Both say their connection with the University has helped in their success and is one of the reasons they give back to CSUF. “We have been grateful for what we learned at the University and also our friendships and relationships we made while we attended,” Donna said. Ernie serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board in Mihaylo


College of Business and Economics, as well as the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors and the President’s Strategic Fund Committee. As a couple, Donna and Ernie received the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 2011 Vision & Visionaries gala. Their support is designated to MCBE, and they are members of the MCBE Cornerstone Society. Donna served on President Mildred García’s Inaugural Committee and is also a member of the Concert Under the Stars Community Committee. Ernie also gives back as a Professor for the Day program at Mihaylo. He truly believes in the students at CSUF and helping point them toward their careers. “For Orange County to be a better community, it needs educated residents and employees. We enjoy seeing the students at CSUF work diligently toward their goals and obtain their degrees so they are better suited to be successful,” Ernie said. n

For more information about giving to the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, contact Carol Spencer, Senior Director of Development, at cspencer@fullerton.edu or 657-278-2867.




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CHAIR’S MESSAGE / Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation

One need only experience an athletic event on campus, read about our students’ impressive academic successes in many disciplines, or enjoy music, theatre or dance in the Joseph A.W. Clayes III Performing Arts Center to see the significant ways the generous gifts from Cal State Fullerton’s many donors and friends have strengthened the University and empowered students to excel. In fact, donors play an increasingly important role in the University’s success, particularly as state allocations continue to shrink and student needs grow. I invite you to further develop your personal relationship with the University. Discover the Cal State Fullerton initiative, program, scholarship, event or other opportunity that speaks to you and support it with your time, energy and resources. Indeed, no matter your passion, you can find something at our Cal State to invest yourself in. Perhaps you can give of your time to a special program or event; maybe you can speak to a class whose students are studying in your field. Or you could give financially to a scholarship fund or endowment that especially speaks to you. Cal State Fullerton and its students are vital to our region’s economy. It’s important that we continue to support the University in its mission and goals and champion its promise to prepare new generations for the work ahead. As chair of the foundation board, I have witnessed firsthand the deepening commitment by our board members, alumni, friends, faculty and staff to provide the best education possible for our students, even in these challenging times. It will take innovation, collaboration and a lot of money to reach our goal to become the model comprehensive University in the United States. Together with President Mildred García, the board of governors is advancing our work in building relationships that foster real collaboration while partnering with the University’s faculty, staff and alumni. We are so grateful for your support, and honored by your involvement in the life of Cal State Fullerton. Your dedication continues to fuel our progress. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our students.

Doug Simao Chair, Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation




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Executive Officers

The roster below refects the membership as it was at the close of the fiscal year on June 30, 2013. Douglas H. Simao

Jeffrey Van Harte ’80

Mildred García

Chair IT Advisor / Enterprise Intelligence Ernst & Young

Vice Chair, Finance and Investment Committee Chief Investment Officer Delaware Investments

President California State University, Fullerton

Julie K. Miller-Phipps ’83

Marilyn C. Brewer

Executive Director Vice President, University Advancement California State University, Fullerton

Vice Chair Senior Vice President and Executive Director Kaiser Permanente Orange County

Secretary California State Assembly (Ret.)

Gregory J. Saks

Annette E. Feliciani ’80

Immediate Past Chair President, AEF Systems Consulting, Inc.

Board of Governors Richard C. “Dick” Ackerman

California State Senator (Ret.) Partner, Nossaman, LLP Wylie A. Aitken

David D. Bowman, Ph.D.

Professor of Geological Sciences Chair, Department of Geological Science Gregory D. Bunch ’79

Jose Lara ’02

Executive Vice President SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Dwayne Mason

Principal Aitken, Aitken, Cohn

Senior Sales and Distribution Executive Media Consultant

Student Representive President Associated Students, CSUF, Inc.

Robert M. Alvarado ’87

Paul Carter ’92

Steven G. Mihaylo ’69

Vice President Marketing and Ticket Sales Angels Baseball LP

Partner Bergkvist, Bergkvist & Carter LLP

K.P. “Bala” Balkrishna ’78

Managing Partner White, Nelson & Co., LLP

President and CEO Commercial Bank of California Jo E. Bandy ’94

Senior Director Corporate Communications Ingram Micro Dan O. Black ’67

Chairman ProThera, Inc.

CEO, Crexendo, Inc.

Geoffrey S. Payne ’80

David Doran ’75

President Tahiti Partners Properties Corp.

Paul F. Folino

Senior Vice President and CFO CHOC Children’s

Executive Chairman Emulex Gerald E. Johnson ’71

Chairman and CEO (Ret.) The Clorox Company

Kerri Ruppert Schiller ’82

Ernie Schroeder ’67

President and CEO Schroeder Management Co. Victoria Vasques ’76

President Tribal Tech, LLC

Governors Emeriti Katherine Allred ’83

Rudy A. Hanley

R. James Considine Jr.

President and CEO SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Leonard H. Dreyer ’72

General Partner (Ret.) Knott’s Berry Farm

President and CEO Ryder, Stilwell, Inc.

Chairman and CEO (Ret.) Marie Callender’s Restaurants

Stephen R. Knott

William J. McGarvey

Director, Community Relations Anderson & Lynn, CPAs Jim Volz, Ph.D.

Professor, Theatre and Dance California State University, Fullerton

Margaret McCarthy ’84

Partner Paradigm Ventures




Donor Constituents and Gifts for 2012-13

This report is a donor recognition publication honoring $12,888,898 in philanthropic support through outright cash gifts, pledge payments, in-kind donations and new pledges to the University between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, as reported to the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation and University Advancement by on-campus beneficiaries. The report does not include membership in various University support groups. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these listings. If your name was inadvertently omitted or incorrectly shown, please notify University Advancement at 657-278-2118. 



At the close of FY 11-12 the endowment for CSUF stood at $34,276,674 and at the close of FY 12-13 the endowment stood at $42,547,517. This represents a 24 percent increase.

Total gift receipts exceeded $12.8 million, a 30 percent increase over 2011-12.

$46M $42M



$12M $11M


$34M $30M



















2011 $32,339,634 2012 $34,276,674






AS OF THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30: 2009 $18,661,160 2010 $23,688,854


2013 $42,547,517

2011-12 $9,930,554

2012-13 $12,888,898








Academic Divisions

Faculty & Staff


Faculty & Staff





4% 29% 8%

Other Individuals


Other Individuals







Student Financial Aid





Property, Buildings & Equipment

Other Organizations TOTAL

5% 100%

l Donor is an alumnus/alumna



Other Organizations TOTAL

5% 100%

n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti

v Honorary alumni

2% 14%

Other Restricted Purposes TOTAL

s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment

1% 42% 100%

i Donor is a parent


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$1,000,000+ Joseph A. W. Clayes III Charitable Trust ls Steven G. Mihaylo lvs

Dana Praitis

Theresa and Dean Samsvick l

Barbara Robinson i

Louise and James Shamblen l

Dr. Carolyn E. Johnson n

Heidi Ray Robinson l

Dixie Shaw ls

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Johnston l

Lorin and Jeffrey Robinson l

Dr. Valerie O’Regan and

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Klammer n

Wendy Sellars-Robinson and

Victoria and Fabrice Vasques

Dan Black and Kathy Chao Black ls Margaret Anne Cooper Living Trust s Marilyn and Cline (deceased) Duff si JoAnne and Frank Greinke The Anne L. Kruzic Trust s Adriana Mraz s Mary and James Peterson lsi Donna and Ernest Schroeder l Jeffrey S. Van Harte and Melissa L. Smith l Dorothy and James D. Young nvsi

$50,000-99,999 Anonymous s William J. McGarvey

$25,000-49,999 Warren Bauer Joan and Richard Becktel l Lee and Nicholas A. Begovich Dr. and Mrs. Leland Bellot ns Rachelle Cracchiolo ls Paul Folino and Margo Judge v Dr. Dorota M. Huizinga n Roger and Yvette Kotch l Dr. June Pollak and Mr. George Pollak s

l Donor is an alumnus/alumna

Arturo and Raquel Lomeli

Lucille Conser and John Summerfield


Beth and Steven Bangert ls Dennis Benko

Wayne and Carol Knyal l

Dr. Stephen Stambough n Bobbie and Daniel Struve l

Christopher Robinson l


Susan James and Ron Trujillo

$10,000-24,999 Cris and Adriana Abrego l


Pam and Tom Summerfield s

Margaret McCarthy and Michael Potter l

Teresa and Frank Suryan, Jr.

