• Shaking hands

    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • Distinguished alumni Francine Oschin, Donald Petrie, Judy Baca and Paul Jennings with President Dianne F. Harrison.

    Honoring and showcasing alumni of distinction

  • CSUN graduates at commencement

    Helping alumni achieve personal and professional success

  • Spirited CSUN students

    Strengthening resources and philanthropic support

  • CSUN president with alumni in China

    Engaging volunteers and leaders and advocates


Welcome To The Alumni Association

Welcome to the California State University, Northridge Alumni Association. CSUN alumni have every right to be proud. With more than 40,000 students the demand to attend your alma mater grows stronger each year. The Alumni Association understands the importance of not only keeping alumni informed, but providing you with the ability to reunite and network with one another for personal and professional benefit. Staying in touch with fellow alumni and the university is one of the main benefits of membership in the Alumni Association.

Introducing Portfolium!

We are proud to announce the launch of CSUN’s digital portfolio and career readiness network, Portfolium!

Portfolium is an exciting online tool that gives CSUN alumni like yourself, an opportunity to showcase your on-campus and post-graduate work and accomplishments. With this new method of professional networking, you can enhance your resume and online presence by building a strong, long-lasting portfolio to take with you on your professional journey. Learn more and get started today.


From left: Carlos Barrios Sr., Carlos Barrios Jr. and Sara Barrios. Carlos Jr. presented his parents with this certificate, which represents a new scholarship at CSUN. Photo by Carlos Barrios Jr.For Mom and Dad, and for Future CSUN Students

The Barrios family is big — 27 people big. They all made their way to Carlos Barrios’ house in Los Angeles for one of the most important days of the year. Continue reading about the scholarship.

Alumna Eva Longoria plays Ana Sofia Calderon in the NBC sitcom Telenovela, which debuts on Jan. 4. Photo courtesy NBC.Alumna Eva Longoria Returns to Prime Time

On Jan. 4, Eva Longoria ’13 (M.A., Chicana/o Studies) makes a bold return to TV in the new sitcom Telenovela. Airing Mondays at 8:30 p.m. on NBC, the show is a behind-the-scenes look at the often-funny happenings of a tight-knit crew working on a fictional Spanish-language soap opera. Continue reading about Eva Longoria.

After five continents, 10 countries and over 34,000 miles, CSUN alumnus Joey Buttitta (left) and Kelsey Gerckens (center) are crowned the winners of The Amazing Race and awarded the $1 million prize on the season finale. Also pictured is host Phil Keoghan. Photo by John P. Filo/CBS.CSUN Alumnus Joey Buttitta Held on to an Amazing Secret

Joey Buttitta ’11 (Journalism) had a secret that he couldn’t wait to share with the world — but he had to wait about five months. Continue reading about Joey Buttitta.

Photo of Krisitn Smith with her son Kingston. Photo courtesy of Kristin Smith.Fast-Moving Alumna and Former Hoops Player Kristin Smith Rules the Morning

Kristin Smith '05 (Communication Studies) has made a career out of being on morning television. She is now the "Mommy/Lifestyle" expert on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family. Continue reading about Kristin Smith.

After spending four years together at CSUN, Ashlee Guay, left, and Camille Mahlknecht, right, are reunited as teammates in Germany. Photo provided by Ashlee Guay.From Northridge to Europe: Three Former Matadors Continue Basketball Careers Overseas

It was less than a year ago that the California State University, Northridge women’s basketball team — led in large part by seniors Ashlee Guay, Camille Mahlknecht and Janae Sharpe — celebrated their second consecutive Big West championship. Continue reading about former Matadors basketball players.

Photo of Jessica MarquezEmbroiderer and Photographer Jessica Marquez Is Becoming the ‘Brooklyn It Girl’

Years ago he lived in the mind of a little girl named Ashley. Today, his spirit lives on in the work of her cousin, California State University, Northridge alumna Jessica Marquez ‘04 (Art). Continue reading about Jessica Marquez.

Photo of Ed BurkeAlumnus Ed Burke: Charity Begins at Home

Ed Burke ’60 (Social Science) spent nearly four decades as an educator and as much time involved in politics, from the local to the national level. He always had a drive to help others, but after retiring in 2012, he wasn’t sure how to continue making a contribution. Continue reading about Ed Burke.

Brooke Noska '14 (Cinema and Television Arts) was part of a team that won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role for its work on American Horror Story: Freak Show.CSUN Alumna’s Aggressive Pursuit Led to Being Part of an Emmy-Winning Team

Immediately after the Creative Emmy Awards in September, California State University, Northridge alumna Brooke Noska ’14 (Cinema and Television Arts) pulled her phone out and made some phone calls. Continue reading about Brooke Noska.

Photo of Andy GrammerAndy Grammer on Why It’s Good to be Alive

The past few months have been a good kind of hectic for Andy Grammer. The singer-songwriter and 2007 CSUN music alumnus who brought us the hit song Honey, I’m Good released his second album, Magazines or Novels, on Aug. 5, and he debuted on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on Sept. 14. Continue reading about Andy Grammer.

Photo of Jonathan MelendezCSUN Alumnus Dares You Not to Get Hungry

By visiting Jonathan Melendez’s food and photography blog, The Candid Appetite, you’re in danger of committing at least two of the seven deadly sins. Lust and gluttony come to mind as a digital slideshow scrolls scenes of Bratwurst, Beer & Cheddar Pretzel Pot Pie, Spicy Sausage Potato and Kale Pizza, and Vanilla Apple Crumble. Continue reading about Jonathan Melendez.

Photo of Vice President, Joe BidenCSUN alumnus’ company Pick My Solar meets Biden, works with Google

California State University, Northridge alumnus and Pick My Solar CEO Max Aram ’13 (M.S., Manufacturing Systems Engineering) was in Kansas City on Nov. 16 representing his company at the Kauffman Foundation’s One in a Million Contest. Continue reading about Pick My Solar.

Michael Grillo '71 (Business Administration) has worked on more than 100 feature film productions in directorial and production roles. He most recently was the executive producer of Marvel Studios' Ant-Man/ Photo by Lee ChooMichael Grillo: A Full-Circle Production

Michael Grillo ’71 (Business Administration) had just walked out of the Valley Performing Arts Center on a calm autumn morning still in awe of the scale of the building and the beauty inside and out. There was a student to his left playing a saxophone and providing a soundtrack to his California State University, Northridge reunion. Continue reading about Michael Grillo.

2015 Dorothea "Granny" Heitz Award recipient David Malone.2015 Volunteer Service Awards Honor ’81 Grad, Former Psych Professor and 37 CSUN Devotees

Those words could describe the attitude of many of the recipients of the California State University, Northridge Alumni Association’s 2015 Volunteer Service Awards about receiving their honors. On, Friday, Oct. 23, CSUN will recognize them for their contributions to the university at the 14th-annual awards event at the Hilton Woodland Hills. Continue reading about the volunteer service awards.

Photo of Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes’ Elevation to CSUN Alumni Association President

New CSUN Alumni Association President Carlos Fuentes ’82 (Political Science) has clear objectives for the future of the organization. Fuentes, a former student government leader and student-athlete at CSUN who... Continue reading about Carlos Fuentes.


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