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Sharron Morgan, Alumna

July 15th, 2009

CSUN Stories Interview – Sharron Morgan
My name is Sharron Morgan and I am a recent graduate from CSUN. I came here a couple years ago, so that would be 2006, and enrolled in the credential program for teaching. It was a two year program, and I completed that in May of 2008.
This is [...]

William M. Paparian, Alumnus & Former Mayor of Pasadena

May 11th, 2009

CSUN Stories Interview – William Paparian – Excerpt 1
The year I graduated, 1971, I received two diplomas. One said San Fernando Valley State College — had all the information, my name, my degree, and signatures of, I think it was Mr. Cleary. And then I had a second one that said California State University [...]

Steve Ford, Alumnus

May 4th, 2009

CSUN Stories Interview – Steve Ford
My name is Steve Ford. I graduated in January 1985 in Speech Communication, which is today Communications Studies, but I was proud to be a Speech Communication major, and initially began as a marketing major, but wanted to be into Communications for broadcast and/or, marketing agency work, like advertising [...]

Dorothy Stilling, Alumna, First Graduating Class

April 22nd, 2009

CSUN Stories Interview – Dorothy Stiller
[San Fernando Valley State College] had  just opened when I came.  I came from Valley Junior College [Los Angeles Valley College], over on Fulton Avenue.  And I did two years there, and then realized that this was a good spot to come into, at the end of my two years, [...]

Natalie Holtzman, Alumna

April 22nd, 2009

CSUN Stories Interview – Natalie Holtzman
I wouldn’t be anything without it (education).  When I see a person and they tell me, “Hh, I can’t go to school because…”  You know, just go, because I want everybody to be educated.  I just– I adore people being able to think.  They think– they think that they’re going [...]

Amy Reichbach & Edward Reichbach, Alumni

April 22nd, 2009

CSUN Stories Interview – Amy Reichbach
Hi, I’m Amy Reichbach.  I am an alum of Cal State University Northridge.  I graduated in 1977.  I now work here as a health educator in the Klotz Student Health Center.  I love being a health educator.  I have contacts with students from – I’ve been here 19 years now [...]

Hinda Lee Sheffer, Alumna

April 17th, 2009

CSUN Stories Interview – Hinda Lee Sheffer
I wanted to go to a state college. Let me say that– one of the questions you asked was,  “what was the most significant day for you?” It was my graduation day. My high school guidance counselor said I was not college material, I had [...]

Joel and Bernard Klass, alumni.

February 9th, 2009

CSUN Stories Interview – Joel and Bernard Klass
(Joel Klass):
[CSUN had] the major that I wanted to pursue, which was Religious Studies. I did a minor in Jewish Studies, which I declared my junior year, and then, from my junior to senior year — mostly my senior year was Jewish Studies courses that were focused. But [...]

J.M. Cook, former San Fernando Valley resident

October 1st, 2008

(J.M. Cook sent us this story by e-mail)
Congratulations to CSUN for fifty years! I have enjoyed looking at the CSUN website and going through the timeline. It brings back many memories. I live in northern California now and get down that way very rarely.
I have a small CSUN story, although I never attended there. My [...]

Virginia Elwood-Akers, retired Library faculty

September 30th, 2008

CSUN Stories Interview – Virginia Elwood Akers
Ok, I’m sitting in my original office which I just think is fascinating, because lots of people have been here since. I was hired in August of 1972, just out of library school (Oregon is where I went to library school). But I wasn’t young, I mean I wasn’t [...]