Past Alumni Events
Titans Take Manhattan
Manhattan was once again the scene for CSUF Titans during Spring Break 2012, April 3-5. Senior students from the Department of Theatre and Dance showcased their best work in front of a record breaking attendance of talent agents and alumni. Dinner for faculty, student performers and alumni followed.
A special invitation to watch the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Lincoln Center was provided by the company’s Director of Public Relations, Lisa Labrado ’92. "It was an honor hosting President Hagan, distinguished CSUF NYC-based alums and staff at the Lincoln Center and introducing them to Paul Taylor's genius work and Company. I was fortunate to hone my PR chops at CSUF through hands-on programs like Comm Week and under the guidance of mentors Dr. Fellow and Dr. Pullen. It was quite a thrill bringing my two worlds together -- the best of both!"
Alumni visits were also part of the three-day visit including a backstage chat with Linda Emond ‘82, fellow Titan, currently performing in Death of a Salesman. Dianne C. Ramos ’06, CSUF President’s Scholar and President’s Associate, raved about the event, “This was my first time attending a CSUF Alumni event in New York and already, I cannot wait for the next event! It is so wonderful to see how talented our students are - and what a great opportunity to showcase those talents on Broadway in New York. As was the case with me, Cal State Fullerton is definitely making dreams come true.
It was such a refreshing taste of home - the staff, the faculty, the students and most especially, the alumni from New York - I felt like I was back in Orange County for just a bit! My fellow alumni amazed me with the wonderful stories of their adventures, endeavors, and business and entrepreneurial spirits. I didn't realize just how far CSUF's reach extended and I am so thrilled to have met others in the area with whom I can now build personal and professional relationships. It is a testimony to the kind of world citizens that CSUF helps build, and I count myself truly blessed to be a product and a part of that community.”
The events were a great success, proving the value of our Titan Community. We look forward to meeting again in the Big Apple next year!
CSU Mega Mixer – We are CSU and Proud of It!
On November 8, the CSU Mixer at Dave & Buster’s in Arcadia harnessed the strength of the CSU alumni to bring together more than 200 CSU graduates from the campuses of Fullerton, Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Pomona. The event was initiated by alumni volunteers and was orchestrated to allow networking amongst the campuses and to build a web of connections for between all CSU graduates. View photos.
100+ Titan Alumni Attend Inaugural Mega Mixer at the Flight Deck Air Combat Center
Sky's the limit! More than 100 Titans attended the Inaugural Mega Mixer at the Flight Deck Air Combat Center on August 4 in Anaheim. It was an opportunity for the 20 alumni chapters of the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association to welcome our newest graduates to our Titan alumni community for a night of networking, socializing and fun. Fantastic door prizes including Titan spirit items and gift vouchers were graciously provided by the chapters. Attendees also had a chance to suit up in a flight gear to pose with the flight simulators.
The Titan network at work! Chapter members receive the latest news and invitations to chapter meetings and events. Click here to see a list of our 20 Chapters. Did you know…Southern California boasts more than 146,000 Titans. View photos.
A Slice of New York City at the Golleher Alumni House
Alumni and guests gathered at the Golleher Alumni House to see it transformed to New York City for the the OC ♥ NYC Alumni Networking Event hosted by the College of Communications and the Hispanic/Latino Alumni Chapter on October 6. Before entering the event, attendees "took a ride" in the Cash Cab where they were put to the test with Cal State Fullerton trivia. Correct answers guaranteed Tuffy bucks which were later redeemed for cool Cal State Fullerton prizes. A la New York, pizza pie and cheesecake were served while attendees relaxed to cool urban beats from DJ Julian while cocktails like Cosmopolitans, Appletinis and Manhattans were sipped in the Skyline Lounge. Titan fans also had the special opportunity to take photos with New York Tuffy! OC NYC eventThe evening also provided an opportunity for alumnus Tony Ortega ’87, ’89 , Editor-in-Chief of The Village Voice to share pearls of wisdom about how he made it in the newspaper industry. His positive experience at Cal State Fullerton and interactions with professors and fellow students made an impact on his path in life and gave him valuable tools for his future goals. View photos.
Volunteers and Staff Promote Titan Pride at Baseball Regionals
The Titan Baseball team hosted Illinois, Kansas State and Stanford in the NCAA college baseball Regional at Goodwin Field June 3-5. Prior to each Titan game, the Alumni Association hosted a spirit tent where Titan alumni and NCAA baseball fans spun the wheel of fun to win rally beads, hats, GEICO Geckos and pom poms. In addition, funds were raised to replace the dated and broken street-side Goodwin Field scoreboard sign with a new sign that accurately reflects the Alumni Association and the University. Check out the proposed sign here. View photos.
