Important Announcement
PubHTML5 Scheduled Server Maintenance on (GMT) Sunday, June 26th, 2:00 am - 8:00 am.
PubHTML5 site will be inoperative during the times indicated!

Home Explore Monterey Bay- The Magazine of CSU Monterey Bay Spring-Summer 2014, Vol. VII, No. I

Monterey Bay- The Magazine of CSU Monterey Bay Spring-Summer 2014, Vol. VII, No. I

Published by susonosono, 2015-07-28 02:49:11

Description: Monterey Bay- The Magazine of CSU Monterey Bay Spring-Summer 2014, Vol. VII, No. I


Read the Text Version

Mon t er e y BayS p r i n g / S u m m e r 2 014 The Magazine oF CSU Monterey BayWhere artand scienceconverge

Photo Randy Tunnell Dear friends of Cal State Monterey Bay, As Cal State Monterey Bay continues to grow and mature as a university, my goal is to have it play an ever more important role in public discussions about issues facing the Central Coast. As we help bring new ideas to the table, we can help community leaders look at familiar problems from new perspectives. That was the goal of this year’s President’s Speaker Series, which brought three nationally recognized speakers to our campus during the spring semester. Its theme was “Flourish Monterey County,” as we explored the economic, educational and criminal justice challenges facing the Central Coast region. Our speakers were Mary Jo Waits, director of the Economic, Human Services & Workforce Division of the National Governors Association; David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and former director of the Boston Gun Project; and Jeff Edmonson, managing director of Strive Together, the national group with whom we are working as we establish our own Cradle to Career pipeline. Their public presentations, held at the World Theater, were excellent and well-attended. Equally important were the sessions each speaker held with campus and community representatives to discuss their ideas in even greater depth. To cite just one example, it was fascinating for me to listen to police chiefs from around our county engage in an open, thoughtful and heartfelt discussion with Mr. Kennedy about how best to cope with the plague of gang violence that has struck too many of our communities. Each of the local public safety officials brought vast experience to that roundtable discussion. Each shared an interest in discussing new ideas and finding out what was working elsewhere. Universities provide forums where learning happens. While the interests of students in our classrooms and laboratories will always be paramount, we also have an important obligation to reach out into the larger community. At Cal State Monterey Bay, we are proud to be our county’s four-year public university and are eager to take on all the responsibilities that role entails. Sincerely, Eduardo M. Ochoa, President 3t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

Sonya Cabello (VPA ’13) Photo Scott Campbellworks on her seniorcapstone project.

Features Departments Vol. VII, No. I 8 & 13 S tudents Spring/Summer 2014 Ania Flatau advocates for people with disabilities; Bernard Green works for bicycle-friendly policies. Published twice yearly for alumni, donors and friends 20 Athletics of Cal State Monterey Bay by University Communications. New athletics director Kirby Garry shines national spotlight on Otter Athletics with televised game We welcome lively, respectful and social media successes. discussion. Send letters to the editor (and address changes) 6 B enefitting Others 22 Snapshot to [email protected] Auctioneer Zack Krone’s career path was inspired Photos from recent Outdoor Recreation trips to Big by CSUMB’s emphasis on self-discipline and Sur, Yosemite and Pinnacles national parks, Sugar President service learning. Bowl Resort and the Ventana Wilderness. Eduardo M. Ochoa 10 Thinking Globally, Acting Locally 26 Faculty Adviser Director for Marketing & Ten-year, $32.4 million NASA grant funds research Professor Renée Curry makes the case for Communications on agriculture, climate change, renewable energy understanding what it means to be human. George Machun and more. 28 News Briefs Editor [ COVER STORY ] New nursing program, Summer Arts, Patia Stephens CalStateTEACH, and the President’s 14 Where Art and Science Converge Speaker Series Creative Consultant Graduates of the Science Illustration certificate Jerry Takigawa program at CSUMB find success in a specialized 30 Alumni field. Greg Gonzalez and Jon Vevoda use GIS Art Director skills learned at CSUMB in their jobs at Joan Iguban Galiguis ’06 24 Favorite Activity in the United Scheid Vineyards. States (So Far…) Writers 32 Class Notes Renée R. Curry Serbian exchange student Sara Santini Alumni news and accomplishments Kevin Gilmore experienced the thrill of a ropes challenge course Liz MacDonald organized by Outdoor Recreation. Scott Roark Sara Santini 27 Thinking Different Patia Stephens James Tinney Professor Johanna Poethig keeps the vision of the Joan Weiner Visual & Public Art Department alive with campus and community mural projects. On the Cover[Top] Photo Jane Kim; [Bottom] Photo Jarrett McAdams Only about 500 Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep remain in the wild. Artist Jane Kim is working to make this endangered and rarely seen animal more visible with her Migrating Mural series, painted along a 150-mile stretch of California’s Highway 395. The cover image is a detail from a mural at the Lone Pine Airport. (story, page 14) W atch videos of Jane Kim discussing the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep and her Migrating Mural project at 5t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

BenefittingOthersZack Krone is making the world a better place–one bid at a time Alumnus Zack Krone works the crowd at February’s Have a Heart for Students fundraiser. By Scott Roark6 S p r i n g / S u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

