Troy Spencer with Mr. Wilber right before his high school graduation speech. Congratulations Troy! Your hard work continues to pay off and you make FHS and your community proud!
Troy Spencer with Mr. Wilber right before his high school graduation speech. Congratulations Troy! Your hard work continues to pay off and you make FHS and your community proud!
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Class of 2011 Valedictorian, Troy Spencer, was recently honored by Cal Lutheran for his academic achievements. 22 students were recognized for maintaining a 3.9 or higher GPA (on a scale of 4.0). Troy is an accounting major and also an FHS Alumni scholarship recipient. http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/blog/2015/5/14/troy-spencer-2011-recei...

 


 

Camarillo, CA - Representing Austria, South Africa, the U.S., Sweden and the Republic of the Congo at different times taught CSU Channel Islands (CI) junior Nick Gomez to assess global dilemmas from all angles.

“It forces you to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and look at issues through the lens of another country,” Gomez said. Gomez is a member of CI’s Model UN Team, a revolving group of CI students who regularly participate in intercollegiate Model United Nations conferences and recently brought home several awards.

The conferences allow college students from all over the U.S. to tackle global problems that confound world leaders, including religious freedom, the rights of indigenous people and treatment of women, to name just a few issues. CI students receive credit for coursework and conference participation.

“They prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure,” said CI Professor of Political Science Andrea Grove, Ph.D., faculty team leader along with Political Science lecturer Christopher Scholl, Ph.D.

Each year, 15 to 17 students travel to the Western Collegiate Model United Nations (WestMUN) conference at Santa Barbara City College in March and the Model United Nations of the Far West (MUNFW) near Seattle, Washington in April.

“This time, one of the committees was dealing with human trafficking, another one with sustainable development issues and another with cyber-terrorism,” Grove said. “It’s an experiential way for students to learn about global issues. They have to do research on these global issues to prepare for the conference.”

At the conference, each student is placed with a delegation charged with representing a specific U.N. country.

“I’ve represented India, Austria, Ecuador, South Africa,” said CI senior Sara Sanders, 22. “Ireland was really interesting because it’s such a small island nation that is so dependent on the European Union.”

The participants serve on model U.N. committees such as the U.N. Security Council, the World Health Organization or UNESCO.

“They don’t call me Sara, they call me ‘the delegate from India’ or ‘the delegate from Ireland,’ Sanders said.

The students also compete for awards such as Best Speaker or Best Diplomat.
At WestMUN, Best Speaker awards went to CI students Nick Gomez, Jeanette Quiroz, Sebastian Navarro, and Hannah Senninger.

Best Diplomat awards went to Maria Barrios and Daniel Aspinwall with honorable mentions for Best Diplomat going to Victor Frausto and Jenny Arevalo. CI also swept the awards at MUNFW, where honors are given to delegations as opposed to individuals. Three of the four delegations populated with CI students won awards. They were: El Salvador, Austria and Tanzania.

“Also, graduating senior Sara Sanders was selected to be the Secretary General at the Western Model UN conference next year,” Grove said. “This is a fantastic honor.”

Sanders— graduates Saturday with a double major in history and political science—has been to nine conferences during her four years at CI. She said the emails and queries about the 2016 conference in March have already started filling up her inbox.

Aside from the valuable experience she gains from organizing next year’s conference, “I’m happy to have been selected because it gives me a good excuse to come back to California,” Sanders said.

Sanders, who hopes to be a university professor someday, is going on to pursue a master’s degree in political science at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.

The California State University (CSU) will reach a significant milestone of 3 million alumni during commencement in spring 2015 and has launched the world’s largest yearbook. The Class of 3 Million online yearbook is an interactive platform where alumni can create a profile and connect with the millions of other alumni from the 23 CSU campuses across the state. Alumni who sign up for the yearbook will also be entered into a special contest to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for a current or future student, sponsored by Herff Jones. For more information about the yearbook and the Class of 3 Million, visit https://classof3million.calstate.edu/

 


 
Valedictorians, Honor Society members highlighted

California Lutheran University honored several top students for their academic achievements at the 44th Annual Honors Day Banquet this month.

Jared Berman of Westlake Village and Lauren Witman of Simi Valley both received the Provost’s Award for Academic Excellence as valedictorians of the Class of 2015. They had the highest cumulative GPAs for all college work. Berman is a biology major who has conducted research in genetics and developmental biology since freshman year. He is a member of the Tri Beta honor society and University Honors Program and has served as vice president of both the Scandinavian Student Club and the leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. Witman is majoring in psychology and minoring in theology and Christian leadership. She is also a member of the University Honors Program and Omicron Delta Kappa as well as the Psi Chi honor society and has been active in campus ministry and community service.

Twenty-two new members of the Scholastic Honor Society were named. Upper division students qualify for the university’s highest academic honor by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.9 on a 4.0 scale. No more than 5 percent of the students from each graduating class are invited to participate. The members are Michael Alvarez, a business administration major from Newhall; BJ (Jack) Bension, a physics major from Agoura Hills; Salvador Brito, a biochemistry major from Oxnard; Brooke Delao, a chemistry major from Simi Valley; Justin Fallon, an exercise science major from Burbank; Ryan Fleming, a political science major from Moorpark; Julie Griffin, an English major from Fremont; Rebecca Haas, an exercise science major from Moorpark; Brian Hix, a music major from Sisters, Oregon; Kevlyn Holmes, a psychology major from Gazelle; Adrienne Ingalla, an exercise science major from Glendale; Michael Maimone, a business administration major from Woodland Hills; Jadie Mathews, a liberal studies major from Moorpark; George Nasr, a computer science major from Newbury Park; Sarah Peterson, an English major from Pleasanton; Kelsey Pettijohn, a business administration major from Malibu; Jennifer Robinson, a history major from Simi Valley; Troy Spencer, an accounting major from Fillmore; Austin Swank, a biology major from Paso Robles; James Sweeden, a business administration major from Omaha, Nebraska; Courtney Vendetti, a psychology major from Northridge; and Taylor Will, an exercise science major from Santa Maria.

Kellie Warren, a Thousand Oaks English major, received the $1,000 Mark Van Doren Poetry Prize for a collection of poems. English Department faculty awarded Peterson the $500 Ledbetter Prize for Excellence in Writing for a literary essay that was deemed the best literary work by an English major. Matthew Ruffino of Moorpark received the $500 O. Fritiof Ander History Award as the most outstanding senior history major, and biochemistry major Trevor Hougen of San Diego received the $500 Smith Family Writing History Award for the best history paper submitted during the year.

 


 
Separate morning and afternoon ceremonies on May 16 will accommodate growing number of graduates and guests
California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands

More than 2,000 CSU Channel Islands (CI) candidates for graduation will receive degrees in separate morning and afternoon ceremonies on Saturday, May 16. In addition to hitting the milestone of 10,000 alumni this year, CI joins the CSU Class of 3 Million, making its graduates exclusive members of the nation's largest, most diverse and well-known public university system.

The morning ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and will include the following academic programs:
Anthropology, Art, Chicana/o Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Education, English, History, Liberal Studies, Performing Arts, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and teaching credentials. Additionally, William "Bill" Kearney will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (L.H.D.).

The afternoon ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. and will include the following academic programs:
Applied Physics, Biology, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Biotechnology/MBA, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science & Resource Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, Nursing, and Spanish. CI alum Gary Cushing '10 will receive CI's Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Students eligible to receive degrees or credentials include candidates from fall 2014, spring and summer 2015. A live Web streaming of the ceremonies will be available by visiting: http://go.csuci.edu/live. Students and guests attending the ceremonies can use #cigrad on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, App.net, Vine, and Google+ to be featured on our official Tagboard at http://go.csuci.edu/cigrad.

For additional information, contact commencement@csuci.edu or 805-437-3100, or visit www.csuci.edu/commencement.

