Loker Donor Wall Honors CSUDH Friends
Sept. 18, the campus community at California State University,
Dominguez Hills gathered to unveil the Loker Student Union (LSU) Donor
Wall. Many who contributed to both the original campaign begun in 1968
to build a student union and to the $34.3 million expansion that was
completed in 2007 were present.
President for Student Affairs Boice Bowman opened the unveiling
ceremony with a welcome to guests. Kim Clark, LSU executive director,
highlighted the contributions of the late Donald P. and Katherine B.
Loker, the local philanthropists who became the building’s benefactors
and namesakes. In 1986, Donald Loker, who made the first private
donation to the 1968 student union campaign, increased his initial
contribution to $500,000, one-third of the total needed to complete the
generosity was very typical of the Lokers and it was not just their
money they were generous with,” Clark said. “It was their time, their
talents and their friendships.”
president, Dr. Mildred García, thanked the many supporters of the Loker
Student Union, including founding donors Thomas Innocenzi of the Shell
Oil Company; Catherine Shaffer, former financial aid counselor, CSUDH;
Gil Smith, former mayor of Carson; and Tom Huston, Watson Land Company.
Editor's Note: If you would like to support the Loker Student Union by having your name or your family name inscribed on the wall, email the CSUDH Office of Development or call (310) 243-2182.
University Bookstore Unveils Section Highlighting Faculty Authors
Sept. 18, a special section of books authored or edited by faculty at
California State University, Dominguez Hills was unveiled at a
reception in the University Bookstore.
is important to recognize the creative work and the scholarship of our
faculty,” says President Mildred García. “They are the ones who put
Dominguez Hills on the map through their academic excellence and their
The event was
inspired by a gift to García last year from Donald Hata, emeritus
professor of history: a copy of City of Promise: Race and Historical
Change in Los Angeles (Claremont: Regina Books, 2006).
Alumni Connection: New Online Alumni Community Coming Soon
After some delays, we are in final testing and preparing to launch Alumni Connection,
the new online alumni community. You will have an opportunity to be a
part of a web-based community where you can stay connected to your
fellow alumni and your alma mater just by the click of a mouse.
month we will send out the website address. We hope you will join this
online community and tell all of your fellow alumnus about it. By
joining the community you will have access to features such as an
online directory, message boards, event notifications, email, class
notes, e-Newsletter and photo albums. We promise that this will be
something that you will want to participate in!
Susan G. Komen On the Go breast cancer awareness tour visit, Mon Nov 3, 9am-3pm, Loker Student Union North Lawn
Lecture, 'Heritage, Landscape, and Archaelogy in Northwestern Argentina', with Dr. Jorge Kulemeyer, Mon Nov 3, 5:30–6:30pm, Loker Student Union
Concert, Members of the Pan-African Arkestra in a Jazz Tribute to Horace Tapscott, Thur, Nov 6, 7pm, LaCorte Hall A103
Concert, Jackie Shannon, French Horn Faculty Recital, Thur, Nov 13, 7pm, LaCorte Hall A103
Visit www.csudh.edu for more information.
Angela Raeburn: Working for Greater Good at Home
2004, Angela Raeburn (M.P.A., 2005) was deep in her master’s of public
administration at CSU Stanislaus. But she was presented with an
opportunity to do graduate-level work in Belgium and the United
Kingdom. So she enrolled in the College of Business Administration and
Public Policy’s (CBAPP) online M.P.A. program at CSU Dominguez
Hills. She was able to complete her degree a year and a half later
while studying abroad. It would become the first of three master’s
degrees she would earn and would serving as a launching point for both
a year spent completing a Congressional Black Caucus Fellowship in
a little more than a year after her fellowship ended, she is back home
in Turlock, California, serving as president of Junior Achievement of
Sacramento. The non-profit aims to teach children about
entrepreneurship, finance, and other money matters.
mother of three spends her time working with and advocating for 50
schools and more than 10,000 students in the greater Sacramento area.
Whether its abroad or at home though, Raeburn seems intent on being
involved in policy issues for quite some time. The latest indication of
that? She’s contemplating a run for a spot on her city council.
- Ryan Brandt: Reprinted and condensed from The Report
you know that the percentage of alumni that make donations to CSUDH is
one of the primary ways we are judged in publications like US News
& World Report? Your gift, regardless of the size, helps your alma
mater! Visit our Online Giving website to make a donation or call (310) 243-2182.
Did you know you can make a gift that provides a fixed income for life? More information can be found on our Planned Giving website or by calling 310-243-2182.