Welcome to the California State University, Northridge Alumni Association. CSUN alumni have every right to be proud. With more than 40,000 students the demand to attend your alma mater grows stronger each year. The Alumni Association understands the importance of not only keeping alumni informed, but providing you with the ability to reunite and network with one another for personal and professional benefit. Staying in touch with fellow alumni and the university is one of the main benefits of membership in the Alumni Association.
CSUN was a catapult for Cindy Chernow ’78 (Anthropology), M.A. ’91 (Counseling and Guidance) — the newest president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors — to develop into a public speaker, alumni relations star and entrepreneur. Continue reading about Cindy Chernow, CSUN’s Newest Alumni Association President.
Drums thumped and Aztec dancers moved to the rhythm of a beat. Fists punched skyward and purposeful chants filled the air. The throng of people walked briskly from Boyle Heights on the way to Downtown LA. The group was protesting a potential prison being built in its neighborhood. mark! Lopez M.A. ’15 (Chicana/Chicano Studies) was young at the time — so young that he was pushed in a stroller during the protest. Continue reading about mark! Lopez.
Few names are as synonymous with modern American music as Mike Curb ’09 (Hon.D.). He’s a living legend whose name graces a record label — Curb Records — and arts schools across the nation, including his alma mater, CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. Continue reading about Mike Curb.
Soraya Fallah stepped up to a podium in the Anaheim Convention Center and spoke for the voiceless. Her subject: children with disabilities from Middle Eastern, North African and Southwest Asian backgrounds. Many of them grew up in war zones, in countries such as Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Sudan and Syria. Some are born with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Other injuries and issues were born of explosions and gunfire. Continue reading about Soraya Fallah.
Alumna Uses Counseling and Psychology Background from CSUN to Become San Francisco Teacher of the Year
There was a nagging itch that wouldn’t leave Betty Kradjian-Momjian ’88 (Psychology), M.S. ’92 (Counseling) soon after graduating from California State University, Northridge. Continue reading about Betty Kradjian-Momjian.
The numbers were not on his side. Marquis Williams ’14 (Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Management) bounced around between 10 different foster homes, attended more than a dozen schools between the ages of 8 and 12 and held a 1.9 GPA in high school. Continue reading about Marquis Williams.
California State University, Northridge was well represented July 20 with five alumni among the 22 teachers honored by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) at the annual Teacher of the Year Luncheon. Continue reading about the LAUSD Teachers of the Year Luncheon.
As the bass guitarist for Los Angeles rock band Love and a .38, Justin Emord ’12 (Communication Studies) is used to being in front of crowds of rock ‘n’ roll fanatics. Continue reading about Justin Emord.
Clayton Cameron’s entire childhood revolved around music. He began drumming on oatmeal boxes at age 6, he habitually listened to his dad’s Miles Davis jazz records, and he was hooked on music-related TV shows such as American Bandstand, The Lawrence Welk Show and Soul Train. Once he got his first drum set at 12, he was hooked. Continue reading about Clayton Cameron.
On May 26, 1969, 18-year-old Jon Sutherland sat underneath his favorite tree near the California State University, Northridge baseball field and prayed. Sutherland ’78 (Radio-Television Broadcasting), who had suffered a 95 percent tear of the peroneal nerve in his lower leg eight weeks prior, was cleared earlier that day by his doctor to start running again, but was unsure how his body would hold up. Continue reading about Jon Sutherland.
Diane Franklin ’16 (English) often compares her life to the story of the tortoise and the hare. First, she was the hare. After a modeling career that begin at the age of 10, Franklin moved on to acting, where by the end of her 20s, she played main roles in The Last American Virgin, Better off Dead, Amityville II: The Possession and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Continue reading about Diane Franklin.
Isela Lieber was 17 years old when she left behind everything she knew. In 1988, she set out on her own from Guayaquil, a small city in Ecuador, for New York City — without a high school education or a word of English. Continue reading about Isela Lieber.
Liberty Zabala ’12 (Broadcast Journalism) didn’t know it at the time, but the beginning of her career as a journalist started when she was 5 years old. Continue reading about Liberty Zabala.
Gabriel Chavez ’14 (Radiologic Sciences) couldn’t hold back tears. It was a simple question that led to his emotion. “Why did you give back to CSUN?” Continue reading about Gabriel Chavez.