Masters
Sinu Bessy Abraham, Jennifer Acosta, Ray Alfano, Joe Allison, Zeel Amin, Dev Ananda, Bryn Aquino, Lana Bachman, Ali Baig, Nicole Bogdanich, Mohammad Borhanpour, Rocio Bravo Chavez, Daniel Brenneise, Phillip Bryant, Dominique Burns, Omar Castillo, Jon Chacon, James Chater, Natalie Chillo-Bradley, Zahra Chimeh, Kristin Chiniaeff, Jose Colon, Jennifer Conmay, Aaron Contreras, Kali Cottingame, Stephanie Denson, Nicholas Desautels, David Diano, Andrew Diaz, Suresh Divya, Ramsinh Dodia, Shanah Elliott, Aimee Flores, Ian Foutz, Logan Froman, Payal Gala, Prathyusha Garimidi, Michael Ghens, Matthew Gobuty, Karen Gomes, Monica Gonzales, Chad Graham, Katy Greenwood, PhiVan Ha, Effat Habibi, Sage Hathaway, Derrick Hau, Timothy Havel, Ildiko Hazak, Jessica Hendricks, Valerie Hennes, Ryan Howe, Jonathan Ikola, Emily Ip, Chuan Jiang, Daniel Joseph, Michael Kaiser, Amrit Kaur, Bora Kim, Zack Klamn, Malavika Krishnamurthy Sarvalaxmi, Rex Lacambacal, Steven Lancaster, Kristopher Leslie, Alvin Little, Samantha Lui, Elizabeth Lust, Marjorie Maas, Viviana Magana-Laureano, Emmanuel Manasievici, Dantha Manikka-Baduge, Margarita Martinez, Michael Mazmanian, Daniel McCoy, Eric Meissner, Victor Mikhaltsevich, Kelly Milstead, Michelle Moeller, Laeeq Mohammad, Janeth Moran Cervantes, Melanie Morrow, Jeannette Mujica, Adrian Mummey, Nicholette Murraybruce, Vignesh Nadar, Artemis Naderkhani, Aruna Naik, Christopher Ngo, Viet Nhan, Victoria Nigro, Adam Northrup, Esther Omaiye, Arthela Osorio, Ramya Pasupuleti, Jigar Patel, Nilkamal Patni, Joshua Plat, Susan Portugal, Tania Rapoza, Kimberly Reinholdt, Christopher Rini, Lindsay Romo, Shane Sakamaki-Ching, Elise Salles, Susan Santos, Nicole Sarris, Harriet Sarto, Joseph Saweres, Patrick Shaw, Monica Sides, Mallika Singh, Vincent Siu, Matthew Sprinkle, John Stebbins, Michael Stensrud, Jaratporn Sungkamee, Kristin Tejeda, Kelly Thomas, Mirela Todorova, Charles Tran, Danny Tran, Colin Trousdale, Bao Truong, Brian Tusi, William Van Trigt, Don Vo, Jonathan Weitz, Alan West, Philip West, Melissa Whitacre, Christopher Wolf, Sumanth Yaratha, Brian Yip

Credentials
Bridget Banyai, Abigail Barrett, Andrea Bates, Andrew Berkovich, Leslie Burke, Lauren Burubeltz, Julia Carrillo, Mario Casillas, Maria Castells, Sandra Ceja, Jonathan Chang, Asia Colvin, Ashley Cox, Ryan Creadick, Megan Cummings, Allison Davenport, Torie Deinhard, Alondra Dorado Silva, Etelina Durazo, Kathryn Earnest, German Figueroa, Jennifer Figueroa, Dedra Fischer-Dobson, Carrie Fong, David Ford, Meagan Forrest, Joscelyn Franzoy, Taira Garces, Catri Grisso, Marisol Guillen, Amelia Gutierrez, Jenny Hawkins, Lauren Hicks, Sara Hocamp, Gabrielle Holmes, Matthew Jackson, Arlene Jimenez, Maddisen Kays, Nicole Kilpatrick, April Lecroy, Tonetta Lone Elk, Nico Lopez, Paige Loveland, Jazmin Martinez, Christopher Mastrovito, Amanda Mayfield, Scott Mccardell, Ryan McCurdy, Kalley Medina, Hanna Mehring, Irma Melgoza-Vasquez, Amy Miyamoto, Amber Moise, Kimberly Mutolo, Jason Naczek, Andrew Navarro, Christopher Nichols, Jesse Nishimura, Brittany Nuzum, Elia Olmos, Wade Perkins, Beth Perry, Scott Platt, Kaitlyn Poindexter, Alejandra Ramos, Jessica Regina, Michael Reid, Kyle Ripley, Victor Rodriguez, Brenda Rubio, Mallory Ruiz, Kevin Ryan, Nikole Sandoval, Krystal Sarabia-Rocha, Jackson Sauthoff, Lyndsey Schroeder, Megan Sment, Betty Smith, Robert Spears, Beth Tappin, Marisela Torres, Diana Troutman, Elizabeth Tsipouras, Laura Uchiyama, Sheri Usher, Rubi Valencia Andrade, Elizabeth Velasco, Jennifer Ventura, Laura Wilson, Tasha Wisniewski, Reilly Zaloom

