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January 2014

News and Information for CSUDH Alumni and Friends

Save the Date: The Investiture of President Willie J. Hagan

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President Hagan Represents CSUDH in Martin Luther King Jr. Kingdom Day Parade.

On Jan. 20, University President Willie J. Hagan and the CSUDH Cheer Squad were part of the procession in the annual South Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade, widely considered the largest parade in the nation honoring the legacy of Dr. King.

Alumna Eileen Yoshimura: History Repeats Itself

Alumna Eileen Yoshimura (Class of ’80), director of financial management at Port of Los Angeles.

It is often said that history repeats itself. This is true for alumna Eileen Yoshimura. At least in one context.

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Calling All Toro Alumnus Over "50"

It's time to reconnect with your alma mater California State University, Dominguez Hills, by joining OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). OLLI is a remarkable learning-in-retirement organization designed to offer individuals 50+ years of age an opportunity to renew their interests, meet like-minded adults, and benefit from social and cultural activities.

OLLI offers unique learning experiences—computers courses such as iPad, tennis, genealogy, a book club, and movies to name but a few. I was familiar with computers before OLLI, but I swore that Facebook was a path I would never go down—until I joined OLLI. I took an OLLI Facebook class and now I’m able to see what my kids are saying about me!

Included in the annual membership fee are many presentations by CSUDH faculty members who volunteer their time to teach the Osher Lecture Series. Additional classes are available for a modest fee. And no grades or tests are required—just loads of interaction and fun!

One of the highlights of OLLI is the summer movie series. We watch older movies and it takes me back—“Murder on the Orient Express” for example. And the discussion with others after the movie is both rewarding and exhilarating.

I encourage you to contact the OLLI office at (310) 243-3208, or by email at  to get all the necessary information. We even have a website—

Looking forward to seeing you back on campus and in the classroom!

Frankie Stewart, OLLI Ambassador
BA, Sociology, 1983
MA, Behavioral Sciences with a discipline in Gerontology, 1986

California State University, Dominguez Hills President’s Update

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Alumni Notes

Jeanne Allen (MA., ’82) will have her artwork exhibited in a solo show titled “Color Field Artist Solo” in the Pacific Palisades Library Gallery at 861 Alma Real Dr., Pacific Palisades, from January 4 through February 28. A past museum curator, art teacher, and art historian in addition to a painter, Allen has painted impressionism, plein air, and now concentrates on Color Field technique. She has worked in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink, ceramics, silver, graphic arts, sculpture, collage, mixed media.

Greg Crawford (M.P.A., ’07) has been appointed as the new dean of the Faculty of Science at the University Of Ontario, Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario. Crawford was previously dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Vancouver Island University, and also spend 12 years at Humboldt State University as professor and chair of the Department of Oceanography and interim associate dean of Marine Sciences.

Rev. Willie L. McDaniel (M.P.A., ’89) has been appointed as the new pastor of Curry Temple C.M.E. Church in Compton. Ordained in 1984 as an elder, Pastor McDaniel has led several C.M.E. parishes, including Carter Temple in Dallas, Tex.; Central Metropolitan in Jacksonville, Fla.; and St. Stephen in Fairfield, Calif.  Locally, he served as pastor at Amos Temple in Riverside, Warren Chapel in San Pedro, and St. Mark in Los Angeles

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Upcoming Events

Join Now for FREE Reconnect and recommit to CSU Dominguez Hills by joining the Alumni Association. This is your opportunity to help strengthen CSU Dominguez Hills as the premier public educational institution of the South Bay. A Lifetime Membership is now available for all alumni without charge! Active alumni will be able to take advantage of a wide variety of discounts and affinity programs. Become active today by completing the online Alumni Information Update form or call (310) 243-2237.

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Upcoming Events

Cultural Events Mark Black History Month at CSUDH

An Evening With Wil Haygood
Author of "The Butler: A Witness to History" Tues., Feb. 18
Time: 6:00pm
Book Signing: 7:00pm
Location: Loker Student Union, CSUDH

2014 CSU New York/Tri-State Alumni Reception
Thur., Feb. 27
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: University Club of New York
1 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Join us for Networking, Hosted Bar and Hors D ’Oeuvres
As a CSUDH Alumni, President Hagan would like you to be his guest.
There is no cost for you to attend this event.

Pre-event registration required. To register email Ajia Richardson or call (310) 243-2237.  Space is limited. Registration closes February 24 or at sell out.

A business attire dress code is in effect at all times in the University Club.

Sixth Annual Labor, Social and Environmental Justice Fair
Thur., April 24
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Outdoor fair 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Upton Sinclair Symposium at California State University, Dominguez Hills

Free• Live Entertainment • Speakers • Films • Refreshments

For additional information contact the Labor Studies Dept. and Club at (310) 243 –3583 or email Vivian Price  or visit the website.

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