The lights dim. The microphone clicks on. The clamor of excited conversation, clinking glasses and laughter fades slightly. A prominent figure on stage begins speaking—a clear, rapid-fire dialogue that commands attention and generates an undercurrent of excitement as numbers are called out. First it’s a dollar, then $10, then $20, then $50, before accelerating to $100, $150 and $200. The amount increases exponentially. Zack Krone (TAT ’05) is kicking off – one designed to inspire an environ- tions for Warner Bros., ABC, NBC and another successful benefit auction in ment of inspired giving. Sony Pictures Television. his usual style – by selling a plain glass of water to encourage people into the According to Krone, the tools and Becoming an auctioneer was almost spirit of giving. Sound far-fetched? At ability to create this environment came a fluke. Krone was working in TV and the CSUMB Have a Heart for Students directly from the CSUMB Teledramatic serving as a master of ceremonies at an auction in February, Krone sold a Arts and Technology Department, now occasional fundraiser. One night, the glass of water for $525. The glass was known as Cinematic Arts and Technol- auctioneer failed to show up. Krone personally delivered by Krone to the ogy. The curriculum is hands-on and filled in and discovered his true call- winning bidder seated in the audience practical. ing. Shortly after, he graduated from the and included free refills. World Wide College of Auctioneering in “Students had a camera in their Mason City, Iowa. He’s been looking for Krone is the owner and operator of hand from day one,” he said. “The les- the highest bidders ever since. California Coast Auctions, an Orange son at TAT was to push yourself and County-based firm which specializes see what you’re capable of. It cultivated Married to Dawn, a Chicago native, in benefit auctions. Since its inception, drive and self-discipline.” He cites and back in Orange County where he California Coast Auctions has raised TAT faculty as significant influences, grew up, Krone is living his passion. millions of dollars for hundreds of including Chris Carpenter, Steven His father managed a car dealership. organizations nationwide. Krone has Levinson, Benny Ambush and Hiro- His mother was a nurse. For Krone, worked with many high-profile chari- masa Konishi. show business was always a true call- ties and celebrities. ing – and his performance makes an CSUMB’s emphasis on service impact in a different way, providing Why does he do it? Krone leans learning played a role in Krone’s cur- resources to those most in need. back in his chair at his company’s rent focus on charity. He volunteered office, thoughtfully considering a extensively, tutoring children at librar- Now, it starts with a glass of water. desktop plaque that contains a favorite ies in Salinas and San Juan Bautista. Perhaps it’s symbolic. Some would call quote by Oscar Wilde: “It is only an An avid surfer, he also performed many it a simple prop. Regardless, that glass auctioneer who can equally and impar- beach clean-ups while working 20 to 30 of water can begin a night that raises tially admire all schools of art.” hours a week, acting in plays at CSUMB hundreds of thousands of dollars, driv- and living in a converted garage. ing California Coast Auctions’ goal of “There’s a great need for what we uniting commerce and entertainment do … and I love being my own boss,” “I didn’t want to share a room with with charity, schools and nonprofits. Krone said with a smile. anybody,” he recalled fondly. “It was a very formative time.” In the end, Krone is helping these Krone is known specifically as a organizations help themselves. benefit auctioneer, a big difference An impressive career followed. from a regular auctioneer. Benefit auc- Krone has starred in more than 30 The world is what you make of it,” tioneers are involved early on in many professional theatrical productions and Krone said. “CSUMB definitely taught aspects of the event-planning process, dozens of commercials and guest TV/ me that.” MB providing input on details such as film appearances. Krone also worked timing, printed materials and seating as a production coordinator on TV More information: arrangements. It’s a complete package shows such as “Southland,” “ThePhotos George Machun Middleman” and several pilot produc- 7t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

Ania Flatau8 S p r i n g / S u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

Students High Visibility Student advocates for people with disabilities Recently, Ania Flatau dropped into a kickboxing class at the Monterey Sports Center. What might surprise you is that Ania uses a wheelchair.Photo Randy Tunnell “I like to try everything once,” she said. “I’ve Flatau grew up participating in the gained a lot of health benefits and confidence athletic community, but she really stepped by being able to move and dance.” up her advocacy work when she joined Yo! Disabled and Proud, a national organization She’s also a regular Zumba participant, for disabled youth, just after high school. She a fierce basketball player, and a wheelchair worked with Yo! on a campaign to increase ballroom dancer. And she explored acroyo- the number of schools that celebrate Disabil- ga — an artform that combines yoga and ity History Week. acrobatics — through CSU Summer Arts. Be- ing visible and participating in community “At the time, I thought I knew every- events are both part of Flatau’s lifestyle and thing and was very independent,” she said. connected to her work as an advocate for “Through Yo!, I learned a lot about myself people with disabilities. and the community. There is a reason we have curb cuts and elevators — because “If I can be part of class and change a per- somebody fought for us. That became the spective by being involved like everyone else, reason I do the advocacy work that I do now.” that is seventh heaven,” she said. “There are going to be adaptations, but [my classmates She’s continued that advocacy on campus can see] those as a normal way of being.” as a member of the Student Awareness for Disability Empowerment, a student club that A kinesiology major, Flatau envisions her provides educational programs, network- career in occupational therapy. Flatau was ing, and awareness in order to advance the born with spina bifida and she likes the idea rights of people with disabilities within the of working with people who’ve had spinal campus community. cord injuries because they are coming from a different perspective. “I think it’s important for injured people and people with disabilities to be visible,” “I have the body I have, and I’ve learned she said. “It is more than just a pity thing, how to work with it,” she said. “They’re go- and it doesn’t have to be something you are ing from one life to another. I think we both embarrassed about. I want to highlight the would learn a lot from that relationship. But culture and community.” occupational therapy is a broad field — there are a lot of different directions I could go.” ­— Liz MacDonald 9t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

ThinkingGlobally,ActingLocallyBy James Tinney Gwen Miller '14, Kirk Post '13, Sam Phillips '14 and Shane Keefauver '13 install a wireless soil moisture sensor network in a Salinas field. All four earned master’s degrees in the Applied Marine and Watershed Science program in the Division of Science and Environmental Policy at CSUMB.

NASA grant funds CSUMB research projects Gwen Miller configures a data logger.Photos Forrest Melton Now that California’s governor has declared a drought emer- the university to continue and expand its work with NASA. gency, NASA-funded research at Cal State Monterey Bay has Many of the scientists funded through the grant maintain taken on a new immediacy. offices at the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field northwest of San Jose. With a NASA grant, CSUMB researchers are devising high-tech tools that help farmers estimate how much water “We have had a variety of projects. The agriculture work their crops need. Other projects include using satellite data gets a lot of attention because it is very applied, very local. It to map changes in land uses around the globe and studying is the one that has generated the most student involvement, lands in the Mojave Desert to determine their feasibility for because there is a lot of field work,” Alexander said, citing solar energy farms. the opportunities it provides students to gain hands-on expe- rience with emerging technologies in agriculture, including The researchers are funded through the 10-year, $32.4 wireless sensor networks and remote sensing. million grant the university received from NASA in 2012. Many of the grant-funded projects are continuing collabora- Forrest Melton is the senior scientist leading the research tions between scientists from CSUMB and NASA as they efforts to use satellite data and surface sensor networks to seek to understand issues surrounding global warming and better monitor agriculture productivity and water demand. other changes in our natural environment. “California farmers are increasingly concerned about the Susan Alexander, professor in the Division of Science and long-term sustainability of our agricultural water supplies, Environmental Policy, has served as principal investigator on and years like this underscore the challenges facing Califor- Cal State Monterey Bay’s work with NASA since 1997. nia’s farmers,” Melton said. “Our goal is to improve access to satellite and weather data for farmers to support them in “Twenty years ago, NASA Ames Research Center was improving on-farm water management.” developing new research partnerships in the area of envi- ronmental science,” Alexander said. “It was a logical idea to One of the outgrowths of this research is the development partner with a university, where you could have many more of web and mobile applications that allow a farmer to access scientists working in collaboration. It was also a great op- data from Satellite Irrigation Management Support system. portunity for CSUMB, which was a brand new university in That system provides measurements of the water needs the region.” of a specific field by integrating satellite data with surface weather information from the California Irrigation Manage- The competitive grant CSUMB received in 2012 allowed 11t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