Baccalaureates
Amanda Aaron, Jessica Abbott, Khalil Abdul-Fattah, Michael Abeloe, Scott Abernethy, Lauren Aboytes, Clint Abraham, Jaime Abruzzese, Kevin Aceituno, Jessica Acevedo, Selene Acosta, Tyler Adachi, Aubrey Adair, Jean Adame, NIcholas Agheli, Gabriel Agosto, Andrea Aguayo, Andres Aguilera, Rocio Aguilera, Cynthia Aguirre, Karla Aguirre, Molly Aguirre, Sabrina Aguirre, Olivia Agundes, Shane Ahern, Cameron Ahmadian, Haidi Ahmed, Zain Ahmed, Betzabeth Ahumada, Zein Alameddine, Nigel Alandy, Karen Alaniz, Sandra Alaniz, Itzel Alarcon, Gabriel Alcantar, Stephanie Alcaraz, Maryflor Alegria, Ashley Alexander, Ryan Alexander, Christopher Alfarero, David Allen, Meredith Allison, Aya Al-Najjar, Lauren Alonzo, Zane Alston, Alexandra Alva-Black, Brenda Alvarado, Lio Alvarado, Monica Alvarado, Rocio Alvarado, Tiffany Alvarado, Sabrina Alvarez, Gregory Amantia, Arianna Amavisca, Edgar Ambriz, Gloria Ambriz, Alexander Amerault, Jose Amezcua, Keyon Aminian, Taylor Amstutz, Jason Amurao, Jordin Anastasia, Cristina Andalon, Roberta Anders, Carly Anderson, Heather Anderson, Karli Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Gabriela Andrade, Luis Andrade, Marisela Andrade, Stephen Andrews, Alexandra Angel, Elyse Angel, Cristina Anglin, Corinne Angress, Alexis Apodaca, Michelle Aquino, Edgar Arambula Morales, Fergielyn Aranzazu, Janelle Archambault, Claudia Arellano, Nancy Arellano, Jenny Arevalo, Manuel Arevalo, Shauna Arguello, Matthew Armstrong, Alexandra Arreola, Marcos Arroyo Lopez, Jenessa Asher, John Rovin Aspuria, Elie Assaad Boutros, Tamara Astorga, Jonathon Avila, Justine Avila, Maria Avila, Fernando Ayala, Juan Ayala, Michael Ayala, Ladan Babaeian, Amber Babcock, Andres Baca, Guisela Bahena, Kenneth Bahr, Amanda Baker, Kelsey Baker, Negin Bakhtiari, Ryan Bakkum, Amanda Balades, Criselle Balinos, Chelsey Ballot, Christina Balster, Melissa Baran, Sean Barber, Ted Barber, Brittney Barlow, Bianca Barnes, Kelly Barnes, Tracy Barnes, Courtney Barr, Hannah Barrella, Krystyne Barrera, Luke Barrett, Zachary Barrett, Aaron Barro, Jose Barron, Marcela Barron, Nicholas Bartolone, Emily Barwig, Robert Bauer, Gerardo Bautista, Juan Bautista, Lady Rufa Bautista, Jennie Beal, Faustino Becerra, Patrick Beckley, Joanna Beinfeld, Ryon Bell, Anthony Beltran, Stephanie Benedetti, Brandon Bennett, Megan Bennett, Kathryn Bergman, Dana Berlin, Samantha Bernal, Hayley Berning, Candice Berry, Adolfo Berumen, Torey Best, Marie Bestle, Ericka Betancourt, Samantha Betteridge, Jason Bingaman, Kelly Bissell, Shawntelle Bivens, Sarah Black, Jacob Blade, Nicolle Blair, Taylor Blair, Claire Blakey, Benjamin Blanchard, Mireille Blanchard, Devon Blankenship, Natalie Block, Kyle Blossom, Susan Blough, Stephanie Blumberg, Zachary Bolick, Cheryl Bonito, Justin Bosco, Hailee Bowden, Rebecca Bower, Angelica Bowers, Amanda Brackenhoff, Tess Bradburn, Emily Bragginton, Michael Braico, Mercedes Braly, Kellye Bramel, Tei Brandle, Regina Brannock, Robert Brawders, Joseph Brazil, Janice Brcich, Ebony Breaux, Samantha Breedlove, Todd Bregman, Landon Brenner, Jennifer Brice, Jeff Bricker, Jordan Briers, Andrew Brinkman, Hayden Brodsky, Heather Brooks, Mathew Brooks, Emily Broughton, Lindsey Brower, Sarah Brower, Wesley Brower, Brittany Brown, Geneva Brown, Leslie Brown, Ming Jun Brown, Janet Browne, Veronica Browning, Cody Broyles, Jessica Bruce, Benjamin Brust, Carrie Buchanan, Kilian Buchenau, Sarah Buckley, Katelyn Budroe, Joanne Budzinski, Alyssa Buechler, Roberto Bueno, Sergio Bueno, Ashley Bullard, Jason Bunnell, Julie Bunting, Jake Burak, Mark Burgess, Ryan Burke, Jennifer Burkhard, Kerry Burns, Eric Burton, Anna Bury, Connor Bush, Jordan Bustillos, Robert Cabello, Jaypril Cabillan, Brandon Caddell, Michael Cagle, Matthew Cain, Amanda Calderon, Cesar Calderon Sanchez, Moira Callahan-Lenox, Christopher Callan, Katelyn Callaway, Jonathanne Calupe, Karen Camago, Ricardo Camarillo, Carla Campos, Ana Candara, Margarita Canela, Tiffany Canfield, Ann Cano, Uriel Cano, Gilbert Capulong, Rigo Cardona, Aliesha Cardoza, Courtney Carlson, Jacqueline Carmona, Meghan Carr, Daisy Carranza, Kristen Carrell, Esmeralda Carretero Rodriguez, Andrea Carrillo, Andrew Carrillo, Troy Carson, Whitney Carver, David Casas, Aldo Castaneda, Pedro Castellon, Mireya Castillo, Jonathan Castillo Guizar, Ana Castro, Michelle Castro, Robin Castro, Melidsa Castro Espana, Krista Catalano, Carina Celio, Andrea Cendejas, Cynthia Centeno, Urbano Centeno, Jordan Cerovski, Victoria Cerrilla-Olsen, Sarah Cerritos, Juan Cervantes, Leticia Cervantes, Kristina Cervi, Pablo Chalott, James Chambers, Marybeth Chambers, Jake Chancer, Diana Chavez, Jesse Chavez, Melanie Chavez, Ramon Chavez, Yuante Chen, Cameron Cheyne, Jessica Chiang, Helen Chicas, Paola Chicas Gomez, Jordyn Chism, Hoon Cho, Kathy Chou, Alison Christensen, Jennifer Ciaccio, Armando Cisneros, Lorena Cisneros Lopez, Brandon Clark, Christian Clark, Erica Clark, Esther Clark, Mary Clark, Kevin Clay, Allison Clayton, Raymond Clayton, Nico Clemencon-Charles, Stephanie Clements, Jonathan Clever, Melissa Clift, Douglas Clifton, Bailey Clincy, Shaye Clubb, Makenna Cobey, Dana Cochran, Stephanie Coghlan, Christian Cole, Catherine Coleman, Cecily Colgate, John Collado, Lucia Collazo, Karen Comey, Benjamin Comfort, Jacob Conboy, Fred Contrata, Erica Contreras, Rebecca Contreras, Sheila Contreras, Tania Cook, Micah Cookes, Morgan Cooley, Idalmy Coot, Sarah Coover, Cory Cordero-Rabe, Alysha Cordova, Maria Cordova, Jessica Cornelius, Debra Cornick, Ernest Coronado, Alicia Cortes, Coyolicatzi Cortes, Martin Cortez, Shelby Corwin, Cynthia Cosio, Gina Costa, Garrett Coulson, David Covarrubias, Alexander Cowans, Tatiana Craivanu, Allyson Crane, Robert Crane, Zackary Crawford, Shannon Crean, Annie Crevier, Samantha Crumrine, Alexandra Cruz, Jennifer Cruz, Kristen Cruz, Sandra Cruz Ocampo, Marcella Cuevas, Stephanie Cuevas, Richard Culp, Scott Cummings, Andrew Cunningham, Gregory Cutler, Inga Dahlstedt, Jacob Dahneke, Alice Dal Moro, Lauren Dalton, Amanda Daly, Lindsey Davies, Angelique Davis, Haley Davis, Chelsea Davy, Deonte Dawson, Ashley Day, Kenneth De Alday, Marisol De Casas Pilotzi, Ramir De Castro, Luciane De Greef, Aydedt De Jesus, Desiree De La Torre, Cristina De Leon, Jasmine De Mange, Mayra De Santiago, Ben de Witte, Lisa Deakin, Eric Dees, Anginette DeFrancisis, James Deibel, Alexander Delgado, Elizabeth Delgado, Laura Delgado, Patricia D'Emidio, Holly Denning, Robert Dennis, Kaiya Densa, Travis Dergan, Kayla Derichsweiler, Matthew Desai, Haley Desenberg, Daylin Dettenmayer, Natalie Di Raimondo, Alejandra Diaz, Amber Diaz, Antonio Diaz, Joseph Diaz, Maria Diaz Cardenas, Cristina Dibartolo, Melissa Dickerson, Brittany Dickinson, Laine Dickison, Kaitlin Dillon, Hannah Dineley, Robert Dinkel, Chelsey DiPanni, Kelsey DiPietro, Philip DiRaffaele, Bruno Do Carmo Wilroy, Morgan Doane, Alyssa Dodson, Justin Doering, Keegan Doheney, Priscilla Domingo, Alisha Dominguez, Margaret Donahue, Katherine Donelson, Jason Doolittle, Julia Dorosh, Jenna Dotts, Sarah Douglas, Justin Dover, Amelia Dreizler, Nathaniel Drenth, Daniel Dress, Kathleen Drom, Evelyn Duarte, Jeanette Dubon, Quincee Ducos, Jessica Dueker, Mikaela Dueker, Osbelia Duenas, John Duff, Drew Duncan, Liam Duncan, Alma Duran, Arnulfo Duran, David Duran, Maria Duran, Melissa Duran, Samuel Dutter, Gian Carlo Dye- Oliva, Ashley Eads, Megan Earle, Elyse Earwood, Taylor Ebbert, Kellee