Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

November 30, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

CSUB will induct its 2008 class of accomplished alumni into the CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame at a special awards ceremony on Saturday, March 8, at Seven Oaks Country Club, 2000 Grand Lakes Ave. This second annual event will honor three outstanding alumni.

"The Hall of Fame event recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions in their chosen field of endeavor or in their community, and whose accomplishments and careers have brought honor and distinction to the university," said Nancy Chaffin, CSUB alumna and chair of the Hall of Fame committee. "The 2008 CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame class members serve as examples of graduates who have not only made a significant and lasting impact in their professions, but more importantly they have substantially improved the condition of their communities for generations to come. We invite the community to join us in celebrating these distinguished alumni."

A committee of university representatives and Alumni Board members selected the inductees. Nominations were obtained from campus deans, the Alumni Board, the president's office and the president's cabinet. "The 2008 CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame class compares well to any university Hall of Fame inductees nationally. Our community can be proud of this fact," Chaffin said.

This year's three inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are:

"We are pleased to recognize three more outstanding graduates of CSU Bakersfield," Chaffin said. "Mel, Wendy and Cesar exemplify professional success as well as personal integrity. Each has excelled in their chosen field and been generous in their commitment of time and resources to the community and the campus. We couldn't ask for a more distinguished group of individuals to represent CSUB," she explained.

Event sponsorships range from friend level starting at $500 to platinum level at $10,000. Higher-level sponsors will be invited to attend an exclusive pre-banquet event.

Reservations are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight. Seating is limited. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. with dinner and the program beginning at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the black-tie event benefit the CSUB Alumni Scholarship Fund.

For more information, please contact CSUB's Alumni Relations office at (661) 654-3211 or or Chaffin at (661) 395-7299.