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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.


2015 Distinguished Alumni Recipients:

College of the Arts

Alexandra Billings
Award-winning actress; Activist; Assistant Professor, CSULB Theatre Arts
2013, Master of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, CSULB

College of Business Administration

Anna W. Ngai
Restaurant entrepreneur (ret.); philanthropist
1974, Bachelor of Science, Business and Finance, CSULB

College of Education

Phillip Perez
Superintendent, Little Lake City School District
1976, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, CSULB
1976 California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, CSULB
1980, California Bilingual Specialist Teaching Credential, CSULB
1981, Master of Arts, Educational Administration, CSULB
1981, CA Administrative Services Credential, CSULB
1988, Doctorate, Curriculum and Study of Schooling, UCLA

College of Engineering

Hal D. Snyder
Vice President, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Southern California Gas Company
1983, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, CSULB
1996, MBA, Pepperdine University

College of Health and Human Services

Pamela Macdonald Regnier
Director, CSULB Associated Students Isabel Patterson Child Development Center (retired)
1969, Bachelor of Arts, Recreation, CSULB
1975, Elementary and Early Childhood credentials, CSULB

College of Health and Human Services

Naeema Aziz
Chief Operating Officer, Apex Investment Group, Oman
2000, Master of Science, Health Care Administration, CSULB
1985, PhD, Physiology, University of Karachi, Pakistan
1973, MSc Physiology, University of Karachi, Pakistan
1972, BSc (Hons), Neuromuscular Physiology, University of Karachi, Pakistan

College of Liberal Arts

Bill Shumard
President & CEO, Special Olympics of Southern California
1972, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, CSULB

College of Liberal Arts

Michael Houlihan
Co-Founder, Barefoot Wines and New York Times best-selling author
1968, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, CSULB

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:

Jean-Bernard Durand
Associate Professor Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiomyopathy Services
Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Research
Cardiology Fellowship Program Director
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1984, Bachelor of Science, Biology, CSULB
1988, Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

NOMINATE A

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS/A:


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


To further recognize the contributions and accomplishments of these outstanding alumni, consider nominating them as a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus/a, the highest recognition bestowed by the Alumni Association.


The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 6, 2015.
For the guidelines and selection process, click here.


Submit the nomination form through a writeable PDF OR an online application

 

2016 Alumni Awards Banquet
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Please join us in our celebration!

Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Regency Ballroom
5:30 p.m. No-host Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards Program

Business Attire
Check back in Spring 2016 for more information

 

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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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