Eberle, Daniel Edwards, Molly Edwards, Paige Egelston, Andrew Eichner, Matthew Eifert, Emily Eisen, Carl Eisenthal, Anna Elias, Stephanie Ellerbe, Douglas Ellis, Dylan Ellis, Sarah Ellsworth, Peter Elsousou, Cameron Embree, Addisyn Emery, Sam England, Christopher Enyart, Kelsey Erisman, Katherine Ernst, Irma Escamilla, Daniela Escobedo, Kimberly Esgate, Anthony Esparza, Sharon Espinosa, Iliana Espinoza, Yvette Espinoza, Cassandra Esposito, Marysol Esquivel, Jose Estebes, Christa Estrada, Maritza Estrada, Michelle Evans, Laura Everest, Roman Evgrafov, Tara Faigle, Taylor Farner, Elizabeth Farrell, Nadine Farrell, Cayla Farrington, Renae Farris, Eugenie Fasulo, Gradon Faulkner, Jonathan Fausto, Skye Favela, Jessica Favela-Rojas, Charles Fazzone, Brianne Felber, Danielle Felts, Vincent Ferguson, Michael Fernandez, Daniel Fernandez-Castaneda, Dante Ferrari, Andrea Ferris, Jessica Ferrusquilla, Matthew Fetzer, Morgan Figley, Aurelie Figlio, Diana Figueroa, Mekenna Filaccio, Mychal Fimbres, Denise Finch, Erica Finks, Alexandria Fiori, Roseann Fischer, Joseph Fish, Danielle Fisher, Valerie Fitzpatrick, Kelly Flannery, Airam Flores, Cindy Flores, Laura Flores, Rosalia Flores, Tori Flores, Eve Foisy, Kevin Folino, Jelitsa Fonseca, Jacob Forbes, Jenna Fordis, Lorraine Foronda, Gabriela Fortun, Jordan Forward-Sanchez, Cherish Foster, Brandon Francis, Joshua Francis, Nikole Francisco, Victor Franco, Morgan Franklin, Victor Frausto, Heesoo Frederickson, Catherine Fredgant, Soren Freedlund, Janelle Fried, Yanette Frutos, Jennifer Frye, Jennifer Fuchs, Aaron Fukutomi, Alyssa Fumarolo, Katherine Furman, Alexa Gaddis, Kelly Gadsby, Michelle Gaeta, Gabriel Galindo, Delia Gallegos, Aaron Galvan, Brianna Galvan, Laivy Gamez, Salvador Gamez, Alejandra Garcia, Alexander Garcia, Arturo Garcia, Brenda Garcia, Brittany Garcia, Diana Garcia, Isabel Garcia, Janet Garcia, Julia Garcia, Kimberly Garcia, Kristina Garcia, Marisa Garcia, Marissa Garcia, Nayada Garcia, Raymond Garcia, Rolando Garcia, Stephanie Garcia, Tiffany Garcia, Vicente Garcia, Victor Garcia, Andres Garcia Carbajal, Brianna Garcia-Milner, Cicily Gardea, Susan Gardner, Lauren Garza, Kevin Gaston, Royce Gatdula, Ryanne Gatti, Ashley Genovese, Patrick Geraghty, Chad Gerckens, Caroline Gergen, Laura Geske, Alex Getman, Krystle Getzinger, Teni Gharibians, Chrisoula Giannakopoulos, Douglas Gibbs, Christopher Gibson, Paul Gifford, Maria Gil, Donna Gill, Katherine Gill, Raveena Gill, Kevin Gilreath, Janice Goekler, David Goldberg, Rebecca Goldsmith, Denise Gomez, Evelyn-Tina Gomez, Maleny Gomez, Ryan Gomez, Marc Gonzales, Alejandra Gonzalez, Cecilia Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez, David Gonzalez, Edith Gonzalez, Jessica Gonzalez, Pamela Gonzalez, Rikki Gonzalez, Vanessa Gonzalez, Kathleen Good, Jonathan Goode, Shaina Goodman, Allison Goodwin, Donald Goodyear, Madison Goodyear, Jordan Gootkin, Julia Gothold, Angelique Graffeo, Lia Graham, Carlos Grajeda, Andrea Gramajo, Celena Grant, Sean Green, Julia Greiner, Daniel Grewal, Renzo Grieve, Jordan Griffin, Iva Grigorova, Diane Grill, Allison Grimm, James Griswold, Dylan Groh, James Grundy, Adrianna Guadarrama, Lori Guadarrama, Jeffrey Gudim, Maki Guelcher, Ana Guerrero, Juan Guerrero, Bernadette Guevara, Sarah Gullikson, Perla Gurrola, Ivon Gutierrez, Megan Gutierrez, Karina Gutierrez Soto, Joshua Hager, Amanda Haick, Jennifer Haldeman, Alicia Haley, Maryam Halimi, Cheyenne Hall, Megan Hall, Travis Hall, Tylere Hamm, Taylor Hampson, Luke Hanes, Loren Hansen, Matthew Harada, Lexi Harari, Henry Hardison, Sean Harper, Justin Harris, Matthew Harris, Andrea Harsma, Nathan Hart, Shahdad HashemiDaryani, Kenji Hatakeyama, Nicholas Hatfield, Danit Havton, Lior Havton, Cassidy Hawkins, Hannah Hays, Samantha Helland, Elijah Henke, Kevin Henry, Julia Hensley, Kevin Herbst, Travis Heritage, Brittany Herman, Tyler Hermans, Jiovana Hermosillo, Brianne Hernandez, Denise Hernandez, Jimena Hernandez, Karla Hernandez, Sophia Hernandez, Lara Herrick, Harmony Hertzog, Vanessa Hewitt, Corie Hill, Stephen Hill, Zachary Hill, Marichel Hilliard, Michael Hipskind, Jessica Hirsch, Morgan Hochberg, Lauren Hocker, Jacob Hodge, Leanne Hodgin, Rebekah Hoefer, Amanda Hoffman, Cody Hoffman, John Hogan, Stephanie Holguin, Amy Holguin-Howell, Stephanie Holland, Amanda Hollis, Amanda Holstein, Nicole Holtfreter, Nicole Holtgrave, Rhonna Horney, Danielle Horton, Elena Horton, Kate Horwald, Maitlyn Hoskins, O'Neill Hougland, Ashleigh Housman, Chelsee Howard, Olivia Howells, Jessica Hren, Brittany Hubbard, Aleesa Huber, Sarah Huda, Kierra Huettl, Kali Huggins, Joshua Hughes, William Hughes, Danielle Huguenin, Maribel Huizar, Courtney Hultgen, Maria Hummer Flores, Sean Humphrey, Christine Hurd, John Hurtado, Roxana Hurtado, Sarah Hurtado, Batool Hussain, Laurel Huston-Shapiro, Jack Hwang, Kelsey Ibach, Veronica Ibarra, Kaitlyn Ignacio, Rachel Ilanit, Kevin Illig, Devon Ingalsby, Brittany Ingersoll, Michael Inglima, Catherine Ingram, Zachary Ingram, Thomas Inlow, Jacob Ioannides, Amanda Israel, Andrea Ives, Kiana Jack, Meghan Jackson, Samantha Jacobs, Jessica Jacoby, Ana Jaimes, Jessica Jaramillo, Troy Jasso, Thomas Jenkins, Lindsey Jensen, Adam-John Jimenez, Katherine Jimenez, Roberto Jimenez, Mario Joaquin, Angelique Johnson, Devin Johnson, Megan Johnson, Philip Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Brady Jones, Ethan Jones, Megan Jones, Stephanie Jones, Valerie Jones, Wendy Juarez, Martha Juede, Allison Junod, Jaruwan Kaengaew, Truman Kain, Jeanne Kaiser, Barbara Kaleff, Saro Kanaan, Andrea Kaplan-Hernandez, Nicholas Karam, Hunter Kardinaal, Neil Kardinaal, Lisa Kaye, Adelysha Kazay, Maryam Kazemzadeh, Hailey Keairns, Lauren Kehiayan, Chloe Keller, Lia Kelley, Kirsten Kelly, Logan Kelly, Natalie Kelly, Shane Kennedy, Shane Kennelty, Christine Kenney, Natalie Keshishian, Mirela Khan, Jessica Kidder, Emily Kimbrough, Adam Kinberg, Grier King, Devin Klarner, Lucas Klein, Tracy Klein, Jacob Kleitman, Tyson Kluss, Corey Kniss, Thomas Knouse, Christopher Knowles, Brian Ko, Artur Kochetkov, Kayla Koczian, Candace Koff, James Kofron, Benjamin Kolbeck, Chatbodin Konenakeaw, Thomas Koontz, Lex Koscielak, Tom Kozlowski, Ryan Krafczik, Amber Kramer, Angela Krego, Kelly Krier, Kerri Krizer, Forrest Kroeber, Amber Kuan, Allison Kubant, Elijah Kuhlman, Marlena Kurtz, Michelle Kwan, Theresa LaBass, Brittany Laffoon, Crystal Laigo, Gerald Lajoie, Alexander Lamb, Elizabeth Lampell, Alvaro Landeros, Matthew Landeros, Kathleen Landron, Ryan Landseadel, Kirstin Lane, Taylor Lane, Ailyn Lang, London Lang, Nikola Lapackova, Rachel Lapin, Taylor LaPlant, John Paul LaPointe, Jessica Lara, Vannesa Lara, Leila Larijani, Anthony Larios, Therese Larkin, Daniel Larkins, Erik Larson, Tara Larson, Christian Laserna, Genevieve LaTurner, Keith Laughner, Erynn Laurent, Mar-Kell Law, Victoria Law, An Le, Rosalyn Leach, Jess Leal, Jessica Leal, Vanessa Leal, Andrea Ledezma, Zachary Ledezma, Chase Lee, Chelsea Lee, Claudia Lee, Joanne Lee, Joseph Leisz, Robin Lem, Nicole Lemke, Gabriela Leon, Ryan Leonard, Stephanie Lepas, Anna Lerner, Denise Leung, Jessica Leupold, Kaylin Levi, Whitney Lewis, Timothy Lewsadder, Miguel Leyva, Lesley Licea, Shayne Liess, Mari Ligeralde, Benjamin Ligon, Mirvjena Lila, Aldo Lima, Jonathan Lin, Dylan Lincoln, Cassandra Lindquist, Dylan Lindsey, Charlotte Lippman, Alexandra Lipson, Harriet Liversidge, Darryl Llorin, Alexander Lopez, Carina