Cal State L.A.
Who's Who of Cal State L.A. Alumni
Alumnus of the Year Award
University Service Award
Distinguished Faculty Alumnus Award
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Note: Titles of recipients appear as they existed at the time awards were presented.
ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD
(formerly Outstanding Alumnus Award)
1973 - Joseph Wambaugh, '60, '68, novelist
1974 - Carlton Blanton, '58, '69, faculty, Cal State L.A.
1975 - Billy Barty, att. '49 and '75, entertainer
1976 - Billie Jean King, att. '61-'64; Larry King, '66, tennis professionals
1977 - The Honorable Michael D. Antonovich, '63, '67, member of L.A. County Board of Supervisors
1978 - Robert Zillgitt, '60, executive, J.C. Penney
1979 - The Honorable Diane Watson, '67, senator, California
1980 - The Honorable Esteban Torres, U.S. congressman
1981 - The Honorable Mervyn Dymally, '54, U.S. congressman, former Lt. Governor
1982 - William Anton, '52, '54, superintendent, LAUSD
1983 - Sherman Block, '68, Los Angeles County Sheriff
1984 - Florence LaRue, '66, entertainer, 5th Dimension
1985 - Donald T. Sterling, '56, owner, Los Angeles Clippers
1986 - Robert Weiland, '79, wheelchair marathon runner
1987 - The Honorable Maxine Waters, '71, U.S. congresswoman
1988 - Barry Gordon, '86, president, Screen Actors Guild
1989 - Thomas W. Okita, '89, research scientist
1990 - The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, '65, U.S. congresswoman
1991 - George L. Pla, '72, president, Cordoba Corporation
1992 - Elliott J. Dixon, '60, '64, attorney at law
1993 - Rodrigio T. Garcia, '93, founder and first president, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
1994 - Mark A. Kroeker, '70, deputy chief of police, LAPD
1995 - David R. Barclay, '61, corporate vice president, workforce diversity, Hughes Electronics Corporation
1996 - James D. Hornbuckle, '64, former regional vice president, Southern California Edison; interim dean, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Cal Poly Pomona
1997 - Sharon Hutson Morris, '76, interim general manager, Department of Animal Regulation, City of Los Angeles; former deputy mayor, Los Angeles
1998 - Stephen Cooley, '70, head deputy district attorney, Los Angeles County
1999 - Ronnie C. Chan, '72, '74, chairman, Hang Lung Development Group
UNIVERSITY SERVICE AWARD
(formerly Alumni Award of Merit)
1977 - Richard Griffin, '70, president, Cal State L.A. Alumni Association
1978 - John A. Greenlee, president emeritus, Cal State L.A.
1979 - Susan Wilstein, '80, Cal State L.A. Foundation Board
1980 - Anna Bing Arnold, donor, Cal State L.A. Children's Center
1981 - Francis Arnone, chairman of the board, CEO, Broadway Stores
- - - Carol Numrich, '68, director of development, Pacific Oaks College
1982 - Andrew Krinock, '62, partner, Arthur Anderson
- - - Philip D. Vairo, president, Worcester College
1983 - The Honorable Michael D. Antonovich, '52, '54, L.A. county supervisor
1984 - No Award Given
1985 - The Honorable Teresa Hughes, California assemblywoman
1986 - No Award Given
1987 - Jaime A. Escalante, '73, '77, noted math educator
1988 - Frank E. Romero, att. '59-'67, artist/muralist
1989 - No Award Given
1990 - Michael Feinstein, vocalist/pianist
1991 - Victoria M. Castro, '73, board member, LAUSD
1992 - Tom Bradley, mayor, City of Los Angeles
1993 - Wesley Ru, '78, president, Western Badge and Trophy
1994 - Dan Towler, minister, Cal State L.A. Campus Ministries
1995 - Donald O. Dewey, dean, Cal State L.A. School of Natural and Social Sciences
1996 - Tommy "Tiny" Lister, actor/film producer/professional wrestler
1997 - Toni Spagnola, '72, founder and CEO, The Music Source
1998 - Larry L. Adamson, '74, president/CEO, Midnight Mission
1999 - Linda Burnes Bolton, nurse executive, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
DISTINGUISHED FACULTY ALUMNUS AWARD
(established in 1998)
1998 - Judith L. Papenhausen '71, '72, chair, Nursing Department, Cal State L.A.
1999 - Louis R. Negrete '57, professor, Chicano Studies, Cal State L.A.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS
School of Arts and Letters (formerly Arts and Sciences)
1980 - Doris Sims, '68, faculty member, Home Economics, Cal State L.A.
1981 - Thomas R. Anderson, 73, '78, artist and art instructor
1982 - Dr. Virginia Hunter, '71, chair, Department of Nursing, Cal State L.A.
