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Stuart L. Farber (right) and Patricia Farber

Stuart L. Farber (right) and Patricia Farber

Farber Fitness Room Dedicated

On November 8, dean of students and professor emeritus Stuart L. Farber, and his wife Patricia Farber, were honored at a dedication ceremony for the Farber Fitness Room in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Stuart is a former athlete at Long Beach Poly High School, Long Beach City College and UCLA and Patricia is a former gymnast, track athlete and CSULB cheerleader. Among those in attendance at the dedication were Vice President Doug Robinson, Student Services; Vice President Andrea Taylor, University Relations and Development; Director Dave Edwards, University Student Union; and 2010-2011 student body officers James Ahumada, Lucy Nguyen and Jameson Nyeholt.

Nesseth Honored

At a Women in Philanthropy event held April 28 in Costa Mesa, CSULB alumna and Gemological Institute of America credentialed gemologist Mona Nesseth gave a presentation on “The History of Diamonds.” In her remarks, Nesseth presented facts about diamonds and shared tips on how to wisely purchase jewelry. Some unique pieces were modeled by CSULB alumna Julia Argyros. Currently, Nesseth is a contributor to the “All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals” exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Natural History, a jewelry and gem exhibition that will remain on display through 2012.

At a reception hosted by Vice President Doug Robinson on May 13, President F. King Alexander honored Nesseth with a special award for her service to the university. The establishment of campus fashion shows was one of Nesseth's many contributions to CSULB during her undergraduate years. Following the reception, Nesseth and her family and friends attended the 2011 Campus Couture Fashion Show in the Carpenter Center.

Thompson Scholarship Update

CSULB alumni Fusako and Bruce Thompson, class of ’67, exemplify “giving back” to their alma mater. Through deferred giving and estate planning, the Thompsons recently enhanced the scholarship they established in 2007. The Thompsons married during their junior year at CSULB and, after graduation, they had effectual careers in education. Now retired, the Thompson’s place a high value on education and enjoy helping others achieve their academic goals. Their generosity will make a difference in the lives of many future students at The Beach.