Kirk Post and Gwen Miller install moisture sensors in a Salinas field.ment Information System, operated by the Department of are,” Milesi said. “And that is important to know when we Photo Forrest MeltonWater Resources. are thinking about how secure our food sources are, how much water and other resources will be needed to support Trials in Salinas Valley fields have shown that, through agriculture.”use of improved water management tools, fields of broccoliand lettuce can produce similar yields using 25-35 percent An important aspect of the NASA grants are the researchless applied water than current standard practice. opportunities it provides to Cal State Monterey Bay students. That saves water, and money. Using less water also results Julianne Rhodes is now in her final semester of her studiesin more efficient use of fertilizers with less being wasted or for a master’s degree in applied marine and watershed science.leaching into the groundwater. A returning student who received her undergraduate degree in 1987, Rhodes was looking for a research opportunity when Other NASA-funded university researchers are develop- she found one in Milesi’s lab that matched her datasets to analyze the impact of climate change on localcommunities; looking at Southern California desert areas It had an added benefit, Rhodes said: “It sounds kind ofto determine their suitability for renewable energy projects; glamorous to work for NASA.”studying how changes in forest lands affect CO2 levels inthe atmosphere; and mapping the distribution of croplands She is now using her programming skills to help Milesiworldwide. analyze the mountains of data she uses in her work. The latter project is being led by senior scientist Cristina The opportunity has only added to what has been a posi-Milesi, whose team is using satellite and climate data to study tive experience for Rhodes, who found the CSUMB marinehow people are impacting the environment where they live. and watershed science program when she was living in Santa Cruz and ready to make a career change. Maps produced from NASA and NOAA satellites, whichhave been orbiting the earth since 1972, provide a long-term “It sounded like exactly what I wanted to do and thelook at how our earth is changing. program has really exceeded my expectations,” Rhodes said. “I don’t think most people realize the level of research that is Milesi said changes in the amount of cropland are well going on here.”documented in North America, but that is not the case inmany other areas. Or you might say: Here, there and everywhere. MB “We don’t always know very well where the croplands More information: 2 S p r i n g / S u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

The Joy of Cycling Student advocate pushes for “Bike-Friendly University” statusPhoto Randy Tunnell When Bernard Green found his father’s old road bike in the back of the garage, his life changed. “It was like flying,” he said. “I loved feeling the wind rush by.” His dad made him a deal – keep up biking, and he’d buy Bernard his own road bike. The deal stuck and before long Bernard was cycling competitively at the LA Velodrome. After a year of track racing, Bernard felt the competition was taking away from the joy of riding. So he changed gears, became a bicycling advocate, and focused on sharing that joy with others. The summer after his freshman year at CSUMB, Ber- nard returned to his hometown of Los Angeles and took a full-time internship with LA Bike Trains, an organization that helps new riders feel more comfortable commuting on bikes by organizing group rides or “bike trains.” The trains cover various routes through the city on weekday mornings. The pace is easy, the atmosphere social, and new riders find safety in numbers. “It’s basically a moving bike party,” he said. As an intern, the Human Communication major helped the organization with its website, with fundraising, and with screening poten- tial bike train “conductors.” That summer he also gained certification as an instructor with the League of American Bicyclists. With that experience and credential under his belt, Bernard came back to CSUMB and founded the Monterey Bike Project. Bernard describes the work of the project in three parts: First, educating cyclists by offering traffic safety and bike maintenance classes. Second, advocating for better cycling facilities and bike-friendly policies on campus and in Seaside and Marina. Finally, strengthening the cycling community through group rides and activities that connect new cyclists to more knowledgeable and experienced riders. His goal is for CSUMB to be officially recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a bike-friendly campus by the time he graduates in 2016. After graduation, Bernard sees himself moving to the Pacific Northwest and studying urban planning in graduate school. Ultimately, Bernard wants to contribute to a larger move- ment toward sustainability. He envisions a time when a sustainable lifestyle will be the status quo, and people would have to go out of their way to live unsustainably. “And the bike is one way to do that.” — Liz MacDonald 1 3t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y

CSUMB’s Science Illustration Program: B y J oan W einer

Where art and science converge

“Honeycreepers”Previous pages: “Wild Roses;”Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, detailof a mural at the Bishop Gun Club inBishop, CA. (Photo Cody Tuttle)

Jane Kim A four-month residency at the San Francisco dump changed the direction of Jane Kim’s work.All illustrations by Jane Kim; Photo Kelly Hsaio There, the graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design ies and Galileo’s drawings of the moon’s cratered surface are used construction scrap to investigate how walls – and the other examples. Illustrators accompanied Captain Cook and way we decorate them – can have damaging environmental Charles Darwin on their expeditions. impacts. Even the binomial classification system created by That gave her a purpose, she said, “beyond art for art’s Linnaeus – and still in use – was introduced to the world sake.” Inspired by science and the natural world, Kim decid- through the work of a science illustrator. ed to pursue a certificate from CSU Monterey Bay’s graduate- level science illustration program. Ask Caudle why the discipline is still relevant – given that everyone has a camera-equipped cell phone – and the Today, Kim is working on a series called “Migrating Mu- answer comes quickly. ral,” a collection of images painted along migration corridors of endangered species. Through the murals, she said, the “Illustrations can show us the inside of a tornado,” she transient life of these animals can easily be seen, and more said by way of example. “And photos won’t allow us to go importantly, appreciated. back in time to see species that existed in the past.” “Jane has found ways to take what she loves and do some Jenny Keller, an instructor in the program, added that magnificent work,” said Ann Caudle, director of the science illustrations and animations explain new technologies and illustration program. “She has found her own niche.” advancements in science to the scientific community, as well as to the curious public. So have many of the program’s graduates, who work for publications such as Scientific American and National The work is all around us, if we just look – in books and Geographic; museums, such as the Smithsonian and the field guides; adorning the walls of natural history museums; American Museum of Natural History; and at zoos, botanical gracing exhibit labels to help aquarium visitors tell the differ- gardens and aquariums. ence between a sea lion and an otter; on interpretive signs in parks and nature preserves. Science illustration has been around a very long time. Roman coins – with their representations of plants that still The program started at UC Santa Cruz in the 1980s and exist – are early examples. Leonardo’s human anatomy stud- moved to CSUMB in 2009. It accepts 15 students a year among the 50 or so who apply; they complete an academic 17t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