Dr. Shari D. McMahan n

Dennis Ullrich s

Cynthia B. Miller s

Rodger Dale Vaughan Trust s

Karen and Joseph Moderow l

Dr. Gordon Morris Bakken and Professor Brenda G. Farrington n

Shannon Cook and Scott Coler

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Myles Jack Norberg


Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb ns

Bette and Wylie Aitken


Rajesh S. Manek l

Lyle Parks Jr. Nita and Ashok Patel i


Lucy and Ron Davis ls

Don J. Anderson n

Leslie and Dennis Percell l

Elsa and Paul Dunlap

Karkutla P. Balkrishna l

Judy and Sheldon Richman

James T. Fousekis

John Belli

The Rodriguez Family Trust

Kalli O’Malley and Terry Giles l

Michael T. Biehl l

Paul Goldenberg

Paula and Joseph Cervantes

Scott B. Gudes l

Ronald E. Clapper n

Nitasha Sharma

Michael-Ann Herring and James Phelps

Lawrence de Graaf n

Ram P. Singhania n

Ron Hudson

The Jane Deming Fund

Scott D. Smith l

Marilyn and Beau Johnson

Carl S. DiNicola l

David S. Sniezko l

Michelle and Robert Kargenian l

Annette Feliciani and Bryan Fitzpatrick l

Donna and Kirt Spradlin

Mildred Knott

Robert Friedman

Spencer Sun i

Frances and Stephen Knott i

Camille and Barry Gershenovitz ln

Dr. Sandra Sutphen ns

Sibyl H. and Joseph W.

Gilbert Gluck and Catherine Bradley

Erma J. Tracy

Jeff Golan

Dr. and Mrs. Edgar P. Trotter III ns

Landon Family Trust s Sharon Lesk Loreen and John Loftus


Dr. Rollin T. Sandberg n Philip R. Schimmel l


Caecilla S. Gotama and Robert Bruch l

Bill Tutton l

Patricia Stone and James Gutmann

Julie and Michael Weiser ls


Noah Franklin Modisett

Ruth and Matt Helm l

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Woods l

Margaret and Return Moore

Barbara and Dan J. Heneghan

Dr. James F. Woodward n

Dr. Maria C. Linder n

Kylie Schuyler and Douglas A. Hodge l

James S. Phelps

Dr. Craig K. Ihara ln

Kerry and John Phelps

Tracey and Paul Irving


Gale and Frank Robitaille

Nelli L. Irwin

Katherine F. Allred l

n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti

v Honorary alumni

s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment

i Donor is a parent



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Individual Giving


My-Ngoc and Phillip Allred l

Mary K. Heath l

Theresa and Larry Rovira lsi

Linda S. Bauermeister l

Michelle and Jeffrey Anderson

Mark Heflin

Teresa Saldivar l

Corinne and Kevin Baughman l

Lois J. Bain

Dorothy and William Heide

Reed D. Smoke

Barbara Beckett




Maria and Dino Basdakis l

Faith Johnson

June, Ronald, Russell and David Stein

Laurie and David Bedillion

Dr. and Mrs. Martin Bonsangue ln

Joanne B. Kedzie s

Douglas G. Stewart ls

Anita and Richard Belansky l

Dr. William G. Briggs n

Roger T. Kirwan

Mr. and Mrs. F. Michael Stone li

William Benoush

Marion and Lee Brockett

Jean and Bill Klinghoffer

Mickey Strauss

Susan and Allen Boerner li

Gregory S. Brunette

Helena and Mark Krikorian


Andrea and Jeffrey Sward


Shirley and Jim Cadwell l

Jonathan F. Kuykendall l

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin F. Calcagnie li

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Laroff

Terri and Dennis Cammarano

Ellen and Alfred Lee


F. Owen Holmes Jr. and Cynthia N. Togami ln

Phyllis and Harold Bond Michelle D. Borland l JoAnn C. Brannock li

Leah and Robert Traut

Janet and Allan Bridgford

Jonathan L. Christy

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Valerie and Edward Bullock

Victoria and Jerry Conrey l

Catharine Licata

Cheryl and Gregory Wirzbicki

Karen and John Bushman lnsi

Denise Coyle

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Lois and William Butler l

John M. Darman

Jim Mazzo

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James McCluney


Scholarship Honors Son’s Memory, Program He Loved driana Mraz created the Roy Lopez Scholarship


Award of Valor to ensure that deserving students have an opportunity to benefit from the University’s ROTC program. Mraz’s son, Roy, was in the program until his death in 2012. “I wanted to create something long-lasting that would keep the memory of my son alive within a program he loved and believed in so much,” Mraz said. “I am very grateful that CSUF had such a great program that allowed me to memorialize my son and the ROTC program, which gave so much to him.”


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Greg Mech

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Jan Mittermeier

Keith Fiscus

Pravin and Sudha Mody

The Flocken Family ns

Cathy and John Monson li

Patricia and Anthony Florentine

Rick Muth Family

Dr. Cherie R. Garcia

Takeshi Nakaya

Annette and Lee Gilbert ni

Viva L. Palumbo ls

Sherry L. Goddicksen Brizzi ln

Tina T. Phan and Phan Hoang

Benjamin R. Gold

Steve W. Pihl


Elaine Redfield s David M. Reid s

Drs. Debra L. and Arthur A. Hansen n

Nicholas Rende

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Dr. Roberta E. Rikli ns


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The inaugural recipients of the scholarship were civil engineering major and ROTC cadet Kevin Pham and 2nd Lt. Joshua D. Gonzalez ’13 (B.A. criminal justice). Pham and Gonzalez were recognized during a commissioning ceremony at the University in May. “The first two candidates were the perfect examples because they held not only the academic grades, but held selfless qualities that allowed me to see how they too believe in helping others and giving back to the organizations they benefited from, and that’s very important in keeping traditions and institutions like this one alive,” Mraz said.

n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti

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v Honorary alumni

Sandra and Paul Carter l Dr. Jo Ann Carter-Wells ln Cheryl and Kenneth Case l Claire C. Cavallaro n William Cave Thomas Champieux Dhusdee G. Chandswang l Nancy and Irving Chase Guohong and C. Chen l Vivien Cienfuegos Ide Jeffrey D. Cook n Laura and Bruce Corigliano i Matthew R. Cowan l

s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment

i Donor is a parent

Michael W. Gee

Mary E. M. Houseal

Laura A. Lyons l

Donna and Michael Dannan l

Donna and Larry Geer l

Elizabeth and Dr. Kim Housewright lns

June Mackey

Judy L. Davis l

Gabriele Genereux

Moira and Mark Howmann i

Rafael Marquez

Jessica Deline

Dr. Phillip L. Gianos and

Catherine Huizing

Margaret Martin s

Jane Paul Hummel and Jorg Hummel ns

Dr. Irene Matz ln Carole and Robert McHayle Hubbs l

Elizabeth Scordalakis and Jean Diaz l

Nancy L. Holmes ns

Mr. and Mrs. William Dickerson n

Nancy R. Goodhue-McWilliams l

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Ronald R. Diluigi li

Laleh B. Graylee n

Leanna and Morris Ishibashi nsi

Donna and Michael McKennon l

Isabel and George James

Peggy and Robert McKennon l

Lisa and Richard Doebler

Cynthia and Jay Greenberg




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Sandra and Norman H. Johnson i

Janie and John Scott i

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Michael Griffin

Dr. Caroline J. Jones n

Frank E. Mercier Jr.

Mary and Clifford Doubek

Michelle M. Grisat

Daniel A. Jones

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Veronica Michalowski l

Cecil W. Drinkward

Kenneth and Christina Guchereau l

Nancy and Jerry Keating ns

J. Michael Moore l

Steven Duff

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Norma L. Morris ns

Lucy Dunn

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The scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more students in the University’s ROTC program. Selection is based on G.P.A., financial need and demonstrated exceptional leadership and community service. n

For more information about contributing to the ROTC program, please contact Theresa Davis, Associate Vice President for College and Program Development, at thdavis@fullerton.edu or 657-278-7642.

