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A Community Alive John Spiak Leads CSUF’s Grand Central Art Center, A Cultural Hub for Santa Ana and Beyond

Fall 2012

President’s Viewpoint In these initial few months as president, I’ve been humbled by the warm welcome I’ve received. I’ve also been enriched by a process of listening and learning that has helped me gain an even better understanding of Cal State Fullerton’s remarkable past accomplishments. One thing that became clear to me early on was that we Titans – students, alumni, faculty and staff, donors and friends – have an amazing track record. Titans truly reach higher and push forward to stay ahead. I am confident that our best is yet to come. At my inaugural convocation, I outlined the road ahead. We will focus on three specific areas in the coming months:


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n Ensuring student success; and n Promoting Titan Pride: Friend-raising and fundraising.

Mildred García President California State University, Fullerton


n Setting our future horizons: Completing the strategic plan;

A news story on page 2 provides more detail about my call to action for the University. We, of course, will be moving forward as the state’s disinvestment in public higher education continues. To say the least, this trend has been both alarming as a matter of public policy as well as immensely challenging as the leader of a university. But Fullerton is strong, and together we will manage the fiscal crisis and move confidently forward. Financial support from many alumni, parents, friends, businesses, public agencies, foundations, and other organizations will, of course, continue to play a vital role in fulfilling and advancing our educational mission. This past year’s annual report of giving, complete with a donor honor roll, can be found beginning on page 22. Your dedication continues to fuel our progress. Thank you for all you have done, and for the honor of serving as your new president.


Art Center, led by John Spiak, director and chief curator, is focused on community – including outreach to Santa Ana and beyond.

20 A Vision for Student Success IN FOCUS

10 Relishing the Golden Years

2 University News

3 Philanthropic Foundation

5 Titan Athletics

and Honor Roll of Donors

6 Alumni News

TITAN Titan is the magazine of California State University, Fullerton, published by University Advancement for alumni, friends and the University community. We welcome your observations, news and comments.


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Director and Chief Curator John Spiak

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is leading Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center into a new era. Image by Matt Gush ’12

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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, Matt Brown, Matt Gush ’12, Katie McGill, Kathy Pomykata ’80


TITAN ADVISORY BOARD Sherry Angel ’78, Elaine Beno ’83, Jeff Brody, David Ferrell ’78, Janine Fiddelke Arp ’80, Bryan Fisher ’92, Dianna Lopez Fisher, Jimmy Hsieh ’10, Gary Lycan ’69, Cynthia Ragland ’93, Bobbi Rice ’82, Joan Rubio, Paula Selleck, Steve Scauzillo ’81, ’05, Andi Stein, Kelly Teenor ’86, ’96, Anne Valdespino, Greg Young ’90

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President Mildred García delivered her inaugural convocation address before a responsive audience of more than 600 faculty, staff and community members gathered inside Meng Hall. Below right, García’s three pillars build upon CSUF’s success.

learning, retention and graduation.” n Promoting Titan Pride: Friend-raising and fundraising. García stressed that the


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Setting our Future Horizons: Completing the Strategic Plan

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Promoting Titan Pride: Friendraising and Fundraising

Music Associates contributed $50,000 to the Music Department for scholarships in each of the past two years. Music Associates is a volunteer organization that is totally dependent upon contributions received through membership dues, private donations and fundraising event revenue. The organization also holds a Concerto/ Aria Competition annually, and awards $3,300 to the winners. OSHER GIFT ESTABLISHES TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded $500,000 to establish and endow the Osher Scholarship Endowment for California Community College Transfer Students, offering scholarships annually to recognize students who have overcome adversity, can demonstrate financial need, have academic promise, and demonstrate a commitment to obtaining a baccalaureate degree. The scholarship gift recognizes Cal State Fullerton’s strong commitment to enrolling and graduating transfer students. ACCOUNTING FIRMS SUPPORT PROFESSORS

Several accounting firms have made multi-year financial commitments to award Accounting Faculty Professorships, Fellowships and Excellence in Teaching Awards. KPMG, Moss Adams, White Nelson Diehl Evans, Haskell & White, and Ernst & Young have all provided their support. “This program allows Mihaylo College to retain the high-quality professors whose service lends to the high Setting our Promoting rankings and accreditation of the Accounting Department,” said Betty Chavis, Future Horizons: Titan Pride: department chair. Mihaylo College of Business and Friend-raising Economics holds dual Completing the Strategic and of Collegiate accreditation by the AACSB (Association for the Advancement Plan Fundraising Schools of Business), the premiere international accrediting body for business schools, for both business administration and accounting; only eight percent of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction. Promoting Titan Pride: Friend-raising and Fundraising

sharpens and finalizes its strategic plan, it will have a new facilitator, Jolene Koester, president emerita of Cal State Northridge, to “help us move toward completing the strategic plan and providing the specificity outlined by the WASC Commission,” García announced. She quoted from the report by the


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n Setting future horizons: Completing the strategic plan. As the University now

campus team from Western Association of Schools and Colleges guiding the campus through the reaccreditation process. “It is now time for us, and I quote, ‘to take the next much harder steps – specifying clear strategic priorities that will guide decision-making, and then use those priorities to make tough decisions about where scarce University resources should go, and where they should not’ unquote.” n Ensuring student success. She set a high bar for the institution in the arena of enhancing student success, which she identified as “one of our most important institutional priorities.” She said the University’s six-year graduation rate of 50 percent should be higher, and that CSUF should be “a model, comprehensive premiere institution that others look to, in order to learn from us … about success – especially when it comes to student

campus must work together to “more clearly define who we are, what makes us different from our 22 sister CSU campuses; we can then brand and, yes, market the University.” She said CSUF must work toward obtaining a high community profile; raise awareness of how integral the University can be through its research-based community service; and should provide expertise to business, government and nonprofit organizations via a well-educated workforce. In her role as president, she pledged to “spend time internally and externally in our Orange County communities and beyond to talk about our focused directions and sharing the wonderful accomplishments of Cal State Fullerton.”

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NATIONAL HIGHER ED POLICY EXPERT APPOINTED PROVOST José L. Cruz, vice president for higher education policy and practice at The Education Trust, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs. He begins his new role Dec. 3. “Dr. Cruz brings many years of experience as a faculty member, scholar and senior administrator,” said President Mildred García. “His work engaging with faculty in the creation of innovative academic programs, developing partnerships and working collaboratively on different college campuses will only grow the impressive work already being done on our campus.” As vice president at The Education Trust – a national research and advocacy organization that promotes equity-minded educational policies and practice – Cruz is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of the Access to Success Initiative. Cruz served at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez as a tenured professor of electrical and computer engineering and previously served as associate director and department chair and dean of academic affairs. He is a National Science Foundation Career Award recipient. He earned his doctorate and master’s degree in electrical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is from the University University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Ensuring Friendraising StrategicSteven Student Cruz succeeds Murray, interim and PlanpresidentSuccess Fundraising provost and vice for academic affairs, who has announced his retirement. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON I


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Nearly $7.3 million in private financial support was raised by the University in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, through gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. This year’s annual report of giving and donor honor roll begins on page 22 of this issue of Titan Magazine.


President Mildred García charted a course for the academic year in her inaugural convocation address September 11, outlining three key areas of focus. García said she was excited about her new journey “beginning a new chapter in Fullerton’s solid history and moving CSUF to even higher heights.” García said she would work to build upon Fullerton’s foundation, focusing on three areas, or pillars, of success.


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Cal State Fullerton has moved up to fourth in the nation and continues to be first in the state for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students, as reported in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. Last year, Cal State

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced recently that Cal State Fullerton is receiving a four-year, $1.2-million grant to continue efforts to bring real-world research experiences to undergraduates, high school students and science teachers. The overarching goal for the CSUF program is to promote and encourage the flow of undergraduates from the University’s diverse and disadvantaged population – and into science careers as leading researchers and teachers, said Maria C. Linder, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and recipient of the grant award.

Fullerton held the top spot in the state and was fifth nationally. The annual rankings published in the magazine’s “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” are based on 2010-11 data from the U.S. Department of Education.


HIGHEST FACULTY HONOR BESTOWED UPON BOCK Professor of Anthropology John A. Bock was named Outstanding Professor, the University’s highest honor. The award recognizes Bock’s record as an exemplary teacher-scholar, contributions to student learning and scholarly research, and service to the campus and community. Former Interim President Willie J. Hagan, left, surprises him with congratulations in Bock’s classroom in May.

HISPANIC MEDIA PROGRAM PLANNED President García, College of Communications Dean William Briggs and several members of the College of Communications faculty and staff met with members of Hispanic media outlets at a July reception hosted by The Walt Disney Company to discuss the launch of a new CSUF program in Hispanic media. “It makes sense for us to offer this program reflecting the new realities of the California media marketplace and the students we serve,” said Briggs.

When it comes to contributing to the public good, Cal State Fullerton is ranked No. 14 in the nation by Washington Monthly among universities and colleges awarding primarily bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The rankings are reported in the magazine’s September/October 2012 issue, which is now available online at washingtonmonthly.com.

CSUF RECEIVES $1 MILLION OSHER FOUNDATION GIFT To further its support of learning in retirement, The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded a $1 million endowment gift to Cal Sate Fullerton to support its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. It’s the second such million-dollar gift to CSUF from the foundation. The first, in 2008, created an endowment to benefit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a self-governing noncredit educational program for retired and semiretired individuals. OLLI’s program of continuing education relies

heavily on members sharing their own training, skills and interests, and has become a model for programs geared to serve the intellectual pursuits of older adults. “We appreciate the generous support of The Bernard Osher Foundation to enhance peer teaching and learning for the elders of our society,” said President Mildred García. “The vitality of our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is well-known, and this gift helps to ensure its future.”


CSUF student-athletes, members of the Titan Dance Team and Titan cheerleaders donated more than 1,350 hours of community service during the 2011-12 academic year. Among those who benefited were attendees in the “Titan Tales” reading program aimed at local elementary schools, where Titan goalkeeper Bryan Escalante – pictured at right – reads to students at Sunset Lane Elementary in Fullerton; community groups such as the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure;” and children attending an annual holiday party at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation. BIG WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPS END SEASON IN OREGON

The Titans defeated Cal State Long Beach in their final weekend series, capturing the Big West Conference title and earning a ticket to the NCAA Regional Baseball Tournament in Oregon. After a first-game win against Indiana State, the team was eliminated by losses to Oregon and Austin Peay. The Titans finished the season 36-21 in Head Coach Rick Vanderhook’s first year. TITAN PICKED IN MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT

Right-hander Dylan Floro was a 13th round pick-up for the Tampa Bay Rays at this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft. CROSS COUNTRY MEET RENAMED TO HONOR LEGENDARY RUNNER

Cal State Fullerton’s annual Labor Day weekend, season-opening cross country meet is now known as the Mark Covert Classic. Covert is a legendary distance runner who won the NCAA College Division I individual championship in 1970 and led the Titans to the NCAA team title in 1971. He went on to run in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials and win the national AAU 25K championship. TITAN OLYMPIANS IN LONDON

Two Titans competed at the summer Olympic games in London. Howard Bach ’07 (B.A. business administration-finance) returned for another chance at Olympic gold on the USA badminton team. Bach competed in the 2004 games in Athens and in the 2008 games in Beijing, where he and his doubles partner, Bob Malaythong, made it to the quarter finals – a first for the Americans in the sport. In London, Bach announced his retirement after failing to advance out of pool play (0-3). Karen Bardsley ’08 (B.F.A. art-graphic design), who played on the women’s soccer team from 2002-06, was a goalkeeper for Great Britain. She is the second Titan women’s soccer player to make it to the Olympics. This summer, Canada beat Great Britain 2-0 in the quarter final round. Bardsley gave up only two goals during the team’s tournament run.

