I remember sitting in class (in a temporary wooden Bungalow) on lower campus and watching sheep graze on the hill at Bixby Ranch. At the time, I don't think we were entirely aware that we were setting the stage for the future of the college; we were going to classes and living everyday college life.
I joined a sorority, Alpha Phi. I was a member of the Tillicum and Califias, these were honorary service organizations for freshmen/sophomore and junior/senior women. In addition, I was on the Freshman Class council and was chairman of the 49er Awards Commission.
I attended lots of events on campus such as the dances after football games, 49er days, Spring Sing, Homecoming, Pep rallies, and sorority events. "49er Day" was especially fun because we built a small wild west town on campus, dressed up in theme costumes, and everybody was out on campus having a great time.
I received my training as a teacher and a librarian, which were my life careers. I am currently retired but busy with family, friends, and a multitude of projects, including traveling, singing in a choir and volunteering.
I am active with Alpha Phi Alumnae Association. I am a season ticket holder to both the men's and women's volleyball games. (Which I love!) GO BEACH! I am a member of the CSULB Alumni Association Board of Directors where I have been the VP of Programs, held the Alumni Association position on the Committee of Athletics and the University Student Union Board of Trustees, and have been the chairman of the Grants Committee.
I love being on campus and seeing the students today. I am impressed with their attitudes and abilities, and with all the wonderful things I see happening. I am very proud of what CSULB has become in the short 50 years since I graduated.
Get involved with something on campus, whether it is a Greek group, a special interest organization, student government, attend sport events and/or cultural events. Good memories are built on friendships and experiences. And most importantly GRADUATE!