May 21, 1996Inaugural Issue


Staff and Student Achievements

Staff Achievements:

Deborah Hammond (University Student Union) was elected president elect of American College Unions-International at its conference in Philadelphia in March.

Michael Hammerschmidt (University Development) has been elected to the Board of Directors of CASE District VII for a term ending June 30, 1997. He is also program chair of the CASE District VIII annual conference in San Diego this December.

He spoke at the National Society of Fund Raising Executives International Conference on "Fund Raising in a Crisis," where he discussed the impact of the Northridge earthquake on Cal State Northridge's fund-raising efforts.

Richard Miller (Counseling Services) coordinated the Southern California Training Directors Conference, hosted by University Counseling Services on campus March 15.

Adele Juarez (International Programs) was elected national vice-president elect of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars, at its national conference. She also received two awards, one recognizing her service as regional vice president 1993-96 and one, the Edward S. Blankenship Award, recognizing her leadership in developing the local chapter. She is the second chapter coordinator to receive the latter award.

KCSN News Staff won second place in the Associated Press TV/Radio Association of California and Nevada in the category "Best Series" for its broadcast "The Northridge Earthquake: One Year Later." Deanne Weller won first place in the category "Best Serious Feature" for her story "Truancy in the Los Angeles School District."

Ed O'Brien's (Undergraduate Studies) play, "Parrish Balister," received a workshop production by Live Creek Productions on New York City's Theatre Row April 26-28.

The Public Relations Department won two awards from the Publicity Club of Los Angeles: for NORTHRIDGE in the category Internal Publication (Nonprofit) and for NORTHRIDGE ALUMNI in the category External Publication (Nonprofit).

Student Achievements:

Beth Burton (Kinesiology) earned All-American honors at the 1996 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. She registered a throw of 59' 4" to place eighth in the 20-pound weight throw.

Six interior design students of Ildiko Choy (Art) swept top honors in the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality 1996 Design Competition by designing a restaurant using a pre-existing space. They were Sana Jamil (1st place), Nina Bisquera (2nd place), Michael Montenegro (3rd place), and Julie Peabody, Terry Seward, and Arsineh Nazarian (honorable mention).

Barbara Ingram (Mass Communications) received a $10,000 grant/internship for research into the public relations use and importance of Internet "home pages" at colleges and universities.

Betsy EdwardsM (Journalism) won an award from the Publicity Club of Los Angeles in the category Student Project for her article "Life on the Mississippi," which appeared in the October 1995 issue of NORTHRIDGE.

May 21, 1996