Alumni in the News

Bay Area superintendent continues to have job satisfaction even after 30 years in the field

KPIX-5 (CBS News) & KCBS Radio; April 7, 2014

This article features Cal State East Bay alumnus Matt Smith, who is superintendent of Mare Island Technology Academy in Vallejo.

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Laura Held named to head Cardinal Newman High School

Sonoma Index-Tribune; Lorna Sheridan; April 1, 2014

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Laura Held has been appointed to oversee Cardinal Newman High School in Sonoma County.

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Carskreen a new, innovative technology start up

Various media outlets & wire services; March 26, 2014

This article features Cal State East Bay alumnus Brian Goemmer, who is president of a Seattle company described in this article. He earned his MBA from CSUEB.

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Why The Best Advertising Opportunities Are Now Off Facebook

Adotas News Web site; Ted Dhanik; Feb. 28, 2014

This article was written by Cal State East Bay alumnus Ted Dhanik, who earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from the university. Dhanik has worked in business development and sales for a number of companies.

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West New York resident to play the Genie in new 'Aladdin' musical

Bergen Daily Record; Robert Feldberg; Feb. 24, 2014

Cal State East Bay alumnus James Monroe Iglehart has been receiving lots of publicity for his starring performance on Broadway in Aladdin musical.

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THE Q 'n A: Referee Kenny Bayless

''The Sweet Science' News Website; Raymond Markarian; March 18, 2014

This article features Cal State East Bay alumnus Kenny Bayless, who is considered one of the outstanding referees in the sport of professional boxing.

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The Genie of Broadway's Aladdin, James Monroe Iglehart

Playbill Magazine; Matthew Blank; March 19, 2014

This article features Cal State East Bay alumnus James Monroe Iglehart, who is an established actor of the theatre and is currently performing on Broadway.

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Checchi Named VP at MOL America

Marine News Magazine; Eric Haun; March 14, 2014

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Michael Checchi, a graduate of the College of Business and Economics, has a new job as head of operations for MOL America, Inc.

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THEATER: Talent You Won’t Forget

New York Times; Felicia R. Lee; Feb. 20, 2014

This New York Times article features Cal State East Bay alumnus James Iglehart among four highly-regarded thespians, as he prepares for a new part in a Broadway show.

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Philanthropic Leader Judy Belk Appointed President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation

California Wellness Foundation News; Feb. 25, 2014

This article reports that Cal State East Bay's 1999 Distinguished Alumna of the Year, Judy Belk, has been named to head the prominent nonprofit health organization.

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Monterey County ag commissioner has little 'down time?'

Salinas Californian; Robert Walch; Feb. 24, 2014

This article is a feature about Cal State East Bay alumnus Eric Lauritzen, the agriculture commissioner for Monterey County. Lauritzen earned a master's degree in public administration from CSUEB in 1986.

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Tokay legend Rod Gaines will depart as an all-time Tiger

Lodi News-Sentinel; Mark Godi; Feb. 2, 2014

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Rod Gaines will be retiring after an impressive 34-year career as wrestling coach at Tokay High School

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Students choose a lifetime of music

ScotScoop News Web site; Sarah Schisla; Feb. 12, 2014

This article extensively quotes Cal State East Bay alumnus Lieven Smart about his music education at the university. Smart is the assistant instrumental music director at Carlmont High School in Belmont.

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Kyle Carlson is San Lorenzo's Newest Village Homes Association Board Member

Patch.com; Michelle Clowser; Feb. 5, 2014

This article reports that Kyle Carlson, a current Cal State East Bay student majoring in Health Science Administration, has accepted a community leadership opportunity in San Lorenzo.

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Longtime city finance director retiring: Brian Ponty has helped manage Redwood City’s money for 30 years

The Daily Journal; Michelle Durand; Feb. 3, 2014

This article reports on the retirement of Cal State East Bay alumnus Brian Ponty as Redwood City's finance director, having worked for that municipality for more than 30 years.

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City's teacher of year 'on a roll'

Contra Costa Times & Bay Area News Group; Jim Ott; Jan. 23, 2014

This column in the Pleasanton edition of the Contra Costa Times and Bay Area News Group publications features Cal State East Bay alumna Christie Carnahan, who was selected Pleasanton's "Teacher of the Year."