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Christopher King

Betty Murphy

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Gary Hausdorfer

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Milly and Bill Heaton n

Susan and Robert Knepper ls

Lawrence Newberry (deceased)

Patrick and Kelly England ln

James L. Henriques l

Kris Krabill

John D. Nguyen l

Sandy and Allan Fainbarg

Carlos F. Hernandez

Grace and Louis Kurkjian

Joseph Formichelli n

Edna and Edward Hernandez

Christopher and Laurel Lamberth l

Jo A. Norton n

Natalie M. Fousekis n

Richard Hernandez l

Patricia and Richard Lee i

Dwight Richard Odle

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Richard Lewis

Valerie J. Orleans and Don Hansen ln

Elizabeth Frobisher

Sarah A. Hill, Ph.D. n

Lucille and Scott Lichtenberg l

Jesse C. Painter

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Stanley Hillman l

Leslie and Adrian Lopez i

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Joseph Gazmen l

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Michelle Lopez

Virginia and William Pickering




Katherine Powers and

Barbara and Stephen Thatcher l

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Dr. Chester Choi l

Theesa R. Theiler

Susan L. Arena l

Linda and Bill Claprood

Toni Ramsay

Aaron L. Tofani

Beverly and Thomas Balderrama

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Mark N. Toto

Robert C. Banks s

Gail and Michael Cochran

Monica and Ed Rebella l

Claudine and Ira Unterman l

Martha and Renaud Bartholomew l

Kimberly Colbert

Lorelei L. Redding

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Nancy and James Bauer

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Christopher D. Reese l

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Alma and Robert Bean

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Stephen M. Rochford

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Raylene and Ryan Vanderhook

Carol A. Benson

Chris Copps

Marvin J. Rosenberg nsi

Ryan Vanderhook Jr.

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Linda and Larry Saarloos

Edwin Vane

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Edward Cote i

Mary Lou and Jerry Samuelson

Fredrick Von Coelln

Deborah and Daniel Bolar

Mary Cottrell and

Verne D. Wagner l

Jeffrey A. Bower l

Judith A. Sanders l

F. Loraine Walkington

Dr. and Mrs. Keith O. Boyum ns

Carol Cranfield and Rich Foster

Kirk G. San Roman l

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Lisa E. Brandon l

Sandy and Gary Crouch

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Carmen and H. William Bridgford v

Mary Dalessi l

Kerri R. Schiller

Kimjera and Brent Whittington

Cindy and Robert Bright

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Guardian Scholars Benefit from Family’s Legacy of Giving ilson W. Phelps was a successful banker and retail


developer who instilled in his children that charity is a lifetime pursuit. To bring that message home, he established the Wilson W. Phelps Foundation in 1997, and he made sure his children made up the board of directors. “Dad wanted to give back to the community that helped give him a livelihood,” said James Phelps, Wilson’s son and a foundation board member. Today the foundation continues to give to Fullerton, Anaheim and Buena Park schools and charities. Since 2002,

the Guardian Scholars program at Cal State Fullerton has benefited from the Phelps’ philosophy of giving back. Guardian Scholars (see story on page 14) helps emancipated foster youth attain a college education, pursue careers and lead productive adult lives. Guardian Scholars receive year-round housing, financial aid, counseling, academic tutoring and support. The program has received national and state recognition. President Mildred García is shown with Guardian Scholars in the image, right. The Phelps Foundation provides private support to the program that helps students with expenses, such as groceries,

Linda and Gerald Schnabl l

Sally and Jim Williams

Dr. Jon C. Bruschke ln

Tony De Los Reyes

Chris and Anne Marie Scibelli

Stuart Williger l

Christopher Bugbee ns

Dr. and Mrs. Paul DeLand n

J. Brenton Shore

Lia and Albert Wong l

Gregory D. Bunch li

Gerald E. Desrochers l

Ingrid R. Shutkin si

William B. Woyski s

Teresa and Robert Burns li

Susan and Richard Dolnick

Reba J. Silverthorne-O’Leary

John Zakarian

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Larry Domino i

Dr. Judy A. Smith

Carol and Harold Zukoski

Ann and Lloyd (deceased) Carnahan

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Mary and James Donovan ln

Dr. and Mrs. Bradley E. Starr ns

Robert L. Carvalho l

Ernalee and Curtis Eakin l

Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. Catlin

David B. Eby ls

Terr Steinberg


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Brenda and Michael Ackerman

Michele and Stephen Cesca l

John Echeveste l

Dr. Eula M. Stovall ns

Maxine and Floyd Allen

Deborah and Raymond Chao

Judi Elterman l

Amy S. and Todd R. Taylor l

James F. Amato

Ryan L. Chase

Kenneth J. Fancher l

Bob M. Tetrault i

Michael Anthony n

Mark Child

Clara Fellow

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n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti

v Honorary alumni

s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment

i Donor is a parent

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Martin A. Kudler l

Breen Murphy

Jean R. Fischer li

Michael Hersh

Behnoud F. Lahiji l

Allene Symons and Alan Nestlinger ln

William D. Fitzgerald Jr. l

Paula and Robert Hess i

Jennifer and Richard Lambright l

Toni B. Nielson and Bronwyn Grant ln

Carmen Flint

Barbara L. Hollowed li

Morgan Lanchantin

Lesley L. Nolen l

Stephen J. Flynn l

Davida Hopkins-Parham n

Dr. Irene L. Lange n

Jill and Harry Norman n

Pat and Richard Ford

William R. Hoyer

Annette and Ronald Larson

Paula J. Olivier i

Albert Fredman n

John and Eileen Huarte

Jon C. Lindbeck

Daniel Page

Charles G. Huizinga

Marilyn Little

Michael E. Parisi l

Robert Gallio

Michael H. Humphreys, M.D.

Locklin-Sigler Family Trust

Ann and Donald Pease n

Judi Garman and JoAnn Zwanziger

Katherine and Aaron Hwang i

Karen and Richard Lockwood l

Pat O. Perkins

Dr. Robert H. Gass Jr.

John D. Ibson

Deborah H. Lombardi

Dr. Lee R. Polk

William and Marsha Gallavan





Helen E. Georges

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Yukiko Loritz l

Kathleen A. Pomykata ln

Dorothy and Stephen Gigliotti

Jesse Jacobs l

Armando Martos l

Victoria Smith-Porcello and

Laurie Goldberger

Lea M. Jarnagin n

Todd E. Marumuto

Jesse Gomez l

Tina M. Jayaweera

Katherine C. McCanna

Hoshi Printer

Kapriyel Govjian

Darrell F. Jodoin l

Martha McCarthy ln

Rick and Jill Pullen ns

Leonard Porcello l

gas and other necessities. “These students are the cream that make it to college,” Phelps said. James Phelps’ brother and two sisters have also benefitted from a CSUF education. Louise Phelps Shamblen graduated in 1971(B.A. art, teaching credential), and Carol Phelps attended in 1965. n For more information about the Guardian Scholars program, contact Joan Rubio, Executive Director, Central Development, at jrubio@fullerton.edu or 657-278-3947.

