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Alumni Events

Upcoming Events:

Hall of Fame 2015

The annual CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame 2015 will be held at the Bakersfield Petroleum Club on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  Alumni who will be honored are:  Catherine E. Bennett, Kathleen O'Neal Gear, and Geoffrey B. King.  More info will be posted in upcoming weeks.

Past Events:

Party in the Park 2014 took place on October 24th. Click on party in the park for more details.

Back to College Night: September 17

Back to College Night is a great time to network with your fellow CSU alumni and others who graduated from institutions in California. The event is often well-attended by members of the California Congressional Delegation and their staff. 

Denver CSU Alumni Reception: October 4

Join us for evening drinks and desserts to network and socialize with alumni from multiple CSU campuses living in the Denver area. Several campus presidents will also be in attendance. This will be a great opportunity to meet other CSU alumni in all fields of business throughout the Denver area. 

CSU Alumni Hollywood Mega Mixer: November 3

Join us for dinner at Madera Kitchen in Los Angeles. The cost for this event is $15 per person. Event webpage and registration for this event will go live on Friday, August 8. 

Northern California Mega Mixer

This event will take place in early February with final details to be released August 29.

Seattle CSU Alumni Reception: April 13

Join us for a reception at the Washington Athletic Club. The cost for this event is $20 for alumni and free to CSU staff. Event webpage and registration will go live August 15.  For mored information please visit

CSUB Alumni Survey Community Forum

President Mitchell invited CSUB alumni to a Fireside Chat to discuss the Alumni Survey results on May 6, 7, and 15.  View more information here.

CSUB Homecoming

CSUB celebrated Homecoming week with events starting on February 22. View our flyer for more information. Photos from this event are available here.

CSU Hill Day 

CSU Hill Day is a briefing in Washington D.C. in the Spring of each year. Alumnus Congressman Kevin McCarthy (BS Marketing ’89, MBA ’94) has been a gracious host in past years. In 2013 President Mitchell was honored while to introduce Majority Whip and Congressmen Kevin McCarthy to address the full CSU delegation. His presentation was regarded as outstanding and well-received. Dr. Mitchell and CSUB continues to advocate for the CSU System Priorities, a summary of which is available here.

CSU Bakersfield continues to strengthen their relationship with the east coast CSUB alumni. Each year a reception and dinner is held for CSUB alumni in the D.C. area and a CSU alumni reception in New York.  

Photos from this event are available here.

Hall of Fame

In 2006, the Alumni Association along with university President Horace Mitchell created the CSU Bakersfield Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is intended to recognize alumni who have made significant contributions in their chosen field of endeavor and/or in their community, and whose accomplishments and careers have brought honor and distinction to the university. We recognize these outstanding alumni annually at a black-tie gala (the first one was in 2007). 

Much research and time is taken each year to select the Hall of Famers and it has become a well-respected award to receive. Please take the time to look over the recent CSUB Hall of Famers. 

More Events

View the CSUB Master Events Calendar to keep up with all events happening on campus.

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Contact Us

For more information regarding Alumni and the Association please contact:

Sarah Hendrick
Alumni Director
Phone: 661-654-3007

Denise Nielsen
Assistant to Alumni Director
Phone: 661-654-3211

Or visit our office in the University Advancement Building on campus.