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Winter 2013

NACS National Student Day recognizes Ben Davidson

Welcome and thanks for visiting the Forty-Niner Shops Beach Breeze! This issue showcases several of our employees’ stories of how they contribute to their communities when they aren’t at the Shops. Students from Bookstore Services and Corporate divisions are featured here along with a couple other highlights from last semester.

If you read the Summer 2012 issue, you know that Fred Neely retired from his position of Director of Bookstore Services, so we’re wanted to introduce you to Tristy Hillestad, who brings her own set of unique skills and years of experience to the Shops family.

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Better odds at the Shops

Competing for a scholarship offered by the university pits you against 35,000 students, but for the Shops Student Employee Scholarship program, the applicant pool is significantly reduced as there are approximately 600 students working in any of the nearly 30 units around campus and Belmont Shore.

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Beach on 2nd Street marks a milestone

The Shops have had a presence Belmont Shore community for five years. This was a great reason to have a party. Pictures and videos are inside, so if you missed it, re-live the celebration with us!

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Coca-Cola: More than just a soda

When you think of Coca-Cola, your first thoughts are probably soda, the iconic silhouette of the glass bottle, and maybe polar bears. However, the Coca-Cola Company is much more than “just soda.”

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From Colorado to California

For many college graduates, working a part-time job through college was simply the way it had to be. The Forty-Niner Shops, Inc. at Cal State University, Long Beach, reinforces its mission to promote student success by employing hundreds of students throughout the academic year.

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Bing Zhang

Both LA film festival and SIGGRAPH are very volunteer-driven. They welcome motivated and enthusiastic people who enjoy helping others, working with exceptional and supportive colleagues…

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Claire Mantes

I volunteer because I believe that it is a great deed. It is very fulfilling to be able to help people and families who are in need. Seeing these people and families who barely have anything is sad.

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Erin Lightfoot

Since becoming involved with Shakti, I have fallen in love with the concept of “Transformative Leadership”.

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Alejandra Hernandez

Volunteering for me, is something that I really enjoy doing, and I find fun to do. Some people dread it, but I feel the experiences open up my world for endless possibilities.

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Marlon Deleon

For myself, this became a fantastic avenue to network and learn much about the business of theatre outside the classroom while learning about the art inside.

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Jacquie Chang

I originally began volunteering because I wanted to become active within the Long Beach community, but I didn’t just want to volunteer anywhere.

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