CSUSM NewsCenter (alumni)

2019
November
04,
2019
| 05:30 PM 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
| 04:30 PM 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
| 04:30 PM 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
| 02:00 AM 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
| 06:00 PM 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
| 08:15 PM 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
| 05:30 PM 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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September
25,
2019
| 06:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
CSUSM will host its annual Taste for Student Success, a lively outdoor festival showcasing gourmet cuisine, fine wines, craft brews and premium spirits on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. Proceeds support student success programs and scholarships. ...
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August
08,
2019
| 09:22 PM America/Los_Angeles
Erik Groset is no horse racing junkie, but like many people in San Diego, he enjoys a nice summer day at the Del Mar racetrack – the gorgeous seaside setting, fun times with friends and family, laying down a little money to make it more interesting. ...
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June
12,
2019
| 06:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
Erick Ochoa was one of almost 20 Cal State San Marcos science and math students who accepted a challenge from a Vista-based business incubator in the spring of 2018.  The challenge was this: Come to our laboratory over the summer and try to devise...
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May
20,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
She has built a successful career in the mobile marketing industry and founded Mobvious Media, a digital enterprise later acquired by one of Spain’s largest media conglomerates. She opened the Chicago, New York and Los Angeles offices of AdsMovil, wh...
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April
08,
2019
| 07:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jeremy Addis-Mills already was heavily involved on the California State University alumni council, the representative voice of the more than 3 million alumni of the CSU system.  Now he’s deepening his level of commitment for the next six years.  ...
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March
05,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
His suitcases were packed. The social workers were on their way.  Matt Walsh was only 14 years old but had endured a lifetime of abuse at the hands of a woman who had adopted him from the foster care system when he was an infant. Now he was headed...
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March
04,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Tiffany Teusch didn’t give much thought to college as a teenager. Teusch failed most of her high school classes as a freshman and sophomore. She spent her final two years of high school transitioning to a new school, a new living situation and try...
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February
19,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Maria Nunez is representing District 1 on the San Marcos City Council after being elected last November as the culmination of her first political campaign.  But that representative just as easily could be Arcela Nunez-Alvarez, Maria’s older sister...
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February
12,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
More than 15 years after she graduated from Cal State San Marcos, Crystal Rodriguez can confidently say that her experience at the university is still paying dividends.  When Rodriguez interviewed last year to be the chief of staff of the presiden...
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February
06,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos alumnus Christopher Morales is participating in the 2018-19 California Senate Fellows program. Morales served as ASI’s vice president of student and university affairs in 2016-17. The Capital Fellows Programs, which are admini...
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January
30,
2019
| 09:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Hayden Weir wanted to brew beer before he was old enough to drink it.  The interest originated when Weir and a friend, as a fun experiment, tried one of those five-gallon Mr. Beer home-brew kits that you can buy at your local Target. It blossomed ...
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2018
December
20,
2018
| 11:36 PM America/Los_Angeles
It was in the fall of 2007 that Lindsay Riedel met a fellow Cal State San Marcos student who made an immediate, lasting impression.  Consuelo Martinez was in her first semester after transferring from Palomar College, and the two women soon discov...
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October
02,
2018
| 07:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
A record 41 breweries, wineries, distilleries and eateries will offer up delicious tastes and sips at CSUSM’s annual fundraising festival, Taste for Student Success, on Saturday, Oct. 20, benefiting student success initiatives across campus. A han...
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October
01,
2018
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Karina Gonzalez Herrera is returning to Cal State San Marcos this month. She will catch up with old friends from the College Assistance Migrant Program who helped her make a smooth transition to college. She will reunite with professors who guided he...
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September
07,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
After Shadrach Vaughn graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a degree in business administration in 2014, he did what a lot of fresh alumni do: He moved away from inland North County and headed for the beach.  In Vaughn’s case, he found a nice o...
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September
04,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Many students at Cal State San Marcos finish their academic careers with a capstone project, a culmination of their years of study, designed with the input of their faculty adviser.  Dominique Duren wanted to do a capstone before graduating last M...
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August
22,
2018
| 09:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
CSUSM will host its annual Taste for Student Success, a lively outdoor festival showcasing gourmet cuisine, fine wines, craft brews, and premium spirits on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. Proceeds support student success programs and scholarships....
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August
01,
2018
| 02:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Like many great stories, it began over cocktails. It was Oct. 9, 2013. Danika Garlotta ’06 can still recall what she was drinking as she and her husband Chris talked about wanting to travel the world but struggling to find the time. Somewhere betw...
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August
01,
2018
| 09:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
Ben Fairweather and Mike Stevenson have learned more than their share of lessons while working to open Culver Beer Company. But the biggest surprise? “The money going out the door,” said Stevenson, laughing. “Lucky for us beer is a pretty go...
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July
23,
2018
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Lexy Perez figured a rejection letter would eventually reach her email inbox when she applied for an internship with The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. She was sure one of the entertainment industry’s most esteemed publications would select someone w...
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March
01,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The one constant in Dr. Katie McNamara’s three-decade career as an educator has been an unflinching commitment to equity. Which is why the superintendent of the South Bay Union School District opted to pursue her Ed.D. in educational leadership at Ca...
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2017
December
11,
2017
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Female finance chiefs are rising. While the representation of women in senior financial roles is still less than 15 percent among Fortune 500 companies, there is progress. Last year, the number of female CFOs doubled. One of those executives joini...
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March
10,
2017
| 05:31 PM America/Los_Angeles
Education was always a point of emphasis in Maggie Kay’s family during her childhood in Kenya. So, while Kay’s parents might have been nervous about seeing her travel more than 9,000 miles to attend college, they were supportive of her pursuit of ...
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