In January, Jenifer Flores, a double major in journalism and Chicano and Latino studies and student leader in the Lambda Theta Alpha sorority, received a scholarship from the Order of Omega for her contributions to Greek organizations and the university community.
During spring 2007, the University Student Union partnered with the College of Education’s Student Development in Higher Education graduate program to provide graduate student assistantships for Chris Nellum, Dan Ruiz and Lindsay San Miguel.
During the spring semester, Long Beach Rotary Millennium Scholarship recipient Christina Tolentino studied in Costa Rica. Describing the scholarship and study abroad opportunity, Tolentino states, “It was probably one of the most amazing experiences of my life. As a student in the nursing program, the extra financial assistance gave me a break from working and time to focus on my studies. I am so fortunate to have received this scholarship.” Tolentino is a nursing major and Spanish minor.
In April, 35 students participated in the second annual
“Alternative Spring Break” trip to Louisiana. The group traveled to Calcasieu Parish, where most of their time was spent working in Cameron—the community hardest hit by Hurricane Rita in 2005.
The students subsequently were honored at a program hosted by the new chapter of the U.S. Medical Reserve Corps in Lake Charles. Accompanying the students to Louisiana were Student Services professionals Jeane Relleve Caveness and Brett Waterfield and Patricia Rozee, director of the Center for Community Engagement.
On April 26, the Union Weekly, the only exclusively student-run newspaper at CSULB, celebrated 30 years of controversial writing with a reception in the Soroptomist House. For three decades, the non-traditional newspaper has published edgy and provocative fictional works, satire, poetry, comic strips, artwork and photography.