• Portrait of Jesus Campos.Jesus Campos (’10), a former Cal State L.A.
    shortstop, was called up to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s Triple-A team in
    Salt Lake City in June. Prior to that, Campos was playing for the Angels’
    Arizona Summer League team, having been selected in the 24th round of
    Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft in May.
  • Portrait of Kat Fon.Kat Fon (’07), a part-time CSULA professor in
    interactive design, was honored with the National Faculty of the Year award by
    Westwood College. The award recognizes instructors who encourage cooperation and
    communication among students, and honors teaching styles that focus on launching
  • Walter Ruiz (’06) worked as a production assistant
    for the “I Built it” video-documentary project that garnered two Silver Telly
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  • Roxanne Bercik (’96 MS), a 26-year veteran of the
    Los Angeles Fire Department, was recently selected to take command of the
    Professional Standards Division, the unit charged with overseeing the
    department’s disciplinary process. Bercik, an assistant chief, was previously
    head of the agency’s Homeland Security Division.
  • Gabriel A. Griego (’90, ’98 MA) completed his first
    year as the principal of Torch Middle School in the City of Industry.
  • Portrait of Juan Sanchez Muñoz.Juan Sànchez Muñoz (’94 MA) was recently appointed
    as the vice president for undergraduate education at Texas Tech University.
    Having joined Texas Tech in 2004, Muñoz worked previously as an associate
    professor, associate vice provost and most recently, the vice president of
    institutional diversity, equity and community engagement.
  • Art Simon (’96), the CEO of Art Simon Productions,
    was awarded two Silver Tellys for the “I Built it” documentary, which was
    produced in collaboration with CSULA Professor Alan Bloom for the California
    Division of Apprenticeship Standards.
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  • Daniel W. Kwong (’82) has been invited to serve as
    an editorial advisory board member for compliance and ethics professionals at
    the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas.
  • Tina Repetti Renzullo (’89), a kindergarten teacher
    at McKinley School, was named the Pasadena Unified School District’s teacher of
    the year. Having worked as an educator for 21 years, she was nominated for the
    award by fellow educators and staff throughout the district.
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  • Celia C. Ayala (’79 MA) was appointed as the chief
    executive officer of the Los Angeles Universal Preschool in July. A longtime
    educator and early childhood advocate, Ayala has worked for more than 34 years
    in education.
  • Pervaiz Lodhie (’71) is the founder and chief
    executive of LEDtronics, a manufacturer of LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs,
    which is located in Torrance. He was recently featured in the business section
    of the Los Angeles Times.
  • Lourdes P. Owen (’75) retired in March from her post
    as the deputy director of the city of Los Angeles’ Asset Management Division.
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  • Portrait of Sal Castro.Sal Castro (’61), a renowned advocate for Latinos
    and higher education, was honored in June with a naming ceremony for a new middle school on the Belmont
    High School campus.
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In Memoriam

  • Leslie Cromwell, former dean of the School of
    Engineering, now the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology,
    and emeriti professor of electrical engineering, devoted his career to helping
    Cal State L.A. students find success. He was instrumental in creating and
    developing the top-ranked College and building a tradition of student-centered
  • Harold E. Lionetti, an emeritus professor of
    Spanish, served briefly as the chair of the Faculty Senate and his department.
    He was one of the architects of the Spanish program and collaborated on a
    Spanish textbook before retiring in 1982 and moving to Arizona.
  • Michael San Miguel (’71), a retired environmental
    engineer for Southern California Edison, was a passionate conservationist and
    well-respected ornithologist in Southern California. He had a gift for
    identifying birds, which earned him a place on the California Bird Records
    Committee and leadership roles in other organizations and data gathering
    projects dedicated to the cause.
  • Taras Rohde, a track and field All-American in the shot put, competed for three years at Cal State L.A. He is tied for second in Cal State L.A.’s all-time list in the sport.
  • Portrait of Carol Anne Robb.Carol Anne Robb (’99) worked in municipal government
    for 22 years, with her longest stint as the city clerk for the city of San
    Marino. Robb, who was heavily involved in her church, was also ordained as an
    elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2006 and served as associate pastor at
    Temple City Church of the Nazarene.
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