Jan. 26, 2021
Volume 8, Edition 13
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Matadors Deliver the Vaccine

Students and alumni of CSUN’s health programs were instrumental in delivering the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in California. Dozens of CSUN nursing students are assisting with vaccinations at local hospitals. In Northern California, Terri Stratton ’78 (Health Science), M.P.H. ’85 (Public Health), the chief executive officer of El Dorado Community Health Centers, is overseeing efforts to vaccinate thousands of individuals in her community.


CSUN President Beck: ‘Our Work Holds the Promise of a Brighter Future’

In her first remarks to CSUN’s faculty, new university President Erika D. Beck reinforced the connection of the institution’s work to its loftiest purposes, noting that its commitment to inclusive excellence makes it a role model in public higher education.

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CSUN associate professor of biology Jonathan Kelber.

Biology Professor Honored as CSUN’s First CSUPERB Faculty Research Awardee

Jonathan Kelber, associate professor of biology, is the first CSUN faculty member to receive the California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) Faculty Research Award. The award honors a faculty member within the CSU who has made a significant impact through their research and creation of a biotechnology-related research program.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Financial Freedom: An Educator’s Look at Debt and Money, Jan. 27

The Education Alumni Chapter will host an evening with CSUN alumna and educator Genein Letford. Learn the strategies she used to eliminate $100,000 of debt while on a teacher’s salary.

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Artisanal Pizza Cooking Class, Feb. 10

Join CSUN Alumni and the Marilyn Magaram Center’s first virtual cooking class of 2021. During a Valentine’s Day-themed lesson, chef Harold Avila will teach the techniques to craft the perfect artisanal pizza.

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Men’s Soccer’s Daniel Trejo Drafted in First Round by LAFC

CSUN forward Daniel Trejo was selected by Los Angeles Football Club in the first round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. He’s the second Matador ever selected in the SuperDraft first round.

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