Lopez, Christa Lopez, Claudia Lopez, Erica Lopez, Evelin Lopez, Faviola Lopez, Luis Lopez, Roxana Lopez, Sebastian Lopez, Valerie Lopez, Harrison Lord, Aquaria Loredo, Cheyenne Lounsbrough, Carli Lovell, Cynthia Loyola, Crystal Lozano, Monica Lua, Elizabeth Lucatero, Brittany-Nicole Lucero, Cassandra Ludwig, Jennifer Lugo, Ivanna Luna, Shanee Lustre, Heather Lynch, Jameson Macaluso, Melanie Macdowell, Rocio Machuca, Maria del Carmen Macias, Noemi Macias, Lara MacIsaac, Cory Madden, Catherine Madinger, Daniel Madrigal, Maria Magana, Natalie Magana, Guadalupe Magaña Orozco, Brett Maikovich, Andrew Majorski, Alejandra Maldonado, David Maldonado, Hannah Malig, Susan Malone, Kaitlyn Mandour, Kandace Mangold, April Mangum, Laura Manriquez, Sophia Manson, Alexandria Manzano, Sierra Marangola, Hannah Marcano, Kristy Marin, Juliette Marquez, Peter Marquez, Lauren Marshburn, Benjamin Marta, Andrea Martinez, Ashleigh Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Courtney Martinez, Gabriela Martinez, Guadalupe Martinez, Jazmin Martinez, Lizet Martinez, Max Martinez, Melissa Martinez, Robert Martinez, Mayra Martinez Torralba, Andrea Masterson, Lauren Masterson, Abraham Matalon, Cynthia Mathes, Joseph Mathews, Laura Mathews, Nicole Mathews, Korina Matyas, Jesse Mauck, Maedi Mauricio, Kaitlin Maxwell, Caroline Mayengo, Ashley Mayer, Rachel Maynard, Brandi Mazzuca, Sean McBeth, Scott McCardell, Bridget McCarthy, Colleen McCarthy, Teche McCarthy, Matthew McCartney, Garrett McCarty, Ricky McCormies, Candice Mccoy, Nina McCoy, Alyssa McDonald, Megan McDonald, Janet McEachern, Nena McGath, Madeline McGinnis, Courtney McGowan, Melanie McGowan, Lindsey McHugh, Teale McIntosh, Alyssia McMorris, Kelsey McNary, Carmen Medina, Jose Medina, Leslie Medina, Miguel Medina, Rachel Medina, Golafarin Mehran Razy, Edina Meiners, Nancy Mejia, Ana Menchaca, Dianna Menchaca, Guadalupe Menchaca, Carlos Mendez, Janessa Mendez, Francisco Mendez Manrique, Albert Mendoza, Dora Mendoza, Heidy Mendoza, Melissa Mendoza, Sydney Mendoza, Marichu Mercado, Oliver John Mercado, Bethany Mesker, Sarah Messi, Nicholas Messing, Andrew Metzger, Jessica Meyer, Natali Meza, Raul Meza, Paul Michael, Charles Michener, Megan Mikhail, Alexia Miller, Hayden Miller, Jonathan Miller, Mical Miller, Tyler Miller, Felipe Mireles, Thomas Mirzakhanian, Anne Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell, Alina Mitina, Hannah Mize, Jennifer Mizon, Anna Mobley, Robert Modine, Kimia Moini, Victor Mojica, Derrick Molera, April Mondragon, Evy Monge, Juana Monroy, Marisol Montanez, Caitlin Montgomery, Autumn Moon, Nathan Moon, Kayleen Moore, Nancy Moore, Abraham Mora, Andrea Mora, Jose Mora, Monica Mora, Monica Mora, Alexander Morales, Dante Morales, Jose Morales, Adriana Moreno, Joanna Moreno, Kara Morison, Casey Moroney, Amy Morris, Hannah Morris, Lorie Morris, Amanda Mosher, Melinda Mosher, Andriy Moskalyk, Brianna Mosqueda, Rose Moss, Caleb Mossembekker, Shelby Mota, Samantha Motyl, Megan Mountan, Loy Mueller, Zaakirah Muhammad, Jasmin Munguia, Miguel Munguia, Gloria Munoz, Maria Munoz, Camren Murphy, Evan Murray, Monique Nadeau, Kylie Nadon, Roxanne Nassoudi, Katia Nava, Jeremiah Navarro, Mayra Navarro- Escamilla, Caitlin Neely, John Nefalar, Eric Nelson, Nicole Nelson, Brent Nessel, Nicholas Neubrand, Vanessa Nevarez, Brandon Newcomer, Ryan Newkirk, Allison Newton, Quoc Ngo, Catherine Nguyen, Han Nguyen, Kimberly Nguyen, Mimi Nguyen, Nikko Nguyen, Tuan Nguyen, Hayden Nicholson, Kathryn Nicks, Carina Nieto, Thomas Nilon, Hana Nishio, Jason Nitcha, Jarod Nocella, Katherine Nolan, Ryan Noorbehesht, Amanda Norman, Scott Norwood, Kathleen Noyes, Alexis Nunez, Monica Nunez, Alma Ocampo, Christopher Occhipinti, Nicholas Occhipinti, Amy Ochoa, Alexandria Ohnemus, Natalie Ohrt, Nallely Ojeda Rojas, Jocelyn Olivares, Rury Olivares, Viviana Olivo, Patricia Olmedo, Alessandra Olmedolara, Chris Olsen, Zachary Olsen, Edgar Olvera, Yvette Ordaz, Paulina Orellana, Rosa Orellana, Jesus Ornelas, Jessica Orozco, Yuliana Orozco, Jose Orozco Mata, Allen Orrante, Celina Ortiz, Raymond Ortiz, Tiphanie Ortiz, Alyssa Orton, Nicholas Ostrander, John Ota, Kathryn Pace, Riana Pack, Joseph Padgett, Natalie Padilla, Marissa Paiz, Nicolas Palacios, Edith Palmer, Alissa Pang, Agustin Pantoja, Lisa Panza, Lauren Panzera, Giana Parisi, Keith Parker, Tracy Parkes, Robert Parmelee, Liana Parra, Alexandra Parson, Anita Patel, Natalie Patenaude, Rushabh Pattani, Christine Paul, Ryan Paul, Alysha Payne, Karlo Paz, Kelsey Peace, Jelon Peavy, Amelia Pecsok, Nathan Pedrick, Troy Peele, Syed Peeran, Todd Peltzer, Jairo Pena, Priscilla Pena, Spencer Penuela, Carlos Peralta, Adriana Perez, Anacriss Perez, Felipe Perez, Frank Perez, Mary Perez, Nicole Perez, Jose Perezcampos, Leonardo Perlera, Bernadette Perttula, Andreya Peru, Monica Pesqueda, Charlotte Petersen, Tara Petersen, Kaylee Peterson, Lauren Peterson, Sandra Peyton, David Pfau, Sean Phillip, Jenna Phillips, Todd Phillips, Max Pido, Kimberly Pilpil, Elizabeth Pina, Marisela Pina, Daniel Pipolo, Keegan Pittman, Marina Pitts, Jennifer Poduje, Riley Polek-Davis, Cynthia Ponce, Jesus Ponce, Sean Ponder, Katrina Pope, Cody Porter, Giovanna Posca, Keela Potter, Shawn Potter, Christopher Pound, Corinne Powell, Laura Powell, Tyler Powell, Kathryn Power, Jaydev Prajapati, Bridget Presta, Ruthie Preston, Jenna Prewitt, Zachary Pritchard, Heidi Proctor, Julia Proctor, Nay Puckett, Cole Puente, Gabriela Pulido Vega, Daniel Puliti, Briana Quesada, Amanda Quick, Katrina Mae Quintos, Jeanette Quiroz, Kelly Raba, Janelle Radak, Ethan Rae, Ashley Rafael, Lindsay Raft, Chloe Rahimzadeh, Lateefah Rahman, Rosalie Raigoza, Carissa Raines, Amanda Ramirez, Amber Ramirez, Austin Ramos, Mary Ramos, Viridiana Ramos, Alexander Rankin, Marilyn Raper, Michael Rapp, Joyce Rara, Kenneth Raschke, Sarah Rasmussen, Angela Rawlings, Yvette Rayas, Jose Razon, Christopher Rea, Alex Rebollar, Megan Redler, Edward Reed, Jacob Reed, Nelson Reid, Wilson Reid, Stephanie Renteria-Perez, Tamara Renzi, Claudia Reveles, Alexa Reyes, Cameron Reyes, Elizabeth Reyes, Daniella Riad, Victoria Rico, Aimee Riegner, Jonathan Rigsbee, Diana Riley, Juan Rios, Robert Ristow, Andrew Rivera, Cesar Rivera, Georgina Rivera, Jasmine Elizabeth Rivera, Winverly Rivera, Race Rizzuti, Shane Robbins, David Roberts, Max Roberts, Samantha Roberts, Donna Robertson, Lindsey Robertson, Sandra Robin, Natasha Robinett, Paul Robinson, Mabel Robles, Monica Robles, Rosana Rocha, Angela Rodriguez, Claudia Rodriguez, Edgar Rodriguez, Hector Rodriguez, Jennifer Rodriguez, Joseph Rodriguez, Luz Angelica Rodriguez, Nestor Rodriguez, Walter Rodriguez, Andrew Rogers, Bethany Rogers, Brandon Rogers, Christopher Rogers, Jade Rohrbach, Fernanda Romano, Brenda Romero, Carlo Romero, Michael Romero-Quiroga, Noel Rosal, Elizabeth Rosales, Roxana Rosales, Arely Rosales-Ramirez, Maritza Rosas, Yesenia Rosas, Kari Rose, Jill Rosenberg, Shelby Ross, Arriel Rougeau, Anamarie Rowe, Randi Roy, Martha Rubio, Rhonica Rubio, Nolan Rudd, Lisa Rudin, Andrea Ruiz, Erica Ruiz, Lilian Ruiz, Lorely Ruiz, Nichole Ruiz, Michael Ruiz-Summers, Sarah Rushton, Isabella Russell, Gavin Rutnam, Lizet Ruvalcaba 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About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI's strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master's degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI's Social Media.

