CSUSM NewsCenter (Alumni)

2019
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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March
06,
2017
| 11:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The odds seemed insurmountable. He spent most of his childhood being shuffled from foster home to foster home in the impoverished neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego, but today Aaron Acosta is being honored as an educational innovator for his ...
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February
24,
2017
| 10:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Talk about having an impact. She began working for the family business as a teen and has since transformed the one-time mom-and-pop organization into an internationally known manufacturer of oceanographic and freshwater monitoring systems. She rec...
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2016
August
11,
2016
| 06:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
“It was intimidating.” That’s what Elliott Powell remembered feeling the moment he stepped into his classroom on his first day of teaching at San Marcos Middle School just two years ago. And it’s not like he hadn’t been in stressful situations bef...
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August
10,
2016
| 06:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Meeting Cheech Marin would lead most people to reference one of the dozens of TV shows or films in which the actor has appeared. Michael Flores took a different approach. He talked about art. One of the classes Flores took when he attended Cal ...
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June
14,
2016
| 09:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
What started as an early childhood passion for traveling and a lifelong love of fashion has turned into a career that CSUSM alumna Aimee Bradley can stand on. Bradley is currently the only specific product material developer for footwear materials...
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2015
December
07,
2015
| 08:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
The brain is one of the most complex and magnificent organs in the human body. Neurosurgeons train for a minimum of 15 years—including four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school and seven years in a residency program—to garner th...
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July
29,
2015
| 01:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
You could say the Hurley International Icon Internship Program is competitive. Approximately 2,000 enthusiastic undergrads apply annually for only 37 coveted spots at Hurley’s Costa Mesa headquarters. This year 2015 CSUSM graduate Makenzie Stade land...
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July
08,
2015
| 05:36 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos business graduate Devon Greco wants to help folks focus. An entrepreneur now living in Philadelphia, Greco has developed what he calls the next generation in neurofeedback devices—a brain-training tool that helps improve atten...
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