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Taking Youth Softball & Baseball to the 'Next Level'

Patch.com; Dixie Jordan; Jan. 27, 2014

This article features Cal State East Bay alumna Trini Sanchez-Blumkin, who is a member of the university's Athletic Hall of Fame and the successful owner of Next Level Softball/Baseball Academy in Alameda.

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Pete Saco stepping down as Sac-Joaquin Section commissioner

Lodi News-Sentinel; Mark Godi; Jan. 17, 2014

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Pete Saco is leaving his high school sports commissionership in Central California after 21 years on the job.

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BART officer shooting: Detective who killed partner was a 'by the book' careful cop, family says

Contra Costa Times and Bay Area News Group; Julia Prodis Sulek; Jan. 25, 2014

This article reports on the life difficulties for a CSUEB alumnus involved in the tragic BART Police shootings earlier in the week.

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What’s your retirement number?

The Buffalo News; Jan. 13, 2014

In this article offering advice regarding retirement, Cal State East Bay alumnus Don Blandin is quoted. Blandin is president and chief executive of the Investor Protection Trust.

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Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball

Los Angeles Times; Bill Dwyre; Jan. 14, 2014

Read this feature article about Cal State East Bay '90 alumnus Joe Morgan, a Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, who remains involved in the game through his old team, the Cincinnati Reds.

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Recreation’s reservations desk has a new face

Rossmoor News; Wilma Murray; Dec. 24, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Ryan Cerezo has a new job in an area that relates directly to his recreation studies at the university.

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East Bay flavor to Nuggets coaching staff

Bay Area News Group-SJ Mercury News; Matt Schwab; Dec. 24, 2013

This feature article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Chris Farr is in his first year as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.

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Carter leads young men with tough love

Contra Costa Advocate; Mike Thomas; Dec. 17, 2013

This article profiles Cal State East Bay alumnus and Contra Costa College football coach Alonzo Carter and notes that college's current president Denise Nolden as being a former CSUEB counselor.

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Food Truck Market Proposed For Old Le Virage Restaurant Site

Patch.com; David Mills; Dec. 12, 2013

This article reports that Matt Marinelli, a soon-to-be graduate of Cal State East Bay's College of Business and Economics, will be running Bend Food Truck Market in Walnut Creek.

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Lafayette Teacher Honored For Bringing History Alive For Her Students

Patch.com; David Mills; Dec. 11, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Teri Lusk has been selected as one of seven regional finalists in the Teacher of the Year competition sponsored by the California League of Middle Schools. Lusk teaches in the Lafayette School District and will be honored by that district's school board.

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Two Buchman Provine Brothers Smith LLP Attorneys Named San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers for 2013

PR Web News Wire & Multiple Outlets; Nov. 13, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Roger J. Brothers has been recognized as one of San Francisco's to rated attorneys for 2013.

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Santa Cruz County Child Support Services has a new director

Santa Cruz Sentinel; Cat Ferguson; Nov. 26, 2013

This article reports that Jamie Murray, who earned both her bachelor's degree in industrial psychology and master's in public administration from Cal State East Bay, is the new director of Child Support Services for Santa Cruz County.

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Tony Furtado Trio Live Session December 6th at 2pm

Jefferson Public Radio News; Eric Teel; Nov. 26, 2013

This article promotes an upcoming concert in Oregon that will be performed by acclaimed musician and Cal State East Bay alumnus Tony Furtado

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Ganze & Co. welcomes new employees

Napa Valley Register; Dec. 3, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Dawn Tait has a new job with an accounting firm in Napa, Calif.

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Emily Montanez named to National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar-Athletic team

Monterey County Herald; Nov. 24, 2013

This article reports on the latest honor bestowed upon Cal State East Bay scholar-athlete Emily Montanez, who had a 4.0 grade-point average during her senior year at CSUEB while helping lead the Pioneer women's softball team for four seasons.

