CSULB's Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center celebrates grand opening

Published September 28, 2022

Friends, family and supporters of Cal State Long Beach gathered Tuesday on the lawn along Beach Drive to celebrate the grand opening of the Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center. The 5,500-square-foot center, which showcases The Beach’s rich history and alumni, will serve as a gathering space for alumni as well as the campus and greater community.

After a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, founder Anna W. Ngai '74 led the group on a tour of the wood-and-glass facility. She later shared her own Beach story in a fireside chat as part of Founders Week activities.

President Jane Close Conoley called the public opening a “momentous occasion” for the Beach family.

“From this point on, this is someplace that will touch the lives of all those who study here, teach here and work here over decades and decades,” she said.

Anna W Ngai applauds a speech
Anna W. Ngai '74 applauds the public opening of the Alumni Center that bears her name.


Jane Close Conoley addresses crowd
President Jane Close Conoley said the Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center will be "an oasis of friendship and growth for the Beach community."


Mabel Wu chats with other Beach patrons
Mabel Wu, the wife of Michael E. Solt, dean of the College of Business, listens to patrons of The Beach during the reception for the public opening of the Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center.