Alumni

  • Celebrating CSUN Homecoming 2017

    Celebrating CSUN Homecoming 2017

  • Shaking hands

    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

Alumni

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.

2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

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Join us for the 2017 CSUN Distinguished Alumni Awards where we will recognize three individuals who personify the university's tradition of excellence and who bring distinction to themselves and to CSUN through their outstanding achievements.

The 2017 honorees are: investment banking industry titan Milton Berlinski '78 (Computer Science), trailblazer in reality TV Mike Darnell '87 (Communications Studies), and global leader in the business of science and technology Patricia Maloney '80 (Chemistry).

The event is Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, CA. To RSVP, click here.

Corporate Connect

Corporate Connect is one of CSUN Alumni Association's signature programs that serves as a catalyst for students to explore new and different places to work. This program opens up a range of possibilities allowing students to work closely with potential employers, consider different industries, hear alumni career stories and observe real-world corporate developments. Click here to find out how to become a corporate host or attend an event as a student.

News

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 .


Patrick Prager in martial arts stance.CSUN alumnus is a personification of grit

Above a mirror that stretches the length of a wall at The Edge martial arts studio in Santa Clarita, there are five words: Tenacity. Resilience. Courage. Self-Discipline. Integrity. California State University, Northridge alumnus Patrick Prager ’13 (Recreation and Tourism Management), a fifth-degree black belt in the martial art American Tang Soo Do hopes that his students at the studio don’t just learn certain moves — he hopes the words on the wall resonate with them, just as they’ve guided him. Continue reading about CSUN alumnus Patrick Prager.


CSUN alumni Tim Belfield and Daphne Roberts in the CSUN Food Pantry.Alumni, Faculty and Staff Make a Difference for Students by Donating to Food Pantry

When California State University, Northridge announced the opening of two food pantries on campus for students struggling to pay for food and essential home supplies, a number of CSUN alumni, faculty and staff reached out to help in any way they could. Continue reading about the Matador Involvement Center food pantry.


Photo of Edmund Peckham.CSUN’s Legendary Dean Ed Peckham Left a Wide and Lasting Impact

Simply stated, Edmund Peckham — or “Dean Ed” as he was affectionately known — was one of the most influential figures in the history of California State University, Northridge. On Oct. 31, the former dean of students and vice president of student affairs passed away in Arizona at age 92 after a brief illness. Continue reading about Dean Ed Peckham.


Photo of the 2016 CSUN Volunteer Service Awards honorees on stage.2016 Volunteer Service Awards Honor Some of CSUN’s Most Devoted Alumni and Friends

Every year, thousands of alumni and friends give back to CSUN and its nearly 40,000 students. The 15th annual CSUN Volunteer Service Awards luncheon honored 27 of these selfless individuals during a Nov. 18 celebration at the Hilton Woodland Hills. Continue reading about the Volunteer Service Awards.


Graph showing increased philanthropic support of CSUN.Philanthropic Support of CSUN Continues to Climb

Alumni and supporters of California State University, Northridge set a new standard for giving in 2015-2016. For the third year in a row, nearly $20 million in gift commitments have been made to CSUN, putting the three-year total at $60.5 million, compared to $36.9 million from the prior three-year period — a 64 percent increase. The total last year was $19.6 million. Continue reading about CSUN's Philanthropic Support.


Photo of Bill Griffeth.CSUN Distinguished Alumnus Bill Griffeth’s Shocking Discovery Becomes Foundation for His New Book

It was 2007 when California State University, Northridge Distinguished Alumnus and financial journalist Bill Griffeth’s book By Faith Alone was published. The CNBC host, fascinated by his genealogy and skilled in investigation, wrote the book about the 400-year history of his family and United States’ Protestant history. Continue reading about CSUN Distinguished Alumnus Bill Griffeth.


System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian on stage at VPAC.Serj Tankian’s Classical Meets Rock Homecoming at VPAC

“This has been an amazing night,” said System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian ’89 (Marketing) before introducing the song Empty Walls to conclude the second of two sold-out performances at the Valley Performing Arts Center on Nov. 10 and 12. Tankian, a California State University, Northridge alumnus, has fronted one of the most successful heavy metal bands in recent memory since its inception in 1994. Continue reading about Serj Tankian at the VPAC .


Rosa Moncada holding her degree at graduation.Alumna Veteran Turned a Corner at CSUN

Rosa Moncada ’15 (Psychology) heard bullets and bombs for nine months in Afghanistan in 2012 and 2013. She returned to the United States and found herself in a classroom only six days later. Struggling with the adjustment, she immediately had thoughts of dropping out of school. Then, she found the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at California State University, Northridge’s University Student Union — it lifted Moncada and motivated her to complete her degree. Continue reading about Rosa Moncada.


CSUN alumnus David Dubiel, gives CSUN students and recent alumni a tour of CNN in Los Angeles.CSUN Alumni in High Places Open the Door for Matador Students

She said the experience was “life-changing.” On paper, a statement like that would seem like hyperbole. But when Jocelyn Gonzalez, a senior psychology major at California State University, Northridge, went on the CSUN Alumni Association’s Corporate Job Shadow Program on Oct. 27, that’s exactly how she described it. As part of the pilot Job Shadow program, CSUN alumni in high-ranking jobs from various, unique industries hosted students and took them on a tour of their workplaces. Continue reading about the Job Shadow program.


Photo of Deondray Gossett and Quincy LeNear.For Alumni Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett, CSUN Was a Place of Rebirth

The desks were situated in a circle and students spoke one after another in Vivian Tseng’s psychology class at California State University, Northridge. She was very open to allowing her students to communicate freely and participate in class. There was this feeling of unity and comfort — so much so that when it was Quincy LeNear’s time to speak, he felt free enough to reveal something he hadn’t been public with. Continue reading about Deondray Gossett and Quincy LeNear.


 

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