Six CSUDH Students Awarded at 2014 CSU Media Arts Festival

"Parkour: The Art Of Movement" takes second place at CSU Media Arts Festival.

When the video “Loneliness" took second place at the 24th Annual CSU Media Arts Festival on Nov. 8, the round of applause proved to its producer, California State University, Dominguez Hill (CSUDH) alumnus Gustavo Luna, that life doesn't always imitate art, particularly since just minutes before he … [Read more...]

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...]

Student Highlights: 2014 Spring and Summer


Recognizing recent honors bestowed on students at the end of the 2013-14 academic year and internship and/or research programs in which they are participating over the summer. College of Arts and Humanities Nathan Ortiz, who graduated this year with a degree in theatre arts, dance option, has been … [Read more...]

Amanda Reyes Channels Boundless Energy Into Leadership

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Amanda Reyes cannot help peering ahead into the future, fidgeting to catch a glimpse of what’s to come. “I was the type of kid—and now the type of adult—who can’t sit still or stay put,” says the tenacious, determined, and above all, deeply motivated 23-year-old who graduates this spring with a … [Read more...]

A Visual Representation of the Heart of CSU Dominguez Hills

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During a community brunch for students, faculty and staff on May 1 to commemorate the inauguration of California State University, Dominguez Hills president Willie J. Hagan, winners from the “America Happens Here: Reflections on Making it Real” contest were recognized for their work. Student … [Read more...]

Presidential Awards Highlight ‘Outstanding’ CSUDH Students, Faculty and Staff

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Academic excellence, extraordinary perseverance and outstanding service to the community—these are just a few ways to describe the students, faculty and staff honored at the fourth annual President’s Student Leadership and Service Awards at California State University, Dominguez Hills on April … [Read more...]

Academic Excellence, Service, and Perseverance Honored with Presidential Awards

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For some students, the college experience reaches far beyond average classroom engagement and instead is a golden opportunity for them to give it their all in ways that help to secure a better future, not only for themselves, but for the university, the community, and society. In its third year, … [Read more...]

David C. Turner III: 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student

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David C. Turner, III, a senior Africana studies major was honored with a 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student Award for his extensive research, presentation, and lecture experience, as well as the leadership he has shown as a student at CSU Dominguez Hills. “It is really a testament to what I … [Read more...]

Jessica Mahinda: 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student

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Jessica Mahinda, a master's entry-level professional nursing (MEPN) student, was recognized with a 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student Award at CSU Dominguez Hills for her 4.01 GPA and her focus on clinical nurse leadership. Driven by her desire to understand and improve the national healthcare … [Read more...]

Chardae Jenkins: 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student

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Senior communications major Chardae Jenkins was recognized with a 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student Award for her leadership role as a former vice president of Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) at CSU Dominguez Hills, as well as serving in the Multicultural Center’s Diversity in Action … [Read more...]