The California State University (CSU) will reach a significant milestone of 3 million alumni during commencement in spring 2015 and has launched the world's largest yearbook. The Class of 3 Million online yearbook is an interactive platform where alumni can create a profile and connect with the millions of other alumni from the 23 CSU campuses across the state. Alumni who sign up for the yearbook will also be entered into a special contest to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for a current or future student, sponsored by Herff Jones. For more information about the yearbook and the Class of 3 Million, visit https://classof3million.calstate.edu/

 


 
Gary Cushing
Gary Cushing

Camarillo, CA - A Camarillo civic and business leader who earned his college degree at 55 will once again don a cap and gown at the CSU Channel Islands (CI) commencement ceremony.

On May 16, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce CEO and CI graduate Gary Cushing, now 60, will accept CI's Distinguished Alumnus Award for his success and generosity in a number of different arenas.

"Gary is the definition of the CI Way," said Tania Garcia, Director of Development, Alumni Relations. "He gives back to the community on a regular basis. He is on so many different boards I can't even name them all. He is the community go-to guy because everyone knows they can trust him, and no matter how busy he is, he gets the job done."

CI gives the award to an alumnus who has had success in his or her career field, is active in the community and contributes time, talent and other resources back to CI.

Cushing says receiving this award is "very special" to him, adding that he does all he can to promote CI because he believes it provides an opportunity for a higher education for a population that wouldn't otherwise be able to pursue a degree.

Cushing offers himself as a perfect example.

His life was going well at age 52. He had worked his way up through the restaurant ranks—starting as a teen busboy in Burbank—to become the owner of three Marie Callender's restaurants in Ventura County and one in Santa Barbara. He still owns the restaurant in Camarillo, which opened in 1989.

He had a wonderful wife, eight children and 13 grandchildren. But family and work responsibilities had always kept one life goal just out of reach.

He had never earned a college degree.

"My brother and two sisters all had degrees. I was the only one without a degree," Cushing said. "It was always something I wanted to do, but since we never had a university out here, it wasn't possible."

CSU Northridge was too much of a commute, but when Ventura County's first four-year public university opened in 2002, Cushing's dream became attainable.

"President Rush used to come into the restaurant all the time and I would ask him about the University," Cushing said.

With encouragement from President Rush in 2007, he enrolled and in 2010, he graduated with a degree in political science.

To his delight, there were other students in their 50s who also were pursuing degrees.

Cushing went on to get a master's degree in public policy from California Lutheran University, so now he is the most educated of his siblings.

Today, Cushing is President/CEO of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and Owner/Principal of Cushing Public Affairs, a firm he founded to lobby for local businesses and organizations.
Since he took over the Chamber in January 2014, he has turned it around, increasing membership and cash flow.

Not only has Cushing contributed financial resources, time and talent to the University, he has traveled to Sacramento to help lobby for CI, which he believes is essential to the area, and for all students both traditional and non-traditional.

"The type of student we have within the CSU system and especially at CI is the student who has a lot of other life challenges," Garcia said. "He or she might be a parent, a single parent, or might be the first in the family to go to college. I think Gary is the epitome of the idea that, no matter what your situation, you can reach success and the University is here to support you in whatever way you need."

The CI Alumni & Friends Association provides services to its graduates with career help and a mentorship program. The association also keeps alumni involved with the University community and encourages alumni philanthropy, as CI's graduates are the future developers of the campus.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI's strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master's degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI's Social Media.

The California State University (CSU) will reach a significant milestone of 3 million alumni during commencement in spring 2015 and has launched the world's largest yearbook. The Class of 3 Million online yearbook is an interactive platform where alumni can create a profile and connect with the millions of other alumni from the 23 CSU campuses across the state. Alumni who sign up for the yearbook will also be entered into a special contest to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for a current or future student, sponsored by Herff Jones. For more information about the yearbook and the Class of 3 Million, visit https://classof3million.calstate.edu/

 
California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA - The clash between free speech and freedom of religion has resulted in bloodshed more than once.

The most recent and one of the bloodiest was on Jan. 7, 2015, when two armed brothers broke into the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and killed 12 people to avenge a cartoon the magazine published of the Islamic prophet Muhammed.

The tragedy polarized shocked citizens who proclaimed support for free speech with "Je suis Charlie" and those who saw it as blasphemy who proclaimed "Je ne suis pas Charlie."

Freedom of speech versus what other cultures consider blasphemy is the subject of the first of several lectures on sensitive topics considered "undiscussable," according to organizer Panda Kroll, Esq., a CSU Channel Islands (CI) business law lecturer.

All of the seminars will cover some form of bias we may harbor about everything from religion to sexual orientation to race.

"My goal with these talks is, can we have a conversation where we have some exposure to people with different strategies and values that's a safe conversation?" Kroll said. "Can we have a civil dialogue experience?"
The first seminar: "Bias and Blasphemy: A Medieval Concept with Contemporary Consequences" will take place at noon, Wednesday, April 29 at the Ventura County Bar Association at 4475 Market Street in Ventura.

The guest speaker for the first presentation will be lifelong social activist Dr. John Suarez, a retired Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and Trustee for Americans United for Separation of Church and Outreach Coordinator, Center For Inquiry.

Suarez, of Thousand Oaks, speaks about civil rights, social and economic justice, the environment, public education and the First Amendment. On Wednesday, he will discuss balancing the right to free speech with what others may consider hate speech.

