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CSULB’s Recent Alumni Mixer at 31 Ten Lounge in Santa Monica

Fall RAM

Join fellow recent graduates for a social and networking mixer at 31 Ten, a sophisticated lounge located on the popular Main St. in Santa Monica. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet new people and mingle, you will also be able to connect with Prominent Alumni who live or work in West Los Angeles.

Prominent Alumni are leaders and peers who have excelled in their professional and community accomplishments. They are excited to share their tips for success and offer helpful advice. Get ready for a fun and productive evening!

Complimentary Gourmet Appetizers
$8 Parking in On-site Structure
No Host Bar


Prominent alumni scheduled to attend include:


Karen Baker Landers
Two-Time Academy Award Winner, Sound Editing


Karen Baker Landers received the 2014 Distinguished Alumna Award for the College of the Arts. A sound editor whose work has appeared in more than 70 movies, she is a two-time Academy Award Winner for sound editing - the first woman to hold this distinction. Her Academy Awards are for her work in “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Skyfall.” In partnership with Per Hallberg, they have worked together as a supervising sound editor team at Soundelux in Hollywood for over 25 years and have received seven Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards out of the 27 nominations, three BAFTA Awards, and the 2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Award for Best Sound in a Feature Film for “Green Lantern.” In 2013, Baker Landers was selected as a member of Variety’s “Women’s Impact List.” In her spare time, she works creatively with young sound designers and filmmakers. She also volunteers her time with animal rights and rescue organizations.


Guy Heston
BA, 1973, Radio, TV & Film; MBA, 1987


Guy Heston served as executive vice president/COO for Long Beach Transit (LBT), the public transit agency serving the city of Long Beach and portions of its adjacent cities, until his retirement in 2011. He was employed by Long Beach Transit for 30 years. Guy worked as a broadcast news writer & radio disk jockey for several years. He taught broadcast journalism at LBCC & then worked in media relations & advertising for the Southern California Rapid Transit District. Mr. Heston is very involved in many community service activities and has been actively involved with Leadership Long Beach Board of Directors and Young Horizons. Heston has served on the CSULB Alumni Association board of directors since 2001 and was the president of the 40,000-member organization for two years. He became CSULB's alumni representative to the CSU Alumni Council in 2005 and served as president for 2 years. In addition, he is currently president-elect of the Board of Governors of the Long Beach City College Foundation.


Lucia Kos

BA, 1975, Spanish


Lucia Kos joined Southern California Edison in 1976 and become manager of Edison International's Corporate Contributions and Foundation. In this role, she was responsible for the management of the overall corporate giving strategy, budget and implementation of major initiatives for the corporation. She has sat on various local and national grant-making councils, and received awards for her support of such local youth organizations as the Pomona YMCA and grass roots arts organizations such as the Theater of Hearts in Los Angeles. She has volunteered for many nonprofit organizations through work sponsored activities and through her personal interests such as Los Angeles' Weingart Center and the Alzheimer's Association. She has been a mentor to young people both in her family and among students she met through the Edison student intern program. Lucia currently serves on the Alumni Associations board of directors, and is a 2005 Distinguished Alumna for the College of Liberal Arts.


Dr. Jerome Zack

MS, 1980, Medical Microbiology


Dr. Jerome Zack, 2011 Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine as well as Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1991, and teaches the undergraduate Immunology course. Dr. Zack is also the Director of the UCLA Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). He is best known for his innovative work on how the AIDS virus (HIV) replicates and causes disease, and in developing new therapeutic approaches for eradicating the AIDS virus. Dr. Zack holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine; an M.S. in Medical Microbiology from California State University, Long Beach; and a Ph.D. in Immunology from University of Texas Southwestern. Among his many honors, Dr. Zack is the recipient of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s “Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award,” an NIH Merit Award for his work “In Vivo Pathogenesis of HIV 1,” and the Ohio State University Center for Retrovirus Research “Distinguished Research Career Award."



Alumni Association Members (Limit 2) $15
Non-Members $20

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Event General Information

Dates & Time
Thursday, October 2
6 - 8 p.m.

31 Ten Lounge
3110 Main St.,
Santa Monica, CA 90405

More Information
RSVP by purchasing your ticket no later than Monday, September 29. For questions, contact Ilana at or by phone at (562)985-5880