California State University, Fullerton

Hispanic/Latino Alumni Chapter Past Events

Spooky Fun Times at the Golleher Alumni House

Halloween SocialTitans know how to take Halloween to the extreme and the 2nd Annual Halloween Social hosted by the Business Finance and Hispanic Latino Chapters on October 29 was no exception. Complete with costume contests, dancing and a live deejay, this event was a night to remember. The Hispanic/Latino Chapter’s Public Relations Chair Cristina Vazquez '07 exclaimed "Our much anticipated 2nd Annual Halloween Social Event was a blast! It was a fun-filled night where everyone enjoyed dancing, eating, drinking, giveaways and most of all, meeting new friends and reconnecting with alumni. A truly unforgettable experience!" View photos.

Sunday Salsa Heats Up

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic/Latino and Business Finance Chapters collaborated with the CSUF Salsa Club on October 2 for an afternoon of Salsa dancing. A very dynamic afternoon, from beginner’s salsa lessons to Rueda Madness classes. There was even an advanced class to accommodate salsa enthusiasts who love learning new salsa patterns. Apart for Salsa lessons, attendees enjoyed light snacks, social dancing, a live DJ and of course networking and meeting new friends. Olé!

Branding Yourself as a Business of One

Jeff BealsJeff Beals, the award-winning author of "Self Marketing Power" shared with attendees the art of self marketing and building one's personal brand on September 14 at a Joint Chapters Mixer at the O’Brien Room in Mihaylo College. Beals shared that the art of self marketing is difficult for a lot of people and provided tips to help build personal brand while striking a balance between healthy self promotion and egotistical boasting.

In attendance was current student, Conrad Hawk, who won a coaching session donated by Life Coach and alumna, Mina Watkins '01.

This event was co-hosted by the  Accounting, Business Finance, Business Titans, College of Communications, Hispanic/Latino, Real Estate & Entrepreneur and Vietnamese-American MBA Chapters. View photos.

Titans and Broncos Unite at First Co-hosted Chapters Event with Cal Poly Pomona

Titan and Bronco BBQThe Cal State Fullerton Business Finance and Hispanic/Latino Chapters celebrated the summer festivities by hosting the first ever co-hosted event with the Cal Poly Pomona Latino Professional Alumni Chapter at Covina Park on July 23. Titans and Broncos alike enjoyed grilled carne asada tacos, fun, games, prizes, and new networking opportunities! President of the Cal State Fullerton Business Finance Chapter Thuan Lam ’06 remarked, "The Titan-Bronco BBQ was a huge success but should only be viewed as the humble beginnings of a growing CSU alumni network! It was refreshing to see motivated individuals all working together for the common goal to build one big CSU family! I’m excited to see what the future brings and talks have already begun with other CSU campuses." Cal Poly Pomona Latino Professional Chapter member Yanet Garcia added, "It was definitely a pleasure to team up with CSUF’s Hispanic/Latino Alumni and Business Finance Chapter. I believe this is the beginning of many great things to come. We are primarily aiming to create additional networking opportunities for our CSU graduates and hope to continue establishing a sense of community within the CSU System." View photos.

Mid-Summer Night's Mingle - Networking Mixer at Phans55

Networking Mixer

The Business Finance, Hispanic/Latino and VAMBA (Vietnamese-American MBA) Chapters hosted a networking mixer at Phans55, a Vietnamese Bistro, on June 2. More than 50 alumni, students and guests attended to mingle and network at the cozy lounge and outdoor patio. Due to the popularity of this event, future joint mixers are in the works for the future. View photos.

Temecula or Bust! Wine Tasting Trip

Hispanic/Latino Alumni Members toasting

The Business Finance and Hispanic/Latino Chapters in collaboration with the College of Communications, College of Education, Nursing and Real Estate & Entrepreneur Chapters travelled in style from Cal State Fullerton to the Temecula wineries on May 14. Attendees from the six chapters enjoyed wine tasting at the Van Roekel and Maurice Carrie Wineries.

