Gerontology Alumni Chapter
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The CSUF Alumni Gerontology Chapter hosted a graduation reception for the class of 2013 on Saturday, May 25. Twelve star graduates and their enthusiastic supporters enjoyed the unforgettable day commemorating their great accomplishments, years in the making. 2008 Alumna and professional Gerontologist, Di Patterson, MSG, CPG, was the commencement speaker. She proved to be an enthusiastic, passionate, engaging, and practical inspiration to all those in attendance. Connie Arteaga, recipient of the Olli Exceptional Student Award, shared a personal and reflective message to her classmates and audience. After the ceremony, family, friends, and supporters enjoyed capturing moments with their graduates and meeting faculty and staff. The Gero Alumni Chapter provided food and refreshments for the attendees to enjoy before running off to continue weekend celebrations.
Gerontology Annual Brunch
The Gerontology Alumni Chapter hosted their annual brunch at CSUF on February 9. The much anticipated social and networking event is held each year in February on the Golleher Alumni House Veranda. It is always a great opportunity to catch-up with former classmates, get an update on the Academic Program and network with other Gerontologists to find out what is happening in this exciting and growing field. Graduates in attendance ranged from the very first Gerontology Class of 2002 to an upcoming 2013 graduate. Alumni are making their marks in the world, both locally and internationally. Also in attendance were faculty who partner with the Alumni Chapter to help organize, sponsor and support events on campus. The group as a whole discussed business related to the Chapter including: upcoming nominations and elections of new Chapter leaders, sponsorship opportunities for this spring, and event ideas for the future.
Gerontology Gather for Brunch Feb. 25
The Gerontology Alumni Chapter hosted their annual brunch on Saturday, February 25. A small and close knit group, each attendee provided a thorough overview of their current activities in the field. Participants also enjoyed a short meeting with updates on the academic program, announcements about upcoming events of interest to the Gerontology field, great food and networking. Several of the attendees had not previously been to the Alumni House and commented on how lovely it is. One member noted "The connectedness and support of the group is remarkable. Not all alumni chapters have this kind of camaraderie."
Gerontology Alumni, Students and Faculty Gather for Brunch
The Gerontology Alumni Chapter hosted their annual brunch on February 26 at the Ruby Gerontology Center on the campus of Cal State Fullerton. The event was catered by Corner Bakery and in attendance were Gerontology professional alumni as well as current students. Apart from the camaraderie and networking, the program that day consisted of several faculty presentations.
Dr. Echo Chang presented information about the Cal State Fullerton Extension program and a new project in Taiwan offering online gerontology classes as well as an update on the Miller Assistive Technology project headed by Dr. Laura Zettle-Watson. In addition, Dr. Joe Weber provided an update of the Cal State Fullerton Gerontology Program, and Dr. Pauline Abbot discussed the future prospect of Gerontologist in the current economic environment. Also in attendance from the faculty were Dr. Jesse Jones (Kinesiology) and Dr. Barbara Cherry (Psychology). View photos
Our mission is to form an alliance that will strengthen the University, College of Humanities, and Social Sciences and its affiliation with the Institute of Gerontology in order to advance successful aging practices through education, research, and community service. This mission includes providing information and guidance to our students and alumni about careers and recent advances in the field of aging.
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