KINESIOLOGY PROFESSOR NAMED INTERIM ATHLETICS DIRECTOR Stephan R. Walk, chair and professor of kinesiology and past vice-chair of the Academic Senate, has been appointed interim director of intercollegiate athletics. President Mildred García announced the appointment July 9. Walk succeeds Brian Quinn, athletics director since 2002, who has transitioned into leading fundraising efforts on behalf of the University’s athletics program. Walk joined the Cal State Fullerton faculty in 1994 and has served as chair of the Department of Kinesiology since 2007. A sports sociologist whose research focuses on risk-taking, pain and injury, as well as the sociology of sports medicine, Walk served as president of the largest academic society in his field, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, from 2005-06.

CSUF FIRST TO ADOPT SMOKE-FREE POLICY Before leaving office, former Cal State Fullerton Interim President Willie J. Hagan signed into policy an Academic Senate resolution that will make the University a smoke-free campus, effective Aug. 1, 2013. CSUF is the first campus in the California State University system to adopt such a policy to ban smoking anywhere on university property.

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Cal State Fullerton alumni proudly initiated the first CSU Alumni Super Mega Mixer in Southern California last year. Because of its success, more California State University alumni will join the fun on Tuesday, November 13 at the House of Blues in Anaheim’s Rose Terrace. Experience networking with other Cal State grads from campuses such as Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Monterey Bay, Northridge, San Bernardino and Pomona. Harness the power of the CSU and its more than 2.6 million alumni and enjoy great prizes, delicious down-home appetizers and a no-host bar for only $15! Call 657-CSU-ALUM (278-2586), or for more information, click on fullerton.edu/alumni.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP Titan Pride is not just a motto – it is a legacy. Leave your Titan legacy by becoming a Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association Life Member. Life Members strengthen the University, not just for one year or even one generation, but in perpetuity. n 60 percent of Life Member dues support a permanent endowment. n 40 percent of Life Member dues support immediate needs, such as scholarships, alumni chapters, student programming, networking events and member benefits.

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Fall will be an unprecedented time of change at Cal State Fullerton. The past few years have brought difficult circumstances and challenging choices – and unfortunately, those continue to be the “new normal.” Fortunately, CSUF is well-equipped to weather the storm of these turbulent times. With a new University president and the strength of more than 210,000 degree-holding alumni and University Extended Education certificate-holders, we stand Titan strong and ready to brave the storm. When I attended Cal State Fullerton (which seems like yesterday), the campus was very different. Half the buildings we have now weren’t here. There was no Mihaylo Hall, and there were no Starbucks and no dorms on camJulie Epsy ’92 pus. But the things that made Cal State Fullerton a standout school – the dedicated professors, the diversity of the students, the strong programs – were all here. They are some of the many reasons why Cal State Fullerton continues to be one of the best values in education. The Alumni Association now has the opportunity to make a difference by enriching student life on campus, as well as making it easier to attend Cal State The Alumni Association Fullerton by providing student scholarships. now has the opportunity Consider giving back to the CSUF Alumni Association scholarship program by to make a difference by making a donation or attending a enriching student life scholarship fundraiser. on campus, as well as If you have already been involved as an alum, thank you. Whether you came back making it easier to attend to campus to attend a performance, cheer on Cal State Fullerton the home team, or gave to a scholarship, your contributions are vital to the success of the by providing student campus and the students. If you haven’t been scholarships. involved yet, now is a great time to join the CSUF Alumni Association. We need active, committed alumni like you. In these uncertain times, one thing you can count on is the value of your degree from Cal State Fullerton. As the University’s reputation and standing continue to grow, so does the value of your degree regardless of your graduation year. I am honored to be the Alumni Association president for 2012-2013 and so proud to be a Titan. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you at Cal State Fullerton events.

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Alumni News

Thirty-four recent Titan graduates traveled on the 2012 Grad Trip to Europe organized by the CSUF Alumni Association from June 2 to 18. Destinations included London; Paris; Rome, Sorrento and Pompeii; Poros and Athens. To see more photos of their adventures, visit fullerton.edu/alumni/student/gradtrip.



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Tuffy Titan has been making his way round the world, with visits to Washington, D.C., New York City and even Singapore, above.

YOUNG CSUF ALUMNUS CAPTURES KINGS’ STANLEY CUP JOURNEY A chance internship with the Los Angeles Kings hockey team led to a young alumnus’ opportunity of a lifetime: A trip to the Stanley Cup finals. Michael Morgan ’11 (B.A. communications-journalism) was seeking an internship when he found an online listing for one with the Kings. After a series of interviews the lifelong sports enthusiast was hired to work in the office three days a week. Gradually that expanded to covering Kings home games and doing postgame interviews with players. Today Morgan is the L.A. Kings freelance videographer. He accompanied the team to New Jersey as they faced and ultimately defeated the Devils to win the Stanley Cup. “It has been an incredible experience,” Morgan said. “It’s been insane to go from graduating last year to holding the cup over my head!”

Julie Espy ’92 President, Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association For more information, please visit fullerton.edu/alumni.


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Attendees at the Outstanding Professor lecture were regaled with Bonsangue’s self-penned “The Barbie Song,” which he wrote as his two daughters were growing up. In the song, Barbie laments that math is hard but is encouraged to do her best to defeat her fears.

Stories about individuals or programs that characterize the proud Titan tradition.

were the future, the hope, the next generation of math teachers. And Bonsangue took that to heart. When they co-taught classes, one of his colleagues, Jerry Gannon, inspired Bonsangue to do his best to reach students. “Watching him was like watching Ali in the ring,” he recalled. “Everything was intentional, but sometimes it looked like he was playing with the students. He was not so much a teacher as an artist.” Bonsangue dedicated his Outstanding Professor Lecture to Gannon, who is recovering from a stroke. Recalling Gannon’s techniques, sometimes Bonsangue brings his guitar to class and sings about math. Other times, he brings a baseball bat – not to drum in the lesson but to talk about statistics and numbers. “Sometimes when people are laughing you can slip in your point,” he said. A first-generation college graduate, he has a special affinity for first-generation and underprivileged students and recalls many who have changed his view of life. “Teaching is not about me,” he said. “This is about them and what I can do for each person to see that they reach their potential.” Now in his 37th year of teaching, Bonsangue teaches math

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al State Fullerton Professor Martin Bonsangue ’80 (M.A. mathematics-math teaching) knows that math is difficult and exacting. But he believes that American society shortchanges its youth by not insisting that everyone master it. “We as a culture deeply believe that not everyone can do math,” Bonsangue said in a recent interview. “However, math is a gateway to huge professional and career opportunities. To ignore math is like having part of your brain shut down. “We expect our students to learn how to drive a car – and that is demanding in terms of gauging distances, hand-eye coordination and cognitive function. It’s much more difficult to drive a car than to be good at math.” Bonsangue’s colleague, David Drew of Claremont Graduate University, first used that analogy and the CSUF math professor likes it. Bonsangue, 2010-2011 Outstanding Professor, presented a March lecture on “America’s Math Story” to a crowd of more than 225 campus and community members. As part of his Outstanding Professor award, Martin Bonsangue received a $4,000 stipend. Bonsangue has used the funds, along with personal donations, to

Math = More Than Just Numbers Outstanding Professor Reaches Out With the Message That Math Mastery Means Self-Confidence and More

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

create the Bonsangue Family Scholarship. Once the scholarship is endowed, it will be awarded to a first-generation CSUF student who wants to become a math teacher. “Math is hard because we have a fear of things numerical,” he explained. “We are the only culture that believes that. It doesn’t matter where you go in the world, the expectation is that you will learn math.” Most people, he said, remember the exact moment when they tuned out of math and admitted defeat. He, on the other hand, has always been good with numbers. As a math teacher – first at the junior high and high school level and then at CSUF – he strives to share that love of math with his students. He said Ray Schifflett, a former CSUF math professor, encouraged him to get his Ph.D. by telling his students that they


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history classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He uses examples from Mexico, the Middle East and beyond, showing the evolution of mathematics and how it was taught through the ages. Most important to him is that he reaches students with lessons that shape not only their mathematical knowledge, but their sense of self. “I love teaching and love the students,” he said. “I worry about staying relevant and keeping the curriculum relevant. I remember being taught by old guys with white beards – now I am one! “But the bottom line is that students master the content and have a good sense of themselves.” n





In Focus Stories that take a close look at an issue, trend or subject that affects the University and the community beyond.

Older Americans Strive for Active, Healthy Retirements Story by Michael Mahi ’83 / Image by Matt Gush ’12

or Donna and Kirt Spradlin, retirement is an exclamation point on life. The Fullerton couple is in their 80s and attribute good living, exercise, family and friendships as the keys to a healthy retirement. They enjoy backpacking, skiing, golf, socializing and most of all, their daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Financially, they are secure because of some good investments and a lifelong practice of being conservative with their savings. “We were frugal,” said Donna, ’70 (B.A. English). “We could retire early. Now nobody is doing that.” In today’s economy, it is becoming more difficult for workers to realize financially secure retirements like the Spradlins’ generation. So how are baby boomers coping with the concept of ending their work careers? Many people are staying in their jobs longer and downsizing their expectations. They are living healthier lives through diet and exercise and others are continuing to work



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part-time, volunteer and even return to school. “The retirement that we had dreamed of may not be there,” according to Pauline Abbott, former director of Cal State Fullerton’s Ruby Gerontology Center and the Institute of Gerontology. “And so there is likely to be a trend of people working longer by necessity, as well as by choice.’’ Since the mid-1990s, the average retirement age has risen from 62 to 64 for men and from 60 to 62 for women, according to a 2011 Center for Retirement Research at Boston College analysis of Census Bureau data. “What is going to happen in the next 10 years is a bit of a crap shoot,” Abbott said. “We aren’t sure because the economy can jump back in and people are finding innovative ways to get back into the market.” Abbott, who was director of the center since 1999, believes that the key is to have a retirement plan that includes solid finances, as well as managing mental and physical health. u



Institute, which offers nearly 120 classes a semester, including hands-on computer education, classical music, poetry, film, tai chi, yoga and foreign languages. Mike Stover, a volunteer and vice president of external affairs at OLLI, said that the institute also has a Transitions in Retirement program that has become hugely popular as people near retirement start looking for answers. Last year, the program held a one-day retirement boot camp with more than 230 participants eager to learn about life after work. This year’s September program included discussions on financial planning, health and socialization. “Once we reach retirement we need to execute the plan,” Stover said. “In these turbulent times that plan has had to be adjusted. People need to come up with a realistic budget for retirement life and their own lifestyle.” The key factors that people need to plan for are: n Finances and managing debt. Stover

said that determining how much debt you will carry into retirement will play a big role in what you will need to save. Medical costs are also rising rapidly, and state and federal programs will only cover so much. “A lot of emphasis is put on how much we have saved over the years,” said Abbott, who retired at the end of the spring semester. “If you have all the money in the world and you are not happy with who you are and what you are doing it doesn’t matter. It’s your health that is really critical.”

