‘Connecting Women to Power Conference’ Draws Thousands to CSUDH

Eager to propel their entrepreneurial aspirations to the next level, more than 2,500 women converged on the “Connecting Women to Power Business Conference” at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) on June 16 to learn the latest marketing, tax, leadership and other strategies from top … [Read more...]

College of Education Alumni Awarded Teacher of the Year Honors

LaTeira Haynes, a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) single subject credential program, has been named a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) 2015-16 “Rookie of the Year” teacher for her skill in preparing effective instruction and procedures, and providing a … [Read more...]

Psychology and Anthropology Students Garner Top Honors at WPA Convention

Three California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) psychology students and their faculty mentors were awarded 1st Place during the International Honors Society in Psychology (Psi Chi) poster session at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Convention in May 2016. The winning … [Read more...]

Alumna Markette Smith Sheppard Hosts ‘Great Day Washington’ in Nation’s Capital

“If you are willing to show up for the world, it will show up for you.” With that awareness as her guide, alumna Markette Smith Sheppard (’02, B.A., mass communications/French minor) more than “shows up” each day as host of the Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate morning show “Great Day Washington,” … [Read more...]

A Toro Family: Manuela Aguilar, Political Science Major, Remains to Finish Degree as Daughters Graduate with Class of 2016

Jasmine Saldivar sat in the Loker Student Union eating and talking with a fellow Toro, until she was interrupted by a classmate who asked, “Is this your sister?” “Um, no, this is my mom,” said Jasmine, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, … [Read more...]

2016 Graduates Relish in the ‘Words’ and Draw from the ‘Wisdom’ Shared by Keynote Speakers During 5 Commencement Ceremonies

Whether it was an ear-shattering whistle from a fellow graduate sitting close by, or the thunderous cheers of a group of friends and family in the stands clad in the same colored T-shirt, the reading of each graduate’s name during California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) commencement … [Read more...]

Class of 2016: Top Graduates Share Goals, their Mentors, and plans for the future

California State University, Dominguez Hills’ Class of 2016 has a lot to offer, and below is just a sample from its nearly 4,200 graduates. They were asked how the university has changed their lives, the faculty who have helped them along the way, and to share their future goals and … [Read more...]

Hollywood by the Horns Provides a ‘Voice’ for Student Storytellers

Fearlessly stepping up to the microphone without notes and in front of a live audience, 15 California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) students and two alumni shared dramatic, funny, and tear-jerking personal stories from their lives during the Hollywood by the Horns 2nd Annual “Story Slam” … [Read more...]

MSW Graduate Layla Sewell Works to ‘Awaken the Greatness’ in Local Communities

When Layla Sewell is out in the community and she hears someone say, “Look! It’s Ms. Sewell!” it warms her heart —as it should having worked to warm the hearts of entire families for over 20 years. Sewell is executive director of the Awaken the Greatness Foundation (ATG), which she founded in … [Read more...]

2016 Criminal Justice Graduate David Garza Battles Back from Car Accident to Become Army Officer, Olympian

David Garza has a lot of fight in him. He fought his way out of a coma in 2012 after a devastating car accident left the then 19-year-old California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) freshman with a traumatic brain injury. “I was in a coma for about five weeks in the hospital after the … [Read more...]