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Celebrating Distinguished Alumni

CSULB's highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award is bestowed annually in each College by the CSULB Alumni Association. In addition to demonstrated pride and positive affinity for CSULB, awardees have achieved a record of distinction, recognition and accomplishment in their fields and a proven record of leadership and service to their communities and society at large.

The CSULB Alumni Association is proud to acknowledge this year’s recipients.

2016 Distinguished Alumni Recipients:

College of the Arts

Darold B. Cummings

1967, B.S., Art

Aerospace Consultant


College of Business Administration

Jon Storbeck

1982, B.S., Business Administration

Vice President, Disneyland Resort (Ret.)

College of Education

Robert Garcia

2002, B.A., Communication Studies

2010, Ed.D., Higher Education Educational Leadership  

Mayor, City of Long Beach

College of Engineering

Kenneth Wayne Santarelli

1974, B.S., Ocean Engineering

Director, Antelope Valley Engineering Programs, CSULB

College of Health and Human Services

Christopher F. Rohrbach

1995, B.A., Kinesiology

Commander (SEAL) U.S. Navy; Commanding Officer, SEAL Team Two

College of Health and Human Services

Peter James Gravett

1970, B.S., Criminology  

Secretary, California Department of Veteran’s Affairs (Ret.)


College of Liberal Arts

Kevin M. Nagle

1976, B.A., Communication Studies

Chairman & CEO, The Nagle Company Holdings

College of Liberal Arts

Brian Gimmillaro

1970, B.A., Economics

Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball, CSULB

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber

1984, B.A., Chemistry

Executive Director, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Indiana University         





Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni awards.  Deadline is Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.


You know what a great institution Cal State Long Beach is by the people it develops: successful alumni who are making a profound difference in our communities, their chosen fields of expertise, and their alma mater.


For criteria and selection process, click here 

For the writeable PDF nomination application, click here


Alumni Awards Banquet

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Please check back in early Spring 2017 for ticket and sponsorship information.





Past Recipients

For a full list of past recipients of Distinguished Alumni Awards categorized by college, please click on the college banner below.

College of the Arts

College of Business Administration

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Health and Human Services

College of Liberal Arts

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

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