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Five New Members Join Ventura College Foundation Board

Liz Kraus is an adjunct professor of English, Emirita at Ventura College. After a 20-year career, she recently retired from her teaching position and just published a humorous, non-fiction travel book, "3 Sisters, 3 Weeks, 3 Countries (Still Talking). Kraus began her studies at Ventura College when she was 42 and used scholarships to fund further schooling at Cal State Northridge. The gift of scholarship then came full circle for Kraus as she and her husband created the Liz and Dave Kraus Scholarship for returning students who focus on humanities studies. -- PR Log

The Top 25 Healthcare Technology Leaders of Houston for 2022

Before joining Houston MRI & Diagnostic Imaging, Tudic was a controller at Polaris Medical Imaging, LLC. Earlier in her career, she worked with Houston Medical Imaging as an MRI Technologist. Tudic graduated from California State University, Northridge with an undergraduate degree in accounting. -- Healthcare Technology Report

Britt Vaughan Adds Zonta International Director To Resume

Vaughan, who attended Notre Dame High and earned a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Northridge in English with honors, a master’s in Children’s Literature from the University of Reading in England, and a second master’s in Public Administration with a Non-Profit emphasis from CSUN, envisions significant leaps happening for Zonta International. --My Burbank

Former Extrella Head of Publicity Marco Gonzalez Launches MaGo! PR

Gonzalez holds a master’s degree in communications management from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, language & culture from California State University, Northridge. --TV NewsCheck

City of South Pasadena | Introducing New Executive Staff Members

Belinda Varela is the City’s Human Resources and Risk Manager. Belinda holds a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis on Public Sector Management and Leadership and a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing from California State University Northridge. She has over 15 years in the public sector, with 10 years in Human Resources, handling all facets of Human Resources, including organizational leadership, performance management, talent acquisition, classification, compensation, benefits administration, employee engagement, diversity, equity, inclusion, employee recognition, workers compensation, and employee relations. --South Pasadenan

Living Room Lecture: El Cuervo Adobe

While in graduate school at California State University, Northridge, Betsy was the field director for an NSF funded field school that took place at San Elijo Lagoon here in San Diego. The project was a collaborative effort between UCSD and ASM and Affiliates. As a result of her work on the project, Betsy chose to do her Master’s thesis on the temporal shellfish use at the lagoon spanning the Holocene. --All Events

Littlerock High set to induct four into Alumni Hall of Fame

Brooks, Class of 2007, played in marching band, jazz band and honor band while a student at Littlerock High. Today, she is a registered dietitian based out of Los Angeles. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from California State University, Long Beach. She completed her dietetics internship and master’s in nutritional science at California State University, Northridge. --Antelope Valley News

SERJ TANKIAN Shares Music Visualizer Video For 'Pop Imperialism'

On April 29 of next year, fans of Tankian will also be treated to a unique concert with the debut of "Invocations" at The Soraya in Northridge. Composed and performed by Serj, these new works are symphonic, operatic, emotive and will bring the CSUN Symphony, ethnic instrumentalists and a variety of diverse vocalists, including Tankian, together on stage with a choir for this very special evening of live musical performance. --Blabbermouth

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