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Celebrating Distinguished Alumni

CSULB

CSULB's highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award is bestowed annually in each College by the CSULB Alumni Association. In addition to demonstrated pride and positive affinity for CSULB, awardees have achieved a record of distinction, recognition and accomplishment in their fields and a proven record of leadership and service to their communities and society at large.

The CSULB Alumni Association is proud to acknowledge this year’s recipients.

2014 Distinguished Alumni Recipients:

College of the Arts

Karen Baker Landers
Two-time Academy Award winner for sound editing

Alumna, Film & Electronic Arts

 

 

 

 

College of Business Administration

John M. W. Moorlach
Supervisor, Second District, Orange County Board of Supervisors

1977, Bachelor of Science, Accountancy

 

 

 

College of Education

Patricia Ann Farber
Algebra Teacher, Desert Sands Unified School District (ret.)

1967, Bachelor of Arts, English
1983, Master of Arts, Educational Administration

 

 

 

College of Engineering

J.P. Wang
Founder & CEO, Golden Star Technology

1984, Master of Science, Electrical Engineering

 

 

 

College of Health and Human Services

Thomas Salerno
President & CEO St. Mary Medical Center

1980, Master of Public Administration

 

 

 

College of Health and Human Services

Charlie Beck
Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department

2007, Bachelor of Science, Occupational Studies

 

 

 

College of Liberal Arts

Nelson Farris
Sr. Director, Culture & Heritage, Global Talent Management, NIKE, Inc.

1969, Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications

 

 

 

 

College of Liberal Arts

Clyde Kendzierski
Managing Director, Financial Solutions Group LLC

1969, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
1972, Master of Arts, Economics.

 

 

 

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:

Jeffrey L. Stein
President & CEO, Trius Therapeutics. San Diego

1979, Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology
1983, Master of Science, Biology

 

 


 

Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Alumni are now being accepted.

    Guidelines & selection process

 

    Nomination application

 

Recipients

For a full list of past recipients of Distinguished Alumni Awards categorized by college, please click on the college banner below.

College of the Arts

College of Business Administration

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Health and Human Services

College of Liberal Arts

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

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