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n Socializing and keeping active are key elements in avoiding

stress and health-related issues. Stover said the boot camp

stressed taking courses at programs like OLLI, volunteering, working part-time and keeping your body and mind fit. Roberta Rikli, dean emerita of CSUF’s College of Health and Human Development, agrees with Stover, and stresses the need to maintain one’s health. “Keeping mentally and physically healthy in retirement is just as important as financial soundness,” said Rikli, who retired last year. “In fact, for some people, retirement may be the first opportunity they’ve had to spend time focusing on their own physical health and fitness.”


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Rikli’s advice is not lost on the Spradlins. Their love for hiking and nature, which started with early car camping trips with their daughters, didn’t stop because they retired. The couple, which spends several hours a week at OLLI, has climbed Mt. McKinley several times and to the base camps of Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro. They hiked the entire John Muir Trail over two summers and have gone on safari in Kenya. Kirt retired as an electrical engineer from Hughes Aircraft in 1983, and Donna followed a year later, leaving behind her job as a high school teacher to help manage an apartment complex they owned. After a couple of years of running the 24-unit complex, they decided it was time to sell and free up even more time to enjoy their golden years. “Selling the apartments was a big jump up,” Kirt said. “That investment was really the springboard that enabled us to go ahead and retire.” They never looked back. The couple has traveled to Japan, France, the Alps, Panama, Nova Scotia and beyond. Kirt, who was president of OLLI from 2003 to 2005, golfs, fishes, skis, jogs at least three times a week and hits the gym. Donna keeps up with Kirt’s exercise regimen and they both are deeply involved with the volunteer programs at OLLI. “I read something interesting that said ‘don’t come up to retirement and then fall off the cliff,’ ” Donna said, referring to having a retirement plan. “We keep teasing each other, I say ‘Kirt, when is that rocking chair coming?’ … I’m not quite like my grandmother.” n

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The Spradlins have traveled to some to the world’s most famous locations, including a 2008 trip to Mt. Tarawera Volcano in New Zealand, at left, as well as the base camps of Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro. “We do something physically almost every day,’’ Kirt Spradlin said. “We are very religious about that.”


OLLI offers many different classes for seniors, including ceramics and portrait painting, above.

Retirement Tools So you are planning to retire but not sure if you have enough cash to make it through your golden years? Here are links to planning resources that can help you figure out your exit strategy: n Social Security offers a planner that includes a calculator and answers to several questions concerning retirement: ssa.gov/retire2/. n AARP is an excellent retirement planning resource: aarp.org/work/work_tools/. n USA.gov, the federal government site, also has good information, including federal resources: usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml.

A NEW BEGINNING Pauline Abbott, who retired at the end of the spring ’12 semester, says that she is looking forward to time with her grandchildren and enjoying her newly found hobby of landscape photography. However, a person who has spent her entire career researching and teaching about the process of aging isn’t going off quietly into the sunset. “I’m in the driver’s seat. It’s my decision and it’s time,” Abbott said. “The people

Pauline Abbott

that I have known who have retired positively say they are busier now than they ever were before and enjoying it. That is a positive.” She is heeding her own advice and will continue to consult, keep active at the university, and even take a few classes at OLLI.

RETIREMENT OPTIONS What: Free, public programs and lectures related to a wide variety of topics – including retirement, health, socialization, films, art and foreign languages – are offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State Fullerton. Where: Ruby Gerontology Center at Cal State Fullerton How: For more information, contact OLLI at 657-278-2446 or olli.fullerton.edu.




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Cover Story

A Community Alive CSUF’s Grand Central Art Center is A Cultural Hub for Santa Ana and Beyond


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



hen John Spiak began his job as director and chief curator of Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center, it was like coming home. Spiak – born and raised in Orange County – spent the past 17 years

curating art projects at Arizona State University, becoming known for exciting social practice endeavors. One of them focused on incarceration, involving controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio and inviting inmates to campus to participate in creating art. In the months Spiak has been directing Grand Central, he has worked to attract nationally known artists who plan to exhibit their work in the downtown Santa Ana facility and beyond. “This is home for me,” Spiak said in a recent interview. “My philosophy is very Artist Saskia Jorda, seated, begins her residency at Grand Central Art Center in January, focusing on the quinceañera. Jorda will recall her own quinceañera in her native Venezuela, examine the traditions behind this rite of passage, study family values, and view body image as perceived by the teenagers themselves. Joining Jorda at Grand Central are, from left, Paula Martella, Isela Vasquez and Jocelyn Mendieta.


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much focused on community, looking at art in society and the conversations that can be addressed through the institution of art. I believe we should look at art from all different perspectives, making it a mutual territory where difficult conversations can be had.






“We want to present multiple perspectives, things we agree with and don’t agree with, letting visitors make up their own minds.” Spiak’s efforts make the center a hub for social practice, a genre that involves engagement with communities and incorporates social goals, networks and cultural practices. Social practice art often blurs the distinction between artist and subject, and can include activist art, social work, protest performance, community art, and other activities that can represent social and political thought. As part of his mission, Spiak has invited various artists to work and live at Grand Central in pursuit of their art. Tony de los Reyes, a Los Angeles artist, is featured this fall, displaying paintings that examine the U.S.-Mexican border and its influence on Southern California. “I’m interested in the border as an abstraction – a space that has become defined through color and line,” de los Reyes said. “I’m working in an area where culture and politics intersect. America is always on a march to claim new territory; I look at the border as a division of space that defines cultures.” Setting Grand Central Art Center apart from other gallery spaces in Southern California, Spiak believes, is the philosophy of art as a crucial part of the community, a philosophy that keeps with the center’s history of community involvement and its birth as a cornerstone for Santa Ana’s Artists Village.


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be dedicated to offering free computer access to Santa Ana high school students; a flamenco dance studio; and The Road Less Traveled, a locally owned store dedicated to modern natural living and community education, offering workshops on everything from fiber arts to food crafting and do-it-yourself technology. The Artists Village takes a front seat during First Saturdays. On the first Saturday of each month, the neighborhood comes alive. A multitude of visitors attend the area’s galleries, restaurants and shops, and street vendors, public performances and musical acts add to the atmosphere. Grand Central hosts more than 4,000 visitors during First Saturday events. “I’ve always loved this place,” Spiak said of Grand Central, “with the residency component and storefront space that makes it open to interaction. I love nearby Fourth Street’s energy and culture, and we aim to extend that energy to our visitors. “My vision is that the center doesn’t consider its walls as barriers, but is an institution that exists through all of Orange County, Southern California, the West and beyond.” It all came together in 1999, when the Grand Central Art Center was dedicated. It was the culmination of years of work by artists, government agencies and the University to create a satellite campus in the heart of the Santa Ana arts community. Originally a redevelopment project, Grand Central was championed by mayor and CSUF alumnus Miguel Pulido ’80. The University partnered with the city in large part because of the living/working environment it provides graduate students. Today, Spiak’s vision embraces artists from throughout the country who want to work with him at Grand Central. He is also working with a variety of community-based organizations on plans to incorporate art throughout Santa Ana and other Orange County communities. One of the artists he Grand Central Art Center is located at 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana 92701, approximately 10 miles south of the has asked to work at Grand Cal State Fullerton campus. It is open Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 11 a.m. Central is Lisa Bielawa, a to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturdays. For more information, call 714-567-7233 or visit grandcentralartcenter.com. New York-based artist best known for creating art in As a critical part of the village – known for creating a public spaces that incorporates music, performance and visual art. vibrant arts district from a formerly blighted downtown neighborHer upcoming works feature a sound piece with 600 musicians hood – Grand Central is a block-long edifice that includes several at Tempelhof airfield in Berlin and Crissy Field in San Francisco, exhibition spaces, the Black Box Theatre, a shop and 28 apartboth now public parks. ments, 26 of which are reserved for Titan students pursuing their A Yale literature graduate, Bielawa believes, like Spiak, that master’s degrees in the College of the Arts and two of which house art can create new relationships and bring the community toartists in residence. Each student artist has studio space in which gether. “A place like this can reach out to other existing organizato create art. Also included in the center is a future classroom to tions and groups involved in community missions,” she said. “It’s

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1. Graduate student Stephen Howell and his girlfriend Britney Hudgins enjoy a quiet moment inside their apartment at Grand Central Art Center. 2. Artist, musician and vocalist Lisa Bielawa will be in residence at the center in 2013. 3. First Saturdays attract a multitude of visitors to the Santa Ana Artists Village. 4. Manuel Cortez shows off some of his artwork in the center’s Second Street Promenade during a recent First Saturday. 5. Howell acts in the center’s Black Box Theatre. 6. John Spiak guides Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-47) on a September tour of Grand Central Art Center.







1. Looking toward Broadway Boulevard from the roof of Grand Central Art Center, patrons are seen pouring out of Memphis at the Santora restaurant and into the Second Street Promenade. 2. Artist Tony de los Reyes opened his “Border Theory” exhibit in September. It continues through November 14. 3. Center Director John Spiak takes a break in the Gypsy Den restaurant, located immediately next door to Grand Central. 4. The September 1 opening of Grand Central’s 2012-13 exhibition and program schedule drew large crowds to the center and surrounding Artists Village.


