Name: Larry Tran
Grad Term: Spring 2014
Hometowns: Westminster, CA
High Schools: La Quinta High School, Westminster
Major: Political Science
My name is Larry Tran and this is myBeach Experience:
When I graduated from High School, I wasn’t sure about going to a four-year college, so I decided to first attend Golden West College so that I could eventually transfer to an institution I could be proud of. One day there was a campus tour of CSULB and I decided to go. The tour just blew my mind away and right there and then I knew CSULB was the right place to transfer to. A couple of years later, I am ready to finally graduate.
CSULB provided me with the opportunity to experience college life. I was able to meet new friends and professors, while learning new material in my studies. My studies in political science have prepared me for the real world, and without going to CSULB I would not have had this incredible experience.
I am the first one in my family to be graduating with a bachelor’s degree this spring and I am really excited. I hope to use my education and share it with the world.
CSULB has been a part of my daily life for the past couple of years, so I know I will miss spending time on campus. Life after CSULB will be different, but my experience at The Beach has taught me to be prepared for any situation. My degree will help me explore careers that I would enjoy thanks to all the hard work and studies that my university has offered.
Favorite Professor: Professor Edgar Kaskla, Professor Roger Morton, and Professor Richard Juliano
Favorite Class: English 300-Advanced Composition
Favorite Spot on Campus: : The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. It’s a great way to escape to a quiet and relaxing place on campus.
Favorite Quote: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” -Vince Lombardi
Activities and Organizations: I volunteered at Girls Incorporated of Orange County for one of my classes. It was a great experience reading to and working with the kids there and helping them explore their future careers.
- Larry Tran