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

  • 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

Meet the Staff

 

Shellie Hadvina '90, MPA '98
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations and Annual Funds
(818) 677-5541

A CSUN alumna herself, Shellie graduated with a B.S. in Leisure Studies & Recreation in 1990 and with her Master's in Public Administration in 1998. Before transferring into the Office of Alumni Relations in 2001, she worked at CSUN in the Office of Student Development, serving students in Orientation programming, Greek-life, Associated Students, Emerging Leaders, and other student clubs and organizations. Shellie's parents and her husband also graduated from CSUN. Her son Jack and daughter Dana will carry on the Matador tradition.

Samantha Delagardelle
Associate Director, Alumni Relations
(818) 677-4198

Samantha is returning to university life after spending three years managing accounts with a boutique marketing agency. Prior to her time at the agency, she served as the Alumni Relations and Events Manager at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and worked in both Alumni Relations and Development at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Samantha has an M.A. in Sports Management from CSU Long Beach, and a B.S. in Business Administration from CSU San Marcos.

Cheryl McMillan
Alumni Engagement & Programs Coordinator
(818) 677-7850

An Alumni Relations team member for 11 years, Cheryl is a lead for signature events including the Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Volunteer Service Awards. Prior to becoming a staff member, Cheryl volunteered with the CSUN history department’s Natchez Historic Conference and Courthouse Records Project. A CSUN alum by choice and marriage, her husband Richard ’89, MA’92 (History) is her best volunteer.

Kathleen Ayala-Rivera '13
Coordinator of Alumni Administration
(818) 677-4938

Kathleen is a proud matador alum. She graduated with a B.A. in Literature in 2013. She first started working for CSUN while she was a student and has never left.

Maria Paredes
Development Associate
(818) 677-7854

Maria has spent the last six years of her career fundraising for non-profit organizations. Currently, she is the Development Associate with the CSUN Alumni Relations and Annual Giving team. She works to build the President’s Associates level of giving on campus and annual giving campaigns. As a fundraiser, she is committed to develop resources for organizations that spark, nurture, and sustain the fire of aesthetic and intellectual creativity in communities. She previously held positions with Center Theatre Group, Freewaves, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Dia Art Foundation, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. During her spare time she enjoys drawing and creating art work, but you can always catch her seeing performances at VPAC or other Los Angeles art venues.

Bridget Sullivan
Chapter Programs Associate
(818) 677-7580

Before coming to CSUN, Bridget worked for the rock band REO Speedwagon in the office and on the road. In pursuit of finishing her college degree, she joined the Special Events department at CSUN, where she was involved with presidential related events, including the opening gala for the Valley Performing Arts Center. Years later, an opening allowed her to expand on her event planning skills through volunteer engagement within the Alumni Office and chapter programs. Bridget is expected to receive her B.A. in Liberal Studies with a minor in Marketing in 2016.

Jordan Helo '13, MS '15
Membership & Engagement Coordinator
(818) 677-6882

Jordan is a two-time alum of CSUN, earning her B.S. in 2013 and M.S. in 2015 in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Management. She has been working for CSUN since 2010 and is happy to continue supporting and engaging fellow matadors in her current role. Prior to that, she worked for Warner Brothers and the Los Angeles Clippers. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys coordinating weddings and being one with nature.

Trevor Cole '16
Student & Young Alumni Engagement Coordinator
(818) 677-2000

Trevor recently graduated from CSUN with his B.A. in Music Industry Studies in spring 2016 and is currently working towards his M.S. in Recreational Sport Management. As a student, Trevor worked for the University Student Union as a Student Event Assistant. He was also highly involved in student organizations, serving as the President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and being inducted into Order of Omega (Leadership Honor Society). Trevor is excited to continue working at CSUN and supporting our Students and Young Alumni.

Mimi Edwards '09
Career & Professional Programs Associate
(818) 677-7849

As a proud CSUN alumni and former Residential Life staff member, Mimi has developed a passion for career development and professional success. After receiving her B.A. in Social Sciences in 2009, she worked in multiple capacities within Special Events & HR Development at both NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company. Mimi is excited to be back at CSUN to support our Career & Professional Development programs.

Chelsea Wisenbaker
Development Associate
(818) 677-4112

Prior to working at CSUN, Chelsea spent several years within the non-profit sector, first with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and then with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. She is a proud alumnae of UC Santa Cruz, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology in 2010, and she shares the same pride for CSUN, where she enjoys taking the occasional art class and hopes to one day pursue her Master’s.

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