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Bonnie Giles and Claire Ovrid, CSUN staff family

September 26th, 2008

CSUN Stories Interview – Bonnie Giles and Claire Ovrid
(Bonnie) My father, Ted Ovrid, started working here in 1961 when it was the San Fernando Valley State College, and he was employed here until 1989 when he retired after 26 years of service. He was the PPM [Physical Plant Management] Material Fabrication Specialist Supervisor, and [...]

Stan Charnofsky, Educational Psychology faculty

September 22nd, 2008

CSUN Stories Interview – Stan Charnofsky
I was a graduate student at USC [University of Southern California], and a guy named Phil Monroe, who was a professor of Physical Education, asked me to come out and interview for — amazingly– the baseball coach’s job. Because I’d played professional baseball with the New York Yankees. Meanwhile, I [...]

DeWayne Johnson, founding Journalism faculty

September 20th, 2008

CSUN Stories Interview – DeWayne Johnson
I was on the tag-end of the first wave [of faculty], or the front end of the second wave.  And it was quite a thing to recognize it when I came on campus.  There were a lot of people with fine backgrounds that were already in the nucleus of the faculty that [...]

Betsy Stelck, founding History faculty family

September 19th, 2008

CSUN Stories Interview – Betsy Stelck
I decided — along with a lot of other faculty wives who’d just arrived — that it would be wonderful if we could get together as a family and get our children playing together, and maybe taking swimming lessons together, and doing those kinds of things. So we organized the [...]

Anne Kogen and Beth Wolfson, founding Library faculty family

September 12th, 2008

CSUN Stories Interview – Anne Kogan and Beth Wolfson
(Anne) I arrived — we arrived in San Fernando Valley – in Northridge, actually — in 1956. And I have to add that my heart was not in it. … I had not seen the campus until we moved up here, and it was a shock. [...]