STILL NEED SOME SENIOR QUESTIONS ANSWERED? ATTENTION ALL SENIORS who plan to participate in the May 2012 Commencement Exercises. You are invited and encouraged to attend the free 2012 Graduation Fair taking place March 20th-March 22th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the University Bookstore. There will be information about individual Commencement ceremonies, Alumni Association services, graduate and professional schools, and job search techniques.
STILL NEED SOME SENIOR QUESTIONS ANSWERED?
WWW.CSULB.EDU/MYBEACH Tuesday, March 20th 2
thru Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. @ the University Bookstore.
The 2012 Grad Fair is a fun, informative and easy way for you to receive valuable information and get everything that you will need for your special day…at one time, in one place. Representatives will be on hand to provide information and services on the following areas: • Commencement Information
• Class Rings
• Cap & Gown fittings and rentals
• Order your 2012 Grad DVD’s
• Join your Alumni Association
• Educationally Discounted
Brought to you by your University Bookstore and CSULB Alumni Association.
• Senior Class Giving
There is no fee to participate.
• Order your yearbook
• Pride and Tradition Package • Graduation Announcements
Computer Hardware and Software • Diploma Frames and much more!
• Take your Senior Portrait CSULB Alumni Association www.csulb.edu/alumni For more information on this| and other class 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840-0601 of 2012 events, please visit: myBeach is a program of the CSULB Alumni Association www.csulb.edu/mybeach Contact: Ilana Tel-Oren '11 | Beach Fund Coordinator http://www.csulb.edu/alumni/mybeach/ | 562/985-5934
In addition to these mentioned services, we will be raffling prizes including: free cap & gown rentals, diploma frames, class rings, and much more!
California State University,
myBeach the senior class experience
C S U L B
A l u m n i
A s s o c i a t i o n
CSULB Alumni Association Board of Directors Officers President
Jerry K. Galbreath '62, B.S., Criminal Justice Senior Compliance Consultant, Auto Advisory Services Kathy Bazarian '72, B.A., History Teacher Specialist, Downey Unified School District
Nancy Yoho '81, B.A., Geography Vice President, Rand McNally and Company
Norma Kolb '60, B.A., Elementary Education '89, Credential, Library/Media Teacher/Librarian, Long Beach Unified School District
Membership and Marketing
On behalf of the CSULB Alumni Association, congratulations on your prospective graduation. Your hard work and dedication
Kathleen Hansen '75, B.S., Family and Cosumer Sciences '82, M.B.A. President, Financial Planning Department, Inc.
Marnos Lelesi '83, M.A., Education Administration Principal, Long Beach Unified School District
Michael Anderson '10, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies Sponsor Relations, The Tech Shark Investors
Robert "Bob" Miyasaki '81, B.S., Zoology Dentist, R.M. Miyasaki, Jen Kin and Chin, D.D.S., Inc.
Kim A. Armstrong '88, B.A., Radio/TV/Film '91, M.A. Instructional Systems Technology '94, M.A. Special Major Senior Manager, Enterprise Lean+ Learning/Technical & Professional Development, The Boeing Company
Alan Nitake '70, B.A., Physical Education '74, B.S., Physical Therapy Physical Therapist, Independent Contractor
Colleen Bentley '71, B.A., History Director of Special Projects CSU Chancellor's Office
Edward Apodaca '84, B.A., English Language and Composition Customer Support Analyst, Verizon Fiber Solution Center
Guy Heston '73, B.A., Radio/TV/Film '87, M.B.A. Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Long Beach Transit (ret.)
Robert "Bob" Irwin 1967, B.A., Mathematics Computer Sciences Corporation
Lucia Galindo Kos '75, B.A. Spanish Project Manager, Southern California Edison
have paid off. You will soon join the family of proud graduates from The Beach, now more than 265,000 graduates strong!
Rick D. Alpert '80, B.A., Technical Theater Captain, L.A. County Fire Department
Roberta Smith '90, B.S., Community Health Education '94, M.P.H. Physician Assistant, Pro Health Partners Medical Group Robert "Bob" Spidell '65, B.A., Economics '08, Doctor of Humane Letters Publisher, Spidell Publishing (ret.)
We hope that youâ€™ll enjoy this guide as it helps you to reflect about your transition from student to alum, and your future relationship with your University. As alumni, we have an important role to play ensuring that our current and future students receive the same Beach experience we didâ€Śand more! What we have today and what we have tomorrow is in your hands now. I would like to invite you to remain actively involved. Alums return to campus for a variety of events, become active in the Alumni Association, and contribute to the Beach Fund. Most importantly, we are advocates for CSULB and the public University as vital components to the future of California. The CSULB Alumni Association is now your lifeline to keeping connected with your University, your classmates, and your academic history. We always want you to proudly say...this is my Beach.