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Albany selects new city manager

Bay Area News Group; Damin Esper; Nov. 22, 2013

This article reports that Penelope Leach, who earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Cal State East Bay, has been appointed city manager of Albany, Calif.

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

White House News; Oct. 25, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus John Farahi has been appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

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KC Spotlight: Theresa Morris-Terry

Hanford Sentinel; Nov. 19, 2013

This article profiles Cal State East Bay alumna Theresa Morris-Terry, a second grade teacher at Cinnamon Elementary School in Hanford, Calif.

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CSU chancellor to tour Fresno State on Wednesday

Fresno Bee; Hanna Furfaro; Nov. 13, 2013

As CSU Chancellor Timothy White continues to make the news, Cal State East Bay continues to be mentioned prominently as one of White's alma maters. He earned his master's degree at CSUEB in kinesiology during the early 1970s.

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DREAMers to take part in Fwd.us hackathon

Bay Area News Group & Latino Times; Josh Richman; Nov. 6, 2013

Cal State East Bay alumna Isabel Bahena is one of only a few East Bay residents selected to compete in the Fwd.us "Hackathon" organized by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other corporate CEOs.

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Growth and Change for Bell-Carter Foods, Inc.

PR Web Newswire & Multiple Outlets; Nov. 6, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus James F. Thomas has been promoted to vice president for Strategy, Marketing and Organizational Development at Bell-Carter Foods. Thomas earned his MBA at CSUEB.

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Jimmy Fallon Jests about Indianapolis Colt from East Bay

Patch.com; Autumn Johnson; Nov. 7, 2013

Cal State East Bay alumnus Tom Overton, who was a lineman for the Pioneers football team in 1980-81, is mentioned in this article about his son Matt Overton, who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. The younger Overton was recently "roasted" by comedian and NBC late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon.

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Union City cop named interim Vacaville police chief

Bay Area News Group; Nov. 7, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Randy Ulibarri has been selected to lead the Vacaville Police Department on an interim basis. In addition to CSUEB, Ulibarri also graduated from the FBI National Academy.

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SunEdison, Inc. Announces Appointment Of Georganne C. Proctor To The Company's Board of Directors

AP, Reuters, Yahoo Finance & Other Media Outlets; Oct. 31, 2013

This article notes that Georganne Proctor earned her master's degree in business administration from Cal State East Bay. She also is a former member of the board of trustees of the Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation.

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Talking Asian Superheroes with Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang

KQED Radio; Michael Krasny; Oct. 28, 2013

Cal State East Bay alumnus Gene Luen Yang, a popular graphic novelist, was interviewed on the popular KQED Radio morning show "Forum" by host Michael Krasny. The interview can be heard here.

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Financial Executive Evelyn Dilsaver Joins Protiviti Advisory Board

Wall Street Journal & PR NewsWire; Oct. 1, 2013

This article reports that Evelyn Dilsaver, Cal State East Bay alumna and member of the university's Educational Foundation board, has been appointed to the advisory board of Protiviti, a global consulting firm.

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CSUEB alumnus named National Book Award finalist for the second time

Patch.com; Oct. 11, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Gene Luen Yang has written another successful book.

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Home decorating By Design

Antioch/Brentwood Press; Charlotte Cusack; Oct. 2, 2013

This article features two Cal State East Bay alumni with degrees in marketing -- Shafiqa and Harris Ehsan -- who together operate a design business in Brentwood.

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Chancellor White: CSU’s new big man on 23 campuses

Bay Area News Group; Josh Dulaney; Sept. 30, 2013

In this article about first year CSU Chancellor Tim White and his travels to visit all 23 of the Cal State campuses,it is prominently noted that White received his master's degree from Cal State East Bay.

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New Foothill principal says he's here to stay

Pleasanton Weekly; Glenn Wohltmann; Sept. 20, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Jason Krolikowski has been named principal at Foothill High School in Pleasanton. Krolikowski earned his teaching credential at CSUEB.

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Gilkerson picked for college office

Contra Costa Advocate; George Morin; Aug. 28, 2013

This article reports that Tammeil Gilkerson, who earned her master's degree in counseling from Cal State East Bay, has been named vice president at Contra Costa College.

