49 Under 49

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49 Under 49 Logo

CSULB Alumni 49 Under 49 award program recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions in improving and uplifting their communities and beyond. This program identifies up to 49 alumni who are 49 years old or younger and have demonstrated dedication, excellence, and growth in their professional, philanthropic, and personal endeavors. The number "49" was chosen to honor the founding year of CSULB, 1949.

Purpose, service, and leadership are not just empty words but a way of life that is reflected in the achievements and impact of over 389,400 exceptional alumni worldwide. This year's inaugural 49 Under 49 alumni represent a small sample of these remarkable stories. They have been carefully selected from numerous nominations and include entrepreneurs, executives, educators, public servants, doctors, and lawyers who are driving innovation in their respective fields, inspiring their communities, and leading by example as the next generation of The Beach!


2024 49 Under 49 Honorees


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Ahumada_James

James Ahumada

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Albento_Loren

Loren Albento
BA, FEA-Film & Video Production '13

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Anderson_Adam

Adam Anderson

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Atkins_Avis

Avis Atkins-McPhail
BA, Psychology, Sociology, and Human Development '11

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Avelino_Ardel

Ardel Guillamas Avelino

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Baker_Thomas

Thomas Baker
MS, Physics '12

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Ballard_TeNita

TeNita R Ballard

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Barquero_Jason

Jason Barquero
MA, Kinesiology, Sport Management '09

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Bartlett_George

George Bartlett

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Beverly_Bill

William (Bill) Beverley
BS, Mechanical Engineering '08

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Calderone_Gina

Gina Betancourt-Calderone PT, DPT

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Cawley_Anne

Anne Cawley

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Cirioni_Frank

Frank Cirioni, Ed.D.
Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership '21

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Cornejo_luis

Luis Alfredo Cornejo
MS, Counseling - Marriage Family Therapy '15

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Cotton_Lance

Lance Cotton

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Dietz_Christopher

Christopher Dietz

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Dooley_Kiera

Keira Dooley

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Fahim_Nataly

Nataly Fahim 

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Halushka_Mark

Mark Halushka

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Haytin_Noah

Noah Haytin

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Heaton_Gillian

Gillian Heaton

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Hum_Dennis

Dennis Hum

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Kerns_Steven

Steven Kerns

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Lebarre_Joshua

Joshua Lebarre 

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Link-Gonzalez_Nadia

Nadia Link-Gonzalez

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LoPiccolo_Donny

Donny LoPiccolo

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Luong_Nancy

Nancy Luong

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MacRae_Nick

Nick MacRae

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Magana_Cynthia

Cynthia Magana

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Profile photo of Timothy Mahoney

Timothy Ivan Mahoney

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Metoyer_Austin

Austin Metoyer

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Middleton_Gabe

Gabe Middleton

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Moore_Aaron

Aaron Moore

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Munoz_Mike

Mike Muñoz, Ed.D.
MS, School Counseling '04, School Counseling Credential '05, Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership'10

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Petrossian_Leo

Leo Petrossian, PhD

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Price_Stephen

Stephen Price

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Prudhome Booker_Jennifer

Jennifer Prudhome Booker
BA, Fashion Merchandising and Design '09

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Rangel Hernandez_Maria

Maria Rangel-Hernandez, Ed.D.
Ed.D., Elementary - Secondary Leadership '18

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Sanchez_Karla

Karla Sanchez

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Sao_Christina

Christina Sao

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Sramek_Mary

Mary Sramek

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Stapelton_Christie

Christie Stapleton
BA, FEA Film & Electr Media '19

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Stroh_Kevin

Kevin Stroh

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Sum_Simon

Dr. Simon Sum

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Tasche_Marci

Marci Tasche

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Vento_Kaila

Kaila Vento, PhD
MS, KPE Sport Exercise Psychology '17

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Villalobos_Blas

Blas Villalobos, PhD

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Waggoner_Claire

Claire Waggoner

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Wroten_Desiree

Desiree Wroten