"The attack on Charlie Hebdo symbolically said 'We are not going to let you speak freely and say things that are negative,'" Suarez said. "I think we should go out of our way not to offend anyone, but on the other hand, I don't think we should welcome an outside element telling us and pushing us to revise our basic freedoms."

The rest of the presentations are:

— "Gender and Sexual Diversity: Cultural and Legal Issues regarding Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Transgender Community."
Speaking will be Amara Kirby, Esq., Deputy Public Defender for the office of the Ventura County Public Defender.

Kirby has a decade of experience with Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) legal and social concerns. The presentation will be Wednesday, May 27 at the Tower Club at 300 E. Esplanade Dr. in Oxnard.

"Bias and Religious Garb," by Naseem Kabir, of the Conejo Valley Islamic Center who is also a microbiologist. Wednesday, July 1, at noon at the Ventura County Bar Association, 4475 Market Street in Ventura.

"Our Innate Cognitive Biases: How Emotion and Tribalism Divide us and How to Avoid Prejudice and Hype." The guest speaker will be Tom Krause, who holds a doctorate in psychology. Wednesday, July 29, at noon at the Ventura County Bar Association, 4475 Market Street in Ventura. Krause is a management consultant and former chairman of an Ojai-based global consulting firm.

The presentations are sponsored by CI, the Ventura County Bar Association, the Ventura County Public Defender's office and the Ventura County Diversity Bar Alliance with support from Kroll's office, Benton, Orr, Duval and Buckingham law office.

For additional information contact Panda Kroll at panda.kroll@csuci.edu or 805-648-5111 ext. 319.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI's strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master's degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI's Social Media.

The California State University (CSU) will reach a significant milestone of 3 million alumni during commencement in spring 2015 and has launched the world's largest yearbook. The Class of 3 Million online yearbook is an interactive platform where alumni can create a profile and connect with the millions of other alumni from the 23 CSU campuses across the state. Alumni who sign up for the yearbook will also be entered into a special contest to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for a current or future student, sponsored by Herff Jones. For more information about the yearbook and the Class of 3 Million, visit https://classof3million.calstate.edu/

 
Fewer Students are Dropping Out of School

Ventura County saw improvement in its high school graduation and dropout rates according to data released today by the California Department of Education. The graduation rate for the 2013-14 school year was 83.2 percent, which is up from 79.2 percent in 2009-10. Over the same period, the dropout rate has decreased from 13.2 percent to 9.3 percent.

Ventura County’s graduation rate in 2013-14 exceeded the statewide rate of 80.8 percent. The County also enjoyed a 2013-14 dropout rate that’s better than the state figure of 11.4 percent. Both the Ventura County and statewide graduation rates are record highs in the five year period since the Department of Education changed the method it uses to collect the data. The new method implemented for the 2009-10 school year follows the same groups of students, or cohorts, during the data collection period.

“The improvements we’re seeing in Ventura County show the changes being made in education are paying off,” said Ventura County Superintendent of School Stan Mantooth. “Higher academic standards, an increased focus on critical thinking and new sources of funding are all helping students reach their goal of receiving a high school diploma.”

The data for Ventura County show the following regarding subgroups based on race and ethnicity, gender, English speaking ability and Special Education status:
• All subgroups have seen an increase in their graduation rate since 2009-10
• All groups have seen a decrease in dropout rates from 2009-10 to 2013-14
• Males lag behind females in graduation rates: 81.2 percent to 85.2 percent respectively
• English Learner students and Special Education students lag behind all other student groups in graduation rates
• From 2012-13 to 2013-14, the subgroups of African American, Filipino, English Learner, and Special Education students had small decreases in graduation rates
• From 2012-13 to 2013-14, Hispanic students had an increase in their graduation rate and a decrease in their dropout rate
• From 2012-13 to 2013-14, African American students had a decrease in their graduation rate and an increase in their dropout rate

About the Ventura County Office of Education
The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at: www.vcoe.org

 

 

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) will bestow honors on high-achieving graduating seniors during its 2015 Honors Convocation, Saturday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the John Spoor Broome Library Plaza. The ceremony is open to all students earning honors and graduating from fall 2014 through summer 2015.

To receive honors at graduation, a student must have completed a minimum of 30 units at CI for a letter grade and earned a grade point average of 3.50 or above in all CI and transfer coursework. Graduates may receive honors at one of the following three levels: [!@#$] laude for GPAs of 3.50 – 3.74; magna [!@#$] laude for GPAs of 3.75 – 3.89; and summa [!@#$] laude for GPAs of 3.90 – 4.0.

CI also celebrates the outstanding achievements of graduating seniors in areas that span the campus. Graduating President's Scholars will be recognized during the ceremony. The CI President's Scholars Program provides stellar incoming students with a scholarship that is renewable for four years, and includes full resident fees, a generous textbook allowance, and the use of a laptop computer.

CI also recognizes outstanding students in each major with Program Honors, and acknowledges students with achievements in the areas of community engagement and integrative, multicultural, and international perspectives with Mission Center Awards. Graduating students who are members of the Mortar Board Four Pillars Chapter, the nation's premier honor society, will also be recognized during the event.
www.goventura.org.

For additional information, contact Merissa Stith, Assistant Manager of Conferences & Events, at 805-437-8548 or merissa.stith@csuci.edu.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI's strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master's degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI's Social Media.

The California State University (CSU) will reach a significant milestone of 3 million alumni during commencement in spring 2015 and has launched the world's largest yearbook. The Class of 3 Million online yearbook is an interactive platform where alumni can create a profile and connect with the millions of other alumni from the 23 CSU campuses across the state. Alumni who sign up for the yearbook will also be entered into a special contest to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for a current or future student, sponsored by Herff Jones. For more information about the yearbook and the Class of 3 Million, visit https://classof3million.calstate.edu/

 

 

 

 
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Cal Lutheran event raises money for scholarships

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - The California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association will hold its fifth annual Hats and High Tea to raise money for student scholarships and educational grants from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26.

The event will be held on the grounds of the university, overlooking Kingsmen Park. Guests will enjoy high tea with sandwiches, fruit and desserts in a garden-party setting. The afternoon will include a champagne reception.

Vonette Yanaginuma will play the harp and music major Megan McDonald of Moorpark will sing. A silent auction and raffle will be held. Willa Sandmeyer, a broadcast news anchor, will emcee.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their finest tea party attire capped off with a fancy hat. Table sponsors and party hosts will decorate each table in a festive theme. Awards will be presented in categories including most creative table setting and wildest and most elegant hats.

CLA was founded in 1963 to stimulate community interest in Cal Lutheran’s academic, athletic and cultural programs. Members organize fundraising and social events throughout the year to support academic departments and student scholarships. The organization has provided more than $1.8 million through the years.

Scholarship recipients are selected for their community service, leadership potential and academic achievement. The grants purchase classroom materials, equipment and technology.

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, MyCorporation, University Village, DJ’s Catering and Lister Party Rental, Inc. are premier sponsors. Deborah Sweeney, a Cal Lutheran regent and CEO of MyCorporation, is the event chair.

Tickets are $50. Sponsorships are available. For reservations or for more information, visit CalLutheran.edu/cla or contact the University Relations office at 805-493-3151 or fielding@callutheran.edu.

 
California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA - The implementation of Common Core standards in California schools makes this a perfect time to address physical and mental health practices that are vital to a student's academic achievement.

The role of good health practices in a pre-school through 12th grade environment will be among the topics discussed at a conference themed "Brave Questions: Health and Academic Achievement" scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon on the CI campus.

"Health has a significant link to a student's success," said Dianne Wilson-Graham, Executive Director of the California Physical Education Health Project, which has its state headquarters at CSU Channel Islands (CI).

Wilson-Graham is one of the keynote speakers at the 7th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education, a day-long seminar that is free and open to the public.

This time of national reform in schools across America has educators focused on academics, but Wilson-Graham stresses that good physical and mental health practices are critical to any successful educational reform effort.

Students' academic achievement is more than test scores, she said. Poor health, lack of nutrition or sleep deprivation will erode a student's memory and cognitive skills.

The other keynote speaker will be Rigoberto Vargas, Public Health Director for the Ventura County Health Care Agency.

