CSULA Alumni Association.

Portrait of Jorge Ramirez.

Jorge Ramirez ’04

Dear Fellow Cal State L.A. Alumni,

It is a privilege and a pleasure to introduce myself as the
newly elected president of the CSULA
Alumni Association
! The Association is embarking on a road of change this
year; it will embrace new technology and strategic alliances to better serve the
members of the alumni community. As president, I am committed to continuing the
development of innovative services that meet the needs of our global alumni

The Association is a membership-driven, nonprofit organization.
Through your membership, it mobilizes volunteer support for the CSU and Cal State L.A., encourages communication
among alumni, offers services and benefits to members, and provides scholarships
and programs that benefit students. The Association also hosts networking
events, organizes continuing education and career development workshops, and
boasts the Alumni Mentoring Program!

If you are not already a member of the Association, please join
online at The
Association’s staff may also be contacted by e-mail at or via phone at (323) 343-ALUM (2586).

I urge you to stay connected by getting involved with YOUR Alumni Association! If you are already a
member, thank you for your support!


Jorge Ramirez ’04

President, CSULA Alumni Association

p.s. Don’t forget to check out all the exciting member benefits


CSULA Alumni Mentoring Program.
Alumnus mentors student.

Mentor Paul Gomez ’88 and mentee Micaela Flores ’09 discuss career choices and network opportunities.


CSULA Mentoring Program links current students with alumni,
or alumni with alumni, to obtain valuable, firsthand career and education
related advice. With your support, the mentoring program serves as a forum where
students and alumni receive insight and direction on educational options, goal
setting, career choices, potential employers and networking opportunities.

By sharing your experience, you can help shape and define the
professional future of students and alumni, while networking with fellow mentors
and mentees.

You are invited to join us…

  • Speed Mentoring – November 4, 6 p.m., University-Student Union, Los Angeles Room C
  • Strengthen your Mentor/Mentee Connection – February 3, 6 p.m., University-Student Union, Los Angeles Room C
  • Speed Mentoring – May 12, 6 p.m., University-Student Union, Los Angeles Room C

Our next program will be a Speed Mentoring Event on Wednesday
November 4.
To reserve your seat, please e-mail Maria Ubago ’98, ’06
or call (323) 343-ALUM(2586).


CSULA Alumni Networks need YOU!

The CSULA Alumni
is actively looking for dedicated and exceptional leaders to
assist in developing, enhancing and strengthening the Alumni Networks.

Alumni Networks provide members who have the same academic or
professional field an opportunity to host events and meet for a common reason.
Currently, the Association has five networks: Business, Education, Engineering,
Entertainment and the Arts, and Nursing. These networks enable members to
interact with fellow alumni for professional and social purposes, and serve as a
link between alumni, the University, the Association, and current students and

If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail James
Cuaresma at
or call (323) 343-ALUM (2586).


Gone Green.

Your CSULA Alumni
is doing its part to better serve you, our member, and help the
environment by placing a greater emphasis on electronic communications than ever

The Association will be e-mailing event invitations,
announcements of new benefits and programs, membership renewals, and other
exciting news. The Association encourages you to keep your preferred e-mail
addresses current in our records so
that you will continue to receive communication. Please visit to update your
information. You may also e-mail updates to


The Economy and Your Finances

Fitness Forum logo.

With economic
recovery on the horizon, financial stability and security are more important
than ever. In this uncertain landscape, your
CSULA Alumni Association is here to
help. You’re invited to attend an interactive fast-paced workshop on
November 12 at 6 p.m., featuring expert speakers on creating a financial plan,
building an investment portfolio and mortgage rates and lending. The workshop
will be held at Monterey Hill Restaurant, 3700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park.

Register by November 5 at
or call the Association at (323) 343-ALUM(2586). The event is $5.00 for
Association members and $25.00 for non-members.