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Alumni Notes

The following news items concerning our graduates were obtained from responses to last year’s newsletter and outreach. Keep us informed of your activities, accomplishments, further education and other matters of interest to your fellow alumni and faculty in the department. Please follow the link titled "Submissions," fill out the online form, and we will be sure to include you in next year’s “Alumni Notes.”

Many of our alumni maintain contact with the Economics Department and supply information on career opportunities for our graduates. Our graduates use their foundation in economics to teach, further study business and to advance in other related fields. 

Celeste Ahl (B.A., 2011) is currently in her first year of law school at University of California, Irvine.

Ariunbayar Ayur (B.A., 2009) works at the Mongolian Stock Market for a privately owned company specializing in international trade with the U.S., China and South Korea. Ayur’s experience at CSULB was a “great pleasure” and one that will never be forgotten.

Richard Fricke (B.A., 2010) runs the estimating department at a large, commercial general contracting firm that builds parking garages, shopping centers, warehouses and more. Fricke worked for the company prior to obtaining his degree, but since obtaining his B.A. in business economics this past December, he was promoted to senior manager. He recently completed a three-month remodel and renovation on his first home purchase and is looking forward to moving in.

Giorgina Francisco Remigio (B.A., 2011) was hired at Wells Fargo Advisor in Seal Beach shortly after graduation. Remigio is looking forward to becoming a financial advisor and utilizing her business economics knowledge.

Jeff Hoffman (B.A., 2010) is working as a data analyst at Profit Recovery Partners, a consulting firm in Costa Mesa. Hoffman’s position entails collecting data from clients, analyzing expenditure and optimizing savings.

Kelvin Le (B.A., 2011) received a Graduate Opportunity Fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles, and has begun his first year of law school.

Richard Sykes (B.A., 2010) began a temporary position after graduation as a research analyst with Berkeley Research Group. The job provided Sykes with practical experience gathering quantitative and qualitative data for a research project that required travel across the U.S. Sykes is currently in the credential program at Brandman/Chapman University and is planning on teaching special education.

Tami Walker (B.A., 2004) graduated in 2008 from California State University, Fullerton, with a master’s degree in economics. She is currently pursuing a career related to economics while working in another field.