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all about leadership – how the center sees itself in the community. the Black Box Theatre below, in such a diverse neighborhood, in What’s unique about this place is its position as a collaborator an acting program?” Howell asked. Grand Central is close enough whose work complements the community.” to the campus that he can ride his bike to classes in Fullerton Bielawa, a composer and vocalist, will be at Grand Central along the Santa Ana River trail. in 2013. Another artist, Saskia Jorda, will begin her residency at Another graduate student pursuing an M.F.A. in acting is the center in January, working together with the city’s more than Julie Cardia, who said living at Grand Central provides “kind of 20 quinceañera shops on a project emphasizing the quinceañera as an instant family,” with students pursuing graduate degrees and a coming-of-age ceremony affecting not only the girl celebrating living and working at the center. “We’re all going through the her newfound womanhood, but on the community at large. same things and we’re neighbors,” Cardia said. A Venezuelan artist now based in Arizona, Jorda believes Downtown Santa Ana is a special place, agreed graduate the rite of passage can engage the community in dialog. “I’m student Bonnie Massey, who is pursuing her Master in Social happy about this opportunity to bring my work to a larger, Work degree and creates prints, etches and linocuts. “Santa Ana broader audience – it’s larger than just working in a gallery space. has a rich history and a very interesting mix with lots of different The new framework that goes beyond the walls of Grand Central groups of people living respectfully with one another,” Massey is really special.” said. “I’m intrigued by that, and by what John is doing with Paul Ramirez Jonas, a renowned New York-based artist, social practice and artists engaging in the community.” plans to live and work at Grand Central next summer on a project “It’s a wonderful location,” noted Patrick Faulk, a graduate based on transportation involving travel from the East Coast to student in drawing and painting whose recent installations the West Coast via a series of volunteer passengers and chauffeurs. have featured sound and distractions. “The community is He is impressed by the center and its director. wonderful. It’s very colorful, very beautiful and it helps “John’s enthusiasm and the convergence of his track record promote the creative spirit.” n and the exhibit space brings long-lasting believability and the willingness to experiment,” Jonas said. One of the artists now involved in reaching out to the Santa Ana community is Jules Rochielle, a Los Angeles artist and consultant who is pursuing a $10,000 California Humanities grant in support of a Santa Ana oral history project. Rochielle is working with the Santa Ana Public Library, El Centro, Sacred and other groups in support of creating local histories about Santa Ana residents who’ve experienced violence in the Townsend/ Raitt neighborhood. The stories would be collected by college and high school students who live in the neighborhood themselves. “This is social practice with an interest in the CSUF Reaches Out to Underserved Communities community,” Rochielle said. “When I began coming Grand Central Art Center is just one example of Cal State Fullerton’s outreach to to Santa Ana and learning about it, listening to Orange County’s diverse communities. CSUF’s partnership with Santa Ana College where the community is, I began to believe that it and the Santa Ana Unified School District, ¡Adelante!, offers qualifying students an will support socially engaged work with the artist opportunity to be first in line on the path to college and provides expert guidance becoming embedded in the community. The art will along the way. The program guarantees priority registration at Santa Ana College be visible to the community but not necessarily the and transfers to attend CSUF. In another program, 30 Santa Ana high school art world.” students, including nine incoming freshmen, moved into CSUF student housing last The surrounding arts community is one summer to experience what their future could be like. The students – from Century, reason why Stephen Howell chose to live at Grand Saddleback, Santa Ana and Valley high schools – participated in CSUF’s Upward Central. An M.F.A. candidate in acting, Howell is Bound, a program designed to assist eligible high school students with preparation interested in the politics surrounding theater. for admission to a university and success in earning a college degree. Above, Leo Originally from Arlington, Texas, Howell selected Cota ’04, director, and Eileen Jimenez, academic adviser, both in the back row, Cal State Fullerton based on its programs, but has welcome Upward Bound students living and attending courses on campus last summer, including incoming freshman Edith Mendoza of Century High School found living at Grand Central an added attraction. and Saddleback High School students Raeleen Perez and Brian Avila. “What could be better than living here, with



A Vision for Student Success Berenecea Johnson Eanes, New VP for Student Affairs, Says CSUF’s Diversity Is a Strength and a Challenge


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“ The diversity of

Cal State Fullerton’s student population appeals to me.” “At the time, I had a mentor at Dillard who finally told me, ‘I think you’re a social worker,’” Eanes recalled. “So I returned to school to work on my Master of Social Work degree.” She received a full scholarship from Boston University and worked as a resident adviser in student housing. In doing so, she discovered that she enjoyed working with the students and decided that she would dedicate her studies and career to clinical and academic pursuits. After earning her Ph.D. in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, she began teaching at Georgia State and eventually spent half a year in Ethiopia working for Teach for Africa. A prolific writer and organizer, Eanes has co-authored numerous grant applications that have resulted in more than $4 million being awarded to fund various initiatives, often focusing on student development. She believes her combined background in social work, group dynamics and her ongoing faculty research agenda has prepared her for senior leadership positions in higher education administration. “When you think about it, Student Affairs really is the ideal marriage of social work practice and a commitment to the goals of higher education and student engagement,” she said. “I anticipate getting to know the student body, the dynamic team in Student Affairs, the faculty and staff across the campus, and to developing a better understanding of the Cal State Fullerton culture. Underscoring my entire view is the fact that I’m really excited to be here and I’m looking forward to developing strategies that will enhance the University experience of our students.” n




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Eanes received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Dillard University in 1988. She received her M.S.W. in Clinical Group Work in 1992 from Boston University, and her Ph.D. in Social Work in 2000 from Clark Atlanta University. Yet she wasn’t always certain that her career would focus on students. While she initially had her sights set on hospital administration, upon graduation from Dillard, her father (“who kept every promise that he made”) told her she had a year to figure out what she wanted to do.


s Cal State Fullerton’s new vice president for Student Affairs, Berenecea Johnson Eanes’ vision is to ensure student success and aggressively engage the University’s diverse population. “Students don’t all have the same problems, and what works for one may not work for another,” Eanes noted. “Veterans may have different needs than a student from the inner city or a woman who is returning to school after raising children. Transfer students may have different needs than freshmen just out of high school. Students from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds or of different religions have different needs. That’s why we develop multiple programs and use varied approaches so we can better reach out to students and address their particular issues. “The diversity of Cal State Fullerton’s student population appeals to me,” she added. “My experience has allowed me to work with diverse groups of students and deepen my understanding of their concerns.” Eanes, who arrived on campus prior to the start of the fall semester, formerly served as vice president for Student Affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a college within the City University of New York. She said she’s giving herself 90 days to develop measurable short- and long-range goals, build relationships and get to know the Titan culture. Then, she said, “I want to hone in on the ongoing development of a strategic plan that will speak to student success and help us make data-driven decisions. “I know it’s going to be rough in terms of the budget,” she acknowledged. “But our job as a University is to support our students no matter how difficult that task seems. And I don’t just mean the Student Affairs division – it’s the job of the entire Fullerton family – all faculty and staff members. I see our division working hard to cultivate collaboration among all our stakeholders since I truly believe that we all play a role in the education of our students.” While at John Jay College, she provided vision, leadership and oversight to student services entities on campus including student life, health services, accessibilities services, the children’s center, athletics, community outreach and service learning, counseling, the women’s center, the Urban Male Initiative, and career services. In addition, she served as an associate professor and chair of the counseling department. In fact, Eanes has devoted her career to assisting adolescents and young adults in achieving their life goals. She has led student success initiatives in various capacities for more than 15 years at such institutions as Hamilton College, Morehouse College, Columbia University, and the Georgia State University, as well as John Jay College. “I hope people will see me as an energetic and caring person who focuses on student success and engagement,” she said. “There is incredible potential here for partnerships on campus, with other campuses, particularly community colleges, and with outside groups.”



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Grant Supports Social Media Reporting Workshop witter, Facebook, and YouTube are among the growing number of social media channels that are essential tools used by reporters covering protest movements. The revolution in Egypt and the Occupy Movement are just two examples of how social media are playing major roles in organizing protest, as well as providing news coverage of the events. Thanks to a grant from The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the College of Communications and the Orange County Press Club will present a workshop covering social unrest in this era of Facebook and Twitter. “We hope to teach journalists how to better cover social movements and how to better recognize them,”


said Professor of Communications Jeffrey Brody. In October, Brody, standing at right, and Assistant Professor of Communications Brent Foster, seated, hosted the McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute. The University was one of seven grant recipients. Each workshop host conducted a webinar on their specific topic on The Poynter Institute’s e-learning site, NewsU.org, created a page of reporting resources for NewsU, and hosted a live chat on Poynter’s website, poynter.org . “Special reporting institutes have documented impact as a valuable resource for journalists and news outlets constrained by budget shortfalls and dwindling resources for staff training,” said Clark Bell, McCormick Foundation Journalism Program director. 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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Executive Officers

The roster below refects the membership as it was at the close of the fiscal year on June 30, 2012.

Douglas H. Simao

Marilyn C. Brewer

Chair IT Advisor / Enterprise Intelligence Ernst & Young

Secretary California State Assembly (Ret.)

Julie K. Miller-Phipps ’83

Chair, Finance & Investment Committee Senior Vice President Automation and Business Services SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

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

Jose Lara ’02

Theresa Mendoza

Interim Executive Director Interim Vice President, University Advancement California State University, Fullerton Mildred García

President California State University, Fullerton

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 Doran ’75

Tam T. Nguyen ’05

Managing Partner White Nelson Diehl Evans, LLP

President Advance Beauty College

Paul F. Folino

Geoffrey S. Payne ’80

Founding Partner Aitken, Aitken, Cohn

Executive Chairman Emulex

Katherine Allred ’83

D. Edward Hays ’89

President Tahiti Partners, R.E. Dev. Corp Kerri Ruppert Schiller ’82

Robert M. Alvarado ’87

Attorney Marshack Hays, LLP

K.P. “Bala” Balkrishna ’78

Chairman and CEO (Ret.) The Clorox Company

Chief Investment Officer Delaware Investments

Steven G. Mihaylo ’69

Victoria Vasques ’76

Vice President of Marketing and Ticket Sales, Angels Baseball LP President and CEO Commercial Bank of California

Gerald E. Johnson ’71

Jo E. Bandy ’94

CEO Crexendo, Inc.

David D. Bowman, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Investments Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith

Gregory D. Bunch ’79

Student Representative President, Associated Students, CSUF, Inc.

Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Ingram Micro Professor of Geological Sciences Chair, Department of Geological Science Vice President for Distribution Ovation TV

Doug Simao Chair, Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation

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Ongoing disinvestment in public higher education by the state continues to mark a time of tremendous challenge in the life of the University. In 2012-13, fewer than 30 percent of the funds needed to educate our students will come in the form of state allocations. This stark reality highlights the importance of private financial support to the University and its students. One needs only to walk through Mihaylo Hall, home to the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, or enjoy music, theater or dance in the Joseph A. W. Clayes III Performing Arts Center to see the significant role our donors have played in strengthening Cal State Fullerton as an institution. So even amid this time of challenge, we can look forward to what can indeed be a bright future. Since fall 1959 when classes first began in facilities leased from the Fullerton Union High School District, we’ve seen many new buildings, new programs and a continuously deepening commitment by our alumni, friends, faculty and staff to provide the best education possible for our students. And recently, we’ve been inspired and energized in welcoming to campus our new president, Dr. Mildred García, who will lead us into the University’s next era. As chair of the foundation board, I want to ensure that the work of the board is aligned with President García’s vision for the University while advancing our work in building relationships that foster real collaboration. I also hope to enhance the effectiveness of the foundation as a partner with the University, strengthening bonds between the board of governors and the University’s faculty, staff and alumni. And to our donors, I say “thank you.” We are grateful for your support and honor you for the increasingly important role you have in the life and success of Cal State Fullerton.


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John E. Miller

Eric Niu ’12

Senior Vice President and CFO CHOC Children’s Jeffrey Van Harte ’80

President Tribal Tech, LLC

Joan T. Waltman ’85

Senior Vice President Partnerships in Change Mitchell J. Zehner ’83

Executive Vice President Voit Commercial Brokerage

Governors Emeriti Marilyn Powell Berns

Educator (Deceased) Dan O. Black ’67

Chairman ProThera, Inc.

