Letters from our Readers

We want to hear from you. 
Not all correspondence will be published. We reserve the right to edit submissions for style, length and clarity. Email your thoughts and feedback to the editor

Cal State LA Magazine - Winter 2017 Cover
Cal State LA Magazine - Winter 2017 Cover
I was very happy to receive the magazine 
recently. I read it immediately and especially enjoyed the article about 
[alumnus artist Kent Twitchell]. 
Keep up the good work! Keith Speaks

M.A. ’78, Latin American Studies

Congratulations to the editorial staff of our University magazine on producing a first-class product. I have a graduate degree from [Cal State LA], but my undergraduate studies were accomplished at a private 
university on the East Coast (Fairfield University). Earlier in my life, I was the assistant to the dean of Kenyon College 
in Ohio. Both private institutions of higher education have had high quality magazines for their alumni for many years. I’ve been receiving magazines regularly from all 
three institutions of higher education.

I always have felt Cal State LA Today did not meet the standards set by the other two schools, but today I can say unequivocally California State University, Los Angeles Magazine not only matches their high quality, but has set new standards for others to aspire to achieve. I enjoyed reading the entire Spring 2017 edition. I felt compelled to share my enthusiasm with the editorial staff.

Our University magazine is the public face of the quality of our institution. This edition makes me proud to be an alumnus. Please keep up your excellence.

Sincerely,

Jim Lombard
M.B.A. ’76

Got my copy of California State University, Los Angeles Magazine over the weekend. A really great job. You should be very proud! Raphael J. Sonenshein

Executive Director Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Cal State LA

I received the latest issue/edition of the Cal State LA magazine over the weekend and was very impressed! It is really great looking, image and content. Great work! Richard Maddox

Director, 
Early Entrance Program, Cal State LA

I’m very impressed. This is the first issue of the magazine I’ve seen. I had no idea we published something like this. Very well done. Congratulations. Russ Abbott

Professor of Computer Science, Cal State LA

What a delight to receive the California 
State University, Los Angeles Magazine [Spring 2017] a few days ago in my office. The presentation was befitting of a top national and international university, and it is good to be on the mailing list once again. How proud we can be with so much progress and advancement in an institution of inclusion moving students upward bound. This is a shock to me coming from the ivy halls of the Los Angeles City College in 1954, which were left over from the University of California Southern Branch, and before that from the Los Angeles Normal School. This magazine will be in the “library” with the avalanche of publications from Pepperdine, USC, Antioch, and what is now Cleveland 
University-Kansas City.

Special congratulations to the editors 
and the forward thinking of those leading 
the University.

With every blessing,

Edwin D Follick
Social Science B.S. ’56, Education M.A. ’61

This morning, I came across the 
“Power Up” article from the [California State University, Los Angeles Magazine]. The article hit close to home as I am the son of Oaxacan immigrants. If you keep in touch with Mr. Nye, please thank him for me. I have always wanted to give back in some form and this article has motivated me to do more. Also, I really enjoyed [graphic designer Nery Orellana’s] illustrations!

Respectfully,

Omar Vargas
Business Administration, Management and 
Operations ’13

I I recently received your Spring 2017 
edition of the California State University, Los Angeles Magazine (my first) and 
thoroughly enjoyed it. As a longtime alum I had lost track of how the University has grown and what has been accomplished. Your quality magazine is a wonderful 
way of raising the awareness of our great institution.

Kudos for a job well done.

Ron Byrd
Electrical Engineering B.S. ’64

President
William A. Covino
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jose A. Gomez
 
Vice President for University Advancement
Janet S. Dial
 
Executive Director for Communications and Public Affairs
Robert J. Lopez
Editor
Jocelyn Y. Stewart
 
Graphic Designers
Nery Orellana
Alcie Villoria
Edward J. Kitaoka
Cory Grabow
 
Photographers
J. Emilio Flores
Tyrone Washington
Gareth Mackay
 
Online Magazine
Caroline Lee
Edward J. Kitaoka
Contributors
Jillian Beck
Carly Buechler
Robert J. Lopez
Margie Low
Akanksha Prabhune
Madeline Tondi
LeAnn Zuniga
 
Editorial Assistant
Irwin Medina
Cal State LA Logo
Forward inquiries and submissions to:
 
Cal State LA
Office of Communications and Public Affairs 5151 State University Drive.
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8580
 
Phone: (323) 343-3050
Email: magazine@calstatela.edu
 
Published By
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
Credits
President
William A. Covino
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jose A. Gomez
 
Vice President for University Advancement
Janet S. Dial
 
Executive Director for Communications and Public Affairs
Robert J. Lopez
 
Editor
Jocelyn Y. Stewart
 
Graphic Designers
Nery Orellana
Alcie Villoria
Edward J. Kitaoka
Cory Grabow
 
Photographers
J. Emilio Flores
Tyrone Washington
Gareth Mackay
LeAnn Zuniga
 
Online Magazine
Caroline Lee
Edward J. Kitaoka
 
Contributors
Jillian Beck
Carly Buechler
Robert J. Lopez
Margie Low
Akanksha Prabhune
Madeline Tondi
 
Editorial Assistant
Irwin Medina