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Ambrose Year’s Top Staff Member

Published: July 15, 2015

Marketing and Communications’ Anne Ambrose, who joined CSULB in 2001 as external communications editor in the Office of Public Affairs and Publications, was recently named as the campus’ 2015 Outstanding Staff Member. She is chief editor of the university’s alumni Beach Magazine, an editor and writer for a variety of campus publications and digital content, and a contributor to covering campus news.

Ambrose has spent more than 33 years in higher education communications and marketing including at Whittier Law School, UC Irvine, the CSU Office of the Chancellor and Saddleback College. She began her career as a reporter at the Orange County Register.

At CSULB, she served as a long-time member of Staff Council including multiple terms as secretary and at-large executive committee member and has assisted with a variety of council-sponsored events including Staff Day and Cherishing the Children toy drive. Additionally, she was a staff representative and secretary for the International Education Committee and Advisory Council on Enrollment Management and served as an interim Academic Senator. She is an Alumni Association Commencement volunteer and a member of the Friends of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.

The first in her family to attend college, she earned a B.A. degree in journalism from CSULB in 1976 and M.A. degree in instructional systems technology from CSULB in 1990.

Ambrose is proud of the university┬╣s academic, research and creative opportunities that help turn students into successful alumni. She and her husband, Gary, a 1977 CSULB journalism graduate, live in Huntington Beach and enjoy traveling and bicycling.

–Shayne Schroeder

Anne Ambrose
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Anne Ambrose