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Mr. Showtime: David Rinetti is the guy who makes it happen.

SB Nation News; Aug. 22, 2013

This article features Cal State East Bay alumnus David Rinetti, who handles events and facilities management for the Oakland Athletics baseball team.

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Sheila Grilli, Contra Costa Community College District board president, remembered as 'feisty advocate for students'

Bay Area News Group; Lisa P. White; Sept. 6, 2013

This article reports on the passing of regional education leader Sheila Grilli, who in addition to having taught at Cal State East Bay and earned her master's degree at the university.

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Solana Santa Fe School in Rancho Santa Fe welcomes new principal

Rancho Santa Fe Review; Kristina Houck; Sept. 3, 2013

This article reports that Stephan Bering, who earned his master's degree in educational leadership from Cal State East Bay, has been named principal at a school in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

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2 House panels recommend PUC nominee’s confirmation

Saipan Tribune; Haidee V. Eugenio; Aug, 13, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Dave B. Guerrero has been appointed to the Public Utilities Commission in Guam. Guerrero earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from CSUEB.

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Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

Palo Alto Weekly; July 30, 2013

This is an additional media outlet reporting on the promotion of Cal State East Bay alumna Pier Angeli LaPlace to principal of Terman Middle School in Palo Alto.

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Veteran educator named to top post at Terman Middle School in Palo Alto

Bay Area News Group; Jason Green; July 31, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Pier Angeli La Place will soon be named principal for a middle school in Palo Alto.

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Jazz singer Karen Marguth returns to Livermore

Bay Area News Group; Jessica Yadegaran; July 27, 2013

This is a feature Q & A article on Cal State East Bay alumna Karen Marguth, who has gone on to enjoy a popular and successful singing career.

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New Principal Announced for Mohr Elementary

Patch.com; Autumn Johnson; July 17, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Julie Burglin has been named the new principal of Mohr Elementary School in the Pleasanton School District.

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New fire chief named for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

BusinessWire and NBC NEWS 3; June 13, 2013

This article reports that William McDonald, who earned his MBA from Cal State East Bay, has been named fire chief for the City of Las Vegas.

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American Canyon fills new management job

Napa Valley Register; Michael Waterson; July 10, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Sue Casey has been hired as administrative services director, a newly created position, for the city of American Canyon, located in the Napa Valley area.

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Teaching kids to face the music

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat; Nick Walden; June 21, 2013

This article features Cal State East Bay alumni Aja Gianola-Norris and Dan Gianola-Norris, who met at the university, were married, and now teach music together to youngsters in the city of Cotati.

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AMERICAN PRIZE: Announcing COMPOSITION WINNERS

The American Prize organization News Web site; July 3, 2013

This article posted on the American Prize for arts Web site reports that Cal State East Bay music alumnus Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn finished first in the American Prize competition for Composition, Band/Wind Ensemble Division.

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Associa’s M & C Association Management Services Announces Staff Promotions

BusinessWire & Various Media Outlets; June 28, 2013

This business news article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Adrianne Bretao has been promoted to vice president of M & C Association Management Services Inc. for its Pleasanton branch operations.

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Actress Rita Moreno raises $25,300 for HIP Housing live auction

Bay Area News Group; Carolyn Livengood; June 28, 2013

This community news column for San Mateo takes note of Cal State East Bay alumna Lorelie Rabino, a single mother of three children, who is quoted about how her CSUEB business degree helped her to positively turn her life around.

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Human trafficking: It's real and it's local

Pleasanton Weekly and Danville Express; Dolores Fox Ciardelli; June 25, 2013

This article reports that Ryan Cantrell, who graduated from Cal State East Bay with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration, has written a book about his research into human trafficking.

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Palo Alto High School principal resigns due to 'life-threatening' illness

Palo Alto Weekly; Chris Kenrick; June 18, 2013

This article reports on the departure of Cal State East Bay alumnus Phil Winston as principal at Palo Alto High School. Winston, who earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from CSUEB, had been principal at PAHS for three years.

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Stockton Police Dept. adds two officers

Stockton Record; June 18, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Diljeet Sekhon, who earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration, is one of two new officers to join the Stockton Police Department on June 17.