With Beach Pride,
Jerry Galbreath, 62 President, CSULB Alumni Association
Join the Alumni Association
Beach Connection & Alumni Events The #1 benefit of membership is keeping connected with the University. Members receive the bi-annual members’ magazine, The Beach Connection to stay informed about The Beach. Members also receive monthly Beach Pride e-communiqués and The Beach Review magazine in addition to invitations and
Is Membership really only $49 for life?
Why should I join the Alumni Association?
one of the best and most affordable in the CSU system!
the Alumni Association will actually bring some of those benefits back and more! (See page 4 for benefits)
resources of all 23 CSU libraries:
Performing Arts and Athletic Events
Keep your fitness regimes going
Marsh Affinity Group Services
Receive alumni discounts on most
well after graduation! CSULB
offers a wide range of insurance
performances held at the Carpenter
benefits including medical, dental
Performing Arts Center, California
& vision. New graduates under age
Rep. & University Theater as well
40 are eligible to apply within 135
as $2 off the lowest priced ticket at
days of graduation for guaranteed
all home games.
books, periodicals, microfiche, media materials, special collections
You got it! Join the Alumni Association by June 30, 2012 and
stage. But don’t panic! Joining
Insurance Benefits Program
lifetime of benefits. And all for just a one-time fee of $49. This is
realize that many of the campus
across the commencement
With your card, make use of the
Student Recreation and Wellness Center
And I get a license plate frame?
disappear as soon as they walk
touch with CSULB!
Yes! When you join the CSULB Alumni Association, you receive a
Many graduating seniors do not benefits they had as a student
generous discounts to exciting and fun Alumni Association events and Recent Graduate events throughout the year that non-members do not. Don’t lose
receive an alumni license plate frame.
How do I join? » Visit your Alumni Association office located on the first floor of the Student Union in USU-112. » Visit www.csulb.edu/alumni and enter the promo code “myBeach.”
and archives. Restrictions apply for certain areas. The resources in other libraries of the CSU system
Alumni Association members receive an exclusive 10% off the annual SRWC membership fee!
may be used with your card.
College of Continuing and Professional Education
acceptance coverage through Blue
Career Development Center
Shield of California.
As a member, receive a 15%
services are free for the first twelve
discount on most non-credit courses
months following graduation.
offered through CCPE. There is truly
Annual subscription fees are
a course for everyone to keep you
engaged in lifelong learning!
ALUMNI MEMBER BENEFITS
Support the Beach Why should I participate in the Senior Class Giving Program? 6
Senior Class Giving is your first opportunity to join a tradition of giving back to CSULB via the Beach Fund. Tuition covers less than a quarter of the actual cost to educate each student. So even though we paid tuition, more than 10,000 alumni were bridging the gap and supporting our educational experience at The Beach. Now it is our turn to empower the next generation of CSULB students. Our contributions to Beach Fund enhance state support and student fees, while providing much needed funds for the President and Deans to implement efforts focused on technology, faculty development and curriculum support. Participating in Senior Class Giving also benefits us because it helps to maintain and increase our national ranking, which in turn makes us better candidates for graduate schools and employers.
Beach Pride and Tradition Package:
There is no better way to stay connected and to say "thank you" to The Beach.
What is the Beach Pride and Tradition Package? It is a fast and easy way to show your pride for CSULB! For just $99 dollars, you will get your CSULB Alumni Association membership as well as a $50 contribution in your name to the Senior Class Giving Program!
Are there any incentives for purchasing a Beach Pride and Tradition Package now? Yes! By taking the step to purchase your Beach Pride and Tradition Package before June 30, 2012; not only will you get the CSULB Alumni Association commemorative license plate frame, but you will also receive a special keepsake graduation cord which will adorn your gown at Commencement. This way, when you walk on the stage, everyone will know who took the step to support their senior class and University! In addition, your name will be added to the myBeach Senior Class Honor Roll displaying your dedication and supportâ€” Please visit www.csulb.edu/mybeach and see the list grow. In our efforts to keep you connected to The Beach you will also receive a complimentary ticket to the Recent Alumni Mixer on June 14, 2012
Pave Your Way Into CSULB History!
Overview of Graduation Day
What is the Alumni Brick Plaza? Nestled around the Prospector Pete statue located off of the northwest end of the central quad, the CSULB Alumni Association is pleased to announce a new Alumni Brick Plaza, now available. The Alumni Brick Plaza provides you with an opportunity to leave your imprint at The Beach in a unique and 8
charitable way. The original brick plaza proudly displays the legacies of more than 3,500 CSULB graduates. Your $150 tax-deductible donation will not only get your name, major and year of graduation engraved on a premium-quality red brick, but it will also support the CSULB Alumni Associationâ€™s programs such as alumni grants, alumni publications and many other services.