year of classes and a 10-week internship. They learn to sketch in the field and to design information graphics and interac- tive displays. Complementing the skills-based courses are instruc- tion in copyright, contract law and other real-world topics. Students produce business cards and build portfolios while learning how to pitch clients and publishers – since many of them will work as freelancers. “Because of the broad range of skills and their versatility and flexibility, our graduates have quite an edge out there,” Caudle said. Applicants include art students and people with a back- ground in science. That’s not an odd combination. Both art and science are about close observation, Caudle said, and the mix is beneficial for both groups. “Artists look at things in a different way than scientists,” Caudle said. “They look at color composition. That’s fabulous for the science students. “The learning, the training, a lot of it is the rich mix of people in the program.” Corlis Schneider, who earned a certificate from the pro- gram in 2011, combined interests in both science and art. “When you’re younger, you don’t think there is a way to reconcile a love for art and science,” she said. “So you grow up focusing on science, like I did, or art.” While earning a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from UC Santa Cruz, she realized that her favorite classes were the labs where students had to illustrate their speci- mens. That led her to CSUMB’s program. “It was clearly the right decision for me,” she said. She’s now a Los Angeles- based freelance illustrator. Julie Naylor Selan, a 2011 graduate of the program, is another L.A-based freelancer. She specializes in wildlife and paleontological illustration in traditional and digital media. “Growing up, my weekends were spent in aquariums, museums, at the zoo or out on hikes,” she said. At 15, she was certified as a scuba diver and “that opened up a whole new world.” She, too, found her way to the science illustration program. “It was life-changing for me.” Kim shares the view. “The science illustration program was one of the most important decisions of my life,” Kim said. “Through the program, I was able to define what sort of purpose art had for me. “I learned new techniques, refined old ones and left the program feeling very prepared,” she said. MB More information: | Watch video of Jane Kim talking about her inspiration for the Migrating Mural series at “White-lipped peccary,” a hog-like animal native to Central and South America.19t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

Athletics Fresh Focus Kirby Garry brings changes to CSUMB athletics programphotos Vernon McKnight CSUMB athletics By Kevin Gilmore tion than any other institution.” director Kirby Garry The Otters also have hung more than (left) is interviewed by Since becoming director of athletics at Cal Cat Andersen of CBS State Monterey Bay last November, Kirby their share of championship banners Sports during halftime Garry has already succeeded in shining a around campus. of the Feb. 15 women's national spotlight on the university. He’s basketball game also quickly establishing Otter Athletics as “Despite being the youngest institution against Cal State San a national leader in social media market- — not athletic program, institution — in all Bernardino. ing, while maintaining its commitment to of NCAA Division II sports,” he said, “we academic achievement. already have won an NCAA national title [men’s golf in 2011] and have 14 CCAA titles Garry began his term as interim director in seven years as a conference member.” of athletics July 8, replacing Vince Otoupal, who left to become director of athletics at Those successes helped bring another NCAA Division I member Utah Valley Uni- honor to CSUMB when the Otter women’s versity. CSUMB Vice President for Student basketball team hosted Cal State San Ber- Affairs Ronnie Higgs made the appointment nardino in a Feb. 15 game broadcast on the permanent on Nov. 5. CBS Sports Network. It’s not often that a small school gets to host a live, nationally Garry joined the Otter Athletics team in televised game on a major sports network. 2008 as assistant athletics director of exter- nal operations. His areas of oversight have Garry was instrumental in making that included all aspects of athletics communica- happen, working behind the scenes with tions, corporate partnerships, development NCAA leadership to help CSUMB earn a and marketing. spot as one of eight Division II basketball programs to host a game on CBS this year. In Garry graduated cum laude with a bach- fact, it was Garry’s status as a national leader elor’s degree in social science and earned in NCAA social media development that led his master’s in athletics administration, both to the game being designated the Division II from the University of South Dakota. Social Media Game of the Year. Arriving at CSUMB with strong experi- The NCAA sent a production crew to ence as an administrator, coach and student– document CSUMB’s uses of social media for athlete, Garry served in athletics administra- a “best practices” piece to be presented at tion roles at both Washington State University the national convention. and Idaho State University after four years as an assistant football coach at USD. “We’re always looking for ways to gain a little ground or to separate ourselves,” he “We talk a lot about making the big-time said. “Social media offers us a free platform where you are, and for us, big-time starts with multiple ways of doing that. We stood in the classroom,” Garry said. “More than out enough that the NCAA decided to shine 60 percent of our student–athletes carry a a spotlight here.” MB cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or greater. By percentage, we have more stu- More information: dents win conference academic honors from the California Collegiate Athletic Associa- 2 1t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

All photos by Jarrett McAdams, except skiing photo by Mari Fukutomi Sn a pshot Outdoor Recreation Many students are attracted to CSU Monterey Bay because of the ample opportunities for outdoor recreation on and near campus. The university’s Outdoor Recreation program is thriving, with students participating in outings and activities such as backpacking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, surfing and stand- up paddleboarding. Here is a collection of photos from recent trips to Big Sur, Yosemite and Pinnacles national parks, Sugar Bowl Resort and the Ventana Wilderness. More information: Watch videos about the Outdoor Recreation program at 2 3t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

