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Center for Oral and Public History to Recognize Three Political Leaders

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Cal State Fullerton’s Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History will recognize three community leaders at its annual “Celebrating Orange County’s Political Legacy” event Thursday, March 16, at the Summit House in Fullerton. The event features a 5 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. dinner and program.

This year, COPH will recognize:

  • Miguel Pulido ’80 (B.S. engineering-mechanical engineering), former mayor of Santa Ana
  • Ed Royce ’77 (B.A. business administration-accounting, finance), U.S. Representative (ret.)
  • Mimi Walters, U.S. Representative (ret.)

In previous years, COPH has acknowledged the contributions of: Richard C. “Dick” Ackerman, Howard Adler, Wylie A. Aitken, Frank Barbaro, Marian Bergeson, Marilyn Brewer, Lynn Daucher, Tom Fuentes, Brad Gates, Shirley Grindle, Sandra Hutchens, Lois Lundberg, Jim Morrissey, Richard J. O’Neill, Jerry Patterson, Harriet Weider, Gaddi Vasquez and more.

Established in 1968, the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History houses the largest regionally focused oral history archive in the state. Driven by the work of CSUF students, COPH maintains more than 6,000 recorded interviews, transcripts, photographs and other materials. RSVP online by March 1. For more information, contact COPH at 657-278-3580 or

Valerie Orleans