Vice President of the College of Education Chapter Therese Tibbits ’01 remarked, “I’ve always wanted to check out the wineries in Temecula but didn’t want to go alone. So when I heard that our alumni were going, I was excited! I bought a delicious peach champagne and the best Chardonnay I’ve ever had.“
The group visited 2 wineries. At one, a sommelier told stories about the history of the winery and shared the owner’s ideas about wine. Attendees also enjoyed a craft fair and many were impressed with the silver jewelry from Mexico.

“The time together with the alumni from the six chapters was amazing. I got to reconnect with some alumni friends and made a lot more new connections and friends. CSUF alumni are great people who know how to network and have fun,” added Tibbits.

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The Hispanic/Latino Chapter is currently looking for an alumni volunteer to serve as Programs Chair and help with planning events. Experience is preferred but not necessary. This is a great opportunity to become more involved with the chapter! Please email a letter of interest to Chapter President, Dorissa Martinez ’00 at dorissa.martinez@gmail.com.

Noche Latina at Staples Center

Noche Latina

The Hispanic/Latino Chapter hosted the first Noche Latina (Latino Night) with the LA Clippers at the Staples Center. Fellow Titans and friends enjoyed a close game between the LA Clippers and the Golden State Warriors with half-time performances including the Ballet Folklorico. Public Relations Chair Cristina Vazquez ’07 was instrumental in coordinating the event.

Winter Fest 2010

The Hispanic/Latino and Business Finance Chapters co-hosted their first annual Winter Fest 2010 at Angelo and Vinci's Ristorante on December 9. Guests enjoyed a buffet style dinner, drinks and dessert while exchanging great conversations. The crowd later danced to some tunes and also enjoyed a group activity where there were giveaways for the winners of the game. View photos.

Salud! An Entertaining Evening of Wine Tasting

Group of Alumni at a Wine Tasting Event

The Hispanic/Latino Chapter enjoyed an unforgettable wine tasting social at WineStyles of Brea. Fellow Titans and friends enjoyed a variety of white and red wines from different parts of the world as well as light refreshments, all in an intimate setting with live music and great conversations.

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Joint Alumni Halloween Social

Two Girls In costumes

The Hispanic/Latino and Business Finance Chapters hosted a joint Halloween Social on October 30 at the Golleher Alumni House. It was a fun-filled night with food, music, drinks, costume contests, and an opportunity for the 53 attendees in attendance to have a great time. It was a successful collaboration between the two chapters and more collaborative activities being planned in the future.View photos.

Hispanic & Latino Alumni return to campus to enjoy Networking and Bowling

Bowling 2010 The newly formed Hispanic/Latino chapter started summer with an afternoon of networking and bowling at the remodeled Titan Bowl located in the Titan Student Union on July 17. Members and friends gathered at the Chapter’s first mixer and meeting. Some of the discussions included the introduction of officers, direction of the chapter, potential partnerships, upcoming events and many more. After the welcome message from President Dorissa Martinez, the attendees not only had the chance to network and share ideas, but also enjoy food and bowling. Look for information on upcoming chapter events such as the exhibit Detras De La Cortina featuring Orange County Artists and the Chicano movement. View Photos

Hispanic/Latino Alumni Chapter Officially Chartered April 2010

The Hispanic/Latino Chapter has been officially chartered with unanimous approval from the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Chapter President Dorissa Martinez ‘00 expressed, “We are thrilled to be a part of this new joint venture with the Alumni Association. I am looking forward to all of the many wonderful opportunities for the Hispanic-Latino Alumni to become more involved with CSUF and the surrounding community. This will also be an opportunity for alums to re-connect with their friends, professors and community leaders. We are looking forward to  a long and rewarding relationship with the Alumni Association." For more information about the chapter or how to participate, please contact Dorissa Martinez at dorissa.martinez@gmail.com.