It was a jazzy evening packed with chattering California State University, Northridge alumni, who picnicked at Highland Camrose Park before the lights went down and the curtains went up on Harry Connick Jr.’s set. On July 11, the CSUN Alumni Association hosted one of its signature annual events at the Hollywood Bowl, where alumni and their friends and families gathered with fellow Matadors before the big show.
“I have seen Harry Connick Jr. live once before, and I am really excited for tonight,” said Dorothy Norton ’76 (B.S. Recreational Sports Management). “I love his music and can’t wait to see what kind of show he puts on tonight.”
Norton and her fellow Matadors gathered to share food and drinks before taking over a section at the Bowl later that evening. Filled with jazz, food and wine, the program brought together approximately 100 alumni, who spent the evening sharing fond memories of their college years at CSUN.
“I recently joined the Alumni Association, and throughout the years, I have donated to the university,” Norton said. “Every once in a while, I walk around the campus to exercise because I love it there — and I live close by. It was a really nice time in my life during the four-and-a-half years I was there.”