CSUSM NewsCenter (alumni)

2018
October
02,
2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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February
24,
2017
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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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June
02,
2015
Being first can be intimidating for some. But, if you’re Tanis Brown, the opportunity is empowering. The San Marcos resident of 40 years and mother of four has trail blazed many firsts with CSUSM. Her first introduction of what would become a long...
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June
01,
2015
The CSUSM Alumni Association brings together passionate alumni who share a common bond of pride in their alma mater and a commitment to see it succeed and thrive. Membership provides tangible benefits like discounts, career boosts and access to exclu...
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2014
September
08,
2014
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) announced last week that it is providing all students and alumni with a Portfolium account,  a new cloud-based, media rich online tool designed to showcase an individual’s academic and professional story...
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June
23,
2014
Living on three continents in three decades, CSUSM scholarship recipient Andreas Feia has had a long journey to college graduation.Born to a Swiss mother and American father, his childhood was anything but ordinary. He spent five and a half years of ...
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June
23,
2014
Vanessa Herrera is a role model for any student hoping to break into the highly competitive career field of broadcast journalism. The young alumna jump-started her career right after graduating from Cal State San Marcos in 2011. In fact, just three w...
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May
29,
2014
For the Murphy’s of Escondido, Calif., CSUSM is all in the family. After the youngest, Kevin, walked across the stage at commencement this May, their entire family can boast status as Cal State San Marcos alumni.Mom, Mary Murphy, enrolled at CSUSM in...
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2013
December
03,
2013
Chris Placencia (’11) graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a degree in Business Administration and a passion for entrepreneurship. He recently was named to San Diego Metro Magazine’s “40 Under 40” awards list, an annual selection of San Diego’s b...
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