• Shaking hands

    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • Photo of 2014 DAA recipients

    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 a listing of Alumni news

Photo of Andy GrammerAndy Grammer on Why It’s Good to be Alive

The past few months have been a good kind of hectic for Andy Grammer. The singer-songwriter and 2007 CSUN music alumnus who brought us the hit song Honey, I’m Good released his second album, Magazines or Novels, on Aug. 5, and he debuted on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on Sept. 14. Continue reading about Andy Grammer.

Photo of Jonathan MelendezCSUN Alumnus Dares You Not to Get Hungry

By visiting Jonathan Melendez’s food and photography blog, The Candid Appetite, you’re in danger of committing at least two of the seven deadly sins. Lust and gluttony come to mind as a digital slideshow scrolls scenes of Bratwurst, Beer & Cheddar Pretzel Pot Pie, Spicy Sausage Potato and Kale Pizza, and Vanilla Apple Crumble. Continue reading about Jonathan Melendez.

Photo of Vice President, Joe BidenCSUN alumnus’ company Pick My Solar meets Biden, works with Google

California State University, Northridge alumnus and Pick My Solar CEO Max Aram ’13 (M.S., Manufacturing Systems Engineering) was in Kansas City on Nov. 16 representing his company at the Kauffman Foundation’s One in a Million Contest. Continue reading about Pick My Solar.

Matadors Give Back, Giving Tuesday 12/01/15CSUN Announces Second Annual Giving Tuesday Event

This Dec. 1, California State University, Northridge will be teaming up with internal and external organizations to participate in the nationwide Giving Tuesday event, where donations will be collected to help the less fortunate in the San Fernando Valley region. Continue reading about the event.

Michael Grillo '71 (Business Administration) has worked on more than 100 feature film productions in directorial and production roles. He most recently was the executive producer of Marvel Studios' Ant-Man/ Photo by Lee ChooMichael Grillo: A Full-Circle Production

Michael Grillo ’71 (Business Administration) had just walked out of the Valley Performing Arts Center on a calm autumn morning still in awe of the scale of the building and the beauty inside and out. There was a student to his left playing a saxophone and providing a soundtrack to his California State University, Northridge reunion. Continue reading about Michael Grillo.

Frank Lala '78 has been honored with numerous awards for his work on behalf of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.Frank Lala: a Dynamic Leader for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

It’s clear that Frank Lala ’78 (Community Health Education) has affection for quoting important thinkers and doers. Continue reading about Frank Lala.

2015 Dorothea "Granny" Heitz Award recipient David Malone.2015 Volunteer Service Awards Honor ’81 Grad, Former Psych Professor and 37 CSUN Devotees

Those words could describe the attitude of many of the recipients of the California State University, Northridge Alumni Association’s 2015 Volunteer Service Awards about receiving their honors. On, Friday, Oct. 23, CSUN will recognize them for their contributions to the university at the 14th-annual awards event at the Hilton Woodland Hills. Continue reading about the volunteer service awards.

Photo of Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes’ Elevation to CSUN Alumni Association President

New CSUN Alumni Association President Carlos Fuentes ’82 (Political Science) has clear objectives for the future of the organization. Fuentes, a former student government leader and student-athlete at CSUN who... Continue reading about Carlos Fuentes.

Photo of Michelle DeYoungA Powerful Voice Returns to CSUN

The Valley Performing Arts Center has felt power before, but feeling homegrown power like this is unique. Three-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano... Continue reading about Michelle DeYoung.

Photo of Ty TramblieA Measure of Success: CSUN Alumnus Ty Tramblie Is a Pro Volleyball Champ

It was an underdog mentality — the same one that California State University, Northridge alumnus Ty Tramblie ’04 (Humanities) has embraced for most of his volleyball-paying career — that helped him win his first-ever AVP Pro Beach Volleyball title... Continue reading about Ty Tramblie.


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