Photo Marilaine Savard

Favorite Activity in the United States (So Far...) By Sara SantiniPhoto Wassim Zoghlami I wasn’t sure what a ropes challenge pact on my back from jumping, because of all the belts I had course was, but it sounded like fun. on me. I slowly came down, and the girl congratulated me and unhooked the rope from my belt. My legs felt a bit shaky I arrived at the course, which was organized by Outdoor from the adrenaline. Recreation and is in the woods surrounding campus. It looked like a lot of high wooden pillars with ropes between them. I’ve The shaky legs didn’t help when I tried the next chal- never seen one back home. lenge, where I climbed up an even higher pillar and had to get to the other one by crossing over a wooden log. Being “You wanna try this one?” asked the course leader. so high without anything to hold onto makes you nervous, She showed me a pillar that was separated from the others. which makes you panic and lose your balance. I thought the It turned out to be one of the most challenging. course would be more physically challenging, but in fact, it “So, what you do is just climb up to the top,” she said. was mostly a mental challenge of overcoming the boundaries “It gets a bit wiggly and windy on the top, but when you get you set for yourself. there, you should stand up straight on the top of the pillar.” “And then?” I asked. I really liked the one you do in a pair: You and your “Then you jump!” partner cross the distance between pillars over a thin rope, I decided not to think about it too much. I started climbing. without anything to hold on to. In order to get from one bar The only thing I could hold onto was the pillar; it had small to another, you have to work with your partner — they hold steps, so it wasn’t hard to climb. Apart from that, I just had you while you let go of the bar and walk to the next one. my security rope for getting down. I was on my own. When When you reach it, you help your partner across. I got to the top, it was kind of scary to stand up – the wind was blowing and the pillar was shaky. I stood up and looked I felt so confident about myself! I got so confident that at around. The view was really cool: It was foggy, so all I saw was the end I even did the challenge with the log once more, but green trees and fog. Usually, you can see the ocean from there. blindfolded. I realized it was all in my head. I was actually “Now just jump!” very secure, so I needed to calm my mind and trust my abili- I looked down and realized I was really high, and I had ties. You can’t let yourself panic. You must trust yourself and nothing but the rope on my back. It all happened a bit fast and just start going. MB unexpectedly, so I felt kind of surprised to find myself all the way up there. Sara Santini is an exchange student from Serbia, where she is a But I jumped! senior majoring in film editing. This essay was excerpted from the And it was so nice, and exciting. I didn’t even feel the im- Global Gazette, which is published by the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Depart- ment of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by World Learning. 2 5t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

Facult y A dv iserWhy theHumanitiesMatter By Renée Curry our own limited universe, the com- plex emotions of differing beings, A former student of mine, whose and the moral and ethical questions husband has been living with a that drive the conscience and logic brain tumor for over a decade, of a time. The humanities honors highly values the science and tech- and preserves this material. Study nology that keeps her husband alive, of the humanities teaches us to exer- but when asked how she copes day- cise the reflection, communication, to-day in this world, she talks about analysis and interpretation neces- catharsis and the crucial role of the sary to understand these words, humanities: artifacts and cultural practices from a multitude of perspectives. “In 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson lost his 5-year old son,” my former The words of Martin Luther King student said. “His poem about the Jr. provide a lens into a life worth loss, ‘Threnody,’ provides me a way- living when he writes, “An individu- point for my own struggles. Across al has not started living until he can time, Emerson reaches out and helps rise above the narrow confines of his me navigate through the desolation. individual concerns to the broader concerns of humanity.” The humani- “Another work, the ‘Epic of ties offer a diverse set of lenses for Gilgamesh,’ comforts me when I sit looking at the world, lenses that en- in the intensive care unit listening able us to develop empathy, compas- to my husband breathe and hoping sion, and connection. he will continue to breathe another day. Gilgamesh’s solitary vigil with The humanities provide us Enkidu’s body shows me that over with ways to frame the current real 4,000 years ago, someone felt what I world, as well as ways to engage feel today.” with this world as valuable citizens. Study of the humanities empowers This experience of catharsis us to apply ourselves rigorously in — the purifying and purgation of this world, to work at being present emotion, first described by Aristo- and productive, and to contribute tle — is one of the most profound to humanity by making meaning gifts of the humanities. It is real and where there sometimes seems to transformative. Catharsis heightens be none. The humanities ultimately our understanding of the world; it provide refuge for us in our darkest redirects and improves our ways times and helps us understand what of thinking and understanding; it it means to be merely, and signifi- enhances our ability to reflect upon cantly, human. MB our lives and the lives of others. Renée Curry is a professor in the Divi- People very much like us, and sion of Humanities and Communication yet not like us at all, have existed at CSU Monterey Bay. on this planet and have generously preserved and shared literatures, Photo Randy Tunnell histories, artifacts, languages, laws, cultural practices, religions, and philosophies. These convey first- hand the depths of worlds outside2 6 S p r i n g / S u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

Thinking As one of CSU Monterey Bay’s founding Different faculty members, Professor Johanna Poet- hig has been with the Visual & Public Art Johanna Poethig keeps Department since its inception in 1995. the vision of VPA alive The VPA program was one of the first in the country that By Patia Stephens emphasized not just the visual, but also the social aspects of art education.Photo Chris Brown “The beauty of this program is that we do both,” Poethig said. “Students come here, they gotta learn skills. They have to learn how to be studio artists, and think about their personal creativity and creative growth. But they do that within a curriculum of thinking about how art takes place in a social context.” Born in New Jersey and raised in Manila, Philippines, Poethig earned degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Mills College. She’s been in California since 1976, forging an eclectic career out of a variety of interests and mediums, from painting and sculpture to performance art and video. “I’m a lot of different things,” she said. “That’s just who I am. ... Rather than choose, I do it all.” Her installations include dozens of large-scale murals, many of which transform urban blight into pockets of color and meaning. In her Painting and Mural class, students are working on a vivid, 300-foot-long mural in the rural farm- worker community of Pajaro. “This community has had nothing – no place for the kids to play, no place for the community to get together,” Poethig said. The new park is “really kind of amazing – it’s like an oasis.” Public art education develops skills useful in any career, like creativity and teamwork, Poethig said. “The main thing about artists is that we’re not literal all the time,” she said. “We’re creative, so we’re divergent think- ers. That’s a very important part of learning. If you just train [students] in a linear fashion, they’ll never become as creative as when you help them make connections that are surpris- ing. It’s only by making those unlikely connections that you get innovative ideas.” Another project is renewal of the campus “Signs and Symbols” mural, which was removed for lead abatement. Poethig is leading the effort, which will involve faculty mem- bers, students and alumni in planning and painting a new version of the beloved mural. “It will reflect on the vision of the university and draw upon the old design,” she said. “You don’t want to forget your history, but you also want to look toward the future.” MB More information: 2 7t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y