Barbara S. Gregory

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Molly McClanahan s

Grace and Victor Ragni l

Robert A. Griffith l

Diane and Lawrence Johnson ln

Irene and Mac McCormick

Dianne C. Ramos l

Christopher Gwaltney l

Robin and John Johnson i

Annette M. McCusker ls

Melinda and Charles Rathmell II l

Dwight R. Haggard l

Carol and Paul Kane

Dollie and Donald McDougall ln

Pamela R. Clarke and Dennis Reahle

L. S. Hagmann-Stumpf

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Noelle M. McGovern l

Laurie A. Resnick l

Anne Key

Michael A. McLean

Bobbi and Stan Rice l

Mary Ann Hamamura and William F. Clark

Arlene Key

Thelma and Earl Mellott l

Jeanna and Glyndon Riley n

Dr. Deborah O. Hancock ns

Barbara R. Kilponen

Kandy Mink Salas and Edward Salas n

Edgar Rodriguez l

Linda and James Kilponen

Edward B. Mitchell

Martha and James L. Rodriguez n

Cheryl and David Harris i

Kristin Kleinjans and Anthony Dukes n

Terrie and Randy Mohlman i

Jeanie and Troy Roe

John C. Hartwig

Gregory Kling

Laurie K. Morgan ls

Dr. Debra J. Rose n

Rosa E. Heckenberg l

David L. Kluver l

Stephen Moriyama

Hart T. Roussel n

Cheryl and John Heller l

Nicole Klyczek and David DiCristofaro l

Barbara L. Murguia l

Bryan and Joan Rubio n

Lynnette and Gregory Hahn


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Paul Rudman

Elizabeth G. Stiles

Andra L. Aguirre

Peggy and Gary Bockman n

Mary L. Rupp

Jeanie and Dean Stockwell

Christopher and Maureen Aitken

Patricia M. Boggs ln

Tehnaz and Richard Rutledge l

Mary and John Strotkamp l

Laurie and Darren Aitken

Dr. Thomas L. Bostwick l

Rachelle and Joseph Saddler i

Edward A. Sullivan n

Leslie A. Lusk and Derek J. Aitken l

Francine G. Bradford l

Sanjay K. Saint

Judith and Paul Sundermann

Sherrie Aitken

Diane and Gregory Braun l

Gregory J. Saks n

CarolAnn Tassios

Celina and Thomas Bryson l

Terry Pratt Brick and Carl Brick

Martha D. Salas

Eula M. Thomas l

Ken Allen

Mary L. Broadbent

Ann and Thad Sandford

Bao D. Tran

Daniel J. Allstun

Maria and David Schafer l

Terrie T. Tran n

Noha M. Alshugairi l

Birthe Burnett

Patricia A. Schammel

Pedram P. Vahid l

Shereen Altaha

Dr. Versie G. Burns (deceased)

Ed Schaschl

Ronald and Janet Vander Vliet

Barbara J. Amsbury

Gloria and Karl Schlaepfer s

Willem H. Van Der Pol n

Eileen R. and Don Anderson

Daniel Burzumato li

Eva and Fred Schneider

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Karen M. Anderson

Gaylon and Kelley Butler l

Jane and Robert Schneider l

Lori and Timothy Wallach li

Walda and Ron Anderson

Janet and Bert Buzan n

Margaret J. Schnoor

Jie Chen and Frank F. Wang

Roger E. Andries l

Susan and Frank Calabretta l

Suzanne and Robert Schultz i

Niki and David Watson l

Edgar Arcila

Pamela J. Caldwell ln


Karin and David Bruesehoff l



Dr. and Mrs. Roger L. Burtner

Endowment Scholarship Honors Debate Coach


im Peterson ’62 (B.A. social science) says one of the

greatest influences in his life was a debate course at Cal State Fullerton and the professor who recognized his potential. In 2012, Peterson established the Lee Granell Debate Program Endowment in honor of his former coach. “In looking back on my life, I’ve had time to reflect on those who have influenced me over the years,” he said. “There are friends, family members, business associates – even lenders. But when I think of the most influential people, my thoughts often go to that guy who taught a class I took in 1962. His name was

Lee Granell.” Peterson said that his years in debate and student government helped lead to his first job and, eventually, to establishing his own business, Peterson Properties, as a successful real estate developer. “I was the first one to go to college in my family and extended family,” Peterson said. “It’s just not something we thought about. It changed my world. So, if you have an opportunity to change other people’s worlds, then to me that is gratification.” The money from the endowment will be designated

Gregg F. Schwartz l

Edwin R. Westbrook

Harry Audell

Peter Callahan

Paula J. Selleck ns

Beth Mulcahy and

Anthony Babich l

David T. Cannon

Cindy J. Baca l

Marilyn and Jack Carlson

Dr. and Mrs. Mark Shapiro ns

Joseph Wolosonovich l

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sherwood l

Theresa and Bob Wooding i

Jo E. Bandy l

Natalia C. Caronna l

Corinne Shuster i

Dianna Wynn and Brian Holland ls

Kathryn and John Baptista

Alta and Alan Carter

Mark Shuster

David A. Young

David L. Bates

James Case n

Dr. Ruth M. Siegrist ln

Gregory M. Young l

Brennan Beach

Roman Castaneda

Constance and Fred Snyder

Woody Young

Bret Beals

Thomas W. Casto l

Leah Beattie

Melissa and Jeffrey Cavanaugh l

Dr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Benson

Allen C. Cekorich l

Dorothy and Peter Bilello l

Amanda N. Cerjak l


David Stall Margaret and Thomas (deceased) Starks i


Mary A. Stein l

Marianne and A. George Abiaad l

Deborah T. Blankenberg ls

Kristen and Thomas Chadwell l

Cindy and Peter Stephan l

Maria and Rick Adams

Jeanne and Harold Blum

Spencer Chamberlain

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n Donor is a member of the University’s faculty, staff or emeriti

v Honorary alumni

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i Donor is a parent


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Sylvia and Leonard Garber

Timothy J. Hemstreet l

Luis Chavarin

Nan H. Ducolon n

Anna L. Garcia l

Jose A. Hernandez

Gil Chavez ls

Stacey and Kenneth Duran l

Tara and Melvin Garcia

Nicola Hernandez

Roger Chavez

Armando Duron

Sue Gardner s

Gene Hiegel n

Sharisse A. Stricat l

Sue and Steven Dutcher

Kimberly and Daniel Gauna i

Sharon and James Hightower ns

Dr. Betty M. Chavis n

Berenecea Eanes n

Mitchell R. Geller l

Michael D. Hoang l

Steve Coehlo i

Karen and Chris Eicher i

The Gettman Family Trust

Mary and James R. Hofmann n

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cohn

Thomas and Barbara Eldredge

Patricia L. Gloster

Ronnie and John Hogue

Ilsa and Roger Coleman

Elissa and Peter Elkin l

Enrico Gnaulati l

Kenneth R. Cooper l

Desiree Engel l

Roy P. Gonzales ln

Nancy H. Cooper

Homer Escamilla

Marge and Jack Gonzalez

Scott T. Cooper l

Jeffrey and Christine Evenson l

Andrea and Luis Gonzalez l

Bob Howard

Jamie and Chad Cordero l

Jordan I. Fabish l

Michael A. Gonzalez l

Robert L. Howell l

Lisa and Richard Coriaty i

Radde Family Trust

Naomi Goodwin n

David Huisenga

Cecilia D. Craig l

Tom Farrier

Tonnie A. Gragg n

Laura Hultman and Stephen Edwards n

Carol Creighton

Vera Feliciani

Janice R. Grant

Dorothy Hume





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for student scholarships for debate team members, with preference given to those who have a financial need or are military veterans. Recipients of the scholarship will be chosen through the Human Communication Studies Department’s scholarship selection process. n

For more information about giving to the College of Communications, please contact Michael Karg, Director of Development, at mkarg@fullerton.edu or 657-278-3348.

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Julie A. Hummer l

Robert Cummins

Jerry Flores

Timothy Graven l

Gregory and Melissa Hutting i

Claire G. Curran

George A. and Janice Fontes l

Sheryl and Richard Greiner l

Courtney Ibarra l

Patricia A. Dabic

Cynthia and Richard Foster

Fernando Guillen

Tamara and Eric Iffrig

Eldona S. Davis i

Betty and Robert Fox

Carlota Haider l

Brian N. Igawa l

Gabriel Davis

Carolyn France

Marion and John (deceased) Hance

Jo-E Immel

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Demman

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Diane N. Harris l

Christopher J. Inano l

Mary T. Desiderio

Cynthia and Michael Friedman l

Dr. Carole S. Harrison n

Anna C. (Pat) Irot ls

Gary Dias

Terry Fyne

Jack L. Hartfelder

Victoria and Andrew Jagoda ln

Thomas Diaz

Camille and Thomas Gackstetter l

Caitlin Harvey

Donna and Alfred Johnson

John A. Draxler

Melissa S. Gallagher l

Kimberley J. Harvie ln

Barbara and Robert Johnson l

Joanne E. Driggers and

The Gallavan Family Trust

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Thomas L. Johnson ls

Patricia M. Ganer

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Heiser

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Ruth Juergens

Pian Y. Lau l

Jeffrey McConnell l

Donna and Stephen O’Donnell

Denise and Gary Kading i

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Lawton

Bill McIntosh

Joan and Ronald Oglevie

Marian Kalman

Gwendolyn and Carlos Leija

Lydia Rodriguez-McPhee and

Michael O’Hara



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Melissa A. Lentz l

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kaplan n

Marty C. Lewis l

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mendoza l

Shirlianne H. Olsen

Thomas Kartrude l

Elizabeth and Leon (deceased) Leyson

Elizabeta and Christopher Meyer n

Kathleen and Ronald Osborn

Irene B. Kauppi

Diana and Douglas Lithgow i

Kathy and Thomas Miller

Georgia and Duane Osborne i

Masako and Ray Kawase

Marian D. Lockwood

Suzanne and William Mills Jr.

