‘Home Grown’ Faculty and Staff Gather for Celebration

  • President Dianne F. Harrison mingles with faculty and staff.

    President Dianne F. Harrison (second from left) chatted with faculty and staff members at the event including (from left to right) George Johnson ’84 (Radio-Television Broadcasting), equipment technician; Felicia Conlan M.S. ’09 (Communicative Disorders), chapter president of Alumni Association communication disorders and sciences chapter; and Scott Perez ’89 (Music), M.A. ’00 (Anthropology), director of research and sponsored projects. President Harrison noted in her speech that CSUN was at an advantage with so many former students working on campus with students, allowing many experiences and a wealth of knowledge to be shared between generations. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • A charter board member of the Black Alumni Association.

    Vicki Allen M.A. ’99 (Speech Communication), assistant director of the Matador Involvement Center, and Shanté Morgan ’90 (Journalism/Afro-American Studies), managing editor in the office of Marketing and Communications (not pictured), and Rashawn Green ’94 (Office Systems/Business Education), M.A. ’02 (Educational Administration), director of the Learning Resource Center (not pictured), were acknowledged as charter members of the Black Alumni Association, one of the latest chapter additions. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • Bob Rawitch, an alumni and event attendee.

    Bob Rawitch ’67 (Journalism), special communications consultant in the office of Marketing and Communications, laughs at a reference to him being the senior alumni at the event. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • Three employees who gave speeches.

    From left: Jill Smith, associate vice president of human resources; Gray Mounger, associate vice president of alumni relations; and Dennis DeYoung ’87 (Finance/Real Estate), president of the Alumni Association, addressed the gathering. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • Four female employees who attended the reception.

    From left: Cynthia Roseman ’08 (Finance), financial accounting assistant; Christina Villalobos, special assistant to the chief and public information officer; Patricia Crespo ’90 (Accounting Theory and Practice), M.S. ’02 (Taxation) tax and reconciliation analyst; and Jenny Nguyen, assistant director of admissions and records, enjoy the gathering. Photo by Victor Kamont.

For many alumni, returning to campus means attending a sports game for a few hours, introducing the children to their old stomping grounds or visiting for an alumni event. However, for hundreds of California State University, Northridge faculty and staff, returning to campus is a daily task just like their college years—only this time, they head to an office or classroom as an employee.

The Alumni Association with President Dianne F. Harrison and her husband, John Wujack, hosted the “Home Grown” Faculty and Staff reception on May 7 at the University Club’s Orange Grove Bistro. More than 100 attendees enjoyed appetizers and mingled with co-workers and campus leadership.