1983 - Ronald Okum, '63, '70, president, Okum & Associates Insurance Services
1984 - Geneva Clymer, '63, executive director, Hospital of the Good Samaritan
1985 - Kent Twitchell, '72, Los Angeles artist/muralist
1986 - Robert Vaughn - '64, actor and lecturer
1987 - Shirley A. Rosenkranz, '67, '69, 1987 California Teacher of the Year
1988 - Jay McCafferty, '70, Artist & chair, Art Department, Los Angeles Harbor College
1989 - James Newton, '81, internationally recognized jazz flutist
1990 - Edward A. Love, '66, '67, dean, New World School of Arts
1991 - Michael S. Harper, '61, '63, poet laureate, Rhode Island, I.J. Kapstein Professor of Literature, Brown University
1992 - Charlene Felos, '67, '69, chair, Art Department, Cypress College
1993 - Gema Sandoval Valdez, '73, artistic director and choreographer, Danza Floricanto/USA
1994 - Mary E. Nalick, '69, director, Hospice Services, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
1995 - Montserrat Fontes, '66, '67, distinguished author and teacher, Marshall High School
1996 - Sue Kunitomi Embrey, '69, founder and chairman, Manzanar Committee
1997 - Raymond P. Gleason, '77, '79, executive-in-residence and professor of business and economics, George Fox University; chairman, eMedia, Inc.
1998 - Stan Abbott, '65, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and journalism educator
1999 - Mary Micucci, '75, owner/president, Along Came Mary
School of Business and Economics
1980 - Dan Prljincevich, '69, past chairman of the board, All American Nut Company.
1981 - Frank J. DeSantis, '57, '72, executive director, Research and Education Institute
1982 - Ronald Lemos, '70, dean, School of Business and Economics, Cal State L.A.
1983 - Andrew Krinock, '62, partner, Arthur Andersen & Co.
1984 - Gilbert R. Vasquez, '64, executive partner, Gilbert Vasquez and Company
1985 - John R. Atwood, '59, corporate vice president, group president, Beverage Group, Beatrice Companies, Inc.
1986 - Thomas V. McKernan, Jr., '81, '85, president and CEO, Automobile Club of Southern California
1987 - Walter E. Williams, '65, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, George Mason University
1988 - Philip J. Quigley, '67, president & CEO, Pacific Bell
1989 - Michael A. Lucki, '78, partner, Ernst & Young
1990 - Victor Ell, '62, regional manager, United States General Accounting Office
1991 - Robert W. Gossman, '73, group vice president and controller, Ralph's Grocery Company
1992 - Louis M. Mucci, '66, partner, Coopers and Lybrand
1993 - Alan Fohrer, '81, senior vice president and CFO, SCEcorp and Southern California Edison.
1994 - Fermin Cuza, '71, vice president for international trade and government affairs, Mattel Toys.
1995 - Hayden C. Eaves III, '72, president and CEO, Hayden Holdings, Inc.
1996 - Gary Mattingly, '67, general manager, Fire and Police Pensions, City of Los Angeles
1997 - Thomas A. Nassif, '65, chairman and CEO, Gulf International Consulting, Inc.
1998 - Sami A. Siddiqui, '76, president and general manager, Citicorp North American Cards Division
1999 - Marshall S. Geller, '67, founding partner, Geller & Friend Capital Partners, Inc.
Charter School of Education
1980 - Marcella Johnson, '63, teacher, Licensing and Preparation
1981 - Alan Gershman, '63, '66, board member, Los Angeles Unified School District
1982 - M. Patricia Simmons, '64, '71, faculty member, Charter School of Education, Cal State L.A.
1983 - Dr. George Moffett, '60, retired assistant superintendent for personnel, Los Angeles Unified School District
1984 - Hershel K. Swinger, '66, '68, faculty member, Charter School of Education, Cal State L.A.
1985 - Reva M. Trevino, '70, '84, senior consultant, L.A. County Human Relations Commission
1986 - No Award Given.
1987 - Shirley A. Rosenkranz, '67, '69, 1987 California Teacher of the Year
1988 - C. Lamar Mayer, '63, associate dean, Charter School of Education, Cal State L.A.
1989 - Alice S. Petrossian, '69, '80, director of intercultural education department, Glendale Unified School District
1990 - Consuelo Simental (posthumously), '76, bilingual advisor, Region C, Los Angeles Unified School District
1991 - David G. Flores, '73, '75, director, Division of Alternative Education, L.A. County Office of Education
1992 - Gary A. Best, '60, '65, professor, Charter School of Education, Cal State L.A.
1993 - Alan Crawford, '67, chairperson, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Charter School of Education, Cal State L.A.
1994 - Edward R. Riegler, '63, '64, '68, teacher, Alhambra High School, California "Teacher of the Year"
1995 - Linda Sasser, '90, secondary ESL program specialist, Alhambra School District
1996 - Beverly Silverstein, '73, coordinator, Crenshaw High School Teacher Training Program
1997 - Martin G. Brodwin, '69, associate professor, Division of Administration and Counseling, Cal State L.A.
1998 - Bernard J. Luskin, '61, chairman and CEO, Luskin International
1999 - Myra LeBendig, '97, mentor teacher, Foshay Learning Center
School of Engineering and Technology
1980 - Dennis Monge, '60, attorney, Southern California Edison Company.