The ceremony will begin with a processional of graduates, faculty, and University officials. The Dean of your College will welcome the audience, give instructions, and recognize outstanding graduates. You will cross the stage as your name is read from a card that will be provided to you on the day of your
Text is limited to name, major and class year (19 spaces per line) and may be edited to
ceremony. As you are crossing the stage professional photographs will be taken and the photo proofs will
meet space requirements. A confirmation letter will be sent to you prior to engraving.
be emailed to you.
The plaza is open to CSULB graduates only and makes a great gift!
The ceremony will last two hours with an optional hour-long reception immediately following. Refreshments
Contact the CSULB Alumni Association at (562) 985-5252 or toll free at (888) 883-0007 for any further questions. To purchase your brick online, visit us at www.csulb.edu/alumni.
Sample Brick Text Layout
and live music will be provided for you and your guests at the reception.
The Schedule of Ceremonies
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Health & Human Services
Liberal Arts Ceremony #1
Africana Studies, American Studies, Chicano & Latino Studies, Communication Studies, Comparative World Literature and Classics, English, History, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Romance, German, & Russian Languages & Literatures
Art, Dance, Design, Film & Electronic Arts, Music, Theatre Arts
Communicative Disorders, Criminal Justice, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Social Work
Health & Human Services Ceremony #2
American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Asian & Asian American Studies, Economics, Environmental Science & Policy, Geography, Global Logistics, Human Development, International Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.
Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Environmental Science & Policy, Geological Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy, Science Education
Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management & Human Resources Management, Marketing
Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling, Teacher Education, Liberal Studies, Credentials
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management, Computer Engineering & Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Health Care Administration, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Professional Studies, Physical Therapy, Public Policy & Administration
Liberal Arts Ceremony #2
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Do I need to sign up ahead
Where are the ceremonies
of time to participate in the
held and what time should I
Yes. A registration form is
On upper campus in the
Services during a four to
Yes. The CSULB Alumni
available on the CSULB
Central Quad. Folding chairs
eight week period following
Association volunteers will be
Commencement website. Please
and grandstand seating will
the end of your last semester.
selling beautiful mixed bouquets
register on the site before
be available for the graduates
You will be notified by email
and orchid leis at graduation.
May 1st 2012. Register at
and guests. Graduates should
when your degree has been
You can help support the Alumni
arrive on campus at least one
granted, and youâ€™ll be given
Association's programs by
hour prior to the start of the
diploma information at that time.
purchasing flowers at the alumni
ceremony. The sign-in and
tent in the central quad.
line-up area is at the south end
How do I get my diploma? Degree clearing takes place in the Office of Enrollment
Will there be flowers or leis available to purchase at the commencement site?
of the Quad near the Macintosh Building.
For more details about Commencement please visit the commencement website at www.csulb.edu/commencement
From Seniors to Alumni Join the Alumni Association. Participate in the Senior Class Giving Program.
Get your Beach Pride and Tradition Package. Register to participate in the 2011 Commencement. Pat yourself on the backâ€Śitâ€™s time to graduate! Buy your Engraved Brick!
Make sure to update your information at www.csulb.edu/alumni. Join us on Facebook and LinkedIn. Give back to The Beach by volunteering. www.csulb.edu/alumni/association/volunteers/ Come back to campus and support the next generation of students by participating in campus-wide events and programs! Attend the Beach Alumni Mixer, June 14, 2012 especially for our newest grads! www.csulb.edu/alumni Say hello once in a while. Call or write us and let us know where you are and what you are doing!
How to Reach the Beach
Alumni Association www.csulb.edu/alumni (562) 985-5252
Carpenter Performing Arts Ticket Office www.carpenterarts.org (562) 985-7000
Library www.csulb.edu/library (562) 985-8472
Athletic Ticket Office www.longbeachstate.com (562) 985-4949
College of Continuing & Professional Education www.ccpe.csulb.edu (562) 985-2250
Parking and Access Services www.csulb.edu/parking (562) 985-4146
Beach Fund www.csulb.edu/beachfund (562) 985-5294
Daily 49er Newspaper www.daily49er.com/ (562) 985-8001
Recent Alumni Programs www.csulb.edu/alumni/association/alumni-recent (562) 985-5880
CSULB Bookstore www.shopthebeach.com (562) 985-5093
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden www.csulb.edu/~jgarden (562) 985-8885
Student Recreation & Wellness Center www.asirecreation.org (562) 985-0775
Campus Information www.csulb.edu (562) 985-4111
Enrollment Services www.csulb.edu/enrollment (562) 985-5471
University Art Museum www.csulb.edu/uam (562) 985-5761
Career Development Center www.careers.csulb.edu (562) 985-4151
KKJZ /FM 88.1 www.kkjz.org (562) 985-2999
University Student Union www.csulbstudentunion.com (562) 985-4834
proud sponsor of
The myBeach program and The CSULB ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Visit our website at www.csulb.edu/alumni