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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.



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 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 Contact: Ilana Tel-Oren '11 | Beach Fund Coordinator | 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,

Long Beach

myBeach the senior class experience


A l u m n i

A s s o c i a t i o n

Dear Senior

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

Past President

Nancy Yoho '81, B.A., Geography Vice President, Rand McNally and Company

Vice President-

Norma Kolb '60, B.A., Elementary Education '89, Credential, Library/Media Teacher/Librarian, Long Beach Unified School District

Membership and Marketing

Vice-President Programs

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 you’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 did‌and 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

Library Access

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 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

Career Services

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

available thereafter.

engaged in lifelong learning!



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 support— Please visit 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 Association’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


Sample Brick Text Layout

and live music will be provided for you and your guests at the reception.

The Schedule of Ceremonies

9:00 A.M.

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

Ceremony #1

Communicative Disorders, Criminal Justice, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Social Work


1:00 P.M.

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

Business Administration



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

5:00 P.M.

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

commencement ceremony?


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 you’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

Enrollment Services:

tent in the central quad.

line-up area is at the south end

562 985-5471.

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


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 back‌it’s time to graduate! Buy your Engraved Brick!

Make sure to update your information at Join us on Facebook and LinkedIn. Give back to The Beach by volunteering. 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! 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 (562) 985-5252

Carpenter Performing Arts Ticket Office (562) 985-7000

Library (562) 985-8472

Athletic Ticket Office (562) 985-4949

College of Continuing & Professional Education (562) 985-2250

Parking and Access Services (562) 985-4146

Beach Fund (562) 985-5294

Daily 49er Newspaper (562) 985-8001

Recent Alumni Programs (562) 985-5880

CSULB Bookstore (562) 985-5093

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (562) 985-8885

Student Recreation & Wellness Center (562) 985-0775

Campus Information (562) 985-4111

Enrollment Services (562) 985-5471

University Art Museum (562) 985-5761

Career Development Center (562) 985-4151

KKJZ /FM 88.1 (562) 985-2999

University Student Union (562) 985-4834

proud sponsor of

The myBeach program and The CSULB ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Visit our website at

myBeach 2012  

The 2012 mybeach senior class guide. This booklet will help you transition from student to alum. Congratulations of reaching a milestone...

myBeach 2012  

The 2012 mybeach senior class guide. This booklet will help you transition from student to alum. Congratulations of reaching a milestone...