R. James Considine, Jr.

President and CEO Ryder, Stilwell, Inc.

Leonard H. Dreyer ’72

Chairman and CEO (Ret.) Marie Callendar’s Restaurants Jerry I. Goodwin

Owner, Goodwin Honda (Deceased) Rudy A. Hanley

President and CEO SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Stephen R. Knott

Margaret McCarthy ’84

Partner Paradigm Ventures

William J. McGarvey

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

Professor, Theatre and Dance California State University, Fullerton

General Partner (Ret.) Knott’s Berry Farm


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Donor Constituents and Gifts for 2011-12







Faculty & Staff


Other Individuals






Other Organizations TOTAL

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Individual Giving

This report is a donor recognition publication honoring $7,294,986 in philanthropic support via outright cash gifts, in-kind donations and new pledges to the University between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, 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.

8.01% 100.00%

Unrestricted Academic Divisions

Drs. Debra L.Athletics and Arthur A. Hansen ln



Beth and Steven Bangert ls Dr. Giles T. Brown ns


Bobbie and Daniel Struve l

Paul Goldenberg 0.94%

Leah and Robert Traut

Student Financial Dr. June Pollak and Mr. George Aid Pollak ns

13.97% Catherine and Rudy Hanley lsi

Chris Vanderhook

Property Buildings & Equipment Other Restricted Purposes

i TOTAL Barbara Robinson

Melissa L. Smith ls

7.59%and Barry Gershenovitz l Camille

Roger and Yvette Kotch l Library Dana Praitis

Jeffrey S. Van Harte and

1.29% 47.32%

Heidi Ray Robinson l


Gary Hausdorfer

20.70% 100.00% Ruth and Matt Helm ls

Russell Vanderhook l Raylene and Ryan Vanderhook

Michael-Ann Herring and James Phelps

Alumna is No Stranger to Public Service t all started when Victoria Vasques ’76 (B.S. human services) was asked to host a party at her Virginia home for a group of Cal State Fullerton Washington, D.C. interns. Seven years later that inaugural reception has turned into an annual commitment. “It has grown into a wonderful program,” said Vasques, who hosts the intern reception and is a program donor. The Cal State DC program provides students with opportunities to learn and prepare for careers in politics. A total of 216 students have participated in the program since it began. Currently, about 30 program alumni work in D.C.


Vasques is no stranger to public service. For more than 30 years, she has been an advocate for American Indians, has led education reform and promoted energy initiatives. As the president and owner of Tribal Tech, LLC, an American Indian woman-owned small business, she provides technical assistance and consulting services to federal, state, tribal and corporate clients. Her career includes serving as assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education. She also was director of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. A member of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians,


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Faculty & Staff




Other Individuals




$10M $8M






Student Financial Aid

Other 2007 Organizations 2008 TOTAL

please contact Alina Mircea-Trotz, Director of Development, at amircea-trotz@fullerton.edu or 657-278-2559.





For more information about giving to the Cal State DC program,




she has been named American Indian Woman of the Year. At CSUF, Vasques has served on the Archaeo-Paleo Task Force and the Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors, as well as the intern program. “I hope to be able to give back more to education, especially Cal State Fullerton,” Vasques said. “You just want to thank those who helped you get there.” n


8.01% 2010



AS OF THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30 2007 $17,310,990 2008 $19,725,164 2009 $18,661,160

2010 $23,688,854 2011 $32,339,634 2012 $34,276,674


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20.70% 100.00%

Frank Greinke Emma E. Holmes (deceased) ns Wayne and Carol Knyal l

Anonymous l Joan and Richard Becktel l Lee and Nicholas A. Begovich Christina Brewer-Kahrs ls ns

Patricia A. Davis Separate Property Trust s


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Gale and Frank Robitaille

Loreen and John Loftus l

Dorothy and James D. Young nvsi

William J. McGarvey s



Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb

Marilyn and Beau Johnson

Wendy Sellars-Robinson and Christopher Robinson l

Paul F. Folino v

13.97% 2.36%

Lorin and Jeffrey Robinson l

Noah Franklin Modisett Margaret and Return Moore l

Cris and Adriana Abrego l

Kerry and John Phelps

Bette and Wylie Aitken l

Dr. Rollin T. Sandberg n

Corinne and Kevin Baughman l

Philip R. Schimmel l

John Belli

Louise and James Shamblen l

Dan Black and Kathy Chao Black ls

Dixie Shaw l

The Margaret M. Castleman Trust

David S. Sniezko l

Annette Feliciani and Bryan Fitzpatrick l

Douglas G. Stewart ls

$5,000-9,999 Robert L. Adler Linda and Michael Ames n Dr. and Mrs. Martin Bonsangue ln Marilyn C. Brewer and Lou Romano Dr. Lee Broadbent ns Gary A. Brown l Gregory S. Brunette l Shirley and Jim Cadwell l Paula and Joseph Cervantes i Kris and Steve Charton l Sarah and Brian Chisick Shannon Cook and Scott Coler l Rachelle Cracchiolo ls




Michael R. Dannan l

Katherine Peters and Douglas Simao l

Bernadette A. Borgelt l

Alan A. Mannason

Joan and Thomas Waltman li

William L. Bridgford l

Cecil W. Drinkward

Beverly and Richard Gunter l

Lawrence de Graaf n

Kevin Peterson

Lisa E. Brandon l

Kathryn T. McCarty (deceased)

Dr. Dorothy P. Wong n

Dr. William G. Briggs n

Jim Ducote

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Guthrie

Christine and Michael Braun l

Dr. Sallie Mitchell n

Mildred and Ray Young ln

Marion and Lee Brockett

Carl S. DiNicola l

Tom D. Phelps

Dr. Mildred R. Donoghue


Annette and Lee Gilbert

Katherine Powers and Hakan Rosengren

Mary B. Brown

Jan Mittermeier

Heather and Tom Schriber

Alan Campbell

Pravin and Sudha Mody

Michelle and Robert Duncan

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Burton

Lucy Dunn l

Paul J. Carter

Stella (deceased) and Paul E. Bush

Leslee and Geno Effler

Donna and Kirt Spradlin l

Dr. Jo Ann Carter-Wells ln

Mary E. Moore

Michelle and Jeffrey Anderson

Karen and John Bushman lns

Ginger and Bob Emry ln

Gilbert Gluck and Catherine Bradley

June, Ronald, Russell and David Stein

Cheryl and Kenneth Case

Rick Muth Family

Sandra and Leo Anguiano

Enid J. Busser

Patrick and Kelly England

Caecilla S. Gotama and Robert Bruch l

Mr. and Mrs. F. Michael Stone li

The Child Family Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Myles

Debra and David Armbruster li

Pandora and Edward Byrd l

Kathleen and Gary Green

Pam and Tom Summerfield

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Arnold

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin F. Calcagnie







Dr. Willie J. Hagan Susan Hallman n

Margaret T. Slaven



Fred Haberman

Michael J. Gillmore l


Cathy and John Monson

Teresa and Robert Burns


Steven Duff li

Marion and John (deceased) Hance


Linna M. Hanson l Dr. Carole S. Harrison n


Bittel Family Trust

Theresa and William Harvey l

Hong and David Chong

Geoffrey S. Payne

Patricia Stone and James Gutmann l

Dr. Sandra Sutphen ns

Jonathan L. Christy

Leslie and Dennis Percell l

Charles and Karen Ayres

Terri and Dennis Cammarano l

Tania and Joseph Ferrucci l

Mary K. Heath l

D. Edward Hays l

Shambaugh Survivor’s Trust

Debra and Patrick Craddick i

Luke S. Peters

Jane and Steven Ballback l

Cheryl and Carl Carrera l

Candelaria M. Figueroa l

Milly and Bill Heaton n

Dorothy and William Heide ln

Dennis Ullrich s

Patti and Jason Drotter n

David M. Reid s

Jo E. Bandy l

Constance L. Castro n

Ronald and Catherine Flores

Neil Heffernan

Barbara and Dan J. Heneghan

Julie and Michael Weiser l

Joseph Formichelli n

Kirk G. San Roman l

Gale C. Banks III

Paul and Nita Causey l

Stephen J. Flynn l

James L. Henriques l

Susan D. Hopkins

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Woods l

Pat Garman l

Linda and Gerald Schnabl l

Robert C. Banks s

Claire C. Cavallaro n

Evelyn K. Francuz i

Edna and Edward Hernandez






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Natalie M. Fousekis n



Catherine and Robert Fellows


Jack Hayden

Keeping History Alive Through Giving awrence B. de Graaf is a founding faculty member


and professor emeritus of history. He helped establish Cal State Fullerton’s History Department and its curriculum, set up the first campus archive and served as the University’s first archivist. Over the years, he’s become a specialist in Orange County history and the role of African Americans in the modern urban West. He also authored a 360-page book that chronicles the University’s 50-year history called “The Fullerton Way: Fifty Years at California State University, Fullerton.” History is his passion. Another passion is making sure

Susan James and Ron Trujillo Lisa and Joe Johnson l Leane and Henry Kahrs


Dr. James F. Woodward n


students have the resources they need to succeed. His annual gifts to the University fund the Lawrence B. de Graaf Outstanding Graduate Student Award and also support the Center for Oral and Public History. His goal is to endow the graduate student award fund that bears his name. “It is important for CSUF faculty to give back to the University,” de Graaf said. “That to me typifies what a lot of faculty, especially emeriti faculty, can do and a very important part of fundraising.’’ The scholarship goes to graduate students who need assistance in completing their degrees.

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“A couple of them have told me it’s been the difference in completing their M.A.,” he said. “No matter how small the scholarship amount is, it can be crucial.” n

For more information about gifts to the Department of History or the Center for Oral and Public History, please contact Alina Mircea-Trotz, Director of Development, at amircea-trotz@fullerton.edu or 657-278-5287.

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Donating to CSUF Adds Up for Math Professor


heryl Carrera is a goal-oriented person.

At 16 years old, she decided to skip her senior year of high school and get started on college. She was accepted to Cal State Fullerton in 1976 and was looking forward to being a college freshman, but after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, she spent her freshman year going to radiation treatments in the morning and classes in the afternoon. “My start at Cal State Fullerton was pretty rocky,” Carrera recalled. Challenges continued to creep into Carrera’s life, but she didn’t let raising a family and working full-time deter her from

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her dream of a higher education, and 17 years later, she was the first person in her family to earn a college degree. Today, Carrera has a bachelor’s degree in math from CSUF, a master’s degree in education and another in mathematics, as well as a doctorate. Currently, she is a math professor at Santa Ana College, and has established an endowment at CSUF to create the Cheryl Carrera Math Scholarship aimed at helping Titan students who may have had a few detours on their way to earning a math degree. Carrera credits her many friends, colleagues and family who have generously donated to create the endowment. Her

enthusiasm about giving back has spread to her colleagues. Mathematics Professor Martin Bonsangue, the 201011 Outstanding Professor, also launched a math scholarship fund recently. It benefits first-generation college students pursuing careers as math teachers. “Cher and Carl Carrera’s generosity was really inspiring for me and was the model that I used for setting up this scholarship,” Bonsangue said. n For information about giving to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, please contact Camille Harper, Director of Development, at charper@fullerton.edu or 657-278-2245.

