Community Engagement Symposium highlights service-learning at CSUDH

Student health physicain Sophia Momand awarded “Community Hero Award”

Scared, alone and with no real place to go, several children stand with full plastic grocery bags on the United States side of the U.S.-Mexico border while being detained by border patrol officers. After they’re taken to a shelter, a few are handed empty brand new backpacks. They dump their … [Read more...]

64th District Assemblymember Mike Gipson Sworn-In at CSUDH

Left to Right ASI President Chris Fernandez, Assemblyman Mike Gipson and CSUDH President Willie Hagan

A spirited crowd of constituents, state and civic leaders, church leaders and parishioners, and family and friends packed California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) University Theatre on Feb. 7 for the community swearing-in ceremony of Mike A. Gipson as asssemblymember of the California’s … [Read more...]

President Hagan delivers keynote address during tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

President Hagan and the CSUDH Cheer Squad take part in 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Kingdom Day Parade

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) President Willie J. Hagan delivered the keynote address during the City of Carson’s annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 16, touching on the context prevalent during the Civil Rights Movement that influenced Dr. King's struggles … [Read more...]

SLICE Director Cheryl McKnight honored with Richard E. Cone Award


Cheryl McKnight, director of the Center for Service Learning, Internships and Civic and Community Engagement (SLICE) at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has a hard time calling her job work and often jokingly asks her staff to “stop having fun.” “I couldn’t really say ‘get … [Read more...]

CSUDH Receives President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll’s Top Honor, the Presidential Award


For its commitment to improving the quality of life for residents in the communities it serves, particularly those with lower incomes, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) was honored on Dec. 8 with the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll’s highest honor, … [Read more...]

‘Feria de Educación’ Attracts More Than 20,000 Latinos

LtoR: Efrain Fernandez, Genesis Alverez and their mother Adriana Alverez.

With a box full of books precariously balanced on his shoulder, Jaime Torres checked out some of the displays on the main fairground during the sixth annual “Feria de Educación” Hispanic education fair at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) on Oct. 11. The day before Torres, who … [Read more...]

Toros and Professional Baseball Players Coach Inner-City Kids


A third-grade girl in an Anderson Elementary School uniform looks excited yet a little apprehensive as she takes her turn swinging at the ball perched on top of a batting tee. She chokes up high on the bat, takes aim. It’s a swing and a miss. “That’s okay,” says Kevin Lugo, a kinesiology major … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Summer Youth Development Academy Students Say “Thank You” to CSUDH

Counselor and CSUDH student Gabriel assists his team as they compete in the Marshmallow Challenge. - Photo courtesy of Sharefest

For the eighth summer in a row, California State University, Dominguez Hills was the location for the Sharefest Summer Youth Development Academy (YDA). A South Bay-based nonprofit, Sharefest works to strengthening underrepresented communities through comprehensive programs and services. Through its … [Read more...]

Campus Hosts California Legislative Black Caucus’ African American Leaders for Tomorrow

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For the second year, California State University, Dominguez Hills hosted the California Legislative Black Caucus's annual African American Leaders for Tomorrow leadership and college preparedness conference on campus. Sixty African American high school students from throughout the state were … [Read more...]

Fulbright Student Program Offers Experience of a Lifetime

Fullbright Scholars Program 2014

“This experience may take you out of your comfort zone, but it will definitely change you and shape you for the better.” With that, Fulbright alumni ambassador Rebecca Littman-Smith inspired a classroom full of students at California State University, Dominguez Hills who are interested in … [Read more...]