Summer Arts returns to campus New nursing program accommodates workingCSU Summer Arts returns to campus for a third year in late professionalsJune with a lineup of 16 classes and dozens of public events. CSU Monterey Bay is expanding its nursing program. Students – who come from CSU campuses, other four- Starting in June, the program will add a track for already-year and two-year colleges as well as the local community employed nurses with associate’s degrees who want to earn a– are immersed in rigorous training up to 12 hours a day bachelor’s while they continue to work.during the two-week sessions. Classes are offered in dance,music, theater, creative writing, visual arts and filmmaking. Classes will be held in the late afternoons and evenings; some will be traditional face-to-face classes, some will be Public events include lectures, concerts and theatrical online. The curriculum will include courses on researchproductions, all priced to make them accessible to a wide methods, evidence-based practice, health policy, informatics,audience. In addition, each course concludes with a free pub- genomics and chronic care management.lic performance or “culmination,” where students showcasetheir talents. Classes will be offered throughout the year; students can graduate in 14 months. A list of classes is available at Theschedule of public performances will be announced in late May. In addition to nurses who are currently employed, the program will admit recent community college nursing— Joan Weiner graduates. Watch a video about Summer Arts at “The idea is for a seamless transition from community college to CSUMB,” said Dr. Marianne Hultgren, interim director of nursing. [l] Photo provided; [r] Photo Joan Iguban Galiguis The university started its nursing program in 2012, in partnership with four local community colleges. More information: —­ Joan Weiner2 8 S p r i n g / S u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

N e w s Br i efs President’s Speaker Series helps CalStateTEACH pairs first-graders Monterey County flourish with teacher candidates With a theme of “Flourish Monterey County,” this year’s Each June for the past four years, 20 first-grade students from President’s Speaker Series at CSU Monterey Bay provided Highland Elementary have joined with 20 teaching creden- fresh insights into the challenges faced by local communities. tial candidates from Cal StateTEACH in a unique summer tutorial endeavor at King Elementary School in Seaside. The series opened March 4 with a presentation by Mary Jo Waits, director of the Economic, Human Services and The Summer Literacy Lab School Partnership provides Workforce Division of the National Governors Association. invaluable instruction for students not making adequate Her topic was “Leveraging Universities in Regional Econom- progress during the regular academic year, as well as high- ic Development.” quality mentoring for the teacher candidates tutoring them. The 16-day program is a partnership between CalState- David Kennedy, former director of the Boston Gun TEACH and Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. Project, followed with a March 28 talk on “Gangs, Guns and Growth: Finding Alternatives to Violence.” The mostly limited-English-speaking students receive one-on-one support in reading and language arts. The tutors Jeff Edmondson, managing director of Strive Together, first administer assessments from CalStateTEACH’s Literacy spoke April 9 on “Collective Impact: A New Way of Doing Case Study, then design instruction to close the literacy gap. Business to Improve Educational Outcomes.” Roger Dahl, the CSUMB lecturer who designed and The theme of next spring’s series will be “Future Mon- leads the CalStateTEACH program, worked with MPUSD terey.” Speakers will examine how the county’s economy can personnel to address the need for focused instruction for the be diversified beyond agriculture and tourism. English-learner population. — Joan Weiner During the summer program, the student teachers receive daily mentoring from two literacy experts from MPUSD, who[L] Graphic Jeffrey Lewis; [R] Photo Roger Dahl provide guidance on the best strategies and practices and offer immediate feedback. Results from the first four summers have been impressive, with students in many cases making progress equal to what they achieved during the school year in only three weeks of focused instruction. — Roger Dahl 2 9t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

The Grapes of TechAlumni use skills learned at CSUMB for ‘precision viticulture’Scheid Vineyards By Patia St eph ens

A lum ni Gregory Gonzalez (SBS ’09) and Jonathan Vevoda (SBS ’12) launched their careers at CSU Monterey Bay. The two alumni use geographic information systems (GIS) skills they learned at CSUMB in their jobs at Scheid Vineyards.[P. 30] Vineyard photo and map courtesy Scheid Vineyards; [P. 31} Photos Patia Stephens (Top) Greg Gonzalez and A world-class winery headquartered in in the outdoors, maps and technology. (bottom) Jon Vevoda use Greenfield, Scheid Vineyards comprises 13 “It’s a good balance between working GIS techniques learned ranches with 4,200 acres producing 38,000 at CSUMB to increase tons of grapes a year – resulting in some 40 on computers and working in the field,” production, efficiency million gallons of wine. Vevoda said. and safety on the job at Scheid Vineyards. Gonzalez and Vevoda, with their boss His first project for Scheid – also his Tyler Scheid, are at the forefront of the senior capstone project – was developing emerging “precision viticulture” industry, a harvest safety rating system, the first of in which GIS and other high-tech tools turn its kind. The program measures and rates the art of winemaking into a profitable – and slopes, which helps the winery prevent palatable – science. accidents by allocating more experienced personnel to steeper sections. Identifying Both majored in Social and Behavioral slope, along with aspect (slope direction) Sciences and started at Scheid as interns, be- and solar radiation, also helps with vineyard coming full-time employees after graduation. site selection. Gonzalez came to CSUMB as a soccer “I can look at a location and tell whether player transferring from Oregon. He turned this lot will get fruit ripe when we need it to to GIS after receiving some good advising. be,” Vevoda said. “If we can see it’s going to be in shade by 2 o’clock, it’s probably not a “Sharon Anderson emailed me and said, if good place to plant vines.” you take one more class, you can get a minor in Environmental Science,” Gonzalez said. Efficiency is the goal of precision viticul- ture, Gonzalez said. He started at Scheid in 2009, using global positioning systems (GPS) and GIS to remap “It’s amazing what you can do with a boundaries, label “blocks” of vines and esti- smartphone,” Gonzalez said. “We’re all engi- mate crop yields. neers. Farmers are engineers. We’re turning data into information you can act on.” MB A Salinas High School graduate, Vevoda earned a concentration in GIS after his re- More information: search revealed it was one of the top emerg- ing career paths. GIS combines his interests 31t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