Ric Ottaiano

Russell Kennedy and Anita Varela

Gabriel Lopez

Dr. Sallie Mitchell n

Rebecca Otten

Marjorie A. Kerr ls

Pedro and Alma Lopez i

Madison Moniz

Joseph R. Pasek l

The Elizabeth King Survivors Trust

Martin Lorigan

Bruce V. Moock

Laura and Chris King i

Michael T. Losquadro l

Billie Moore

Gnyandev Patel

Deana Weiman-Kingsbury and

Lewis Lubin

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Betty N. Lundgren

Lori Morris

Michael A. Penn

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Kittredge

Jorice and Joseph Maag

Sandra Blanco and

Carol V. Perez l

Michael S. Kinsbury l

University Benefits from Rotary’s Commitment to Service


he Rotary Club of Fullerton lives by the

organization’s objectives of encouraging and fostering the idea of service. Over the years, Cal State Fullerton has been the beneficiary of that philosophy. Since 2005, the Fullerton Rotary Foundation has given nearly $112,000 to the College of the Arts to support music and theatre and dance scholarships. The Fullerton Rotary has also supported a Rotary Club Endowment benefiting the Pollak Library; Faley Memorial Special Games; Women’s Basketball Fund; and the overall Titan athletics program.

“The arts and education are important components of a vibrant community and society,” said Allyn Lean, past president of the Fullerton Rotary. “Given the talent of the students attending your program and their impact on the arts locally, as well as nationally and internationally, we feel it is a natural complement to our mission as a club to support the level of scholarship taking place in our community and at your University.” Fullerton Rotary member J. H. Richey and Lean are shown in the image, right. Lean said contributing to the University’s future helps

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Patricia Kwan and Anthony Knapp l

Marco A. Magallanes l

Brian and Peggy Mulligan

Carrie and Bruce Perry l

Linda and Robert Koch n

Nathan Makaryk

Hector Muniz

Cory Peterson

Carol J. Gaves l

John J. Marcinkevicz l

Enrique Munoz

Barbara and Jarrold Petraborg

Jeanne Kravitz

Michael D. Markovitch and Janet Ter Veen

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munson

Michelle Petsche i Janet and John Pickering

Marianne and Leo Kreter

Beverly D. Marsh

Cindy K. Murra

Wilhelmina M. Kruip-Downey

Rose Marie and William Massey

Guia and Danny Murray i

David R. Pierce l

Dan Kudo l

Kaveh Matin l

Dr. Greta K. Nagel ls

Ronald Pierre

Bill and Marty Kruschat

Timothy J. Matz

Richard E. Nelson

Cheryl and Edward Pinchot l

Melissa and Dana Lamb lns

Julie Max ln

Phi and Inkyu Noh

Mary and John Pinson

Sharon and Robert Lambert

Kenneth M. May l

Amy K. O’Brien

Kay and Brian Pitts l

Cathy and Dr. Wayne Lancaster l

Elizabeth and Robert McCann l

Jeffrey L. Ocheltree l

Cary Potter l

Dr. Ray R. Larson l

Daniel J. McClain l

Patricia and Patrick O’Donnell

Linda and Bruce Powell


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v Honorary alumni



s A portion or all of this gift was designated to an endowment

i Donor is a parent

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Mark K. Tanimura

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Nanette A. Price

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Patrick A. Thomas l

James C. Yeung l

Patricia Prunty n

Andrea and William Smith l

Martha E. Thomason l

John Zabala

Anthony Ragazzo n

Janet L. Smith n

Terri L. Thompson n

David A. Zirkle l

Scott Rajcic

Jon C. Smith l

Cathrynn and David Thorsen n

Lori A. Redfearn l

Tiffani J. Smith l

Terry W. Tilson l

Christopher J. Reese ln

Frederick A. Snyder l

Steven R. Reynolds

Paulette and Eric Solberg


Andrew T. Tran l Bert G. Trevino l


Leslie Richardson

Maria T. Solis-Martinez

Dr. Esiquio R. Uballe n

Paul L. Robidoux l

Glenn D. Southard l

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Uyesugi l

Bette and Robert (deceased) Roethe

Terry E. Spencer

Dawn Valencia n

Thomas A. Rolinson l

Janelle M. Flores and Mark C. Spragg l

Daniel Vasquez l

Michael J. Rossi l

Richard and Melodie Stanford l

Naomi Velarde l

Kelleen N. Rowe l

Lori L. Staples i

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Margie and Louis Stark

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Michael C. Steiner

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build on the foundation of a literate society. “There is a freedom of expression that transcends borders, religious beliefs, racial prejudice, and local and national politics,” Lean said. “The University is a place where students and faculty alike can explore ideas that improve general society.” n For more information about giving to the College of the Arts’ departments of Music or Theatre and Dance, contact Ann Steichen, Assistant Director of Development, at asteichen@fullerton.edu or (657) 278-7124.

Freddy Salazar

Beth T. Stiel n

Stacia and Micah Walker

Gregory W. Sanders l

Deanna and Joseph Stopper

Michael E. Walton

Anthony Sandoval l

Patricia and Michael Stover s

Angela L. Wang l

Lynn M. Sargeant n

Katherine A. Strachan l

Joseph A. Weber n

Karl D. Sauer l

Blake M. Street l

Linda Gabler and Peter Schmuck


Alyse and H. Eric Streitberger

Carol Weinfeld i n

Rebecca A. Mcgraw and Tyler Wells

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Nancy and Everett Stuck lns

Colman G. Windisch l

Nancy and Edward Sellmeyer l

Elizabeth A. Suarez n

Eddie L. Winstead l

Suzanne and Martin Serbin

Dr. and Mrs. John Sullivan

Lisa and Wayne Wooding l

Karen and Henry Shahinian l

Georgina and John Sullivan l

Jeffrey L. Wright l

Elyse R. Sharp l

Kenneth S. Swift l

C. and T. Yamamoto

Beverley Shook

Dr. Barbara N. Talento ln

Vicky W. Yang l

Michele M. Silva l

Sharon L. Tanabe l

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The Ontiveros Society The Ontiveros Society consists of University supporters who have included CSUF in their estate plans for any form of planned gift. The Ontiveros name honors the land grant ownership of Fullerton and other north Orange County cities. Martina and Juan Pacifico Ontiveros were the original owners of thousands of acres in Fullerton, Brea and Placentia, including land now home to CSUF. The name celebrates the legacy of Cal State Fullerton’s past, as it advances towards the future. Leanne L. Andreas Grotke

Mr. and Mrs. Norberto Guinaldo

Ms. Eileen and Dr. John Olmsted

Dr. Sandra Sutphen


Drs. Debra L. and Arthur A. Hansen

Sherry and John Paine

Richard J. Taylor

Betsy and Eric Azariah

Ruth and Matt Helm

Barbara and Michael Parker

Geni Ugolini

Richard Baillif

Kiyoshi Ito

Dr. June Pollak and

Debra Winters

Beth and Steven Bangert

Nancy H. Jones

Lee and Nicholas A. Begovich

Gary and Susan Kimbrough

Genevieve M. Ray

Dan Black and Kathy Chao Black

Pamela and Lonnie Laster

Mary E. Riede

Mr. George Pollak

Jeffrey L. Wright Dorothy and James D. Young

CSUF Programmer Helps Launch Vietnamese Studies Scholarship hen Tina Phan learned that Cal State Fullerton was establishing a Vietnamese Studies program, she immediately knew she wanted to contribute to its success. Phan, an analyst/programmer at CSUF, and her husband, Phan Hoang, have helped establish a scholarship for the new program. The scholarship would be awarded to a student participating in the program based on GPA and a passion for studying the Vietnamese culture. For Phan and her husband, the decision to donate to the newly developed program was easy. They said they want to help


expand the understanding of their culture and language, as well as pass along the experience to their children and others. “Culture pervades in everything we do, as well as the decisions we make daily,” Phan said. “Helping a student understand the different ways people think and their values will help tighten relationships between different cultures and people. This is the nature of our donation.” The new Vietnamese Studies program is multifaceted and designed to prepare students to engage the Vietnamese community on an educational, cultural and business basis locally and internationally. Officials are planning for the

Geraldine Brillhart

Jordan A. Law

Mary K. Sampson

Dr. Lee Broadbent

Michael T. Losquardo

Dr. Rollin T. Sandberg

Dr. Giles Brown

Alan A. Mannason

Joann Schaefer-Haines and

Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb

William J. McGarvey

T. Allan Comp

Steven G. Mihaylo

Philip R. Schimmel

Victoria and Jerry Conrey

Edward B. Mitchell

Ernie and Donna Schroeder

Ingeborg and Dieter Cremerius

Dr. Sallie Mitchell

Howard J. Seller

John M. Enders

Janet McNeill and David Musante

Dixie Shaw

Judith L. Grant

Lynn and Robert Myers

Tracey Stotz and Robert Johnson

Phil Haines

For more information about the Ontiveros Society and planned giving, contact Joan Rubio, Executive Director, Central Development, at 657-278-3947 or jrubio@fullerton.edu.




