Joyce Glantz ’80 (M.A., Geography) celebrated the CSUN graduation of her grandson, Dustan Glantz ’16 (Marketing), a third-generation Matador. Also attending the ceremony was Joyce’s daughter and Dustan’s aunt, Rosalyn Glantz ’10 (Interior Design).
Kari Souza Contreras ’87 (Political Science) returned to campus 29 years after her first CSUN graduation — as a graduate student at the Tseng College of Extended Learning, pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree, with a focus on management and leadership. Contreras also noted that she’s attending CSUN with her 18-year-old niece, Emily Ann Grigsby, who started her freshman year in August after graduating from Chaminade College Preparatory High School. Grigsby’s mother (Contreras’ sister), Katie Grigsby ’94 (Poltical Science), and father, Scott Grigsby, are also Matadors.
Erick A. Buitrago ’02 (Kinesiology - Athletic Training, pictured above) and fiance Jennifer Mastopietro ’07 (Psychology) celebrated the birth of their first child, Alaina Rose, in 2016. In the fall, Buitrago also marked his 10-year anniversary as a full-time employee of CSUN Sports Medicine, providing medical care for Matador student-athletes. He works with the CSUN men’s soccer team, which won the 2016 Big West Tournament and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.