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Donor Honor Roll Celebrates Support Received From Alumni, Faculty and Staff

Nov. 19, 2012

This year’s Cal State Fullerton donor honor roll features faculty members, emeriti, staff and alumni dedicated to giving back to the University through endowments and scholarships aimed at furthering student education. Also included on the honor roll are foundations and corporations. The following donors are featured in Titan Magazine’s Fall 2012 issue:

  • Giles T. Brown, associate vice president emeritus for academic programs and graduate studies and professor emeritus of history, who has dedicated his life to making good on the promise to provide Cal State Fullerton students a quality education.
  • Cheryl Carrera, who became a CSUF freshman when she was 16 and now is a math professor at Santa Ana College, has established an endowment at CSUF to create the Cheryl Carrera Math Scholarship aimed at helping students who may have had a few detours on their way to earning a math degree.
  • Lawrence B. de Graaf, a founding faculty member and professor emeritus of history who helped establish CSUF’s History Department and its curriculum, set up the first campus archive and served as the University’s first archivist. His gifts to CSUF fund the Lawrence B. de Graaf Outstanding Graduate Student Award and support the Center for Oral and Public History.
  • Mildred R. Donoghue, professor emeritus of elementary and bilingual education, has funded two scholarships in the College of Education, one for students pursuing master's degrees with a concentration in elementary curriculum and instruction, and one for continuing elementary education students pursuing multiple subject credentials.
  • Jeffrey S. Van Harte, who since graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a bachelor's degree in business administration-finance in 1980 has contributed to many CSUF programs, including the Campaign for the College of Business and Economics.
  • Victoria L. Vasques, a CSUF alumna and president and owner of Tribal Tech, LLC, donates her time and money to the Cal State DC program.
  • The Robert R. McCormick Foundation made possible a special workshop on social media reporting through a generous grant.
  • U.S. Bank donated a $500,000 grant that helped establish the U.S. Bank Economic Empowerment Program within CSUF’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

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