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Brown Makes Gift-Giving A Lifelong Affair iles T. Brown , associate vice president emeritus for


academic programs and graduate studies and professor emeritus of history, has dedicated his life to making good on the promise to provide Cal State Fullerton students a quality education. Brown, 96, joined the history faculty in 1960 when the campus was called Orange County State College. As a founding faculty member, he has championed the opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds to pursue an advanced education. In the 1960s the state’s Master Plan for Higher Education promised an affordable public education for all its citizens. Eco-

nomic and political realities have put that promise in jeopardy. “I hope the University can continue to serve the people and the citizens of our state as the Master Plan intended,” Brown said. His career included serving as chair and professor of history; being named the University’s Outstanding Professor in 1966; serving as dean of graduate studies and eventually as associate vice president for academic programs and graduate studies. In 1981, the University honored Brown by establishing and awarding the first Cal State Fullerton Giles T. Brown Outstanding Thesis Award.

Brown retired in 1983, but his support has never ceased. In 2002, the Newport Beach resident established the Giles T. Brown Endowment for Graduate Studies. He recently funded a $100,000 gift annuity, his seventh, to the University. “I want to leave something to Fullerton because higher education in California is something I treasure.” n For more about planned giving and gift annuities to support CSUF, please contact Joan Rubio, Senior Director of Central Development, at jrubio@fullerton.edu or 657-278-3947.

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University Citizen Gives Back to CSUF effrey S. Van Harte ’80 is a true University citizen.


Since graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in business administration-finance, Van Harte has contributed to many University programs, including the Campaign for the College of Business and Economics. The San Carlos resident and chief investment officer for the Focus Equity Team at Delaware Investments says the reason he donates to the University is pretty simple. “I just wanted to give back to something that gave a lot to me,” Van Harte said. “Attending CSUF really was a lifechanging experience.”

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Van Harte committed $100,000 to the Campaign for the College of Business and Economics and has given more than $155,000 to other various programs, including the golf program. He also funded the initial startup for the college’s Student Managed Investment Fund with a gift of $100,000. “In an environment such as state schools where funding is not as good as it used to be, these kinds of initiatives are really important to start and hopefully grow over time,” he said. Van Harte was one of eight alumni recognized in April as a Vision & Visionaries’ Distinguished Alumni. Since 2011, he has served on the Board of Governors for

the Philanthropic Foundation. This year, he is serving as the chair of the Finance and Investment Committee. Van Harte said students trying to figure out their life path should focus on their passion. “If they find their passion, that’s everything to their future happiness.” n

For more information regarding gifts to the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, contact Carol Spencer, Director of Development, at cspencer@fullerton.edu or 657-278-2857.

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Brice and Rene Jarvi

Bill and Marty Kruschat

Mr. and Mrs. Richard McIntosh

The Peters Revocable Trust

Suzanne and Martin Serbin

Maria Valdivia-Pellkofer and

William P. Shannon l

Cathrynn and David Thorsen n

John Sharp

Robert W. Tran l



James C. Harper l

Debra and Kenneth Johnson l

Diane N. Harris

Barbara and Robert Johnson



l Donor is an alumnus/alumna v Honorary Alumni


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

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

Joe Pellkofer


Aaron Z. Thomas l l

Terri L. Thompson n





The Ongoing Impact of Past Gift Commitments

Contracts and Grants Complete the Picture of External Support An additional $22 million 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.

Katherine F. Allred

Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission

Fullerton School District

United States Army

AltaMed Health Services Corporation

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

United States Department of Agriculture

Anaheim Unified School District

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

United States Department of Education

Brea Olinda Unified School District

Jumpstart for Young Children

United States Department of Energy

Buena Park School District

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

United States Department of Health

Cal Poly Corporation

Korean Association of Industry,

Vicki and Dennis Anderson Teresa and Don Anderson

Paula and Patrick Donahue Donahue Schriber

Dr. Valerie O’Regan and

Donna and Michael McKennon

Dr. Stephen Stambough

Greg Mech

Pam and Tom Summerfield

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mendoza

Summerfield Foundation

The Flocken Family

Steven G. Mihaylo

Superior Wall Systems Inc.


Patricia and Anthony Florentine

Pravin and Sudha Mody

Teresa and Frank Suryan Jr.

Automobile Club of

Paul F. Folino

NBC Universal

Cindy and William C. Taormina

California Department of Public Health

Los Angeles Community College District

United States Small Business Administration

GBS Linens

Jack Norberg

Kathy and Chris Taylor

California Department of Workforce Development

Mojave Water Agency

University of California, Berkeley

Michelle and

Annette Feliciani and

Dr. Irene Matz

Bryan Fitzpatrick

Jeffrey Anderson

Southern California

California Coastal Conservancy

Academy and Research Institute

Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2011-2012

In addition to donors making new gifts and pledges during the past year, we also want to recognize the ongoing impact of donors who have made multi-year pledges in previous fiscal years.

and Human Services United States Geological Survey

Professor Emerita’s Longtime Gifts Support Students


ildred R. Donoghue , professor emerita of elementary

and bilingual education, is a believer in Cal State Fullerton’s educational mission. The retired professor also understands the benefits of helping students receive a higher education through financial support. “I benefited from scholarships when I was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan,” Donoghue said. “I feel strongly that I should pass that benefit on. Many qualified students do not get the financial support they need, and I try to rectify that a little.” She has funded two scholarships in the College of Educa-

Dr. Gordon Morris Bakken and Professor Brenda G. Farrington

Kenneth and Christina Guchereau Patricia Stone and James Gutmann

tion, one for students pursuing master’s degrees with a concentration in elementary curriculum and instruction, and one for continuing elementary education students pursuing multiple subject credentials. Additionally, Donoghue is an annual supporter of the President’s Scholars program. She also is the longest consecutive donor to the “It’s Our University” campaign, which is funded by gifts from University faculty, staff and emeriti. Thanks to her generosity, the University created the Donoghue Children’s Literature Center in the Pollak Library in 2001. “Both the University and the public libraries lack sufficient

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funds, especially for children’s literature, so I try to make the best possible resources available to our students,” she said. Donoghue joined the campus in 1962 and during her 48-year career she was deeply involved in the development of the Elementary Education Department. She is the author of 10 college textbooks. n For more on the President’s Scholars program, please contact Melissa Cohea at mcohea@fullerton.edu or 657-278-4446. For more on the Donoghue Children’s Literature Center, contact Jane Hansen at jhansen@fullerton.edu or 657-278-7567.

UnitedHealth Group

California Employment Development Department

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

University of California, Los Angeles

U.S. Bank

California Institute of Mental Health

National Endowment for the Humanities

University of California, San Diego

California Institute of Regenerative Medicine

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

University of California, Santa Cruz

California Institute of Technology

National Institutes of Health

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

California Office of Statewide Health Planning

National Park Service

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

National Science Foundation

University of Southern California

Naval Medical Research Center

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Pennsylvania State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer

Karkutla P. Balkrishna

Peggy and Joseph Hammer

Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Vikki Vargas and Michael Nason

Dan Black and Kathy Chao Black

Catherine and Rudy Hanley

Scott T. O’Brien

Vesuki, Inc.

Boris Bugarski


Viva L. Palumbo

Steven C. Wang

William M. Burbank

Tracey and Paul Irving

Praetorian Advisors, LLP

Julie and Michael Weiser

Joseph A. W. Clayes III

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Johnston

Sharon and Anil Puri

Wells Fargo Bank

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Klammer

Kim G. Redding

Penelope and Charles Wentworth

California State Library

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

Wentworth Enterprises

California Workforce Association

Rancho Santiago Community College

White Nelson Diehl Evans

Centralia School District

Regents of the University of California

Charitable Trust Commercial Bank of California

Llorente Investigations, Inc.

Dr. Roberta E. Rikli

Jerry L. Conrey

Lyon Capital Ventures

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Chris Copps

Rajesh S. Manek

Heather and Tom Schriber

Lucy and Ron Davis

Mark Joseph Manguera

Ram P. Singhania

and Development California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

County of Orange


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Office of the President

County of San Bernardino

San Diego State University

DeVos Institute of Arts Management

The RP Group

at the Kennedy Center

Awareness, Research and Training (WINCART) Yosemite Community College District

Trustees of the California State University




CJI Process Systems, Inc.

Paradigm Ventures, LLC

The Bugman

Risk Insurance Management Society, Los Angeles Chapter

Commerce West Bank

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

California Career School

Crexendo, Inc.

Principal Financial Group Foundation


Doris Libbea Foundation

Don-A-Vee Jeep Eagle Kia

Procter & Gamble Fund

The Loftus Family Foundation

DSS Staffing Inc.

PTS Staffing

The Carver Family Future Generation Foundation

MAMM Alliance for the Performing Arts

Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo

Reel Lumber Service

Cascade Pump Company

Moss Adams LLP

First American Financial

The Rosso Family Foundation

T. Christy Enterprises


Freedom Communications, Inc.

Schriber Family Fund

Classic Party Rentals

Phi Kappa Tau

Future Computing Solutions, Inc.

Schroeder Management Company Inc.

CNA Insurance Companies

Raymond James

Gamma Phi Beta

Straub Distributing Company


Commercial Bank of California

Fullerton South Rotary

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Surefire, LLC

Coca-Cola Company

The William Gillespie Foundation

Symantec Corporation

Combat Field Systems, LLC

PepsiCo., Inc.

Commercial Surety Bond & Insurance Agency, Inc.

RSM McGladrey Pullen, Inc. Sempra Energy

Girls Incorporated of Orange County


Council for Economic Education

John Templeton Foundation


Core Logic

Spencer Foundation

Google Inc.

Tee It Up For the Troops, Inc.

Crisp Enterprise

Wells Fargo Bank

Raytheon Company

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

State Farm Insurance

Gotama Building Engineers, Inc.

Travelers Companies

DEB Construction

White Nelson Diehl Evans, LLP

Robinson Foundation

Dowd and Guild Inc.

TELACU Education Foundation

HCOC Education Foundation

U.S. Army

Deft Inc.

U.S. Bancorp

Engineering Information Foundation

Union Bank of California

Hensel Phelps Construction


Douglas Allred Company


East West Bank

Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2011-12

Corporations, Foundations & Organizations $1,000,000+ The Osher Foundation

SC Fuels SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Spencer Educational Foundation Inc.

