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CSUSM NewsCenter (Alumni)

2021
January
11,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A tinkerer by nature, Ryan Miller always had an interest in computers and technology — building home computers, playing video games, really any kind of problem-solving with a twist of science.His technical skills made Miller well-suited to an initial...
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January
06,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Carson Luna transferred to Cal State San Marcos in 2017, he knew he wanted a career in sports, but he didn’t know his niche. Just three years later, he is in Los Angeles developing marketing relationships between corporate sponsors and USC athle...
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2020
December
21,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In 2017, Kenneth Graves knew things had to change. At 51, he had a hard time holding down a job and a harder time focusing in general. He had always had difficulty following through with his ambitions, leaving him frustrated. He had been indigent sev...
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December
18,
2020
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
For 23 years, Eddie G. Utuk has proudly and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps.He has defended his country in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, respecti...
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October
13,
2020
| 13:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
In the fall of 2016, Cal State San Marcos student Jake Northington took a photography class for the first time as part of his pursuit of a degree in visual and performing arts.  For the final project, lecturer Nancy diBenedetto instructed students...
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September
28,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Giancarlo Vallejo is thinking big when it comes to his fledgling company, Proper Cell Biotechnologies. “I want to be one of the largest biotech companies in San Diego,” Vallejo said. “I want to bring a lot of talent from Cal State San Marcos. I kn...
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September
23,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Los_Angeles
In late August, one week before the start of the school year, Jose Melo was invited to an impromptu, one-on-one Zoom meeting by the principal of Valley Center Middle School, where Melo has taught for the last eight years.  That’s unusual, Melo tho...
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September
18,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos alumna Karina Gonzalez Herrera was named to Cell Mentor’s list of 100 of the most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists working in the United States. Gonzalez, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s at CSUSM before attending Ha...
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September
17,
2020
| 08:34 AM America/Los_Angeles
Yazmin Doroteo was a first-year student at Cal State San Marcos in 2014 when she noticed a fellow freshman in her humor in literature course.   He sat in the back of the classroom and was shy. She sat in the front and was talkative.   Doroteo f...
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September
04,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Margie Tumolva was fully invested in her Senior Experience project at Cal State San Marcos last fall. So much so that, as the semester was winding down, she asked professor William Byun a simple question: “What’s next?” Byun explained that usually...
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August
10,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Erik Caldwell was about 10 years old, his parents purchased the family’s first computer. This was in the late 1980s – before the World Wide Web captured the public imagination – and for a young boy of a certain age, computers were little more th...
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August
03,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Like many people, Tiffaney Boyd’s daily life seemingly has become an endless parade of Zoom meetings. But one such virtual get-together last month will stay in her memory for a long time.  In late June, there was a surprise Zoom party to celebrate...
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July
08,
2020
| 13:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
It seemed like a simple question in the moment. Yet Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals was left stumped by it.  It was 2017, and Keifer-Wheals was driving to the annual Cougar Night at Petco Park. His passenger was Michelle Romans, Cal State San Marcos' dire...
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July
06,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Neal Griffin doesn’t remember exactly when he first sat down to start writing, just that it was something his wife encouraged him to try. “She said to me, ‘You're always telling these stories and you seem to enjoy it. You should start writing some...
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June
19,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Antoinette Chanel was a fifth grader at Grapevine Elementary School in Vista when the then-San Diego Chargers reached the Super Bowl in January 1995. Grapevine hosted a contest in which students were asked to write a poem about the Chargers. Chane...
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May
22,
2020
| 11:53 AM America/Los_Angeles
In recognition of the challenges that graduates overcame this spring in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cal State San Marcos Alumni Association is gifting the entire Class of 2020 a free two-year New Grad Membership. “It is a priority to CS...
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May
20,
2020
| 09:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Like hundreds of other members of the campus community, the Jardin family eagerly participated in the Graduates on Parade celebration at Cal State San Marcos on Friday, May 15.  They decorated their car with markers, streamers and balloons, piled ...
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May
05,
2020
| 11:18 AM America/Los_Angeles
One of the significant benefits to attending a major university is its extensive alumni network, and Cal State San Marcos is no different in that regard. The university recently rolled out a new program called Cougar Connect: CSUSM Mentorship Prog...
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May
05,
2020
| 01:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Last summer, Temet McMichael began a two-year post-doctoral fellowship as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  If the job title sounds fascinating, so does the work. Known colloquially as “d...
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April
29,
2020
| 09:42 AM America/Los_Angeles
In late January, Jessica Waite opened a restaurant called The Plot. It was her third eatery in her beloved South Oceanside, but the one that was clearly nearest and dearest to her heart.  The Plot, as Waite likes to say, is essentially the brick-a...
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April
22,
2020
| 09:26 AM America/Los_Angeles
Three days a week, sometimes in the dead of night, Aaron Stirling reports for a 12-hour shift as a nurse practitioner in the emergency room of a small rural hospital in Imperial County.  More precisely, Stirling reports to an area outside the emer...
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April
14,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Michelle Harvey is the first to admit that she’s far from an expert seamstress. The family sewing machine is one that she gave to her 10-year-old son, Mason, as a gift just last Christmas, and the two of them learned how to sew by watching YouTube vi...
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March
30,
2020
| 13:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last Wednesday, as he does every weekday at 6:15 a.m., José Manuel Villarreal convened a huddle – with appropriate social distancing, of course – of a small team of coworkers in the parking lot of Epiphany Prep Charter School in Escondido.  Each p...
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2019
November
04,
2019
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jessica Waite had a lot of the same worries that most suburban American kids face, concerns related to school performance, social currency, the health of loved ones. But for Waite, growing up in Kirkland, Wash., outside of Seattle, her anxiety was...
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November
01,
2019
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
The listing on eBay was for a 1965 GMC truck, the kind used back in the day to make bread deliveries. The cost was $1,200. The mileage was impossible to know, really, because the truck didn’t have a working odometer. It didn’t have much that was w...
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October
31,
2019
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
For many people, deciding what to give family or friends for a special occasion can be agonizing. For Dayleen Coleman, it was a piece of cake, so to speak. Coleman, for a certain period of her life, was the cake lady. Birthday party? Bake a cake. ...
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October
25,
2019
| 17:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Erik Lamkin is just 26 years old, but he sounds a bit like a grizzled professional athlete closer to the end of his career than the beginning. When your job requires you to gorge on thousands of calories in a single sitting, it’s safe to say you’r...
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October
24,
2019
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
KIN Whiskey is more than just a clever name to Taylor Lax, a 2010 graduate of Cal State San Marcos. Lax’s father, Bernard, started the craft spirits company three years ago in the family’s native Los Angeles, and Lax now runs the growing business ...
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October
18,
2019
| 11:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
A pair of former Cal State San Marcos students are leading one of the fastest growing independent real estate brokerages in the country with total sales volume this year projected to surpass $3 billion. Serial entrepreneurs and former CSUSM studen...
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September
26,
2019
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Some people step foot on a college campus with a physical and financial plan, execute said plan and graduate four years later in preparation to tackle the real world. But, like many others, Amiel Maldonado did not have everything figured out. W...
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