Alumni Network

As the Health Care Administration (HCA) Department has grown and diversified, so have our alumni. CSULB Health Care Administration Alumni Network (HCAAN) is an alumni networking organization in support of the CSULB Department of Health Care Administration. HCAAN provides events, programs and services to students, alumni, and industry professionals in an effort to strengthen and unite the HCA community.  

HCAAN is led by a diverse group of alumni, representing both the BS and MS degree programs in Health Care Administration at CSULB and multiple sectors of the healthcare industry ranging from acute-care hospitals to managed care organizations to healthcare consulting firms. The HCAAN Board meets monthly by web conference to network and plan activities for the academic year.  

If you have recently earned your degree in HCA from CSULB, then you can become a member of CSULB alumni and HCAAN. The HCAAN Board always welcomes new members!

For more information, please contact HCAAN leadership via email at Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn and check out the HCAAN website for ways to participate.  

We hope to connect with you soon! 

Most importantly: keep in touch! Please update your contact information by emailing the HCA department office (kindly include degree and year graduated) and share information about job opportunities, internship sites, and events, conferences, or seminars targeted at HCA students and professionals.

HCA Alumni Scholarship Award Winners

HCA alumni administer the annual student scholarship awards. The Department of Health Care Administration is deeply grateful to the following organizations which provided student scholarships, and congratulates the 2021 award winners:

  • Long-Term Care Management Scholarship: Kathy Nguyen
  • SCAN Endowed Scholarship: Monica Ma
  • Janice Frates Scholarship: Brenda Tran & You Jin Lee
If you'd like to contribute to our scholarship fund, please contact Dr. Erlyana Erlyana, HCA Department Chair.


HCA 2024 Newsletter

Read the 2024 Health Care Administration Newsletter Here!

HCA Class of 2023 Celebration

Department of Health Care Administration Undergraduate Commencement and Graduate Hooding Ceremony Honoring Class of 2023 Graduation Photos Click Here

Alumni Spotlight: Mauricio Alexander Alvarenga

Education: California State University, Long Beach: Master of Science in Health Care Administration (CAHME [2022]) Brigham Young University, Idaho: Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (AUPHA [2019]) Brigham Young University, Idaho: Associate of Science (2018)

Alumni Spotlight: Author Yao

Following Footsteps

Cost. Value. Location. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right graduate school program. For Bryan Rivera, it was easy: he just followed his family members into CSULB’s Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MSHCA) program.

Glenda Smith Credits MSHCA Program and Hard Work in Her Promotion

It was Glenda Smith’s employer who encouraged and ultimately persuaded her to pursue a Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MSHCA) degree. While Glenda had always wanted to obtain a Master’s degree, the time she dedicated to work, family, and life obligations seemed to suspend her dreams of graduate school indefinitely.