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Dear Nazarian College Students:


I hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving break and were able to relax and reboot before final exams.


As 2021 comes to a close, I am reminded of the many challenges you’ve faced in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of you may have lost someone close, and many of you know someone who has lost a loved one. Yet, you have persevered and continue to be resilient, moving forward with your educational pursuit with grit and determination. I am proud of you.


On that note, I’m looking forward to a bright, healthy start to the new year with high hopes of commencing in-person classes and activities in a safe manner. Moreover, I want to remind you of a few items before we break for the new year.


First, we've recently received a gift from alumna Emily Serebryany to create the Emily Serebryany Leadership Fund in Entrepreneurship, which is open to all full-time CSUN students and is awarded to those who can demonstrate a viable entrepreneurial business idea that is in need of seed funds to acheive the next level of development. If this sounds like you, I highly encourage you to apply.


Second, for those of you interested in gaining experiential learning in the field of taxation, the CSUN VITA Clinic is currently looking for volunteers for the VITA Tax Season 2022. The CSUN VITA Clinic provides a cost-free income tax assistance service to low-income taxpayers residing in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. There are many benefits of being a VITA volunteer such as making an impact in the community, becoming an IRS-Certified Tax Preparer, understanding income tax law and developing your oral communication and leadership skills. The opportunity is open to all majors with no prior experience requirement. If you are interested, please complete a volunteer application. For more information, e-mail


Lastly, make sure to check the Matadors Forward page for information about returning to campus and the upcoming spring 2022 semester.


That's all for now.


Wishing you the best of luck on final exams and a wonderful winter break. Please stay safe.




Chandra Subramaniam, Ph.D.


David Nazarian College of Business & Economics




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