Homeless Student Turned Graduate Gets By with a Little Help from Her Friends

Exhausted and fast asleep in the backseat of her car following a long day of classes, Esther Cruz springs up after University Police Officer Juan Perez lights up her vehicle with his cruiser’s spotlight. “He started asking questions—wanting to know why I was there and what I was doing,” she … [Read more...]

Kendrick Jones Takes Only 3 Years to Graduate, Mentors Kids Along the Way

      While most of his peers are taking five to six years, and the state of California wants them to finish in four, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) student Kendrick Jones asked himself, "Why not finish college in just three years?" So he did. Jones … [Read more...]

Surf to Screen: Johnny Gonzales Turns Surf Photography into Film Career

                  Johnny Gonzales could play it safe and buy an expensive telescopic lens for his camera and stand on the sand to take his photographs, but “What fun would that be?” To capture a charging backside ride up close, … [Read more...]

We Shall Overcome: Mother Daughter Return From Tragedy To Graduate Together

Cynthia Perry and her daughter, Keisha Keller began attending California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) together as business administration majors in the fall of 2014.  As they progressed in their studies, the strength of their relationship and “friendship” always helped them support each … [Read more...]

2017 Presidential Scholars Benefit

  Each year, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) President Willie J. Hagan hosts the Presidential Scholars Benefit, an elegant gathering of scholars and their families, university officials, college deans, and supporters that celebrates the academic achievements of those … [Read more...]

L.A. Activist and Businessman Danny Bakewell, Sr., to Receive CSU Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from CSU Dominguez Hills

Danny Bakewell, Sr., founder and chairman of The Bakewell Company, one of the largest African American commercial real estate development groups in the western United States, will receive a California State University honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from California State University, Dominguez … [Read more...]

CSUDH Professor, Students Explore Port of LA in Photography Exhibit

Students from California State University Dominguez Hills and their professor are featured in a two exhibitions, “LA Living Space: Photographs by Ellie Zenhari” and “We Will Be Heard: Work by CSUDH Students,” at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro from April 23 to May 30 that explore the … [Read more...]

Alumna Sofia Pop Tunes in to Breaking News for KVEA-TV Telemundo 52

assignment One moment she is fact checking a story online, seconds later she is sending reporters into the field, all the while she has one eye trained on her email, and an ear tuned into two police scanners for breaking news. It’s all in a hectic day’s work for Sofia Pop, assignment editor for … [Read more...]

Alumni Become Educators during 4th Annual ‘Professor for a Day’

California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) 4th annual Professor for a Day on April 13 provided 29 alumni the opportunity to teach college-level courses and impart to students their knowledge, insights, and advice, while also providing students a glimpse at opportunities available to them … [Read more...]

Kathryn Theiss Studies the Effect of Climate Change on the Evolution of Plants

Earth’s biodiversity has been profoundly shaped by global climate change for eons, and researchers expect the current ongoing and rapid changes to have as great an effect, especially on the evolution of plants, says Kathryn Theiss, assistant professor of biology at California State University, … [Read more...]