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People: Week of June 17, 2013

North Bay Business Journal; June 17, 2013

This article reports on a new job for Cal State East Bay alumnus Zack Honeycutt.

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Daniel O’Connell joins Mind Matters staff

Calaveras Enterprise; June 14, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Daniel O'Connell has been hired by the firm known as Mind Matters, in Calaveras, to handle a variety of assignments. He brings many years of teaching experience.

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Police memorial to be unveiled today

The Alamedan; June 11, 2013

Cal State East Bay alumnus Paul Rolleri reflects on the death while on duty of an Alameda police officer when Rolleri was a 19-year old at CSUEB. Rolleri recently was appointed interim police chief for the city.

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Livermore: (Free) school of rock -- new group teaches teens music, life skills

Bay Area News Group; Jeremy Thomas; June 12, 2013

This article features Cal State East Bay alumnus Chris Fleckner, who has been providing free music education to the at-risk population in the East Bay region.

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Sheri Sinaga Named National Account Manager

PR Web News Wire & Multiple Media Outlets; June 7, 2013

This article reports that Sheri Sinaga, who earned a master's degree from Cal State East Bay, has a new sales position for AIReS Corp. of Southern California.

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Piedmont High's Kitchens calling it a career with schools

Bay Areea News Group; Linda Davis; June 6, 2013

This article features Cal State East Bay alumnus Rich Kitchens, who is retiring as principal at Piedmont High School. He earned a master's degree at CSUEB.

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Western Oregon Hires East Bay Assistant To Coach Basketball

Portland Oregonian; June 5, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna and former basketball player Holli Howard-Carpenter has been named head women's basketball coach at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. She most recently was associate head coach of CSUEB's women's basketball team.

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Albany city manager will step down

Bay Area News Group; Damin Esper;

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Beth Pollard, city manager for the municipality of Albany for the past 12 years, has announced her retirement from the position.

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Piedmont: School board names high school's new principal

Bay Area News Group; Linda Davis; May 31, 2013

This article reports that Brent Daniels, who earned his teaching credential at Cal State East Bay, is the new principal at Piedmont High School.

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Whitney's legacy: A gold record

Pleasanton Weekly; Jeb Bing; May 24, 2013

This feature column by Pleasanton Weekly publisher Jeb Bing reports on the long and successful career as an educator of Cal State East Bay alumnus John Whitney, who is retiring as principal at Pleasanton Middle School.

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Rolleri Interim Police Chief as of June 1st

Alameda News; May 29, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Paul Rolleri has been named interim police chief for the city of Alameda, effective at the beginning of June.

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Poet will visit UCD Arboretum

The Davis Enterprise; May 26, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Zach Watkins, now a writer and poet, will perform on the UC Davis campus this week.

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Elana M. Hobson Promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations at Jack in the Box Inc.

BusinessWire & Various Media Outlets; May 22, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Elana M. Hobson has a new executive position in the fast food industry.

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Pasco Education Foundation announces new executive director

Tampa Bay Times; May 14, 2013

This article from Florida reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Thomas P. Avramis has been selected as executive director for the Pasco Education Foundation.

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Pleasanton school board goes out of town to hire new principals for schools here

Pleasanton Weekly; Glenn Woltmann; May 16, 2013

This article reports that two alumni of Cal State East Bay master's programs have been named principals of schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

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Oakland Switches Police Chiefs — Again

Patch.com; Dixie Jordan; May 13, 2013

One of many articles that reports that the new police chief for the city of Oakland is Cal State East Bay alumnus Sean Whent.

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CSUEB grad named acting police chief for OPD

NBC Bay Area; Jodi Hernandez; May 11, 2013

Sean Whent, new acting chief of the Oakland Police Department, earned his undergraduate degree in criminal justice administration from Cal State East Bay.

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Jordan quit as Oakland police chief after learning of likely ouster

Bay Area News Group; Matthew Artz and Thomas Peele; May 10, 2013

This article notes that current interim Oakland police chief Sean Whent is a Cal State East Bay alumnus.

