Trustees’ Award Recipient Pamela Hernandez: on a non-‘perilous’ path to success

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Higher learning was the furthest thing from Pamela Hernandez’s mind when she was an adolescent and young adult struggling through a life fraught with danger and despair. Abused as a child, and addicted to drugs by her early teens, she eventually spiraled into a perilous existence in a junkyard, … [Read more...]

Michelle Padilla Wholeheartedly Believes in Disease Awareness

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“Gooood afternoon… This is K-D-H-R coming live from Cal State Dominguez. This is Michelle Padilla. …Happy Valentine’s Day everybody. It’s also go red for women American Heart Association Month …and we’re winding down Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week…” Michelle Padilla, a junior at … [Read more...]

Jurline Redeaux: Alumna Establishes Transitional Housing in Watts

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On a Wednesday in October, Jurline Redeaux (Class of ’93, B.A., human services) pays a visit to residents of a transitional housing facility in Watts. The retired social worker and former administrator for Los Angeles County Children and Family Services established the facility 10 months ago after … [Read more...]

The Luna Fund: College of Health and Human Services Reaches Out to Eritrean Family

Last August, Angela Albright, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at California State University, Dominguez Hills, returned from Asmara, Eritrea, with more than a memory card full of photos. The most notable memento of her time in Northeast African country was the … [Read more...]