• Homecoming 2017

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  • Shaking hands

    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • 2016 Distinguished Alumni AwardsBlank.jpg

    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.


CSUN homecoming 2017 Poster Homecoming Returns to CSUN Feb. 11, 2017

California State University, Northridge will be celebrating its biggest welcome back to campus since its 50th anniversary Grand Reunion in 2009 when Homecoming returns to CSUN on Feb. 11, 2017. Continue reading about Homecoming .

Photo of Cliff Spencer Alumni Park Rangers Return to CSUN to Celebrate National Parks Centennial

Their “offices” are located among the mountains of coastal California, the towering sequoias of the Sierra Nevadas, the cliff dwellings of Colorado’s ancient native tribes and the historic ranchland of Montana. Four alumni of California State University, Northridge returned to their urban alma mater this month to help celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial and to encourage current students to follow them into careers at the national parks. Continue reading about Alumni Park Rangers .

Photo of Mark Kolpack Alumnus and VFX boss Mark Kolpack’s marvelous journey from the moon

One of the most exciting student films at California State University, Northridge in 1983 was a werewolf movie called It’s Not Always the Moon. It was heavily inspired by the 1981 film An American Werewolf in London and the 1980 Sci-Fi Thriller Altered States. It had a big budget for a student film, with a production value of $4,500. Continue reading about Mark Kolpack .

Group Photo of Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients Alumni Association Scholarship Ceremony Is an Evening of Bravery and Inspiration

Wyatt Samuelson bravely stood at the podium on stage and told his story. His first words were stunning. Continue reading about Alumni Association Scholarship Ceremony.

Photo of Harvey Bookstein and his wife Harriet $5 Million Gift from Accounting Leader Harvey Bookstein and Wife Harriet Helps CSUN Reach Business College Fundraising Goal

A $5 million gift from accounting industry leader Harvey Bookstein and his wife, Harriet — both California State University, Northridge alumni and lifelong supporters of the university — has pushed CSUN over the top in a two-year campaign to raise $25 million for its college of business. Continue reading about Harvey Bookstein and his wife, Harriet .

Photo of Stacy Payne Alumna Gives a Voice to Kids and Gives Back to CSUN

There are times, California State University, Northridge alumna and speech-language pathologist Stacy Payne said, when her work gets extremely emotional. That’s what comes when you witness breakthroughs with young children on a regular basis. Continue reading about Stacy Payne .

Photo of Jose Ramos, Denise Villamil and Brady McCarron  Alumnus and Fellow Matadors Provide Hope for an entire city’s kids

The city of Perris is a fast-growing desert community about 70 miles east of Los Angeles. It offered Jose Ramos the sort of safety and security he had longed for growing up in South Los Angeles. Continue reading about Jose Ramos, Denise Villamil and Brady McCarron.

Photo of Ken Schwartz and Len Friedman Alumnus flies the CSUN flag in Washington D.C.

Centreville, Va., is approximately 2,655 miles from the CSUN campus. But the miles don’t distance alumnus Ken Schwartz ’94 (Marketing), MBA ’99 from his alma mater. Continue reading about Ken Schwartz and Len Friedman .

Photo of Nicole Walker CSUN Alumna Serves as California Delegate at Democratic National Convention

California State University, Northridge alumna Nicole Walker ’06 (Urban Studies and Planning), M.P.P. ’12 (Public Policy) always had a passion for the environment as well as serving the community. Soon after graduating from CSUN with her bachelor’s degree, she realized that environmentalism, policy-making and serving communities in need are closely connected, so Walker decided to get more involved in politics. Continue reading about Nicole Walker .


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