‘Sweet Alice’ Harris to be honored with ‘Community Leadership Award’

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“Do you want to be part of the building crew or the wrecking crew?” When an uncooperative parent, city official or school administrator hears that trademark question, he or she knows it’s time to get back in the good graces of “Sweet” Alice Harris, a celebrated and much-loved humanitarian and … [Read more...]

Alumnus David Gamboa appointed assistant VP for external relations

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“Once a Toro, always a Toro!” There are few people who those words hold truer for than David Andres Gamboa, California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) new assistant vice president for external relations in the Division of University Advancement (UA). “I was honored and felt very … [Read more...]

Digital Media Arts students produce PSAs for City of Los Angeles

Top Row = Matt Gallimore, Gerardo Lopez, Marcus Scott, Ronald White, Jonathan Romero, Charli Harris, Anthony Davila.    Bottom Row = Dr. Mitch Avila (Dean CAH), Leslie Richter, George Vinovich

Looking for a way to produce four professional, high-quality public service announcements (PSA) without the high cost usually charged by industry professionals, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks turned to California State University, Dominguez Hills’ Digital Media Arts (DMA) … [Read more...]

CSUDH alumni gather in Long Beach for a day of kayaking, summer fun

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More than 50 California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumni and their family and friends were brought together July 11 to paddle kayaks in the calm ocean channels around Naples Island in Long Beach, and to enjoy the sun, sand and good conversation. Hosted by the CSUDH Alumni … [Read more...]

CSUDH alumnus, Peace Corps volunteer teaches music, art and English in Albania

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From learning Albanian culture and the language from his host family to teaching music, art and preparing local children to compete in an English spelling bee, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumnus Paul Shawkat has already experienced quite a lot during his brief time in the … [Read more...]

Presidential Scholars honored by university, donors and friends during benefit

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When California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Presidential Scholar Suzanne Rodriguez told university President Willie J. Hagan she would graduate summa cum laude during his inauguration dinner last year he replied, “You’d better!” She did not disappoint. Rodriguez, a liberal studies … [Read more...]

26 alumni return to CSUDH to teach during Professor for a Day

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Influential civic leaders, heads of industry, artists, professors and law enforcement personnel: these are just some of the 26 California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumni who returned to campus April 16 to share with students details about their professional careers during the second … [Read more...]

National Poetry Month: 3 CSUDH poets share insights, teaching and their writing


There is a reason the departure from the conventional rules of writing and speaking is often referred to as poetic license. As poets try to tell narrative or more personal stories based on the world around them through their prose, rules on writing could hinder their ability to creatively dissect … [Read more...]

Alumna Jimmie Thompson to step down from CSU Alumni Council

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The California State University (CSU) Alumni Council has honored California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumna Jimmie Thompson with a commendation for her tireless leadership in alumni relations and support for the entire 23-campus CSU system. Thompson (’92, B.A., political science; … [Read more...]

Alumnus Steffan Tubbs has a nose for news and ‘voice’ for U.S. soldiers, farmers

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Armed with only a small recorder as an embedded reporter with a U.S. Army convoy in Taji, Iraq in 2006, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumnus and reporter Steffan Tubbs felt even more vulnerable when his Humvee approached a bridge. The convoy, which was transporting Tubbs … [Read more...]