Chardae Jenkins: 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student

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Senior communications major Chardae Jenkins was recognized with a 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student Award for her leadership role as a former vice president of Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) at CSU Dominguez Hills, as well as serving in the Multicultural Center’s Diversity in Action … [Read more...]

Ryan Traylor: Moving Beyond Disability, Finding a Purpose

Graduating senior Ryan Traylor (Class of '11, B.A., communications) looks forward to helping others with special needs.

Ryan Traylor is a communications major and an intern in the Office of Communication and Public Affairs at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome as a child, he has overcome many challenges while moving  toward becoming a college graduate, and is discovering … [Read more...]

Jacqueline Tejeda: Communications Graduate Looks Forward to Global Journalism Career

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Interns in the Office of University Communication and Public Affairs at California State University, Dominguez Hills typically have their stories appear in Dateline, the university’s official news site. Jacqueline Tejeda, who graduates tomorrow, did one better: her coverage of the … [Read more...]

Bob Urhausen: Alumnus Helps Keep Goodyear Blimp’s Mission Afloat

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Bob Urhausen (Class of ’94, B.A., communications/public relations) says that he pursued his degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills with the same zeal as a student just out of high school – except that he was in his thirties with a wife and two children and a job that kept his head … [Read more...]

Markette Smith: Alumna With M&M’s Dispenser on Her Desk Enjoying Sweet Success in Broadcast Journalism

Markette Smith, a California State University, Dominguez Hills alumna, attributes her current success as a reporter at WTOP.com News in Washington, D.C., to the education she received at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Landing the job as a reporter for the number-one news radio station … [Read more...]

Nikki Powell: Learning to Promote the L.A. Galaxy

As a communications undergrad with a concentration in film and video at Georgia State University, Nikki Powell learned how her favorite movies were developed and made to appeal to the viewer’s humanity. “[We learned] how to break down a movie,” she recalls, "and how they get emotion out of … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Donn Silvis (1942-2008)

Professor of communications Donn Silvis died last week from an infection complicated by upper respiratory issues on May 31. He was 66. A public relations professional who led his own firm, Silvis Communications for ten years, the Greeley, Colo. native brought extensive professional experience to the … [Read more...]

Perla Villegas: Diverse City

Hills, will march off the field with diplomas in hand, and ready to take on the world. Perla Villegas, who is graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in communications and marketing, has already had a taste of taking on the world – in her own backyard. “Being in a metropolitan area like Los … [Read more...]

Heather Roach: All That’s Fit to Print

When CSU Dominguez Hills student Heather Roach saw her byline on her first published article, she was initially disappointed. “I wished the first time I saw my name in print was on paper,” says the Dateline intern, whose articles on musician and professor Scott Morris, alumna Sithea San, online … [Read more...]

Ron Arias: Journalist Teaches Students to Tell Their Stories

As a young college student hitchhiking through Spain in 1959, Ron Arias met Ernest Hemingway by chance in Pamplona. “I knew who he was, and asked him to sign his autograph on the bullfight program for the day,” Arias remembers. “He did a lot of the talking, asking me a lot of questions about … [Read more...]