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Political Science/ Economics/Labor Studies
Deidre Knighten has
inspired others to get off the streets and back into the classroom.
Accomplishments Rewarded with Scholarship Run
people can look back at one day as the defining moment of their lives. Deidre
Knighten has no problem referencing hers: Oct. 3, 1997. It’s the day she sobered
up and began to turn her life around. A senior public administration major with
a 3.7 GPA at CSUDH and the singular focus of opening a shelter for women, she
has been showered with scholarships including the Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation Spouses Scholarship, which she won last month. More than just a
repeat honoree, she is the quintessential example of what can happen when
someone takes personal ownership of a second chance.
10 Questions…on the
Softening Real Estate
Market for Prakash Dheeriya
years ago in The Report, real estate market expert Prakash Dheeriya, professor
of accounting and finance, debunked the idea that Los Angeles County was in the
midst of a real estate bubble. Still, the market has undeniably softened and
with his continued eye on the market and home financing trends, he explains here
how you can take advantage of the current conditions and how creative loan
financing may send the market into a tailspin in the years to come.
CBAPP and Campus News
CSUDH Homecoming Celebration: Friday Oct. 13
Alumni are invited to catch up with old friends and meet new ones at a special
alumni tent set up by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association
to start off the Homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 13 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
at the soccer field. Refreshments will be served at the complimentary reception.
The annual soccer doubleheader, this year with CSU Bakersfield, will get
underway at the same time, with the women’s game starting at 4:30 p.m. followed
by the women’s game at 7:30 p.m. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
firstname.lastname@example.org for advance tickets for the games ($5).
Dominguez Hills is embarking on a new program to make local high school and
community college transfer students more aware of the university that’s on their
doorstep. Under the “My University, My Life” theme, the program is looking for
alumni to bring this message directly to high school students. If you have
successfully entered a career after graduating from Dominguez Hills and would be
willing to share your experience to inspire high school students to pursue a
college education, please participate.
Alumni Directory Launched
Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with Harris Publishing Company to
create a 2006 California State University, Dominguez Hills Alumni Directory.
The University strongly encourages all alumni to participate in the directory,
which will allow alumni to network and stay connected with former classmates
and will allow the university to keep a critical line of communication open
with its alumni. The goal is to make the directory the most comprehensive
graduate reference source CSUDH has ever had.
Felanice Duncan (B.S. business administration: computer information
systems, 2005) was recently promoted to software developer/software engineer
with Northrop Grumman Space Technology. Duncan took a job as a buyer with
Northrop Grumman following graduation and will now relocate from Carson to the
El Segundo facility. She’s also currently pursuing her M.B.A.
Raoul Freeman, professor of computer information systems, had his
article, "IT Management Issues in Digital Government," published in the
Encyclopedia of Digital Government, which was released in July and serves as an
all-encompassing work in the emerging field of e-government.
Tamanika Ferguson, public administration and Africana studies, was
honored with one of 19 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding
Achievement by the CSU on Sept. 19. This marks the fourth year in a row that
CSUDH has had a Hearst Award winner, regarded as the most prestigious annual
student award given out by the CSU. The $3,000 scholarships are given to
students from the CSU’s 23 campuses who have demonstrated financial need,
experienced personal hardships, and have attributes of merit including superior
academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal
achievements. Ferguson serves as a volunteer at Mentoring A Touch Above, a
nonprofit organization that helps youth in the juvenile courts and the
California Youth Authority facilities make the transition back into mainstream
society upon release. A single-mom, she has made the CSUDH Dean’s List three
times and received numerous leadership and academic awards from Long Beach City
College where she received her associate’s degree.
Steve Jenner, professor of management,
delivered a presentation titled,
“Is NAFTA a Dinosaur?” on Sept. 27 at the 45th Anniversary of the College of
Business at the University of Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico.
Richard Malamud, professor of accounting and finance,
had his article,
“Teach Your Clients to Surf – Advice for Representatives Helping with
After-death Needs," published in the Aug. 1 issue of Elder Client Planner. The
article is a road map for first-time trustees or executors who need help in
taking on the task of dealing with a decedent's estate. Elder Client Planner
provides monthly tax, legal, and financial solutions to CPAs and attorneys for
use in working with their retired clients, published monthly by Spidell
Joel Villa (M.B.A., 2005) was recently promoted to vice president of ITT
Defense International – Eastern Europe. Villa will be responsible for growing
ITT’s Eastern European business with the United States and Allied nations from
the new Warsaw, Poland offices. Villa has more than 20 years of experience in
military and diplomatic affairs, special operations, and business development in
Eastern Europe. Villa completed the M.B.A. program online while stationed
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