Just as health helps education, education helps health, Vargas said, pointing out that those with a higher level of education tend to have better health outcomes later in life.

Each year, the Conference for Social Justice in Education addresses inequities and barriers in education. In the past, the conference has fielded subjects such as bullying; education for incarcerated youth; racial bias and learning disabilities, to name a few subjects.

This year's conference is sponsored by: CI's School of Education; the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics; Extended University; the Center for Community Engagement; the Center for Multicultural Engagement and the Provost's office.

Funding is also provided by the Ventura County Social Justice Fund and Project Vista, a grant designed to strengthen CI's graduate culture and to better serve, retain and graduate Hispanic and low-income students.

Break-out sessions in Del Norte Hall will provide opportunities for participants and presenters to discuss the day's topics in greater depth.

Complimentary event parking is limited and only available in the designated parking lot. Once on campus, follow the directional signage to event parking then follow the walking signage to the event location. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot with bus service to and from the campus for a cash-only bus fare of $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at: www.goventura.org.

RSVP at: http://education.csuci.edu/justice-conference/.

For additional information, contact Wendy Olson at 805-437-8553.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI's strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master's degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI's Social Media.

The California State University (CSU) will reach a significant milestone of 3 million alumni during commencement in spring 2015 and has launched the world's largest yearbook. The Class of 3 Million online yearbook is an interactive platform where alumni can create a profile and connect with the millions of other alumni from the 23 CSU campuses across the state. Alumni who sign up for the yearbook will also be entered into a special contest to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for a current or future student, sponsored by Herff Jones. For more information about the yearbook and the Class of 3 Million, visit https://classof3million.calstate.edu/

 
Public forum on Friday, April 17, will convene experts on climate change impact and response

Camarillo, CA - Scientists, environmentalists, policymakers, public health officials, students and community members will converge at CSU Channel Islands (CI) on Friday, April 17, in a Climate Symposium tackling climate change effects and responses in our region. The event will take place from 12:30 to 6 p.m. in Aliso Hall 150.

Presented by CI's Center for Integrative Studies, the symposium is free, open to the public and includes a dinner reception. Advance registration is required at: https://csuci.qualtrics.com/jfe3/preview/SV_74INs9LipHsFk2N.

"The climate we are accustomed to is shifting in ways that will have severe and lasting repercussions for people and ecosystems," said Nitika Parmar, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Integrative Studies. "This symposium will provide the public with substantial information about the crisis we are facing and ensuing responses, and also explore practical solutions for adapting our lifestyles for a better tomorrow."

The panel features seven speakers who bring a wide range of perspectives and expertise on the issue of climate change, including policy makers, scientists, public health and planning officials, documentary filmmakers, and a CI student whose research is contributing to understanding changes in the climate. Audience Q&A sessions will follow each speaker. A complete schedule of speakers, topics and times is included below.

CIS Climate Symposium Schedule
Friday, April 17, 2015
12:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Aliso Hall 150

12:30 p.m. Opening remarks by Dan Wakelee, Associate Provost, and Nitika Parmar, Director, Center for Integrative Studies

1:00 p.m. Chris Williamson, AICP, Principal Planner, City of Oxnard Planning Division
"The Climate Change Paradigm Change: From IPCC to You"

1:40 p.m. Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director of Climate Resolve
"Climate Change in Southern California - Addressing our Era's Extraordinary Challenge"

2:20 p.m. Julie Bursek, Team Lead for Education and Outreach, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)
"Understanding the Vulnerability of Deep Sea Coral to Ocean Acidification in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary"

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3:10 p.m. Christopher Phillipp, Director of e-Learning, The Climate Institute, Washington, D.C.; Emmy winning film producer
"Climate Change and Human Health"

3:50 p.m. Mary Byrd, Community Programs Supervisor, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
"Local to Global: The Changing Relationships between Issues in Air, Water, and Climate Change"

4:30 p.m. Alex Greene, CI Environmental Science & Resource Management student
"Port Hueneme Coastal Inundation in an Era of Rising Seas"

5:10 p.m. Ann Hancock, Executive Director, Center for Climate Protection
"Mobilizing for Action: Sonoma County's Climate Story and Solutions"

6:00 p.m. Reception and dinner

Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is also available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

Register at https://csuci.qualtrics.com/jfe3/preview/SV_74INs9LipHsFk2N. For more information, contact Nitika Parmar at 805-437-8873 or nitika.parmar@csuci.edu.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI's strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master's degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI's Social Media.

The California State University (CSU) will reach a significant milestone of 3 million alumni during commencement in spring 2015 and has launched the world's largest yearbook. The Class of 3 Million online yearbook is an interactive platform where alumni can create a profile and connect with the millions of other alumni from the 23 CSU campuses across the state. Alumni who sign up for the yearbook will also be entered into a special contest to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for a current or future student, sponsored by Herff Jones. For more information about the yearbook and the Class of 3 Million, visit https://classof3million.calstate.edu/

 
Vicki L. Ruiz
Vicki L. Ruiz

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) will host Latina scholar, historian and author Vicki L. Ruiz for "The Right to Remember: Latina Labor Leaders in California Agriculture, 1939-1961," Wednesday, April 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the John Spoor Broome Library, Room 1320. The presentation is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Ruiz is a Distinguished Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California Irvine and the author, editor, and/or co-editor of several national award-winning books, including "From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America," "Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women's History," "Latinas in the U.S.: A Historical Encyclopedia," and "Cannery Women, Cannery Lives."

A past president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Studies Association, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and current president of the American Historical Association, she is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of American Historians. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is also available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

This event is sponsored by CI's Instructionally Related Activities fund, and the History and Chicana/o Studies Programs. Contact CI Professor of History Frank Barajas at 805-437-8862 or frank.barajas@csuci.edu for additional information.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI's strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master's degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI's Social Media.

The California State University (CSU) will reach a significant milestone of 3 million alumni during commencement in spring 2015 and has launched the world's largest yearbook. The Class of 3 Million online yearbook is an interactive platform where alumni can create a profile and connect with the millions of other alumni from the 23 CSU campuses across the state. Alumni who sign up for the yearbook will also be entered into a special contest to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for a current or future student, sponsored by Herff Jones. For more information about the yearbook and the Class of 3 Million, visit https://classof3million.calstate.edu/

 

 
Leading scientists will speak at Cal Lutheran April 10, 2015
Anne Andrews
Anne Andrews

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - Scientists will discuss cutting-edge research in brain science at a free symposium at California Lutheran University on Friday, April 10.

“The Brain: In Sickness and in Health” will run from 8 a.m. to noon in Lundring Events Center. Cal Lutheran’s third annual Cell Biology Symposium is free and open to the public.

Dr. Lorne Label of UCLA Health will present “A Glimpse Into the Future of Neurology” at 9 a.m. UCLA professor Anne Andrews will discuss “How Can We Know Who Will Benefit From Antidepressants?” at 10 a.m. Stephen Wood, a principal scientist at Amgen, will present “Alzheimer’s Disease: The Confluence of Genetics, Molecular Structure and Drug Design” at 11 a.m.

Label began a Thousand Oaks private practice in adult and pediatric neurology in 1983, and it became part of UCLA Health last year. He joined the neurology faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 1983 and taught and served as an attending physician at the UCLA Neuromuscular Clinic and General Neurology Clinic for more than 30 years. He earned an MBA in healthcare management from Cal Lutheran.

Andrews’ interdisciplinary team at UCLA researches how the serotonin system modulates neurotransmission to influence complex behaviors including anxiety, mood, stress responsiveness, and learning and memory. She helped shape the White House BRAIN Initiative launched in 2013. Andrews’ many honors include the National Institute of Health Fellows Award for Research Excellence.

Wood’s primary focus for the last 25 years has been Alzheimer’s. At Amgen since 1997, he has led drug development programs at all stages. He now leads a team of scientists focused on developing therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. The department’s flagship Alzheimer’s disease program is targeting beta-secretase, a key enzyme believed to be involved in early pathogenic events.

The program will begin with a continental breakfast. Lundring Events Center is located north of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus.

UCLA Health and the Cal Lutheran Community Leaders Association and Department of Biology are sponsoring the symposium. RSVP to catalyst@callutheran.edu. For more information, contact assistant professor of biology Chad Barber at cbarber@callutheran.edu.