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CSUSM NewsCenter (alumni)

2023
December
01,
2023
| 07:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Ten Cal State San Marcos alumni recently published a research project with biological sciences professor Jane Kim. The manuscript “Massive contractions of Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2-associated CCTG tetranucleotide repeats occur via double strand break...
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November
08,
2023
| 14:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
Amy Forsythe doesn’t fit the traditional definition of historian.She didn’t major in history as a student at Cal State San Marcos in the mid-2000s (her degree was in communication). She doesn’t teach history or speak at history conferences or write a...
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November
07,
2023
| 10:34 AM America/Los_Angeles
Bridget Anderson always has bemoaned the fact that she wasn’t able to participate in her Cal State San Marcos commencement.After graduating from the university in December 2013, Anderson was scheduled to walk the following spring, but her husband’s m...
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October
17,
2023
| 15:22 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jocelyn Wyndham’s deep affection for Cal State San Marcos was hardly love at first sight. During her first year at the university in 1998, she battled dissatisfaction so acute that she cried every day on the drive back to her family’s home in Temecul...
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October
17,
2023
| 14:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
There was a time when Charles Ragland seemed destined to pursue a career in politics, and his tenure as student body president at Cal State San Marcos in the mid-1990s was just the tip of the iceberg.Ragland served as class president at El Camino Hig...
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September
06,
2023
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Kenny Tran almost had to pinch himself to remind him that it was real.A few months earlier, Tran had been living at home in Mira Mesa, trying  to find a job after graduating from Cal State San Marcos the previous spring. Now here he was, dressed to t...
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August
23,
2023
| 12:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos alumnus Terry Loftus, the chief information officer for the San Diego County Office of Education, visited the White House earlier this month to speak at the “Back to School Safely: Cybersecurity Summit for K-12 Schools.”In prepar...
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August
02,
2023
| 17:21 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos alumnus Tyler Wiles has continued to ride the waves of success in the field of biomechanics and research.After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, Wiles decided to further his education and pursue a master’s in th...
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July
27,
2023
| 09:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos alumna Rachael Lafenhagen won $10,000 in prize money during the Sunstone CSU Startup Launch Competition.Lafenhagen’s pitch for her startup Craft-Your-Bra earned her second place in the social enterprise track. The prize money wil...
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June
08,
2023
| 14:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
It’s been more than three decades, but Mary Gonzales still remembers the Friday meetings with Star Rivera-Lacey at an IHOP in Oceanside. Gonzales referred to these regular meetups as her “counseling sessions” because Rivera-Lacey always shared sound ...
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May
01,
2023
| 15:32 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos has launched the Alumni Outcome Dashboard, an informative platform that leverages data from a third-party vendor called Lightcast to display a collection of career data for alumni who earned a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree fr...
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February
27,
2023
| 10:28 AM America/Los_Angeles
While Ricardo Scheller was studying at Palomar College during the late 1980s, he heard about a new university being built just around the corner.Once he read a newspaper article about it being a reality, he went to the closest public library to get a...
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February
01,
2023
| 11:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
On Friday, a new concert venue will open in Del Mar with a performance by reggae star Ziggy Marley, an eight-time Grammy winner.The Sound is a $17 million facility with a footprint of 9,500 square feet and capacity for 1,900 spectators. Open to all a...
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2022
September
12,
2022
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Everyone knows about the life-or-death danger that military members are exposed to when they enlist. Perhaps less appreciated is the everyday wear and tear that their bodies absorb because of the physical rigors of the job. Bob Smetanka is all too fa...
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September
09,
2022
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
The way that Logan Davidson kept his demons at bay was by never stopping to consider them. He was the kind of person who lived his work and took pride in the constant thrum of action.  Then the pandemic happened, and the world slowed to a crawl. Livi...
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September
01,
2022
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Greg Reese loved the outdoors as a kid growing up in Orange County. It didn’t matter if it was the beach, camping or the river. And when he wasn’t enjoying nature, he was busy playing soccer, including two seasons for Cal State San Marcos after trans...
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August
31,
2022
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Roberto Cano and Edgar Salazar are about to launch a business that has the potential to transform scientific research in Mexico with one simple goal: making it more affordable.Cano and Salazar are developing a Tijuana-based company, SinerLab, that wi...
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August
08,
2022
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
In 2019, Christopher Do saw the trajectory of his career transformed when he switched his major to computer science and joined a program that links STEM students to industry mentors.Less than two years later, Do reconnected with Cal State San Marcos ...
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June
30,
2022
| 14:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Two of the biggest achievements in Jacob Thum’s life to this point can be traced back to the motorcycle accident he survived when he was 17.Thum’s injuries left him in a wheelchair, wondering if he would ever walk again.A year after the accident, aft...
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March
23,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jimmy Thai wants to do his part to motivate and help the next generation of leaders make a positive impact on society.Thai, who earned his MBA from Cal State San Marcos in 2000, is doing that in myriad ways. That includes recently establishing the CS...
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March
08,
2022
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
During her improbable climb from a poor girl growing up in China to a partner at one of the largest accounting firms in America, Annie Norviel can point to many significant milestones along the way. One of the foundational ones from her perspective w...
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2021
December
01,
2021
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos again stands among the national leaders in the social mobility of its graduates, according to new rankings by the online publication CollegeNET.  CSUSM ranks 32nd nationally out of more than 1,500 schools measured in the eighth a...
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November
22,
2021
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Stanley Rodriguez, a lecturer in American Indian studies at Cal State San Marcos, has been appointed to the California Native American Heritage Commission by Gov. Gavin Newsom.  Rodriguez was one of six appointments announced by Newsom last month. Fi...
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October
27,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
James Oakley woke up on Oct. 6 figuring it would be like most mornings when he needed to prepare for the weekly group meeting he attends with his fellow Princeton University graduate students who are members of chemistry professor David MacMillan’s l...
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October
26,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos professor Bonnie Bade is part of a team of academic researchers who came together last year to study the effects of COVID-19 on the vulnerable population of farmworkers throughout the state.  The COVID-19 Farmworker Study (COFS) ...
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September
03,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Mental health has always been important to Antoinette Chanel, but it has taken on a deeper meaning for her over the past 18 months.“Getting a handle on my anxiety and my depression is something that has been big for me,” said Chanel, who graduated fr...
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August
13,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Christina Drumm is no stranger to umpiring major softball events. In her 27 years as an umpire, she has officiated everything from the NCAA Women’s College World Series to prestigious international tournaments, including the World Cup of Softball.But...
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July
12,
2021
| 16:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
It isn’t the knowledge gleaned from textbooks while attending Cal State San Marcos nearly two decades ago that Tony Pecora carries with him. Rather, it’s the exposure he had to implementing the principles he studied.“Learning how to think for yoursel...
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June
29,
2021
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
For most graduating students, receiving the opportunity to sing at their university’s commencement would be the performative highlight of the year, if not many years.For Rachael Groeneweg, it was merely the kickoff for what will surely be a summer to...
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June
18,
2021
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
One of the foundational rules of improvisational comedy is to say yes. To use a common example, if you’re performing a skit with a partner and they point their finger at you and exclaim, “Freeze, I have a gun,” the scene won’t go very far if you obse...
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