‘Alumni Pinning Ceremony,’ a New Tradition Started with the Class of 2016

Enthusiastically raising a hand to symbolize the horns of a bull, graduates on more than one occasion joined in the call and response of "Once a Toro! Always a Toro" during the 2016 Commencement ceremonies. The enduring gesture and message is shared by California State University, Dominguez Hills’ … [Read more...]

Faculty Highlights: May 2016

Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and journal papers that contribute to their field and highlight their expertise. We feature those accomplishments and more in this section. College of Arts and Humanities Jung-Sun … [Read more...]

2016 Graduates Relish in the ‘Words’ and Draw from the ‘Wisdom’ Shared by Keynote Speakers During 5 Commencement Ceremonies

Whether it was an ear-shattering whistle from a fellow graduate sitting close by, or the thunderous cheers of a group of friends and family in the stands clad in the same colored T-shirt, the reading of each graduate’s name during California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) commencement … [Read more...]

Class of 2016: Top Graduates Share Goals, their Mentors, and plans for the future

California State University, Dominguez Hills’ Class of 2016 has a lot to offer, and below is just a sample from its nearly 4,200 graduates. They were asked how the university has changed their lives, the faculty who have helped them along the way, and to share their future goals and … [Read more...]

Hollywood by the Horns Provides a ‘Voice’ for Student Storytellers

Fearlessly stepping up to the microphone without notes and in front of a live audience, 15 California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) students and two alumni shared dramatic, funny, and tear-jerking personal stories from their lives during the Hollywood by the Horns 2nd Annual “Story Slam” … [Read more...]

MSW Graduate Layla Sewell Works to ‘Awaken the Greatness’ in Local Communities

When Layla Sewell is out in the community and she hears someone say, “Look! It’s Ms. Sewell!” it warms her heart —as it should having worked to warm the hearts of entire families for over 20 years. Sewell is executive director of the Awaken the Greatness Foundation (ATG), which she founded in … [Read more...]

2016 Criminal Justice Graduate David Garza Battles Back from Car Accident to Become Army Officer, Olympian

David Garza has a lot of fight in him. He fought his way out of a coma in 2012 after a devastating car accident left the then 19-year-old California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) freshman with a traumatic brain injury. “I was in a coma for about five weeks in the hospital after the … [Read more...]

Student Leadership Awards Honor ‘Movers, Shakers, and Difference Makers’

“Movers, shakers and difference makers” with “grit and resiliency” is how Anna Liza Garcia, assistant dean of students and chair of student life at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), described the students, faculty and staff honored during the 6th Annual President’s Student … [Read more...]

Thomas Philo Honored with ‘2016 Excellence in Service Award’

For Thomas Philo, an archivist in California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) University Library, an “exceptional sense of service” requires one to persistently look for ways to serve on campus and for “opportunities to serve that were not there before.” For his eagerness and skill in … [Read more...]

Occupational Therapy Students Take 1st at CSU Student Research Competition

For their ground-breaking research on incorporating a proven, yet emerging, wellness methodology into occupational therapy (OT), California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) OT students Lisa Faust and Vanessa Dougherty took 1st Place at the statewide 30th Annual CSU Student Research … [Read more...]