Portland Area Alumni gathers for pre-game Reception
Alumnus volunteer Rudy Cortez ’90 organized a pre-game Titan rally and lunch prior to the CSUF at Portland State basketball game on Sunday, December 12 at the Smith Memorial Student Union. Each attendee showed their Titan Pride with a Titan spirit pack provided by the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association.
After the pre-game reception, the attendees headed to the Stott Center for the basketball match up where CSUF Titans Orane Chin scored a career-high 32 points and Jer'Vaughn Johnson had a perfect shooting afternoon on his way to 19 points and 7 rebounds Sunday but it wasn't enough as Portland State used a game-finishing 24-12 run to claim a 93-89 non-conference victory. At half time, Rudy Cortez was selected to participate in the half time game. He made a shot from half court and won a gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse. He latter commented “At the end of the game, a Portland State fan turned to me and said although the Titans lost, you were really the star of the game!”.
Concert Under the Stars 2009 Salutes Great American Music
More than 100 Alumni Association board members, chapter members, alumni and friends participated in the alumni section at the 26th Annual Concert Under the Stars on September 11. Alumni attendees along with thousands of other community members and friends of the university enjoyed an evening of musical entertainment and fireworks. Participating alumni chapters included Accounting, English Languages & Literatures, Los Maestros and SchoolsFirst Employees.
SchoolsFirst Employee Chapter member Minh Vu '08 raved "The concert was superb. Cal State Fullerton truly has one of the best Performing Arts departments ever!” Another SchoolsFirst chapter member Jamie Deno ’00 said “The concert was wonderful! It was a great time to catch up with fellow alumni that I don’t get a chance to talk to at work very often. The alumni staff took great care of us, making sure we had enough to eat and drink. Of course, the performances were the highlight of the evening and each of the alumni performers showed why they were invited back. The CSUF dancers and singers were amazing, performing one number after another. The tributes to famous Broadway and Hollywood songs showed the versatility and talent of this group. For me, the show stealer was Erin McNally and her performance of Good Eats."
Washington D.C. Reception
D.C. alumni and students participating in the D.C. Internship Program joined university representatives for a June, 21 reception hosted by alumna Vicky Vasques ’76 and her husband Fabrice Vasques at the Belle Haven Country Club.
Titans Compete in the Big Dance for the First Time in 30 Years
The Men's Titan Basketball Team traveled to Omaha to take on the Wisconsin badgers in NCAA Tournament play on Thursday, March 20. Of the numerous Titan alumni, fans and friends who traveled to Omaha to support the team, over 80 attendees gathered for a pre-game reception at inPlay restaurant.
Alumni Homecoming and Alumni Association Annual Meeting 2008
The 50th Anniversary celebration of Cal State Fullerton continued with the inaugural Titan Basketball Homecoming celebration and Alumni Association Annual meeting on Saturday, February 16.
Las Vegas Area Alumni Networking Event
On Monday, December 3, almost 50 Las Vegas-area alumni assembled at Gordon Biersch brewery off the strip to network and enjoy a special hosted reception. Graduates from all five decades of the university represented the diverse history of CSUF and shared memories of their time spent on campus.
50th Anniversary Open House & Alumni Homecoming
Many thanks to all alumni who joined us in celebrating Cal State Fullerton's 50th Anniversary at the Open House & Alumni Homecoming on September 15. Alumni who visited the Association Decade Booths received a commemorative 50th Anniversary alumni pin.
Sacramento Networking Luncheon
On Thursday, August 23, CSUF alumni living and working in the Sacramento area were invited to gather for a networking luncheon at Mason's at the Park Downtown. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell, who is also a Titan alumnus, addressed attendees at the event. University President Milton A. Gordon attended the event and addressed the alumni as well, taking questions and answers and updating alumni on the special events planned for the 50th Anniversary.
Los Angeles Area Alumni Event
Over 70 alumni and friends of CSUF gathered at the historic Jonathan Club in Los Angeles to listen to the fascinating stories of Stan Chambers and his grandson Jaime.
Tradition at the Titan House Continues
After rousing victories in the San Diego Regional and the Fullerton Super Regional, the Titan baseball team was off to Omaha for their 15th College World Series (CWS) appearance.
Front & Center Rocks the Crowd
Rock-n-roll legends Chicago entertained a crowd of more than 8,000 on February 3 at the Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond) in Anaheim, during Cal State Fullerton’s 12th Annual Front & Center gala.
Las Vegas Reception is a Success
Over 30 CSUF alumni and friends gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, February 10 to show their support for the Titan Baseball team and network with other alumni living in the Las Vegas area.