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2019 Distinguished Alumni

Angela Avery

Angie Avery

City Manager, City of Los Alamitos (ret.)
1979, Master of Science, Recreation Administration, CSULB
1976, Bachelor of Arts, Recreation, CSULB

A Long Beach resident since age 5, Angie Avery’s commitment to community service has made our neighboring beach cities safer, stronger and more beautiful over the course of a thirty-four-year career.

As the Director of Recreation and Community Services, and later the City Manager for the City of Los Alamitos, Avery served as the city’s Chief Executive Officer and managed the activities and operations of the City, ensuring the provision of quality services and development of strategic business partnerships during the recession.

Prior to Los Alamitos, her focus was the City of Downey, where the city’s programs, facilities, and transportation systems flourished under her leadership. She also was an integral part of the management team at the Parks, Recreation & Marine Department of the City of Long Beach, where she oversaw a staff of 250 and an $8.3 million budget.

Avery honed her leadership skills while climbing the ranks of local corporate offices, but she always had a mind for community development. After obtaining her M.S. in Recreation Administration and B.S. in Recreation at CSULB, she strode into the field as a campus recreation manager at USC and as a Director of the UCLA Village during the 1984 Olympic Games.

Now retired, Avery serves as the Chair of the Board for Southland Credit Union and maintains strong ties with The Beach. As a former recreation leader, women’s basketball team member, graduate assistant in the LBSU Athletics department and lifelong Long Beach sports fan, she spent a number of years assisting our Women’s Basketball team with community relations and sponsorships. She is also a founding member and Board member of the Recreation and Leisure Studies Alumni Association, and enjoys she returning to campus to work out at the LifeFit Center.


2018
Joyce Capelle
Joyce Capelle, '76, '83

2017
Susan Aramesh Price
Susan Aramesh Price, '94, '96

2016
Chrisopher F. Rohrbach
Christopher F. Rohrbach, '95

2016
Peter James Gravett
Peter James Gravett, '69

2015
Pamela Macdonald Regnier
Pamela Macdonald Regnier, '69

2015
Naeema Aziz
Naeema Aziz, '00

2014
Thomas Salerno
Thomas Salerno, '80

2014
Charlie Beck
Charlie Beck, '07

2013
Steve Molina
Steve Molina, '79

2013
G. Lorain Brault
G. Lorain Brault, '72, '76

2012
Samuel R. Ward
Samuel R. Ward, '97

2012
Cynthia Mirsky
Cynthia Mirsky, '96

2011
Vivianne P. Lokken
Vivianne P. Lokken, '93

2011
Nancy L. Beard
Nancy L. Beard, '77, '87

2010
David L. Maggard Jr.
David L. Maggard Jr., '97

2010
Pauline Bich-Phuong Le
Pauline Bich-Phuong Le, '94, '98

2009
Alan D. Nitake
Alan D. Nitake, '70, '74

2009
Misty E. May-Treanor
Misty E. May-Treanor, '02

2008
Patricia S. Ploehn
Patricia S. Ploehn, '89

2008
Judy K. Montgomery
Judy K. Montgomery, '73

2007
Joanette L. Lima
Joanette L. Lima, '80

2007
Jack R. Brick
Jack R. Brick, '61, '73

2006
Paul D. Pursell
Paul D. Pursell, '72

2006
Ronald R. Arias
Ronald R. Arias, '71

2005
Linda Moulton-Patterson
Linda Moulton-Patterson, '82

2005
Joanne E. Driggers
Joanne E. Driggers, '73

2004
Michael J. Montgomery
Michael J. Montgomery, '68

2004
David J. Armijo
David J. Armijo, '01

2003
Pamela M. Mokler
Pamela M. Mokler, '97

2003
Modesto E. Ellano Jr.
Modesto E. Ellano Jr. , '90

2002
Bill Wood
Bill Wood, '68

2002
James E. Fassel
James E. Fassel, '73

2001
Susumu Yokoyama
Susumu Yokoyama, '71, '77

2001
Jami E. Goodman
Jami E. Goodman, '96

2000
Betsy G. Wells
Betsy G. Wells, '86

2000
H. Brent Coles
H. Brent Coles, '79

1998
Abigail Roddie-Hamlin
Abigail Roddie-Hamlin, '80, '88

1998
Carole A. Bennett
Carole A. Bennett, '65, '72

1997
Denise L. Austin
Denise L. Austin, '79

1996
Janet M. Riedman
Janet M. Riedman, '70

1995
Ronny J. Coleman
Ronny J. Coleman, '94

1994
Oliver Cagle
Oliver Cagle, '71

1993
Debra Lee McGinty-Poteet
Debra Lee McGinty-Poteet, '82

1992
Larry E. Crabtree
Larry E. Crabtree, '76

1992
Frank I. Benest
Frank I. Benest, '78

1991
Larry G. Manly
Larry G. Manly, '61

1991
Barbara Brown
Barbara Brown, '84

1990
Randall M. Ward
Randall M. Ward, '76

1990
Edward G. Linhart
Edward G. Linhart, '74, '76

1989
Murphy McCalley
Murphy McCalley, '81

1989
Linda Sheryl Greene
Linda Sheryl Greene, '70

1988
Marjorie L. Chitwood-Burri
Marjorie L. Chitwood-Burri, '66

1988
Elizabeth S. Barber
Elizabeth S. Barber, '79

1987
Jon H. Regnier
Jon H. Regnier, '77

1987
Richard V. Loya
Richard V. Loya, '68, '77

1986
Vala J. Stults
Vala J. Stults, '64, '69

1986
Robert C. Dunek
Robert C. Dunek, '78

1985
Jack E. Whitehouse
Jack E. Whitehouse, '71

1985
Rodney L. Patterson
Rodney L. Patterson, '84

1984
Cathy J. Ferguson
Cathy J. Ferguson, '70

1984
William F. Ensley
William F. Ensley, '64

1983
Norman D. Lean
Norman D. Lean, '56

1976
James A. Herman
James A. Herman, '57, '58

1974
Richard D. Keelor
Richard D. Keelor, '61, '64

1967
John B. Rambo
John B. Rambo, '67