Contracts and Grants Complete the Picture of External Support

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More than $19 million in additional support in the form of contracts and grants from government agencies, educational institutions and other organizations was received by the University in the past fiscal year, completing the picture of total external support for Cal State Fullerton. These funds support research projects, student services, community outreach and assistance, and other important University efforts. Altamed Anaheim Unified School District Asian Health Services BAE Systems BBV Marketing & Communications Bernice Barbour Foundation Brea Olinda Unified School District Buena Park School District California Energy Commission

Jumpstart for Young Children Long Beach Community College District McNair Scholars Mineta Transportation Institute Mojave Water Agency Master Agreement National Endowment for the Arts National Institutes of Health National Science Foundation Office of Historic Preservation

Trustees of the California State University U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Geological Survey U.S. Office of the President U.S. Small Business Administration University Enterprises, Inc. University of California Office of the President

program to include a B.A. degree, a Vietnamese language credential pathway and bilingual teaching authorization. The program is the only one in the United States and is expected to begin in fall 2014. n

For more information about contributing to the Vietnamese Studies program, please contact Alina Mircea-Trotz, Director of Development for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at amircea-trotz@fullerton.edu or 657-278-2559.

California Institute Of Technology California Sea Grant California Young Women’s Collaborative Chinese Delegation Training Program City of Fullerton City of Santa Ana Coast Community College County of Riverside CSU Chancellor’s Office CSUF Student Parent Child Care Support Project Department of Health and Human Services Fullerton School District Genesis Discovery Mission Growth Sector Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Howard Hughes Medical Institute Health Resources and Services Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Open Society Institute Orange County Interests Palomar Community College Peralta Community College District Placentia Yorba Unified School District Project Access Promise of Democracy Psomas & Associates Rancho Santiago Community College Regents of the University of California Research Corp. San Diego State University Research Foundation San Francisco State University Science Applications International Corp. Spectral Imaging Laboratory State of California Department of Rehabilitation The Echo Center The Kennedy Center

University of California, Berkley University of California, Irvine University of California, Santa Cruz University of Illinois At Urbana-Champain University of Maryland University of Southern California University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wincart Yosemite Community College District Zucchero Management Inc.




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Corporations, Foundations & Organizations $1,000,000+ Joseph A. W. Clayes III Charitable Trust The Bernard Osher Foundation


Orange County Great Park Corporation

PepsiCo, Inc.

Core Logic

Orangewood Children’s Foundation

Robinson Foundation

Desco Industries, Inc.

Raytheon Company

SC Fuels

DGWB Advertising

Research Corporation

Teacher Created Materials

Dowd and Guild Inc.

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

The University of British Columbia

Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo

United Way of America

Zenith Insurance Company

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

UnitedHealth Group

First American Financial

Raytheon Support Is Felt On and Off the Campus


he Raytheon Company’s connection with Cal State

Fullerton’s College of Engineering and Computer Science runs deep. Raytheon, which specializes in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world, employs many CSUF alums, including employees currently enrolled in advanced degree programs. “We have a strong and historically effective relationship with CSUF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, which has benefited our company, the community and the University,” Ross Niebergall, Thales Raytheon Systems

engineering director, said. In 2013, the college received $104,000 in gifts and directed research funding from Raytheon. In the image at right, Greg Mikkelsen, left, and Laurie Haack ’79, ’06 (B.S .computer science, M.S. software engineering) present a gift to Dean Raman Unnikrishnan. The funding will support a project that pairs company engineers with students to design, build and test a working prototype for Raytheon’s intelligent transportation systems technology patent. It also will fund a program promoting women in engineering careers, scholarships and other endeavors.




Edison International

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Allergan Inc.


The Annenberg Foundation

American Express Company

Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum

Automobile Club of Southern California

American International Group, Inc.

Greinke Family Foundation

California Bank & Trust

Open Society Institute

The Walt Disney Company

Archeological Resource Management Corporation

Schwab Charitable Fund

Donahue Schriber

Barney & Barney, LLC

U.S. Bancorp

Ernst & Young Global Limited

Beckman Coulter

Fuller Theological Seminary

Bernice Barbour Foundation

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

The Boras Corporation

Kaiser Permanente

Brown & Brown of California

Microsemi Corporation

Capital Pacific Homes

Orange County Business Council

Chevron Corporation

Omaha Community Foundation

City National Bank

Pacific Life

Coastal Enterprises

$50,000-99,999 The Boeing Company The Dhont Family Foundation Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Mercury General Corporation



Commercial Bank of California

Foundation for Agency Management Excellence Fox 11 News Leo Freedman Foundation Friends of Jazz Inc. Fullerton Rotary Foundation Fullerton South Rotary Charities, Inc. Fullerton University Village LLC Grifols Incorporated Growth Sector Haskell & White, LLP The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hydraflow Kohl’s



Automatic Data Processing, Inc.


Doris Libbea Foundation

Bank of America

National Communication Association

The Loftus Family Foundation

Bank of the West

Nestle S.A.

Advance Beauty College

Lux Bus America Co.

BeachDude Inc.

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Advanced Cleanroom Microclean

Mae Rose Young Foundation

Burch Family Foundation

Advanced Exhibit Methods

KOR Electronics Inc. Mysun Charitable Foundation

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

NSSLHA-Department of Speech Communications

Orange County Community Foundation

Casanova Pendrill

Pacific Specialty Insurance Company

Patrons of The Library

Central Indiana Community Foundation

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

Pioneer Cinema Institute LLC

Coca-Cola Company

Penske Motor Group

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Comerica Inc.

Praetorian Advisors, LLP

RSM McGladrey Pullen, Inc.

Commerce West Bank

R.D. Olson Construction

RxLogix Corporation

Core Care III, Morningside of Fullerton


Sempra Energy

Crisp Enterprise

Rod Fraser Enterprises Inc.

Summerfield Foundation

Cytec Industries, Inc.

Fullerton South Rotary

Superior Wall Systems Inc.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Schriber Family Fund


Don-A-Vee-Jeep Eagle Kia

Standard Investment Chartered, Inc.

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ACE Calendaring Enterprises, Inc.

Amcor Business Service Center Angel Stadium of Anaheim Apollo Electric ARB, Inc. Atlantis Eyecare Ayres Group Operating Morris Basdakis Wealth Management Ben’s Asphalt Inc. Big’s Bar & Grill Brem Associates Brian’s Beer and Billiards Burnham Benefits

Haack is a software manager in Raytheon’s Battlefield Radar product area. Raytheon’s CSUF campus manager, she was honored as one of CSUF’s 50 Women of Distinction in 2007. “When I share my experiences, I hope that the students will see the exciting possibilities regarding a career in this field and will decide to pursue it as a major.” n For more information about donating to the College of Engineering and Computer Science, contact Hart Roussel, Director of Development, at hroussel@fullerton.edu or 657-278-5429.

TELACU Education Foundation

Emeriti of CSU Fullerton

Straub Distributing Company

C. J. Segerstrom & Sons

Union Bank of California

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company

Tee It Up For the Troops, Inc.