1981 - Gary M. Snyder, '64, principal engineer, Metropolitan Water District
1982 - Jon D. Swensson, '63, manager, systems engineer, Burroughs Corp.
1983 - David Ongley, '63, director of engineering administration, General Dynamics Pomona Division
1984 - Philip M. Harty, '77, registered professional mechanical engineer, chief engineer, Hydraflow
1985 - Carol J. Schamp, '74, manager, space craft test engineering, TRW
1986 - Kenneth E. Dozier, '77, president and CEO, Interactive Machines, Inc.
1987 - George E. Strang, '65, vice president, Engineering and Research, Southern California Gas Company
1988 - Andrew M. Chao, '62, vice president and director, Research Operations, Magnavox
1989 - Donald E. Male, '57, The State Printer, State of California
1990 - Richard Roberto, '61, professor, Mechanical Engineering, Cal State L.A.; faculty adviser for the University's national award-winning Solar Eagle solar car projects
1991 - Robert C. Fintland, '70, '73, vice president, Engineering and Design, Brown and Root Braun
1992 - Richard B. Thomas, '69, executive vice president, Acura Division, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
1993 - Robert A. Stevenson, '72, '77, engineering instructor, East Los Angeles College
1994 - Robert H. Bridenbecker, '66, vice president, Customer Solutions, Southern California Edison
1995 - Sy Liebergot, '63, senior project engineer, Johnson Engineering Corporation
1996 - Kamiran S. Badrkhan, '72, '73, '75, president, College of the Sequoias
1997 - Carl D. Haase, '65, executive officer, Energy Services, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
1998 - Pervaiz Lodhie, '71, founder and president, Ledtronics, Inc.
1999 - Stephen M. Ehret, '71, head, Shore Facilities Department, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme
School of Health and Human Services
1985 - Ophelia Long, '71, hospital administrator, Kaiser Medical Center
1986 - Marvin D. Iannone, '60, '67, chief, Beverly Hills Police Department
1987 - Hayward Nishioka, '71, '76, professor and chair, Department of Physical Education, Los Angeles City College
1988 - Margaret Ozuna, '71, '73, professor, Family and Consumer Studies, East Los Angeles College
1989 - Patricia L. Wagner, '57, '62, professor, Physical Education, Cal State L.A.
1990 - Maria Elena Sanchez, '78, '88, associate hospital administrator, LAC-USC Medical Center
1991 - Renee de Leon Martinez, '72, evening chair, Family and Consumer Sciences, East Los Angeles College
1992 - Mattie Walker, '71, principal, Los Angeles Community Adult School
1993 - Cynthia M. Willard, '77, assistant executive director, Institute for Black Parenting
1994 - Donald E. Rhodes, '90, founder and president, COMCO, Inc.; faculty member, Cal State L.A.
1995 - Colleen S. McLaughlin, '79, regional nursing consultant, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
1996 - Mary Donnelly-Crocker, '81, '89, executive director, Young & Healthy
1997 - Eleanor M. Vargas, '78, '86, resource specialist, Murchison Street Elementary School, Los Angeles Unified School District
1998 - Manuel A. Mollinedo, '70, '73, '77, director, Los Angeles Zoo
1999 - Marie S. Torres, '76, senior vice president, Long Term Care & Governmental Relations, AltaMed Health Services
School of Natural and Social Science
1980 - Ralph Guzman, '60, professor, Politics and Community Studies, UC Santa Cruz
1981 - Miguel Rios, Jr., '73, physicist and systems analyst
1982 - John E. Huerta, '65, associate counsel, Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
1983 - Robert Epstein, '52, '54, executive arts editor, Los Angeles Times
1984 - George Cotliar, '61, managing editor, Los Angeles Times
1985 - Billy Woodberry, '72, '82, filmmaker and instructor
1986 - John C. Howe, '75, '76, senior staff engineer, TRW, Inc.
- - - James C. Hankla, '67, chief administrative officer, Los Angeles County
1987 - Maxene Johnston, '77, president and CEO, Weingart Center Association, Inc.
1988 - Richard Alatorre - '65, member, Los Angeles City Council, 14th District
1989 - Charles W. Roberson, '66, '67, physicist, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia
1990 - Samuel T. Durrance, '72, '74, research scientist, John Hopkins University; NASA Astronaut
1991 - Lillian Kawasaki, '72, '80, director, Department of Environmental Affairs, City of Los Angeles
1992 - Marvin Goldsmith, '84, senior assistant attorney general, State of California, Torts and Condemnation Division
1993 - Dr. John Michael Janda, '75, research scientist, California Department of Health Services
1994 - James H. Williams, '73, president, Spokane Community College
1995 - Linda J. Horn, '83, deputy project scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1996 - Kuen Hung Lee, '71, faculty member, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
1997 - Luis P. Villarreal, '71, professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine
1998 - Gerard J. Libaridian, '69, international affairs consultant
1999 - The Hon. Robert A. Underwood, '69, '71, U.S. Congressman, representing Guam in the House of Representatives
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