Randie Gottlieb ’73 (Art), ’75 (Teaching Credential) founded the UnityWorks Program in Washington state, which is designed to improve race relations by educating staff and K-12 students about living in a diverse society. The nonprofit UnityWorks Foundation, based in Yakima, Wash., is working with 11 schools and looking to expand. Gottlieb’s work as a multicultural educator has taken her to more than 30 countries, including 11 years in Puerto Rico. There, she managed an international training center and founded a Montessori-based elementary school with her husband, Steven, a pediatrician.
William Irion ’75 (History) is a global trade facilitator. He lives and works in Santa Paula, Calif., as well as Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. He has owned his company, Irion Enterprises, since 1996, which focuses on agribusiness, foods and consulting in Japan and China. He also helps bring experts to Kunming and authored English marketing materials for the Kunming National Economic and Technological Development Zones to help attract foreign direct investment.
Hiza Yoo ’76 (M.M., Music Composition) recently married and is the director of Hiza Yoo Korean Dance Institute, located just south of the CSUN campus. She also coordinated an international festival in October at Woodley Park on behalf of the San Fernando Valley Korean American Association.
Cary Ginell ’77 (Radio-Television Broadcasting) was elected president of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings. Ginell is the author of nine books on music history and is a winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. He works as a theater and concert critic for the Acorn Newspapers and BroadwayWorld.com; manages his own blog, VC On Stage, which tracks the Ventura County theater scene; and plays flute and directs the Sedalia Ragtime Orchestra.
Jack Turchin ’78 (Radio and Television Production, pictured above) worked as a bank teller after graduating from CSUN, until 1984, when he and his LA high school bandmates reunited their classic rock ‘n’ roll band, Lil’ Elmo and the Cosmos. The band has played worldwide and is currently playing in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.
Peter Flanderka ’79 (Journalism) was named a Super Lawyer in the 2017 edition of Southern California Super Lawyers. Flanderka, a partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, focuses on employment litigation in the public and private sectors, and he handles matters alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, civil rights violation, breach of contract, wage and hour violation, defamation, and related emotional distress. He also counsels employers on employment issues and compliance with state and federal laws. He earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School.
William Wang ’79 (Computer Science) has published four videos on YouTube, related to his recent book, HOYEN: Hoyen Parapsychology. The book is available on Amazon.