California Asian Insurance & Financial

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

Fastenal Company Purchasing

John Templeton Foundation

CAMFT, Educational Foundation

Wells Fargo Bank

Fluor Corporation

Travelers Companies

Casa Herrera, Inc.

Wilson Phelps Foundation

Forum For Corporate Directors

Tutton Insurance Services

Cascade Pump Company

Zions Management Services Company

Gamma Phi Beta

United Parcel Service

CHOC Children’s

Zoological Society, San Diego

Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher

University Sports Publications

T. Christy Enterprises

Girls Incorporated of Orange County

Vesuki Inc.

CNA Insurance Companies

GlynnDevins Advertising and Marketing

Vinyl Technology

Cristek Interconnect

Gotama Building Engineers, Inc.


Donovan Golf Courses Management

Hayward Tilton & Rolapp



Ingram Micro Inc.

Warne Family Charitable Foundation

DSS Staffing Inc.

Kane Events, LLC

YWCA of North Orange County

Echo Center

$5,000-9,999 The Active Network, Inc. Add-On Computer Peripherals, Inc. AMES Realty Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Anthem Blue Cross

Livingston Family Foundation

Ells CPA’s and Business Advisors

Llorente Investigations, Inc.


Mathematical Association of America

Fairmont Private Schools




Forell and Associates, Inc.

Sigma Kappa Sorority

Canyon Inn

Notre Dame Club of Orange County

Fullerton Families & Friends

Smart & Final Charitable Foundation

Paul Jeffrey Carter

Old Spaghetti Factory

GBS Linens

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Citizens Business Bank

On-Camera Audience, Inc.

Genmark Automation

Spectrum Group International, Inc.

Cobra Systems, Inc.

Orange County Erectors, Inc.

Golden West Technology

Spencer Educational Foundation Inc.

Cofiroute USA

Orange County Pioneer Council

Google Inc.

Sport Clips

Colorado Custom

Partee Insurance Associates, Inc.

Green Dot Films, Inc.

State Farm Insurance

Conner Gibson Collectibles

Partners Federal Credit Union

Heroes Restaurant and Bar

States Logistics Services Inc.

CORE Physical Therapy

Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant

Hill Brothers Chemical Company

Sutton & Murphy Office Account

Davis Capital, LLC

Peppermint Ridge

HOSA Technology, Inc.

Ted Johnson Propane

Delta Kappa Gamma

Krystal Pham D.D.S., Inc.

Hospital Associates

Teresa’s Jewelers

Downtown Incorporated

Plumbing Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

In-N-Out Burger

The Institute of Navigation

Eco Fun Challenge, LLC

Quantum Automation

Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund, Inc.

Thoro Packaging

Ellingson, Inc.

R. J. Noble Company

Titan Baseball Academy

Equipoise Corporation

Rancho Santiago Comm College

J. A. Salazar Construction & Supply Corp.

Tustin Community Bank

Event Photography Group

Rebella Accountancy

J Cal Investments

UBM Cannon

Federated Mutual Insurance Company



United Fund Raising Group LLC

Frazier Masonry

Rio Hondo College

JEG Insurance Brokers

Verifacts Automotive, LLC

Friends of Golf, Inc.

RJI Ramirez Jimenez Int’l CPA’s


Werner Corp.

Gard Acoustics, Inc.

RMA Land Construction

Kent H. Landsberg Co.

Western Overseas Corp

Great West Produce, Inc.

Royal Purple

The Hafif Family Foundation HBLA, Certified Public Accountants, Inc.

Safety Systems Technology (NV), Incorporated

HCOC Education Foundation

Law Offices of Shernoff, Bidart & Darras

Stefanie Hernandez Scholarship Fund

Sigma Theta Tau

HR Advisors, Inc.


Humana Foundation


Insurance Professionals of OC


Peter M Jamieson M.D., Inc.

Special T’s

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

State Compensation Insurance Fund

KCM Group

Surety Underwriters Association

Kelly’s Korner Tavern

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office

Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

Taormina Management, LLC

Kenneth W. Guchereau, CPA

Tidalwave Finance Corporation

Lackie, Dammeier, & McGill


Link, Murrell and Company

Unilever United States Foundation

Luigis D’Italia

United Pacific Mortgage

Annual Wild Game Feed Inc.

Majestic Realty Co.

University House Fullerton

Avanti Natural, Inc.


Uptown Anaheim, LLC

B & B Plumbing

Marriott International, Inc.

US Rigging Supply Corp.

Offices of Michael Bader, Esq, CPA


Williams Co. Insurance Brokers Inc.

Barkley Account


Windes & McClaughry Accounting Corp.


Metro Fluid Connectors, Inc.

Women in Film

Becton Dickinson & Company

Mobile Mohs, Inc.

Wood Gutmann Bogart Insurance Brokers

Bellacures Franchising LLC

Monahan Law Office

Yamaha Corporation of America

Big Fish

Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.

Yardley Pump and Vacuum

Bridgford Family Fund

MTAC Orange County North

California Retired Teachers Association

Mu Phi Epsilon

California Council for the Humanities

NASPA Foundation

Cal Pac Paintings & Coatings

New York Life Insurance Company

California Middle School Physical Education Workshop


Cannon Business Solutions, Inc.

Nossaman, LLP

Law Offices of Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson Liberty Mutual Insurance Light Works Optics


Little Professor Book Center

5Nova Corporation

MacKenzie Corporation

A & S Trust

Mayer Investment Company

A.J. Selner Properties

McCoy Mills Ford

Advance Tube Engineering

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc

AEP Hospitality, LLC

MS International Inc.

Alderson Family Foundation

NCH Wealth Advisors, Inc.

Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, Inc.

NeoCell Corporation

American First Credit Union

Nikken, Inc.

American Integrated

Northern Trust Company

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Omron STI Machine Services, Inc. Orange County Tax Executive Institute Orange County Tourism Council Orange Empire Chapter CPCU Society ORCO Block Co. Pacific Premier Bancorp PacMin Incorporated Payday Payroll Service Philatron International Power Probe, Inc. Professional Communications Exchange PTS Staffing Reel Lumber Service Rohl LLC Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain Safety Supply America Saw Service of America Inc. Shepard Bros. Inc.



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CHARLES BRUCE BAIRD ’66 (MBA) was included in Who’s Who in America 2014. FRANK STANEK ’64 (B.A.

business administration) received the Buzz Price Thea Award from the Themed Entertainment Association recognizing a lifetime of distinguished achievements.


GARY ARANT ’72, ’77 (B.A.

political science, M.P.A.) is general manager of the Valley Center Municipal Water District, and serves on the boards of the San Diego County Water Authority and the Association of California Water Agencies.

DAN BEUCKE ’78 (B.A. communications)

rejoined the Orange County Register as deputy business editor.

NANCY CHURCHILL ’70, ’71 (B.A. English, teaching credential) published her first novel, “The 7th Victim,” available at Amazon.com. MARC FOSTER ’79 (B.A. chemistry) is ranked No. 100 among top financial advisers in California by Barron’s. PETER J. GATES ’70 (B.A. political science)

was awarded “Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2012” by the Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

DANIEL P. HANN ’77 (B.A. economics) was elected to the Franklin College Board of Trustees.

CAROL TENOPIR ’76 (M.S. library science) was appointed chair of the College of Communication and Information Board of Visitors at the University of Tennessee.


(B.A. history) was elected vice president of programs for the National Speakers Association of Central Florida.

DAN KOOPS ’74 (B.A. business administration-marketing) was re-elected to the Bellflower City Council.

RANDALL LAVENDER ’79 (B.A. art) is

the vice provost of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and an internationally exhibited artist.



(B.A. business admistrationaccounting) was appointed chief financial officer at WindPower Innovations Inc. in Arizona. BELA BIRO ’82 (B.A. business administration-

accounting) was named president of Molina Healthcare of Washington, a subsidiary of Molina Health Inc.

STEVEN R. GARDNER ’85 (B.A. psychology)

was appointed vice chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

PETER MEEKA ’73 (B.A. sociology) retired

LAUREL JONES ’85 (M.A. English) was named president of Cabrillo College, the first female president in Cabrillo’s 54-year history.

BRAD PETTIGREW ’76, ’78 (B.A., M.A.