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Walnut Creek interim police chief named

Bay Area News Group; Elisabeth Nardi; May 10, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Steve Skinner has been appointed interim police chief for the city of Walnut Creek.

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Three new appointees to Pima County Superior Court

Arizona Daily Independent; May 9, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Sean Earl Brearcliffe is among three lawyers to be appointed to the Pima County Superior Court as a judge by Arizona governor Jan Brewer.

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Anderson-Bonfiglio-Bedrossian Trio to present concert in Livermore Sunday

Pleasanton Weekly; Jeb Bing; May 7, 2013

This article reports on an upcoming concert featuring Cal State East Bay alumnus Mark Anderson, who earned his master's degree from CSUEB in multimedia. Anderson, who will play the piano at the concert, is executive director of New World Music Academy in Pleasanton.

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ABHOW Senior Vice President Named to ICAA Advisory Board

PR News Wire; May 2, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Jeff Glaze has been named to a special advisory board for the International Council on Active Aging.

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Ex-local sports editor Steve Herendeen dies at 61

Bay Area News Group; Jon Becker; April 30, 2013

This article reports on the passing of Cal State East Bay alumnus Steve Herendeen, who had been a long time sports editor for the Oakland Tribune.

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Free poetry readings set on Wyatt Deck

Davis Enterprise; April 23, 2013

This article notes that Cal State East Bay alumnus Zach Watkins will read some of his poetry at a session in Davis on May 30. Watkins is a composer and poet living in Sacramento.

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Contra Costa Supervisor Karen Mitchoff defends ABAG’s future development plans

Halfway to Concord Blog; Richard Eber; April 20, 2013

This article in a Concord-based online news and political blog publication features Cal State East Bay alumna Karen Mitchoff, who is a Contra Costa County supervisor.

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Two former gang members become scholars: one a lawyer, one a Ph.D.

Ventura Star-Free Press; Kim Lamb Gregory; April 5, 2013

This feature article reports on how former gang member Victor Rios began the process of turning his life around after he was accepted as a student by Cal State East Bay. He went on to eventually earn a doctorate degree and is a college professor.

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Parkmead Teacher Candidate For County Teacher of the Year

Patch.com; Lance Howland; April 12, 2013

This news article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Sandy Ball is a top candidate for Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year after having been named Teacher of the Year for the Walnut Creek School District.

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Mt. Diablo School District honors Teachers of the Year -- Carissa Sugden and Shannon Prichard

Bay Area News Group; Jennifer Shaw; April 11, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Carissa Sugden has been named as one of the "Teachers of the Year" by Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

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National Banjo champ Furtado looking forward to Park City house concert

Park City Park Record; Scott Iwasaki; March 6, 2013

This article reports on recent activities of prominent musician and Cal State East Bay alumnus Tony Furtado, who mentions his alma mater in this article in advance of a concert engagement.

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Jurden Alexander wins awards for television production work in New York

NY Magnolia Reporter; March 9, 2013

This article published in a New York state newspaper reports that Cal State East Bay '75 alumnus Jurden Alexander has been recognized for his videography with three PEGASYS awards.

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Steinkamp appointed new assistant superintendent of ed services at county office

Stockton Record; Roger Phillips; March 25, 2013

This Stockton Record education news blog article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Jane Steinkamp (master's degree in administration) has a new leadership position with the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

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SF Writer/Film Producer Has 2 Short Films Premiering March 2 in SF and Sells Film Book on Finding Funds for Your Film or TV Project

Digital Journal and PR Web Wire Service; March 1, 2013

This article reports on the latest projects of alumna Gini Graham Scott, who earned master's degrees from CSUEB in anthropology, mass communications and organizational/consumer/audience behavior and popular Culture and lifestyles.

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Our View: Can new chief of CSU shrink graduation gap?

Merced Sun-Star; March 20, 2013

This editorial on the future of the California State University system and new chancellor Timothy White notes that White earned his master's degree from Cal State East Bay.

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Longtime choral conductor Lynne Morrow steps up to conduct the Oakland East Bay Symphony

Bay Area News Group; Serena Valdez; March 13, 2013

This article features Cal State East Bay alumna Lynne Morrow, who is choral director for the Oakland Symphony.

