Alumnus Patrick Mitchell’s Quest for a Healthier America


“Eat your fruits and vegetables!” Growing up, you probably heard that line more times than you can count, and with good reason. Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy diet as outlined by countless state and federal nutrition programs, including the Michelle Obama-spearheaded … [Read more...]

Recent Alumni Return to Alma Mater for Inaugural Alumni Career Chat

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Oscar Moreno, a junior majoring in film and television production, sat transfixed as nine alumni panelists and about 20 other invited alumni shared details of their college days as well as how they’ve attained success early in their careers. “I learned about what life is like after graduating, … [Read more...]

Alumna Eileen Yoshimura: History Repeats Itself


It is often said that history repeats itself. This is true for alumna Eileen Yoshimura. At least in one context. In the mid-1970s as an undergraduate student initially majoring in English at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Yoshimura enrolled in a general education history class … [Read more...]

Alumni Take on Role of Professor for a Day during Inaugural Event

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Fifteen alumni and two friends of California State University, Dominguez Hills returned to campus to take on the role of professor during the university’s inaugural Professor for a Day on Nov. 20 and 21. “As leaders in their respective fields, our alumni brought a wealth of professional knowledge … [Read more...]

Senior Class Leaves Legacy of iPads to Library’s Technology Loan Program

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Before graduating, the senior class of 2013 at California State University, Dominguez Hills added its collective two cents to the university. Or make that $4,941 payable to the University Library’s technology checkout program. More than 100 individual contributions—many larger than the suggested … [Read more...]

Alumna Janice Schill: Education Provides Pathway to Service as U.S. Diplomat


Throughout her husband’s nearly 30-year career as a United States diplomat in the State Department’s Foreign Service, Janice Schill gladly lived for years at a time in places where he was assigned, such as South Africa, China, Jordan, and Fiji. “I’ve traveled the world [with my husband Jim]... … [Read more...]

Five Alumni Forge Friendship at CSUDH, Blossom into Business Partners


If it is charming when two friends who are so close finish each other’s sentences, then it’s even more so with five friends—and maybe the perfect recipe for a successful business partnership. Alumni Adrian Arceo, Chris Avalos, Corey Cohen, Bryan Papp, and Jeff Saign were transfer students who met … [Read more...]

Robert Anderson: Sociology Alumnus Finds His Calling as a Teacher

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Robert Armando Anderson, 44, thought analytically about the world around him even when he was a child, so much so that while growing up in Compton, his nickname was “Professor Bob.” As if fulfilling a prophecy, the California State University, Dominguez Hills alumnus (Class of ’96, B.A., … [Read more...]

Alumna Alexxandra Salazar Immersed in Cambodian Culture

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Alexxandra Salazar, 24, has come a long way since graduating magna cum laude as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar in May of this year with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In fact, the California native is about 8,000 miles away immersed in Cambodian … [Read more...]

Compassion and Advocacy, All in a Day’s Work for Alumna Barbara Haney

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Although she has a laid-back demeanor, Barbara Haney is a fierce advocate for those with developmental disabilities. As director of community development for Social Vocational Services Inc. (SVS), a California non-profit organization headquartered in Torrance that provides job placement for … [Read more...]