$100,000-999,999 California Wellness Foundation Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum

Orange County Community Foundation Pacific Life


Annual Report of Giving & Donor Honor Roll 2011-2012


Young Students Benefit From U.S. Bank Gift


S. Bank is dedicated to financial education.

A great example of that is the $500,000 grant from the bank that helped establish the U.S. Bank Economic Empowerment Program within Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. The first group of eighth graders from area schools is currently participating in the program, which doubles every $10 bill a student deposits each month into a college savings account — every month for five years. Students also attend two financial education summer institutes at Cal State Fullerton. Operated through Cal State Fullerton’s Center for

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Howard Hughes Medical Institute Orange County Great Park Corporation Schwab Charitable Fund


Angell Foundation The Boeing Company The Dhont Family Foundation Fuller Theological Seminary Growth Sector Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Open Society Institute Orangewood Children’s Foundation


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United Way of America

Automobile Club of Southern California California Community Foundation Chevron Corporation Edison International Emulex Ernst & Young Global Limited Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Mercury General Corporation Microsemi Corporation Music Associates Orange County Business Council Omaha Community Foundation

and CEO of U.S. Bancorp, has volunteered his participation over the years as a conference speaker. “Empowering individuals with the financial know-how to succeed, both personally and professionally, is important to everyone at U.S. Bank,” Davis said after he presented University officials with the grant at the 2010 Economic Forecast. n

For more information about giving to Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, contact Carol Spencer, Director of Development, at cspencer@fullerton.edu or 657-278-2857.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company

Warne Family Charitable Foundation

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Fairmont Private Schools

Western Digital Corp.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Foundation for Agency Management Excellence

Wilson Phelps Foundation


Affordable Housing Access, Inc.

Frank J. & Jean Raymond Foundation

Allergan Inc.

Leo Freedman Foundation

Alltek Co. USA Inc.

Friends of Jazz Inc.

America (UIC) Tour Company

Fullerton Rotary Foundation

Anaheim Arena Management, LLC

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The Walt Disney Company


Economic Education and the Small Business Development Center, the program also provides assistance and training to help small business owners. Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, with $341 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. For nearly 10 years the bank has served as the title sponsor of the annual Economic Forecast Conference, sponsored by the Orange County Business Council and the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. Richard Davis ’83 (B.A. economics), chairman, president


Advance Beauty College Advantage Fitness Products

Ells CPA’s and Business Advisors Emeriti of CSU Fullerton Executives Unlimited, Inc.

Ingram Micro Inc.


African American Male Education Network


Air & Water, Inc.

Forum For Corporate Directors

Academy Foundation


Alderson Family Foundation

Fullerton Families & Friends

Aitken Aitken Cohn

KOR Electronics Inc.

Alpha Delta Pi

Fullerton Garden Club

Fullerton-University Village, LLC

AMES Realty

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Altus Economics Inc.

GBS Linens

Benefit Concepts Inc.

Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher

Art Alliance


AT&T Inc.

Heroes Restaurant and Bar

Bank of America

Grant Thornton

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

Mathematical Association of America

Ayres Group Operating

Hill Brothers Chemical Company

Barney & Barney, LLC

Haskell & White, LLP

BEST Interiors, Inc.

Nestle S.A.

Benefit Solutions Company

Houston Community College Foundation

The Boras Corporation

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

BP America

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ben’s Asphalt Inc.

ILA Consulting, Inc.

Capital Pacific Homes

Honda Center

C&L Refrigeration

NSSLHA-CSUF Dept of Sp. Comm

Bergkvist Bergkvist and Carter, LLP

Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc.

City National Bank

In-N-Out Burger

CHOC Children’s

Orange County Business Journal

Brandon Law Group

J A Salazar Construction & Supply Corp.

Cofiroute USA

Kaiser Permanente

Citizens Business Bank

P2S Engineering

Brian’s Beer and Billiards

J Cal Investments

Fieldstone Foundation



To submit news about yourself, please email titanmagazine@fullerton.edu.


Vinyl Technology

Eshom & Son Insurance Agency, Inc.

Plastic Industries, Inc.

JKMurphy Advisors

Walking For Kids Foundation

ExxonMobil Corporation

Professional Tutors of America, Inc.

Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

Werner Corp.

Farmers Insurance Group

Push America

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Western Overseas Corp

Ferrucci Law Group

Reading Educators Guild

Little Professor Book Center

Windes & McClaughry Accounting Corp.

The Flex Tracks, LLC

Rebella Accountancy

LPL Insurance Agency

Wood Gutmann Bogart Insurance Brokers

Florasource, Ltd.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

Lux Bus America Co.

Year Around Garden Club

Formuzis, Pickersgill & Hunt

The Reynolds Group

MacKenzie Corporation

Gard Acoustics, Inc.

RJI Ramirez Jimenez Int’l CPAs


Golden Eagle Insurance

Royal Paper Company

Grand Central Art Forum

Law Offices of Shernoff, Bidart & Darras

Mayer Investment Company


McCoy Mills Ford

ACE Calendaring Enterprises, Inc.

Granite Investment Group

Sigma Nu Fraternity

Mellano & Co.

ACRA Aerospace, Inc.

H & R Block

Messiah Lutheran Church

Affluent Target Marketing, Inc.

The Hafif Family Foundation

Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein LLP

Morris Basdakis Wealth Management

Alpha Chi Omega

Hartford Fire Insurance Company

SLGG Charitable Foundation

MS International Inc.

Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau

Hopkins Wealth Management Group

Spectrum Knowledge, Inc.


Standard Investment Chartered, Inc.

IMatrix Software

State Compensation Insurance Fund

Innogive Foundation

Summerfield Foundation

Integrative Medical Institute

Support Services of America

J & N Financial Group, Inc.

Surety Underwriters Association

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

TAC Inc.

Juanita’s Foods

The Tech Factory

Kellogg Supply Inc.

Tustin Community Bank

Kelly’s Korner Tavern

Unilever United States Foundation

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.

U.S. Storage Centers

KMJ Corbin & Company, LLP

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Veterans Student Services

California Retired Teachers Association

Law Offices of Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson

Cal Pac Paintings & Coatings

Link, Murrell and Company

Women in Film

California Middle School Physical Education Workshop

Lockwood Accountancy Corporation

Yamaha Corporation of America

Los Ayudantes de Naranja

Young Actor’s Theatre, Inc.

Majestic Realty Co.

Zenith Insurance Company

NCH Wealth Advisors, Inc. Netserve Systems, Inc. Northern Trust Company Northwestern Mutual Life Orange Capital Management, Inc. Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Orange County Erectors, Inc. Orange County LULAC Foundation Orange County Pioneer Council Orange County Tourism Council ORCO Block Co. Patton Sales Corp. Geoffrey S. Payne, A Professional Corp. Phi Beta Pi Iota Chapter Phi Delta Gamma - Omega Chapter Philatron International Praetorian Advisors, LLP Public Relations Society of America R.D. Olson Construction RGEAR Worldwide Rite-Loom Carpet Rohl LLC Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain S/K. Laboratories, Inc. SAE Communications Saw Service of America Inc. Shepard Bros. Inc. Sonic

Annual Wild Game Feed Inc. Auditory Instruments, Inc. Barkley Account Beall Family Foundation Beckman Coulter Bemus Landscape Inc. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Inc. The Bloomers Book Buyer, Inc. Breaking Limits Bridgford Family Fund

California Bank & Trust California Clock Co. California Pizza Kitchen California Society of Tax Consultants, Inc. Campbell Lodging, Inc. Canon Business Solutions, Inc. Canyon Inn Chipotle Chubb and Son Inc. CIK Power Distributors Claim Crazy, Inc. Cobra Systems, Inc.

Varco International Inc. Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc Nossaman, LLP Nycote Laboratories Orange County Chapter of RIMS Orange County Employees Association Orange County Tax Executive Institute

Pacific Claim Executive Association

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

D & D Wholesale Distributors, Inc.

TEK Systems

Delta Kappa Gamma

Thoro Packaging

EdVenture Partners

Tribal Tech, LLC

Entech Consulting Group

United Parcel Service


Orthopedic Medical Group

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CASIMIR “CASS” CHOPPY ’71 (B.A. business

RICK KEMPTON ’74 (B.A. English) is the new superintendent of the Annapolis Area Christian School in Severn, Md. Kempton previously served as superintendent for the Friends Christian School in Yorba Linda, Calif. He has also served as a board member and chairman of the Association of Christian Schools International.

DAVID CUPPLES ’73, ’76 (B.A., M.A. psychol-

BOBBY MCDONALD ’75 (B.S. physical education) is Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell’s third-district appointee to the Orange County Veterans Advisory Council.

administration) is assistant director of the ezone for Covington, Ky.-based Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. Choppy’s career has included overseeing project leadership, business analysis and system testing as vice president of operations services at Fidelity Investments.

ogy) has authored “Stir it Up – The CIA Targets Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Progressive Manley Government,” a selfpublished novel available at amazon.com. Cupples said the impetus for the book emerged from his love of Bob Marley, reggae and the Jamaican people. Print and ebook editions are available. TOM ECHOLDS ’76, ’79 (B.A. business

administration-management, MBA) is president of Nature’s Best, the largest privately owned distributor of natural and organic products. Echolds has more than 30 years of industry experience. JUDITH GOFFIN ’74 (B.A. communications)

has received the 2012 Seniors Making Differences Award from California State Sen. Lou Correa. Goffin is a longtime advocate for the senior population, serving on many boards and fulfilling professional assignments for nonprofit and business clients.

Pacific Western Bank

GARY GOLDMAN ’77 (B.S. engineering)

Parker Technologies Partee Insurance Associates, Inc. Partners Federal Credit Union The Pension Group, Inc. Pepe’sis Mexican Restaurant l Donor an alumnus/alumna v Honorary Alumni


physical education) is executive director of the California Interscholastic Federation. Blake has served in education for 36 years, the past 15 at the CIF office, where he most recently was associate executive director.


Orange County Tennis Academy Inc.

Construction Financial Management Association

Dubliner Pub


has written and published her third book, “Joyful Mondays: How to Find Passion and Joy in Your Work.” The book provides a peek into the lives of people who have sought out and discovered work they find to be enriching and stimulating. Brown, a former counselor and professor at Fullerton College, is now a psychologist in private practice.

Narratus, Inc.

States Logistics Services Inc.

Thompson Building Materials

administration-accounting, MBA) is an advisory board member for the April-September 2012 Graduate School USA, Government Audit Training Institute, where he also teaches auditing classes part-time. Paul has had a 40-year, multidiscipline career as an auditor for five federal, state and local government agencies and executive positions in private industry. He works for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection.

LOLA COXFORD BROWN ‘76 (M.S. counseling)

Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.

Orange Empire Chapter CPCU Society

Stanley Black & Decker


ED PAUL ’68, ’70 (B.A. business

Mar Vac Electronics

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc.

Sporting Supplies International, Inc.

Class Notes


Whittier Farms, Inc.

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

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

i Donor is a parent


recently had two manuscripts published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, Human and Experimental Toxicology. Both papers discussed vaccines and their effects on infant mortality rates.