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Fil-Am reporter wins ethnic media journalism award

GMA Network News; March 2, 2013

This article in a Filipino American news outlet reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Ryan Gajudo Macasero has won a prestigious award.

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Roosevelt Teacher Honored as Elementary Teacher of the Year

Patch.com; March 6, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Sarah Coyle has been honored as San Mateo County's Elementary School Teacher of the Year for her work at Roosevelt School in Redwood City.

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Castro Valley Mom Writes Children's Book About Her Air Force Days

Patch.com; Feb. 19, 2013

Cal State East Bay alumna Linda Lens is prominently mentioned in this article about a new book, for which she served as its illustrator.

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Books, libraries must be in Lange’s DNA

Rohnert Park Community Voice; Jud Snyder; Feb. 21, 2013

This article is a feature on Cal State East Bay alumna Samantha Lange, who is a librarian at Santa Rosa College.

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Rich Swift, longtime teacher and football coach at Newark Memorial High, dies at 60

Bay Area News Group; Jimmy Durkin; Feb. 14, 2013

This article reports on the passing of Cal State East Bay alumnus Rich Swift, a longtime educator and football coach at Newark Memorial High School.

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Island artist's work on view in Berkeley

Bay Area News Group; Nanette Deetz; Feb. 7, 2013

This article reports on a special art exhibit featuring the work of Cal State East Bay alumna Bonnie Boller.

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Snapshots of the SHUSD: Alba Gonzalez-Arredondo, music teacher

Napa Valley Register; Feb. 7, 2013

This article features Cal State East Bay alumna and former music voice student Alba Gonzalez-Arredondo, who is a new music teacher at St. Helena High School in the Napa Valley area.

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CSUEB instructor and alumnus named Director of Online Education at top university

Patch.com; Feb. 5, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Witt Salley, through his learning and working experience at CSUEB, has a great new job at another higher education institution.

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HCC professor wins prestigious Microsoft award

Seattle-Tacoma News; Jan. 16, 2013

This news article reports that alumnus Michael Girvin, who earned his MBA at Cal State East Bay, has received a top teaching award from Microsoft. Girvin is on the faculty at Highline College in Washington.

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CI to Host 'The Outlook for the U.S. Economy and Federal Reserve Monetary Policy'

Ventura Star-Free Press; Feb. 1, 2013

This article reports on latest activity of Cal State East Bay alumnus Gary Zimmerman, a noted authority on the federal reserve and a senior economist.

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Director Armando Quintero elected VP of MMWD for 2013

Patch.com; Feb. 4, 2013

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Armando Quintero has been elected vice president of the Marin Municipal Water District for the 2013 term.

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Twin principals at Claremont deliver twice the good

Oakland Local; Barbara Grady; June 28, 2013

This feature article is about twin brothers Ronald and Reginald Richardson, who are Cal State East Bay alumni and co-principals at Claremont High School in Oakland.

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New CEO for Martinez Chamber of Commerce

Bay Area News Group; Lisa P. White; Jan. 23, 2013

This article reports that John Stevens, earned his master's degree in public administration from Cal State East Bay, is the new chief executive officer of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce.

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Book Excerpt from ‘The Exemeus’

The Single Librarian news blog & various news outlets; Jan. 16, 2013

This is a article briefly describing a novel written by Cal State East Bay alumna Abeni Morris with her sister, Folami. Abeni earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood development from the university.

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Whiting: Ladder-climbing tips from Starfleet captains

Orange County Register; David Whiting; Jan. 9, 2013

This feature article is an interview with Tony Wong, who earned his bachelor's degree from Cal State East Bay and retired as a highly successful Silicon Valley business executive in his 40s. He is contemplating writing a book revealing his secrets for climbing the corporate ladder.

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Komoto dedicated to giving back

Ontario Argus-Observer (Oregon); Jordan Schultz; Dec. 29, 2012

This article reports that Janet Komoto, who earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Cal State East Bay, is being honored by the Chamber of Commerce in Ontario, Oregon, where she lives and operates a business.

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Articles from previous years are available in the CSUEB News Archives.

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