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Celebrate Havana Nights with the CSUB Alumni Association’s Party in the Park

Join us at Party in the Park, the CSUB Alumni Association’s signature fall fundraiser, featuring local cuisine, West Coast wines, the music of Mento Buru and the opportunity to support our alumni programs on Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This year will be our 22nd Party, held under the twinkling lights at CSUB’s Alumni Park. Money raised will support scholarships for CSUB alumni pursuing their graduate degree on campus and the Runner Alumni Mentor Program, through which CSUB upperclassmen are guided from school to career by alumni and other local professionals.

This year, 90 mentees and 85 mentors are participating in RAMP, nearly double the number involved during our inaugural year last year. And the Alumni Scholarship Fund gave away nearly $11,000 in scholarships to seven CSUB graduate students. Their stories are ones of triumph, resilience and perseverance and your support will help more students like them earn a graduate degree next year.

This year’s event theme will be “Havana Nights.” We will offer a fun and vibrant atmosphere with a selection of local fare, wine and craft beer. The event will include an amazing silent auction supported by local businesses, live music from Mento Buru and great networking opportunities for our alumni and community partners.

“Party in the Park is one of Bakersfield’s signature social events, and this year promises to be an event you do not want to miss,” said CSUB Alumni Association President Justin Salters. “I look forward to enjoying ‘Havana Nights’ as we raise funds to benefit the Alumni Association’s mentoring and scholarship programs.”

General admission tickets cost $50 pre-sale and $60 at the door. CSUB faculty, staff, student and alumni tickets cost $40. If you’d like to volunteer at Party during part of the event, you can purchase a ticket for $25 with no additional fees.

Tickets are available at; search for “Party in the Park at CSUB” to locate the ticket link. Attendees must be 21 and older.

For the latest information on event sponsors and vendors, or for any additional information, contact Alumni Engagement Specialist Christine Bedell at 661-654-3391 or You can learn more about the Alumni Association and Party in the Park on our website,

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