CHRISTIAN KUENG ’80 (B.A. art) has written, illustrated and published his first children’s book, “Three Genie Brothers.”

in March as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

art) had a photo titled “Marshmallows” on display in the Brea Art Gallery’s “Made in California” juried exhibition. LORENA L. SIKORSKIKERTH ’73, ’84 (B.A.

music education, M.S. education administration) taught instrumental music and general science for the Garden Grove Unified School District for 35 year and runs her own music studio.

KEVIN MCNULTY ’86 (B.A. psychology) is the president of NetWeave Social Networking. ANDRE REKTE ’83 (B.S. chemistrybiochemistry) is an attorney who supervises the San Bernardino offices of the law firm of Girardi and Keese. GRANT SOH ’87 (B.S. electrical engineering)

was appointed vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific region for Sycamore Networks Solutions Inc.



Class Notes

Class Notes


TRENTON R. BAKER ’97 (B.A. business administrationmarketing) joined DataON Storage System as vice president of business development.


TRIET M. BUI ’98, ’99 (B.S., M.S. civil

engineering and environmental engineering) is a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and was the project manager for construction of three Afghan Uniform Police headquarters facilities in Western Afghanistan.

KEITH CLEMONS ’97 (B.A. English) is the

author of five novels. His first three works received the Best Contemporary Fiction award in 2004, 2005 and 2007 at The Word Guild’s Canadian Christian Writing Awards. His most recent novel, “Mohamed’s Moon,” was published in 2009.

LISA DREHER ’91 (B.A. communications-

advertising) is vice president of marketing and business development for Logicalis Inc.

In Memoriam n GERALDINE HELEN BALDWIN-WOODS ’68, ’70 (B.A., M.A. history) died May 28. Baldwin-Woods was awarded professor emeritus status for her 23 years of service to Riverside Community College. n WILLIAM C. “BILL” BARRETT, associate vice president for administration and finance who had served as interim vice president from January 2012 to January 2013, died June 29. n KARLA MUNOZ ’12 (B.A. criminal justice) died in May as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. She was 27. n CHELSEA JOY KASHERGEN ’12 (B.A. music) died in June after injuries sustained in a traffic accident. n CECILIA PRECIADO BURCIAGA ’67 (B.A. Spanish), a former high-ranking administrator at Stanford and Cal State Monterey Bay, died in March. She was 67. n BARBARA LEE STEPHENS CRAWSHAW ’74 (B.A. business administration-finance), a past president of the Society for the Advancement of Management, died March 29 in Easley, N.C. She was 78.



MICHAEL D. FALKOW ’90, ’94 (B.S., M.S.

computer science) has completed a master of arts degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security, earning the center’s Outstanding Thesis Award.

JAY GANDHI ’94 (B.A. business administra-

tion-marketing) is a U.S. Magistrate Judge in San Francisco who was recently featured in a San Francisco Daily Journal article.

CYNTHIA PEACOCK MORAN ’90 (B.A. communications) was elected last November to the Chino Hills City Council. LISA RENEE STALLINGS ’96 (M.S. reading)

was named a 2014 Riverside County Teacher of the Year. Stallings teaches at Coronita Elementary School.

IVO TJAN ’99 (B.A. business administration-

marketing) is chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank and a speaker during Cal State Fullerton’s Business Madness 2013.



ELIZABETH GRIFFIN ’91 (B.A. criminal

(B.A. sociology) is director of recruitment, enrollment and corporate partnerships at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.

SAGE HORNER ’93 (B.A. criminal justice) was named group vice president-national clients for the Park City Group.

LORI ANDERSON ’02 (B.A. communications-

justice) was promoted to commander with the Long Beach Police Department. Griffin is a 20-year veteran of the department.

KEVIN LANE ’90 (B.A. criminal justice) was named clerk/administrator for the Fourth District Court of Appeal. THOMAS MAERTENS ’94 (M.S environmental

studies) joined Braun Intertec as an environmental consulting manager in the Bismarck, N.D. office.

ART MARROQUIN ’98 (B.A. communications-

journalism) joined the Orange County Register covering Anaheim and writing general assignment stories.


’90 (B.S. engineeringcivil ) has been elected vice president of the National Federation of Federal Employees.

CRAIG O’ROURKE ’97 (M.S. environmental studies) was named by Ahtna Netiye’ Inc. as president of subsidiary companies Ahtna Government Services Corp. and Ahtna Design-Build Inc.

journalism, B.A. English) was promoted to art director at the Automobile Club of Southern California.

MARIA CARRILLO ’05 (B.A. history) is an

associate archivist at the A.K. Smiley Public Library.

JENNIFER CAVENDER ’02 (B.A. business administration-accounting) has been promoted to senior manager in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department at Irvine-based Haskell & White LLP. HARMONY COLELLA ’06 (B.S. geology) is a

National Science Foundation postdoctoral candidate at Miami University of Ohio. Her work on slow slip events transferring stress in a fault model has been reported in several scientific journals, including Science.

GREG CROFT ’01 (B. A. criminal justice) was

promoted to sergeant for the Santa Cruz Police Department. Croft is a 11-year veteran of the department. REENA DE ASIS ’02 (B.A.

communications-public relations) is director of West Coast operations for Dress For Success Worldwide.

NILO GHANDEHARI ’07 (B.A. business administration-marketing) was featured in an OC Metro cover story as one of 20 women to watch. SHERYL HERRIGSTAD ’09 (B.A. history) is the

Big Bear Library branch manager.


Delivering Exceptional Value Delivering exceptional value is a hallmark of Cal State Fullerton. We are a national leader in providing a high-quality education affordably and efficiently to our more than 38,000 students (fall 2013).

AL JABBAR ’04 (B.A. business administration-marketing) was appointed in January to the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees. JASMINE KASHANI ’05 (B.A. communica-

tions-public relations) joined Bird-B-Gone Inc. as marketing specialist.

MARY GRACE LAGASCA ’02 (B.A. business

administration-finance) is founder and executive director of InJoy Life Resources Inc.

CSUF is one of the 40 most efficient universities in the U.S. (and fourth in the West)

RICHARD MARTINEZ ’03 (B.A. criminal justice) was promoted to corporal after serving with the Pomona Police Department for 15 years.

For more information about this extraordinary University, visit


HEATH NIEMEYER ’00 (B.A. anthropology)

was appointed chief development officer, United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg.

JACQULINE SIT ’04 (B.A. communications) is an account executive for Oklahoma-based Candor Public Relations. Sit is a two-time Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist. KEVIN SLAY ’09 (M.F.A. theatre arts)

directed the play “Born Yesterday” at Claremont’s Candlelight Pavilion.

SHELLY ULAJ ’03 (B.A. philosophy) is founder

and CEO of Women Empowered. When attending CSUF, Ulaj was known as Shqype Djeloshevic.

MICHAEL VARGAS ’05 (B.A. music) owns and

operates The Michael Vargas Conservatory of Music in Claremont.

SUNNY LEE WOODALL ’04 (B.A. communications-radio-TV-film) owns Addiction Fitness and Salon in Orange.



political science) was named a morning producer for KCRA/3, a Sacramento news channel. BEN CASE ’05, ’10 (B.A. music) is director of instrumental music and chair of the Performing Arts Department at Northwood High, named one of 10 GRAMMY Signature Schools nationwide. JOSH CHANDRA ’12 (B.A. music) is studying

for a master’s degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago. www.joshuachandra.com

DANIELLE FISHEL ’13 (B.A. psychology) is reprising her role as Topanga Lawrence in “Girl Meets World,” the “Boy Meets World” spinoff being developed by the Disney Channel. BRITTANY FORCE ’10 (B.A. English) is a top-fuel drag racer and the daughter of drag-racing legend John Force.

KUNAL DESAI ’10 (M.S. computer science) and SWAROOP DESHMUKH , ’10 (M.S. computer

science) co-authored “GeoTNavi - Smart Navigation Using Geo-temporal Traffic Information,” published in the International Journal of Data Mining, Modeling and Management. The other co-authors are Shawn X. Wang, chair and professor of computer science, and Susamma Barua, associate dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at CSUF.

ERICA MARTINEZ ’11 (B.A. communications

public relations) was promoted to assistant account executive at Morgan Marketing & Public Relations LLC.

JASON MILLER ’12 (B.A. criminal justice) is

a CSUF University Police officer recognized by Orange County’s Auto Theft Advisory Committee for recovering five stolen vehicles and apprehending three suspects.




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