A letter from your Alumni Association Past-President

A letter from your Alumni Association Past-President

Notable alumni, students honored at Alumni Awards Gala

Dear Fellow Cal State L.A. Alumni,

For the past two years, I have had the privilege of leading a group of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to promote and strengthen the Cal State L.A. community. As president of the Association, I have worked side by side with volunteers and the staff to provide innovative programs and services for alumni and students. From mentoring and scholarship programs, to alumni networks and career workshops, the association provides valuable resources that help alumni and students with personal and professional growth.

Through membership dues, the association is able to continue to provide these services and programs. If you are not already a member of the Alumni Association, please join online at alumni.calstatela.edu. For membership questions, please contact the Alumni Association office by email at alum@cslanet.calstatela.edu or via phone at (323) 343-ALUM (2586).

I urge you to reconnect with the Alumni Association! If you are already a member, thank you for your support!


Carlos Illingworth, Jr. '04

Past-President, CSULA Alumni Association


Alumni making an impact on California's economy

Events and Announcements

Five more CSULA alumni have been recognized for their contributions to the state as part of California State University's Working for California program. They represent just a few of the remarkable 2.8 million CSU alumni who make a difference as leaders in the workforce and help to build and sustain California's economy. CSU alumni have distinguished themselves in every field, including arts and entertainment, business, education, media, public administration, the sciences, sports, agriculture, engineering, technology, and more. Featured in this year's class of successful Golden Eagles are:

  1. Maria Casillas ('78 M.A.), chief of School Family and Parent/Community Services for Los Angeles Unified School District.
  2. Matthew R. Landano ('63, '68 M.S.), director of Office of Safety and Mission Success for Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  3. Thomas A. Nassif ('65), former ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, current president and chief executive officer of Western Growers, one of the most powerful trade associations in the nation.
  4. Terrence J. Roberts ('67), CEO of Terrence J. Roberts and Associates, a management consulting firm; was one of the Little Rock Nine.
  5. Bob Teague ('81), president, founder and owner of Teague Custom Marine, Inc.

To view these alumni biographies and more, visit http://www.calstate.edu/alumni/workingforca/.


Scholar Share

Events and Announcements

Saving enough to pay for college can seem overwhelming, but an early start, good planning and regular contributions can help you put a child's higher education within reach. The CSULA Alumni Association is pleased to add to its list of sponsors, ScholarShare, California's 529 college savings plan, to assist you in preparing for a child's future today.

Any earnings on investments can grow tax-deferred, and withdrawals, when used for tuition and other qualified expenses, are federal and state tax free. The money saved in a ScholarShare account may be used at most accredited two-year and four-year colleges and universities, eligible foreign institutions and many vocational-technical schools. And the funds may be used for qualified higher education expenses including tuition, books and certain room and board costs at many colleges.

The minimum contribution to start an account for your child, grandchild, relative or friend is $25. To learn more, visit www.scholarshare.com or call 1-800-544-5248.

The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is administered by the ScholarShare Investment Board, an agency of the State of California. Neither the principal deposited nor the investment return is guaranteed by the State of California, ScholarShare Investment Board or any affiliate thereof, or the federal government or any agency thereof. Units of the portfolios are municipal securities and may be subject to market volatility and fluctuation.


Looking for Volunteers

The Alumni Association is looking for volunteers to participate in the association's many programs and events, networks, and leadership committees. If you would like to participate in the scholarship, finance, advocacy or membership and communications committees or an alumni network, please contact Maria Ubago '98, '06 at (323) 343-4945 or email mubago@cslanet.calstatela.edu.


Advocacy Corner

The Cal State L.A. Advocacy program works with CSULA alumni, faculty, staff, students and volunteers on a variety of key legislative issues facing the CSU and the University. Major issues include, state budget and capital planning, advocacy on key legislation, and support for CSU and campus priorities. If you want to learn more or get involved, please contact Maria Ubago '98, '06 at (323) 343-4945 or email mubago@cslanet.calstatela.edu.