DAVID M. SCHULTZ ’76 (B.A. business

administration accounting) began a five-year term on the District Export Council as an informal adviser to the Secretary of Commerce on export affairs. Schultz is chief financial officer of Quantum Design Inc. VICTORIA VASQUES ’76 (B.S. human services),

president of Virginia-based Tribal Tech LLC, has announced that her firm has a new multiyear, multi-million-dollar contract with the Administration for Native Americans to provide on-site program support services.



business administrationaccounting) is the Indiana University Health Cancer Center’s director of oncology practice operations, responsible for non-clinical business operations and development in central Indiana. Prior to his appointment, Achtien served for 14 years as executive director of the Central Indiana Cancer Centers.



Class Notes

JEG Insurance Brokers


ERICA BENNETT ’85 (B.A. theatre arts)

is author of “Water Closet,” a play read by the Orange County Playwrights Alliance at the Hunger Artists Theater in May. Bennett is a playwright and a tenured librarian at Fullerton College. FRAN BLACKETER ’87, ’91 (B.S. human

services, M.S. counseling) has authored “You Can’t Kill a Dead Man,” the first in a series of Vanessa Sterling suspense novels, from Sunstone Press. Blacketer is the former executive director of the Women’s Transitional Living Center who now lives in Depoe Bay, Oregon. DAVID CADDELL ’89 (M.A. sociology) is as-

sociate professor of sociology in the Sutton School of Social Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. Caddell previously served as a professor of sociology at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio.

In Memoriam n KEVIN S. CHESTER ’89 (MBA) died suddenly at home in Ambler, Penn., on May 16. Chester was 57. He is survived by his mother, Arden; his brothers, John and Stephen; two nephews and a niece. n GORDON B. DOUGLAS ’70 (B.A. history) died Dec. 3 in Missouri after an extended illness. Douglas was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a 22-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. He is survived by two sons, Bradley and Charles; two daughters, Juanita Wagner and Patricia Tovar; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. n Longtime CSUF friend and donor JERRY GOODWIN died August 28. Goodwin was 90. He and his wife, Merilyn, provided the lead gift of $1 TITAN

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DAVID DELEON ‘84 (B.A. business administra-

tion) completed the primary food and beverage concession solicitation at John Wayne Airport in Orange County and has begun working on the next concession program at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida. DeLeon is an airport business manager with the Broward County Aviation Department responsible for the implementation of the new airport concessions program in all four terminals. LINDA EMOND ’82 (B.A. theatre arts) has

earned a second Tony nomination for her acting on Broadway. The stage and screen actress is a nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mike Nichols’ production of “Death of a Salesman.” JAMES R. HIRT ’83 (B.A. business administra-

tion-management) is the American Society of Appraisers’ new chief executive officer. Hirt is a 17-year association veteran, previously serving as executive director for the American Association of Poison Control Centers and the American Poison Control Center Foundation.

million for the expansion of Titan Field into Goodwin Field, which made it possible for CSUF to host 10 NCAA Baseball Regional and eight Super Regional tournaments since 2000. Goodwin is survived by his wife of 68 years, Merilyn; son David Paul Goodwin; daughter Nanette Zastrow; 18 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. n KOLF O. JAYAWEERA , dean emeritus of Cal State Fullerton’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, died May 16 after a long illness. He was 73. He is survived by his wife, Irma; their three grown children, Anita, Eric and Tina; and five grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation at 2600 Nutwood Ave., Suite 850, Fullerton, CA 92831, on behalf of the Kolf Jayaweera Scholarship Fund. n PAULA JONES ’63 (B.A. social sci-

JOHN MCCORMICK ’80 (B.A. business

administration-accounting) is chief executive officer of Oak Valley Hospital in Oakdale, Calif. McCormick had been interim CEO since October 2012. BARBARA J. MOORE ’88, ’90 (B.A., M.A.

English) is executive director and vice president of administration for Kids Institute for Development and Advancement, an Irvinebased integrated center for the treatment of autism and other special needs. Moore earned a master’s degree in communication disorders from Whittier College and a doctorate in educational leadership from USC. T. ANTHONY PREMER ’84 (B.A. business

administration-accounting) is senior vice president for real estate finance in Pacific Life’s real estate division. Premer joined the firm in 1993. ANTOINETTE RUMLEY ’89 (B.A. business

administration-finance) is vice president and general merchandise manager of Baskins, a Texas-based western apparel retailer. M. BARRY WESTRUM ’87 (B.A. communica-

tions-advertising) is executive vice president for marketing at International Dairy Queen in Minneapolis, Minn. Westrum previously served 17 years with Yum! Brands, the parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC.

ences) passed away June 7 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, following a brief illness. Jones was 71. She is survived by her stepmother, Erma Jones; and a nephew, Tim Kish. Donations in Jones’ name may be made to the Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841. n KENNETH MEEHAN ’94 (M.A. psychology) passed away May 2 after a battle with cancer. Meehan was Fullerton College’s director of institutional research and planning and an adjunct professor in CSUF’s Department of Educational Leadership. n SHEILA FARIS PENN , director of advancement web development, died May 28 after an 18-month battle with cancer. She was 46 years old. She is survived by her husband, James Penn; sons, Zachary and Andrew; her father, Bobby; her mother, Karen; and her sister, Stephanie.



(B.A. speech communication) is Toastmasters International’s Region 10 adviser of marketing. D’Angelo’s region includes 1,100 clubs with 25,000 members and spans California, Arizona and Mexico. MACHIKO MORISHITA ’92 (B.A. communi-

cations-public relations) launched a Tokyo-based boutique public relations firm, mCubique Corp., in 2007. Morishita’s firm offers bilingual service and communication expertise in public relations, advertising and sales promotion.


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SHARON SUZUKI ’97 (MBA) is president

of Maui Electric Company. Formerly Suzuki served as the company’s manager of renewable energy services.


JENNY TAYLOR ’99 (M.A. speech communica-

tion) is Wisconsin-based Kohler Co.’s new director of public affairs and associate communications. Previously Taylor was global public affairs director at S. C. Johnson.

SCOTT WEISS ’96 (MBA) is vice president of

client solutions for Weber Logistics in Santa Fe Springs. Weiss began his logistics career as a sales representative for Weber, then left to assume business development roles with Saddle Creek Corp. and APL Logistics. An expert on Southern California logistics, Weiss is a frequent speaker at industry events and is on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Transportation Club.



English) has received the Larry Webb Leadership Award from the Orange County/Inland Empire chapter of the Urban Land Institute. The award honors emerging land use and real estate professionals under the age of 35 who exhibit demonstrable efforts to influence responsible land use.

KASHYAP DELIWALA ’06, ’09 (B.A. business

administration, MBA) is Veros Real Estate Solutions’ new vice president for IT Operations. Deliwala has more than 15 years of IT experience and will manage Veros’ information technology infrastructure and operations. STEPHEN ERLANDSON ’04, ’05 (B.A. business

administration-accounting, MBA) is the city of Laguna Niguel’s new finance director and city treasurer. Erlandson has more than 10 years of experience and formerly served as accounting and licensing manager for the city of Redondo Beach. RAYMOND E. FOSTER ’03 (M.P.A.) retired

from the Los Angeles Police Department after 24 years with the rank of lieutenant, and now is a criminal justice department chair, faculty adviser and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He also hosts “The Watering Hole” on American Heroes Radio at blogtalkradio.com.

JULIE GEDEROS ’11 (MBA) is product

manager of e-commerce, supplies and accessories for Roland DGA Corp., where she is responsible for advancing the company’s e-commerce initiatives, as well as developing Roland’s line of supplies and accessories across all market categories. Gederos joined Roland in 2007.

CHRISTINE HERNANDEZ ’09 (B.A. English) recently received National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region III William Leftwich Award for Outstanding New Professional. RICKY LAI ’03, ’12 (B.A. biochemistry, MBA)

owns and operates Yellow Codes LLC, which gives potential customers instant access to any business’ service information by entering the business phone number on the Yellow Codes website or its mobile app. yellowcodes.com




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If you decide that you do not want to receive information from our partners, you may do one of the following: u Reply electronically by contacting us via email to alumniprivacy@fullerton.edu. v Call us toll-free at 1-888-895-3855. w Complete, sign and send back this form at the following address (make a copy for your records). California State University, Fullerton University Advancement 2600 Nutwood Ave., Suite 850 Fullerton CA 92831 x Fax this completed and signed form to the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association at 657-278-7666.

“If it hadn’t been for Cal State Fullerton, I never would have had the opportunities I’ve enjoyed for the rest of my life.”

Allan Comp ’65 (B.A. history) grew up on the south side of Santa Ana and left home when he was 17. It took him six years of working full-time and going to school, but he became a first-generation college graduate and today credits Cal State Fullerton with his successful career, much of it with the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. “If it hadn’t been for Cal State Fullerton, I never would have had the opportunities I’ve enjoyed for the rest of my life,” says Comp, a senior program analyst and coordinator of the Office of Surface Mining / Volunteers in Service to America teams, an award-winning national service program serving rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation.


Please print clearly so we can accurately record your wishes:

o NO, please do not share my name, address and electronic mail address with your affinity partners.





As a result of his undergraduate experience, Comp committed a portion of his estate to Cal State Fullerton. “My wife and I thought about the institutions that really made a meaningful difference in our lives,” he says. “Because of the professors I had at CSUF, I got a huge break to go to a good graduate school, I had the preparation I needed to succeed and I now have a career I couldn’t have even imagined when I was a kid in Orange County.” Comp’s bequest makes him a member of the University’s Ontiveros Society, consisting of Cal State Fullerton supporters who have included the University in their estate plans for any form of planned gift. n




Send back this form to California State University, Fullerton, University Advancement, 2600 Nutwood Ave., Suite 850, Fullerton CA 92831 TITAN

I FALL 2012

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


University Advancement 2600 Nutwood Ave., Suite 850 Fullerton, CA 92831

Change Service Requested Family members, please note: If recipient is no longer at this address, please send his or her current address to uarecords@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-7917.

Calendar DEC





Annual Alumni Sale at Titan Shops Bookstore 10 A.M.-3 P.M. TITAN SHOPS

Visit the Titan Bookstore at the Fullerton campus or go online and enter promo code alumniday12 during checkout to save 25 percent on Titan gear and gifts. This offer excludes clearance and special promotions items and is good while supplies last. n




Deck the Hall at Cal State Fullerton 8 P.M. SATURDAY / 4 P.M. SUNDAY MENG CONCERT HALL

Enjoy a holiday tradition you and your family will cherish. Join conductors Robert Istad, Christopher Peterson and Kimo Furumoto as they ring in the holidays with the University Singers, Concert Choir, Titan Men’s Chorus, Women’s Choir and the University Symphony Orchestra. The performance features carols and holiday favorites plus familiar sing-alongs. Tickets are $25 or $20 with a Titan discount. n

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Homecoming 2013 3 P.M. AC TIVITIES / 6:05 P.M. GAME TITAN GYM

Be a part of the annual Homecoming tradition! Join Tuffy, students, alumni and the community for a festival of food, games and fun before the men’s basketball game vs. Hawaii. For tickets and additional information, please contact the Alumni Association at 657-CSU-ALUM.

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CSUF Titan Magazine - Fall 2012  

Welcome to Titan, the magazine of California State University, Fullerton. Our fall ’12 issue features our annual report and honor roll of do...

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