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  Fall 2005
Volume XIII, Number 1

Mike Stepanovich
(661) 664-2456

University Advancement Team
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VP for University Advancement

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A message from the Chancellor


Professor AlaliFaculty profile: Andy Alali
Professor brings his African experiences to the classroom

Think Big!CSUB Volleyball
CSUB is taking the next big step towards Division 1 status


Provost ColeyNew provost takes reigns
Soraya Coley brings her vision to CSUB


New Woolf Center two-of-a-kind
CSUB professor created unique center for British author, Virginia Woolf


Hitchcock promotes the friendly skies
CSUB alumna Teresa Hitchcock is helping expand Meadows Field


Campus Forum

AD is 4th CSUB Wang winner p. 3

Inaugural transforms campus p. 4

Dean makes headlines p .5

Milestones p .7

Hibbard planning an active retirement p. 9


Graduation 2005

You're never too old to be the King p. 10

Graduate overcomes obstacles p. 11

Kids skip high school, join mom at CSUB p. 12


Advancing the University

CSUB benefactors leave lasting legacy p . 13

Karpe honored p. 14

CSUB has something to sing about p. 15

Alumni Access

Alumni SNAP shots p.17

CSUB alum makes history p .18

McCarthy is alumnus of year p. 20

Slaby leaves CSUB p. 20

Party in the Park is best yet p. 20

'Runner Roundup

Coaches, athletes can expect change p. 21

Roadrunners' fall schedule p . 22