Marcia Godwin ’90 (M.P.A., Public Administration) was promoted to professor of public administration at the University of La Verne, where she also serves as director of the M.P.A. program. She co-edited The Roads to Congress 2016 and frequently provides commentary on policy and elections issues for newspapers in Southern California.


Carrie McAuliffe ’95 (Health Education) was named the 2017 Woman Making a Difference by Soroptimist International of Oxnard, at the organization’s “Live Your Dream” awards ceremony in May. McAuliffe was honored for co-founding Heart 2 Heart, a nonprofit that has provided foster and kinship families of Ventura County for more than a decade with items such as backpacks, clothing, bedding, pajamas, hygiene items and toys.


Felix Brenner ’96 (Music) has been busy composing music and working in film and TV since graduating from CSUN. His original orchestral work has been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Boston Pops. Brenner and his filmmaking partner are working on post-production of their first feature-length film, a thriller called Voyeur. Their previous film, a short called The Death of Salvador Dali, has been internationally distributed along with the film’s soundtrack. As a music engineer, Brenner worked with artists including The Shins, Shelby Lynne, Sean Lennon, Air Supply, The Warlocks, Concrete Blonde and Harry Dean Stanton. As a musician, his instruments of choice include piano, classical guitar, clarinet, percussion and a wide array of electronic instruments.


Lesley GoldbergLesley Goldberg ’98 (Journalism, pictured above left) was named Online Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club. She has covered entertainment as The Hollywood Reporter’s television news editor for the past four years, after starting there as a copy editor in 2003.