June 23, 2020
Volume 7, Edition 33
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CSUN Honors Six Graduates with Special Recognition

Of the more than 11,700 Matadors eligible to graduate from CSUN in May, six individuals were singled out for special recognition as outstanding graduating students. This year’s Wolfson Scholar, the highest honor awarded to a graduating senior, was Omar Ullah of Palmdale, who wants to become a primary care physician for traditionally underserved members of his community.


As It Elects a New Chair, CSUN Foundation Board Reflects on America’s Long Fight for Justice

The CSUN Foundation, the nonprofit responsible for accepting and managing university-related philanthropic funds, announced the election of a new board chair and directors. Philanthropic support of CSUN totaled more than $70 million during the term of outgoing chair Robert Myman ’67 (Political Science), left. The new chair is Robert D. Taylor ’82 (Engineering), right, a private equity investor and management consultant whose work has focused on increasing economic opportunity and racial justice in Los Angeles and nationally.

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Alex Winter, Amy Stoch and Keanu Reeves.

Amy Stoch’s Excellent Adventure: CSUN Alumna Returns for ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’

Amy Stoch ’03 (M.A., Theatre History) returns to the beloved “Bill and Ted” movie series as Missy, Bill’s stepmother, in the upcoming third installment, “Bill and Ted Face the Music.”

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Here Are Some Delicious, Alumni-Owned Eateries You Can Support

Small business owners, including many in the CSUN alumni community, have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. When you’re planning your next meal or need a coffee or dessert fix, check out these businesses in the CSUN family.

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Masked Heroes of CSUN: The Employees Keeping the Lights On and the Campus Green

A smattering of staff members — those whose work is tied to the bricks, mortar, grounds, technology and other essential functions of the university — are working on an unusually quiet campus. University photographer Lee Choo captured some of them in socially distant portraits.

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There’s Still Time to Register for CSUN Summer Classes

You don’t have to be a CSUN student to register for summer classes. This year, summer session is offered in a virtual format. The third and final session of classes begins July 8.

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