Service and Milestones Honored at 2013 Staff Awards Reception

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Celebrating 1,275 years of combined service, 91 staff members from California State University, Dominguez Hills were recognized for five-year milestones ranging from five to 35 and 45 years at the staff awards reception held in the Loker Student Union. Antoine Flint, who serves as an … [Read more...]

Loker Student Union’s Carole Desgroppes Honored by International Association

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For contributions made to promote diversity among professionals in the field of student union management, the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) has honored Carole Desgroppes, manager of programs, marketing and assessments for the Loker Student Union (LSU) at California State … [Read more...]

Mario Congreve: Lecturer, Staff Member, and Award-winning Documentarian

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When media production specialist, lecturer of digital media arts, and alumnus Mario Congreve (Class of ’88, M.A., humanities) isn’t preparing students to be a part of the next generation of filmmakers, producing promotional pieces that play during breaks in distance learning classes, and other … [Read more...]

Toby Bushee: A Jewel at the University


Whether it’s a president’s reception for donors or government officials, the student-centered Toro Iron Chef cooking competition, an education fair that brings tens of thousands of people to the California State University, Dominguez Hills campus, or commencement, the man behind them all is Toby … [Read more...]

Janie Macharg Receives 2012 Outstanding Collaboration Award


Janie MacHarg has been collaborating with staff members to provide student services at California State University, Dominguez Hills for more than four decades, serving in four different roles, including her current position as director of Student Health and Psychological Services (SHPS). She has … [Read more...]

Claudia M. Orozco Receives 2012 Excellence in Customer Service Award

Claudia Orozco with her colleagues and sisters, Alma Melena and Christina Prado.

Claudia M. Orozco has been recognized with the 2012 staff Excellence in Customer Service Award for her outstanding service to students and her do-what-it-takes attitude as administrative assistant for the Master of Social Work Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She was … [Read more...]

Gerardo Torres-Ochoa: Bringing Excellent Customer Service to the Table

Gerry Torres-Ochoa puts Toro hospitality on the menu as Campus Dining's catering services manager and winner of the Excellence in Customer Service Award.

As catering service manager for Campus Dining, Gerardo Torres-Ochoa must face the daily ebb and flow of business in the Loker Student Union’s (LSU) restaurants, all the while keeping top-drawer customer service and the warmth of hospitality on the menu. The winner of the first ever Excellence in … [Read more...]

Amy Bentley-Smith: Making Headlines For the University

The winner of this year's Exemplary Achievement Award, media relations specialist Amy Bentley-Smith keeps CSU Dominguez Hills in the news.

It could be said that with more than 10 years under her belt as a reporter and features editor for the Grunion Gazette in Long Beach, Amy Bentley-Smith, the winner of the Exemplary Achievement Award at this year’s inaugural Staff Awards of Excellence, has the pulse on all the news that fit to … [Read more...]

Anthony Cipriano: The Science of Caring

Anthony Cipriano, lead instructional support technician in the biology department and an alumnus of the same, is this year's winner of the Outstanding Education Support Award.

The door to Anthony Cipriano’s office in the Natural Science and Mathematics (NSM) building is easily the most knocked-upon door at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Although the room doubles as storage for the six biology laboratories that he oversees, it is also where faculty and … [Read more...]

Vanpool Saves University Employees Gas, Money, Nerves

CSU Dominguez Hills employees save resources and enjoy a less stressful commute to work with the university's vanpool.  L-R: Theo Mai, records and registration specialist; Eric Rodriguez, aministrative assistant to the associate  vice president, Administration and Finance, Lawanda Gutierrez, administrative support assistant, University Library;  Gilbert Ambriz, interim coordinator, Mail Services; Toby Bushee, manager, Ceremonies and Events; Vernesta Johnson,  coordinator, Facilities Scheduling; Tracey Haney, administrative analyst specialist, Academic Programs; and Ruby Martinez, assistant to the dean, College of Arts & Humanities.

Employees at California State University, Dominguez Hills who live in the Inland Empire aren’t worried about the rising costs of gas, wear and tear on their vehicles, or the stress of a long commute to work. Since January, eight residents of cities as far from campus as Moreno Valley, Chino Hills, … [Read more...]