2002 B.S. Accounting and Information Systems
Accounting and Information Systems Alumni Chapter
Deborah Logue graduated from CSUN with a bachelor’s degree in accounting more than ten years ago, and has continued to dedicate herself to volunteer work at her alma mater. She currently serves as the secretary of the Accounting & Information Systems (AIS) Alumni Chapter. Deborah imparts her knowledge at various events, including the annual Meet the Firms event – the accounting fair at which companies recruit students who are looking to advance careers in Accounting and Information Systems.
During her undergraduate study at CSUN, Deborah earned the 2007 INROADS Alumna of the Year award for her internship with Kaiser Permanente. She currently serves as a workflow consultant with the company.
1987 B.S. Biology
Biology Alumni Chapter
Ian Leslie helped to re-establish the Biology Alumni Chapter in 2011 and has served as president since the chapter's formation. With his wife Kathy, a lecturer in the CSUN Department of English, Ian has established a number of scholarships that illustrate the couple’s investment in the education of undergraduate students. The couple created the Ian and Kathy Leslie Scholarship in Biology Endowment, which is awarded to biology students who juggle occupational and scholastic responsibilities.
Ian is a member of the Heritage Society Steering Committee. The Heritage Society recognizes alumni and friends of CSUN who have dedicated themselves to making a long-term financial contribution to the betterment of the campus. Ian has also served as a member of the Volunteer Leadership Summit Steering Committee. As a committee member, Ian worked with other alums to promote a greater dedication to volunteer and advocacy work within the university.
Debra L. Hammond
Black Alumni Association
Debra Hammond has demonstrated an exemplary dedication to CSUN and the Black Alumni Association. She has supported the BAA in bringing programming and events that enhance the experience of African-American students, faculty, staff and alumni, including bringing the late Nobel Laureate Dr. Maya Angelou to CSUN. She also supports the BAA's reception featuring black photographers, the black faculty and staff holiday party and the black family reception at Explore CSUN. She serves as a mentor to professional staff and faculty and has shepherded the highly successful Sistahood mentor group, which provides support to female students of African descent.
Among her many recognitions and awards, Debra was the recipient of the Butts-Witing Award in 2006 form the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), bestowed upon those who have made significant and lasting impressions on their profession, and Woman of the Year from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Roya Gabbaie Vetter
1985 B.A. Child and Adolescent Development
Child and Adolescent Development Alumni Chapter
Roya Gabbaie Vetter has been a member of the CADV Alumni chapter since 2010, participating in the assessment of chapter responsibilities and committees. Roya has been a panel member for the Peer Mentoring Event for the CADV department, sharing her professional experience with undergraduate students. In addition, she established the Nedjat Gabbaie Scholarship, which is awarded to a CADV major who intends to pursue a career working with children and adolescents who have learning disabilities. Roya has also been the Cultural Events Committee chair for the last three years. In that role, she has arranged activities for CADV alumni and supporters.
Roya currently works as a child development specialist at Nurturing Tots, a company that works to maximize the developmental potential of young children.
Child and Adolescent Development Alumni Chapter
Connie Stratton is a faculty member in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. She is a clinical supervisor for CSUNFlowers, which is a preschool program made available through the Speech, Language and Hearing Center on campus. The language-based program allows young children to learn about language through interactive experiences. Connie helps CDS graduates by promoting them at professional functions and in work-related settings. She has volunteered endless hours and resources to help graduates.
2010 B.A. Cinema and Television Arts
Entertainment Alumni Network
Daniel Rozzen graduated from CSUN in 2010, with a bachelor’s degree in cinema and television arts. Unwilling to leave his alma mater behind, he created the CSUN Entertainment Alumni Network (EAN) in 2013. As President of EAN, Rozzen advocates building a community of professional relationships and friendships that will propel the CSUN legacy into the professional world of entertainment.
Daniel has worked as a a technology officer for multiple entertainment companies. He created his own tech company, Rozzen Tech, in 2012.
2002 B.A. Environmental and Occupational Health, 2011 M.S. Environmental and Occupational Health
Enviornmental and Occupational Health Alumni Chapter
As an undergrad, Yvonne Sucich was a member of EOHSA (Environmental & Occupational Health Student Association). She was also a supporter of the EOH Alumni Chapter. In 2011, she joined the alumni chapter and has come to be an essential constituent of the organization. Yvonne planned the chapter’s Speed Mentoring event and EOH Technical Symposium. She continues to contribute to the College of Health and Human Development as an EOH consultant, using her experience as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) to establish a standard of professionalism and service.
2001 B.A. Finance and Real Estate
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Alumni Chapter
Cesar Gonzales is president of the FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) Alumni Chapter. Cesar has help to re-establish the chapter in many ways. He has instituted more meetings in order to improve club management and organization. In addition, there have been two successful mixers conducted under his leadership – one on-campus networking event and one off-campus networking event. FIRE is working to organize another event this fall.
