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Neill inducted into CIF-SS Hall of Fame

Neill started coaching her younger sister’s softball when she was 14 and had her own team when she was 16. She coached at Paraclete while attending Antelope Valley College, and was gone for two years while she matriculated at California State University Northridge, where she helped start the softball team from 1977-78. She came back to Paraclete in 1979 where she started coaching as the junior varsity coach for girls basketball and an assistant softball coach. In 1980, she was the head coach of the softball, girls volleyball and girls basketball varsity teams. -- Antelope Valley Press

ATP Welcomes Christine Jerian as Chief Development Officer

Christine holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Studies an d Planning from the California State University Northridge. A Chicago native, she resides in Los Angeles with her family. -- Asberez

Men of Accomplishment

Steve O’Connell is president and chief executive officer of North Island Credit Union. Under his leadership for the past 10 years, North Island has achieved outstanding financial performance and introduced numerous innovations to achieve significant transformation, growth, and member service enhancements across every area of operations. Under his guidance, North Island’s 2021 financial performance was stronger than most peers in its industry. He serves as board member of the San Diego’s Classroom of the Future Foundation, an organization that bridges technology gaps for at-risk youth and provides school funding through private industry. Through his direction, North Island Credit Union contributed more than $600,000 in 2021 to assist hundreds of local schools, educators, military families, and community-based programs. Over the past five years under O’Connell’s leadership North Island has invested over $2 million in local communities, awarded $145,000 in 290 teacher grants, and provided $355,000 in college scholarships. North Island has new partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego to support multiple programs. He is a graduate of Cal State Northridge. -- San Diego Metro Magazine

The fall of Nury Martinez: A blunt talker undone by her words

Martinez, 49, is a product of the San Fernando Valley: She graduated from San Fernando High School and Cal State Northridge. During that time, she worked at a nonprofit focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and later at the nonprofit Pacoima Beautiful, which focuses on environmental justice. -- Los Angeles Times

La caída de Nury Martínez: Una oradora contundente afectada por sus propias palabras

Martínez, de 49 años, es un producto del Valle de San Fernando: Se graduó en el instituto de San Fernando y en Cal State Northridge. Durante ese tiempo, trabajó en una organización sin ánimo de lucro centrada en la prevención del VIH/SIDA y, posteriormente, en la organización sin ánimo de lucro Pacoima Beautiful, que se centra en la justicia medioambiental. -- Los Angeles Times (in Spanish)

Top 5 reasons why Fil-Am singer Kurt Tijamo should be on your radar

Kurt lives and breathes MUSIC. The truth is, Kurt Tijamo is no accidental singer. He has a Master’s degree in classical voice and opera performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He obtained his college degree in music from the California State University Northridge and presently, he is pursuing further professional studies in voice from SFCM. -- Manila Bulletin