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    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

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    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 alumnus Ash Sobhe, 29, created the Sobhe Family Entrepreneurial Scholarship at CSUN. Photo by Lee Choo.Alumnus Ash Sobhe and the Pursuit of Happiness

Something was clouding the focused and productive mind of California State University, Northridge alumnus Ash Sobhe ’10 (Information Systems). The young entrepreneur started to experience headaches in 2014. Continue reading about Ash Sobhe.

2016 CSUN Distinguished Alumni Award honoree Jim Ring is a successful urban developer and philanthropist. Photo by Lee Choo.The Ring of Inspiration

In an 1,162-word story from the Dec. 7, 2014, edition of the Los Angeles Times, James Ring ’70 (Psychology), ’72 (Urban Studies) isn’t mentioned until the 966th word. His part in the story takes up very little real estate — just 89 words. Continue reading about Jim Ring.

A scene from CSUN's 2015 commencement. Photo by Lee Choo.More than 11,000 Invited to Take Part in CSUN’s 2016 Commencement

Approximately 11,120 graduating students, a university record, are invited to walk across a stage in front of California State University, Northridge’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library to the cheers of family members and friends as CSUN celebrates its 2016 commencement in two weeks. Continue reading about 2016 commencement.

Ron Sorenson ’88 (Health Administration), M.S. ’93 (Health Administration), is a part-time lecturer and a successful health administration executive who hopes that his extreme generosity will inspire others to donate to the programs and services offered at California State University, Northridge.CSUN Alumnus Works to Help Current Students Through Scholarship and Teaching

Ron Sorenson said he believes there are three things that anyone can give: “Their time, their treasure and their talent.” His commitment to California State University, Northridge is a showcase of all three. Continue reading about Ron Sorenson.

Shigemi Matsumoto's decades long operatic career started at CSUN and took her around the world. Photo by Lee Choo Shigemi Matsumoto: CSUN’s First Diva

One of the jewels in the crown of California State University, Northridge’s Department of Music is its opera program, having produced luminaries such as Carol Vaness and Michelle DeYoung. But the program’s first star — and one of the university’s first musical luminaries — was Shigemi Matsumoto ’68 (Music). Continue reading about Shigemi Matsumoto.

Robert D. Taylor was honored on April 16 with a CSUN Distinguished Alumni Award. Photo by Steve BabuljakCSUN Distinguished Alumnus Robert D. Taylor Impacts Industry, His Community and His City

The encyclopedia salesman knocked on the door, and Geneva Williams answered. He gave his pitch, and then Geneva looked to her 8-year-old son, Robert D. Taylor, for advice. Continue reading about Robert D. Taylor.

Michael Alfuso has developed a reputation for being an adventurous filmmaker. Photo courtesy of Michael AlfusoAlumnus Michael Alfuso Puts the Action in Lights, Camera, Action

There’s a point about four minutes into a short documentary on Brazilian skateboarder Sergio Yuppie when he’s careening downhill at breakneck speed and he manipulates the board to a horizontal plane. His left knee rests parallel to the board, while his right knee is millimeters from the grainy, hard asphalt. Yuppie tucks his chin, clenches his teeth and dips the top of his helmet to scrape the asphalt. Sparks fly from the friction. It’s no accident — it’s the daredevil on four wheels’ intent to create the scene. Continue reading about Michael Alfuso.

Robert D. Taylor, James Ring and Shigemi Matsumoto were honored as the recipients of the 2016 CSUN Distinguished Alumni Awards on April 16. Photo by Lee Choo2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards Honorees Create an Emotional Evening

Three influential California State University, Northridge alumni took the stage separately at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 16 to give acceptance speeches after receiving one of the university’s highest honors — the Distinguished Alumni Award. Each speech delivered its own distinctive feel. Continue reading about Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Photo courtesy of Alan and Rose Jeffery.Charting a Course for Giving: Alumnus Reconnects to CSUN and Gives Back Through Heritage Society

Alan Jeffery ’65 (Psychology) steers his boat on Westlake Lake with the same steady hand that he developed while serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He wanted to help provide the same steady course for his alma mater, California State University, Northridge — and CSUN’s Heritage Society offered just the right bearing. Continue reading about charting a course for giving.


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