In 2012, Cesar co-founded the real estate firm Parker + McQueen, Inc., a full service, luxury real estate brokerage.
2008 M.S. Health Administration
Health Administration Alumni Chapter
After earning her master's degree in 2009, Cathy Rusch joined the Health Administration Alumni Chapter (HAAC). As the board’s vice president during the 2013-2014 term, she presided over meetings and helped manage the business of the chapter. The annual Career Boot Camp continues to be the highlight of her service to the chapter.
For almost two years, Cathy has been adjunct faculty, teaching health administration to graduate students. She is teaching two courses this semester.
1965 B.A. Journalism
Journalism Alumni Chapter
A retired journalist, Bob has been serving as president of the Journalism Alumni Association for two years. As head of the Journalism Alumni Chapter, he has guided the executive board in organizing programs that are beneficial to current journalism and public relations students. This included Speed Mentoring events connecting students with professional journalists and providing support to the Journalism Department in staging its annual Career Day. A new program added this past year is online coaching, supported by the chapter, with the goal to help students struggling with grammar, writing style and comprehension.
Bob has earned numerous local Emmy awards and honors from the Society of Professional journalists, the Southern California Radio and Television News Association and the Associated Press.
La Raza Alumni Chapter
Griselda Corona is active member of the La Raza Alumni Association (LRAA). The association is the most prevalent Latino alumni organization at the university. Though Griselda is not a board member, she is a major asset to the association. She mentors her students on how to be leaders and role models for their peers. She also gives her time fundraising for scholarships that benefit undergraduate students who pursue their educations in Chicana and Chicano Studies. In October, the association held its 45th Anniversary Benefit Concert. The concert not only raised money, but shined a light on all of the community-building work that the association is doing today.
Jose J. Ramos Jr.
2011 M.P.A. Masters in Public Administration
Public Administration Alumni Chapter
Jose Ramos has always been interested in the public sector, having earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his master’s degree in public administration. He became vice president of the Master’s in Public Administration Alumni Chapter in 2013. In May of this year, Jose and his board hosted a grant writing workshop at Los Angeles City Hall.
Jose and his wife, Jackie, opened a Boys and Girls Club in Perris. With more than 100 children enrolled, the organization is a flourishing success.
2010 M.P.H. Masters in Public Health
Masters in Public Health Alumni Chapter
In September 2013, Kelley Cooper became president of the Public Health Alumni Chapter. After overcoming a number of setbacks during the early stages of her presidency, the chapter was revitalized. Throughout the past year, Kelley and her board have organized and hosted six social events, including successful networking and hiking events that have recruited dozens of members to the chapter. The chapter has numerous events planned for the upcoming year.
Kelley is currently a program manager with Perinatal Advisory Council/Leadership Advocacy Consultation (PAC/LAC), whose mission is to positively impact the health of women and their families.
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Luis O. Curiel
2003 B.A. Psychology, 2010 M.S.W. Masters in Social Work
Masters in Social Work Alumni Chapter
Luis Curiel is a field consultant for the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) public child welfare grant at CSUN. Through CalSWEC, Luis assists students in their preparation for careers in public child welfare. While completing his undergraduate study in psychology, Luis heavily invested himself in the CSUN community. After earning his master’s degree in social work, he became the founding president of the MSW Alumni Association. In Spring 2011, he became CSUN faculty, teaching child welfare services elective courses. Luis is the first CSUN MSW alumni to join faculty in the Social Work department.
In addition, Luis is as an IUC (Inter-University Consortism) consultant and lecturer at CSUN. The IUC is a hub for social science research. Luis oversees the Child Welfare Stipend program, which provides students with funds to complete the social work program.
Dana Foster Armendariz
1992 B.A. Deaf Studies
National Center on Deafness Alumni Chapter
Dana Foster Armendariz is the acting chapter president of the National Center on Deafness (NCOD) Alumni Chapter. She has been with the chapter for several years, having served as secretary between 2008 and 2010. NCOD provides services to deaf and hard-of-hearing CSUN students, as well as a means of networking with members of the chapter.
Currently, Dana is a senior associate with Cognizant Technology Solutions.
Danny R. Lopez
2012 Radiologic Sciences
Radiologic Sciences Alumni Chapter
As one of thirteen founding members of the Radiology Sciences Alumni Chapter, Daniel Lopez has made himself available to promote the betterment of the board and the development of connection between students and alumni. He participates by helping to organize and plan events. He goes a step beyond during professional development and mentoring events, encouraging students to contact him personally with any questions about his career. Daniel also serves as the chapter’s historian and photographer.
Danny currently works as a radiologic technologist with Mediscan.