1997 serving clients in the Ryan begin his new career as 2004 Ranch business park of a sales engineer for theMary Olea Lesher (B.A., Monterey. She volunteers information technology Julie Marie (Brown) BuckLiberal Studies) is a retired with several organizations services company Autotask. (B.A., Social and Behavioralpublic school teacher and and has served on the Previously, Christopher was Sciences) earned a Bachelorauthor of a new book, boards of the Professional a brewer for Devil’s Canyon of Science degree in nursing“Return to the Soul of Women’s Network of Brewing Company in San from Rockhurst UniversityYour Child” (available on Monterey and the Salinas Carlos. He earned a Master and a Master of ScienceAmazon). Also a musician, Valley Business Women’s of Business Administration degree, also in nursing, fromMary has recorded and Network. She also has been degree from Ashford the University of Missouri,produced eight original director of the Kid’s Zone at University in 2012. Kansas City. She now is amusic CDs (available on her the Oldtown Holiday Parade nurse practitioner with thewebsite, gracefulroadmusic. of Lights for five years. Iris Peppard (B.A., Pediatric Group of She is a member Tracy and her fiancé recently Integrated Studies) foundedof the Monterey County launched a business, Everyone’s Harvest 12 years Jacob Cooney (B.A.,Composers’ Forum. She and ago through her senior Teledramatic Arts &her husband of 47 years, capstone project. Since Technology), New York,Richard, live in Salinas. She Vincent Suich (B.S., then, she has started the is working as a clearanceenjoys spending time with Management & International Marina Certified Farmers’ coordinator for the 20thher grandchildren, playing Entrepreneurship) started Market, CSUMB Farm Stand Century Fox TV show,guitar and creating new The Sox Box with his and others. The Monterey “Babylon Fields.” He alsomusic. wife, Athena, in 2009. County Weekly recently recently co-wrote the films The company donates 20 named her to its “25 for the “Apocalypse Pompeii” andChristine Nieto (B.A., percent of its profits to Next 25” list of upcoming “World’s End” for the SyfyLiberal Studies) has been the Independence Fund, a movers and shakers. channel with fellow TATan assessment solutions nonprofit organization that alumnus Bill Hanstockconsultant for CTB/ directly supports wounded, Summer Russell (B.A., (TAT ’03). Jacob co-wroteMcGraw-Hill since 1998. She ill and injured service Liberal Studies) earned and directed the featureis a former member of the members. a master’s degree in film “Alpha House.”U.S. Air Force. elementary and secondary 2003 education from the 20051999 University of California, Carrie Drouin (B.A., Human Irvine, in 2005. Now an Doriana (Westerman)Sarah Lerma (B.A., Human Communication) has joined elementary teacher in Seal Hammond (B.A., IntegratedCommunication) is a career/ the Washington office of the Beach, she loves teaching Studies) and her husband,transfer center coordinator Navajo Nation, where she and encouraging students Jeff, established Sun + Lifeat Monterey Peninsula serves as a government and to go to college. She and Photography in 2010 inCollege. legislative affairs associate. Nathan Russell (B.S., Santa Cruz. In 2013, the After earning a law degree Business Administration business was named one of2000 at Golden Gate University, ’03) were married in August Rangefinder Magazine’s “30 she was employed by DNA- 2005 and have two children: Rising Stars in WeddingNicole Mendoza Loeser People’s Legal Services, a Kai, 4, and Jake, 2. Photography.”(B.A., Teledramatic Arts & nonprofit that provides freeTechnology) is a curriculum legal help in civil mattersand catalog specialist at San to low-income people inJose State University. three Southwestern states and seven Native American2001 nations.Tracy Burke (B.A., Human Christopher EichermuellerCommunication) is an (B.S., Telecommunications,account executive for the Multimedia and AppliedMonterey County Weekly, Computing) recently moved to Germany to3 2 S p r i n g / S u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

C l ass No t esMalinda DeRouen Mueller Meghan Lewis (B.A., Directors. She is engaged compile sound bites from(B.A., Teledramatic Arts & Human Communication) to Efrem Valentin (B.S., players and others aroundTechnology) was a singer and Aaron Nousaine Telecommunications, the league. He also workswith Royal Caribbean (B.A., Social and Multimedia and Applied on video production, usingcruise line for two years Behavioral Sciences ’06) Computing ’06). skills he learned at CSUMB.after graduation. Returning recently announced theirto Monterey, she continued engagement. Ashley Chavez (B.S., Janie Parra-Salaz (B.A.,to do theater and started a Business Administration) is Collaborative Health andband. She opened for the 2007 senior marketing manager Human Services) is a crisisPreservation Hall Jazz Band at Revinate in New York services manager at theat the Sunset Center and Katelyn Bryant (B.A., Liberal City. She is a regular guest Monterey County Rapestarred in “Chicago” at the Studies) was a member of speaker on the topics of Crisis Center.Western Stage in Salinas the first Master of Social digital marketing, socialand “Spamalot” at the Work graduating class. media and reputation Samira Perry (B.S.,Pacific Repertory Theatre She now is director of an management. Business Administration) isin Carmel. She married emergency women’s shelter marketing and membershipher college sweetheart, in Salinas’ Chinatown, Jennifer Dority (B.A., director at the SalinasDouglas Mueller (B.A., TAT Women Alive! The shelter Human Communication) is Valley Chamber of’03). They met while doing is run by Dorothy’s Place, a real estate agent for Commerce.plays (“Grease” and “Santos which converts facilities that Coldwell Banker, where sheand Santos”) at the World serve homeless people by day enjoys helping people 2009Theater in 1999. They have into a women-only shelter at achieve their goals. Jennifera 3-year-old son, Leonard. night. volunteers with the Nicole Charles (B.A.,Malinda and her family Professional Women’s Global Studies) is a districtmoved to Oakland last Ren Herring (B.S., Network, the CSUMB representative for state Sen.October after she was hired Business Administration) Alumni Board of Directors Bill Monning. She servesas a performer with “Beach is an academic affairs and the Surf Rider as president of CSUMB’sBlanket Babylon” in San administrator and adviser Foundation. She lives in Alumni Board of DirectorsFrancisco. at New York University. Monterey and enjoys and is active with other During his tenure at snowboarding, running and community organizations.Kali Faye Viker (B.A., NYU, Ren has founded going for walks on Carmel She lives in Monterey.Social and Behavioral and created several co- Beach with her boyfriend,Sciences) attended graduate curricular programs to help Charles, and dog, Sitka. Ashlie (Weisbly) McCallonschool at Chapman new students adjust to the (B.A., Integrated Studies)University’s Monterey university. He has a master’s Michael Leslie (B.A., earned a Master ofcampus, earning a master’s degree in administration, Teledramatic Arts & Counseling degree fromdegree in human resources. leadership and technology Technology) landed State Jose State UniversityShe then joined Monterey from NYU. internships, then a staff in 2013. First employedPeninsula College as a position with the Golden as a student assistant inhuman resources specialist 2008 State Warriors. Since the the CSUMB Financial Aidand was promoted to HR 2010-11 season, Michael has Office, Ashlie now is a staffanalyst. Recently married, Dana Arvig (B.A., Human worked for the basketball counselor there. She andshe and her husband share Communication) works as team as a production her husband, Nick, live intheir new home in Seaside director of client services for assistant — a self-described Marina with their two dogs.with two puppies. Moxxy Marketing in Salinas. “jack of all trades.” He helps They enjoy boating, skiing the team’s radio producer and weekend barbecues Maria S. Ceja (B.A., Human with friends. Communication), Marina, is assistant director of Elisabeth Fagan (B.A., recruitment in the CSUMB Global Studies) is a client Office of Admissions. services specialist at Maria also serves on the Community Health Plan. CSUMB Alumni Board of 3 3t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

