As the semester comes to a close, we’re asking graduates on social media to share their accomplishments at CSULB, words of encouragement to fellow grads and/or remarks on the end of a major educational journey. See some posts that have already been made below!
Join us in celebrating the Class of 2020 on social media during Grad Week from Monday, May 18 to Saturday, May 23. Use the hashtag #BeachGrad2020 to join in on the fun!
- Memory Monday: Share your favorite Beach memory!
- Festive Tuesday: Let us know how you are safely celebrating from home!
- Wednesday Insight: Offer tips for incoming CSULB students!
- Transformation Thursday: Show how you've evolved at The Beach!
- Friday Outlook: Tell us your aspirations, goals and plans!
I remember crying to my parents when I found out I had to go to CSULB because that’s how badly I didn’t want to go there, and now I can say it’s given me the best four years of my life! Apologizing in advance for all the pics I’m going to post because if there’s one thing I didn’t get better at during college, it’s my indecisiveness #beachgrad2020
A bitter sweet feeling, a new graduate. Through all trails and tribulations. I’ve over come all and made it through. I am blessed to have met some amazing people along the way who made it worthwhile. I’ve been in 10 clubs activity, president of three, started a non-profit, started a new business, was a Resident Assistant for the dorms, worked all through college. and lost my father this year. I am glad to announce I have a DOUBLE MAJOR IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATION WITH A DOUBLE MINOR IN RECREATION AND COMMUNICATIONS. Thank you to everyone who has got me this far. I will be perusing my masters! Much love for my two girls @mrs.hatchett and @marirazo without you two I wouldn’t have made it. CLASS OF 2020 WE DID IT! #beachgrad2020 #blackexcellence
Thank you God for giving me one of the biggest blessings of my life. I wouldn’t have expected my Graduate school journey to end this way. However, I am so incredibly proud of myself. Thank you to all my family & friends who’ve continuously supported me. Yassss I secured that MASTERS in 1 year! Ronisha Nicole, MSW Photocred: My awesome sissy @brittany_hampton Thank You for bearing with me #MSW #blackgirlsgraduate #blackandeducated #melanin #blackwomen #issacareer #MSW2020 #classof2020 #socialworker #graduateschoolisover #blacksocialworkers #bgsw #blackgirlsinsocialwork #csulb #educatedqueen #blackexcellence #blackqueen #beachgrad2020
There may not be an actual ceremony, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get to celebrate my huge accomplishment today. 5 years of busting my ass, sacrificing nights out with my friends, sacrificing time with my family, SO much stress, and rollercoasters of emotions. I have to admit, nursing school was NOT easy and challenged me on so many different levels, but these four girls that I met literally day 1 helped me through it all and kept me that much more sane. It just feels so surreal undergrad is finally coming to an end... guess you can say I’m one degree hotter. Now you can call me Matt Marquez, BSN. Just need to pass my state boards and I’ll be an official RN. #ThanksGillForTheDadJoke #NursingSchool #NewGrad #Graduation #CSULB #BeachGrad2020 And thank you thank you THANK YOU to our amazing photographer @mebealexv for these INCREDIBLE pictures you took of us. If anyone is interested in a professional photography session, please DM him my friends and I had a great experience with him today.
Shoutout to our big bro who graduates from CSULB next week with a B.A. in Philosophy and Minors in Jewish Studies and Hospitality Management. No ceremony but he went and took fun photos anyway. He’s going for his Master’s in the Fall so hopefully that ceremony works out. Graduation #csulb @csulongbeach #ktlagrad #classof2020 #covidgraduation
Started off my morning with a 5k in honor of my last formal day as an undergraduate student. Every step served as a reminder of how far I’ve come and how far I will go. Can’t wait to call myself an Alumni in a couple of weeks. Thank you to @csulongbeach for all of the amazing experiences, friends, and moments during these last 4.5 years. @csulbalumni I’ll be looking forward to the donation calls soon Lol. #alumni #ems #2020
“Not even a global pandemic can stop me from graduating on time!” Although I may not be walking in front of all my family or with my peers this spring, I will not allow myself to discredit all the hard work and determination it took to get to this point now. Over the course of this academic journey: -I have switched my major 3 times -taken 18 challenging units every semester to make up for this indecisiveness -volunteered/interned numerous hours with amazing PTs and healthcare professionals in preparation to apply for graduate school -worked a part time server job 25+ hours a week to pay for school/living away from home -endured many late night study/cram sessions -AND even overcame the obstacles associated with the transfer to online remote studying during a GLOBAL PANDEMIC All to graduate on time within 4 years and with Honors.✨ So...although this is NOWHERE near the academic journey I expected to take, the numerous detours and pit stops along the way made it MY journey. I know I am in the place I am supposed to be. The hard work and determination throughout this journey deserves to be celebrated and even though you can’t see it under the mask.... I am so happy I finally made it here! More pictures to come...
Forever a beach babe x I am proud to announce that in two weeks I am graduating college with Cum Laude Honors! (Peep the gold cord!) Graduating with honors was a goal of mine my whole academic career, and I’m proud to say that I did it! x x CSULB has given me so many wonderful opportunities and life experiences that I am incredibly grateful for. Through my academic career, I have had the privilege to be chosen to work as a Professor's Assistant for a CSULB’s Sociology course, an opportunity that greatly gave me insight on how much work and skill is needed to be a college professor and academia. I also assisted those of the Assisted Living at Senior Sunrise for the elderly with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, assisted the elderly at the Alpert Jewish Community, worked for LBUSD’s after school program Kid’s Club, volunteered at the non-profit Long Beach Blast as an academic mentor for a second-grade student, worked part time as a nanny, and maintained President’s Honors every single semester! x x I am greatly excited for my journey ahead and want to thank everyone who encouraged me to reach for greatness! Thank you to my parents, boyfriend, friends, and family who supported me throughout my college experience. CSULB has been such a wonderful place that has introduced me to so many wonderful people. The laughter and memories I’ve made here will last a lifetime. x Proud to be a CSULB Alumni! Go Beach! #CSULB #CSULBGRAD #CSULBGRADUATION #CUMLAUDE #CUMLAUDEHONORS #GRADUATION #CSULBALUMNI #COLLEGEGRADUATE #GOBEACH #CLASSOF2020 #QUARANTINEGRADUATION #QUARANTINEGRADUATE @csulbasi @csulongbeach
— angelica garcia.(@angiee_gee) May 22, 2020
— Marlon Robert (@marlonroberToe) May 22, 2020
— andres (@andreuccii) May 21, 2020
— Last Name King (@beeekingg) May 17, 2020
— Evelyn Orozco (@EvillainOro) May 19, 2020
— lucy giles (@lucyyramone) May 15, 2020
— Fernando Rangel (@Nando04kid) May 19, 2020
— Rebecca Marie (@sanchezrebeccam) May 17, 2020
2 years ago I was a working part time as a gardener to pay my bills and planning to transfer to CSULB. Now, I am a week away to officially graduate from college.
“There is beauty in the struggle”
Donde pongo el ojo, pongo la bala.
— Serchت (@Serchespeleta) May 8, 2020
#CSULB to those who are graduating, Congratulations you’ve done what you went to school to do, you accomplished what some can’t, and worked hard for this.
— Grace McAdam (@geebaby7717) May 3, 2020
I just turned in the last paper for my bachelor's degree and I'm shook. Never thought this day would actually come when I started out but now that I'm here I can't wait to keep progressing. Thank u to everyone who had a positive impact on my time at CSULB. Love u all
— evÿ (@evvynj) May 12, 2020