CSU Dominguez Hills President Mildred García and Athletics Director
Patrick Guillen present a plaque to former Basketball Coach Dave Yanai
at the unveiling of the “Dave Yanai Court” in the university’s Torodome
Former Basketball Coach Dave Yanai is Honored by CSU Dominguez Hills
packed house filled with family, friends, former players and colleagues
and the 2009-10 CSU Dominguez Hills men’s basketball team provided the
perfect setting on January 9 as the Toro family honored former men’s
basketball head coach Dave Yanai with the unveiling of the “Dave Yanai
Court” in the university’s Torodome gymnasium and the creation of an
endowed scholarship in Yanai’s name for students on both the men’s and
women’s basketball teams.
was double-barreled positive with the scholarship and the [court]
naming,” said Yanai. “I am elated to have the financial help for the
kids, and at the same time humbled by the court naming.”
the first Japanese-American men’s basketball head coach at any college
level in the country, Yanai coached 19 years at CSUDH, teaching and
mentoring countless student-athletes on the Carson campus. His Toro
teams advanced to the 1981, 1987 and 1989 NCAA Tournaments and he was
awarded the 1979 District Coach of the Year, the 1987 NCAA West Region
Coach of the Year and two-consecutive CCAA Coach of the Year Awards
(1987 and 1988). Yanai also coached 34 All-CCAA Conference, two CCAA
Athletes of the Year, eight NCAA All-West Region, two NCAA
All-Americans and one NCAA Division II Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
in John Nojima, ending his coaching career at CSUDH with 287 of his 401
total wins, the winningest coach in CSUDH men’s basketball history.
Click here for information on the Dave Yanai Scholarship Fund.
Annabella Bastida: Alumna Works to Foster Education in Mexican Immigrant Communities
Anabella Bastida (Class of ’04, B.A., liberal studies; ’05, teaching
credential; ’07, M.A., multicultural education) began working at Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica
(COFEM) to earn some money while getting her teaching credential, the
part-time job became a full-time passion when she realized that she
could make a real difference working in a leadership role at the Los
years later, having moved up the ladder to the position of director of
administration and operations, Bastida oversees the everyday financial
needs of running the organization. In addition, she works to ensure
that the parents and youth of the Latino immigrant community are aware
of the transformative nature of getting an education. In November, she
organized COFEM’s second Higher Education Summit, which was held at her
alma mater, California State University, Dominguez Hills. The event
provided potential college students and their parents with information
on scholarships and opportunities, how to choose a major, and success
stories from those who had earned their degrees.
want the Latino immigrant community to have the access to go to
university,” says Bastida, who established the event two years ago.
“Education is the key to crystallize all your dreams, something that
nobody can take away from you. You can do whatever you want with an
Bastida is proud
that she is able to use the skills she gained at CSU Dominguez Hills in
her current role of not only encouraging the pursuit of education, but
ensure bi-national economic development, health care, and policy
advocacy for the communities it serves.
One of her next big projects will be helping the Latino community participate in the 2010 Census.
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CSU Dominguez Hills Receives Award from West Basin Municipal Water District for Water and Energy Efficiency Efforts
California State University, Dominguez Hills received one of the first Water Reliability 2020 Awards given by the West Basin Municipal Water District (WBMWD) for the university’s ongoing efforts in water and energy efficiency.
CSU Dominguez Hills participated in West Basin’s Green Living for Apartments and Condos Program
during 2009. Partnering with South Bay Environmental Services Center,
Edison and the Gas Company, West Basin retrofitted 164 student
apartments with 224 high-efficiency toilets, 164 high-efficiency
showerheads, and energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs. An
estimated 3.4 million gallons of water every year is being saved
through this effort.
project was one of many created from $681,000 of grants aimed at water
conservation that was awarded to WBMWD by the Metropolitan Water
District of Southern California.
we continue to grow as an institution it is important that we enhance
our “green projects” by preserving our university’s natural resources,”
says Gamboa. “Our university will be embarking on some very big green
projects in 2010 that would lead to exploring research methods for our
students and I am glad West Basin has decided to acknowledge us for our
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Darla Givens (B.A.,
'89), is a meteorologist for News10. Before assuming her current role
as weathercaster for News10's weekend newscasts, Darla spent nearly
four years on Northern California television as the weekend weather
person for Fox affiliate KTXL, Channel 40. Prior to moving to
Sacramento in 1996, Darla forecast Central Valley weather for KFSN, the
ABC affiliate in Fresno.
Gilbert Ivey (B.S.,
'75), Chief Administrative Officer of the Water District, was recently
awarded the Public Sector Leader of the Year by the Southern California
Leadership Network. He is the chief liaison to the board chairman and
board that represents 300 cities in the district, and is the project
director in charge of development and construction of the district's
headquarters at Union Station, according to the Water District's Web
site. He currently serves on the executive boards of the Los Angeles
Central City Association and the American Association of Blacks in
Carrie Flint (non-degreed
alumna), has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating
dedication, leadership and excellence in physical education. As an
adapted physical educator, she is responsible for working with the
population of special needs students from preschool to eighth grade.
Ms. Flint was recently selected by Head Start as a physical activity
consultant (PAC) for the HeadStart BodyStart Program. In addition to
her work for the school district, Ms. Flint serves as a consultant and
trainer for Peaceful Playgrounds. In that capacity, she travels across
the United States to deliver presentations on quality physical
education and the importance of recess.
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|CSU Dominguez Hills Kicks Off 50th Anniversary with Speaker Series
State University, Dominguez Hills has begun celebrating five decades of
academic scholarship and opportunity, achievements in preparing
well-educated and productive citizens and leaders, and engaging with
community partners for the benefit of the South Bay region. As part of
an 18-month long anniversary celebration, the university launched the
50th Anniversary Speaker Series, which will be highlighting members of
the on- and off-campus community.
first event, “An Evening with Karen Gebhart,” took place January 14 in
the Club 1910 restaurant in the Loker Student Union. Gebhart is
president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation and
spoke on “Women in Aviation and the 1910 Air Meet.” The historic 1910
Air Meet took place at Dominguez Field, on land adjacent to the present
day CSU Dominguez Hills campus. A reception followed Gebhart’s
For additional information about the CSU Dominguez Hills 50th Anniversary, visit the Web site.
The site highlights upcoming events, the history of the campus and
neighboring community, and a spotlight on distinguished alumni.
Feb 2. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU Dominguez Hills Open House. 1:30pm-3:30pm,
Extended Education Auditorium EE-1213. Sponsored by the College of
Extended Education and International Education.
Join us for refreshments and door prizes. Free parking for Open House will be available in Lot 13.
Please RSVP by calling (310) 243-3208.
Feb. 3 through March 3. The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces Art Exhibit. Reception Wed. Feb 3, 5-7pm, University Art Gallery. Art Gallery event schedule.
Feb. 11. MCC Cup of Culture Series. Meet and Greet: Eliseo Art Silva. 3-5pm, Multicultural Center, Loker Student Union.
The MCC will host a reception for Eliseo Art Silva,
nationally renowned cultural muralist. Silva has been commissioned to
design and paint a multicultural mural for the center.
Feb. 18. MCC Cup of Culture Series. Lunar New Year: Year of the Tiger. 1-3pm, Loker Student Union, Palm Courtyard.
Lunar New Year celebrates the 1st day of the lunar calendar. Festivities include cultural performances and arts and crafts.
For more information about the Cup of Culture Series, visit the Multicultural Center Website or call (310) 243-2519.
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