Karen Hagman (B.S., Sven Brendel (B.A., Social as possible about ways to 2011Business Administration), and Behavioral Sciences, protect our planet, andSeaside, is a philanthropy Master of Public Policy ’12) this opportunity with the Marie Beard (B.S., Businessofficer at the Hartnell is a project specialist at the pageant seemed like a step in Administration) is aCollege Foundation, Central California Alliance the right direction,” she said. certified public accountantwhere she works with for Health. Chanel was second runner- at Hayashi & leaders to up in the contest and was Previously a sergeant inpositively impact the lives Alimata Coulibaly (B.S., named Miss Best Diver and the U.S. Army Reserve, sheof students. She and Brian Business Administration) is Miss Marine Conservation. enjoys marathon running.Stettenbenz (B.A., Human a grants officer at Save theCommunication, ’12) have Children in the U.S.-Sahel Adriana Melgoza (B.A., Christie Waterford (B.S.,summer wedding plans. She office. Human Communication) Communication Design) isenjoys hiking with her dogs, received an award of merit a junior graphic designer atwine tasting and gardening. Steven Goings (B.A., Social in the staff support category Power Brands in Southern and Behavioral Sciences) at the Legal Aid Association California.Courtney Hermann (B.S., was honored Feb. 22 at the of California’s 30thKinesiology), Redondo Crystal Ball, an annual event anniversary celebration Jan. 2012Beach, is owner and that benefits the education 31 in San Francisco. Adrianaholistic nutrition coach at and prevention programs works for the Watsonville Haley Hernandez (B.A.,Healthy Makeovers (www. of Central Coast HIV/AIDS Law Center, where she Human Communication) She Services. Steven was honored manages the center’s legal a project coordinator at idXis enrolled in yoga teacher for his work promoting AIDS clinics and recruits, trains Los and is involved in awareness and prevention and supervises volunteers.the Leukemia & Lymphoma at CSUMB during 2010- Those volunteers include Tacia Williams (B.A.,Society’s Man & Woman 12, when he served as the CSUMB service learners, Global Studies) movedof the Year fundraising university’s purposeful which is how Adriana got in 2012 to New York City,campaign. She enjoys service coordinator. her start at the WLC in 2009. where she is enrolled inspending time with her She excelled in the position, the Sociology of Educationlongtime boyfriend, Kyle Chanel Hason (B.S., earning the Human program at New YorkSatow (B.S., Kinesiology Environmental Science, Communication Service University. Also a dancer’09), and her “little yorkie- Technology and Policy) Learning award the next and Zumba instructor,poo,” Mikey, as well as represented the United States year. After graduation, the Tacia traveled to Ugandagoing to the beach, going as Miss Scuba USA in the WLC hired her. Her duties with NYU in January,on bike rides and practicing Miss Scuba International also include community studying traditional danceyoga on her stand-up 2013 pageant in December in education around legal and working with childrenpaddle board. Malaysia. “My purpose in life issues and staff training for through local organizations. is to educate as many people community organizations. “When I lived in PuertoBrian Stettenbenz (B.A., Rico for a short time inHuman Communication) is Josh Williams (B.A., 2010 through CSUMB,” shedigital media coordinator for Business Administration) writes, “I learned the powerthe Monterey Plaza Hotel & is food service sales of community throughSpa. He is engaged to Karen coordinator and analytical dance. Studying there wasHagman (B.S., Business support at Driscoll’s. His one of the biggest leaps IAdministration ’09). duties include managing took, and my life has been million-dollar accounts, influenced by that decision2010 processing and maintaining since then.” Tacia serves as accounts receivable files, and the director of multiculturalLauren Axworthy (B.A., providing customer support. education on the SigmaHuman Communication) Theta Psi national board.recently was hired as anaccount executive at Yelp.3 4 S p r i n g / S u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

2013 U p c o m i n g a l um n i e v e n tAndrew S. Lopez (B.A., Friday, June 13Social and Behavioral 5:30 p.m.Sciences) completed fivemonths of training to Peter B’s Brewpubbecome a police officer. He 2 Portola Plaza, Montereyhas been employed with theGilroy Police Department See you there!since October. R.S.V.P. at T. Scott (B.S., or call 831-582-4723.Kinesiology) received agraduate assistantship inSan Jose State University’skinesiology master’sprogram. He now is astrength coach for theMonterey Sports Centerand the Monterey PoliceDepartment.Linda Werre (B.S.,Environmental Studies)is a trained marinearchaeologist and scientificdiver, after attendingMaritime ArchaeologySchool in St. Augustine, Fla.She recently married. Submit class notes at 35t h e m a g a z i n e o f C S U M o n t e r e y B a y | csu m b . e d u / m a g a z i n e

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTEREY BAY NonProfit ORG.U niversity C ommunications U.S. Postage10 0 C ampus C ente RS easide , C A 9 3 9 5 5 - 8 0 01 PaidReturn Service Requested Seaside, CA Permit No. 761047000 Myles Scott, a junior in Social and Behavioral Sciences, studies in the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library. 3914-13

Like this book? You can publish your book online for free in a few minutes!
Create your own flipbook