News Release| Alumni Awards Gala; Cal State L.A.


Note to
editors and reporters:

 Call the Public Affairs office at (323) 343-3050 in advance to request
a press pass to the Gala or to request for a detailed biography of an


L.A. Children’s Hospital president/CEO

among Cal State L.A.’s distinguished

Cal State L.A. announces Richard Cordova, 10 others,
as awardees for its
36th gala

Picture of Richard Cordova.
Richard Cordova,
CSULA Alumnus of the Year

Los Angeles, CA – Drum roll, please….
California State University, Los Angeles 

Richard D. Cordova
of ’72)

ent and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital in Los

as the recipient of the University’s 2010 Alumnus of the Year.
Cordova is a Pasadena resident.

Ten outstanding Golden Eagle alumni will also be recognized
during the 36th annual Alumni Awards Gala Thursday, Oct. 21,
at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, on the Cal State L.A. campus.

University Service Award

Susan De Pietro

(’71) is a nurse, attorney and educator.  A Los Angeles-90027 resident,
De Pietro is a part-time faculty member in Cal State L.A.’s School of
Nursing and served as president of the CSULA Alumni Association for the
2009-10 term.

Distinguished Faculty Alumna

Marlene Zepeda

is a professor of child and family studies in the College of Health and
Human Services at Cal State L.A. She is a Los Angeles-90066 resident.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Eric Teitelbaum

Bill Teitelbaum
(‘77), cartoonists, designers and producers (Irvine; Calabasas

Noelia Rodriguez

’86), director,
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
of Government (Boston, MA resident)

James Wilson Davis

’76), president,
The Davis Group, Ltd. (Glendale resident)

Stephen E. Pickett

senior vice president and general counsel, Southern California Edison
Company (La Cañada resident)

Deborah A. Proctor

’76), president
and CEO, St. Joseph Health System (Irvine resident)

Jeffrey S. Silverman

’77), senior vice
president of manufacturing  operations/product development, Abraxis
BioScience (Los Angeles resident)

Outstanding Senior

Benjamin Caron

(B.A., Theatre Arts ’10), Alhambra resident

Outstanding Graduate Student

Anne Hiroe Rodriguez

(M.A., Music ’09), Los Angeles resident

Organized by the

Alumni Association
, the event opens with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. in the
Luckman Gallery. The dinner festivity begins at 6:30 p.m. on the
campus’ Luckman Street of the Arts, followed by an Academy
Awards-style ceremony and multimedia video presentation in the Luckman
Theatre. (Congratulatory ads can be purchased in advance.) For tickets or
more info, call (323) 343-2586 or visit



            Cal State L.A. presents its 36th Annual Alumni
Awards Gala.


Gala honors the achievement of nine CSULA alumni and two students for
their professional achievement, University service, community service
and/or academic achievement.

Thursday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.-VIP reception; 6:30 p.m.-dinner program

             Luckman Fine Arts Complex, on the CSULA
campus. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San
Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 freeways.
Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lot 7 or upper level
Parking Structure C.


            Call the Alumni Association at (323) 343-2586.

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